Films & TV Shot in North Carolina in past 30 yrsby WilliamHartPhD | created - 03 Aug 2011 | updated - 04 Aug 2011 | Public
Films and television programs shot in North Carolina in the past 30 years. Source of data: http://www.ncfilm.com/film-archives.html. This data is collected for a research project described at www.williamhartphd.com/research/kiss-the-girls-research-project.
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1. The Private Eyes (1980)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Mystery
This spoof of the Sherlock Holmes stories finds Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart investigating a strange death in a possibly haunted mansion, while dealing with the beautiful heiress and the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,222 | Gross: $18.01M
2. Brainstorm (1983)
PG | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Brilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people. Once the capability of tapping into "higher ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,293 | Gross: $8.90M
4. Firestarter (1984)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.
Votes: 25,042 | Gross: $15.10M
6. The Color Purple (1985)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Votes: 66,569 | Gross: $98.47M
7. Marie (1985)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama
A woman is determined to reveal the truth about an insidious political corruption. In doing so she risks her safety, career and reputation but will not stop asking questions until the truth is known.
Votes: 649 | Gross: $2.51M
10. Blue Velvet (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Votes: 149,810 | Gross: $8.55M
11. Crimes of the Heart (1986)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,117 | Gross: $22.91M
12. King Kong Lives (1986)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure
Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive. However, his heart is failing, so it's replaced with an artificial one. All is well until he senses that there's a female Kong somewhere out there and escapes wreaking havoc.
Votes: 4,509 | Gross: $4.71M
13. Matlock (1986–1995)
TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.
14. No Mercy (1986)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A Chicago detective, seeking to avenge his partner's death, travels to New Orleans, where he unexpectedly becomes involved in a cat and mouse game of survival.
Votes: 5,667 | Gross: $12.30M
15. Raw Deal (1986)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A former FBI agent turned small-town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by them.
Votes: 25,295 | Gross: $16.21M
16. Trick or Treat (1986)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music
Sammi Curr was an infamous rock star who died under mysterious circumstances. Now, he wants to come back to life. Doing so requires possessing radio waves and automobiles, and making a few human sacrifices.
Votes: 4,725 | Gross: $6.80M
17. The Bedroom Window (1987)
R | 112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,726 | Gross: $12.64M
18. Critical Condition (1987)
R | 100 min | Comedy
Con man Kevin Lennihan, framed in a jewel smuggling, tries for an insanity plea, and is sent to a hospital for review, where he is confused for another doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.
Votes: 2,491 | Gross: $20.24M
19. Date with an Angel (1987)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Jim is soon to be married to Patty, but when he wakes up after a bachelor party thrown by his friends, he finds an injured angel in his pool. When Patty sees her, she thinks he's seeing ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,196 | Gross: $1.99M
20. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 159,199 | Gross: $63.95M
21. From the Hip (1987)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must re-examine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,848 | Gross: $9.52M
24. Bull Durham (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
Votes: 39,913 | Gross: $50.89M
26. Dream a Little Dream (1989)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An accident puts the consciousness of an elderly dream researcher into the body of a bratty teenager. The problem? The kid prefers dreamworld limbo to real life.
Votes: 5,347 | Gross: $5.55M
27. Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.
Votes: 41,504 | Gross: $30.22M
28. Winter People (1989)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama
A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,047 | Gross: $2.02M
30. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
In a dystopicly polluted right wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
Votes: 6,499 | Gross: $4.96M
31. The Hunt for Red October (1990)
PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?
Votes: 154,614 | Gross: $122.01M
33. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.
Votes: 74,295 | Gross: $135.27M
34. Billy Bathgate (1991)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.
Votes: 10,191 | Gross: $15.97M
35. The Butcher's Wife (1991)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,779 | Gross: $9.69M
36. Once Around (1991)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,628 | Gross: $14.85M
38. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller
A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Votes: 41,383 | Gross: $101.60M
PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.
Votes: 45,374 | Gross: $78.66M
40. Alan & Naomi (1992)
PG | 96 min | Drama, Family
Set in the forties. A young Jewish boy is called on by his parents to help a young girl come out of her shell, imposed after she watched her father die at the hands of the Nazis.
Votes: 351 | Gross: $0.26M
41. Day-O (1992 TV Movie)
120 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Grace Connors is facing a great load of family and business problems of which she thinks she won't know how to handle. Like a touch of magic, an unexpected help returns to her after many ... See full summary »
43. Amos & Andrew (1993)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime
When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,644 | Gross: $9.75M
44. The Fugitive (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt lead by a seasoned US Marshall.
Votes: 230,588 | Gross: $183.88M
45. House of Cards (1993)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama
A widow tries to find out why her daughter's strange behavior, a reaction to the death of her father, is progressively worsening.
Votes: 2,327 | Gross: $0.32M
46. The Portrait (1993 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
After a long absence, artist Margaret Church returns to her aging parent's home to finish a portrait of them. Her parents, Gardner and Fanny Church, unbeknownst to Margaret have sold the ... See full summary »
47. The Program (1993)
R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.
Votes: 7,997 | Gross: $23.00M
48. Super Mario Bros. (1993)
PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.
Votes: 41,208 | Gross: $20.92M
49. Chasers (1994)
R | 102 min | Comedy
A hapless Navy grunt is assigned SP duty. The catch: he must escort a beautiful female prisoner on her way to prison for going UA. She in turn will try anything to escape.
Votes: 4,879 | Gross: $1.60M
51. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,438,335 | Gross: $330.25M
52. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
Votes: 69,314 | Gross: $2.87M
54. Radioland Murders (1994)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with... See full summary »
Votes: 2,947 | Gross: $1.30M
56. The Road to Wellville (1994)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama
A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early twentieth century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg.
Votes: 10,322 | Gross: $6.51M
57. American Gothic (1995–1996)
60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
The show is set in the town of Trinity, South Carolina. Lucas Buck, the local sheriff, has supernatural powers. He uses these powers to manipulate people into making evil choices. Lucas ... See full summary »
58. Empire Records (1995)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.
Votes: 41,506 | Gross: $0.30M
59. Heavy Weights (1995)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor.
Votes: 21,464 | Gross: $17.69M
60. Eddie (1996)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport
Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,657 | Gross: $31.36M
61. My Fellow Americans (1996)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy
Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.
Votes: 12,963 | Gross: $22.29M
62. To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
David Lewis is affected by the death of his wife Gillian, who fell from the mast pole of their boat on a sailing trip two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,241 | Gross: $4.14M
63. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After a nasty accident, four friends begin to drift apart. One year later Julie James gets a anonymous message and then a slicker wearing, hook wielding killer begins to rip apart her life.
Votes: 114,912 | Gross: $72.59M
64. The Jackal (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An imprisoned IRA fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
Votes: 93,914 | Gross: $54.93M
67. Black Dog (1998)
PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
Votes: 7,285 | Gross: $12.83M
69. Digging to China (1997)
PG | 98 min | Drama
10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,250 | Gross: $0.03M
71. Patch Adams (1998)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The true story of a heroic man, Hunter "Patch" Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos.
Votes: 88,242 | Gross: $135.03M
72. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
R | 127 min | Drama
This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful... See full summary »
Votes: 2,132 | Gross: $1.76M
73. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
G | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.
Votes: 2,364 | Gross: $11.63M
74. The Green Mile (1999)
R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Votes: 902,799 | Gross: $136.80M
76. Muppets from Space (1999)
G | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.
Votes: 15,877 | Gross: $16.63M
77. 28 Days (2000)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
A big-city newspaper columnist is forced to enter a drug and alcohol rehab center after ruining her sister's wedding and crashing a stolen limousine.
Votes: 37,627 | Gross: $37.17M
78. Bruno (2000)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
Bruno is the story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno (Alex D. Linz), whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey. By the time he ... See full summary »
80. Black Knight (2001)
PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.
Votes: 33,336 | Gross: $33.42M
82. Hannibal (2001)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.
Votes: 224,273 | Gross: $165.09M
84. Summer Catch (2001)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.
Votes: 13,751 | Gross: $19.69M
85. Cabin Fever (2002)
R | 93 min | Horror
A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Votes: 66,511 | Gross: $21.16M
86. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.
Votes: 12,406 | Gross: $1.78M
87. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama
After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.
Votes: 16,288 | Gross: $69.60M
88. Juwanna Mann (2002)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.
Votes: 5,551 | Gross: $13.57M
89. A Walk to Remember (2002)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance
The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.
Votes: 177,393 | Gross: $41.23M
91. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.
92. A Touch of Fate (2003)
101 min | Drama
One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying ... See full summary »
94. 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004 TV Movie)
92 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Barry Pepper portrays legendary race car drive Dale Earnhardt, who died in 2001 during the last lap of the Daytona 500.
95. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.
96. Stateside (2004)
R | 97 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...
Votes: 1,761 | Gross: $0.17M
98. Junebug (2005)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A dealer in "outsider" art travels from Chicago to North Carolina to meet her new in-laws, challenging the equilibrium of this middle class Southern home.
Votes: 19,974 | Gross: $2.68M
99. Southern Belles (2005)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
Bell and Belle want to break out of their trailer park lives and get up and out to the "Big City" of Atlanta. Just when they think they are on their way to getting a nest egg Bell falls for a handsome police officer named Rhett Butler.
100. Surface (2005–2006)
60 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teen-aged boy find their lives fundamentally changed by the emergence of a new, and often dangerous, species of sea life, while government agents work to keep the affair under wraps.