Sitting back and relaxing with a fine cigar is made even better when sitting in front of the telly! We take a look at the type of films you should try watching while smoking a cigar!
Sometimes, smoking cigars can take a while. We light them and then sit back and relax, making sure we get the most out of every puff and all of the flavours present in the aroma. To fully appreciate your stogie takes time, allowing you to think deeply about things. This makes deep, thought-provoking films, like Inception or The Matrix, the perfect choice, providing enough action to keep you entertained while giving you something to reflect on as you enjoy a cigar!
Renowned for his cigar smoking, no Winston Churchill biopic would be complete without a cigar or two (or £30,000 worth in the case of Darkest Hour!). Seeing Churchill lighting up his signature Romeo y Julieta stogie is sure to get you in the mood for a smoke too. As a British historical icon, you’re not short on movies featuring Churchill and his cigars, from The Gathering Storm to the recent Darkest Hour.
The Man with No Name Trilogy
The iconic spaghetti Western trilogy, which includes A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, cemented Clint Eastwood as a star on the big screen. His character, The Man With No Name, is seen with a cigar in his mouth many times throughout the movies, making these some great smoke-along viewing! Cigars play a big part of one of the most iconic scenes in the trilogy, the ‘Mexican Standoff’, which takes place in the third film, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Here, Eastwood is seen with a skinny cigar between his lips throughout the entire duration of the incredibly tense scene, not even dropping it when he shoots the films’ antagonist! The Man With No Name certainly made cigar smoking look cool, and we’re sure he inspired many to try out the habit.
Cigars on screen are often used to denote status and power, framing characters as bosses, or villains, with lots of money! This is certainly the case for Al Pacino’s character, Tony Montana, in Scarface. Montana, a Cuban refugee, certainly has a taste for the finer things in life; including cigars, of course! Cigar smoking is used in the film as a way of conveying Tony’s rise to power as a dominant and authoritative figure. Not straying from his roots, Montana is impartial to a Cuban cigar or two and is seen smoking these stogies throughout the movie.
Do you have any film recommendations for watching while enjoying a cigar? Let us know in the comments below! If you’re looking for some top quality stogies, such as Montecristo cigars, to enhance your movie watching experience, then check out the range available here at Havana House!