Before Ang Li made big blockbuster movies with CGI tigers and swordsmen flying on wires, he made small family dramas, the most mouthwatering of which is Eat Drink Man Woman.

In the movie's opening scene—famous among food porn connoisseurs—Mr. Chu prepares a sumptuous Sunday dinner for his three grown daughters. You don't find the bright lights of a Food Network studio kitchen or the cold, scientific precision of El Bulli. It's inside a cramped, dark kitchen that Mr. Chu turns out a homemade but feast-worthy meal.

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Eat Drink Man Woman revels in our intimate relationship with food, both physical—here's Mr. Chu blowing into a duck to crisp up its skin, there he is finding a fish with his bare hands—and emotional. He pours his heart out into these dinners for his daughters, who are slowly drifting away, as all children do when they grow up.

A fellow foodie has uploaded all the food scenes on YouTube, but do yourself a favor and watch the entire movie. And since it's just about dinnertime, why not share your own favorite food movies. [Amazon, iTunes]

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