American Hustle-Jersey is one of settings in this movie and New Jersey has more diners per capita than any other state in the U.S. What do you find at diners? Hamburgers--try this recipe for Meatball Sliders to feed a group.
Captain Phillips-This is a no brainer since the entire movie takes place on a boat in the ocean. Here's a recipe for Fresh Snapper Tostadas.
Dallas Buyers Club-Remember the steak dinner scene between Ron and Eve? This Filet Mignon with Red Wine Reduction could work if you have a small group of 4 or fewer.
Gravity-There is no food to speak of in this movie, so how about an improvised version of "Space Cake" with this special Chocolate Cake.
Her-The scene of Samantha and Theodore's carnival date includes pizza. Try this Cornmeal Crust Pizza with Sauteed Leeks and Prosciutto.
Nebraska-Beer is pervasive in this film, so that's an easy one. Popcorn is very big in Nebraska (the state is the largest producer of popcorn in the country). Try popcorn flavored with za'atar or the seasonings of your choice for nibbling.
Philomena-The main character seemed obsessed with croutons in a scene at a restaurant salad bar. We have a recipe for some Homemade Croutons. Serve with a Classic Caesar Salad. (Was I the only one who saw this movie?)
12 Years a Slave-Red wine is the drink served in the scene in which Northup's captors drug and kidnap him.
The Wolf of Wall Street-Keep it simple and represent the excesses of Wall Street with Champagne.