There is no good reason to do a list except to possibly create a topic for discussion. so with that being said: here is a list, starting from my least to most favorite movies, that have and/or feature Beer in them.
Rhapsody in Brew: I stumbled on this movie by accident. It was playing on Turner Classic Movies awhile back. It’s a film from 1933 and It’s campy and cute. The Schmaltz Brothers played by Billy Gilbert and Billy Bletcher, are tricked into buying a beer garden. Also starring Stanley Blystone and Hooper Atchley. It’s filled with drunks and drunken singers and It’s reminiscent of a bad 3 Stooges, But it’s fun none the less..
Django Unchained: Okay there really is not much beer in this movie technically, and it’s probably only one scene. Christoph Waltz plays Dr. King Schultz a dentist turned bounty Hunter, who buys Django, a young slave, who is the only person willing to identify a person who has skipped bail. The scene where he pours 2 beers and explains to Django what he does is flawlessly acted by Mr. Waltz and in fact: he won the Academy award for his portrayal. The scene almost stands on it’s own. Be warned though it’s a Quentin Tarantino film thus very violent and yet – oh so fun to watch.
Take this Job and Shove it: 1981 film starring Robert Hays, Barbara Hershey, Art Carney, and David Keith, and directed by Gus Trikonis. The film was named after a popular country song, “Take This Job and Shove It”, which was written by David Allan Coe and sung by Johnny Paycheck; both men had minor roles in the film. Basically, a corporate conglomerate buys an “in the red” brewery and thus, Robert hays comes in to fix it up and get it smooth again. He has to win everyone over of course,and there is a Cameo appearance of “Bigfoot” (A Monster Truck.) which is of course: a bonus.
Strange Brew: a 1983 Canadian comedy starring the popular SCTV characters Bob and Doug McKenzie, portrayed by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis, who also served as co-directors. Co-stars include Max Von Sydow, Paul Dooley, Lynne Griffin and Angus MacInnes. It’s such a silly farcical movie that just screams 80’s stupidity and yet: whenever I see it I cannot help but laugh at it. Mel Blank voiced their Dad and when they fed the dog the last beer and then pour it from a dirty dog dish back into a bottle? it’s priceless..
Smoky and the Bandit: Hands down for me, this movie is the definition of the best of the 70’s movie genre. You Got: Burt Renolds, Sally Field, and a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am. Big and little Enos want Coors at a truck rally. However it was illegal to sell Coors east of the Mississippi without massive permits and: oh by the way, they have to do it in under 28 hours. The star of the Show literally became the Car. After they pick up the beer they are unwittingly followed by Sherif Bufford T. Justice who hands down stole the movie as the “bad-guy/Sherif” you loved to hate. Best movie on this list hands down.
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