Must-Stream Movies: 3 for the Bartenders

We're celebrating National Bartender Day by serving up a tall one of movies that celebrate our mixologists.

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

Tom Cruise in Cocktail

Tom Cruise in Cocktail

After a long day or a long week, it's always nice to let loose and have a couple drinks at the bar with some friends.

Nowadays with the pandemic, we don't have that luxury in most areas which makes us appreciate even more the men and women who make us those much-needed drinks.

Today, we're celebrating them because it's National Bartending Day. Cheers to them, and our 3 favorite movies that demonstrate what bartenders do for us day in and day out.

  • Coyote Ugly
    © Touchstone Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    © Touchstone Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    We guarantee every movie list about bartending has this one at or near the top, and if it isn't then it's a mistake. At this bar, the bartenders aim to entertain and when they're not all dancing in unison on the bar, they're pouring shots in people's mouths and spraying them with the water gun. Fun fact: The setting for this film was based on the actual Coyote Ugly bar franchise, and there are multiple locations across the U.S. and even some overseas that you can visit to see for yourself.

    Now streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

    Coyote Ugly Poster

    Coyote Ugly

    Romantic Comedy / 2000 / PG-13

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  • Cocktail
    © Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    © Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    This one's another worthy addition to our list, and might make bartending look the most fun. Everyone knows Tom Cruise does his own stunts and is considered a specialist in a lot of different areas, but did they know he also has some insane bar tricks up his sleeve? We wouldn't be surprised if he got his own bartending license before taking on the role, and even if he didn't, we'd still hire him.

    Now streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

    Cocktail Poster

    Cocktail

    Romance / 1988 / R

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  • The Drop
    Tom Hardy in The Drop

    © Fox Searchlight Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    Our final recommendation is less about actual bartending and more about the lengths a specific bartender will go to make sure his family and friends are safe. If people are looking for you and know where you work, there's a good chance they'll be able to find you. When they come knocking and Tom Hardy is the one manning the pub, they'd better be ready for a fight.

    Now streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

    The Drop Poster

    The Drop

    Crime Drama / 2014 / R

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Jesse Conner

Jesse Conner

Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.

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