Top 7 Movies Filmed in Tampa, Florida by US Box Office

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Lights, Camera, Tampa: Explore the Filming Locations of Your Favorite Movies!

Hey there, fellow movie enthusiast! Feeling a little bored, are we? Well, get ready to have your excitement levels skyrocket because we’re about to take you on a cinematic adventure through Tampa, Florida! So grab your popcorn, pack your bags, and let’s dive into the fascinating world of movies filmed in this vibrant city.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the real-life backdrops of your favorite films.
  • Immerse yourself in the magic and behind-the-scenes action.
  • Unleash your inner film buff and become the ultimate trivia master.
  • Explore Tampa’s unique charm and local attractions while retracing the steps of your favorite actors.

Now, let’s get to the juicy part. Picture yourself strolling through the streets of Tampa, knowing that right where you’re standing, legendary actors and talented crews brought captivating stories to life.

It’s like being a part of the movie itself, but without having to memorize lines or wear extravagant costumes (unless that’s your thing!).

From action-packed blockbusters to heartwarming comedies, Tampa has played host to a wide range of cinematic marvels. As you visit the filming locations, you’ll feel the electric energy that once filled the air as cameras rolled and directors shouted “Action!”

You might even catch a glimpse of where your favorite scenes took place, becoming the star of your very own movie moment.

Imagine standing at the intersection where car chases unfolded, pretending to be behind the wheel of your dream car with a mischievous grin. Or perhaps you’ll find yourself standing on the exact spot where your favorite romantic scene played out, basking in the same breathtaking view. Oh, the movie magic is real, my friend!

But wait, there’s more! As you explore these iconic film locations, you’ll also have the chance to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Tampa. Discover local treasures, indulge in mouthwatering cuisine, and embrace the city’s unique charm.

It’s like hitting two birds with one stone. Or should I say, watching a captivating movie and embarking on an epic adventure at the same time?

So, my fellow travel bug and movie aficionado, what are you waiting for? Grab your map, mark those filming locations, and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the reel and the real. Tampa is calling, and movie history awaits. Lights, camera, action!

Now, dive into the movies filmed in Tampa, Florida and explore the iconic filming locations that will transport you straight into the heart of your favorite films. Remember, you’re the star of your own adventure, so let your imagination run wild and embrace the magic of Tampa’s cinematic history. Enjoy the show!

Magic Mike – US Box Office: USD$113,781,613millions

Director: Steven Soderbergh 

Main Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey

Release Date: 11 July 2012

Filming Locations: Tampa, Florida, USA; Dunedin, Florida, USA; The Bricks of Ybor, Tampa, Florida, USA; Fred Howard Park, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Florida, USA; Sunday’s Fine Dining, Tampa, Florida, USA

Main Plot: Mike Lane, who’s 30, lives in Tampa, Florida. He works as a roofer during the day, but at night, as Magic Mike, he is the star of the male stripping show Kings of Tampa. He wants to start a furniture business but can’t get a bank loan because he has bad credit, even though he has a lot of money saved up. Adam, a teenage coworker of Mike’s, goes to the club with him one night. When one of the acts can’t perform, Adam is persuaded to do so instead, and he becomes an instant hit. When his success makes him cocky, it hurts his sister, their relationship, and Mike’s goals.

Famous quotes:

Mike Martingano: [dressed as a police officer] “Good evening. You live here?”

Kim: “Yeah.”

Mike Martingano: “Yeah? What’s your name?”

Kim: “Kim.”

Mike Martingano: “Kim, can you move back for me, please?”

[enters house full of women]

Mike Martingano: “We keep getting complaints about noise and underage drinking. Everybody sit down, we’re gonna be here for a while! You don’t have anything sharp on you that I can stick myself with, do you?”

Kim: “No.”

Mike Martingano: “Good. ‘Cause I do!”

Fun Fact about Magic Mike:

  • Dallas (Matthew McConaughey), at one point in the scene where he eventually strips, rolls away from the woman grabbing his crotch. The reason is that the extras were so pumped up that they tore his g-string. He didn’t break into the dance to address it; rather, he worked it into the routine.

A Time to Kill US Box Office: USD$108,766,007million

Director: Joel Schumacher

Main Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey

Release Date: 24 July 1996

Filming Locations: London, Ontario, Canada; Canton, Mississippi, USA; Jackson International Airport – 100 International Drive, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; Tampa, Florida, USA

Main Plot: A young, handsome, and accomplished lawyer is dealing with the most difficult case of his lifetime, which frequently also poses a threat to it. The K.K.K. is active, and there is a lot of tension in the southern Mississippi city of Clanton as a result of the wrath of the black majority over the raped and beat of a black man’s 10-year-old child. In defiance of Jake’s advice, the angry father exacts retribution by shooting the two culprits in the neighborhood courthouse. Regardless matter the outcome, racial animosity intensifies, and confrontation threatens to erupt. Along with his young, enthusiastic assistant, Jake must determine whether defending the man is worth the risk to him and his family.

Famous quotes:

Jake Tyler Brigance: “I need a drink.

Lucien Wilbanks: “At three o’clock in the afternoon? What would your wife think?

Jake Tyler Brigance: “I’m my own man, Lucien. I drink when I want to.

Lucien Wilbanks: “When did she leave town?

Jake Tyler Brigance: “This morning.

Sequel: A Time for Mercy

Fun Fact about A Time to Kill:

  • A 12 rape victim gave a horrifying testimony in 1984 at the DeSoto Courthouse in Hernando, and John Grisham was there to witness it. The rape and abuse of 12-year-old Marcie Scott and her 16-year-old sister Julie Scott served as the basis for the book’s plot. But in contrast to Grisham’s portrayal, the Scotts were white, and Willie Harris, the attacker, was black. According to the author’s official website, Grisham started writing his first book in his leisure time, which “investigated what would have occurred if the victim’s parents had killed her assailants.” He worked on A Time to Kill for three years until finishing it in 1987. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, published in 1962, was another work that inspired Grisham. It is 1984 when this book is set. The achievement of Scott Turow’s book Presumed Innocent was cited as another source of inspiration (1990).

Parenthood – US Box Office: USD$100.05million

Director: Ron Howard 

Main Cast: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards

Release Date: 2 August 1989

Filming Locations: Orlando, Florida, USA; University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA; Universal Studios Florida, Universal Orlando Resort – 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando, Florida, USA; Tinker Field – 287 S. Tampa Ave., Orlando, Florida, USA; 1327 Eastin Ave, Orlando, Florida, USA

Main Plot: Gil Buckman is a 35-year-old father of three who lives in a suburb of St. Louis. Steve Martin plays him. He is a sales executive, and his wife, Karen (Mary Steenburgen), stays at home to take care of their three children, Kevin (Jasen Fisher), Taylor (Alisan Porter), and Justin, who is only two years old (Zachary La Voy). Gil is always trying to balance his family and work, and he often has problems with both. At work, his morals aren’t always considered, and office politics favor those who don’t work hard over those who do. At home, he tries to deal with the stresses of being a parent. When he sees his son Kevin’s shyness, he often feels like a bad father. Gil’s worries aren’t eased by what seem to be problems with Taylor and Justin, who likes to hit things with his head. He tries hard not to be like his late father, Frank (Jason Robards), who is cold and distant. Karen, on the other hand, tries to stay calm and helpful.

Famous quotes:

Grandma: “You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster.”

Gil: “Oh?”

Grandma: “Up, down, up, down. Oh, what a ride!”

Gil: “What a great story.”

Grandma: “I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn’t like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it.”

Sequel: Parenthood 2

Fun Fact about Parenthood:

  • Actors were so caught up in the role-playing murder game that it interrupted production (a game in which one person, the murderer, has to find a subtle way to kill other players simply by looking at them without giving themselves away as the murderer). This is most glaring during the mealtime scene when everyone is seated at the table. Everyone’s participation can be seen in their eye movements during the game.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – US Box Office: USD$87,242,834million

Director: Tim Burton  

Main Cast: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench

Release Date: 28 September 2016

Filming Locations: Brasschaat, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium; Blackpool Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK; East Portholland, Cornwall, England, UK; Sun City Center, Florida, USA; Gandy Bridge, Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

Main Plot: Jacob (Asa Butterfield), who is solving a mystery that spans countless ages and dimensions, finds a mysterious establishment known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. This home is for children deemed to be “peculiar.” On the other hand, as he gets to know the natives and learns more about their special skills and the formidable opponents they have to contend with, the mystery and the danger become even more apparent to him. Jacob finds out that, in the end, the only thing that will save his newly acquired friends is his “peculiarity,” as he refers to it.

Famous quotes:

Franklin Portman: [Sees a bird flying above the boat] “Wow! Jake, check it out. That’s a peregrine falcon.”

Jake: “A peregrine like the headmistress?”

Franklin Portman: “Sure… That’s probably where Grandpa came up with that whole turning into a bird thing.”

Jake: “Maybe – Maybe that’s really her!”

[Turns to shout at the bird]

Jake: “Hey, Miss Peregrine! It’s me, Jake! I’m Abe Portman’s grandson! Please, don’t crap on us!”

[Franklin gives him a horrified look]

Jake: “Oh my God, Dad, I’m kidding.”

Fun Fact about Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children:

  • The house that serves as the location for filming the children’s scenes is a genuine residence. It goes by the name “Nottebohm,” and you may find it in Antwerp, Belgium.

Goodfellas – US Box Office: USD$46,909,721million

Director: Martin Scorsese  

Main Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Release Date: 19 September 1990

Filming Locations: Copacabana Nightclub – 10 East 60th Street, East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA; The Oriental Manor, 1818 86th St, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; 2409 32nd Street, Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA; 56-26 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth, New York City, New York, USA

Main Plot: Henry Hill might be a low-level criminal who collaborated in a heist with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other criminals with more ambitious goals than Henry Hill. Henry Hill, Jimmy Conway, and Tommy De Vito could have stolen money from a business. The two could eliminate the threat posed by the other participants in the heist. Then they could formulate plans for moving up in the criminal organization’s structure. On the other hand, Henry may be adversely affected by the success of his business associates. Still, the question is whether or not he would consider falling so low as to bring about the failure of Jimmy and Tommy.

Famous quotes:

Henry Hill: “You’re a pistol, you’re really funny. You’re really funny.”

Tommy DeVito: “What do you mean I’m funny?”

Henry Hill: “It’s funny, you know. It’s a good story, it’s funny, you’re a funny guy.”


Tommy DeVito: “What do you mean, you mean the way I talk? What?”

Henry Hill: “It’s just, you know. You’re just funny, it’s… funny, you know the way you tell the story and everything.”

Tommy DeVito: [it becomes quiet] “Funny how? What’s funny about it?”

Anthony Stabile: “Tommy, no, you got it all wrong.”

Tommy DeVito: “Oh, oh, Anthony. He’s a big boy, he knows what he said. What did ya say? Funny how?”

Henry Hill: “Jus…”

Tommy DeVito: “What?”

Henry Hill: “Just… ya know… you’re funny.”

Sequel: My Blue Heaven

Fun Fact about Goodfellas:

  • The actual Tommy DeSimone was substantially built, but otherwise, Joe Pesci’s portrayal of him in the book and film is said to be 90 to 99% accurate, as told by Henry Hill, whose life served as the film’s inspiration.

The Punisher – US Box Office: USD$33,810,189million

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Main Cast: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Samantha Mathis, Laura Harring

Release Date: 17 November 2017

Filming Locations: Tampa, Florida, USA; Sunshine Skyway Bridge, U.S. 19/I-275, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Fort De Soto Park – 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, Florida, USA; The Claw – 13801 N. 46th Street, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA; University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA

Main Plot: After a covert operation in which Bobby Saint, son of a crooked businessman named Howard Saint, was murdered, the FBI agent Frank Castle has decided to retire. During a family reunion, Howard Saint, who blames Castle for the death of his son, murders Frank’s family and then abandons Frank for dead. Burned out and tormented by memories of his family’s murder, Frank decides to seek revenge for his family’s death. He becomes a judge, jury, and executioner known as “The Punisher.” Frank Castle’s goal is to punish Howard Saint and his associates in a one-person war, and Frank Castle is not willing to give up until those responsible for his family’s murder are dead and until he has his revenge.

Famous quotes:

Frank Castle: “It’s been five months since my family was killed. I don’t see ONE man in jail.”

Police Chief Morris: “Obviously you’re upset…”

Frank Castle: “Upset? Is that the word? I used to get upset. When I got a flat tire, when a plane was delayed. I used to get *upset* when the Yankees won the series. So if that’s what upset means, what am I feeling now? If you know the word, tell me because I don’t.”

Sequel: Punisher: War Zone

Fun Facts about The Punisher:

  • While filming their knife fight sequence, an accident occurred in which Thomas Jane stabbed Kevin Nash. As part of his compensation, Nash drank ice-cold beer provided by the production crew.
  • Since Thomas Jane didn’t consider himself a superhero actor, he initially declined the job not once but twice, as well as a part in the film “X-Men (2000).” After being requested to play the character a second time and having seen Timothy Bradstreet’s artwork of the essence, he only became interested in the surface after being asked to play the symbol for the second time.

Cop & ½ US Box Office: USD$31,889,691million

Director: Henry Winkler

Main Cast: Burt Reynolds, Norman D. Golden II, Ruby Dee, Holland Taylor

Release Date: 2 April 1993

Filming Locations: Dade City, Florida, USA; Glenwood Avenue, Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa, Florida, USA; Sunrise Market, 104 W Woodlawn Ave, Tampa, Florida, USA; D. W. Waters Career Center 2704 N. Highland Ave. Tampa, Florida, USA

Main Plot: Devon Butler, who is only eight years old, has always had the ambition to become a police officer. He is well-versed in police protocol, is fascinated with police TV shows, and enjoys a good game of cops and robbers with his pal Ray. One day, he is nosing around in a warehouse when he happens to see a murder being committed there. He then goes to the police, who are interested in the information but cannot obtain it until they hire Devon as a police officer. After that, the authorities pair him with Nick McKenna, an experienced cop who despises children. The two work together in a comedic chain of events to find the murderer.

Famous quotes:

Mr. Herman Fleming: [to Devon] “Now, tell me. What have you learned today? Sit up straight.”

Devon: “That I can hold my breath a lot longer than I thought I could.”

Mr. Herman Fleming: “Do I sense… uh… a little insolence?”

Devon: “No.”

Mr. Herman Fleming: “Devon, Devon, Devon, Devon. Lies are not explanations.”

Devon: “I’m not lying. Every day, these big jumbos come and take my money. They put me in the toilet and they hold me upside down.”

Mr. Herman Fleming: “Always blaming it on someone else. You leave me no choice, Devon. I have to call your grandmother.”

Devon: “Mr. Fleming, please. You don’t have to call her. She can’t take personal calls. It makes her sick and she’s on a very hard shift now.”

Mr. Herman Fleming: “Sit down, Devon.”

[Devon sits back down]

Mr. Herman Fleming: “Devon, if I don’t make this call, you will never learn and I would have done you a great injustice.”

Fun Fact about Cop & ½:

  • After a scene in which two bullies dunked and flushed Norman Golden II’s head first into a toilet, the film received criticism from the media and parental groups. Considering Golden’s background as an African-American, many people found the scenario offensive. Star Burt Reynolds was interrogated about the controversial incident. Reynolds said that he was only a hired hand on this picture and had no say in writing, in contrast to his other projects, in which he served in either a producing or directing capacity.

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