Mary Poppins showed me my first snow globe at the cinema. Although in this case the snow is transformed into birds fluttering around St Paul’s Cathedral. Years later, I came across that snow globe, in black and white and in close-up, shattering into pieces as it falls from the hand of one of the most powerful cinematic characters, Citizen Kane. These two snow globes, so different, became icons for some generations, and also for me.

Here you can see different snow globes in films and series that serve for the character to evoke dreams, illusions, or connect with happy moments in their life. In short, objects that make them live a magical moment.

Like The Maltese Falcon, snow globes are made of the stuff that dreams are made of…


Films and series with scenes featuring this magical object.

The Young Sheldom. George wants to get rich from Texas snowballs.

For Randall Pearson, a snow globe is the best way to say Thank You! 

The Halloween villagers will never understand what Christmas is.

Tommy Whestphall built his own world inside a snow globe.

W. Foster is furious when the Nazi salesman breaks the gift for his daughter: a snow globe.

Breaking Bad – El Camino. Psycho Todd loves to make snowballs.

Kath is waiting for love to complete her snow globe. 

Nick Pearson gets angry when he is not allowed to fly with the snow globes he made for his nephews.

Johann Thannhauser, a psychotic criminal obsessed with his snow globes and killing his enemies.

Stuart prefers a guitar to the snow globe that the Queen gives him as a prize. 


What if you suddenly found yourself living in a snow globe?

A falling snow globe marks the death of one of cinema’s greatest characters: Ch.F. Kane.

Jealousy caused the evil Paul to end up in a snow globe.

It doesn’t look like Mr. Plow’s announcement is going to save Hommer Simpson’s business.

With her magic Mary Poppins turns snowflakes into birds.