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3 Movies That Were Filmed in Houston

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With a vibrant skyline along with very beautiful surroundings, Houston has got a lot of attraction among tourists as well as movie directors.

Founded in 1836 by land investors. The city is the most populous city in the state of Texas with an estimated population of 2,320,268. This is known to be the largest city in the United States by total area as well. Houston’s economy is majorly based on industries such as energy, manufacturing, transportation, and aeronautics. Also, the city possesses the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions and NASA’s Johnson space center where the missions are being controlled. Additionally, there is a well-developed tourism industry as well.

All the above-mentioned factors have caused the city to be selected as a location provider for several movies. A few of them are as follows.

The tree of life (2011)

The movie, written and directed by Terrence Malick is an experimental drama film where the story revolves around life events from birth to death. The movie owns 116 award winnings and 3 oscar nominations.

Mr. O’Brien (played by Brad Pitt) loses one of his sons and years later the eldest son, Jack starts to reflect on how the universe was born and how the elements of the solar system were made, and about the dinosaurs and life on earth. Eventually, Jack starts to see how he was born and how happy his parents were, and all the phases of his life. As he could see his father’s behavior he starts getting angry at his father and the story continues how they reunite and how Jack changes his perception of the world after his mysterious vision about the universe.

Filming locations:

Houston, Texas, USA


Transformers: The dark of the moon (2011)

The science fiction is by Michael Bay and is based on the Transformers toy line.

Three years before the Autobots and Decepticons were in a war and it was ended by the Ark, a Cybertonian spacecraft. And now the Autobots assist the United States military in preventing major conflicts around the globe.

Meanwhile, a war starts again between Decepticons and Autobots. Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage, Wheeljack, and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, and finally, the Decepticons get defeated and the Autobots get to stay on earth forever.

If you are a fan of the Transformers toy line and science fiction thrillers this movie is definitely for you.

Filming locations:

Moscow, Russia

Houston, Texas

You’re not you (2014)

Directed by George C. Wolfe and the movie is based on the novel You’re not you by Michelle Wildgen.

Kate, a classical pianist who has just been diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), as she needs assistance in her day-to-day life, Bec a college student is hired to be her assistant. With the disease, Kate’s marriage with Evans starts to fall apart and Kate gets more attached to Bec. A life-changing bond starts to develop between the two women Kate and Bec and they find themselves in a place that they can never get over each other.

You must watch the movie to know what happens next in Kate, Bec, and Evan’s lives.

Filming locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

Los Angeles, California, USA

Here are some more movies which were a success and to which Houston has provided great locations:

Friday night lights (2004), Everybody wants some!! (2016), Robocop 2 (1990), Ali (2001)

Thank you for reading this article. Have you seen all of these movies? Do you know any more films that were filmed in Houston? Let us know...






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