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The Most Memorable Dinner Scenes, Ranked

Updated April 15, 2020 664 votes 68 voters 4.4k views50 items

List RulesVote up the best movie scenes that feature characters eating at the dinner table.

"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.

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    Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie. When Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan (Robin Williams) must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy....  more
    • Actors: Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Dante Basco, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
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    • Actors: Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, James Caan
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
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    • Actors: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria, Jason Alexander, Amy Yasbeck
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Garry Marshall
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored upper-middle class married coupleJohn (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) learn that they are agents belonging to competing agencies, and that they have been assigned to take each other out....  more
    • Actors: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison, Kerry Washington, Vince Vaughn
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Doug Liman
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