Must-Stream Movies: 3 to Cook Up

Today's obviously Election Day, but there's also a not-so-obvious holiday today's National Sandwich Day, so here's 3 movies you'll want to eat up.

By Jesse Conner

Jon Favreau and Emjay Anthony in "Chef"

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We've known for a while now that this day was coming, so before anything else, get out to vote if you haven't already, as this is definitely one of the most important elections in any of our lifetimes.

So, now that we've gotten the business side of things out of the way, and on a much, much lighter note, we'd like to tell you about another important event that's happening today, which is National Sandwich Day.

In honor of this unspoken hero of holidays, we've pulled together 3 movies that are sure to show you some noteworthy sammies, for better or for worse.

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

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    Of all the sandwiches in cinema, this is likely the one you'll end up dreaming about. When watching Sal cook up this beautiful egg sandwich for Ms. Harley Quinn (played by Margot Robbie), you're sure to salivate just a little bit even if you're not hungry. Also, if Harley Quinn is in the middle of a shootout and her first priority is to make sure she saves this sandwich, you know it must be good.

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

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Action / 2020 / R

    It's open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. But things soon even out for Harley when she becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women -- Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya.

  • The Breakfast Club

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    Next up on the skillet, we have a sandwich that you 100% won't forget because we honestly wish we could, but it's burned in our brains forever. We are talking about the notorious lunch scene where the "weird" girl of the group Allison Reynolds (played by Ally Sheedy) decides to take her pimento loaf sandwich and turn it into a Pixy Stix and Cap’n Crunch sandwich. We'd say this is much too sweet for our taste buds but I'm sure if we brought in a few pre-teens to ask them, maybe they wouldn't mind trying it out.

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

    The Breakfast Club

    Comedy Drama / 1985 / R

    Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal (Paul Gleason). The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) and Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

  • Chef

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    The final stop on our journey through flavor town takes us to a food truck with some Cubanos that are to die for. There are many different types of mouth-watering dishes that this movie will show you, but one of our favorite scenes is just before they open up shop and they're doing a little taste-testing. They make their first Cubano, split it amongst the three of them, and after they all look at each other in amazement, they're officially open for business.

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


    Comedy Drama / 2014 / R

    After a controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman) pushes him too far, chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) quits his position at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant. As he tries to figure out what his next step should be, he finds himself in Miami. Carl joins forces with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara), best friend (John Leguizamo) and son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food-truck business, and the venture provides a chance to reignite his passion for cooking -- as well as his zest for life and love.

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