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Twiddy’s Guide to North Carolina Movies

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Did you know two famous movies were filmed on the Outer Banks?

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Nights in Rodanthe (2008) and Brainstorm (1983) were both filmed on the Outer Banks! Nights in Rodanthe, an adaption of Nicholas Sparks’ 2002 novel, was filmed in an oceanfront home in Rodanthe (about 60 miles south of Corolla). This romantic drama featuring Richard Gere and Diane Lane shows many incredible shots of the OBX coastline and even the wild horses on the 4×4 beaches. If you’re in need of some Outer Banks beauty, this is the film to watch! Brainstorm, a sci-fi thriller featuring Christopher Walken and Louise Fletcher, was filmed mainly in North Carolina. While most of the production was in the Research Triangle, a few of the final scenes were filmed at the Wright Brothers National Monument in Kill Devil Hills. If you are into futuristic and suspenseful movies, watch this film!

 

 

Did you know a Hollywood film director grew up on the Outer Banks?

Tyler Nilson, born and raised on the Outer Banks, is now a film director based in Hollywood, California. His new film, Peanut Butter Falcon, is set on the Outer Banks and is a heartfelt film about friendship and love. It will make you smile! It will make you laugh! It will make you cry!

Tyler Nilson @tylernilson

Photo from Tyler Nilson’s Instagram: @tylernilson

 

Did you know multiple Oscar-winning movies were filmed right here in North Carolina?

Forrest Gump won 6 Oscars in 1995 including Best Picture and Best Actor (Tom Hanks) and had scenes filmed on both the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone and the grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. In addition, Dirty Dancing, filmed partially in Lake Lure, won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1988.

 

Need help picking something out to watch!?

 

In order to take your mind off of the headlines in the evenings, we have created a North Carolina Movies calendar for you all to enjoy! All of these movies were either filmed in North Carolina or are about North Carolina. Each day on our Instagram account (@twiddyobx), we will be posting the North Carolina Movie recommendation of the day. Scroll down to see more information on each movie, their rating and where to stream!

Twiddy Movie Calendar

Sunday, March 29th: Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

A heartfelt adventure film, set on the Outer Banks but filmed in Georgia, written and directed by Outer Banks local, Tyler Nilson.

  • PG-13
  • Stream on Amazon Prime and Google Play – Rent for $5.99

Monday, March 30th: Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

A romantic drama, set and filmed on the Outer Banks.

  • PG-13
  • Stream on Amazon Prime and Google Play – Rent for $2.99

Tuesday, March 31st: Brainstorm (1983)

A sci-fi thriller with a few scenes filmed at the Wright Brothers National Monument in Kill Devil Hills.

  • PG
  • Stream on Amazon Prime, iTunes and Google Play – Rent for $2.99

Wednesday, April 1st: Patch Adams (1998)

A comedy-drama, starring Robin Williams, that was filmed in Asheville and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • PG-13
  • Stream on Hulu with subscription

Thursday, April 2nd: The Hunger Games (2012)

A sci-fi adventure film, based on the popular novel by Suzanne Collins, that was shot in parts of Asheville, Shelby and Charlotte.

  • PG-13
  • Stream on Amazon Prime, iTunes and Google Play – Rent for $3.99

Friday, April 3rd: Dirty Dancing (1987)

A romantic drama dance film partially shot in Lake Lure.

  • PG-13
  • Stream on Amazon Prime – Rent for $1.99

Saturday, April 4th: Bull Durham (1988)

A romantic comedy film about baseball shot in Durham.

  • R
  • Stream on Amazon Prime, iTunes and Google Play – Rent for $2.99

Sunday, April 5th: A Walk to Remember (2002)

A coming-of-age romantic film, based on the 1999 novel by Nicolas Sparks, shot entirely in Wilmington.

  • PG
  • Stream on Amazon Prime, iTunes and Google Play – Rent for $3.99

Monday, April 6th: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

A slapstick comedy film about NASCAR, starring Will Ferrell, mostly shot in Charlotte and at a mansion near Lake Norman.

  • PG-13
  • Stream on Amazon Prime – Rent for $2.99

Tuesday, April 7th: The Fugitive (1993)

An action thriller film, starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, shot mostly in Jackson County in the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • PG-13
  • Stream on Hulu with subscription

Wednesday, April 8th: The Color Purple (1985)

A coming-of-age drama, directed by Steven Spielberg, filmed in Anson and Union counties near Charlotte.

  • PG-13
  • Stream on iTunes and Google Play – Rent for $3.99

Thursday, April 9th: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

A superhero comedy, based on the fictional superheroes, shot in Wilmington.

  • PG
  • Stream on Netflix with subscription

Friday, April 10th: The Green Mile (1999)

A crime drama, starring Tom Hanks and based on the 1996 novel by Stephen King, with some scenes filmed in Blowing Rock.

  • R
  • Stream on iTunes and Google Play – Rent for $3.99

Saturday, April 11th: Forrest Gump (1994)

An Oscar-winning comedy-drama, starring Tom Hanks, with some scenes filmed on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Boone and on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.

  • PG-13
  • Stream on Hulu with a subscription

 

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