Movies, Movies, Movies, Made in Philadelphia, Many Movies that Is!

What better way to get through the cold chilling winter than throwing a blanket over you and watching a lot of films on the tellie?

And if you watch the films below, you could give yourself a History of Film in Philadelphia.

And if you watch a film a day—it will be well into spring.  Pop some Corn and relax.



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Kitty Koyle. 1940. Ginger Rogers as working class lady wooed by wealthy Main Liner.

The Philadelphia Story. 1940. Romance comedy. Katherine Hepburn. Cary Grant.

Pride of the Marines. 1945. John Garfield as Philly war hero.

The Burglar. 1957.Jane Mansfield on the Main Line.

The Blob. 1958. Steve McQueen as teenager in Horror film.

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The Young Philadelphians.1959. Paul Newman as lawyer and Philadelphia1950’s society.

Marnie 1964. Tippi Hedren & Sean Connery. Alfred Hitchcock.

The Trouble with Angels.1966. Haley Mills & Rosalind Russell.

The Happiest Millionaire.1967. Disney film about Biddles from Main line

High School. 1968. Life At North East High School. The film was once banned.

The Lost Man. 1969. Sidney Poitier as Black revolutionary robbing North Phila.factories.

Rocky. 1976. Academy Award winning film.

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Rocky II. 1979.

Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood.1973. Willow Grove Park horrors.

Dressed to Kill.1980- Director De Palma’s tribute to Hitchcock.

Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise. 1980. Jazz player.

Blow out 1981. John Travolta.

Uncle Scam.1981. Joan Rivers. Abscam scammers.

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Taps. 1981. Tom Cruise. Sean Penn. Valley Forge Military Academy.

Fighting Back. 1982. Kensington revenge.

Rocky 111. 1982.

Eddie and the Cruisers. 1983.

Trading Places. 1983. Eddie Murphy. Dan Akroyd.

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Birdy.1984. Nicholas Cage & Matthew Modine as teen kids during Vietnam War.

The Philadelphia Experiment.1984. Alleged Naval Experiment at Philadelphia shipyards during 1943 during which a Navy destroyer was rendered invisible. Conspiracy story.

Witness. 1985. Amish boy murder.

Atlantic City. 1985 – with Susan Sarandon & Burt Lancaster–nominated for 5 Academy Awards

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Girls School Screamers.1986. Chestnut Hill Catholic schoolgirl’s ghost story

Mannequin.1987. Kim Cattrall stars as Wanamaker’s mannequin.

Stealing Home. 1988. Mark Harmon & Jodie Foster. Chestnut Hill ball player.

Clean & Sober .1988. Michael Keaton

Worth Winning. 1989. Mark Harmon as weatherman.

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Rocky V. 1990.

Downtown. 1990. Forest Whitaker as North Philly cop.

Philadelphia.1993. Tom Hanks

Money For Nothing. 1993. South Philly armored car thief Joey Cole.

Age of Innocence 1993 Director Martin Scorsese

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Crumb. 1994. Documentary of Fritz the Cat Cartoonist

Two Bits. 1995. Al Pacino grandfather in Italian Market.

12 Monkeys. 1995—biological disaster. Bruce Willis. Brad Pitt

Up Close & Personal. 1996. Robert Redford& Michelle Pfeiffer.

The Life & Times of Charles Outz. South Phila lonely elevator operator.
The Watermelon Woman. 1996. Lesbian TLA video clerk story.

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The Last Broadcast. 1998.

Beloved 1998

Fallen. 1998. Denzel Washington & John Goodman. Occult thriller.

Wide Awake. 1998. Another M. Knight film. Rosie O’Donnell & Denis Leary.

The In Crowd. 1998. Coming of age story surrounding 1960’s Philly disc jockey

Renegades. 1989. Lou Diamonds & Kiefer Sutherland as cops.

The Florentine. 1999. Story about Easton, Pa. working-class bar.

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The Sixth Sense. 1999. M. Night Shyamalan.

Kimberly. 1999. Coming of Age Story about pregnant girl.

Jesus’ Son 1999. Jack Black. 1970’s drug story around Burlington County.

Unbreakable. 2000. Bruce Willis & Samuel Jackson.

Best in Show. 2000. Fun mock documentary about Dog Show.

Chronicle of Corpses. 2000 – secrets in a 19th century wealthy Phila. Family

The Demo Crew. 2001. Street hockey story.

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Diary of A City Priest. 2001.True story of inner city Priest

Signs. 2002. Mel Gibson confronts aliens in M. Night Shyamalan story.

State Property. 2002. Beanie Sigel gangster story.

Strut. 2002. Mummers.

Stone Reader. 2002. Great mystery about vanished author.

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The Village. 2004. Another M. Knight film.

The Woodsman. 2004. Kevin Bacon as pedophile.

My Architect. 2004. Documentary by son of Phila. architecht Louis Khan.

Mafioso: The Father, The Son. 2004. South Philly mob drama.

National Treasure. 2004. Nicholas Cage defends Declaration of Independence.

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State Property 2. 2005. Beanie Segal. Phila. drug trade.

Jersey Girl. 2004. Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez.

Invincible. 2006. Mark Whalberg.

Credits and Sources:– a filmography is available from 1975 to 2009.– go here to Movie Collector’s Website.

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5 comments for “Movies, Movies, Movies, Made in Philadelphia, Many Movies that Is!

  1. Joe
    March 8, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Good list. You could also include “Marley and Me”, “Law Abiding Citizen”, and “The Answer Man”.

  2. Adrian
    March 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Two Fins Up for this post. I love watching a movie and saying “I know where that is, I’ve been there” or I tell my kids “I worked there” like in “Marley & Me” when they shot the scenes at the Inquirer – Hey is that on this list??

    From this list:
    My Favorite Comedy – Trading Places
    Always funny no matter how many times I watch it.

    My Favorite Thriller – 12 Monkeys
    The twists in this story are awesome. Bruce Willis is my favorite Action Movie actor. I just watched Surrogates and loved it.

  3. January 23, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Superb blog post, I have book marked this internet site so ideally I’ll see much more on this subject in the foreseeable future!

  4. March 10, 2012 at 10:58 am

    thanks.very good blog and very good share.

  5. Julie
    April 12, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Can anyone tell me where Marley and Me was shot? We are off to Philadelphia at the weekend and I am trying to see all movie locations x

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