Gordon Ramsay's Favorite Disney Movie Is So Fitting

With Gordon Ramsay's tough exterior, it may come as a surprise that he enjoys cozying up to an uplifting Disney movie from time to time, but Insider reveals that the chef has a penchant for heartwarming tales. After starring in shows such as "Kitchen Nightmares" and "Hell's Kitchen," Ramsay's schtick quickly became his willingness to be terrifyingly blunt in the kitchen, but chefs say that, other than mid-dinner service, Ramsay is a friendly face. Previous "Hell's Kitchen" winner Christina Wilson even exclusively told Mashed that Ramsay is surprisingly "humble and gracious," regardless of his TV persona.

Yet, despite his time-consuming role as a kitchen dictator on his many TV shows, Ramsay doesn't get tired of the culinary theatrics. And true to his own character, the star chef's go-to Disney flick is jam-packed with kitchen drama, and is "one of the great gastronomic films in the history of cinema" according to hard-to-please French film critic Thomas Sotinel of Le Monde

'Ratatouille' is Ramsay's number one Disney film

Gordon Ramsay's favorite Disney movie stars a talented chef who just so happens to have a tail, according to The Recipe. Yes, that touching adventure of a skilled rodent culinarian making it big in "Ratatouille" has really warmed Ramsay's heart. But he isn't the only chef that has a soft spot for Remy the rat and the whole gang in the animated flick. Culinary expert Michael Chernow digs into the fundamentals of the 2007 Pixar movie on GQ's YouTube show "The Breakdown," and ends up praising the authenticity of the story, above all else. For a movie centered around a cooking rat, the kitchen scenes are surprisingly realistic, as chef Cyril Lignac gleefully told Seattle Times that the kitchen staff of "Ratatouille" mentors young cooks exactly as it's done in real life.

There's a real reason the characters of "Ratatouille" won so many hearts, becoming the top movie during its release week, according to the New York Times, and it's not just for their wits and charm. In addition to the inspiring trope of rooting for the underdog, "Ratatouille" brings chefs back to when they first fell in love with cooking. Seeing the bitter food critic revert to adolescence is a humbling moment for anyone who has forgotten where they came from and when they found their passion — even including Ramsay.