Which movies were filmed in South Carolina?

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September 26, 2023
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Which movies were filmed in South Carolina?

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 South Carolina 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.

The Abyss (2023)

- Director: Richard Holm
- IMDb user rating: 6.5 (197 reviews)
- Runtime: 103 minutes
- Genres: Action, Drama, and Thriller
- Cast: Casper Berglund, Nina Boström, and Lina Brännström

The Big Chill (1983)

- Director: Lawrence Kasdan
- IMDb user rating: 7.1 (40K reviews)
- Runtime: 105 minutes
- Genres: Comedy and Drama
- Cast: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, and Jeff Goldblum

Cold Mountain (2003)

- Director: Anthony Minghella
- IMDb user rating: 7.2 (153K reviews)
- Runtime: 154 minutes
- Genres: Adventure, Drama, and Romance
- Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renée Zellweger

Dear John (2010)

- Director: Lasse Hallström
- IMDb user rating: 6.3 (155K reviews)
- Runtime: 108 minutes
- Genres: Drama, Romance, and War
- Cast: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, and Richard Jenkins

Deliverance (1972)

- Director: John Boorman
- IMDb user rating: 7.7 (116K reviews)
- Runtime: 109 minutes
- Genres: Adventure, Drama, and Thriller
- Cast: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, and Ned Beatty

Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

- Director: John McTiernan
- IMDb user rating: 7.6 (400K reviews)
- Runtime: 128 minutes
- Genres: Action, Adventure, and Thriller
- Cast: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, and Samuel L. Jackson

Forrest Gump (1994)

- Director: Robert Zemeckis
- IMDb user rating: 8.8 (2.2M reviews)
- Runtime: 142 minutes
- Genres: Drama and Romance
- Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise

The Notebook (2004)

- Director: Nick Cassavetes
- IMDb user rating: 7.8 (599K reviews)
- Runtime: 123 minutes
- Genres: Drama and Romance
- Cast: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, and Rachel McAdams

The Patriot (2000)

- Director: Roland Emmerich
- IMDb user rating: 7.2 (287K reviews)
- Runtime: 165 minutes
- Genres: Action, Drama, and History
- Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, and Joely Richardson

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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