8 Places You Recognize From Georgia That Showed Up In Famous Movies And Shows
Georgia is becoming its own little Hollywood, or perhaps it already has been. We’ve been taking the movie scene by storm by having dozens of movies filmed right in our backyards! Can you guess what famous movies or shows were shot here? Here are our picks for some of the most notable Georgia places seen in movies:
Did you recognize any of these places? How many places throughout the state do you know of where they shot movies or TV? Let us know in the comments!
Craving a little more Peach State movie trivia? This list is packed with it!
Georgia Places Seen in Movies
Where are some famous places in Georgia?
There are lots of famous places in Georgia, believe it or not! For example, we’re home to the largest aquarium in the world, known as Georgia Aquarium. The aquarium is home to over 100,000 critters, so plan to stay awhile. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born and buried in Georgia, and his gravesite is world-famous. You can take a self-guided tour and see the house he was born in nearby, as well. Another great one is the World of Coca-Cola; the iconic beverage was born right here in Georgia, and there’s a whole museum dedicated to it that you just can’t miss. Looking for a little more inspiration? Check this list out for some must-see Georgia historic sites!
What were some movies filmed in Georgia?
Believe it or not, despite being a little far from Hollywood, plenty of movies have been filmed right here in Georgia over the years. For example, the terrifying modern classic “Cape Fear” was filmed here – and so was the original film they based it on. 2010’s horror hit The Crazies was filmed here, too, and so was the ultra-successful “Hunger Games” series. Turns out, you don’t need to go to California to check out some Hollywood history, because it’s here in our backyard. Best of all, the list goes on: more movies filmed in the Peach State include “I, Tonya,” “Jumanji: The Next Level,” 2018’s “The Little Mermaid,” “My Cousin Vinny,” and even a couple of films in the popular “Madea” series by Tyler Perry.
Who are the most famous people from Georgia?
Over the decades, Georgia has proudly been the home state of lots of talented and interesting people, both of celebrity fame and historic significance. For example, President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, are both from the Peach State, and so was civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Actor Stacy Keach was born here, and so was country singer Jason Aldean. James Brown was born in South Carolina, but he called Georgia home. Other Georgia celebs include comedian Jeff Foxworthy, baseball player Tom Foley, and rapper Lil John.