Which movies were filmed in Oklahoma?

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September 26, 2023
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Which movies were filmed in Oklahoma?

The magic of Hollywood is that oftentimes movies aren't filmed anywhere near where they purport to be taking place. California may be home to Hollywood, but so many of your favorite films were set against backdrops far removed from the glitterati of the West Coast.

With huge studios like Warner Bros., MGM, and RKO Pictures churning out film after film during the heyday of the silver screen, California made a name for itself as the cornerstone for all things movies. As the industry has continued to shift, however, that has begun to change.

From the need for more rural settings to a director's desire to get everything as historically accurate as possible, not to mention the attractive tax incentives offered by states outside of California, crews are increasingly enticed to look elsewhere when filming. More and more, shoots take place in the most unexpected places in a quest to entertain, and sometimes, to make film history. Have you ever wondered where the Cullen house in the "Twilight" movies actually is? (The answer is Oregon.) How about the location of where the wasteland astronauts trekked in "Planet of the Apes" from 1968? (Answer: Arizona.)

With that in mind, Stacker compiled a list of movies filmed in Oklahoma using data from Movie Locations. Additional information about each film was collected from IMDb. Some films may have been omitted due to data dissimilarities and lack of corresponding information found on IMDb.

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

- Director: Michael Anderson
- IMDb user rating: 6.7 (29K reviews)
- Runtime: 175 minutes
- Genres: Adventure, Comedy, and Family
- Cast: David Niven, Cantinflas, and Finlay Currie

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

- Director: John Ford
- IMDb user rating: 8.1 (98K reviews)
- Runtime: 129 minutes
- Genres: Drama
- Cast: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, and John Carradine

The Outsiders (1983)

- Director: Francis Ford Coppola
- IMDb user rating: 7.0 (94K reviews)
- Runtime: 91 minutes
- Genres: Crime and Drama
- Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, and Ralph Macchio

Rain Man (1988)

- Director: Barry Levinson
- IMDb user rating: 8.0 (534K reviews)
- Runtime: 133 minutes
- Genres: Drama
- Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, and Valeria Golino

Rumble Fish (1983)

- Director: Francis Ford Coppola
- IMDb user rating: 7.1 (37K reviews)
- Runtime: 94 minutes
- Genres: Crime, Drama, and Romance
- Cast: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, and Diane Lane

Twister (1996)

- Director: Jan de Bont
- IMDb user rating: 6.5 (207K reviews)
- Runtime: 113 minutes
- Genres: Action, Adventure, and Thriller
- Cast: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, and Cary Elwes

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

- Director: Monte Hellman
- IMDb user rating: 7.2 (13K reviews)
- Runtime: 102 minutes
- Genres: Drama
- Cast: James Taylor, Warren Oates, and Laurie Bird

This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Olivia Monahan, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 48 states.

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