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Top 10 Movies About Food


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Fried Green Tomatoes
There might be more cooking than just tomatoes in the film "Fried Green Tomatoes."
There might be more cooking than just tomatoes in the film "Fried Green Tomatoes."
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The Whistle Stop Café, with its signature fried green tomatoes and an atmosphere that's welcoming to those down on their luck, could practically be considered a character in and of itself in the 1991 movie "Fried Green Tomatoes."

But "food" plays an even greater role in the film, if you can stomach looking at it like that. When Frank Bennett meets his untimely demise at the hands of Sipsey, Big George supposedly cooks up more than chicken that night. A key scene shows Grady the sheriff -- who would later charge Idgie and Big George for murdering Bennett -- chowing down on that very same mystery meat.

Don't worry, the food (mostly!) gets better from here.


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