The Hunger Games, Dirty Dancing, Iron Man 3 and The Secret Life of Bees have at least one thing in common with about 900 other movies and nearly 20 television series made over the past 60 years — They were all filmed in North Carolina.
It’s no wonder. North Carolina has it all – mountains, beaches, lakes, forests, wineries, farms and so much more.
The North Carolina Film Commission does a stellar job of promoting our state as an ideal set location for movies, television, commercials and documentaries. If you’re interested in keeping up with what’s new on this front, their Facebook page is an excellent resource.
For movie lovers visiting the Wilmington, NC area, be sure to add this to your itinerary — a Hollywood Walking Tour. This 90-minute tour will give you an eye and ear-full of fun gossip and behind-the-scenes scoop on tv series and movies filmed in and around Wilmington. Their website details the tour schedule, ticket pricing and where to meet. Tours are held rain or shine. Call (910) 794-1866 for more info.
Curious about which of your favorites were filmed here? You’ll find a complete list of movies and tv series made in North Carolina since 1950 on the NC Film Commission’s website.
Which ones on the list are your favorites? We’re kind of partial to Andy Griffith as Matlock!