Today we will look at the most influential burgers that appear in movies. There are tons to choose from, bur today we are limiting our choices to the 10 best!
10 – The Pink Panther
Steve Martin squeezes every last drop of comedy from the fact that he’s a french man unable to say the word hamburger. Although this scene doesn’t actually show a hamburger, we think its a deserving spot anyways, the entire movie is hilarious and this scene is a memorable one.
9 – Clerks 2
Kevin Smith’s follow up to the cult hit Clerks takes place in a burger joint called Mooby’s. This argument about Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars is just one of many brilliant scenes in the film, And this burger joint scene is one for the books!
8 – American Beauty
This is a particularly juicy burger moment. A Sam Mendes classic, Lester (Kevin Spacey) is in the midst of a midlife crisis working at Burger King when he catches his wife cheating on him. Serving her and the guy she’s sleeping with at the drive in, he gathers all the evidence he needs to hold against her when they divorce. It’s a fist punching moment and one we wont soon forget.
7 – Grease
One of Kenickie’s best moments happens in the diner, where he is having a burger with Rizzo. Taking a massive bite of his burger, and its been proven, that if you eat a burger in the same way as Kenickie does here, you’ll enjoy it twice as much and you’ll score all the ladies.
6 – Good Will Hunting
Ben Affleck has made it into our top 10 for this burger eating scene in Good Will Hunting. This proves that eating burgers is the perfect male bonding tool, as if we didn’t already know it. Good Will Hunting won a whole host of awards by itself let’s not forget, including a Best Screenplay Oscar for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
5 – Super Size Me
Morgan Spurlock’s documentary showing the ill-effects of McDonalds was nominated for an Oscar. After eating nothing but burgers for a month, this was the recognition Spurlock deserved. Interestingly, after the film was released, McDonalds underwent a mission to re-brand itself, including massive campaigns advertising their new healthy salad boxes and fruit bags in their Happy Meals.
4 – Dumb and Dumber
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels end up in a diner, where they anger a group of truckers by throwing salt at them, prompting one to spit in Harry’s (Daniels) burger. Disgusting and hilarious, burger comedy doesn’t get better than this.
3 – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
The ultimate burger fantasy you’ve only ever dreamed of is here, brought to life in film. When Flint invents a machine that can turn water into food, a town in economic downturn can be saved. However, when the machine is sucked into the atmosphere and it starts raining food, chaos ensues.
2 – Good Burger
Hello, this is Good Burger, welcome to Good Burger, can I take your order? There are so many wonderful burger-related moments in Good Burger, but Ed’s burger dream epitomizes what we love about this movie- pure silliness in unhealthy proportions.
1 – Pulp Fiction
There are so many burger references in Tarantino’s films, mostly due to his creation of a Hawaiian-themed fast food restaurant called Big Kahuna Burger. However, we thought his “royale with cheese” comment was just too predictable, so here’s Samuel L. saying his classic line “this IS a tasty burger!” How about that? It’s our ultimate burger movie reference and it takes the number 1 slot.