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Famous Movies Filmed in California

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

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

List movies include Hard Candy, Finding Hope Now and many more.

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

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in California are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman
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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez
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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young
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Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider
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Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton
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Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss
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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia
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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton
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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth
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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham
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Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal
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Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft
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John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing
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Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox
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Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer
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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman
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Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges
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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp
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Thor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder
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Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari
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Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
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Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in California
Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi