Hollywood doesn’t stay in Hollywood. Sometimes, hit movies are filmed right here in Ohio—and maybe closer to home than you realize. The following places in Ohio have appeared in famous films. See if you can recall the movie associated with each place.
1) Ohio State Reformatory (Mansfield)
Perhaps one of the most widely known Ohio film locations (and what was once known as The Mansfield Reformatory,) this infamous former asylum served as the backdrop for 1994's "The Shawshank Redemption."
2) "A Christmas Story" House (Cleveland)
The name of this location is an automatic giveaway, and the beloved Cleveland house serves as a must-see museum if you're in town.
3) Higbee Building (Cleveland)
A lesser obvious Cleveland location that also appears in "A Christmas Story" is the historic Higbee Building.
4) Belmont Street (Bellaire)
The 2010 thriller "Unstoppable" featured this street in Bellaire in addition to various other Ohio cities including Martin’s Ferry, Mingo Junction, Steubenville and Brewster.
5) Cleveland Museum of Art
The 39,000 sq. ft. atrium of the Cleveland Museum of Art served as the headquarters of S.H.I.E.L.D in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
6) Findlay Market (Cincinnati)
Many scenes in the 1981 film "The Pride of Jesse Hallam," starring Johnny Cash, were filmed in this beloved Cincinnati market.
7) Dixie Terminal (Cincinnati)
This iconic downtown Cincinnati building appeared in 1988's "Rain Man."
8) John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge (Cincinnati)
Also appearing in the movie "Rain Man," this Cincinnati bridge is featured in the scene where Charlie (Tom Cruise) and Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) leave town to head west.
9) Mid Ohio Sports Car Course (Lexington)
This course served as the backdrop for the movie "Getaway."
10) Bissman Building (Mansfield)
"The Shawshank Redemption" was also filmed at this historic building in Mansfield.
11) Malabar Farm State Park (Lucas)
Also featured in "The Shawshank Redemption," this state park is home to Pugh Cabin, where many of the movie's opening scenes were shot at.
12) Nelsonville Public Square
Fans of 80s movies may remember the 1985 film "Mischief," which was largely shot in the heart of small town Nelsonville, Ohio.
13) Murphy Theatre (Wilmington)
Portions of the 1993 movie "Lost in Yonkers" were filmed at this historic theatre in Wilmington.
Sandusky served as the backdrop for Tommy Callahan’s hometown in the 1995 comedy “Tommy Boy."
15) Wyandot County Courthouse (Upper Sandusky)
Also featured in "The Shawshank Redemption," this courthouse in Upper Sandusky served as the setting for the film's 1940s-era trial.
16) Cleveland Public Square
This iconic Cleveland location acted as the setting for several scenes in the Marvel comics-inspired movie “The Avengers."
17) Ohio Judicial Center (Columbus)
Many of the court scenes for the 2000 film "Traffic" were shot at the Ohio Judicial Center in downtown Columbus.
18) Ohio Statehouse (Columbus)
The Statehouse was also featured in "Traffic."
19) Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens (Akron)
Akron's own beloved Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens was featured in the 2012 James Patterson thriller, "Alex Cross."
20) Severance Hall (Cleveland)
This Cleveland landmark can be spotted in the opening credits of the 1997 hit "Air Force One."
Did any of these surprise you? Do you know of any other places in Ohio that have appeared in movies?