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The 5 Best Birthday Moments in Movies!

In honor of my 20th birthday (which is today) I am going to count down the five best birthday moments in movies. Everyone has a birthday, and everyone spends their special day differently. For some people their birthday is a happy occasion, and for others it is just another day. After childhood, birthdays become increasingly less interesting, but they just keep coming year after year.

Everyone has a not so great birthday every once in a while, but whenever your special day seems less than great, take a look at these five iconic birthday scenes in these five great movies:

5.) The Thirteenth Year (1999)

the thirteenth year

This Disney Channel original movie is about a young boy turning 13 who goes through more than just puberty when he realizes that his biological mother is a mermaid, and that he is turning into one too. In the film, young Cody Griffin has a huge birthday party with all of his friends where he begins to transform into a merman. This birthday party always reminds me of my awkward teenage birthday parties.

4.) Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

mrs. doubtfire birthday

Who can forget this infamous film where Robin Williams dresses in drag to spend more time with his children. “Mrs. Doubtfire” was always one of my favorite films growing up. One of the best scenes in the film is the birthday party scene. Robin Williams’ character throws a huge birthday party for his son, and that starts all of the drama with his ex-wife. When I was young, I always wanted a birthday party like the one in this movie.

3.) Knocked Up (2007)

knocked up party scene

This 2007 romantic comedy about an unexpected pregnancy from a one night stand starring Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl has a great birthday party scene. This scene is very heartwarming and sweet. Seth Rogen apologizes to Katherine Heigl and wants to get his life together to be a good dad to their baby, and all of this goes down at Katherine Heigl’s nieces birthday party. Also, who can forget Paul Rudd in the plastic crown? Too funny!

2.) 13 Going on 30 (2004)

13 going on 30 birthday

“13 Going on 30” is one of the greatest birthday movies. This film is about a young girl who makes a birthday wish that she can turn into a 30-year-old. After having an upsetting birthday party, her wish comes true and she wakes up as a 30-year-old. The birthday party scene is pretty sad in “13 Going on 30.” Jenna betrays her best friend Matt to try to join the popular clique at her birthday party. Every time I watch this movie, I always feel sorry for Matt and am reminded of the sadder side of birthday parties.

1.) Sixteen Candles (1984)

sixteen candles

The ultimate birthday movie is “Sixteen Candles”. The 1980’s John Hughes film is the go to birthday film, and how can it not be? It’s absolutely amazing! When 16-year-old Samantha Baker’s family forgets about her sweet sixteen, her entire life goes to hell. Everyone can relate to having someone forget their birthday. Whether it is a friend, a grandparent, a parent, an aunt, whoever, someone has forgotten about your birthday at one point or another. However, Samantha gets the ultimate birthday present when her high school crush Jake Ryan falls in love with her on her birthday.


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