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Famous Movies Filmed in Washington, D.C.

Updated September 22, 2019 3.0k views61 items

List RulesThe movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in Washington, D.C.

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

List ranges from Collateral Damage to The Bourne Legacy, plus much more.

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

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

    Wedding Crashers

    Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

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    Mars Attacks!

    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • 3
    Minority Report

    Minority Report

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Every Warning Sci-Fi Writer Philip K. Dick Gave Us About Technology That Is Coming True#43 of 164 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies

  • 4
    All the President's Men

    All the President's Men

    Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1976

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

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    Die Hard 2

    Die Hard 2

    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo

    Released1990

    Directed byRenny Harlin

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    #27 of 206 The Best Adventure Movies#29 of 101 The Best Kidnapping & Hostage Movies Of All Time, Ranked

  • 6
    Air Force One

    Air Force One

    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman

    Released1997

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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    #23 of 50 The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked#190 of 315 The Best Political Films Ever Made

  • 7
    Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    Brad Pitt, George Clooney

    Released2008

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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    The American President

    The American President

    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox

    Released1995

    Directed byRob Reiner

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    #52 of 115 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time#8 of 55 The Funniest Movies About Politics

  • 9
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum

    Released2009

    Directed byStephen Sommers

  • 10
    True Lies

    True Lies

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku

    Released1994

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    The Manchurian Candidate

    The Manchurian Candidate

    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury

    Released1962

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

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    Live Free or Die Hard

    Live Free or Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Maggie Q

    Released2007

    Directed byLen Wiseman

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    #18 of 49 The Very Best Movies About Hackers#163 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

  • 13
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    James Stewart, Claude Rains

    Released1939

    Directed byFrank Capra

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    #1054 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#23 of 81 The Most Patriotic Movies of All Time

  • 14
    In the Line of Fire

    In the Line of Fire

    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich

    Released1993

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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    Body of Lies

    Body of Lies

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe

    Released2008

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    #371 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#33 of 90 List of Movies Like Inception

  • 16
    The Bourne Legacy

    The Bourne Legacy

    Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton

    Released2012

    Directed byTony Gilroy

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  • 17
    Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train

    Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger

    Released1951

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    #731 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies#116 of 242 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

  • 18
    The People vs. Larry Flynt

    The People vs. Larry Flynt

    Courtney Love, Edward Norton

    Released1996

    Directed byMiloš Forman

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    #54 of 236 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#194 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

  • 19
    A Few Good Men

    A Few Good Men

    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore

    Released1992

    Directed byRob Reiner

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    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk

    Released2012

    Directed byTimur Bekmambetov

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    #393 of 554 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies#44 of 57 The Best Dark Fantasy Movies That Show You The Sinister Side Of Magic

  • 21
    Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

    Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

    Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field

    Released2003

    Directed byCharles Herman-Wurmfeld

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    Dick

    Dick

    Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell

    Released1999

    Directed byAndrew Fleming

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    #292 of 926 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#233 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies

  • 23
    St. Elmo's Fire

    St. Elmo's Fire

    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe

    Released1985

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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    #101 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#156 of 200 The Best Teen Romance Movies

  • 24
    Evan Almighty

    Evan Almighty

    Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell

    Released2007

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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    #43 of 68 The Best Comedy Movie Sequels#10 of 24 The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked

  • 25
    The Last Detail

    The Last Detail

    Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid

    Released1973

    Directed byHal Ashby

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    #233 of 374 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#156 of 553 The Best '70s Movies