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Monday Movie Meme – Backyard BBQ

As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, the theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme focuses on one of the most common Independence Day celebrations in America: Backyard BBQ.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring cookouts, barbecues or whatever these casual parties are called in your neck of the woods.

The BBQ scene doesn’t have to necessarily be set in someone’s backyard but a character in the film must be firing up something on a grill. Here are my selections for this week’s Backyard BBQ theme.

Poetic Justice

A group of friends crash a family reunion, where they help themselves to barbecue food, drinks and new acquaintances in this romantic drama starring Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Regina King.

Boyz n the Hood

Friends in an L.A. neighborhood discuss reading books, AIDS and letting women eat first, at a backyard cookout celebrating Doughboy’s return home from prison in this drama starring Laurence Fishburne, Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Morris Chestnut.

What movies have YOU watched featuring people cooking out at a barbecue?

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Reader Comments (5)

So bad but the first thing that came to mind was the "cookout" scene in Pain & Gain with the Rock :S

June 30, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersjp

A backyard BBQ sounds awesome, but none come to mind except for Fast and the Furious.

July 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaurice Mitchell

This made me think of The Cookout where Queen Latifah was a security guard with pipe dreams of being a SWAT agent lol!

July 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngela Brown

Thanks for participating and giving us a smell of what The Rock was cooking! ;) Oh, I couldn't resist that one. Ha! Looks like you've seen way more movies starring The Rock than I have, 'cause I'm not quite familiar with Pain & Gain. Aside from The Skorpion King and Why Did I Get Married Too, the last time I saw him in a movie was probably The Longest Yard, maybe? (was he in that?) or a trailer for some type of football movie.

Really? Somebody putting food on the grill in Fast and Furious is a scene that totally escapes my memory, as I haven't watched it in so long. The first one is the only one I've given some play but a few others (Tokyo Drift, Fast 5, etc.) are somewhere in my Netflix queue. Now, you have me wanting to give Fast and Furious a second looksee, which I'm all for, given it's a good excuse to see Vin Diesel...again :)

A girl's gotta dream, right?! lol. Can't blame a gal for wanting to move on up and get her piece of the law enforcement pie. Ha! The Cookout is probably a funny movie, as I can only imagine the antics that Queen Latifah got into. Great choice for this week's theme!

July 3, 2014 | Registered CommenterNicole

movies with cooking or baking are actually my absolute fave, but I don't recall many barbecue ones. In my country people eat grilled food and go to picnics on May Day celebrating the international Labour day.

July 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDEZMOND

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