Famous Movies Filmed in Spokane

Updated June 14, 2019 34.3k views 12 items

List Rules The movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in Spokane

List of movies that were filmed in Spokane, including trailers of the films when available. Spokane 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 Spokane 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 Spokane, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.


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

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Spokane are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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Vision Quest is a 1985 coming of age drama film starring Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, and Ronny Cox. It is based on Terry Davis' novel of the same name. Modine plays a Spokane high school wrestler who falls in love with an older woman, an aspiring artist from New Jersey on her way to San Francisco. The film includes an appearance by Madonna, her first in a major motion picture, playing a singer at a local bar, where she performs the songs "Crazy for You" and "Gambler". In some countries, the title of the film was changed to market on Madonna's emerging fame and the popularity of the song "Crazy for You". The film was shot in Spokane, Washington, in the fall of 1983. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Madonna, Forest Whitaker, Linda Fiorentino, Matthew Modine, Daphne Zuniga, + more

Released: 1985

Directed by: Harold Becker

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Benny & Joon is a 1993 romantic comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about how two eccentric individuals, Sam and Juniper "Joon", find each other and fall in love. Aidan Quinn also stars, and it was directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. The film is perhaps best known for Depp's humorous physical comedy routines and for popularizing, in the United States, the song "I'm Gonna Be" by The Proclaimers. Benny & Joon was shot primarily on location in Spokane, Washington, while the train scenes at the beginning were shot near Metaline Falls, Washington. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Oliver Platt, + more

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

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Mozart and the Whale is a 2005 romantic comedy-drama film starring Josh Hartnett and Radha Mitchell, and directed by Petter Næss. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell, Gary Cole, John Carroll Lynch, Erica Leerhsen, + more

Released: 2005

Directed by: Petter Næss

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The Cutter is a direct to video action film released in 2005, starring Chuck Norris, Joanna Pacuła, Daniel Bernhardt, Bernie Kopell and Marshall R. Teague. After a deadly kidnapping rescue gone wrong, a guilt ridden detective recruits his specialized SWAT team to successfully rescue an aged diamond cutter from the hands of a murderous thief. Filmed In Spokane, Washington. It features many of Norris' cliches. The movie utilized the services of Spokane Transit Authority in the scenes involving public bus transportation ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Chuck Norris, Tracy Scoggins, Bernie Kopell, Daniel Bernhardt, Joanna Pacuła, + more

Released: 2005

Directed by: William Tannen