Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday Movie Picks #18: Over a Meal

Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!

This week's theme is: Over a Meal!

This was a bit of a tough one, but I when I looked at the topic of this week's "Thursday Movie Picks," I was thinking back to some of my favorite food / dinner scenes in movies.  So, here are some of my favorite dinner scenes from movies!

The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt. 

Of course, I had to add in one of the most iconic dinner scenes in cinema history!  I will admit that this wasn't my favorite Disney movie, but I always loved that romantic dinner scene!

Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.

Oh man!  I always loved watching this movie!  Queen Latifah was brilliant in this film and this movie had always resonated with me on a personal level.  I especially loved the scene where Queen Latifah is having dinner in a fancy restaurant and she orders everything on the menu!  I definitely would love to do that at a restaurant someday!

3. Twister

Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.

I remembered watching "Twister" a bit when I was little and what I remembered the most from that film (besides the tornado scenes of course) was the scene where the gang are sitting down to a dinner of steak and eggs!  I mean, how often do you seen a group of storm chasers sitting down to a delicious meal of steak and eggs?


  1. Terrific choices!

    Lady and the Tramp is popular today. It's one of the few animated movies that I enjoy and that scene is so sweet. Why they feel they have to do a live action redo is beyond me...and it looks like crap.

    LOVE Last Holiday!! I was a bit wary going in but it and Queen Latifah charmed me right away. It's a beautiful looking film as well and that dinner scene is enough to make anyone's mouth water.

    I barely remember Twister, it was big and action packed and I enjoyed Bill Paxton but beyond that not much and I don't recall that scene. I have a friend who is a storm chaser I'll have to ask her what they eat on the road.

    I had a bit of a tough time as well. My first two came to me right away and then I had to cheat a bit with my third and go to TV but TV with movie stars.

    Babette’s Feast (1987)-In the 1870s two deeply religious elderly sisters living in an isolated Danish village take in Babette a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian war who becomes their housekeeper working basically for room and board. A decade and a half later Babette wins a large amount of money in the lottery, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the birth of the sisters' father, a devout Christian minister who had a great following in the village. Babette decides to throw an extravagant dinner for the remaining followers to honor the occasion. However the dinner will be French and once the ingredients start to arrive, the naïve villagers suspect that something unholy is about to take place. Winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar and a feast for the eyes.

    The Hundred Foot Journey (2014)-When his family and he are displaced from their native India Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), a very talented amateur chef settle in a small French village and decide to open an Indian restaurant. However, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away, strongly objects. War erupts between the two establishments, until Mme. Mallory recognizes Kadam's impressive skill in the kitchen and takes him under her wing.

    The Song of Lunch (2010)-An adaptation of Christopher Reid's narrative poem tells the story of book editor “He” (Alan Rickman), meeting ex-girlfriend “She” (Emma Thompson) a decade and a half after their initial break-up. She, now the society wife of a French writer residing in Paris and He a failed literary aesthete trapped in a mundane, unsatisfying publishing job who pines for the loss of their love affair meet at a chic SoHo restaurant that meant much to their relationship for a nostalgic lunch. All starts well but quickly becomes mired in recriminations. This one is a bit of a stretch since it premiered on Masterpiece Theatre but with Alan Rickman & Emma Thompson front and center it has a cast better than most films.

    1. I also wonder about why they wanted to make a live action version of Lady and the Tramp. I haven't even seen it yet and yet, I don't want to. I haven't heard of any of the films that you have listed, but they all sound interesting!

  2. MMMMMM.... that scene in Twister made me hungry.

  3. We match with Lady and the Tramp - it's simply a classic!

  4. I've seen all three of your picks and we match on Lady and the Tramp! I've been so long since I've seen Last Holiday, I don't remember much from it.

  5. I've seen only Lady and the Tramp and rewatching it as an adult was quite a disappointment.

  6. Owww Lady and The Tramp! I hope the remake is better than The Lion King's

    1. Honestly, I'm getting a little tired of these remakes. I just wish that Disney would just keep making original movies and stop remaking the older movies.