10 Best Movies Like Flamin’ Hot

Flamin’ Hot is one of the hottest new films on Hulu and Disney+, and here are the 10 best movies that are just like it. Flamin’ Hot is a movie centered on the development of the Flamin’ Hot Cheeto, following a recent trend of biopics that are centered on the creation of iconic products. There is no shortage of comedic biopics, but instead of having to wade through the endless amount of films on each streaming service, here is a curated list of the 10 best movies like Flamin’ Hot.

2023’s Flamin’ Hot follows Richard Montañez, a janitor at a southern California Frito-Lay factory who comes up with an ingenious plan to revolutionize the company. Montañez realizes that companies like Frito-Lay aren’t catering to the massive Latino market, leading him to devise an all-new spicy line of chips called Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. The film chronicles Richard Montañez’s rise to the top, with it being a story of perseverance, entrepreneurship, and success. Flamin’ Hot may cause viewers to hunger for more movies in this same style, and these 10 movies perfectly fit that niche.

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10 Air

Air Movie Matt Damon as Sonny Vaccaro and Viola Davis as Deloris Jordan sitting across each other at a table

Air is another biopic released in 2023 that is based on an iconic product, this time focusing on Nike’s Air Jordan line of shoes. The film has a very similar structure to Flamin’ Hot, with it focusing on a struggling business and one man’s risky idea to revolutionize the company. Much like Flamin’ Hot, Air is a comedy, with its story being carried by the comedic styling of talented actors like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jason Bateman. Air was a huge critical success upon its release, with it being certain to scratch the same itch as Hulu’s Flamin’ Hot.

9 Tetris

Taron Egerton as Henk Rogers in Apple TV's Tetris

2023’s Tetris also fits into the same subgenre as Flamin’ Hot and Air, with it also telling the story of one man’s vision to create an iconic product. Tetris is another comedy biopic, following Taron Egerton’s Henk Rogers as he travels to the USSR in order to secure the rights of Tetris for Nintendo’s Game Boy. On top of being a comedy biopic, Tetris is also a thriller, with this surprising genre mix giving the film an incredibly distinct style. Tetris‘ fast pace, music, and creative use of pixel art all contribute to this style as well, making it one of the best Apple TV+ exclusive movies.

8 BlackBerry

blackberry jim balsillie

Similarly to the previous entries on this list, BlackBerry is also a comedy biopic based on the development of a product. This time, the film centers on the development of the titular portable smartphone, with the product being the first of its kind. The film is definitely a comedy, with it featuring hilarious actors like Glenn Howerton, Jay Baruchel, and Matthew Johnson. However, it isn’t afraid to dip its toe into drama either, with Glenn Howerton’s BlackBerry performance garnering critical acclaim. The low-budget movie has made a big impact, with it now being available to rent digitally.

7 Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game

Crystal Reed & Mike Faist in Pinball Movie

Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game is another movie released in 2023 that fits into this odd trend of product-based movies. However, this one is slightly different. Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game follows Mike Faist’s Roger Sharpe, a journalist who attempts to overturn New York’s ban on the titular game in the 1970s. Much like Flamin’ Hot, this film is an incredibly stylistic period piece, with it also having moments of comedy. Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game has been drowned out by the previous entries on this list, but the film is just as good as its contemporaries.

6 The Founder

Ray at the original McDonald's in The Founder

2017’s The Founder is one of the earliest entries in this recent subgenre, but this time it focuses on a much bigger product. The Founder follows Ray Kroc, the man who discovered, popularized, and overtook McDonald’s, making the golden arches one of the most iconic pieces of branding of all time. The film stars Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, and John Carroll Lynch, with an immense amount of talent being packed into this pretty small film. Much like Flamin’ Hot, The Founder focuses on one entrepreneur’s impact on the food industry, although it isn’t as comedic as Flamin’ Hot.

5 Cesar Chavez

Michael Pena as Cesar Chavez

One of the elements that make Flamin’ Hot unique is that it follows an underdog as he attempts to organize the Latino community in order to change California and the world. Well, 2014’s Cesar Chavez biopic does just that, following the beloved Mexican American labor leader as he fights for the rights of farm workers. Chavez has been the subject of plenty of documentaries and biopics, but 2014’s Cesar Chavez is one of the biggest and most recent ones.

4 Ford v Ferrari

Matt Damon and Christian Bale by a racing car in Ford v Ferrari

Set in the 1960s, Ford v Ferrari focuses on the rivalry between the two titular companies as they attempt to build the ultimate race car. Matt Damon and Christian Bale compete with each other as opposing race car drivers, adding a sports angle to the biopic. Ford v Ferrari has its moments of comedy, making it a great follow-up for fans of Flamin’ Hot.

3 Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Daniel Radcliffe playing an accordion in Weird The Al Yankovic Story

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story was released in 2022, with it purportedly being a biopic about the life of “Weird” Al Yankovic. However, much of Weird: The Al Yankovic Story isn’t true, with it parodying other biopics. The style of humor in the film is similar to that of Flamin’ Hot, with it being over-the-top and rapid-fire. On top of that, both movies are set in the 1980s, with the decade giving a similar feel to the films.

2 The Wolf Of Wall Street

Jordan Belfort holding a microphone in The Wolf of Wall Street

Considered one of the best biopics of all time, The Wolf of Wall Street focuses on stock trader Jordan Belfort, a notorious defrauder from the 1990s. Much like Flamin’ Hot, The Wolf of Wall Street focuses on a businessman rising up through the competition as he attempts to stand out from his contemporaries. However, while Flamin’ Hot is a triumphant success story, The Wolf of Wall Street is the opposite, with it following Belfort’s tragic downfall. Martin Scorsese’s 2013 film is considered one of his best, with The Wolf of Wall Street being a must-watch for Flamin’ Hot fans.

1 The Disaster Artist

James Franco and Dave Franco in a movie theater in The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist is a biopic about the creation of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, the notoriously terrible film that has developed a cult following online. The Disaster Artist is mainly focused on being a comedy, with it featuring comedians like James Franco and Seth Rogen. Despite this, it still tells a mostly-true story, with it having stylistic and comedic similarities to Flamin’ Hot. The Disaster Artist is one of the best movies to watch for viewers looking for something similar to Hulu’s Flamin’ Hot.

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