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Famous Movies Filmed in Philadelphia

Updated September 21, 2019 7.4k views24 items

List RulesThe 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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    Rocky

    Rocky

    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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    The Sixth Sense

    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton

    Released1999

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree

    Released1978

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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    #4 of 143 The Best Zombie Movies Of All Time#14 of 88 The Goriest Movies Ever Made

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    Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2000

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    #52 of 167 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made#6 of 29 The Scariest Superhero Movies, Ranked

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    Signs

    Signs

    Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2002

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    #45 of 84 Great Movies That Take Place in Autumn#24 of 186 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made

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    Rocky III

    Rocky III

    Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire

    Released1982

    Directed bySylvester Stallone

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    #15 of 102 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series#225 of 366 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

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    Philadelphia

    Philadelphia

    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington

    Released1993

    Directed byJonathan Demme

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    #212 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#102 of 236 The Best Movies Based On True Stories

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    Rocky II

    Rocky II

    Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith

    Released1979

    Directed bySylvester Stallone

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    #219 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks#28 of 172 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

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    Rocky V

    Rocky V

    Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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    Law Abiding Citizen

    Law Abiding Citizen

    Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx

    Released2009

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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    #271 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys#426 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    Witness

    Witness

    Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1985

    Directed byPeter Weir

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    #486 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#135 of 149 Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Invincible

    Invincible

    Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2006

    Directed byEricson Core

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    #58 of 151 The Most Inspirational Sports Movies#4 of 51 The Best Football Movies Ever

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    Mannequin

    Mannequin

    Kim Cattrall, James Spader

    Released1987

    Directed byMichael Gottlieb

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    #61 of 314 The Funniest '80s Movies#101 of 554 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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    In Her Shoes

    In Her Shoes

    Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine

    Released2005

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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    #7 of 24 The Best Movies About a Midlife Crisis in Women#11 of 32 The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters

  • 15
    Blow Out

    Blow Out

    John Travolta, John Lithgow

    Released1981

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    #203 of 242 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#323 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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    Crumb

    Crumb

    Robert Crumb

    Released1994

    Directed byTerry Zwigoff

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    #373 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars#21 of 350 The Greatest Documentaries of All Time

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    Stealing Home

    Stealing Home

    Jodie Foster, Helen Hunt

    Released1988

    Directed bySteven Kampmann, William Porter

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    Mannequin Two: On the Move

    Mannequin Two: On the Move

    Kristy Swanson, Meshach Taylor

    Released1991

    Directed byStewart Raffill

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    #11 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#16 of 70 The Dumbest Movie Sequel Titles

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    Night Catches Us

    Night Catches Us

    Kerry Washington, Black Thought

    Released2010

    Directed byTanya Hamilton

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    #495 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#39 of 42 Great Historical Black Movies Based On True Stories

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    Café

    Café

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alexa Vega

    Released2011

    Directed byMarc Erlbaum

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    Go Go Crazy

    Go Go Crazy

    Hedda Lettuce, Rick Crom

    Released2011

    Directed byFred M. Caruso

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    Tremble & Spark

    Tremble & Spark

    Cathy DeBuono, Shaun Paul Costello

    Released2009

    Directed byKelly Burkhardt

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    With Love

    With Love

    Victoria Vaughn, Marion Elizabeth Smoot

    Released2011

    Directed byStephen Pytak

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    Hollywood Zombies

    Hollywood Zombies

    Gabriel Caste, Dominic DeAngelo

    Released2011

    Directed byMatthew Thompson

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