Movie Treats!
September 19, 2008 2:29 PM   Subscribe

What movies and treats go together?

Tonight is Movie Night at our house. We're going to be watching E.T and as our treat, I'm serving Reese's Pieces. What other movie and snack combinations are there? I thought of Fried Green Tomatoes and um, serving fried green tomatoes. What else?
posted by Sassyfras to Food & Drink (45 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Big Lebowski and white russians? Hmm...maybe not for a family movie night :).
posted by madmethods at 2:33 PM on September 19, 2008


Funny, someone just told me they were going to a Big Lebowski/White Russian party with a rug in the backyard for, uh, urination. Casablanca also makes a good drink movie. Champagne cocktails, French 75s and Cointreau.
posted by ontic at 2:39 PM on September 19, 2008


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory goes with just about any sweet.
posted by MegoSteve at 2:45 PM on September 19, 2008


Coors and Smokey and the Bandit.
posted by wfrgms at 2:46 PM on September 19, 2008


Do you have a preference for movie rating? (e.g. G, PG, PG13, R, X?)

WALL•E (G): Twinkies and/or food on a stick or in a cup
Tampopo (NR, ~PG13): Udon
There Will Be Blood (R): milkshakes
posted by jamaro at 2:49 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]




Diner and Popcorn
posted by bondcliff at 2:54 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Mean Girls and Toaster Strudels.

Goodburger and orange soda.

The Exorcist and pea soup.

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, and White Castle.
posted by amicamentis at 2:56 PM on September 19, 2008


Do you have a preference for movie rating? (e.g. G, PG, PG13, R, X?)

I am particularly interested in G, PG, and PG13. However, feel free to include R and X, as it may be fun for others.
posted by Sassyfras at 3:06 PM on September 19, 2008


Try IMDB's tags, e.g. food. Of course, you could also start with a specific food in mind and search for that.

Cherries for The Witches of Eastwick. (This is semi-facetious, as it would be very unappetizing.)

Peaches for Labyrinth.

Pizza for Mystic Pizza.

Beans for Milagro Bean Field War.

Kumquats for the great W.C. Fields movie It's a Gift (very prominent in one scene). (This movie is hard to find but well worth getting your hands on however you can.)

Bananas for Bananas.

Wine for Sideways. (You never said anything about who the people in your house are, but then I saw your comment about movie ratings, implying some of them are kids. Wine for the adults, and grape juice in plastic wine glasses as necessary.)

There are some Marx Bros. movies with food in the title but having nothing to do with the movie, e.g. Animal Crackers.
posted by Jaltcoh at 3:15 PM on September 19, 2008


There's actually a drinking game in Britain for Withnail and I. Basically, you have to match them drink for drink.

I don't think anyone has ever completed it.
posted by philip-random at 3:17 PM on September 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


Blue Velvet and Heineken Pabst Blue Ribbon!
posted by Mountain Goatse at 3:18 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


um, how about cocktails with Cocktail?
posted by forallmankind at 3:23 PM on September 19, 2008


The Princess Bride + MLTs, i.e. Mutton, Lettuce & Tomato sandwiches... where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomatoes are ripe. They’re so perky! (mp3)
posted by jammy at 3:23 PM on September 19, 2008


Gummy bears or sausage with Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
posted by kingjoeshmoe at 3:23 PM on September 19, 2008


Spaghetti and Lady and the Tramp

Ratatouille and, well, you know

French fries, French dressing, French bread, etc. for Better Off Dead
posted by faunafrailty at 3:46 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh! And lots and lots of cheese and carrots for Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit - Good timing for Halloween, as well
posted by faunafrailty at 3:47 PM on September 19, 2008


The Princess Bride + MLTs, i.e. Mutton, Lettuce & Tomato sandwiches.

And peanuts.
posted by rokusan at 4:02 PM on September 19, 2008


I recommend skipping the last course, but the rest of the food used and described at length in The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover could make for the best movie-food night ever.
posted by rokusan at 4:04 PM on September 19, 2008


Hm... I guess Babette's Feast could give that a run for its money, come to think of it.

Sorry, these aren't really snacks, but now I'm hungry and thinking.
posted by rokusan at 4:06 PM on September 19, 2008


Some others not mentioned yet (pending preview), some snackier and more serious than others...

Chocolat - can't believe nobody called this one out yet.
Heathers - slushies, red licorice and most of all... corn nuts!
Animal House - Bananas! Okay, maybe not with kids around.
The Godfather - sausage and peppers, oranges, canoli... I'm sure there's more.
The Breakfast Club - for that bag lunch scene.
The Meaning of Life - put the eggs on top and remember the mint. The mint is integral.
Five Easy Pieces, of course (Chicken salad sandwiches on wheat toast, no mayo, no butter, no lettuce. And hold the chicken.)

(and a coffee.)
posted by rokusan at 4:17 PM on September 19, 2008


Do the Right Thing - Pizza
posted by davebush at 4:26 PM on September 19, 2008


Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, and White Castle.

I wouldn't recommend this unless you have time for a double feature of Dumb and Dumber
posted by any major dude at 4:30 PM on September 19, 2008


Sweeney Todd and meat pies.
posted by Spinneret at 5:24 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


If you're interested in film-quality TV shows that also cry out for viewing parties:

Cherry pie and a damn fine cup of coffee for Twin Peaks.

Fucking whisky for Deadwood.
posted by Beardman at 5:25 PM on September 19, 2008


Silence of the Lambs: Mutton, fava beans, and a nice chianti.
posted by zippy at 5:26 PM on September 19, 2008


Blues Brothers - four fried chickens and a Coke, and some dry white toast.
posted by Lucinda at 5:39 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Shackleton and hot dogs?
posted by Spinneret at 6:21 PM on September 19, 2008


Vegetarians/vegans, don't read this.






Babe and ham (or bacon or...). When I was in high school, a friend and I did this. We started munching in high spirits, then as the Babe character started to draw us in we looked at each other and said, "I'm starting to feel sick," then we shrugged it off and finished the ham and the movie. Yeah, we were consciously and deeply ironic, and cold-hearted re animal rights. And we liked the taste of ham. I'm mostly vegetarian now, but even if I weren't, I probably wouldn't do it again given what I know now about factory farm practices. (From a non-factory farmed pig, well, possibly. Hypothetically speaking.)
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 7:09 PM on September 19, 2008


Hmm...trying to think of good kid movies...

My Neighbor Totoro, and a few bags of random Japanese snack foods (wasabi peas? Mixed rice crackers? Pocky?)

Kiki's Delivery Service and bread

Heidi and fondue

Secret Garden and fresh fruit

We've got a bunch of animated Beatrix Potter stories (looks like this series) that are just terrific, and each story is introduced with "Beatrix" having tea. So: tea and finger sandwiches, with Peter Rabbit and Mrs. Tiggywinkle and Jeremy Fisher and the gang!

Toy Story and pizza, from Pizza Planet, of course...

Monster's Inc and "gross" foods (gummy worms, etc.)

Bug's Life and trail mix (nuts and seeds)

Nemo or Little Mermaid and sushi? Snow White and apples? (Bwa ha ha ha!)

Sounds like fun--what a great idea.
posted by Sublimity at 7:17 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Gone With the Wind and radishes. The Godfather and oranges. Pulp Fiction and burgers. Star Wars and blue milk. Raiders of the Lost Ark and dates. The Matrix and cream of wheat. Se7en and spaghetti. Forrest Gump and a box of chocolates. A Clockwork Orange and eggie weggs. Arsenic and Old Lace and elderberry wine.
posted by Addlepated at 7:31 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


I always used to serve fucking peaches when we watched Deadwood. Cinnamon optional.

You can always match the cuisine to the place/time rather than to a specific scene in the movie. I had a Harry Potter party where we ate a proper roast beef dinner, a Pride & Prejudice party where we had a British tea, a Gone with the Wind party where we ate southern BBQ, etc.

Actually, for Harry Potter, you could try to approximate Butterbeer, Ton Tongue toffees, Pumpkin Pasties, etc.
posted by cider at 7:33 PM on September 19, 2008


Tampopo (NR, ~PG13): Udon

ramen, actually
posted by rxrfrx at 7:44 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


I thought Gone With TheWind would have been turnips, but it's been a while since I've watched it.

Alive with some barbecue ribs

Blade Runner with noodles

Do The Right Thing with a good pizza

Strange Brew with plenty of beer and donuts
posted by pupdog at 9:20 PM on September 19, 2008


Chicken Pie for Chicken Run. ;-P
posted by brujita at 9:33 PM on September 19, 2008


There Will Be Blood and milkshakes is excellent. It's fun enough to do the "I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE!!" thing without adding actual milkshakes you can steal from other people. Add super long straws and you're golden.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 10:15 PM on September 19, 2008


Oh, just thought of two for children.

James and the Giant Peach and well, peaches.
Matilda and chocolate cake (for the scene where they force feed the kid chocolate cake.)
posted by Solon and Thanks at 10:18 PM on September 19, 2008


The Breakfast Club - for that bag lunch scene.
No joke, I went to a sandwich party, and the host made Ally Sheedy's sandwich. Not bad.

I was a fan of trying to make Pizza-in-a-cup for the Jerk (or at least eating a slice of pizza shoved into a cup).

WARNING
Do not watch Big Night and eat Italian food. It will disappoint, not living up to the reaction people on the screen are having to their food.
posted by piratebowling at 11:43 PM on September 19, 2008


Soylent Green + ... hmm, wait, no, not a good idea.
posted by jammy at 8:10 AM on September 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pupdog, you're absolutely right - Gone with the Wind should be turnips, not radishes. Sorry!
posted by Addlepated at 9:11 AM on September 20, 2008


Sling Blade and biscuits with mustard.
posted by squarehead at 12:53 PM on September 20, 2008


Moonstruck with the Moonstruck breakfast toast.
Spanglish with the Spanglish sandwich.
9 1/2 Weeks with boiled eggs, olives, kumquat, maraschino cherries, strawberries, white wine, Vicks cough syrup, fusilli, Jello, chili pepper, milk, Perrier, maple syrup and ice cubes.
A Fish Called Wanda with sushi.
Super Size Me with McDonald's burgers, fries and cola.
posted by iviken at 3:35 PM on September 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Like Water for Chocolate - hot chocolate (maybe Mexican style w/cinnamon), Mexican food in general
Lost in Translation - shabu shabu, sake, whiskey (suntory time!)
posted by hazel at 7:02 PM on September 20, 2008


Waitress and a buffet of fabulous pies. I've craved pie since watching it. Maybe I should get off my butt and make one...
posted by purenitrous at 10:09 PM on September 21, 2008


Repo Man with a plate of shrimp.
The Road to Wellville with Cornflakes.
posted by ostranenie at 7:41 AM on September 24, 2008


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