7 Popular Movies Filmed in Ohio [an incomplete list]

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) — Mansfield/Sandusky

Locations used for filming include the Ohio State Reformatory, the Wyandot County Courthouse in Sandusky, and other sites around Mansfield, Ohio.

Rain Man (1988) — Cincinnati

1988’s Rain Man follows a man from Los Angeles as he travels to Ohio to meet his autistic savant brother. The film is set in Ohio and indeed was largely filmed in Ohio and Kentucky.

A Christmas Story (1983) — Cleveland

Arguably one of the most famous movies shot and based in Ohio is A Christmas Story. At the time, only the exterior of the Parkers’ home was used, with the rest of the filming taking place on a set.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) — Cleveland

Marvel fans from Ohio were probably excited to see some familiar places in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Tommy Boy (1995) — Sandusky

1995’s Tommy Boy was filmed in Sandusky, and Sandusky natives might be able to spot some familiar sites throughout the movie.

The Avengers (2012) — Cleveland/Sandusky

The Marvel franchise seems to have a penchant for filming in Cleveland and passing the city off as other cities — even ones on the other side of the world!

Spider-Man 3 (2007) — Cleveland

2007’s Spider-Man 3, starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, might have taken place in New York City, but it was filmed all over the country, including Ohio.

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