Saturday, December 5, 2009

Movies Filmed in Tampa Bay

If you're anything like me, you love getting that "I've been there" moment from watching movies. It really got me thinking about all of the movies that have had filming locations right here in our own backyard. Because of that, I decided to compile a list all of the major movies that have been filmed in the Tampa Bay area.

Spring Breakers (2013)
Location: St. Pete Beach, Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, & Gandy Bridge
Starring: James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens
Spring Breakers Movie Trailer (Not Yet Available)

Magic Mike (2012)
Location: Sunday's Fine Dining, The Bricks of Ybor, & The Amphitheater in Tampa, Sunset Beach at Caddy's, Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, WIlson's Sports Bar in St. Petersburg, & Three-Rooker Bar
Starring: Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey & Joe Manganiello
Magic Mike Movie Trailer

Dolphin Tale (2011)
Location: Clearwater Marine Aquarium other Pinellas County locations
Starring: Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd & Morgan Freeman
Dolphin Tale Movie Trailer

A Fonder Heart (2011)
Location: Clearwater, FL (St. Pete Clearwater Airport / Indian Rocks Beach)
A Fonder Heart Trailer (Not Yet Available)

Burial At Sea (2009) -Also known as "Immortal Island"
Location: Fort DeSoto and University of Tampa
Burial At Sea Movie Trailer

Misconceptions (2008)
Location: Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and other locations in Pinellas County
Misconceptions Movie Trailer

Grace Is Gone (2007)
Location: Plant City and Fort DeSoto
Grace Is Gone Movie Trailer

100 Tears (2007)
Location: Tampa & Ybor City
100 Tears Movie Trailer

Coldplay - The Hardest Part Music Video (2006)
Location: St Petersburg, Florida Yacht Marina
The Hardest Part Music Video

The Punisher (2004)
Location: Fort DeSoto, The Claw Golf Course, The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and Downtown Tampa
The Punisher Movie Trailer

American Outlaws (2001)
Location: Fort DeSoto Park
American Outlaws Movie Trailer

Oceans Eleven (2001)
Location: Derby Lane Greyhound Racetrack in St. Petersburg, Florida
Oceans Eleven Movie Movie Trailer

Great Expectations (1998)
Location: Sarasota Ca d'Zan Mansion
Great Expectations Movie Trailer

A Time To Kill (1996)
Location: Tampa, Florida
A Time To Kill Movie Trailer

China Moon (1994)
Location: Lakeland, Florida
China Moon Movie Trailer

Cop And A Half (1993)
Location: Tampa, Florida
Cop And A Half Movie Trailer

Thunder in Paradise (1993) TV Movie/Pilot
Location: In/around the Don Cesar Hotel
Thunder in Paradise Intro

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Location: Former Sereno Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida (Building demolition)
Lethal Weapon 3 Movie Trailer

My Girl (1991)
Location: Thomas Lee Wilson House in Bartow, FL and the old Plant City High School
My Girl Movie Trailer

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Location: Lutz, Florida and the Southgate Shopping Center in Lakeland, Florida
Edward Scissorhands Movie Trailer

Goodfellas (1990)
Location: Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida
Goodfellas Movie Trailer

Cocoon (1985)
Location: St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, The Coliseum, Snell Arcade, and other locations in St. Petersburg, Florida
Cocoon Movie Trailer

Summer Rental (1985)
Location: Madeira Beach, Florida
Summer Rental Movie Trailer

Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Location: Don Cesar Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida
Once Upon A Time In America Movie Trailer

Smokey and the Bandit 3 (1973)
Location: Clearwater, FL

Bang The Drum Slowly (1973)
Location: Clearwater, FL

Black Like Me (1964)
Location: Tampa (Central Park Area)

Strategic Air Command (1955)
Location: Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg and MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa

The Greatest Show On Earth (1952)
Location: Sarasota, Florida
The Greatest Show On Earth Movie Trailer

A Guy Named Joe (1943)
Location: Drew Field (Air scenes and backdrop shots)
A Guy Named Joe Movie Trailer

HMS Bounty Replica Ship
Location: Sometimes located at The St. Pete Pier
This replica ship has been used in "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962), "Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3" , "SpongeBob Squarepants Movie" (2004), and the "adult" movie "Pirates" (2005).
Mutiny On The Bounty Movie Trailer