4 Movies Every Burger Lover Needs to See
The burger has inspired various works of art. Jimmy Buffet’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise” is a bop, and Andy Warhol even made an iconic burger print. But that’s not all, there are also loads of movies that celebrate our love of this North American classic.
Next time you sit down to a cheeseburger from your favorite fast food spot, throw on one of these burger-centric movies for full flavor immersion.
Must-Watch Movies for Cheeseburger Lovers
1. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
If you've ever found yourself craving a burger late at night, you'll relate to Harold and Kumar. This cult classic follows the misadventures of two stoners on a quest for the perfect fast food fix: White Castle Sliders. Along the way, they encounter all sorts of obstacles (including a rabid raccoon and a run-in with Neil Patrick Harris) that make their journey all the more hilarious.
Food fact: For those who don’t know, a slider is a mini burger. Think of a tiny, delicious patty sandwiched between two equally tiny buns. It's the perfect finger food for when you want to feel fancy, but also don't want to commit to a full-sized burger. But, why are they called sliders? There are a couple of theories to explain. One is they slide easily across the griddle, another is that they slide down (into your belly) easily.
2. The Founder
For a more serious take on the fast food industry, check out The Founder. This biopic tells the story of Ray Kroc, the man who turned a humble burger joint into the global empire that is McDonald's. It's a juicy look at the business mind that grew the Golden Arches into what they are today, and Michael Keaton gives a standout performance as the ruthless Kroc. Be warned though– next time you’re crunching on McNuggets you might have this intense tale stuck in your head.
Food fact: Did you know the McFlurry was created in Canada? A franchisee named Ron McLellan came up with it in 1995. If you haven't had one before, well, you need to fix that. Imagine creamy, velvety soft-serve ice cream that's been mixed and swirled with your choice of toppings, like crushed Oreo cookies, M&Ms, or even candy bars. Think of buying a McFlurry as an act of patriotism (and on that note, head over to BFF too).
3. Good Burger
If you grew up in the 90s, then you're probably familiar with the sketch comedy show All That. “Welcome to Good Burger home of the Good Burger!”– ring any bells? Anyway, Good Burger is the movie adaptation of one of its most popular sketches. Starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, it follows the misadventures of two dim-witted fast food employees who must save their beloved burger joint from a rival establishment. It's silly, over-the-top, and an overall good time.
Food fact: A key plot point in the movie is that Good Burger employee, Ed, makes a secret sauce that sets them apart from the competition and attracts customers. If you find yourself wondering what’s in it, the internet has answers. Turns out, Ed mentions that the sauce has ketchup and lemon juice, and it tastes like like lemonade and BBQ sauce; hey, sometimes the strangest combos are the most delicious. A devoted fan has even put together a recipe for you to try and spice up your usual burger routine.
For a more gourmet take on the burger, check out Chef. This indie film follows a successful chef (Jon Favreau) who quits his job at a fancy LA restaurant to start a food truck, serving up mouthwatering Cuban sandwiches and burgers along the way. Not only will this movie leave you hungry for a delicious sandwich, but it emphasizes how great chefs need the space to experiment and create unique recipes (Birria Burger, anyone? 🙋).
Food fact: Never had a Cuban sandwich? Imagine layers of savory roast pork, sweet ham, tangy pickles, and melty Swiss cheese, all sandwiched between two slices of crusty bread that have been slathered with mustard. The sandwich is grilled to give it the perfect crispy exterior (and gooey interior). Now go out and get yourself a taste of Havana.
From the stoner comedy Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle to the biopic The Founder, burgers have taken center stage in some of our favorite films. Whether you're looking for a good laugh or a serious drama, there's a burger movie for every taste. So, next time you're biting into a juicy burger, consider pairing it with one of these movies. Hey, maybe you'll even discover a new favorite burger joint or sandwich along the way.
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