Virginia is for Lovers

Virginia is for Film Lovers

TURN: Washington's Spies

Learn More

Virginia is for Film Lovers

Mercy Street

Learn More

Virginia is for Film Lovers

Big Stone Gap

Learn More

Virginia is for Film Lovers

Cold Mountain

Learn More

Virginia is for Film Lovers

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Learn More

Virginia is for Film Lovers

JOHN ADAMS

Learn More

Go "on location" in Virginia when you visit the sites where movies have been made.

Walk where the stars have walked, and perhaps see some set remnants along the way. Just a few of Virginia's recent productions include:

Loving poster  
Loving
Loving, the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, is a film about an important moment in our Commonwealth’s history. The Lovings were married in Washington, D.C., in 1958. Five weeks later, they were arrested at 2 a.m. on July 11 in their bedroom, where their marriage certificate hung on the wall. At the time, Virginia was one of 24 states that barred marriage between races. This film chronicles their story to break those barriers. The entirety of this important work was shot here in Virginia, throughout 11 different localities.
Learn more  
 
 
Mercy Street
This powerful medical drama produced by PBS is set during the Civil War and is based on events that actually took place in Alexandria, Virginia. The first season of the series was filmed in Central Virginia, with Richmond locations playing the hotel-turned-hospital, and Petersburg supplying the remaining interior and exterior sets.
Learn more  
 
 
Big Stone Gap
Based on the novel of the same name, Big Stone Gap, takes place in 1978. Filmed entirely in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, it centers around Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd), the local pharmacist who, at age 40, has officially become the town’s old maid, at least in her own mind.
Learn more about the movie  
 
 
TURN
AMC's "TURN" is a layered, character driven spy thriller that unravels the untold story of America’s first spy ring. Set during the Revolutionary War, we are taken behind the battlefront to a shadow war fought by everyday heroes.
Where Was It Filmed?  
 
 
LINCOLN
Steven Spielberg's LINCOLN, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, was filmed solely in Virginia. Inspired by the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns-Goodwin, the film focuses on the last four months of Lincoln's life and his quest to pass the 13th Amendment.
Where Was It Filmed?  
 
 
John Adams
Starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, John Adams is a seven-part epic miniseries that explores American history through one of its greatest founding fathers.
Where Was It Filmed?  
 
 
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the sequel to the highly successful 2007 blockbuster Transformers.
Where Was It Filmed?  
 
 
Cold Mountain
Starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger, Cold Mountain is a film adaptation of Charles Frazier's best-selling Civil War novel of the same name.
Where Was It Filmed?  
 
Dirty Dancing Poster  
Dirty Dancing
Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing takes place in the Catskill Mountains at a sleepy resort. Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, VA is the actual resort and is far from sleepy.
Where Was It Filmed?  
 
 
Gods and Generals
Starring Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels and Stephen Lang, Gods and Generals is based on a book by the same title, authored by Jeff Shaara. The movie portrays the battles preceding Gettysburg.
Where Was It Filmed?  
 

For a complete list of "Filmed in Virginia" flicks and commercials, see the Virginia Film Office site.

A Virginia Backdrop

A Virginia Backdrop

Virginia Film Experiences

December 29th, 2016
  It was a busy year for Virginia, with huge festivals, groundbreaking initiatives, and local developments filling our ...
August 11th, 2016
  There’s nothing quite like a father and son road trip, especially if the cameras are rolling and the two of them are ...
March 3rd, 2016
Virginia may not have the Oscars and Hollywood, but we still have a big film scene for movie buffs to check out. From ...
October 20th, 2015
If you’re an avid moviegoer, you might have noticed that fall is a fantastic time for cinema.  Gone are the space explosions ...
September 11th, 2015
Big Stone Gap is a place, first and foremost. It’s a sleepy little coal town in southwest Virginia. It’s also a ...
April 1st, 2014
“TURN,” the brand new television series by AMC, has been filming on location in Virginia and premieres Sunday, ...
February 24th, 2014
While we eagerly await the Academy Awards this Sunday to see how Virginia-filmed Best Picture nominee Captain Phillips ...
August 22nd, 2012
The official poster for the movie “Lincoln” was released today. This movie was filmed in Virginia. Steven ...
January 12th, 2012
Reality TV loves Virginia, in case you haven’t noticed. Guy Fieri has shown off and sampled some awesome eats on his ...
November 23rd, 2010
Virginia loves movies and another has come to the Commonwealth for filming. Unanswered Prayers, a made-for-television movie ...

Travel Updates

Success! Get ready to start receiving Virginia.org travel updates.

Find out what's going on around Virginia. Subscribe to the Virginia eNewsletter.

Please select as many options as you are interested in.