3 Movies filmed in Virginia


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Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States, between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's population in 2020 was over 8.65 million, with 36% of them living in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area.

Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln is a 2012 American biographical historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the United States President Abraham Lincoln.[9] The film also features Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, and Tommy Lee Jones in supporting roles.

Filming locations in Virginia:

  • State Capitol, Capitol Square - Ninth & Grace Streets, Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Executive Mansion, Capitol Square - Ninth & Grace Streets, Richmond Virginia, USA
  • State Farm, Powhatan, Virginia, USA
  • Virginia Rep Center - 114 W. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Appomattox Iron Works, Petersburg, Virginia, USA
  • Maymont - 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Laburnum House - 1300 Westwood Avenue, Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • AMF Headquarters, 8100 AMF Drive, Mechanicsville, Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA
  • 9th Street Office Building - 202 N. 9th Street, Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Old Towne Petersburg Farmer's Market - River Street, Petersburg, Virginia, USA
  • McIlwaine House - 425 Cockade Alley, Petersburg, Virginia, USA
  • South Side Railroad Depot - Rock and River Streets, Petersburg, Virginia, USA
  • Union Station - 103 River Street, Petersburg, Virginia, USA
  • 407 Cockade Alley, Petersburg, Virginia, USA
  • Old Street, Petersburg, Virginia, USA
  • New Millennium Studios - One New Millennium Drive, Petersburg, Virginia, USA
  • Petersburg, Virginia, USA
  • Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Morson's Row - 219-223 Governor Street, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Lincoln/ Wikipedia

Evan Almighty (2007)

Evan Almighty is a 2007 American epic fantasy disaster comedy film and a standalone sequel and spin-off of Bruce Almighty (2003). The film was directed by Tom Shadyac, written by Steve Oedekerk, based on the characters created by Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe from the original film. It stars Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman reprising their roles as Evan Baxter and God, respectively, with new cast members Lauren Graham and John Goodman. The film is a modern-day retelling of Noah's Ark, which Evan reluctantly re-enacts because God commands him to do so and will stop at nothing to make him do it even as Evan pursues a new career in government.

Filming locations in Virginia:

  • Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  • Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA
  • Crozet, Virginia, USA
  • Ninth and Main Streets, Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Staunton, Virginia, USA
  • Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
  • John Marshall Hotel - 101 N. Fifth Street, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Evan Almighty/ Wikipedia

Wish You Well (2013)

Wish You Well is a 2013 theatrical family film directed by Darnell Martin, written by David Baldacci from his 2001 novel of the same name, and starring Mackenzie Foy, Josh Lucas, and Ellen Burstyn. The movie is set in rural Virginia during the 1940s and follows Lou and her younger brother Oz who are forced to move to their grandmother's farm following a tragic accident. While living on the farm Lou dreams of following her father's footsteps as a writer while her grandmother Louisa Mae tries to stop a coal and gas company from taking her family farm. The supporting cast features Ned Bellamy and Laura Fraser, the cinematographer was Frank Prinzi, and the music was by Paul Cantelon. The film was shot in Giles County, Virginia, near the southeastern border of West Virginia.

Filming locations in Virginia:

  • Giles County, Virginia, USA
Wish You Well/ Rotten Tomatoes

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