1. Home AloneWould Kevin McCallister ever have ended up home alone if Buzz hadn’t eaten his plain cheese pizza? Doubtful. It’s in the chaos caused by the brothers’ fight that Kevin’s passport gets knocked into the bin, and if that passport had made it to the airport, surely at least one of his parents would have noticed they had more passports than kids. But Kevin gets the last laugh, using his VCR control skills to order a plain cheese pizza just for him.
2. Eat Pray LoveJulia Roberts is not averse to a slice of on-screen pizza – one of her first starring roles was in Mystic Pizza, after all – so it’s no wonder that her character fulfills the “eat” part of Eat Pray Love in Italy. There are so many mouth-watering moments in this film, but the discussion she and a friend have over a drool-inducing margherita in Napoli about muffin tops and eating whatever the hell you want... Just try to stop us ordering a pizza after that. Maybe two.
3. Back to the Future Part IIThink of the time and freezer space you could save if pizzas started out the size of saucers and became delicious piping hot pies in the space of approximately three seconds. That’s where science – or at least Black & Decker – was supposed to have got us to in 2015, the year Back to the Future II is set. Sadly they have yet to deliver. Luckily, most pizza places have the delivery part down...
4. Spider-Man 2
Peter Parker finds many worthy uses for his spidey-skills, but pizza fans will agree that delivering a stack of pizzas at rush hour in Manhattan is the most impressive. If he hadn’t stopped to save a couple of kids, he probably would have delivered the pizzas on time and still be working at Joe’s Pizza to this day. So probably a good job he did, then.