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Movies In The Sun: Guide To Films Made In South Florida

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(Source: tvtropes.org)

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The next time you watch a Hollywood blockbuster, check to see if it wasn’t made closer to Hollywood, Florida, than to Hollywood, California. Hundreds of movies have been made here since the first silent film produced in the Roaring Twenties, and many of those have gone on to Oscar consideration. In honor of the Academy Awards, here’s our list of films made in South Florida, either in whole or in part.

Check it out. If we’ve missed something, leave a comment to let us know.

Also, we’re preparing to update our “Best of South Florida Movies” guide, and want your suggestions. Tell us what your favorite South Florida film is, and we’ll use your votes to update our guide. As a thank you, we’ll pick 10 people who made a suggestion and give them two free tickets to the Dade County Fair. Just make sure you leave a valid e-mail address when you make your comment.
Here’s the list. And the winner is…

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2 Fast 2 Furious

8mm

1998

90 Millas

2007

A-A-A-A

Absence of Malice

1980

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Adaptation (2nd unit only)

Airport 77

1976

Ali

2001

All About The Benjamins

2001

Analyze This

1998

Angel Baby

1960

Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild

2007

Any Given Sunday

1999

Any Given Sunday

Around the World Under the Sea

1966

Away We Go

2008

B-B-B-B

Bachelor Party 2

2007

Bad Boys

1994

Bad Boys II

2002

Bahama Passage

1941

Band of the Hand

1985

Bart Got A Room

2007

Batchelor Party 2

Before & After

1995

Big Trouble

2000

Bird Cage

1995

Blood and Wine

1995

Blue Skies Again

1982

Body Heat

1980

Boynton Beach Club

Bully

C-C-C-C

Caddyshack

1979

Caddyshack II

Canvas

Cape Fear

Carlita’s Secret

2003

Casino Jack

2009

Casino Royale

2006

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things

1974

Christmas in Miami

2005

Clambake

1967

Confessions of a Shopaholic

2008

Crimebusters

1978

Curdled

1995

Cutaways

1999

D-D-D-D

Day of the Dolphin

1973

Deep Throat

1972

Dogs of War

1980

Donnie Brasco

Dostana

2008

Drop Zone

1994

E-E-E-E

Easy Money

1983

Eureka

1982

Exit

Eyes of a Stranger

1980

F-F-F-F

Fair Game

1995

Fast & Furious II

2002

Final Countdown

1979

Firepower

1978

Fires Within

1991

Flight of the Navigator

1985

Folks!

For Love or County

2000

Forever Mine

1999

From Justin to Kelly

Full Grown Men

2005

G-G-G-G

Genie, The

1985

Ghost of Flight 401

1977

Go For It

1982

Gringo Wedding

H-H-H-H

Hands Off the Island

1981

Handsome Harry

2008

Happy Gilmore

Happy New Year

1985

Hardly Working

1979

Harriet The Spy

Harry and Son

Heartbreak Kid

1972

Heaven Kid, The

Heavenly Kid

1985

Holy Man

1997

Hoot

Hot Stuff

1978

I-I-I-I

I Love You Phillip Morris

2008

Idol Dancer

In Her Shoes

In the Shadows

2000

Invasion USA

1985

Island

1979

It Had To Be You

1987

J-J-J-J

Jackass Number Two

2006

Jackass: The Movie

2002

Jaws 2

1977

Jaws 3-D

1982

Jaws, The Revenge

1987

Joe Panther

1976

Just Cause

1994

K-K-K-K

Kathryn’s Grove

Know Thy Enemy

2006

L-L-L-L

La Fidanzata di Papa

2008

La Florida

Landfall

1998

Last Plane Out

Let It Ride

1988

M-M-M-M

Making Mr. Right

1986

Marley and Me

2008

Married to the Mob

1987

Maximum Bob

Mean Season, The

Miami Blues

1988

Miami Hustle

1995

Miami Rhapsody

1993

Miami Vice

2005

Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Crossing

1987

Moon Over Miami

1941

My Life: Untitled

2007

My Sexiest Year

2006

N-N-N-N

New In Town

2008

Nobody’s Perfekt

1981

O-O-O-O

Odds’N Ends

1978

Old Dogs

2007

Once Upon a Wedding

2003

Opponent, The

1987

Out of Sight

1997

Out of Time

2002

Out to Sea

P-P-P-P

Paper Moon

Passenger 57

1992

Perez Family

1994

Planet Ibsen

2004

Plato’s Run

Police Academy 5

1987

Porky’s

1981

Porky’s 2: The Next Day

1982

Porky’s II

Primary Colors

1997

Private Lessons 2

1993

Problem Child

Push

R-R-R-R

Random Hearts

1999

Red Eye

2005

Reno 911 – Miami

2006

Retirement

2005

Revenge of the Nerds 2 Nerds in Paradise

1987

Rough Cut

1980

RTT (Time Off)

2008

Running on Empty

1987

Running Scared

1985

Running Scared

1979

S-S-S-S

S-Club Miami 7

Safe at Home

Scarface

1983

Semi-Tough

1977

Shipmates (TV)

Shut Up and Kiss Me

Sicko

2007

Sins of the City

Smokey and the Bandit 2

1980

Smokey and the Bandit 3

1982

Son Of Mourning

2008

Spring Break

1982

Stick

Stiffs

1985

Striptease

1995

Stuck on You

2003

Sunset Gang, The (TV)

Super Snoopers

1979

Switching Channels

1987

T-T-T-T

Taxi Driver in New York

1987

Temptation

1993

Thanks To Gravity

That’s Life

1979

The Bellboy

1960

The Bird Cage

The Bodyguard

1992

The Champ

1978

The Crew

1999

The Dynamic

The Hours

The Losers

2010

The Pilot

1978

The Sex Drive

2007

The Specialist

1994

The Substitute

1995

The Suitor (TV)

The Unholy

1986

The Whoopee Boys

1985

There Goes the Bride

1979

There’s Something About Mary

1998

Three Blind Mice (TV)

Tight Genes

1984

Traces of Red

True Lies

1993

Tweeners

1987

Two Much

1995

U-U-U-U

Uninvited

Untitled Teen Road Movie (Sex Drive)

Up Close and Personal

1995

Up In The Air

2009

V-V-V-V

Versace Murder, The

1998

W-W-W-W

Where the Boys Are

1983

Where the Boys Are

Where the Boys Are

Whoops Apocalypse

1986

Wild Things

1997

Wild Things 2

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway

1992

Mercy Or Murder (TV)

1987

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