Reader: Willy Wonka as the Best Food Movie? Major Loss of Credibility.

Gene Wilder with what looks like food to us.
Gene Wilder with what looks like food to us.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory/Warner Bros.

With Bradley Cooper's Burnt about to hit the big screens, last week we unreeled our list of The Ten Best Food Movies Ever, which put the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in the number one spot. Readers quickly took issue with that, as well as other inclusions and omissions. Says Jan: 

Sideways and Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory? Really? Where is Babette's Feast? I like both Sideways and WWATCF, but neither one is a food movie. And to be your top choices? Major loss of credibility.

What do you think of the no-food argument regarding <em>Willy Wonka</em>? What's your favorite food movie? Tell us in a comment — and don't miss the ongoing discussion between Mark Antonation and Jan here.


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