Atlanta is the hub of finance, entertainment, research, media, technology, and education within the state of Georgia. It is also known for its superb landmarks and amazing landscapes. Because of this some of the best films that have entertained audiences worldwide have been shot in this city. The following are some of the best films that have ever been shot in Atlanta:
Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
It’s about a marriage counselor who threw her marriage and career into chaos when she fell for a young billionaire. It was filmed at Tyler Perry’s studios in this city.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
This film displays some of Atlanta’s landmarks; Georgia World Congress Center, Goat Farm Arts Center, Swan House, and Marriott Marquis hotel. These were captured during the shooting of the first half of this big film. It starred Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, and Josh Hutcherson.
The Internship (2013)
This film was shot on the Georgia Tech campus, around midtown and downtown Atlanta. The lead casts were Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
It was filmed in a number of metro Atlanta locations. Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton played the lead roles.
The Homesman (2014)
Some major scenes of this film took place in the living history museum, Historic Westville. It is found in Lumpkin; a tiny town located in the southwest of Georgia.
Need for Speed (2014)
This action film, starring Aaron Paul was shot at the 13th Street Bridge in Columbus, Macon, and Braselton.
This film, produced by Oprah Winfrey, is about Martin Luther King’s journey from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. It was filmed mostly in the beautiful city of Atlanta; it acted as a center of most of Martin’s work and the civil rights movement. Key scenes were shot at the Rockdale County Courthouse and Marietta Square, Flat Road, Gregory Road and Airport Road in Newton County. Here is a trailer of the award winning movie.
This is a romantic comedy that starred Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. It was filmed at Buford, Gainesville, and Lake Lanier.
This film starred Arnold Schwarzenegger who played the role of the head of a DEA; a Special Operations Team. It was shot in various spots around Georgia. They include Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Coweta County.
The above films are just some of the famous ones, the list is endless! There are some that were shot as early as in the 1970s. While not quite in league with Hollywood or New York, Atlanta has a rich history of film making.