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Famous Movies Filmed in Philadelphia

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Updated September 21, 2019 7.1k views 24 items

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

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

Examples of movies on this list: Mannequin Two: On the Move, Café and more.

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

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Philadelphia are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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Dir. by John G. Avildsen (1976), starring Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier & Burgess Meredith

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Dir. by M. Night Shyamalan (2000), starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson & Robin Wright

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Dir. by Jonathan Demme (1993), starring Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington & Julius Erving

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Dir. by Stewart Raffill (1991), starring Kristy Swanson, Meshach Taylor & William Ragsdale

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