Film What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?  

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List Rules Movies must be set in Florida, rather than simply filmed in Florida.

Say what you will about Florida, but the state has been the subject of quite a few hit films. Whether a Florida movie sets itself within the happening Miami nightlife or shows the darker side of Florida in general, the films on this list are all worth checking out. In fact, some are even considered among the best movies of all time. From new drama films to classic thrillers, these movies set in Florida span a range of genres. 

Though much of the movie was actually filmed in California, the ever-entertaining crime drama Scarface has got to be one of the best Florida movies. A little crime, a little drama; this is a incredible movie regardless of where it's set. Then you have some early classics like It Happened One Night—a 1930's romantic comedy—as well as Where the Boys Are. Looking for a new Florida movie? The award-winning, coming-of-age film Moonlight is certainly one for the books, but if you want something a bit... different, you might give Spring Breakers a try. In short, if it's a Florida movie you're after, there are plenty of good ones—and you'll find the best of them right here.

What's the best Florida movie? Check out the list of movies set in Florida below and vote up your top choices, or those you think depict the Sunshine State best. 

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik ...more

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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film produced by, co-written by, directed by and starring Orson Welles. The picture was Welles's first feature film. The film was nominated for Academy ...more

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony ...more

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Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film set in 1929, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in ...more

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Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall Goldfinger is the third film in the James Bond series and the third to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. The film ...more

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Night Moves is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith Night Moves is a 1975 mystery thriller film directed by Arthur Penn. It stars Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, and features early career appearances by Melanie Griffith and James ...more

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It Happened One Night is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite tries to get out from under her father's ...more

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The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid The Right Stuff is a 1983 American drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in ...more

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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play. A chronicle of the childhood, ...more

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The Florida Project is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Kimberly Prince, Bria Vinaite The Florida Project is a 2017 American drama film directed by Sean Baker. Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) as she courts mischief and ...more

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Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, ...more

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The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The cast includes Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura ...more

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Where the Boys Are is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Connie Francis, Yvette Mimieux, Paula Prentiss Where the Boys Are is an Metrocolor and CinemaScope American coming-of-age comedy film, written by George Wells based on the novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout, about four Midwestern ...more

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The Yearling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Forrest Tucker The Yearling is a Technicolor family film drama directed by Clarence Brown, produced by Sidney Franklin, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The screenplay by Paul Osborn and John Lee Mahin was ...more

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The Barefoot Mailman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added The Barefoot Mailman Terry Moore, Robert Cummings, Jerome Courtland The Barefoot Mailman is a 1951 film directed by Earl McEvoy.

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Cars 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer Cars 3 is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar. After being trounced in many races by hightech racer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), many begin to wonder if the ...more

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Flipper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Elijah Wood, Isaac Hayes, Paul Hogan Flipper is a 1996 adventure film remake of the 1963 film of the same name, starring Paul Hogan and Elijah Wood. The movie is about a boy who has to spend the summer with his uncle, who lives on ...more

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Cocoon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens. The movie stars Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack ...more

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Monster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne Monster is a 2003 drama film about Aileen Wuornos, who was executed in Florida in 2002 for taking six men's lives in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Wuornos was played by Charlize Theron, and ...more

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Cool Hand Luke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring Paul Newman and featuring George Kennedy in an Oscar-winning performance. Newman stars in the title ...more

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Don's Fountain of Youth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Clarence Nash Don's Fountain of Youth is a cartoon made by the Walt Disney Company in 1953.

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Blood Rage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Louise Lasser, Mark Soper Blood Rage is a 1987 slasher film written by Bruce Rubin and directed by John Grissmer. It was produced by Marianne Kanter and starred Louise Lasser.

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Black and Blue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Mary Stuart Masterson, Anthony LaPaglia, Beau Starr Black and Blue is a 1999 American made for TV movie. Based on the novel by Anna Quindlen.

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Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Willam Belli, Perez Hilton, RuPaul Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! is the 2008 sequel to the 2006 comedy Another Gay Movie. It features five cast members from the first movie: Jonah Blechman, Ashlie Atkinson, Scott Thompson, ...more

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Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of ...more

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Birds Do It is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Tab Hunter, Soupy Sales, Arthur O'Connell Birds Do It is a 1966 comedy movie that was made by Columbia Pictures and filmed at the Ivan Tors Studios in Miami. It stars Soupy Sales in his film debut as a leading man, Tab Hunter, Arthur ...more

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Aquamarine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton Aquamarine is a 2006 Australian-American teen fantasy comedy film starring Sara Paxton, Emma Roberts, and Joanna "JoJo" Levesque. The film, which was made in both the United States and ...more

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Blood of the Beast is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Blood of the Beast Georg Koszulinski Blood of the Beast is a 2003 American experimental horror film directed by, written by, and starring Georg Koszulinski. A post-apocalyptic society that depends on cloning is overrun by a ...more

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Big Leaguer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Edward G. Robinson, Richard Jaeckel, Vera-Ellen Big Leaguer is a 1953 film. It starred Edward G. Robinson and was the first film directed by Robert Aldrich. Although this story is fiction, Robinson's character in it, Hans Lobert, was an ...more

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Atlantic Rim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Atlantic Rim Graham Greene, Treach, David Chokachi Atlantic Rim is an American science fiction monster film produced by The Asylum and directed by Jared Cohn. Shot in Pensacola, Florida, the film stars Graham Greene, David Chokachi, Treach, and ...more

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Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Arlene Pralle Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer. A hitch-hiking prostitute, she killed seven of her clients, and is now on death row in the State of Florida facing the ...more

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Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario Baywatch is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, based on the television series of the same name. Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is the no-nonsense leader of an elite ...more

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Aileen: Life and Death of a Se... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Jeb Bush, Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer looks at Aileen's violent, tortured childhood in Troy, Michigan and her subsequent years on the road as a hitch-hiking prostitute which culminated in ...more

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Blood Feast is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Connie Mason, William Kerwin, Scott H. Hall Blood Feast is a 1963 American low budget splatter film directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. It concerns a psychopathic food caterer who kills women so that he can include their body parts in his ...more

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Because of Winn-Dixie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Elle Fanning, AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels Because of Winn-Dixie is a 2005 American family comedy-drama film adapted from the book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo, written by Joan Singleton, produced by Trevor Albert and directed by ...more

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The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke The Longest Yard is a 1974 American sports comedy film directed by Robert Aldrich. Written by Tracy Keenan Wynn based on a story by producer Albert S. Ruddy, the film follows inmates at a prison ...more

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Licence to Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Benicio del Toro, Timothy Dalton, Talisa Soto This film, released in 1989, is the sixteenth entry in the James Bond film series by Eon Productions, and the first one not to use the title of an Ian Fleming story. It is the fifth consecutive ...more

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Bully is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Nick Stahl Bully is a 2001 American film directed by Larry Clark, and starring Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Michael Pitt, Leo Fitzpatrick, Kelli Garner, and Nick Stahl. The screenplay was ...more

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Boynton Beach Club is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Dyan Cannon, Sally Kellerman, Brenda Vaccaro Boynton Beach Club is a 2005 film directed by Susan Seidelman, a romantic comedy produced by her and her mother Florence. Based on experiences of Florence and her widowed friend David Cramer at ...more

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Andre the Butcher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Andre the Butcher Ron Jeremy, Maury Sterling, Heather Philipsen Andre the Butcher is a 2005 horror comedy film, written and directed by Philip Cruz. The film stars Ron Jeremy as the title character.

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Ernest Saves Christmas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Patty Maloney Ernest Saves Christmas is a 1988 Christmas comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the third film to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell, and chronicles ...more

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The Heartbreak Kid is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Cybill Shepherd, Doris Roberts, Charles Grodin The Heartbreak Kid is a 1972 dark romantic comedy film directed by Elaine May, written by Neil Simon, and starring Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, Eddie Albert, Audra Lindley, Doris Roberts and ...more

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Beneath the 12-Mile Reef is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Dimos Dicoudis added Rock Hudson, Robert Wagner, Peter Graves Beneath the 12-Mile Reef is a 1953 American adventure film directed by Robert D. Webb. The screenplay by A. I. Bezzerides was inspired by Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The film was ...more

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Donnie Brasco is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Paul Giamatti Donnie Brasco is a 1997 American film directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, and Anne Heche appeared in supporting roles. The ...more

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Out of Sight is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson Out of Sight is a 1998 American comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and directed by Steven Soderbergh. The first of several collaborations between Soderbergh and ...more

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Ray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard Ray is a biographical film focusing on 30 years in the life of rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. The independently produced film was written, produced and directed by Taylor Hackford, and ...more

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Rosewood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Jon Voight, Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames Rosewood is a 1997 film directed by John Singleton. While based on historic events of the 1923 in Florida, when a white mob takes out blacks and destroyed their town, the film introduces ...more

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Stranger Than Paradise is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Richard Edson, Rockets Redglare, Sara Driver Stranger Than Paradise is a 1984 American absurdist/deadpan comedy film. It was written and directed by Jim Jarmusch and stars jazz musician John Lurie, former Sonic Youth drummer-turned-actor ...more

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Tony Rome is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
Frank Sinatra, Jill St. John, Gena Rowlands Tony Rome is a 1967 detective film starring Frank Sinatra and directed by Gordon Douglas, adapted from Marvin H. Albert's novel Miami Mayhem. The story follows the adventures of Miami private ...more

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Spring Breakers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list What's the Best Florida Movie of All Time?
James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez Spring Breakers is a 2012 American crime film directed by Harmony Korine. While enjoying their spring break in Florida, four college-aged girls meet an eccentric local drug dealer who introduces ...more