12 ways to enjoy chocolate, movie-style

It’s National Chocolate Week. Time to turn to the movies, to see how film characters get their chocolate fix.

Samuel Wigley
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Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump (1994)

On a park bench like Forrest Gump. Let’s not forget, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know which one you’re going to get.

Bruce Bogtrotter in Matilda (1996)

Bruce Bogtrotter in Matilda (1996)

Getting it all over your face, like Bruce Bogtrotter in Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

Jitka Cerhová eats chocolate cake in Daisies (1966)

Jitka Cerhová eats chocolate cake in Daisies (1966)

Getting in a mess with chocolate cake, like Jitka Cerhová in the anarchist Czech classic Daisies (1966).

Tommy (1975)

Tommy (1975)

Rolling around in the stuff, like Ann-Margret in Ken Russell’s pop-musical fantasia Tommy (1975).

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

At home alone, wrapped in blankets, like Bridget Jones.

Merci pour le chocolat (2000)

Merci pour le chocolat (2000)

As a mug of hot chocolate (laced with something sinister) in Claude Chabrol’s icy thriller Merci pour le chocolat (2001).

Charlie gets the ticket in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

Charlie gets the ticket in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

Searching for one of Willy Wonka’s golden tickets, like Charlie in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971).

Sweet like chocolate: Mary and Max (2009)

Sweet like chocolate: Mary and Max (2009)

Buying a lifetime’s supply of chocolate, like lottery-winning Max in the claymation short Mary and Max (2009)

Peter Lorre in the chocolate factory in Secret Agent (1936)

Peter Lorre in the chocolate factory in Secret Agent (1936)

At a Swiss chocolate factory – a location for thrills and intrigue in Alfred Hitchcock’s Secret Agent (1936).

Chocolat (2001)

Chocolat (2001)

At a French village chocolate shop with chocolatier Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, in Chocolat (2000).

Harry's first experience of chocolate frogs in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

Harry's first experience of chocolate frogs in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

In frog form, made of Croakoa, in the wizarding world of Hogwarts and Harry Potter.

Carole Laure in Sweet Movie (1974)

Carole Laure in Sweet Movie (1974)

Or going the whole hog by getting naked and writhing around in liquid chocolate, like Carole Laure in Sweet Movie (1974).

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