Memorable Movie Birthday Scenes to celebrate my big day

Hello friends! Today happens to be my birthday so I’m taking today off from work as part of my birthday present to myself πŸ˜€

A few years back I chose a birthday-related movie to mark the occasion, which was David Fincher’s excellent-but-underrated thriller The Game. I highly recommend that if you haven’t seen it already.

Well, for today, I thought I chose five memorable movie birthday scenes which happens to be from five of my favorite films.

Happy Birthday Ashley Wilkes!

The first one I thought of right away is this one from Gone with the Wind. It’s the celebration of Ashley’ birthday where Scarlett O’Hara suddenly showed up as everyone was singing ‘Jolly good fellow’… wearing the sexiest red outfit hand-picked by Rhett Butler himself. If you’ve seen the film you know why it’s such an uncomfortable scene but definitely a memorable one.


Happy Birthday Bruce Wayne!

Great soiree and Bruce looks dapper in this tux… too bad Bryan Mills, er Ra’s Al Ghul has to be such a party pooper!!

Happy Birthday Bilbo Baggins!

Life in the Shire sounds so awesome! The hobbits sure knows how to party, and having Gandalf the Great supplying the fireworks entertainment can’t be beat!

An Unexpected Guest at Honey’s Birthday

I LOVE, LOVE this scene from Notting Hill. It’s one of my favorite rom-coms ever (leave it to the Brits to make a rom-com nary of schmaltzy scenarios). Emma Chambers as Hugh Grant’s kid sister is pure comedic gold!

Another continuation of that scene that’s equally hilarious is this one with the always so reliable Hugh Bonneville.

A Birthday Toast from a Count

Well lookie here… two of mankind’s saviors in one party πŸ˜€ Jim Caviezel (two years before he was cast in The Passion of the Christ) as the mysterious Count giving a then 18-year-old Henry Cavill on his birthday. I wonder if that’s how he later became Man of Steel? πŸ˜‰ I actually whispered to my husband during this scene that Cavill should’ve become Superman when he grows up. Yes I know, I should be a casting agent, ahah.

Well, hope you enjoyed these clips, folks! Kindly leave a comment, and better yet, share away πŸ˜€

Feel free to supply your own favorite Birthday scene in the comments.

72 thoughts on “Memorable Movie Birthday Scenes to celebrate my big day

  1. Ted S.

    Happy birthday Ruth! Hope you had a nice day off, at least you didn’t have to drive through the slushy highway this morning.

    I really liked The Game but I hated how it ended, would’ve prefer a darker ending. But I guess after Se7en’s very dark ending, Fincher wanted a more “happy” ending I guess.

    I can’t really recall any of my favorite birthday scene in films but I like that scene in Batman Begins.

    1. I actually did, had a doctor appt this morning 😦

      Ahah, you and your dark movies. I am perfectly fine with a happy ending. I don’t know if it’ll hold up now that I know the finale though.

      I immediately thought of Bruce’s party when I thought of birthday scenes πŸ˜€ Thanks Ted!

    1. Thanks Fogs. I already mentioned Sixteen Candles in my first B’day blog post. Unlike most people, my 16th birthday wasn’t a happy one however as my mother died that very day 😦

  2. Rich

    I can’t think of a memorable movie birthday party scene at the moment, but there was a Star Trek TNG episode where they sing ‘For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow’ to Worf in Klingon. πŸ˜€

    Happy birthday BTW.

      1. Caviezel is greatly underrated, and I think in part to his attachment to The Passion of the Christ, which I thought got a bad rep, and was actual a very well made, well acted film.

        1. Exactly Rob! It’s sad that people could not see it as an art form. I have a special appreciation for that film but aside from the faith aspect, it is indeed a very well made film and Jim’s acting is stupendous. Talk about trans-formative kind of acting, not unlike Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln.

  3. Happy Birthday Ruth, hope you are having a great day! Those are awesome scenes, the one from Notting Hill is so hilarious – I love how oblivious Hugh Bonneville’s character is as to who Anna is πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Sati! Nice to get a day off though it ends up being just as busy.

      Hugh Bonneville is just awesome. He’s in sooo many of my fave British films. His expression when Anna told him how much she made is priceless!!

  4. Many happy returns, Ruth!

    Hard to believe that’s the same Hugh Bonneville who does such serious acting work on DOWNTON ABBEY. He’s adept at both comedy and drama.

    I tried to think of some other memorable birthday scenes from movies but am coming up blank for now. Fun idea for a post.

    I hope you have (had?) a wonderful birthday day off!

    1. Hugh was actually in a ton of British comedies, both TV and films. He’s just always so fun to watch. I really need to catch up on Downton Abbey!!

      Thanks Jeff. As a classic fan, hope you like my inclusion of GWTW πŸ˜€

  5. That Batman Begins clip cracks me up, every time…I know it’s a serious scene & Bruce seems hurt to hear “the apple has fallen far from the tree” but Bale’s delivery is so funny. The headline the next day: “Drunken billionaire burns down mansion.” (I’ve seen it way too many times.) GONE WITH THE WIND of course, that’s the scene where you think everything is going to blow up. Happiest of birthdays Ruth xoxo

    1. Ahah yeah, it’s a fantastic scene. It’s got some funny moments but sad as well. I like Alfred’s response when Bruce was trapped under the log… ‘what’s the point of all that push-ups if you can’t lift a bloody log?!’ πŸ˜€ That GWTW one is sooo memorable because it’s so uncomfortable. Scarlett looks so stunning in that red dress though.

  6. jackdeth72

    Happy Birthday, Ruth!

    Well known and Beloved Cinema Queen
    How does it feel to be seventeen?
    Or twenty one? Or any age you desire?
    With refreshing film critiques that inspire!

    Okay, I may not have a future in the greeting card business. πŸ˜€

    1. WOW, Cinema Queen… I don’t think I’ve ever been called that before, Jack. Thank you kindly… and I love your poem πŸ˜€ I’m forever 21 don’t cha know?

  7. Happy Belated Birthday, Ruth! πŸ™‚ These are great birthday scenes, indeed. One that I always remember is the one from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone where Hagrid gives Harry a birthday cake.

  8. A happy, but very, belated birthday Ruth! I like to think I’m just prolonging the birthday happiness πŸ˜‰ Hope you had a brilliant day!

    Who wouldn’t love Bilbo’s Eleventy First birthday party? Amazing!

        1. I did, yeah. We didn’t have cake on my b’day but on the weekend my friends bought a surprise carrot cake to dinner so we still have some left over πŸ˜€

          Btw, if you’re in the romantic mood, come check out the movie couples list. Are your faves on the list?

  9. Hey hey! Happy (belated) birthday, Ruth!

    I’m tempted to post the Youtube clip that Goregirl gave me on my birthday from the horror movie “Happy Birthday To Me” but since it’s your birthday, I’ll be nice and not share it.

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