Coffee and cinema simply go together. Everyone stimulates the mind. Coffee helps us think more clearly, while movies can change the way we see the world. And both serve as a catalyst to bring people together. How many times have you met someone (an old friend or a new love interest) for a cup of coffee? And how many times have you gone to the movies on a first date or dressed up with all your friends on premiere night to see a movie? These two wonderful pastimes overlap so frequently that it’s no surprise that there are so many wonderful moments of movie magic that involve coffee. So fire up the coffee maker and check out the top five coffee movie quotes:
1. The Usual Suspects (1995)
Verbal: “I remember picking beans in Guatemala. We used to drink fresh coffee straight from the vine. That was good. This sucks, but I’m in a police station.”
In this scene, Verbal Kint (Kevin Smith) uses coffee as a means of conversation to distract the officers who are interrogating him. Also remember that it’s Inspector Kujan’s (Chazz Palminteri) coffee mug that tells Verbal one of his best lies. He gets the name of Keyser Söze’s alleged lawyer, Kobayashi, from the label on the bottom of the cup. Best Movie Ever. Not to mention the good coffee reference.
2. Look Who’s Talking (1989)
James: “Well, this is your first coffee hour. Without anything in it, it’s black coffee. can you say black coffee Then there is regular coffee. That means two sugars and milk, which they forgot, so can I borrow some of yours? Ah, coffee regularly.”
Here James (John Travolta) uses coffee to bond with Mikey (the baby). It turns out that it’s never too early to start educating future coffee drinkers!
3. Say Anything (1989)
Diane: “I just can’t have a social life right now.”
Lloyd: “Don’t worry, we only drink coffee. We’re going to be antisocial.”
Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) tries to develop a relationship with Diane Court (Ione Skye), and his quirky remarks like these keep her interested. This is a good example of how people can connect over a steaming cup of coffee.
4th plane! (1980)
Mrs. Hammen: “Jim never has a second cup of coffee at home.”
In this quote we can see how the ad has crossed over into pop culture as it is clearly a reference to older Folger coffee ads in which a husband, disappointed in his wife’s coffee, tries and loves Folger’s.
5. Working Girl (1988)
Cyn: “Can I get you something? Coffee? Tea? Me?”
This is a good example of the equivalent relationship between a coffee offer and an invitation for…something more.
BONUS: Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Stewardess: Excuse me passengers, the plane is about to crash and we could be shredded into tiny tiny bits. Oh, and by the way, we don’t have coffee. (passengers scream)”
I just had to throw this one in because really, isn’t that how we all felt when we didn’t get coffee?