I love Kore-Eda. Our Little Sister is very sweet and I liked it a lot, though you may find it too sweet, it’s not exactly rife with conflict anyway. Like Father Like Son (nothing to do with the Dudley Moore film!) is good but one of his weaker films I think, the characterisation is a lot more cliche than you usually get with him. After Life, Nobody Knows, Still Walking and I Wish are all directed by him and are all genius. His most recent film After the Storm is very good too.
Tampopo is a very good 80s ‘ramen western’ with a young Ken Watanabe. It’s about a woman who runs a ramen restaurant and tries to improve it with the help of two guys, and it’s occasionally interspersed with vignettes relating to food