Filmed there, not set there, right?1. Wonder Boys (because it's like a love letter to the 'burgh)2. Night of the Living Dead3. Silence of the Lambs4. Dawn of the Dead5. Dogma
Trading PlacesRocky I-IIISixth SenseIn Her ShoesUnbreakable12 MonkeysMannequinPhiladelphia
Also, TPE, how do Basic Instinct and The Rock not make your list?<span> </span>
I'm so glad you said Mannequin. :)
In the Loop Burn After Reading The Exorcist All the President's MenMr. Smith Goes to Washington
There are only two: Sterile Cuckoo and Slap Shot. Although The Emporer's Club and Scent of a Woman were shot at my prep school.
DinerHairspray (both versions)Sleepless in Seattle (gets my hometown and my current city)Tin MenCry-Baby
Not a city...do these count for representing my home state?ClerksBig NightHarold & KumarEddie & the Cruisers
Me too! Mannequin was my absolute favorite growing up.I have to admit, I'm a bit of a sucker for Invicible too.
Current city:Shallow HalJuwanna MannBirthplace:The Man Without a FaceWhere I grew up:What Adam SaidSigns
Sorry! completely accidental (obviously). Not sure what happened to make the triple-post.
FargoPurple RainThat Was Then... This Is NowUntamed HeartThe Personals
Because they aren't as good as the five movies I listed. Admittedly, they don't offer a look at Katherine Hepburn's netherregions but I just wanted to toss up the thread. Both movies would make the Top 40.
Office SpaceHope FloatsMichaelThe RookieWhere the Heart Is
The Philadelphia StoryTrading PlacesEraserheadIt's Always Sunny Christmas SpecialPhiladelphia******Footage of the November 16, 1986 Eagles-Lions gameSigns
The VerdictThe DepartedGood Will HuntingThe Friends of Eddie CoyleGone Baby Gone(yes no Mystic River!)
The Philadelphia Story, while a great film, was shot at MGM's studio in Culver City, CA, and not in it's namesake city.
Fellowship of the RingThe Two TowersThe Return of the King
So, is half the fun trying to guess which town without checking? And for SF, I'd dump Look Who's Coming (I think it's horribly creaky), raise Vertigo to #1 and stick Zodiac on the list with an honorable mention for Milk.
I read Friends of Eddie Coyle last year and enjoyed it a lot; I'll have to watch the movie some time.
Russ is from the Shire.<span> </span>
Say AnythingFabulous Baker BoysSinglesSleepless in SeattleOfficer and a GentlemanTen Things I Hate About You
1) Cider House Rules2) On Golden Pond3) Jumanji4) The Good Son5) The Skulls (totally a guilty pleasure movie for me)I've taken some liberties with location and included the whole state, because the only thing filmed in my town was an embarassing episode of "My Super Sweet Sixteen".
It's very, very close and I kind of want to make them co #1s.
Skulls is one of those wonderfully good bad good movies. <span> </span>
Hometown proper1) My Own Private Idaho2) Drugstore Cowboy3) Short CircuitAnd a few more from home state in general1) The Goonies2) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest3) Stand By Me4) Animal House
Is there a third Astoria, Ore. Movie after Goonies and Kindergarten Cop?
Good Will HuntingPolice AcademyKick-AssChicagoAdventures In BabysittingScott Pilgrim Vs The World (that one might be the giveaway)
<span>Good Will Hunting Police Academy </span><span>Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle</span><span>A Christmas StoryKick-Ass Chicago </span><span>Mean GirlsAdventures In Babysitting </span><span>Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (that one might be the giveaway)</span>What we lack in quality, we make up in quantity...
Don't remember -- did the Shire show up in The Two Towers?
Most of A Christmas Story was filmed outside of Cleveland. Ralphie's house is now a museum http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/
1. Blue Collar2. Siegfried: The Night They Saved Hitler's Brain3. Cherry4. Kalamazoo?
<span>1. Blue Collar 2. Housesitter: The Night They Saved Siegfried's Brain 3. Cherry 4. Kalamazoo?</span>
On the WaterfrontChasing AmyBigA Beautiful MindThe WrestlerIf only The Sopranos was a movie . . .
Current City:The Natural (filmed here)Buffalo '66Bruce Almightyuh.. NiagaraAnd according to wikipedia: Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (I totally need to see this!)
Wow... I only hit submit once! (It kept attempting to submit before it finally "failed"... NOT!) Sorry guys!
More than I would have thought; IMDb lists it as a filming location The Ring one and two, Free Willy, The Guardian and Into The Wild among other things.
Also filmed in Oregon (in Madras of all places) Management the Jennifer Anniston Steve Zahn weirdo romance.
Home Region -- non city1) The Basket (the only movie ever filmed in my hometown, the schoolhouse is on a friends farm)2) Stand By Me (not just filmed in Astoria but also very near my grandparents farm west of Eugene--elevated on the list due to it being a REALLY good movie)3) Toys (those big green grasslands are the Palouse)Current City/Hometown of my Heart4) High Fidelity (a movie I both love and feels like the place I met Chicago in)5) About Last NightHonorable Mention TV Show The Beast with Patrick Swayze because my office's entrance was doctored a tiny bit to be the entrance to the strip club "Platinum Cats" that was in like one episode.
For more specifics on how much of Christmas Story was filmed outside Cleveland, here's an article:http://torontoist.com/2008/12/reel_toronto_a_christmas_story.phpInteriors, the Chinese food restaurant, the tree lot were all on the north side of the border.
My hometown:1. The Invention of Lying2. Housesitter3. The Women4. Ghosts of Girlfriends PastThese are the best, and to my knowledge, the only movies ever to have scenes filmed there. Anyone know where it is?
Friends of Eddie Coyle is terrific -- it's been many years since I've seen it, but Mitchum is great and the closing shot is quite memorable.
Agree with the Philadelphia-shot films named above (and yes, The Philadelphis Story does not count) but would add The Young Philadelphians (1959), which has a number of scenes shot at Penn Law.Best things shot in Tampa, where (and in some cases when) I grew up:1. Goodfellas (the zoo scene)2. Super Bowl XLIII3. Super Bowl XXV (if you squint really hard, you might see me behind the goalposts that Norwood missed at the end!)4. Ruby in Paradise5. In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders (shot scenes in my neighborhood, and my grandparents met star David Soul at Hyatt Sunday brunch)6. Cop and 1/2 (saw director Henry Winkler and his kid playing video games in a theater lobby suring the time they were shooting in town; never saw the movie but I hear it's pretty awful)7. The Punisher (Travolta/Jane, not Lundgren)If you expand to films shot in the greater Tampa Bay area, you also get Edward Scissorhands, My Girl, Cocoon, Summer Rental, Yellowbeard, and The Greatest Show on Earth.
Dumb me - I know realize that you were trying to say these were all filmed in Canada (and not Chicago...or elsewhere). The perils of being a know it all...
Not just Canada, but all in Toronto and the surrounding area. So many times it subs for Chicago, New York, Boston. Add into this list Undercover Brother, Cinderella Man, the recent RED, X-Men. You could make an ample "Hall of Shame" movie list for us too: Glitter, The Ladies Man, Short Circuit 2...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_shot_in_Toronto
Yes. How did you know?
I would have to add "Stealing Home" for Philadelphia movies. Although its not Oscar-worthy, I enjoyed it. And the soundtrack.
The Facebook MovieThe one with Joe Pesci as the homeless guyLove StoryThe Great Debaters
I would add "Home for the Holidays" with Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr.
I used to drive all the time on the road that was known as "Thunder Road" for the movie. Other than that, the only movies I can think of that were filmed in my hometown were Rocket Boys and Box of Moonlight.
Born: LALive in: PhilaLA: 500 Days of Summer, LA Story, Kiss Me Deadly, Possessed, Home Cooking, LA Confidential, Sunset Boulevard, Monkey Business (the Cary Grant version), Mildred PiercePhila: The Show Off (1928), Blow Out, Trading Places, Rocky, In Her Shoes, 12 Monkeys, The Young Philadelphians, Marnie, The Age of Innocence, Philadelphia
oops. I meant What's Cooking? not Home Cooking