Movies filmed in Tennessee

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Tennessee, officially the State of Tennessee, is a state in the Southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest by area and the 16th most populous of the 50 states.

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

Hannah Montana: The Movie is a 2009 American teen musical comedy-drama film based on the Disney Channel television series of the same name. It is the second theatrical film based on a Disney Channel Original Series, after The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003), it was directed by Peter Chelsom and written by Daniel Berendsen. The film stars series regulars Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment, Moises Arias, Mitchel Musso, and Jason Earles, as well as Lucas Till, Vanessa Williams, Margo Martindale, and Melora Hardin.

Filming locations in Tennessee:

  • Columbia, Tennessee, USA
  • Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • Franklin High School - 810 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, Tennessee, USA
  • Franklin, Tennessee, USA
  • Tennessee, USA
  • Smiley Hollow, Ridgetop, Tennessee, USA
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Country Strong (2010)

Country Strong is a 2010 American drama film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, and Leighton Meester. The film, about an emotionally unstable country music star who attempts to resurrect her career, was directed and written by American filmmaker Shana Feste. It premiered in Nashville, Tennessee on November 8, 2010, and had a wide release in the United States on January 7, 2011. This is the second film in which McGraw and Hedlund have worked together, the first being Friday Night Lights in 2004. At the 83rd Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Original Song ("Coming Home").

Filming locations in Tennessee:

  • Downtown, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • Watertown, Tennessee, USA
  • West End Middle School - 3529 West End Avenue, West End, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • Tennessee, USA
  • The Stage - 412 Broadway, Downtown, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • West End, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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October Sky (1999)

October Sky is a 1999 American biographical drama film directed by Joe Johnston and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, and Laura Dern. The screenplay by Lewis Colick, based on the memoir of the same name, tells the true story of Homer H. Hickam Jr., a coal miner's son who was inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 to take up rocketry against his father's wishes and eventually became a NASA engineer.

October Sky is based on the lives of four young men who grew up in Coalwood, West Virginia. Principal photography took place in rural East Tennessee, including Oliver Springs, Harriman, and Kingston in Morgan and Roane counties. The film was a moderate box office success and received very positive critical reception; it continues to be celebrated in the regions of its setting and filming.

Filming locations in Tennessee:

  • Petros, Tennessee, USA
  • Wartburg, Tennessee, USA
  • Fountain City Elementary School - 2910 Montbelle Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
  • Harriman, Tennessee, USA
  • Jacobs Building - 3301 Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
  • Tennessee Valley Railroad, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
  • Gresham Middle School - 500 Gresham Road, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
  • Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA
  • Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
  • Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • Tennessee, USA
October Sky/ Wikipedia

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