The 15 GROSSEST Food Scenes In Movie History

Food comas are the worst. So is feeling heinously nauseous. Or that feeling when you have to force down a friend's completely gross homemade meal. But while it's horrible to experience these things yourself, they can be incredibly entertaining to watch in a movie or on TV (sorry, but it's true). Click through to see our favorite food scenes that made us laugh, commiserate, and crinkle our noses in disgust at the same time.
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Matilda (1996)
Even though eating the entire chocolate cake was an act of defiance against the evil Mrs. Trunchbull, I think we all felt a little sick after this scene.
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Matilda
Bruce Bogtrotter, I salute you for taking one for the team. But I can't imagine how long it must have taken to sleep off this food coma.
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American Pie (1999)
No. Just, no. It took years for me to even look at apple pie again after this scene.
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American Pie
Having your parents walk in on you masturbating is heinous enough, but with a pie? I don't think I'd ever be able to show my face again.
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The Great Outdoors (1988)
Would you eat a 97-ounce steak for a free family meal? Not sure I would go there. This scene is painful to watch, and made me relive my worst-ever food coma.
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The Great Outdoors
John Candy's face at the 1:47 mark! I've been there (haven't we all?).
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Bridesmaids (2011)
The idea of being heinously nauseous and forced to eat a Jordan almond, of all things, makes my stomach flip, but also cramp with laughter.
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Bridesmaids
For me, this is both the best and worst scene in cinematic history.
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Tommy Boy (1995)
David Spade's face when he sees that dark vein inside the shrimp is totally right on. I tend to skip those.
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Tommy Boy
"Why do you always have to de-turd these guys?" Ewwww!
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Road Trip (2000)
This scene would make anyone think twice about ever sending their food back to the kitchen.
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Road Trip
I get very uncomfortable thinking about how many times this could have happened to me after I was a fussy customer.
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Review (2014)
Forest MacNeil reviews the experience of eating 15 pancakes. He's full by his third pancake, and having a full-on mental and physical meltdown by the 10th. Five more to go. Ouch.
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Review
I mean, maybe MacNeil did kind of ask for this when he offered to review, "any experience you want me to. No matter what it is."
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The Help (2011)
While this was the perfect revenge on the horrible Hilly Holbrook, the idea of eating a pie of poo was almost too much to bear. I still have not had chocolate pie since.
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The Help
It's so good to see her get her comeuppance, but it's also so, so bad — and so gross.
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Friends
Joey perfectly encapsulates how we all feel after our Thanksgiving meal. Meat sweats are the worst.
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Friends
The only thing that helps? A big nap.
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Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom (1984)
I really LOVE to travel, but I have to say that sometimes the foods I encounter on the road can make me, well, a little queasy. I know I probably shouldn't say that, but it's true. This scene from Indiana Jones is an extreme example, but Short Round's face says it all.
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Not sure what's worse: the live eels (?) coming out of the snake, or eating bugs like artichokes? Or maybe the monkey-brain dessert?
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Lost Boys (1987)
If you haven't seen this movie, please stop everything you're doing and watch it right now. This rice-turning-into-maggots scene is not super appetizing, but getting to stare at Jason Patric for most the movie makes up for it (what a dish!).
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The Lost Boys
Seriously, look at that face! Le sigh.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Watching anyone joylessly, messily, and aggressively consume any kind of food is enough to turn off my appetite.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
I wonder how many candy bars this kid actually had to eat before they got the take they needed. Maybe by the end of this movie, he could barely look at chocolate anymore.
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Friends
When someone says, "I am going to go enjoy this from the balcony!" you can be pretty sure your homemade dish totally sucks. Don't worry — we've all been there.
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Friends
Why on earth would anyone think that beef and whipped cream would be a good combination?
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Fight Club (1999)
I think this movie made everyone feel uncomfortable about eating clam chowder for a while.
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Fight Club
I remember this being coleslaw and not clam chowder, but is it both?!
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True Blood
This show made me cringe a lot (I am not good with gore), but a soufflé made with human heart just really took it to the next level for me. I mean, watching her slice up the heart made my chest ache!
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