Pizza delivery and pizza restaurants play a prominent role in a number of movies. Conversely, there are also many films that simply relegate a single scene to pizza delivery, though it’s most often hilarious and necessary to further the plot. As such, here’s a list of some of the best movies that feature pizza and pizza delivery. Mr. Deeds (2002)
In this 2002 comedy that came out before everyone was sick of Adam Sandler, a pizza restaurant owner named Longfellow Deeds, played by Sandler, learns he has inherited $40 billion. Despite living in the lap of luxury, Mr. Deeds never loses his small town charm, with the pizza restaurant still remaining a major part of his life. Home Alone (1990)
Responsible for forcing the world to accept Macauley Culkin as a child star, Home Alone featured two memorable scenes involving pizza. The first takes place before the family has left Kevin, played by Culkin, alone in a giant home in Chicago . With their entire extended family staying over before going to the airport, about a dozen pizzas are ordered. Kevin, showing up slightly late to the feast, learns that older brother and general bully Buzz has consumed all of the plain cheese pizza, prompting Kevin to rush him and knock him over, causing a mess.
The second scene involves a delivery driver from the fictional restaurant of Little Nero’s Pizza. Sliding on the icy road and into a small statue, the nerdy driver gets out of the car and knocks on the door, only to be met not with Kevin, but a scene from a fictional movie. In the movie, the character is taunting another man, whom the driver believes to be himself, before letting loose a hail of gunfire. This prompts the driver to dive for cover before peeling out of the driveway.Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Slacker stoner Jeff Spicoli helped make Sean Penn a household name, and one key scene stands out among the many featuring the daydreaming surfer dude. During one particularly boring class taught by elderly yet passionate Mr. Hand, a pizza delivery man walks in carrying a pie. The recipient? Why, Jeff Spicoli, of course. Not content with letting this grievous act of defiance go unpunished, Mr. Hand takes the pizza and divvies it up to the rest of the class, prompting one of Spicoli’s best lines: “You dick!”30 Minutes or Less (2011)
Just released a year ago, 30 Minutes or Less is seemingly based on the true story of Brian Douglas Wells, a pizza delivery man who took a delivery to a remote location and was met with a group of men who slapped a bomb around his neck and forced him to rob a bank. Of course, Wells did as he was told, and was eventually forced into a standoff with police. Sadly, before they could disarm the bomb, it exploded, killing the man who was simply trying to earn some money.
The filmmakers behind 30 Minutes or Less claimed to have no real knowledge of these events, though they were apparently “aware” of them.
Mystic Pizza (1988)
One of the more popular coming-of-age teen comedies of the 1980s, Mystic Pizza follows the lives of three friends, all of whom are waitresses at the fictional restaurant of Mystic Pizza in Mystic, Connecticut. It was fairly popular upon release, and features some of the first performances of popular actors Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, and even Matt Damon. Loverboy (1989)
The end-all, be-all of pizza delivery movies, Loverboy deals with every pizza delivery driver’s ultimate fantasy. When Randy is forced to become a pizza delivery driver for Senor Pizza to pay for college, he soon finds that pizza delivery means more than meager tips. After taking a pizza to a lonely woman, he eventually agrees to service her, with an order of “extra anchovies” serving as code for his special services. Eventually he earns quite a reputation among bored, lonely housewives, ultimately turning his small pizza delivery gig into something much more. As usual, hijinks ensue.