Flowers have the power to brighten up someone’s day and are often given as an apology to gain forgiveness. Flowers are an inspiration for many things in life, even movie titles!
Many of the movies that have been produced with floral names have gone on to become all-time classics. There have also been many classic scenes in movies featuring colourful blooms.
Here are the top 10 movies featuring flowers either in their titles or production:
1. American Beauty, 1999
The rose has always been a symbol of love and beauty. However, in the hit film American Beauty it also became a symbol of lust. It’s hard to forget the famous scene with Mena Suvari covered in nothing but red rose petals.
2. Driving Miss Daisy, 1989
The 1989 classic Driving Miss Daisy was a defining moment in Morgan Freeman’s career. Hired as a chauffeur for a rich Jewish widow named ‘Miss Daisy’, the pair develop a close bond.
3. The Wizard of Oz, 1939
The Wizard of Oz has remained one of the most popular movies of all time. It was the first time that special effects and Technicolor were used in the cinema. To highlight the new vibrant colours, there was a great scene where Dorothy fell asleep in a striking field of poppies.
4. Alice in Wonderland, 2010
The remake of this classic film featured an updated, more colourful scene from the original movie. Alice is seen painting white roses red in stunning colour.
5. Magnolia, 1999
Magnolia featured Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore and Phillip Seymour Hoffman and focused on their intertwining lives, gaining three Oscar nominations in the process. If you’re looking for a unique flower delivery for a loved one, magnolias are an excellent choice.
6. Broken Flowers, 2005
This great film features flowers in both the title and the actual movie. Bill Murray stars and the scene with the florist who creates a gorgeous bouquet of lilies and pink carnations is one of the highlights.
7. Memoirs of a Geisha, 2005
The cherry blossom tree is a significant feature in Memoirs of a Geisha. It has a lot of significance in Japan and is incredibly striking to look at, displaying the true beauty of the Orient.
8. Big Fish, 2003
Big Fish focused on Ewan McGregor’s character ‘Edward Bloom’ who is a hopeless romantic. After ending up in his own stories, Edward plants an endless amount of yellow daffodils to woo the girl of his dreams.
9. Plucking the Daisy, 1956
Plucking the Daisy features a very famous scene with – you guessed it – Daisies! Brigitte Bardot’s character wears a faux daisy bralette as she does a tantalising striptease.
10. Vertigo, 1958
Flowers are a common theme in the hit film Vertigo. Right at the start of the movie, Madeline enters a stunning florist packed full of colourful, blooming flowers.
So there you have it, 10 of the most iconic movies featuring flowers. If it’s sparked your interest, why not send flowers to someone you love today?Featured image: American Beauty, from Pinterest