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Famous Movies Filmed in Virginia

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List RulesThe 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

    Dirty Dancing

    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey

    Released1987

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

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    #540 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#24 of 115 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

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    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    #148 of 167 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made#310 of 554 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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    War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman

    Released2005

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    #967 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies#13 of 313 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

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    Argo

    Argo

    Ben Affleck, John Goodman

    Released2012

    Directed byBen Affleck

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    #43 of 46 Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes#166 of 374 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked

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    Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible

    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight

    Released1996

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    #30 of 50 The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked#148 of 149 Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Minority Report

    Minority Report

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Every Warning Sci-Fi Writer Philip K. Dick Gave Us About Technology That Is Coming True#41 of 164 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies

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    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    Released2006

    Directed byLarry Charles

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    Mission: Impossible III

    Mission: Impossible III

    Maggie Q, Keri Russell

    Released2006

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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    #17 of 102 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series#44 of 109 The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

  • 9
    Hannibal

    Hannibal

    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman

    Released2001

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    #17 of 242 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#250 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    Contact

    Contact

    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster

    Released1997

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener

    Released2013

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

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    #12 of 89 The Best Kidnapping & Hostage Movies Of All Time, Ranked#4 of 20 20 Cool Movie Details We Found This Week That Made Us Say, 'Damn, That’s Interesting'

  • 12
    Major Payne

    Major Payne

    Damon Wayans, Karyn Parsons

    Released1995

    Directed byNick Castle

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    #308 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#37 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies

  • 13
    G.I. Jane

    G.I. Jane

    Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1997

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    Dancer in the Dark

    Dancer in the Dark

    Björk, Catherine Deneuve

    Released2000

    Directed byLars von Trier

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    #64 of 134 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again#168 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

  • 15
    Evan Almighty

    Evan Almighty

    Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell

    Released2007

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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    #43 of 68 The Best Comedy Movie Sequels#130 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

  • 16
    Arlington Road

    Arlington Road

    Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins

    Released1999

    Directed byMark Pellington

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    #49 of 58 The Best Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins#66 of 70 25+ Great Movies That Have a Ticking Clock

  • 17
    Rules of Engagement

    Rules of Engagement

    Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released2000

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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    Get on the Bus

    Get on the Bus

    Bernie Mac, Randy Quaid

    Released1996

    Directed bySpike Lee

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    #200 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#643 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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    Lives and Deaths of the Poets

    Lives and Deaths of the Poets

    Edward Robert Bach, Sharon Carpenter-Rose

    Released2011

    Directed byLeland Steigs

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    A Little Closer

    A Little Closer

    Douglas Nelson, Chris Kies

    Released2011

    Directed byMatthew Petock

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    Craptastic

    Craptastic

    David Dillehunt, Abrill MacBeth

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Dillehunt, Bryan Kasik

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