Entertainment Famous Movies Filmed in North Carolina

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

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

List features The Swan, The Private Eyes and more movies.

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

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in North Carolina are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in North Carolina
Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin ...more
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Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite
The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 historical epic film set in 1757 and produced by Morgan Creek Pictures. It was directed by Michael Mann and based on James Fenimore Cooper's novel of the same ...more
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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in North Carolina
Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins
Hannibal is a 2001 American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. It is the sequel to the 1991 Academy Award-winning film The Silence ...more
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Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Jack Warden
Being There is a 1979 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby. Adapted from the 1970 novella by Jerzy Kosinski, the screenplay was written by Kosinski and the uncredited Robert C. ...more
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Patch Adams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in North Carolina
Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter
Patch Adams is a 1998 semi-biographical comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bob Gunton. Directed by Tom Shadyac, it is based on the life story of ...more
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Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, André 3000
Idlewild is an American musical film, released August 25, 2006, written and directed by Bryan Barber. The film stars André 3000 and Big Boi of the hip hop duo Outkast, and Idlewild ...more
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Courteney Cox, Michael Caine, Kathy Ireland
Mr. Destiny is a 1990 fantasy comedy film starring James Belushi. Other actors in this film included Linda Hamilton, Michael Caine, Jon Lovitz, Courteney Cox, and Rene Russo.
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Macaulay Culkin, Claudia Schiffer, Reggie Jackson
Richie Rich is a 1994 American live-action film adaptation of the Harvey Comics comic book character Richie Rich. Directed by Donald Petrie, and starring Macaulay Culkin as the title character. ...more
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Lake Bell, Leslie Bibb, Don Johnson
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy is a 2011 ensemble-comedy film written and directed by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck. It stars Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell, Michelle Borth, Nick Kroll, Tyler ...more
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Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon
My Fellow Americans is a 1996 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as feuding ex-presidents. Dan Aykroyd, Lauren Bacall, Esther Rolle, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Bradley ...more
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Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe, Robert Redford
The Clearing is a 2004 American drama film and the directorial debut of Pieter Jan Brugge, who has worked as a film producer. The film is loosely based on the real-life kidnapping of Gerrit Jan ...more
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Martin Sheen, Andie MacDowell, Harvey Keitel
Shadrach is a 1998 American film directed by Susanna Styron, based on a short story by her father William Styron, about a former slave's struggle to be buried where he chooses.
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Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Agnes Moorehead
The Swan is a remake of The Swan, a Paramount Pictures release. Another film version was released as One Romantic Night. The 1956 film is a romantic comedy released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, ...more
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Emmy Rossum, Aidan Quinn, Janet McTeer
Songcatcher is a 2000 drama film directed by Maggie Greenwald. It is about a musicologist researching and collecting Appalachian folk music in the mountains of western North Carolina. Although ...more
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Boris Karloff, Susan Hayward, Julie London
Tap Roots is a 1948 period film set during the American Civil War. It is very loosely based on the true life story of Newton Knight, a farm owner who attempted to secede Jones County from ...more
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The Private Eyes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in North Carolina
Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Trisha Noble
The Private Eyes is an 1980 American comedy mystery film starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts. The pair play bumbling American detectives who work for Scotland Yard, obvious parodies of Sherlock ...more
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Death Screams Susan Kiger
Death Screams is a 1982 horror film directed by David Nelson.
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ben-nelson added Adolphe Menjou, Richard Kiley, Frank Faylen
The Sniper is a 1952 black-and-white film noir, directed by Edward Dmytryk, written by Harry Brown, and based on a story by Edna and Edward Anhalt. The film features Adolphe Menjou, Arthur ...more
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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in North Carolina
Monte Rogers added Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Gary Ross, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. In a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of ...more
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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in North Carolina
Monte Rogers added Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach
Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino, the film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as ...more
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in North Carolina
WeedEater4Life added Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 1990 American live-action film, and the first film adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. It was directed by Steve Barron and released on ...more
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Sleeping with the Enemy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in North Carolina
WeedEater4Life added Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kyle Secor
Sleeping with the Enemy is a 1991 psychological thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben and starring Julia Roberts and Patrick Bergin. The film is based on Nancy Price's 1987 novel of the same ...more
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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in North Carolina
WeedEater4Life added Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley
Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more
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We're the Millers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in North Carolina
WeedEater4Life added Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn
We're the Millers is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, and Ed ...more
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Tammy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in North Carolina
WeedEater4Life added Susan Sarandon, Melissa McCarthy, Dan Aykroyd
Tammy is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Ben Falcone and produced, co-written by, and starring Melissa McCarthy as the title character. The film also stars Susan Sarandon, Allison ...more