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Not many People Know These 10 Hollywood Movies were Filmed Right Here in Florida

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Welcome to the Sunshine State, where the glitz of Hollywood meets the tropical allure of Florida’s landscapes. From the neon-lit streets of Miami to the serene coastal towns, Florida has served as a cinematic backdrop for a plethora of Hollywood productions. In this exploration of 10 iconic films, we’ll take a trip down memory lane and unravel the magic that happens when the big screen embraces the diverse beauty of Florida.

Scarface (1983)

This iconic crime film directed by Brian De Palma features Miami’s vibrant scenery and became a classic.

The Birdcage (1996)

Set in South Beach, Miami, this comedy film directed by Mike Nichols showcases the city’s colorful and lively atmosphere.

Marley & Me (2008)

Filmed in various locations in Florida, including Miami and Fort Lauderdale, this heartwarming family film stars Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson.

MMKS-29 John (Owen Wilson) takes advantage of one of Marley’s infrequent mellow moments.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Directed by Tim Burton, this fantasy film was shot in various locations in Florida, including Lutz and Dade City.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

Starring Jim Carrey, this comedy film is set in and around Miami, capturing the quirky essence of the city.

Miami Vice (2006)

Based on the popular TV series, this action film directed by Michael Mann was extensively filmed in Miami and other Florida locations.

The Truman Show (1998)

Filmed in the picturesque town of Seaside on the Gulf Coast of Florida, this satirical comedy-drama stars Jim Carrey.

Moonlight (2016)

Set and filmed in Miami, this Academy Award-winning drama directed by Barry Jenkins explores themes of identity and self-discovery.

Spring Breakers (2012)

Directed by Harmony Korine, this film was shot in various Florida locations, including St. Petersburg and Sarasota.

Cocoon (1985)

Directed by Ron Howard, this sci-fi film was filmed in St. Petersburg, Florida, and showcases the city’s coastal beauty.

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