North Carolina has been the landscape for hundreds of feature films and television shows. It’s easy to see why, too. We have gorgeous beaches, quaint towns, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and a whole lotta’ beauty in-between. While some of these never appeared in famous movies, they’re basically an Oscar-winning backdrop.
1. Abandoned on the Neuse.
Now we just need Tom Hanks walking on the beach with a volleyball.
2. Shrimp boats in the harbor.
Looks like the perfect setting for a film on shrimpers and their life.
3. Beneath the fall.
At the beautiful Dry Falls. The perfect setting for an epic romantic kiss!
4. The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather.
Chase scenes, action films, even a dramatic 'swinging bridge moment.'
5. Biltmore Estate, AKA, America's Castle.
Plenty of movies have been filmed at Biltmore; it's easy to see why!
6. Outer Banks Scenic Byway.
Another beautiful sight that has also appeared in many films. I just love this aerial shot!
7. Körner’s Folly.
The perfect setting for a whimsical, even 'Tim Burton-esque' film.
8. The Road to Nowhere, Bryson City.
And where exactly does the tunnel go? Audiences would be on the edge of their seats.
9. The Serendipity House, Rodanthe.
Ok, the Serendipity House is already famous...but let's just appreciate this beautiful view one more time.
10. Craggy Gardens.
Craggy Gardens feels as if you're walking straight through a fairytale!
11. Dawn at the Oconaluftee Overlook.
A breathtaking purple morning...not even the movies could recreate pure beauty like this!
12. Ghost Town in the Sky.
An abandoned Wild Wild West theme park at 4,600 ft. elevation? Yeah, that is a PERFECT setting!
13. And we can't forget the magical abandoned Land of Oz.
A 'nearly' deserted Wizard of Oz replica? Creepy magic in the making.
14. Lower Cascade Falls at Hanging Rock.
The perfect hideaway encompassed by rocks.
15. Wild horses taking a dip at Cape Lookout.
Wild Horses swimming in the ocean and roaming a beautiful beach? Total Hollywood.
16. Looking Glass Rock.
Composed of whiteside granite formed almost 390 million years ago, Looking Glass is that perfect 'establishing shot' for an amazing, uncharted location.
17. Where the road goes...Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway.
North Carolina has a road that runs right through the ocean and sound...and a parkway that takes you to some of the most breathtaking viewpoints along the Blue Ridge. Living in North Carolina is basically like living in a 24/7 movie.