Famous Movie Scene Locations In Real Life

There are cities that we may not know in real life, but we know them almost entirely because of the movies that were filmed there. New York is one of them, but is not the only one. This guy travelled around some cities where famous movies were made and took a photo of the actual place while holding a photo of how it is seen in the movie. The result is amazing! In this list you can see the real setting of some of your favorite movies, especially the ones shot in New York City, Chicago, Naples, Rome, Toronto and Los Angeles. Take a look at these fifty photos that show how famous movie locations look in real life.


 

 

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

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What to Expect when you're expecting is a 2012 not-so-successful movie based on the quite successful book series and starring Cameron Diaz, Anna Kendrick and Jennifer Lopez. It was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART I

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I is a 2014 movie based on the popular book saga and starring Jennifer Lawrence. This scene in particular was shot in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.

I AM LEGEND

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I Am Legend is a 2007 movie starring Will Smith and directed by Francis Lawrence. It was filmed entirely in New York. One scene on the Brooklyn Bridge costed more than five million dollars. This is Washington Square Park.

MY SASSY GIRL

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My Sassy Girl is a 2008 movie starring Jesse Bradford and Elisha Cuthbert, based on a Korean movie with the same name, premiered in 2001. It was filmed in New York, and this scene is in the Washington Square Park.

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

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When Harry Met Sally is a 1989 movie starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. It was filmed in New York, and one of its most famous scenes was made in Katz's Deli, in 205 East Houston Street.

ALICE IN THE CITIES

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Alice in the Cities is a german movie directed by Wim Wenders in 1974 and filmed in New York City. Here you can see Park Avenue in all its glory.

THE DARK KNIGHT

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The Dark Knight is a 2008 movie directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. It was filmed in Chicago, Illinois. Here you can see the intersection of Franklin and W. Van Buren Street.

HOME ALONE

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Home Alone is a 1990 movie directed by Chris Columbus starring Macaulay Culkin. It was filmed in Winnetka, Illinois. They used the exterior of this house and for the kitchen and the kitchen the used the swimming pool of the local High School.

HOME ALONE 2

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 movie directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin. If you ever saw this Christmas classic, you must wanted to visit Duncan's Toys Store. The fact is that it doesn't exist, and the building where the outside was shoot is in Chicago, not in New York.

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 movie starring Matthew Broderick. It was filmed in several different spots of Illinois and California. This scene in particular was shot in the Art Institute of Chicago.

SHARKNADO 2

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Sharknado 2: The Second One is a part of the saga that has become some ironic legendary bunch of films. This one was filmed almost entirely in New York City.

CRUEL INTENTIONS 2

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Cruel Intentions 2 is the 2000 sequel of the classic 1999 movie. This one with Amy Adams in one of her first roles. The movie was shot in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles. This is a shot of Bergdorf Goodman store in New York City.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a 2014 movie directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Is the second part of the reboot, and like all the other movies of the saga, it was filmed entirely in New York City.

ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 movie directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate. The movie was shot in Louisiana, Georgia, California and in New York City.

OLD DOGS

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Another one shot from nearly the exact same spot. Old Dogs is a 2009 movie starring Robin Williams and John Travolta. It was filmed in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey and New York City.

ROCKY

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This is probably one of the most famous scenes of all times. And if you ever visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, you will need to run up the stairs singing the Rocky song.

KICK-ASS 2

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Kick-Ass 2 is a 2013 movie starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz. This movie was filmed entirely in Canada, and this scene was made in Yonge Street in Toronto.

STEP UP 3D

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Step Up 3D is a 2010 movie, part of the franchise that keeps giving us more when we are not asking for any. This scene was shot in Central Station in New York.

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY

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Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 classical movie based on the Truman Capote novel and starring Audrey Hepburn. It was shot entirely in New York City. This scene is in 71th Street between Lexington and 3rd.

LITTLE MANHATTAN

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Little Manhattan is a 2005 movie starring Josh Hutcherson. The movie is about two kids that discover New York City (and love) so it is not a surprise that it was shot entirely in the Big City.

ROMAN HOLIDAY

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Roman Holiday is a 1953 movie starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. Since it tells the story of a Princess that falls in love with an american journalist that takes her to discover Rome, it was filmed entirely in the Italian Capital. This is the "Bocca della Veritá" (Mouth of the Truth) in Church of Santa Maria.

ONLY YOU

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The Mouth of Truth is one of Rome's favorite spot for tourists, and it was widely portrayed in movies. This shot is from the 1994 movie Only You, starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

TO ROME WITH LOVE

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To Rome with Love is a 2012 movie directed by Woody Allen. And since it is a movie about Rome and its inhabitants, the Fontana di Trevi was a forced stop.

THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY

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The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 movie starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law. It was shot entirely in several italian cities, including of course Rome, location of this particular scene.

EAT PRAY LOVE

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Eat Pray Love is a 2010 movie starring Julia Roberts. It was filmed in Indonesia, Italy, India and New York City. This is a restaurant where Julia eats when in Naples.

AND WHILE WE WERE HERE

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And While We Were Here is a 2012 movie starring Kate Bosworth and Iddo Goldberg. The movie is set on the Island of Ischia, in Italy, and that's where it was shot.

OUR IDIOT BROTHER

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Our Idiot Brother is a 2011 movie shot entirely in New York City. It is directed by Jesse Peretz with Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel in the main roles.

GREY GARDENS

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Grey Gardens is a 2009 movie that tells the story of Little Edie and Big Edie Bouvier, portrayed by Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. It was filmed entirely in Toronto.

FACTORY GIRL

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Factory Girl is a 2006 movie starring Guy Pearce and Sienna Miller. It was filmed in Louisiana, Toronto, Stanford and New York City. Here you can see Conservatory Water, in Central Park.

NICK AND NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST

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New York City is scenario of several movies, is probably one of the cities most seen on film. And one of them is Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. This scene was shot in Port Authority Bus Station.

MISS CONGENIALITY

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Miss Congeniality is a 2000 movie starring Sandra Bullock and directed by Donald Petrie. It was filmed almost entirely in Texas. This is the Mission of The Alamo in San Antonio.

NANCY DREW

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Nancy Drew is a 2007 movie starring Emma Roberts in one of her first roles and directed by Andrew Fleming. It was filmed entirely in California, both in studio and in exterior locations.

BACK TO THE FUTURE

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Back to the Future is a 1985 classical movie starring Michael J Fox and directed by Robert Zemeckis. The location of Lorraine's house is 1727 Bushnell Avenue, South Pasadena, California.

TRANSFORMERS

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Transformers, the 2007 movie starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox was filmed in several cities and states, such as Nevada, California, Oklahoma, Alaska, New Mexico, Washington DC. This scene was shot in Colorado Boulevard, in Los Angeles.

COCKTAIL

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The 1988 movie starring Tom Cruise was filmed in Jamaica, Toronto, Los Angeles and in New York City, where this scene was shot, in Baker Street Bar, on 1st Avenue.

SERENDIPITY

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The 2001 movie starring Joan Cusack and Kate Beckinsale was shot in Canada, New Jersey and in several locations in New York City, like the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Park Avenue.

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

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This 2011 movie starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis was shot almost entirely in California, but a few scenes, like this one, were shot in Times Square in New York City.

UPTOWN GIRLS

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The 2003 movie with Dakota Fanning and Brittany Murphy was shot entirely in New York City, in locations like Coney Island, Central Park, Queens, and this one in 83st. in the Upper East Side.

CINDERELLA MAN

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Cinderella Man was filmed in 2005 entirely in Toronto. One of the locations chosen was the Distillery District, where this particular scene of this Russell Crowe movie with was filmed.

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

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This film directed by Wes Anderson in 2001 is full of stars. It was filmed entirely in New York, in locations like this one, in 339 Convent Avenue, Harlem, New York.

TAKE THIS WALTZ

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Take This Waltz is a movie directed by Sarah Polley in 2011, with Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman in the main roles. This house where they lived is in 62 Mackenzie Crescent Street, in Little Portugal, Toronto.

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?

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Did You Hear About the Morgans?, the 2009 movie was shot mostly in New Mexico, but the first scenes were filmed in New York City. This one, in Time Warner Center.

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

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Rebel Without a Cause is a classical movie from 1955 starring James Dean and Natalie Wood was shot entirely in California. This is a scene in Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

BLACK SWAN

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This 2010 movie with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis couldn't be done in no other place than New York. In this scene, Natalie Portman goes out of Lincoln Center Subway Station.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

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This is another movie that practically screams New York City. This scene of Anne Hathaway in the 2006 almost classical movie The Devil Wears Prada was shot in Central Park West.

MORNING GLORY

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Morning Glory may not be so popular, but this 2010 movie deserves a place on this list. This particular scene with Rachel McAdams was shot in 59th Street and 5th Avenue, in New York City.

MANHATTAN

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A Classical one. This movie was made in 1979, a time when the name "Woody Allen" was a synonym of New York City. This particular bench is in Sutton Place.

CHLOE

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Chloe is a 2009 movie starring Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried. It was filmed entirely in Toronto. This particular scene is in Allan Garden Conservatory in 160 Gerrard Street East.

GOOD WILL HUNTING

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Good Will Hunting is a movie that gave Ben Affleck and Matt Damon the Best Original Screenplay in 1997. It was filmed in Boston and in Toronto, where the Upfront Bar and Grill (seen in this scene) is.

PRIMAL FEAR

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Primal Fear is a 1996 movie starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Edward Norton. It was filmed in Los Angeles, Keystone (West Virginia) and Chicago, where this particular scene, in Wacker Drive, was shot.