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Famous Movies Filmed in Pennsylvania

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

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

This list is made up of movies like Diamond Men and The Lovely Bones.

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

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