When the nights turn chilly sometimes it’s nice to stay in and be cozy. Curl up with your favorite neighborhood pizza delivery and enjoy these movies. They all have one thing in common—they were filmed here in this great city of ours! Here are some movies shot in Pittsburgh for you to enjoy!
Movie nights with friends, try:
This movie starred Jesse Eiseberg (before The Social Network) and Kristin Stewart (after Twilight). A lot of the film was shot at Kennywood and many locals may also get excited seeing sights like the 16th St. Bridge and Jodi B.’s restaurant in Forest Hills.
Everyone in Pittsburgh knows a lot of Gotham was our lovely city. Stars like Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and Marion Cotillard starred in this summer 2012 blockbuster that used Heinz Field in a big way.
For girls’ nights:
This 2014 tearjerker about teenage cancer patients shot around Oakmont and starred Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Ansel Egort. You’ll love spotting all the Pittsburgh locations as you blink away tears.
The writer of this movie (and Pittsburgh native!) Stephen Chbosky went on to write 2017’s massive hit, the Beauty and the Beast remake. Watch this movie based on the book of the same name starring the Harry Potter franchise’s Emma Watson.
For date nights:
As you can see, 2012 was a big year for Pittsburgh in terms of movies. Curl up and enjoy this one with Tom Cruise about a homicide investigator that digs into a case involving a military sniper who shot random people.
This movie starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin actually takes place in Pittsburgh. It sheds light on the brain damage many football players experience after repeated concussions.
Watch these with your parents:
Your parents will love reminiscing about the movie shot in the ‘burgh starring Jennifer Beals who works in a steel mill and dances in bars at night. The iconic water dance scene is enough to watch this movie if you haven’t seen it, or watch it again to reminisce about Pittsburgh “back in the day.”
Still one of the creepiest horror movies of all time, this one filmed scenes in Crafton, at Soldiers and Sailors and the Carnegie Museum. Enjoy this one but don’t get too scared after the credits roll and the lights go out!
For family night:
’80s and ’90s kids will love waxing nostalgic about this movie, shot in various places around Pittsburgh (I still remember watching Sinbad film a scene when I was young). The movie also stars Phil Hartman and is about a con man who poses as a friend of a family in a PA suburb while on the run from the mob.
There are lots of movies shot in Pittsburgh… we’ve gathered 9 of them here. Look for more to come, as Pittsburgh has a thriving movie industry!