Published: 7th July 2022

Movies to make World Chocolate Day extra sweet

World Chocolate Day is an annual celebration that calls for indulging in chocolate delights and gifting them to loved ones. This World Chocolate Day, we've put together a list of memorable movie scenes featuring chocolate for you to savour. If you're a chocolate aficionado, I'm sure these film titles will whet your appetite.

Check out these film titles across a range of age ratings, before settling down to watch  with your favourite confectionery.

Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

contains mild language

Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory is a fantasy adventure about a boy who wins a trip to a chocolate factory owned by a eccentric and secretive man.

Memorable moment: Will Charlie find a golden ticket in the Wonka Bar?


There is infrequent use of very mild bad language ('bleeding').

There are occasional scenes of very mild comic threat, including a boy falling into a chocolate stream, a girl turning into a giant blueberry, a girl being sucked down a tube that supposedly leads to a furnace, and a boy being shrunk.

The Polar Express

mild threat

The Polar Express is an animated film, from 2004, in which a boy travels to the North Pole on a magical train.

Memorable moment: The Hot Chocolate number during the children’s train ride to the North Pole is sure to make you crave a cup of hot chocolate.


There are scenes of mild threat, including a person falling from the back of a train before they are caught, a train skidding about on breaking ice, and a puppet seeming to come to life and scare a boy. Scenes of threat are swiftly resolved.

There are sequences in which people walk on top of the roof of a moving train. However, the context within which this occurs is very fantastical and difficult to imitate with modern trains.


Matilda is a family adventure about an intelligent young girl who develops telekinetic powers which she uses to take revenge on the bullying principal of her school.

Memorable moment: Bruce Bogtrotter appears in Roald Dahl's much-loved story and is punished by being forced to eat an 18 inch chocolate cake in front of the whole school.


There is infrequent use of mild bad language, in which the principal calls her pupils names including 'piss-worm' and ordering them to 'get the hell out of here'.


There are occasional scenes of very mild violence in which the principal of a school is cruel to her pupils, locking them in a cupboard, throwing a young girl by her pigtails, and forcing a boy to eat the entirety of a large chocolate cake before smashing the plate over his head. The protagonist is also made to watch television by her parents, who force her to look at the screen. These moments are brief, often comic, and none of the children are harmed.

There is also a sequence in which the protagonist uses her telekinesis to stage a 'haunting' to scare a bullying teacher.

Forrest Gump

implied drug use, moderate sex, infrequent strong language

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and other historical events unfold from the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.

Memorable moment: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.” – Forrest Gump.

There is a moderate sex including sight of a woman straddling a man in a wheelchair and brief sight of a woman's pleasured face as it's implied she's reached climax.

Julie & Julia

contains one use of strong language and moderate sex references

Julie & Julia is a drama in which a woman writes a blog working her way through Julia Child's 1950s French cookery book.

Memorable moment: Julie & Julia’s partners devour their talented wives’ chocolate and almond tart. 


There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as some milder bad language (for example, 'bitch').


In one scene, a woman says 'These damn things are as hot as a stiff cock' whilst juggling hot cannelloni from a boiling pan in her hand. The phrase is light-hearted and highlights surprise at a risqué phrase used by a woman in the 1950s.

There are also several kissing scenes, some in underwear or on beds.

The Goonies

brief drug, sex and suicide references, infrequent strong language

The Goonies is a US adventure comedy, from 1985, in which a group of young friends go looking for hidden treasure.

Memorable moment: Chunk befriends Sloth, partially through sharing a Baby Ruth with him. Baby Ruth is a classic American chocolate bar features a soft and fudgy chocolate-flavoured nougat centre, topped with a layer of smooth caramel, loaded with peanuts and then enrobed in a rich milk chocolate! 


There is a comic reference to marijuana, speed, cocaine and heroin.


There is a brief comic reference to 'sexual torture devices'.


A prisoner fakes suicide by hanging in order to break out of jail.


There is infrequent use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms such as 'shit', 'screw', 'turd', 'God', 'piss', 'damn'', 'jerk', 'balls', 'ass', 'hell', 'crap', 'fricking', 'Jesus Christ' and 'bastard'.

There is mild threat and violence. A dislikeable character calls her son a 'sissy'. A villainous character smokes cigarettes.


contains very strong language, strong sex references and crude humour

Bridesmaids is a US comedy about two women competing to plan their friend's wedding.

Memorable moment: Watch Annie as she tries to push over an eight foot tall concrete chocolate fountain.