There is something magical about birthday-themed movies – whether they have a funny birthday-gone-wrong plotline or something a bit more somber. Check out the films below if you want to throw a movie-themed celebration for your next birthday!
1. Toy Story
In the first installment for this successful franchise, the protagonist Andy receives a Buzz Lightyear action figure for his sixth birthday, which sets the story in motion.
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter was taken to Hogwarts on his 11th birthday after Hagrid tracked him down and handed him his very first birthday cake – did someone say best birthday ever?
3. 13 Going On 30
The adorable Jennifer Garner plays Jenna, who wakes up as a 30-year-old woman on her 13th birthday in this iconic romantic comedy.
4. Sixteen Candles
In this coming-of-age film, angst-ridden Samantha faces her sweet 16th with dread and typical teenage problems – an unrequited crush on the most popular guy in school, unwanted attention from a nerdy boy and neglect from her family who forgot her birthday in the midst of excitement for her sister’s marriage.
5. The Godfather: Part II
The final scene of this sequel shows a flashback of the Corleone family coming together to celebrate the birthday of patriarch Don Vito, and is often considered one of the best movie sequences in the franchise.
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