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Famous Movies Filmed in Virginia

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Updated September 24, 2019 4.5k views 21 items

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.
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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Virginia
Dir. by Emile Ardolino (1987), starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey & Jerry Orbach

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Dir. by Steven Spielberg (2005), starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman & Channing Tatum

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Dir. by Ben Affleck (2012), starring Ben Affleck, John Goodman & Bryan Cranston

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Dir. by Brian De Palma (1996), starring Tom Cruise, Jon Voight & Vanessa Redgrave

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Mission: Impossible III ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Virginia
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Dir. by Ridley Scott (2001), starring Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman & Anthony Hopkins

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Dir. by Robert Zemeckis (1997), starring Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster & Jay Leno

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Captain Phillips is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Virginia
Dir. by Paul Greengrass (2013), starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener & Max Martini

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Dir. by Nick Castle (1995), starring Damon Wayans, Karyn Parsons & Bam Bam Bigelow

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Dir. by Ridley Scott (1997), starring Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen & Jim Caviezel

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Dir. by Lars von Trier (2000), starring Björk, Catherine Deneuve & David Morse

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Dir. by Tom Shadyac (2007), starring Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell & Jon Stewart

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Dir. by Mark Pellington (1999), starring Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins & Joan Cusack

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Dir. by William Friedkin (2000), starring Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones & Ben Kingsley
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Dir. by Spike Lee (1996), starring Bernie Mac, Randy Quaid & Andre Braugher

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A Little Closer Dir. by Matthew Petock (2011), starring Douglas Nelson, Chris Kies & Sayra Player
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