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Famous Movies Filmed in Portland

Updated June 8, 2017 4.0k views16 items

List RulesThe movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in Portland

List of movies that were filmed in Portland, including trailers of the films when available. Portland has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in Portland is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in Portland, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

This list has everything from Zero Effect to Paranoid Park.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in Portland?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in Portland?" then you'e in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Portland are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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    The Postman

    The Postman

    Kevin Costner, Tom Petty

    Released1997

    Directed byKevin Costner

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    #235 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#81 of 154 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movies

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    Drugstore Cowboy

    Drugstore Cowboy

    Heather Graham, Matt Dillon

    Released1989

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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    #402 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#278 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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    Pay It Forward

    Pay It Forward

    Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt

    Released2000

    Directed byMimi Leder

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    #544 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#22 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Are We There Yet

    Are We There Yet

    Ice Cube, Nia Long

    Released2005

    Directed byBrian Levant

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    #195 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#29 of 31 The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies

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    Assassins

    Assassins

    Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore

    Released1995

    Directed byRichard Donner

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    #24 of 123 The Best Assassin Movies#42 of 53 The Most Unrealistic Action Films

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    Zero Effect

    Zero Effect

    Ben Stiller, Kim Dickens

    Released1998

    Directed byJake Kasdan

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    Paranoid Park

    Paranoid Park

    Taylor Momsen, Christopher Doyle

    Released2007

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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    Permanent Record

    Permanent Record

    Keanu Reeves, Lou Reed

    Released1988

    Directed byMarisa Silver

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    #18 of 26 25+ Great Movies About Life After a Nervous Breakdown#43 of 68 The Best Keanu Reeves Movies

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    The Circle

    The Circle

    Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee, Maedeh Tahmasebi

    Released2000

    Directed byJafar Panahi

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    Feast of Love

    Feast of Love

    Morgan Freeman, Stana Katic

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Benton

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    Sea Devils

    Sea Devils

    Rock Hudson, Yvonne De Carlo

    Released1953

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

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    Flames

    Flames

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    A Day Called X
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    American Taboo

    American Taboo

    Jay Horenstein, Mark Rabiner

    Released1984

    Directed bySteve Lustgarten

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    Shadow Play

    Shadow Play

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    Save The Last Dance for Me

    Save The Last Dance for Me

    Ji Sung, Eugene

    Released2004

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