Some of the best duos for ‘me time’ are Netflix and food. We’ve compiled 15 of the best movies to watch while eating your favorite cereal, chips, or meal. Grab a cuppa; we’re about to add some new titles to your favorites list.
15. Ratatouille (2007)
Remy, a rat, dreams of becoming a famous French chef. The hurdle is that he has a passion for a rodent-phobic profession. He fails to realize this and moves to Paris to pursue his dream. In Paris, he meets a garbage boy, Linguini. With his help, Remy puts his cooking skills to the test in the kitchen while keeping his identity a secret.
Remy eventually gets a chance to showcase his culinary abilities to a famous food critic. Will he be able to prove that ‘rodents’ can cook too?
14. Big Night (1996)
Sometimes the real deal is not enough to impress people used to unauthentic food. Paradise, an Italian restaurant run by immigrants Chef Primo and businessman Secondo has the same problem. The locals are not used to authentic food and the restaurant is struggling.
The brothers get a chance to save the restaurant when famous Italian-American bandleader Louis Prima is scheduled to appear at the restaurant. Louis’ meal will seal the fate of the restaurant.
13. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Our inner child never dies; it’s always in there somewhere. Watch this classic children’s movie based on Roald Dahl’s book with your siblings and friends.
A poor boy dreams of finding one of the five golden tickets that will grant him entry into Willy Wonka’s amazing chocolate factory. One after the other, the tickets are discovered by horrible children.
At last, the boy finds a golden ticket and goes on an adventure of a lifetime at the factory. What happens at the end of the tour changes his and his family’s fate forever.
12. The Bucket List (2007)
Fate leads us to the strangest strangers. Strangers, Billionaire Edward Cole, and car mechanic Charter Chambers land in the same hospital room. The men have two things in common: closure and a list of things they want to see and do before they kick the bucket. The men leave the hospital to go on an adventure of a lifetime.
The polar opposite personalities result in a movie filled with comedy, emotion, adventure, and movements of epiphany. This one is not just a movie; it’s therapy.
11. Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
This is the story of a single father, Chris Gardner, who is evicted from his apartment. He has nowhere to take his young son. Eventually, he lands an internship at a big brokerage firm but the position pays no money.
Both of them have to live in shelters and face many hardships. But Chris refuses to lose hope and continues his pursuit of happiness for himself and his boy.
10. Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The most iconic movie of all time deserves to be seen with your favorite food. Andy Dufresne is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in a tough prison for the murder of his wife and her lover. He knows he didn’t do it but the system doesn’t believe him.
Over the 19 years he’s in prison, he befriends Red, experiences brutality helps the prison warden, and much more. Andy’s evolution throughout prison life is a life-changing perspective for the viewers.
9. Home Alone (1990)
8-year-old Kevin McCallister is a bratty kid. He acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, so his mother sends him to sleep in the attic. The family mistakenly leaves for the airport without Kevin. When he wakes up, he finds the house empty. He thinks this is because of his wish to have no family.
His excitement vanishes when he realizes that two con men plan to rob his home. It’s up to Kevin to save his family home.
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Harry Potter is the most-read book series in history. Books from the series have been adapted into movies. The first movie is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The movie follows an orphaned Harry as he gets freedom from his aunt and uncle when he finds out he is a wizard.
He is summoned to join Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he finds out he is prophesized for great things.
7. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Dominic Toretto is famous for two things: His love for street car racing and his ‘family’. After an encounter with Johnny Tran, known for his brutality, Dom takes Brian under his wings. Little do Dom and his sister know the new guy is an undercover cop.
Brian is there to investigate Dom’s and Johnny’s involvement in dirty money and big-rig hijacking cases. In this case, starts a movie franchise that took a generation by storm. Worth a watch with your brother from another mother.
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of Black Pearl (2003)
Capt. Jack Sparrow loses his ship and crew and arrives at Port Royal. That evening the town is besieged by a pirate ship and the pirates kidnap the governor’s daughter, Elizabeth, who has a valuable coin. The coin is linked to a curse that has transformed the pirates into the undead.
A blacksmith in love with Elizabeth allies with Jack Sparrow, who has his motives to save Elizabeth from the pirates.
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings is based on a book of the same name. The One Ring has been lost for centuries and the fate of civilization depends on it. Fate itself has put the ring in Frodo Baggins’s hands, who has inherited it. A nearly impossible task lies ahead for Frodo when he becomes the Ringbearer. He must destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom, where it was forged.
The book has been made into multiple movies. It’s a long tale that you will surely enjoy. This one is for solitary times.
4. X-Men (2000)
Homo Superior are children of the Atom; they are the next link in the chain of evolution. These ‘mutants’ manifest unique powers which are manifested at puberty.
They are feared by normal humans. Led by Xavier, a group of mutants called the X-men fight to protect the world from evil mutants. A former friend of Xavier known as Magneto thinks humans and mutants should not coexist and plans to rid the world of humans. A movie franchise you’ll love if you like superhero movies.
3. Titanic (1997)
Based on the tragic sinking of the Titanic, the “Ship of Dreams”, the movie follows Jack, a poor man who gets the chance of a lifetime to go on the maiden voyage of the largest moving object ever built.
But fate had a different plan than the people on board as the ship carried more than 1500 people to ice-cold death in the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912.
2. The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator time travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor to weaken human resistance. Kyle Reese is sent to protect Sarah from the Cyborg and Skynet, an AI system that will spark a nuclear holocaust.
Sarah is targeted because her son will lead the fight against Skynet in the future. Will Sarah and Kyle be able to save themselves to save the world from a future catastrophe?
1. The Lion King (1994)
This may be the most famous children’s movie of all time. The Lion King is the story of Simba, a young lion and the heir of Mufasa, who is killed by his brother for the throne. Luckily Simba survives his uncle’s wicked plans. Simba goes out from his homeland and befriends Timon and Pumba.
Simba returns to his homeland as an adult to take back what is rightfully his.
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
- Johnny English (2003)
- Spy Kids (2001)
What are your favorite movies to watch while eating? Let us know which one you’ll be watching this weekend in the comments below!