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25 Movies Shot in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania (WHTM) — It’s no surprise that Pennsylvania has featured in countless movies over the years. Check out our sister station abc27 listings to see if you know these movies were shot in Pennsylvania. All information in this article was provided by IMDb.

Adventureland (2009)

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kirsten Stewart and Ryan Reynolds, “Adventureland” tells the story of a man who graduates from college in 1987 and finds a job at a local amusement park. Most of the filming took place in Pennsylvania, specifically Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, Trinity Christian School in Pittsburgh, and various addresses throughout Pittsburgh were used.

Creed (2015)

The seventh in the Rocky movie series, this boxing movie stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. Follow the story of Adonis Creed, coached and trained by his father Apollo Creed’s former rival, Rocky Balboa. ‘Creed’ was primarily shot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with famous landmarks such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art featured in the film.

Creed II (2018)

The sequel to Creed follows Adonis as he prepares to fight Victor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago from the original Rocky movie. Filming for ‘Creed II’ took place in Philadelphia and Chester, Morton, Pennsylvania. Other filming took place in New Mexico.

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

In this classic horror film, Pennsylvania radio worker Steven and his girlfriend try to escape as a zombie horde takes over the United States and the world slowly collapses. Filming took place at the Monroeville Mall and Harold W. Brown Memorial Field in Monroeville, PA and his WPGH-TV in Pittsburgh, PA.

Groundhog Day (1993)

“Groundhog Day” is a classic comedy movie starring Bill Murray, a narcissistic weather forecaster who relives the same day over and over again in Punkstownie, Pennsylvania. However, there were scenes filmed in Pittsburgh and Blairsville, Pennsylvania for the opening credits showing Marchand and Punk Stownie’s autographs.

Hairspray (1988)

“Hairspray” is a musical comedy film about an overweight teenager who challenges her to a dance show, defeats one of the most popular girls, and steals her boyfriend in the process. These include Dorney Amusement Park and Wild Water Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Filming also took place in Perry Hall, Maryland and Baltimore, Maryland.

I Am Number Four (2011)

“I Am Number Four”, based on the young adult science fiction novel of the same name written by Pittacus Lore, tells the story of aliens and their guardians who are on Earth to hide and escape from intergalactic bounty hunters. Pennsylvania makes several appearances in the film, including Franklin Regional High School in Marysville, Pennsylvania, and other parts filmed in Pittsburgh, Vandergrift, Beaver Falls, and McKeesport.

Jack Reacher (2012)

According to IMDb, one of the action-packed Tom Cruise movies is based on Lee Child’s book One Shot and was shot exclusively in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Various apartments and homes throughout the Strip, the North Shore Riverfront Trail, and Pittsburgh are included in the film.

Marley and I (2008)

“Marley and I” follows two newlyweds (Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston) who move to Florida to adopt a yellow Labrador puppy, Marley. Portions of the film were shot in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other filming took place in Ireland, Florida and California.

National Treasure (2004)

In “National Treasure,” Nicholas Cage plays a historian who battles a team of mercenaries in pursuit of the legendary Templar Treasure. The film’s story takes its characters on a journey around the world and was partially filmed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Franklin Institute, a notable landmark in Philadelphia, also makes an appearance in the film.

Wallflower Perks (2012)

Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller, Perks of Being a Wallflower tells the story of an introverted freshman in high school who befriends two seniors who help him on his adolescent journey. According to IMDb, all filming of “Perks of Being a Wallflower” took place in Pennsylvania. Several locations in Pittsburgh were used for filming, including the Fort Pitt Tunnel, the Fort Pitt Bridge on Interstate 376, the Hollywood Theater Dormont, and the King’s Family Restaurant. Other filming locations in Pennsylvania include Peters Township High School and Peters Township Middle School in McMurry, Pennsylvania.

She’s Out of My League (2010)

Starring Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, and TJ Miller, this romantic comedy tells the story of an average man meeting the perfect woman and how his friends and lack of social skills begin to tear their relationship apart. Pittsburgh International Airport, Mellon Arena, and Pittsburgh’s PNC Park all feature throughout the film.

Split (2016)

M. Night Shyamalan is known for his dramatic twists, psychological thrillers, and horror films, and his 2016 film, Split, received rave reviews after its release. Multiple locations in Pennsylvania include the Philadelphia Zoo, Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge in Philadelphia, PA, Sun Center Studios in Aston, PA, his 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, PA, and the Fisherman Restaurant in Phoenixville. used for filming. Pa.

Distance (1993)

This Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker movie is about a police family and Tom Hardy (Willis), who fights an uncle after his father is murdered, thinking another officer is the killer. Filming took place at multiple locations in Pittsburgh, including Point State Park, Mount His Washington, and Allegheny Court House. Filming also took place in Monessen, Pennsylvania and Monongahela, Pennsylvania.

Avengers (2012)

The first movie in the popular series, The Avengers, ranks as the 10th highest-grossing film of all time at the time of this writing, and it’s the world’s highest-grossing film that rallies to battle Loki and his alien army. show hero. The Avengers movies are set all over the world, and Pennsylvania is included in that list. Filming took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was listed only as “Pennsylvania, USA”.

Blob (1958)

Another classic horror film, this time starring Steve McQueen, depicts an immortal alien life form eating anything in its path and growing as it consumes more. The location was used for filming. For example, Downingtown, Pennsylvania; Royersford, Pennsylvania; Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

One of the highest rated movies on this list, The Dark Knight Rises is another epic tale of Batman battling Veil in Gotham. The incredible performances of Christian Bale and Tom Hardy earned the film a British Academy Film Award, with a total of 103 nominations in his 40 categories. Although the film includes scenes from around the world, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is portrayed as Gotham City, Heinz Field (now Acrysure Stadium) is featured during a Gotham City football game, and Carnegie Mellon University is in Black City. Seen as a gate prison.

Our Star’s Fault (2014)

Based on the book written by John Green, Out Star’s Fault features many scenes filmed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. These include Wood Acres Park, the Fifth Avenue Hotel Mansions and Church Hill Cemetery.

Italian Jobs (2003)

The 2003 remake of the original “The Italian Job” (1969) stars Donald Sutherland and Mark Wahlberg as a team plots an elaborate heist against a former friend. According to IMDb, some filming took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Last Airbender (2010)

The under-reviewed M. Night Shyamalan film The Last Airbender is based on the American animated series that aired on Nickelodeon in 2005. (air, water, earth, fire) formed the nation. The film made use of many locations in Pennsylvania, including the Pagoda in Redding, Pennsylvania; Beltsville State Park in Leahton, Pennsylvania; was taken. Rock Quarry in West Rock Hill, Pennsylvania, Delaware Power Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Richmond Power Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and other locations in Philadelphia.

The Road (2009)

Based on Cormac McCarthy’s book of the same name, ‘The Road’ follows a father and son as they slowly make their way to the sea in an apocalyptic world full of savagery and violence. A number of Pennsylvania towns were used for the film, including Erie, Pennsylvania, Lake Coneet Park in Lake Coneet, Pennsylvania, Braddock, Pennsylvania, Breedswood, Pennsylvania, Harmony, Pennsylvania, and Nemacolin, Pennsylvania. ., Hookstown, Pennsylvania; New Galilee, Pennsylvania; Raccoon Creek State Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

This cult classic horror film celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2021 and stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The film is about a young FBI agent who needs the help of an incarcerated cannibalistic killer to catch other serial killers. Western Center in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (demolished in 2012); Lindbergh Avenue in Schaller Township, Pennsylvania; , the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Pittsburgh International Airport have all been featured in famous movies. “The Silence of the Lambs” earned him six Oscar nominations, and he won 37 for a total of 56.

Sixth Sense (1999)

“The Sixth Sense” is another M. Night Shyamalan movie (does he like to shoot in Pennsylvania?) about a boy from Philadelphia (Haley Joel Osment) who can talk to spirits and learn about children. It depicts enlisting the help of a psychologist (Bruce Willis). ). Since the film is set in Philadelphia, many of the locations were in the City of Brotherly Love. The Striped Bus Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (now closed), St. His Augustine Catholic Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Blue His Bell, Pennsylvania, and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania were all film locations.

Transformers: Revenge (2009)

The second film in the Transformers series follows Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and Michaela Banes (Megan Fox) as they try to live a normal life away from the Autobots. However, when Witwicky begins to find strange symbols, the Decepticons bring him back to the middle of the Transformers battle. Although the film had an international shoot, Pennsylvania still makes multiple appearances. Filming took place in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Free Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fairmont His Park, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I was.Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Unstoppable (2010)

A driverless train starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine is heading straight for the city, and it’s up to a seasoned technician and a young conductor to stop the catastrophic event. Many locations in Pennsylvania were used for the film. For example, Beach Creek, Pennsylvania; Belfonte, Pennsylvania; Port Matilda, Pennsylvania; Milesburg, Pennsylvania; Port Allegany, Pennsylvania; , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Tyrone, Pennsylvania; Emporium, Pennsylvania; Hooters, Monroeville, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Julian, Pennsylvania;

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