11 Romantic Food Movie Scenes (Slideshows)
February 3, 2014
Cuddle up with these classic flicks
'Lady and the Tramp'
We all know the scene, when the Tramp shows Lady a good time on the other side of the tracks. What’s more romantic than watching two dogs getting close over pasta and eventually kissing? And how many times did you try to recreate it? Admit it, at least once!
'The Backup Plan'
A first date dinner in 'The Backup Plan,' set in a beautiful candlelit park, with robust glasses of red wine, turns from sexy to a messy disaster. There is a botched kiss, a spilled bottle of wine, a fire, and water from an out of control hose, but after all that we are still rooting for our lovers blossoming relationship. Or what about their cheesy (literally) romantic encounter at the farm later in the movie? There is something about a quirky food moment that still makes us swoon.
'Beauty and the Beast'
One of the most charming scenes of this classic Disney animated movie is when Belle begins to fall for the Beast over breakfast on a snowy day. She totally digs how he slurps his porridge, and we can’t help but giggle at how perfect these two are for each other.
‘Pretty Woman’ might be one of the most romantic opposites attract movies ever. What don’t you love about a story that involves a rich bachelor falling for a “working girl?” When Richard Gere’s character ordered champagne and strawberries and tried to school Julia Roberts in the art of fine dining, we all fell in love with him.
'9 and ½ Weeks'
'9 and ½ Weeks' proves that food can be sexy and silly at the same time. In a scene, lovers Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, who are little more than strangers, sit on the floor in front of an open refrigerator. He playfully entices her with a hard-boiled egg, jalapenos, maraschino cherries, honey and other random foods. How sweet is that?
'Kate and Leopold'
The rooftop dinner for Kate comes complete with a violinist and a man who stepped out of the past. Between the ambiance and the delicious dinner, we can’t get over how romantic it all is! How can fairy tales not come true when you are sitting across the table from hunky, Hugh Jackman?
'Good Will Hunting'
In “Good Will Hunting” Matt Damon and Minnie Driver make use jealous with their casual date at a diner. They end up trading pickle pieces which ends in an early good night kiss. Who ever said that talking with your mouth full was unattractive just might be wrong.
Channing Tatum’s character takes his wife, who has suffered memory loss after an accident, to a café they went to on their first date. Hoping to jog her memory he proposes that they play their old game of a chocolate Russian Roulette. Chocolate should do the trick.
Everyone in a restaurant in Portugal stops eating to witness Colin Firth’s character fumble with the language to propose to a pretty Portuguese waitress. Love clearly knows no boundaries and we would kill for a restaurant proposal this sweet!
'Like Water For Chocolate'
Food can be enticing, sensual and supposedly even an aphrodisiac. Tita’s oddly appealing quail made with rose petal sauce has an intense effect on anyone eating it. She made the dish for the man that she loved, but ended up treating everyone at the table to something extra special.
After setting up shop in a village in rural France, the shopkeeper entices the townspeople with her exotic homemade chocolates. Eventually, everyone falls under her spell, even the dashing gypsy played by heartthrob Johnny Depp. A movie where we watch people fall in love with every bite… the better question is what isn’t a romantic food scene?