20 Films Set In Virginia


1. Pocahontas

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Pocahontas lived in what is now Richmond, VA.

2. The Bourne Identity

The CIA Headquarters is located in Langley, VA.

3. MacGruber

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Thanks to the CIA, many action movies take place, at least in part, in Langley, VA.

4. Donnie Darko

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Donnie Darko lives in Middlesex, Virginia.

5. National Treasure: Book of Secrets

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Ben must trap The President at Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, VA to get the location of The Books Of Secrets.

6. I Love You Phillip Morris

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The main character starts out living in Virginia Beach.

7. Mission: Impossible

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Yet another action movie with scenes in CIA headquarters.

8. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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Though the film that started Brangelina was filmed in LA it’s Wikipedia page says it is set in Virginia.

9. Deep Impact

The planet killing comet is discovered in Richmond, VA.

10. Minority Report

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Minority Report is set in DC and NoVA. It was even shot in several locations in Virginia.

11. The Incredible Hulk

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Bruce Banner was a researcher at Culver University in Willowdale, VA.

12. RED

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Once again, our friends in Langley, VA make an appearance.

13. Remember The Titans

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T. C. Williams High School is in Alexandria, VA.

14. The Silence Of The Lambs

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Clarice starts out in the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.

15. The X-Files: I Want to Believe

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Scully and Mulder investigate the disappearances of women in Virginia.

16. Mama

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Mama takes place in Clifton Forge, VA.

17. Torchwood: Miracle Day

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While not exactly a movie, the entire last season of Torchwood took place in America with several scenes at the CIA headquarters.

18. The House Of Yes

This dark comedy takes place in McLean, VA.

19. 1776

This musical has a few scenes that take place in Virginia as well as a song called “The Lees of Old Virginia” with a scene using the water fountain from Friends.

20. The Howards of Virginia

This Cary Grant film was shot and took place in Colonial Williamsburg.

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