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Enjoy The Coffee In These Movies

Updated on October 10, 2014

If You Love Coffee, You Take Notice When It Appears in the Movies

Given the importance that coffee plays in North American society, there are not really that many movies with coffee scenes. However, we have managed to round up a small list of interesting movies for you that feature coffee moments. If you love coffee and you love movies, there is sure to be a movie choice for you here in this list of well-known movies that include scenes with coffee.

To keep things simple, I have arranged the films on this movie list in alphabetical order.

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The Big Heat Coffee Scene
The Big Heat Coffee Scene

The Big Heat Coffee Scene

Glenn Ford & Gloria Grahame share a gruesome coffee moment.

We haven't seen The Big Heat, nor are we sure that coffee lovers around the world even want to. In this coffee movie scene, there is a horrible moment billed as "one of the most gruesome movie moments ever" when one character throws boiling coffee on his girlfriend's face. Apparently the attack is not shown, but the stove where the coffee pan rested is and the screams are heard as the coffee disfigures her face.

The Bucket List Coffee Scenes
The Bucket List Coffee Scenes

The Bucket List Coffee References

Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman share Kopi Luwak coffee with the world.

This is a standout movie to me. Jack Nicholson's character enjoyed good things, including Kopi Luwak coffee. Morgan Freeman, who plays with Nicholson, refused to drink the coffee and later admits that he knows where it comes from...

Dante's Peak Coffee Scene
Dante's Peak Coffee Scene

Dante's Peak Coffee Scene

Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton share a funny coffee scene.

The coffee scene in Dante's Peak is a light one, set as it is in a natural disaster. One character romances another with coffee from her coffee shop, personally delivering each one of them. He later proclaims, "I've never cared for your coffee."

The Devil Wears Prada Coffee Scene
The Devil Wears Prada Coffee Scene

The Devil Wears Prada Coffee Moments

Meryl Streep demands hot Starbucks coffee from her assistant, Anne Hathaway.

In The Devil Wears Prada, Anne Hathaway shows up again and again with a Starbucks coffee for her boss (played by Meryl Streep), the editor of a fashion magazine. Her boss complains if the coffee is not there when it is supposed to be with a statement like, "Is it impossible to get coffee around here?"

Heat Coffee Scene
Heat Coffee Scene

Heat Coffee Scene

Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino have a nice visit over a cup of coffee.

In the movie Heat, Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino (adversaries) enjoy a cup of coffee together as they talk about the route their lives have taken...

Pulp Fiction Coffee Scene
Pulp Fiction Coffee Scene

Pulp Fiction Coffee Scene

John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson share a coffee moment...

One character exclaims as two others compliment the coffee: "I buy the gourmet expensive stuff (coffee) because when I drink it I want to taste it. But you know what's on my mind right now? It AIN'T the coffee in my kitchen!"

When Harry Met Sally Coffee Scene - Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan share possibly the most infamous coffee shop scene of all.

The movie with quite possibly the most memorable coffee shop scene is When Harry Met Sally. I'm not quite sure how to describe it so I'll share the video of the famous moment instead. Beware that same may find the content of this video uncomfortable.

As it turns out, this famous coffee shop scene is an impromptu or unscripted movie moment. The two main characters were talking about men not recognizing when a woman was really having an orgasm and she proved her point by 'having' one right there. When she finished her demonstration, another customer in the shop said, "I'll have what she's having." The entire scene was unplanned and a memorable quote and movie scene was born.

You've Got Mail Coffee Speech

Tom Hanks makes a speech about Starbucks coffee.

In the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan romantic comedy, Hanks gives a speech about the reason Starbucks is good for those who cannot make a decision. He says, "The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino."

How Many of These Coffee Movies Have You Seen?

The movies on this page with memorable coffee scenes included The Big Heat, The Bucket List, Dante's Peak, The Devil Wears Prada, Heat, Pulp Fiction, When Harry Met Sally and You've Got Mail.

How many of these coffee movies have you seen?

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What coffee scene and movie do you think is the MOST memorable?

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Pulp Fiction. Excellent lens. I bookmarked your lens for further study. I think I missed some coffee scenes but I also have a few movies that are not on your list. Very well done:=)

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      Shadrosky 5 years ago


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      healthandsick 6 years ago

      coffee moment.. interesting part but sometimes is forgotten

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      mellex lm 6 years ago from Australia

      When Harry Met Sally would have to be the most memorable. Great idea for a lens!

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      That scene from Harry Met Sally is one of my favorites ever!! Great idea to feature coffee movies! This is fun!

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      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      I agree with Susan about the coffee scene in You've Got Mail. I don't know about movies but I have noticed lately in TV shows someone is always bringing Starbucks type coffee. Gibbs in NCIS comes to mind as just one example.

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Since "You've Got Mail" is one of my favorite movies, I guess that's my favorite coffee scene. But the "When Harry Met Sally" scene, I have to agree, is the most unforgettable. Love this topic, Brenda!