10 all-time best movie kitchens

Big style in some of our favorite films.

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The kitchen is the hub of the home. The gathering spot for family and friends in both real life and on the big screen, too. Take a look. 

‘julie & julia’

Any gourmand could feel at home in this space. The unexpected blue walls play with the copper pots and vintage china – keeping the space traditional, yet cozy. Now, to attempt the boned, stuffed duck!

‘sex and the city’

We’ve come to expect the best from Charlotte, and her kitchen doesn’t disappoint. From the perfect pink confections to the clean white backsplash, this is a proper Upper East Side cuisine.

‘the big chill’

Talk about Southern charm. This informal space is rich with raw woods, glass cabinets, and late-night dancing.  Make some coffee, call your college roommates, and play some Rolling Stones.

‘the help’

The pastel palette in this Southern kitchen is on point–with the aqua tiled floor, mint table (and curlers), and floral wallpaper. This midcentury-chic space would be the best setting to bake a good, old-fashioned pie.

‘it’s complicated’

This one definitely goes to Meryl.  The natural light, fresh fruits, hanging pots and floating cabinets set the scene for a torrid love triangle. Forget Alec & Steve, we choose brunch here.

‘mr. and mrs. smith’

The Smith’s slick space pulls out all the bells and whistles. Splayed in silver tile and stainless steel, this modern kitchen is the epitome of sophistication. Faux oven for your gun collection? Check.


The perfect scene for spying on the neighbors. Amelie wasn’t afraid to go bold with primary colors in her petite cuisine. The red walls feel retro, yet current, and the green accents keep it fresh. Make a crêpe, and bon appétit!

‘love actually’

Little Sam’s kitchen has conquered the duality of form and function. Clean lines, exposed shelving, stainless accents, gourmet stove- yet also lived-in and comfortable. Pass the Frosted Flakes, please.

‘something’s gotta give’

This is a story about Jack and Diane. The bizarre relationship between the two is cultivated through a late night pancake breakfast in her chic Hamptons kitchen. Complete with fresh flowers, sea breezes, and dark wood floors. Did we mention pancakes?

‘breakfast at tiffany’s’

A classic Manhattanite’s kitchen, or lack thereof. Holly Golightly has a knack for small-space solutions: kick the kitchen to the corner, and make the living space grand. Think half-a-bathtub sofa and a zebra rug.