Is 'The Menu' streaming? Where to watch the Anya Taylor-Joy movie

Everyone's abuzz about the Anya Taylor-Joy flick—where is 'The Menu' streaming? Here's what we know

Is The Menu streaming? Anya Taylor-Joy stars in The Menu, now streaming
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It's one of the buzziest movies of the fall, but where is The Menu streaming?

The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen's Gambit) and Nicholas Hoult (The Great) as a young couple, Margot and Tyler, who travel to a remote island to eat at a lavish fine-dining restaurant helmed by celebrity chef Julian Slowik, played by Ralph Fiennes. 

However, the experience quickly turns from culinary to creepy, and the movie spirals into a dark satire of the hyper-wealthy, like Triangle of Sadness on the big screen and The White Lotus season 2 on the small. (Fittingly, frequent Succession director Mark Mylod is behind this one.) 

So is The Menu streaming yet and, if so, where can you watch it? Here's what we know. 

Is 'The Menu' streaming?

After having its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 10, The Menu was released in theaters stateside on Friday, November 18.

Less than two months later, couch-bound cinephiles can enjoy the restaurant-set thriller at home when The Menu hits HBO Max on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. It's actually quite surprising that you'll find the title on that particular streamer, as the movie is being distributed by Searchlight Pictures, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company, so we would have put money down that The Menu would have been released on Hulu or Disney+ first. 

That means you'll need an HBO Max subscription to be able to watch The Menu at home. Current plans include the With Ads option for $9.99 per month (or save 16% with a $99.99 annual plan) and the Ad-Free option for $14.99 per month (or save 16% with a $149.99 annual plan). 

If HBO Max isn't available in your country, you can still pull up a seat at the table to enjoy The Menu with the help of a VPN service, which changes your IP address on your computer, or smart device, allowing you to continue to keep up with your favorite movies and shows when you're away from home.

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Is 'The Menu' a horror movie?

The Menu has been billed as a "black comedy horror film," which means that, yes, there will definitely be some slow-burning sinisterness mixed into its satire of high-end food culture and the way social class pervades those white-tableclothed dining rooms. 

As such, the movie is rated R for strong/disturbing violent content, language throughout and some sexual references, which likely means Fiennes' Chef Julian is serving up some terror to go with his tweezer food. 

Watch 'The Menu' trailer:

What is 'The Menu' run time?

In terms of duration, The Menu runs for one hour 47 minutes. 

Who is in 'The Menu' cast?

Ana Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes and Nicholas Hoult are joined by a cast of both fresh faces and industry vets like Judith Light and John Leguizamo. The full cast list reads:

  • Ralph Fiennes as Julian Slowik
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Margot Mills
  • Nicholas Hoult as Tyler Ledford
  • Hong Chau as Elsa
  • Janet McTeer as Lillian Bloom
  • John Leguizamo as George Díaz
  • Reed Birney as Richard Liebbrandt
  • Judith Light as Anne Liebbrandt
  • Paul Adelstein as Ted
  • Aimee Carrero as Felicity
  • Arturo Castro as Soren
  • Rob Yang as Bryce
  • Mark St. Cyr as Dave
  • Rebecca Koon as Linda Slowik
  • Christina Brucato as Katherine Keller
  • Adam Aalderks as Jeremy Louden
  • Matthew Cornwell as Dale
  • Peter Grosz as Hawthorne's sommelier

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The Menu hits theaters on Friday, November 18.

Christina Izzo

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 

More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York

When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.