Movies filmed in NC

With the upcoming release of Nights in Rodanthe (IMDB), a film based on the book by Nicholas Sparks and set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I’ve been curious about other movies that were filmed in the Tar Heel state. Thankfully, we’ve got a copy of The North Carolina Filmography by Jenny Henderson here in the library, an index with over 2,000 listings of films all or partially shot in North Carolina.

Some larger name films that were partially shot in NC include:

North Carolina Filmography cover

  • Hannibal
  • Patch Adams
  • Nell
  • Forrest Gump
  • The Fugitive
  • Last of the Mohicans
  • Mr. Destiny
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Bull Durham
  • Days of Thunder
  • The Swan
  • Shallow Hal
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

To my delight, I also stumbled on a few films in the index you may not have heard of, including:

  • Hot Summer in Barefoot County (1974, Charlotte)
  • Pitch a Boogie Woogie (1947, Greenville)
  • Somebody Moved My Mountain (1974, Asheville, Winston-Salem)
  • Cannibal Vampire Schoolgirls (1995, Wilmington)
  • Alien Outlaw (1986, Kernersville)
  • A Child of the Wild (1917, Hendersonville)