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Top 10 memorable drinking scenes

We all have our favourite movie scenes. We also all have our favourite tipple. With this top 10, these two passions have been combined to find the most indelible drinking scenes in film.

Throughout the decades the silver screen has been graced with an array of memorable scenes, and plenty of these are made unforgettable by the drinks that feature in them.

Take a look at our video collection of the top 10 memorable scenes that jump up out at us when we think “drinks on the big screen”… 

10. Shaun of the Dead – “He’s not my boyfriend”

This hilarious clip the cult zombie comedy sums up the famous ‘bromance’ between actors Nick Frost and Simon Pegg with a simple pint of warm beer.

9. Dodgeball – Passing the beer

Underdog comedy Dodgeball sees its star Vince Vaughan’s character round up his friends to motivate them into winning back their local gym.

Sadly, they can’t even catch a beer, as this short clip shows.

8. Groundhog Day – “Can I buy you a drink?”

Bill Murray’s character in Groundhog Day uses the recurring days to his advantage as he learns his love interest’s favourite drink.

Sadly, he doesn’t seem to like it very much…

7. Casablanca – “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world”

One of the most quoted scenes in the history of film, Humphrey Bogart’s character despairs at his lost love, comforted only by the piano and a bottle.

A beautifully moving scene.

6. Withnail and I – Lighter fluid

Richard E Grant’s irreverent character simply demands for booze in this classic British film, as in this scene he opts for a bottle of lighter fluid rather than forgoing a drink.

5. Arthur – “Are you a father?” “No! I’m a drunk!”

One of Dudley Moore’s famous roles sees him slumming it with a drunk in a bar — with hilarious consequences.

4. Django – First taste of beer

Quentin Tarantino’s slavery-era film see’s Django, played by Jamie Foxx, trying beer for the first time.

The artistic shots of Christoph Waltz’s bounty-hunter character pouring the pints make them seem irresistible!

3. Anchorman – “I love Scotch”

Short and sweet, this clip is burned in the minds of every Will Ferrell fan.

Last year the whisky-loving anchorman launched his own Ron Burgundy Scotch, much to the delight of fans.

2. Lost in Translation – “Where the hell’s the whiskey?”

Bill Murray makes a second appearance in our list, as his character is frustrated at having to pretend to drink whiskey rather than having the real thing.

A truly hilarious scene.

1. Shawshank Redemption – Tarring the roof

And finally, this inspiring scene from the epic Shawshank Redemption sees the convicts getting rewarded for their back-braking work with a bucket of cold beers, making them feel, as Morgan Freeman’s character says, “like free men”.

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