Hollywood film crews are drawn to Pittsburgh for its endless variety of architecture, neighborhood charm, and great local support crews. More than 50 major movies and films have been shot on location in the Pittsburgh area during the past decade, including the Academy Award-winning Silence of the Lambs, Lorenzo's Oil, and Hoffa.
Well-known movies filmed in Pittsburgh include:
One Shot (February 2013)
Tom Cruise, his wife Katie Holmes, and their daughter Suri spent several weeks during the fall of 2011 exploring Pittsburgh while in town for the filming of "One Shot," a thriller based on a Lee Childs novel about ex-military investigator Jack Reacher.
Expect scenes from a number of Pittsburgh neigborhoods, stretching from the North Shore to Mount Washington, and Sewickley to Dormont.
The Dark Knight Rises (20 July 2012)
This conclusion to Christopher Nolan's blockbuster Batman trilogy was filmed for 18 days in Pittsburgh, as well as at locations in India, England, Scotland, Los Angeles and New York. Look for Heinz Field, Hines Ward, Mellon Institute and several scenes of downtown. Starring Christain Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, plus returning cast members Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Emma Watson, Logan Leman, Ezra Miller, Nina Dobrev, Mae Whitman and Johnny Simmons star in this movie version of the novel by Upper St. Clair native Stephen Chbosky, who also wrote the screenplay and directed the movie. Pittsburgh locations include the Fort Pitt Tunnel, Peters Township High School, the Hollywood Theater in Dormont, Bethel Presbyterian Church and the West End Overlook.
Won't Back Down (30 March 2012)
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis play two determined mothers who will stop at nothing to transform their children's failing inner-city school. Shot in the lower Hill District and Downtown Pittsburgh.
Written by Mark Bomback, and starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, Unstoppable tells the story of a runaway freight train, and the two men (Washington and Pine) who attempt to stop it.
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Based on true events, this suspense-filled movie thriller starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, and Debra Messing, tells the story of a man's investigation into the mysterious circumstances surrounding his wife's death.
Wonder Boys (2000)
Based on a novel by Michael Chabon, a University of Pittsburgh graduate, this movie stars Michael Douglas and Frances McDormand.
Pittsburgh International Airport stars as General Mitchell Airport in this comedy movie, along with Bud Cort.
Inspector Gadget (1999)
A hilarious comedy starring Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett and Joely Fisher.
Desperate Measures (1998)
A riveting suspense thriller starring Andy Garcia and Michael Keaton.
Two women, one man. The combination can be a killer.... Sharon Stone is the star of this drama/thriller.
This comedy movie stars Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid and Bill Murray.
Boys on the Side (1995)
This dramatic comedy features Whoopie Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker and Drew Barrymore.
This comedy about a houseguest who never leaves stars Sinbad, stars Phil Hartman and Kim Greist.
Sudden Death (1995)
Terror goes into overtime in this action movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Powers Boothe.
Milk Money (1994)
This romantic comedy stars Melanie Griffith, Ed Harris and Michael Patrick Carter.
Only You (1994)
A love story written in the stars with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey, Jr.
Groundhog Day (1993)
Bill Murray stars in this romantic fantasy about a crazy weatherman forced to relive on strange day over and over, until he gets it right.
Money for Nothing (1993)
A comedy/crime thriller starring John Cusack, Debi Mazar and Michael Madsen.
Striking Distance (1993)
Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker keep you entertained in this action/mystery/thriller filmed in Pittsburgh.
Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito star in this Academy Award-winning crime/drama.
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
This gripping, Academy Award-winning drama stars Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
This Academy Award-winning crime thriller stars Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.
Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (1988)
Two cops and a detective's daughter go after a chainsaw killer in this horror/comedy film.
Dominick & Eugene (1988)
Ray Liotta, Tom Hulce and Jamie Lee Curtis star in this dramatic comedy.
An action filled sci-fi movie starring Peter Weller and Nancy Allen.
Gung Ho (1986)
Michael Keaton stars in this 1986 dramatic comedy filmed in several Pittsburgh area locations.
Oh, what a feeling! The city of Pittsburgh co-stars in this 1983 romantic drama with Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
A Vietnam war drama starting Robert De Niro, John Cazale and John Savage.
The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
A heartwarming story about a hopeless, underdog Pittsburgh basketball team.