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Many Films Shot in Beautiful Tennessee

When we think of U.S. films, we often think of Hollywood.  But the gorgeous landscapes and famous landmarks make Tennessee a great location to create movies.  Both the large studios and independent filmmakers have shot in our state.  Below is a list of some of the recent films that were created all, or in part, in Tennessee.  Visit http://www.tntrivia.com for more information.

Recent Films Created in Tennessee

Many films have been shot all, or in part, in Tennessee

You could be discovered by a filmmaker on your next visit to eastern Tennessee!

The Green Mile with Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, and Sam Rockwell.  The exterior of the prison is the Tennessee State Penitentiary which closed in 1992.

Nashville with Jeff Goldblum, Lily  Tomlin and Julie Christie.

Hannah Montana:  The Movie with Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Tyra Banks.  Middle Tennessee served as the backdrop for the movie, which is appropriate since Miley Cyrus is from the Volunteer State.

Black Snake Moan with Justin Timberlake, Christina Ricci, and Samuel L. Jackson.  This dark film was shot in Memphis and Stanton.

The Fugitive with Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, and Tommy Lee Jones.  The movie was filmed in the Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee/North Carolina border.  The iconic scene features Harrison Ford jumping into the Tennessee River.

Coal Miners Daughter.  The story of Loretta Lynn was shot in and around middle Tennessee, including Hurricane Mills and the Ryman Auditorium.

The Blind Side.  This biography of Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Michale Oher was filmed in Memphis.

The Firm with Tom Cruise.  The movie was true to the book, which was set in Memphis.

The Matrix.  Nashville was the backdrop for the opening chase scene.

Jungle Book.  Fall Creek Falls served as the jungle setting, showcasing the natural beauty of Tennessee.

Walk the Line with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.   The Folsom Prison scene was shot at the Pipken Building at the Mid-South Fairgrounds in Memphis.

Green Mile.  This modern classic used the old State Prison building outside Nashville as its setting.

New Films Shot Locally

The Knoxville Film Office reports that five feature films were shot in the city in 2018 with more scheduled in 2019.  According to KnoxNews, “the movies run the gamut in terms of genre.  They include:  the paranormal Jim Gaffigan flick “Light From Light”; the Civil War film “Into the Wilderness”, the black comedy/musical “Flirting with Azrael”; the thriller “Purity Falls”, and the political/historical drama “No Time to Run”.”

So, when staying at Buckhorn Inn always put your best profile forward, you may be discovered and become a star!