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7 of the strangest chocolate movies ever!

Ever thought of chocolate as a lethal weapon? Sounds funny. But this is exactly what one of the best chocolate movies had based its storyline on... We often see chocolate as a good thing, always eaten while the only best intentions behind it are joy and happiness. So how wrong did we happen to be? The following is a list of strange movies that might change your opinion of chocolate.

willy-wonka-19711. The Chocolate War

Jerry, a newcomer at a Draconian Catholic school, is forced to sell chocolates by a gang of sadistic known as the Vigils. They simply don't believe in carnal violence. But on that day they found it necessary to punish Jerry. He had to sell boxes of chocolates for a fundraiser, in which the gang told Jerry that they can make his life hard. One of the most brutal types of gangs sometimes is the one you live with through in thew early grade school years. This makes “Lord of the Flies” look like fun and games.

2. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Wonka believes that there is no other company that mixes its chocolate by waterfall. However, his belief is not entirely true. That previous year in 1970- The Nestle Company, a company renowned for making chocolate products and more, introduced Nestle’s Quick- which was in a way a never ending flow of instant chocolate milk you made at home for yourself! This classic film based on Roald Dahl’s book was a bizarre look into the warped-mind of a recluse chocolate factory owner who looks for his successor.

3. Pence Cioccolata (Bread & Chocolate)

It’s a satirical movie that leaves the starring, Nino Manfredi, torn between two cultures. He struggles which culture to adapt. The Swiss society eats chocolate for pleasure and the hardworking immigrants, with little money, eat bread to survive. It really stresses him because he doesn't want to abandon his culture (the immigrants) and he still wants to join the bourgeois Swiss society to make ends meet.

4. Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)

This is just an awesome magical movie that sees a girl, Tita, forbidden to marry the love of her life. She is affected emotionally and socially such that she simply uses her cooking to pass the affections to those around her To add on the sorrow, Tita is forced to bake the wedding cake. The people around here are familiar with the ability of the chocolate to elate. They use the aroma to make it known to everyone about the mishandling.

5. Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate)

This was the first Cuban movie to be nominated for a foreign-language Oscar The storyline lies behind a communist ideal of a civilized gay man who falls in love with David, who is a young student. Chocolate has always been associated with romance and science has gone further and carried out research that indeed affirmed that statement.

6. Chocolat (2000)

This is a chocolate movie with the most nominations including Academy Awards, Best Actress, and Best pictures among many. It has also won a number of awards locally and internationally. Having watched it myself, the film is just a brain taking and funny. Having been based on a novel Chocolat by Joanne Harris, it was adapted to create a romantic-comedy film. Oh yea- it starred Johnny Depp as a River Pirate of sorts (hmm sound familiar)

7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Another well-known movie starring Johnny Depp cast in the iconic role of Willy Wonka. The setting takes us alongside the story of one amazing winner of a ticket that was placed inside of a chocolate bar. Charlie Bucket- who is from a humble background, gets one of these illusive tickets, and is escorted by his grandma to once-in-a-lifetime tour to one of the strangest places you’ll never want to visit!

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