"Dinner scenes" may not have the same automatic exciting ring to it that something like "chase scenes" or "fight scenes" do, but done properly, a well-executed dinner scene can be as tense, awkward, scary, funny, ridiculous, imporant, or memorable as anything else. Plus it's the most relatable setting in the world -- we've been in our fair share of uncomfortable or hilarious dining experiences, and few (if any!) high speed car chases.
Get yourself something to eat and vote up your favorite dinner scenes from the list below, whether comedic, dramatic, or even musical.
- Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a 2006 American sports comedy film directed by Adam McKay. Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton (John C. Reilly), Jr., but when a French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen) makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.... more215Is this a great scene?
- Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd).... more172Is this a great scene?
- Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An artificial man (Johnny Depp), who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life until he meets a suburban lady (Winona Ryder) who introduces him to her world.... more164Is this a great scene?
- Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin. John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn), a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary (Rachel McAdams).... more165Is this a great scene?