What completes a movie better than food? A complete food movie, of course. We picked the finest complete food references in movies for your ultimate pleasure.
So sit back and enjoy!
1. A Space Odyssey (1968):
Yeah, yeah, we know, the movie begins with primates chasing a leopard. But the future is near! A few minutes later they are sipping complete food on (hell yeah) Jupiter. All nutrients in a liquified airplane meal. Drinking from several straws, because apparently plastic pollution isn't an issue on the planet Jupiter. 😅
2. The Matrix (1999):
Naturally, a movie about an ingenious hacker can’t miss out on some life hack-food. This version looks rather unappetizing though, resembling something close to, well, a bowl of snot. Simulated food in the Matrix gives humans the illusion of taste, smell, and nourishment. So you can imaginatively treat yourself to lasagna or donuts while you're actually slurping mushy gruel.
"Everything your body needs" - A crew member of Nebuchadnezzar
Wow, that’s a great slogan. We might steal that one.
3. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971):
Willie Wonka (also famous from the “tell me more meme”) doesn’t only invent the best chocolate bars, he also creates the most delicious candy you can ever imagine. Our favorite is the Three Course Dinner Chewing Gum. It's almost like you're actually eating dinner; starting with tomato soup, next roast beef and baked potatoes before concluding with some blueberry pie and ice cream. It doesn’t get any more complete than this.
4. Lord of the Rings (2001):
If you happen to be Lord of some Rings and you need to complete a quest, fighting orcs and some evil guy called Sauron, a complete meal will definitely come in handy. Meet Lembas bread: a very nutritious bread that stays fresh for months when wrapped in leaves, and more importantly, keeps you going on your way to Mordor.
5. Firefly (2002):
All the protein, vitamins and carbs of your family's Thanksgiving turkey dinner, plus 15 percent alcohol. That’s the complete meal the characters of the series Serenity are chugging down. This one is, suggestively, called Mudder’s Milk. It was appropriate to raise a toast to the Mudders before downing a glass. Cheers!
Interested? Here’s an alternative recipe using Plenny meals instead of turkey:
What you need:
- 3 Plenny Bars
- 1/3 c. Plenny Shake powder
- 1 c. sarsaparilla (unspiced, unless you are brave)
- 1/3 c. of sarsaparilla (for later)
- 2 bottles of root beer
- 1 bottle of chocolate milk
How to make:
- Unwrap and cut the Plenny bars into “pinkie-width” pieces. Put the pieces and the Plenny Shake powder into a bowl with some sarsaparilla, and stir. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Once it's soaked overnight, take one bottle of root beer and pour it into a saucepan.
- Heat to a simmer. Pour in the contents of the bowl. Bring back to a simmer, stirring until Plenny bar bits soften. Take off the heat. Pour in a second root beer.
- When lukewarm to the touch, blend it until it's smooth. Refrigerate for at least three more hours.
- To serve: add some chocolate milk, stir lightly, and pour into glasses.
- Cheer to all the Mudders!
6. Total Recall (1990):
Besides a 3-boobed lady and a fairly creepy baby, Total Recall also features the very nutritious “Schwarz snack’’. After making some steamy love, Arnold is seen shaking something very similar to Plenny Shake to get ready for what turns out to be an otherworldly adventure.
This list isn’t complete yet, so please add your movie suggestions in the comments!