Beer lovers would appreciate this kind of movie since they are based on the brewing or drinking process of beer. It’s the perfect company to enjoy during football games or even while watching the horse race Kentucky Derby (click here to see the current odds).
Despite the fact that so many people love this incredible drink, there aren’t many movies where the beer is a crucial part of the story if we remove the documentaries. Of course, beer is the sidekick of every teenage movie (like the American Pie series), but in this list we only targeted movies who gave the jolly drink the full spotlight.
Here are the best movies where the beer has a crucial role as protagonist:
Strange Brew (1983)
This movie is about a success story of Bob and Doug Mckenzie in becoming Canada’s greatest exports using their brand Strange Brew. It is a comedy movie that will definitely make you laugh. There is a lot of chaos in this movie, such as hard-drinking, hockey fights, and flight to the beer festival Oktoberfest.
Drinking Buddies (2013)
This movie is about friends that work at a brewery. It is a comedy movie where two friends drink beers, sings songs, and crack funny jokes all day. The leading role is played by Anna Kendrick, followed by Jake Johnson, and they truly brought the movie to life. The story isn’t as straightforward as it seems as they run into some problems. It is definitely worth watching.
What! No Beer? (1933)
This is a comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and it features a joyful experience with an array of extremely funny situations. The plot gets complicated when a hapless taxidermist falls in love with a gangster’s girlfriend. This movie will definitely leave the taste of beer in your mouth, as they are constantly trying to brew in order to make a profit and succeed.
Take This Job and Shove It (1981)
Back in the early 80s, there were a lot of films about small-town factories, but this is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It is about a man that returns to his home town to get the local brewery back in shape. People that appreciate beer will understand his actions, and his path isn’t going to be as straightforward as you think. It stars Barbara Harshey, and it is a cool movie to see if you are a beer lover.
Even though this movie involves David Alan Grier, you’ve probably never heard about it. There is actually a challenge not to start drinking beer while you watch this movie. Rip Torn is the co-star in this movie, and there is beer everywhere. It is definitely a strange movie since it starts with the two main actors who are beer lovers fighting each other.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Starring Burt Reynolds as he plays a good boy role called the Bandit, with a classing speed demon outlaw and driving with the pedal to the metal through five states. It is one crazy beer run that has a lot of laughs and action. This movie definitely a contender for the best boy movie ever made.
Big Enos, played by Pat McCormick, wants to drink Coors beer at a truck show, but back in 1977, it is illegal to sell Coors east of the Mississippi River. However, his dear friend, the Bandit (Burt Reynolds), agrees to pick up the beer in Texas and drive it to Georgie within 28 hours. He will encounter a lot of mishaps on the way, as he will attract the attention of Sheriff Buford T. It is a fun movie to see based on beer.
These are some of the best movies based on beer. There are a lot of movies where beer is included by very few where the beer plays the leading role.
So, grab a six-pack and go and watch these movies with some friends or alone. Drink responsibly and have fun!