5 movies to watch in case you miss the Bonfire Night fireworks

Words: Marija Tomsone | Subbing: Lavinia Petrucci

Remember, remember the fifth of November,

Gunpowder treason and plot.

We see no reason

Why gunpowder treason

Should ever be forgot!

It is a shame to miss out the biggest fireworks of the year on the night of bonfires. But if you do, here’s a list of the most spectacular fireworks scenes in cinematography to catch up.

Adventureland (2009)

A very regular story of a boy falling in love with a girl. The usual romantic comedy would definitely be less memorable without Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart’s characters sitting extremely close to each other and watching the 4th of July fireworks. Or maybe all credit goes to Don’t Dream It Over by Crowded House?  I’m sure many of you found yourselves mumbling it over and over again after watching this scene.

The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring (2001)

It wouldn’t be a real LORT movie without something spectacular and magical in it. So that Gandalf’s Fireworks are a brilliant addition to Bilbo Baggins’ Farewell Birthday Party. Starting off with tiny little sparks, it grows into a giant golden dragon and ends up as a huge and absolutely beautiful fire show that makes all the hobbits (and the audience, indeed) very happy. 

Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix (2007)

Nothing makes a student happier than an opportunity to miss a test (unless this student is Hermione Granger). Fred and George Weasley did a great job sabotaging Ordinary Wizarding Level exam and creating one of the greatest fire shows in cinematography. And, of course, were you not satisfied when a huge fire dragon literally swallowed Dolores Umbridge?

The Great Gatsby (2013)

If there was a ranking of the most legendary phrases ever said on the screen, Leo DiCaprio’s “You see…I’m Gatsby” followed by massive fireworks and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue would definitely take all three first places. And the way he raises his glass…No more words needed.

V for Vendetta (2005)

Of course, we couldn’t miss out the classic of the Bonfire Night. There definitely is something breathtaking in the combination of the music, fireworks and Natalie Portman’s speech. And even though the Houses of Parliament get blown up, we still remember the fifth of November and go back to this movie every year.


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