Top 15 Movies Filmed in Maine by US Box Office

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Lights, Camera, Maine: Unlock the Magic of Filming Locations!

Hey there, adventurous soul! Are you feeling a little bored and in search of excitement? Well, look no further because we’ve got just the thing for you. Imagine stepping into a world where your favorite movies came to life, right here in the magical state of Maine.

Yes, you read that correctly! Maine may be known for its stunning landscapes and delicious lobster rolls, but it’s also a secret treasure trove of cinematic wonders. So, grab your popcorn and get ready for a reel adventure as we explore the captivating filming locations in the Pine Tree State!

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the hidden gems of Maine through the lens of unforgettable movies.
  • Immerse yourself in the magic of Hollywood, right in your own backyard.
  • Explore the breathtaking landscapes showcased in your favorite films.
  • Unearth the behind-the-scenes secrets by visiting these iconic locations.

Now, picture this: strolling through charming coastal towns and picturesque villages, knowing that these very streets have been graced by the likes of Hollywood’s brightest stars. As you make your way through Maine’s enchanting movie settings, you’ll find yourself transported to the heart of the action. Feel the sand beneath your toes and relive that unforgettable on-screen romance that once unfolded on those very beaches. Or perhaps, trace the steps of an iconic chase scene through winding cobblestone alleys, unleashing the adventurer within you. The possibilities are endless when you’re the star of your own movie-inspired escapade!

But wait, there’s more! While you may be lured in by the allure of Hollywood magic, there’s an added bonus to exploring these movie filming locations. You’ll also get a chance to experience the authentic beauty and local charm of Maine. Indulge in lip-smacking seafood delicacies at the same waterfront restaurants where movie stars dined.

Wander through bustling farmers markets, just like the characters in your favorite films. And who knows, you might even stumble upon a hidden gem where you least expect it, like a quaint bookstore or a rustic café that could double as the perfect backdrop for your own indie film.

So, dear adventurer, why not turn your boredom into excitement and discover the wonders of movie magic right here in the incredible state of Maine? It’s time for you to grab your camera, channel your inner movie star, and embark on a journey filled with awe, laughter, and maybe even a little bit of drama (cue the suspenseful music).

The movie filming locations in Maine are waiting to transport you to a world where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Lights, camera, action!

Lights, camera, adventure! Grab your map and explore the mesmerizing movie filming locations in Maine. Unleash your inner movie buff and let the magic of Hollywood guide you on an unforgettable journey. Lights, camera, Maine awaits you! Now, go chase your cinema dreams!

American Sniper – US Box Office: USD$350.13millions

Director: Clint Eastwood

Main Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

Release Date: 16 January 2015

Filming Locations: Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA; O’Malleys Pub, Seal Beach, California, USA; El Centro, California, USA; Salé, Morroco; Marina del Rey, California, USA

Main Plot: When he entered his thirties, Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) realized he needed to change to realize his potential and help the United States in its war against terrorism. Chris Kyle was simply a Texas native with an ambition of becoming a cowboy. After getting married to Taya, Kyle and the other team members are invited to serve in Iraq for the first time. Thus he joined the S.E.A.L.s to train as a sniper (Sienna Miller). Kyle finds the most challenging not his missions but his interactions with the realities of the conflict and how he handles his urban lifestyle, wife, and children after returning home.

Famous quotes:

Chris Kyle: “I’m not redneck; I’m Texan!

Taya Renae Kyle: “What’s the difference?

Chris Kyle: “We ride horses, they ride their cousins.

Wayne Kyle: [to his sons] “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep.

Wayne Kyle: “Then you’ve got predators who use violence to prey on the weak. They’re the wolves.

Wayne Kyle: “And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog.

Fun Fact about American Sniper:

  • Bradley Cooper consumed about 6,000 calories daily, or about one meal every 55 minutes, to gain 40+ pounds. Cooper said that it was not enjoyable to consume those calories because most of his meals consisted of tasteless protein powders that he had to slurp down in between sets of weightlifting. He exercised four hours a day for several months with his trainer. Cooper also attended twice-daily vocal coaching sessions and logged numerous hours watching Chris Kyle videos. Cooper received rifle-pointing instruction from Navy SEAL sniper Kevin Lacz, who served with Kyle and acted as a consultant on this film.

Forrest Gump US Box Office: USD$330.25millions

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Main Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Release Date: 6 July 1994 

Filming Locations: Chippewa Square, Savannah, Georgia, USA; Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde, Maine, USA; Pemaquid, Maine, USA; Savannah, Georgia, USA; Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Main Plot: Forrest Gump is a straightforward individual with a low IQ but excellent intentions. As they navigate childhood, he plays with Jenny, his only buddy. He is taught the fundamentals of life by his “mother,” who then hands him to fate. Forrest enlists in the military and serves in Vietnam. He makes new pals named Dan and Bubba, gets medals, establishes a renowned shrimp fishing fleet, incites people to run, popularizes ping-pong, invents the smiley, writes songs and bumper stickers, and sees the president multiple times. Forrest, however, is unconcerned with this since Jenny Curran, his childhood sweetheart, who has ruined her life, is on his mind. However, in the end, he seeks to demonstrate the universality of love.

Famous quotes:

Jenny Curran: “Do you ever dream, Forrest, about who you’re gonna be?

Forrest Gump: “Who I’m gonna be?

Jenny Curran: “Yeah.

Forrest Gump: “Aren’t-aren’t I going to be me?

Forrest Gump: [running] “I had run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours.

[he stops and turns around]

Young Man Running: “Quiet, quiet! He’s gonna say something!

Forrest Gump: [pause] “I’m pretty tired… I think I’ll go home now.

Forrest Gump: “Stupid is as stupid does.

Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: “Have you found Jesus yet, Gump?

Forrest Gump: “I didn’t know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir.

Fun Facts about Forrest Gump:

  • The speaker plug is yanked when Forrest stands up to speak at the Vietnam protest in Washington, making it impossible to hear him. Tom Hanks quoted him saying, “People who travel to Vietnam occasionally return to their mothers without any legs. They occasionally don’t even leave for home. That is not good. All I want to express about that is that.”
  • Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis both relinquished portions of their fees in return for percent when the studio made budget cuts; this earned Hanks in the neighborhood $40 million.
  • Another soldier explains to Forrest how to play ping-pong in the hospital, and the key is “keep his eye on the ball at all times.” After that, he never blinks again when he is depicted playing ping-pong.

It – US Box Office Hit: USD$328,874,981 millions

Director: Andy Muschietti

Main Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis

Release Date: 8 September 2017

Filming Locations: Bangor, Maine, USA; Elora, Ontario, Canada; Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; West Montrose, Ontario, Canada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Main Plot: In the town of Derry, Maine, seven young adolescents realize that the person responsible for kidnapping several other children of the same age is not an adult. Georgie steers the boat through the drizzly streets of the Maine town of Derry, only to have it capsize and go down a storm drain. Pennywise, also known as the Clown Prince of Crime, is an evil entity that can assume the appearance of whatever scares you the most at any given moment. The youngsters, known as the Losers Club, eventually have the epiphany that they must confront It in combat to end it. But how could you have any prospect of winning against something aware of all of your deepest, darkest fears?

Famous quotes:

Richie Tozier: “I hear the list is longer than my wang.

Stanley Uris: “That’s not saying much.

Richie Tozier: “Hey Eddie, are these your birth control pills?

Eddie Kaspbrak: “Yeah, I’m saving them for your sister!

Ben Hanscom: “Derry started as a beaver trapping camp.

Richie Tozier: “Still is! Am I right, boys?

Sequel: IT chapter two

Fun Fact about It:

  • Of all the children, Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie) was the first to collaborate with Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise). Skarsgard was screaming and drooling in Grazer’s face while he was crying and gagging during their scene. Following the conclusion of the stage, Skarsgard sincerely wanted to know how Grazer was doing. Skarsgard was perplexed and amazed by Grazer’s approach, referring to the young actors as “little professionals,” as he looked directly at him and remarked, “Love what you’re doing with the character.”

Man of Steel – US Box Office: USD$291.05millions

Director: Zack Snyder

Main Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Release Date: 12 June 2013

Filming Locations: Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada; Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada; Mount Seymour Park, British Columbia, Canada; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Sandwich, Illinois, USA

Main Plot:

A boy from another world is saved from his dying home planet and transported to Earth to live among humans. When additional survivors from his home planet make their way to Earth, his tranquility is jeopardized.

A little child discovers that he is not from this world and possesses remarkable abilities. He also finds that he is not human. As a young adult, he begins a quest to learn more about his origins—the mission for which he was dispatched to this world. However, to save the world from oblivion and become the embodiment of hope for all people on the planet. The hero that lies dormant within him must surface at this time.

Famous quotes:

Father Leone: “What’s on your mind?”

Clark Kent: “I don’t know where to start.”

Father Leone: “Wherever you want.”

Clark Kent: “That ship that appeared last night, I’m the one they’re looking for.”

Father Leone: [swallows nervously] “Do you know… why they want you?”

Clark Kent: “No, but this General Zod… even if I surrender, there’s no guarantee he’ll keep his word. But if there’s a chance I can save Earth by turning myself in, shouldn’t I take it?”

Father Leone: “What does your gut tell you?”

Clark Kent: “Zod can’t be trusted. The problem is, I’m not sure the people of Earth can be either.”

[walks away]
Father Leone: “Sometimes, you have to take a leap of faith first. The trust part comes later.”

Sequel: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016); Justice League (2017); Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

Fun Fact about Man of Steel:

  • In a flashback of Clark Kent being tormented, he can be seen reading Plato’s “The Republic.” Plato explains his “Perfect Society” in “The Republic,” which resembles the society of Krypton as described here. Both civilizations have predetermined births, in which individuals are born into roles such as leaders, soldiers, or farmers

Jaws US Box Office: USD$260.00millions

Director: Steven Spielberg

Main Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Release Date: 20 June 1975

Filming Locations: Water Street, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA; Water Street, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA; Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA; Dangerous Reef, South Australia, Australia; Los Angeles, California, USA; Joseph Sylva State Beach, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA

Main Plot: Amity Island, a little hamlet where the beaches are the main lure, is experiencing a scorching summer. After discovering the bones of a shark attack victim, Martin Brody, the new sheriff, intends to ban swimming on beaches as soon as possible. It has angered the mayor, Larry Vaughn, and some other business owners. That weekend, a predator kills a little child, and Brody retracts his statement out of regret. Amity is swiftly overrun by amateur hunters and fishermen looking to profit from the shark bounty set by the murdered boy’s mother. Quint, a skilled shark hunter, and local fisherman, offer to kill the animal for a hefty sum. Quint, Brody, and Matt Hooper of the Oceanographic Institute will soon be looking for great white sharks at sea. After their initial encounter with the beast, Brody sums it up nicely: “They’ll need a bigger boat.”

Famous quotes:

Brody: “Smile, you son of a BITCH!

[shoots at the air tank; the shark explodes]

Brody: “That’s some bad hat, Harry.

Brody: ““Slow ahead.” I can go slow ahead. Come on down here and chum some of this shit.

Ellen Brody: “Martin hates boats. Martin hates water. Martin… Martin sits in his car when we go on the ferry to the mainland. I guess it’s a childhood thing. It’s a… there’s a clinical name for it isn’t there?

Brody: “Drowning.”

Brody: [to Quint after getting his first good look at the great white shark up close while chumming] “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.

Sequel: Jaws 2 (1978); Jaws 3-D (1983); Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Fun Facts about Jaws:

  • In a seafood restaurant many years after the movie’s debut, Lee Fierro, who played Mrs. Kintner, observed an “Alex Kintner Sandwich” on the menu. When the restaurant owner heard her mention that she had played his mother years earlier, he immediately hurried outside to see her—it was none other than Jeffrey Voorhees, who had played her son. Since the first filming of the movie, they had not seen one another.
  • Steven Spielberg laughed and remarked, “That’s hilarious, John, but what did you have in mind for the theme of Jaws (1975),” as composer John Williams first played the score for him. Spielberg later claimed that the movie wouldn’t have been as successful without Williams’ score, and Williams argues that it helped launch his career.

The Exorcist US Box Office: USD$232.91millions

Director:  William Friedkin 

Main Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Release Date: 26 December 1973

Filming Locations: Mosul, Iraq; Hetra, Iraq; Al Mawsil, Iraq;  3600 Prospect Street, Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Hitchcock Steps – 36th & Prospect Streets, Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Main Plot:  a Hollywood star temporarily relocating to Washington, D.C., has difficulties. She is making a movie, and the script feels inadequate. Regan’s father, her ex-husband, who is also her daughter’s father, never calls the teen on her birthday. Rats also live in the attic. Father Karras, a priest, and psychiatrist are, also losing faith while dealing with his mother’s illness and the cost of the care she requires. Father Merrin, an elderly and ailing priest, has recently returned from Iraq with visions of horror. When the amiable and upbeat Regan becomes obnoxious and aggressive, these three people come into contact. But neither a medical practitioner nor a psychiatrist can treat her illness. Regan requires an exorcist.

Famous quotes:

Demon: “What an excellent day for an exorcism.

Father Karras: “You would like that?

Demon: “Intensely.

Father Karras: “But wouldn’t that drive you out of Regan?

Demon: “It would bring us together.

Father Karras: “You and Regan?

Demon: “You and us.

Sequel: The Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977); The Exorcist III (1990); Exorcist: The Beginning (2004); Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist (2005)

Fun Facts about The Exorcist:

  • One take was all that was necessary for the moment when Regan hurls vomit at Father Karras. Jason Miller was supposed to be hit in the chest by the vomit, but the plastic tubing fired incorrectly and struck him in the face instead. Miller acknowledged in an interview that he was upset by this error, and his genuine shock and disgust as he cleaned up the vomit are evident.
  • Warner Bros. hired bodyguards to guard Linda Blair for six months following the movie’s premiere because she had received death threats from religious fanatics who thought the film “glorified Satan.”

Hancock US Box Office: USD$227.95millions

Director: Peter Berg 

Main Cast: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head

Release Date: 2 July 2008

Filming Locations: 105 Freeway, Los Angeles, California, USA; Fred C. Nelles Correctional Facility, Whittier, California, USA;  Los Angeles, California, USA; City Bank Plaza – 505 S Flower St, Los Angeles, California, USA; Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California, USA

Main Plot: John Hancock, a strong superhero, has lost his abilities due to his clumsiness and drinking. He has also emerged as Los Angeles’ most despised individual. Although he has saved countless lives, he has also caused significant property damage and has cost the city millions of dollars each time he acts. The executive is grateful and thinks he can redeem Hancock’s reputation as a genuine hero when he saves PR expert Ray Embrey’s life from a speeding train. He invites the anti-hero to dinner at his house and shows him off to his wife Mary and son Aaron, who is a big fan. However, Mary doesn’t want Hancock anywhere close to her or her family for an unknown reason.

Famous quotes:

John Hancock: “All of you people, blocking the intersection, you’re all idiots.”

Rail Crossing Crowd #1: “You’re the one that threw the dude’s car at her. And what’s with the train?

Rail Crossing Crowd #2: “Why didn’t you just go straight up in the air with the car? You’ve obviously injured that poor woman.

Rail Crossing Crowd #3: “She’s right. She should sue you.

John Hancock: “Okay. Well, you should sue McDonald’s, ’cause they fucked you up.”

Fun Facts about Hancock:

  • The original script had a considerably gloomier tone. Hancock was meant to be sexually unsatisfied because he couldn’t have sex with a woman without killing her and being a low life. Hancock has an explosive orgasm in an MPAA-cleared sequence but didn’t include it in the final edit because a test audience didn’t find it funny. The MPAA rated the movie an R twice before language and violence restrictions led to a PG-13 rating, even though been significantly reduced the tone had for a summer release intended for a broad audience.
  • Originally, it was called “Tonight, He Comes.” The script was retitled “John Hancock” and, finally, “Hancock” after circling about Hollywood for over a decade.

Armageddon – US Box Office: USD$201.57millions

Director: Michael Bay

Main Cast: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler

Release Date: 26 August 1998

Filming Locations: Houston, Texas, USA; Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA;  Launch Complex 34 (Apollo 1 Memorial), Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, Florida, USA; Istanbul, Turkey; Ellington Air Force Base, Houston, Texas, USA

Main Plot: The untimely destruction of a shuttle as it traveled through space informs NASA of the presence of a doomsday asteroid headed in the direction of Earth. It would appear that the only method to deflect its path would be to bore a hole into its surface and detonate a nuclear weapon there. But while NASA’s underfunded but ingenious crew prepares the best drillers in the world for the job, the truth begins to reach the public, and a frenzy ensues. This causes the social order of the globe to start to crumble. At the same time that high-ranking officials are using the endeavor to play politics, members of the drilling crew are dealing with profound personal difficulties that could put humanity’s last chance at risk.

Famous quotes:

Truman: “So what’s the verdict?”

Harry Stamper: “They’ll do it. They’ve made a few requests though.”

Truman: “Such as?”

Harry Stamper: [riffles through sheets of paper] “Well, there’s uh, few things here, uh… nothin’ really big, uh, just- Well, as an example, uh, uh, Oscar here, he’s got some outstanding parking tickets. Wants them wiped off his record.”

Oscar: [shouting from balcony] “Fifty-six tickets in seven states…”

Harry Stamper: [to Oscar] “I’ll-I’ll tell ’em Oscar, you got it.”

Oscar: “Okay.”

Sequel: Armageddon 2: Harry’s Last Stand

Fun Fact about Armageddon:

  • Due to the script’s patriotic character and Top Gun’s popularity (1986), starring Tom Cruise as recruitment material, the producers were able to convince NASA to allow filmmaker Michael Bay and his crew to film in the traditionally restricted space agency. This includes the neutral buoyancy laboratory, a 65 million-gallon, 40-foot-deep pool intended to educate astronauts for weightlessness, and the utilization of two $10 million space suits. In addition to filming at Edwards Air Force Base in California, the crew was also permitted to film on the historic launch pad that was decommissioned following the Apollo 1 catastrophe.

Twilight – US Box Office Hit: USD$191.47million

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Main Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke

Release Date: 21 November 2008

Filming Locations: 218 Rim Drive, Washougal, Columbia River Gorge, Washington, USA; Corbett Elementary School – 35800 East Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA; Kalama High School – 548 China Garden Road, Kalama, Washington, USA; Mount St. Helens, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington, USA; 22301 Cataro Dr, Santa Clarita, California, USA

Main Plot: Bella Swan was always unique. Bella was never a follower at her Phoenix, Arizona, high school. Bella doesn’t anticipate anything to change when her mother remarries, and she moves to rainy Forks, Washington, with her father. But Edward Cullen changes everything. Edward is unlike any boy she’s met. He’s unique. He’s smart, humorous, and can see her soul. They fall in love quickly since Edward isn’t like other lads. He outruns mountain lions. Can hand-stop an automobile. He hasn’t aged since 1918. Vampires live vampires forever. He only has fangs in movies. Edward’s family is the only vampires who don’t take human blood. Bella is Edward’s soul mate after 90 years. As they come closer, Edward must fight the primordial pull of her scent, which could drive him insane. They must handle their uncontrollable affection. But when unexpected visitors arrive and discover a human, Edward must struggle to defend Bella. A new, visceral Romeo and Juliet about vampire and mortal love.

Famous quotes:

Isabella Swan: [Edward jumps down off the roof of Bella’s truck] “Could you act human? Okay, I have neighbors.

Edward Cullen: “I’m gonna take you to my place tomorrow.

[Pulls dent in Bella’s truck back into correct place]

Isabella Swan: “Thanks… Er, wait, like with your family?

Edward Cullen: “Yeah.

Isabella Swan: “W-what if they don’t like me?

Edward Cullen: “So you’re worried, not because you’ll be in a house full of vampires, but because you think they won’t approve of you?


Isabella Swan: [unsmiling] “I’m glad I amuse you.

Sequel: The Twilight Saga: New Moon; The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1; The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Fun Facts about Twilight:

  • When Nikki Reed’s role had to break the bowl when Bella visits the Cullens for the first time, she genuinely cut her hands. She had gloves on for the movie scene because of this.
  • When Edward is humming “Bella’s Lullaby” at the moment, Robert Pattinson is playing the piano.
  • Robert Pattinson relocated to Oregon as soon as he was cast and started developing his role physically and psychologically. He trained with a trainer for five hours daily, learning to play baseball, fight, and perform acrobatics. Additionally, he had to acquire a driver’s license for Oregon and learn to drive.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith – US Box Office: USD$186.34millions

Director: Doug Liman

Main Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody, Vince Vaughn

Release Date: 10 June 2005

Filming Locations: 1565 San Pasqual Street, Pasadena, California, USA ; The Cicada Restaurant and Club – 617 S Olive St, Los Angeles, California, USA; Caltrans District 7 HQ Building – 100 S. Main Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA; Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA; Quality Coffee Shop – 1238 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California, USA

Main Plot: John and Jane Smith are a married couple who lead unremarkable lives and go to marriage counseling because their passion has waned since getting hitched. But they are both professional killers employed by two competing agencies, of which they are unaware. Benjamin “Tank” Danz is the objective of John’s most recent assignment, but things get tricky when Jane is given the same task. After failing to assassinate Danz after discovering they are both assassins, John and Jane’s employers try to kill each other (John kills Jane, Jane kills John). John and Jane are playing a deadly game in which they try to kill each other while discovering more about one another. Their goal is to finish the game and get rid of Danz.

Famous quotes:

John Smith: [while driving, pursued by hit men in three black BMW’S] “I never told you, but I was married once before.

Jane Smith: [slams on the brakes]

John Smith: “What’s wrong with you?

Jane Smith: [slapping John’s arms and legs] “You’re what’s wrong with me John.

John Smith: “It was just a drunken Vegas thing.

Jane Smith: “Oh, that’s better. That’s *much* better.


Jane Smith: “What’s her name and social security number?

John Smith: “No, you’re not gonna kill her.

Fun Facts about Mr. & Mrs. Smith:

  • Nicole Kidman reportedly pulled out of the project, while Brad Pitt quit because her substitute had yet to be found. He came back to the project after Angelina Jolie agreed to participate.
  • Jane correctly responds to a Jeopardy! The question as she prepares to commit her first shown kill (1984). Angelina Jolie acted spontaneously and without planning this.
  • For three months, Brad Pitt interrupted the filming of Ocean’s Twelve (2004).

Bridesmaids – US Box Office Hit: USD$169.11million

Director: Paul Feig

Main Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Terry Crews

Release Date: 13 May 2011

Filming Locations: 2501 South Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Oxnard, California, USA; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; 1009 W Mitchell St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; 3218 West Cameron Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Main Plot: A maid of honor named Annie (Kristen Wiig) takes her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) and a bunch of outrageous bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper) on a riotous ride down the aisle. Even though Annie’s life is a wreck, she has to be Lillian’s maid of honor when she learns that Lillian is engaged to be married. Annie bluffs through the pricey and strange ceremonies while in loveless and financial ruin. She will demonstrate how far a good friend will go for a friend by giving Lillian and her bridesmaid only one chance to make it right.

Famous quotes:

Megan: “I’m glad he’s single because I’m going to climb that like a tree.

Helen: [Crying] “Why are you smiling?

Annie: “It’s just… it’s the first time I’ve ever seen you look ugly… and that makes me kind of happy.”

Annie: [after Helen insists the flight attendant allow Annie to use her first class seat] “Help me I’m poor.”

Helen’s Stepson: “I’ve seen better tennis playing in a tampon commercial.

Fun Facts about Bridesmaids

  • Originally, it was planned for Chris O’Dowd’s cop to having an American accent, but because everyone liked O’Dowd’s natural Irish accent, they decided to preserve it.
  • Ben Falcone (Air Marshall Jon) and Melissa McCarthy (Megan) are wed in real life.
  • The cast improvised with one another for around two weeks, much of which was

Grown Ups – US Box Office: USD$162million

Director: Dennis Dugan

Main Cast: Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Maria Bello

Release Date: 25 June 2010

Filming Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 99 Centennial Grove Rd, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; Woodmans of Essex, 121 Main Street, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; Southborough, Massachusetts, USA; Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA

Main Plot: Five 12-year-old basketball players triumphed in the CYO championship in 1978. They reunite with their parents for their coach’s burial and a weekend at the lakefront home where they used to party thirty years later. Each person is now an adult with issues and difficulties: Marcus is by himself and drinks excessively. Rob, who has three daughters whom he doesn’t often see, is constantly madly in love—until he turns on his subsequent ex-wife. Eric is unemployed and overweight. Since he stays at home, Kurt’s wife and mother-in-law tease him. Lenny’s sons, who have 3 children and a well-known Hollywood manager for a wife, take advantage of their position. Can the outdoors help these adults rekindle their relationships, or is turmoil brewing?

Famous quotes:

Eric Lamonsoff: “I gotta make a sissy.”

Kurt McKenzie: “Come on, you made three already.”

Rob Hilliard: “It must be oozing out at this point.”

Eric Lamonsoff: “Shut up. I’m trying to concentrate.”

Kurt McKenzie: “It’s taking a piss, not the SATs.”

Sequel: Grown Ups 2

Fun Facts about Grown Ups:

  • In the middle of the 1990s, Adam Sandler wrote and planned to make a film starring Chris Farley as Kevin James. Plans for the film’s production were delayed by Farley’s death in 1997, and it was put on hold for more than ten years.
  • After the film’s premiere, Adam Sandler purchased a brand-new Maserati for each of his co-stars (Chris Rock, Kevin James, Rob Schneider, and David Spade).
  • While this movie was filmed, Maya Rudolph was expecting her second child. Rudolph went into labor in November 2009 after the start of production in June 2009.

The Firm – US Box Office: USD$158.35millions

Director: Sydney Pollack

Main Cast: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White

Release Date: 30 June 1993

Filming Locations: Mount Baker, Washington, USA; 125 Front Street, Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Cayman Islands; Peabody Hotel – 149 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Copley Plaza Hotel – 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Main Plot:

An aspiring young attorney joins a famous legal practice only to uncover its shadowy underbelly.

It looks like Mitch McDeere’s legal career is going to take off soon. Shortly before taking the Bar test, he is approached by “The Firm” with an offer he can’t refuse. To him, it’s all about money and gifts, and he has no idea of the darker aspects of his firm because of it. And then there are two Associates slain. His life is turned upside down when the FBI contacts him and asks for information. He can either join the FBI or continue working for the Firm. Either way, his current way of life will end. For Mitch, the only option is to trust in his own strategy.

Famous quotes:

Abby McDeere: “I’ve loved you all my life. Even before we met. Part of it wasn’t even you. It was just a promise to you. But these last days… You kept your promise. How could you lose me?”

Mitch McDeere: “It’s not sexy, but it’s got teeth! Ten thousand dollars and five years in prison. That’s ten and five for each act. Have you really looked at that? You’ve got every partner in the firm on overbilling. There are two hundred fifty acts of documented mail fraud there. That’s racketeering! That’s a minimum of one thousand, two hundred fifty years in prison and half a million dollars in fines. That’s more than you had on Capone.”

Danny Ocean: “I only lied about being a thief, I don’t do that anymore.”

Mitch McDeere: “You want to know something funny? You actually made me think about the law. I managed to go through three years of law school without doing that.”

Tammy: “You got the account number, you know how to access it? Mitch has verified that the money is there, seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars.”

Avery Tolar: “Being a tax lawyer’s got nothing to do with the law. It’s a game. We teach the rich how to play it so they can stay rich. The IRS keeps changing the rules so we can keep getting rich by teaching them. It’s a game.”

Fun Facts about The Firm:

  • The Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman was the hotel in the Cayman Islands. Ivan, a hurricane, destroyed it in 2004. It continues to be abandoned and deteriorating.
  • The whole film score was composed by Dave Grusin exclusively on a piano, with the exception of a few soundtrack tunes. Grusin replicated harp-like periods by stroking the naked strings of his grand piano and pounding the wooden frame for effects, as a drummer might beat his drums, to increase the tone range of the instrument’s percussive characteristics.
  • For the part of the young woman who woos Mitch on the beach during the audition, Halle Berry appeared.

La La Land – US Box Office Hit: USD$151.10million

Director: Damien Chazelle

Main Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons

Release Date: 25 December 2016

Filming Locations: Griffith Observatory, 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, California, USA; The Lighthouse Cafe – 30 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, California, USA; Hermosa Beach Pier, Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, California, USA; Angels Flight Railway – 351 S Hill St, Los Angeles, California, USA; Long Beach, California, USA

Main Plot: Mia and Sebastian are passionate about their professions in Hollywood. Mia is a Nevada actress who dropped out of college to chase her goal. She loves old-time Hollywood, the movies she grew up on, but dislikes auditions and believes she must schmooze at social events to get ahead. Sebastian plays jazz in the style of Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk. He wants to preserve the heritage since he understands the music is fading. He needs help playing music he doesn’t enjoy for money. He dreams of creating his jazz club in a former jazz club-turned-tapas-bar-cum-salsa-dance-club. Their first few chance contacts are adversarial due to their hardships and situations. They eventually fall in love due to their shared zeal for their aspirations. Happily-ever-afters face numerous obstacles. They can only survive as struggling artists for so long. Pursuing individual aspirations may drain their relationship’s energy. Any compromise each makes to advance may change the person they love.

Famous quotes:

Mia: “I made you something.

Sebastian: “For what?

Mia: “For your club.

Sebastian: [she shows him a hand-draw logo] “Why does it say “Seb’s”?

Mia: “‘Cause I think you should call it Seb’s.

Sebastian: “What?

Mia: “‘Cause no one’s gonna come to “Chicken on a Stick”.

Fun Facts about La La Land:

  • According to composer Justin Hurwitz, all of the piano performances heard in the movie were first captured by pianist Randy Kerber throughout pre-production. Then, Ryan Gosling took piano lessons for two hours each day, six days a week, memorizing the pieces. By the time production got underway, Ryan Gosling could perform every piano scene without using CGI or a hand double.
  • The audition scene, in which the casting director cuts Mia’s moving performance to take a call, was based on a real-life audition Ryan Gosling had to attend.

As Good as It GetsUS Box Office: USD$148.48millions

Director: James L. Brooks 

Main Cast: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Release Date: 25 December 1997

Filming Locations: Khoury’s Restaurant – 110 N. Marina Drive, Long Beach, California, USA; Alamitos Bay Landing, Long Beach, California, USA; Barclay Hotel – 103 W. 4th Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA; 31-33 12th Street, West Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; Seal Beach Pier, Main Street, Seal Beach, California, USA

Main Plot: New York City’s totality in all its glory. Melvin Udall’s life is flipped completely upside down when he is entrusted with the job of looking after the dog of Simon, a local gay artist, while Simon is hospitalized. Melvin is a moody, bigoted, and obsessive-compulsive writer. Simon is an artist. Melvin is confronted with both his racism and his obsessive-compulsive disorder. Melvin cannot eat breakfast because Carol, the only waitress who will put up with him, needs to leave work to tend to her sick kid. Melvin is the only customer she will serve. Only Carol, the other waitress, will put up with Melvin’s presence. As a direct consequence of this, Melvin is going to have a difficult time consuming his breakfast.

Famous quotes:

Melvin Udall: “Now, I got a real great compliment for you, and it’s true.

Carol Connelly: “I’m so afraid you’re about to say something awful.

Melvin Udall: “Don’t be pessimistic, it’s not your style. Okay. Here I go. Clearly a mistake.

[shifts in his seat uncomfortably]

Melvin Udall: “I’ve got this, what, ailment? My doctor, a shrink that I used to go to all the time, he says that in fifty or sixty percent of the cases, a pill really helps. I hate pills. Very dangerous thing, pills. Hate. I’m using the word “hate” here, about pills. Hate. My compliment is, that night when you came over and told me that you would never… all right, well, you were there, you know what you said. Well, my compliment to you is, the next morning, I started taking the pills.

Carol Connelly: “I don’t quite get how that’s a compliment for me.

Melvin Udall: “You make me want to be a better man.


Carol Connelly: [stunned] “That’s maybe the best compliment of my life.

Melvin Udall: “Well, maybe I overshot a little, because I was aiming at just enough to keep you from walking out.

Fun Facts about As Good as It Gets:

  • In one scene, the dog starts to walk over the gaps in the sidewalk like Jack Nicholson. The filmmakers placed the dog in the cracks to get the dog to step over the small obstacles. In post-production, they then digitally erased the impediments.
  • Although it was challenging for Jack Nicholson to play Melvin, he called him “the most lovable character I’ve ever played.”

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