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Did you know that over 2,000 films have been filmed (full or partially) in North Carolina?

From Wilmington (also known as "Hollywood East") to Lenoir to the Outer Banks, the beautiful pristine beaches and majestic mountains have been the settings for some noteworthy movies throughout the years. From the east to the west, you'll find that the diverse landscape in North Carolina can sub in for just about any part of the world in any time period. 

Movies filmed in North Carolina:

  1. The Hunger Games
  2. Hannibal
  3. Patch Adams
  4. Nell
  5. Forrest Gump
  6. The Fugitive
  7. Last of the Mohicans
  8. Mr. Destiny
  9. Dirty Dancing
  10. Bull Durham
  11. Days of Thunder
  12. The Swan
  13. Shallow Hal
  14. The Green Mile
  15. Blue Velvet
  16. The Color Purple
  17. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  18. The Secret Life of Bees
  19. Weekend at Bernie's

Movies filmed on the Outer Banks

  1. Brainstorm (one scene filmed at The Wright Brothers National Monument)
  2. Nights in Rodanthe (filmed in the village of Rodanthe)

Movies filmed on North Carolina beaches:

  1. Message in a Bottle (filmed in Wilmington)

Movies set on North Carolina beaches:

  1. Dear John (set in Wilmington)
  2. Nights in Rodanthe (set in the village of Rodanthe)
  3. Message in a Bottle (set on the Outer Banks)

So, what are you waiting for? Come discover why Hollywood loves North Carolina (and the Outer Banks). After all, it's not hard to see how our pristine coastline, southern charm, captivating history, and rich culture have captured the hearts of moviegoers everywhere.