10 Great Fireworks Scenes from Movies

Happy 4th of July everyone! It's not hard to imagine that my favorite part about this holiday is the fireworks! I love lighting them up and watching them go off. I even attempted to make my own at one point… I'll never do that again. As a tribute to this patriotic American holiday celebrating our independence, I've put together a top 10 list of great fireworks scenes from the movies. 

The Sandlot

This is by far one of the most American 4th of July scenes ever put on film. You've got a group of kids playing baseball in the 1950s on the 4th of July. 

An American Tail

Behold, the Giant Mouse of Minsk! This scene is both thrilling and incredibly scary. It's such a cool fireworks scene though.

To Catch a Thief

Alfred Hitchcock was a filmmaking genius, and this scene features fireworks going on in the background as Cary Grant and Grace Kelly are making sparks of their own.

V For Vendetta 

I absolutely loved the scene where Natalie Portman and Stephen Rea watch as Parliament is destroyed by an explosives-filled train. It's not necessarily fireworks at first but they do come. 

Return of the Jedi

A series of fireworks light up the sky as the Rebel Alliance celebrate their victory against Imperial Forces. That definitely calls for a celebration!

The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

I just wish fireworks like this actually existed! That would so much freakin' fun. It looks like Bilbo Baggins had the best birthdays.

Revenge of the Pink Panther

In one of the most climatic scenes of the film, Clouseau is chased into a fireworks warehouse. During the sequence, the fireworks are set off and the explosions cause all kinds of awesome and fun chaos.

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix 

It was such a fun moment when the Weasley twins came flying in, firing off magic fireworks to distract the evil hag Miss Umbridge. I just wanted her to die.


This classic scene from the opening of the film is absolutely beautiful. The fireworks work perfectly with the amazing musical score. This scene always made me happy. 

Mary Poppins

To bust up the Chimney Sweeping gang from dancing and singing on the rooftops, the Admiral shoots a canon full of fireworks at them. 

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