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

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

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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.

And unfortunately for couch-bound cinephiles, for now, it's looking exclusively like a theatrical release, with no digital release date yet announced. However, when it does finally make it onto a streaming subscription service, we would put money down that you'll find the title on Hulu or Disney+, as The Menu is being distributed by Searchlight Pictures, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company. 

Previous Searchlight Pictures projects, like See How They Run, have popped up on streamers about a month after their theatrical releases, so using that as a benchmark, we can expect The Menu on Hulu or Disney+ by the end of 2022 or early 2023. 

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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. 

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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
  • Anya Taylor-Joy
  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Hong Chau
  • Janet McTeer
  • John Leguizamo
  • Reed Birney
  • Judith Light
  • Paul Adelstein
  • Aimee Carrero
  • Arturo Castro 
  • Mark St. Cyr
  • Rob Yang
  • Rebecca Koon
  • Peter Grosz

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The Menu hits theaters on Friday, November 18.

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.