film Famous Movies Filmed in Virginia

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

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

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

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

Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Virginia
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving

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War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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Argo Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Virginia
Mission: Impossible III Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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Hannibal Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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Contact Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno

Captain Phillips is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Virginia
Captain Phillips Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

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Major Payne Damon Wayans, Karyn Parsons, Bam Bam Bigelow

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G.I. Jane Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Jim Caviezel

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Dancer in the Dark Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse

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Evan Almighty Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart

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Arlington Road Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack

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Rules of Engagement Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley

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Get on the Bus Bernie Mac, Randy Quaid, Andre Braugher

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Lives and Deaths of the Poets Edward Robert Bach, Sharon Carpenter-Rose, Robert Rickert

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A Little Closer Douglas Nelson, Chris Kies, Sayra Player

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Craptastic David Dillehunt, Abrill MacBeth, Bryan Kasik