Places in Virginia that Ended up on the Big Screen

April 25th, 2017 by

Movies Shot in Manassas

When you go to the movies, you expect to grab some delicious popcorn and a cold drink and sit down to see a film you’ve been anticipating for a while. Sometimes, you’ll notice a place you’ve visited before featured in the film, and you get a little excited about it. How often do you get to see the city you live in up on the screen? There have actually been quite a few movies filmed in or near Manassas, and other cities in Virginia.

Movies Filmed In Manassas

Some movies that have scenes shot in Manassas, Virginia include:

  • My Son John (1952)
  • Deep Impact (1998) – Filmed in Manassas & Arlington, Virginia
  • Rules of Engagement (2000)
  • Below the Beltway (2007) Filmed in Manassas & Vienna, Virginia
  • The Taking (2013) – Filmed in Manassas & Stafford, Virginia
  • A Split Personality (2013)
  • Diary of a Serial Killer (2013) – Filmed in Manassas and many other areas all over Virginia

The majority of the listed movies are either science fiction, drama, action, or comedy, but The Taking, and A Split Personality are both horror films.

Movies Shot in Manassas

Documentaries Filmed in Manassas

There have been two documentaries filmed in Manassas, which are titled:

  • The Blue and the Gray (1935) – Filmed in Manassas and many other areas all over Virginia
  • The Gettysburg Address (2017)

There have also been quite a few short films, a few mini-series, and a TV series that was called The Broken Continent (2013).

Famous Movies Filmed Around Virginia

Some very noteworthy movies have been filmed outside of Manassas in other areas of Virginia. Some of these include:

  • Dirty Dancing (1987) – Filmed at the Mountain Lake Resort in Pembroke, Virginia
  • Hannibal (2001) – Richmond, Virginia was one of many filming locations
  • Evan Almighty (2007) – Numerous Virginia Cities
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2007): Udvar-Hazy Center in Fairfax

Virginia’s beauty has proven to be a hot spot for filmmakers for quite a few years, and will probably continue to be for years to come. Its history provides endless possibilities – from documentaries and dramas to horror and action films. So next time you settle in to see a movie, be sure to keep an eye out for places in your city!

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