Fireplaces evoke a pleasant comfort and security while being very relaxing. The fireplace is traditionally known to be the heart of a home since the whole family would gather around the fireplace at night and talk about their day, listen to radio shows, etc.
Due to this symbolic meaning of fireplaces, it’s no surprise that they are often used as a key setting for scenes in films. Depending on the kind of movie, the fireplace can heighten an atmosphere with a sense of fear, lull the audience into a fall sense of security, or be used for a romantic scene.
From the annual Christmas Hallmark movies, intense romances, and psychological thrillers, fireplaces have been incorporated into the plot since the beginning of the film era.
Here are some of the most iconic movies that incorporate fireplace scenes: