If you want to visit the city of Pittsburgh without leaving your house, you are in luck.
There have been plenty of movies shot in and around the Steel City, so grab your popcorn and get comfortable because we have a movie list that is ready to take you all around town!
Who doesn’t love a good Batman movie... especially since it was shot in Pittsburgh?
This 2012 action-thriller highlighted some of the most iconic spots between Heinz Field, different areas downtown and even Oakland. Members of the Pittsburgh Steelers even mad a debut in the movie, swapping out their Steelers jerseys for “Gotham” ones as Bane destroys Pittsburgh... we mean Gotham!
Stars: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard
The Pittsburgh-centered drama, music and romance movie is about a Pittsburgh women with two jobs as a steelworker and a dancer. Between the Duquesne Incline, Jennifer Beals applying for a dance center at Carnegie Institute and scenes shot all around East Pittsburgh, there is plenty of iconic spots to go around!
Stars: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala
This summer of 1987 flick centers around a college grad who takes a job at his local amusement park, Adventureland, which Pittsburgh may recognize as Kennywood!
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Bill Hader, Ryan Reynolds
From the Strip District to the South Side, Sewickley to Monroeville, where didn’t this movie go? Throughout this action-packed movie, we see plenty of Pittsburgh, including the iconic bridges, and get this: Tom Cruise even spent some time at WPXI using the chopper to get to some locations, and former “See and Be Seen” correspondents got some footage of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars right on our stomping grounds! Cruise even surprised fans at the Pittsburgh screening of the movie with nothing but kind words!
Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo
This August Wilson screenplay was directed by and starred Denzel Washington and took place in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. The story is about a working-class father who is raising a family in the 1950s and struggling with not only providing for the family, but his past.
Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen Henderson
Heinz Field, Omni William Penn Hotel, Allegheny County Health Department, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh and more! This 2015 film turned some heads with the story of an accomplished Pittsburgh pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, and his discovery about the truth behind brain damage in football players -- from concussions.
Stars: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
You may not want to watch this chilling tale of Hannibal Lecter alone. While filming did stay in other states, such as Ohio, West Virginia and Tennessee, Pittsburgh held the main ground. Soldiers and Sailors Hall in Oakland served as Hannibal’s temporary jail. We see the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Allegheny County Jail and an old mental hospital in Canonsburg... There is plenty to spot in this thriller.
Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald
“How can a 10 go for a 5?” This romantic comedy bring tons of laughs as an average Joe tries to win over the “perfect woman!" A lot of the film is shot in the Pittsburgh International Airport and even takes viewers back to a Pittsburgh icon: the Mellon Arena for a Pittsburgh Penguins game!
Plenty of things to spot in this one!
Stars: Jay Baruchel, T.J. Miller, Alice Eve, Krysten Ritter
From the Fort Pitt Tunnel, Peters Township High School, other locations in Peters Township -- this movie hits close to home for the Pittsburgh writer and director Stephen Chbosky. He hand-picked locations for the movie and talked with “See and Be Seen” about the production. He even sat down with us for a second time to talk about his latest book... so maybe that will be the next to hit the big screen!
Stars: Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman
Pennsylvanians run for cover in an old farmhouse as flesh-eating monsters completely tear through the East Coast! This George Romero black-and-white classic gives chills with filming done in an old farmhouse near Evans City, in Pittsburgh’s South Side and -- of course -- in the Evans City Cemetery.
Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Russell Striner, Karl Hardman
The zombie epidemic continues in Pennsylvania, and now? People run for cover in a secluded shopping mall ... that may look familiar, since it is the Monroeville Shopping Mall! This 1978 Romero film gives just as many chills as “Night of the Living Dead!”
Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger
This movie tells the tale of U.S. Olympic champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz, and the film was made almost entirely right here in western Pennsylvania! You will be quick to notice different spots like the Omni William Penn Hotel, Monroeville Convention Center, other plenty of other areas throughout western Pennsylvania!
Stars: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller
The city shines bright in this one with the golden bridges, William Penn Hotel and WQED Studio!
The movie starring Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod, the author of the famous article, “Can You Say...Hero?” And if you know Mr. Rogers, you know he is Pittsburgh’s most loved neighbor.
Stars: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Susan Kelechi Watson
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