Ten Movies You Never Knew Were Filmed in South Florida

Miami is known for its beautiful beaches and extravagant nightlife, but so many us of overlook how common the city of Miami is featured in movies.

Since Miami’s original appearance in Flying Down to Rio, starting Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in 1933, Miami has been a destination for producers worldwide.

From the signature staple of South Beach to the Miami Police Department, moviegoers can’t get enough of the 305.

Famous Movies Filmed in Miami, Florida
Miami Vice (2006) leading men Collin Ferrell and Jamie Foxx sit down on location at the Opa Locka Executive Airport with Director Michael Mann. Opa Locka Executive airport has long been a production friendly aviation facility and a favorite for South Florida production teams.

Most of us know the notorious movies filmed in Miami; such as: Ace Ventura, Iron Man 3, Something about Mary, Bad Boys, Caddyshack, Scarface, and Miami Vice (both the movie and TV Show). But there are plenty of movies that didn’t receive the kudos they deserved for filming in sunny South Florida.

Ten movies you probably never knew were filmed in South Florida are:

  1. Godfather II
  2. Marley and Me
  3. Any Given Sunday
  4. Blow
  5. 2 Fast 2 Furious
  6. Donnie Brasco
  7. The Birdcage
  8. William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet
  9. Out of Time
  10. Meet The Fockers

With the perfect amount of sunshine, filming in Florida ranks number three for top U.S. locations for camera crews. Miami has been, and will continue to be, one of the most popular locations in the entertainment industry for years to come.