Movies Filmed in Clearwater, FL

Movies Filmed in Clearwater Beach - Dolphin Tale

Clearwater Beach, Florida is a beautiful area to eat, stay, play and even film! You can find the Clearwater Beach area in many famous movies. Check out these movies filmed in Clearwater Beach or near Clearwater Beach, Florida!

Filmed in Clearwater, Florida


Dolphin Tale

While swimming free in the ocean, a young dolphin gets caught in a trap and severely damages her tail. Though she is rescued and transported to Clearwater Marine Hospital, her tail cannot be saved, and the prognosis is dire. What the dolphin, now named Winter, needs is a miracle. She gets that miracle in the form of a marine biologist (Harry Connick Jr.), a prosthetics designer (Morgan Freeman), and a devoted boy (Nathan Gamble), who find a way to help Winter swim again.

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Cocoon

Oscar-winning fantasy in which the residents of a Florida rest home get a new lease of life when they stumble across an alien “fountain of youth” in a disused holiday home. Unbeknown to them, aliens have been using the swimming pool in the house to store their cocooned brethren, giving the waters a powerful, rejuvenating quality.

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Lethal Weapon 3

Veteran police detective Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) is only days away from retiring when he and his tough partner, Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), are roped into an important internal affairs case. Working with the beautiful, no-nonsense Sergeant Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) and aided by the shifty informant Leo Getz (Joe Pesci), Murtaugh and Riggs begin to close in on a black-market weapons operation involving corrupt cop and arms dealer Jack Travis (Stuart Wilson).

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Not Waving But Drowning

Filmmaker Devyn Waitt takes a chronological look at growing up with two people.

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Sunlight Jr.

Financial strain, an unplanned pregnancy and an abusive ex threaten the stability of a poor couple’s (Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon) relationship.

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Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her lessons at home. Their relationship is antagonistic at first, but soon develops into into a close friendship.

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Dolphin Tale 2

Several years have passed since Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and the team at Clearwater Marine Hospital gave Winter the dolphin a prosthetic tail, thereby saving her life. Now however, a new crisis has arisen. Winter’s elderly surrogate mother, Panama, has died, which leaves Winter without a pool mate. According to USDA regulations, dolphins cannot be housed alone; unless a new companion can be found quickly, Clearwater will lose Winter to another aquarium.

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Filmed Near Clearwater, Florida


Great Expectations

This modern adaptation of Dickens’ classic coming of age story sees the young and naïve Finn, who falls in love with Estella, a girl raised with the strict intention of breaking men’s hearts. When he is grown up and living in New York, having become a successful painter, Estella reappears in his life and Finn falls deeply in love, knowing all the while that it is a feeling that can never be returned.

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Forever Mine

Ella (Gretchen Mol) and Mark Brice (Ray Liotta) are on their honeymoon at a resort in Miami. When Ella meets cabana boy Alan Riply (Joseph Fiennes), sparks fly and they fall into each other’s arms. When powerful politician Mark discovers the affair, he attempts to kill Alan, disfiguring him in the process. Years later, under the assumption that Alan is dead, Mark hires Manuel Esquema (also Fiennes) to help him with some legal problems. However, he fails to realize that Manuel is Alan.

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Ocean’s Eleven

Dapper Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is a man of action. Less than 24 hours into his parole from a New Jersey penitentiary, the wry, charismatic thief is already rolling out his next plan. Following three rules: Don’t hurt anybody, don’t steal from anyone who doesn’t deserve it, and play the game like you’ve got nothing to lose. Danny orchestrates the most sophisticated, elaborate casino heist in history.

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Prime of Your Life

A 20-something slacker meets a handsome rebel and finds her path to independence and love.

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The Punisher

This dark action film, based on the comic book series, follows FBI agent Frank Castle (Thomas Jane) as he transforms into the vengeful Punisher after criminals murder his family, including his wife and son. Castle is gravely injured in the attack and believed to be dead by Howard Saint (John Travolta), the crime lord who ordered the hit. Following his recovery, Castle becomes a heavily armed vigilante who will stop at nothing to exact revenge on Saint and dismantle his underworld empire.

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Misconceptions

God tells a married woman from the conservative South to carry the baby of a gay northern couple, and everything goes fine until a black man comes to her home to micromanage the pregnancy.

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Grace is Gone

Stanley Phillips (John Cusack) receives the kind of news that every spouse of a soldier dreads: His wife, Grace, has been killed in Iraq. He has to find a way to break the news to his two young daughters, Heidi (Shélan O’Keefe) and Dawn (Gracie Bednarczyk), but cannot bring himself to do it. Stanley takes the girls on a road trip to Florida, all the while searching for the right time and place to tell them about their mother’s fate.

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Spring Breakers

College students Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Faith (Selena Gomez), Brit (Ashley Benson) and Cotty (Rachel Korine) are short of the cash they need for a spring-break trip, so they rob a diner and head down to Florida. However, the police soon break up the party and arrest them. The curvaceous quartet are unexpectedly bailed out by a drug dealer and aspiring rap artist named Alien (James Franco). Soon after, three of the four gal pals decide to join Alien in a life of crime.

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The Investigator

James begins to question his faith after a series of personal setbacks and tragedies. He takes a job as a teacher of criminal justice but struggles with the job until a student challenges him to investigate the death of Jesus Christ.

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Magic Mike

By day, Mike (Channing Tatum) makes ends meet any way he can — handyman jobs, detailing cars or designing furniture. But nighttime is when Mike really gets to display his many talents: He’s the hot headliner in an all-male revue. Mike sees potential in a 19-year-old he dubs the Kid (Alex Pettyfer), takes the teen under his wing and instructs him in the tricks of the trade. However, Mike learns there’s a downside to the stripper lifestyle when it threatens his romance with the Kid’s sister.

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Sun Don’t Shine

Two increasingly desperate and argumentative people (Kate Lyn Sheil, Kentucker Audley) drive the roads of Florida with something — or someone — in the trunk of their car.

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American Outlaws

After the Civil War ends, Confederate soldiers Frank (Gabriel Macht) and Jesse James (Colin Farrell) return home with the three Younger brothers to learn that railroad baron Thaddeus Rains (Harris Yulin) is trying to drive Missouri citizens out of their homes. When both families resist, the James boys’ mother (Kathy Bates) is murdered. Furious, the two groups of brothers team up for a series of robberies designed to hurt the railroad. Detective Allan Pinkerton (Timothy Dalton) pursues them.

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The Infiltrator

In 1986, federal agent Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes under cover to infiltrate the trafficking network of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Working with fellow agents Kathy Ertz (Diane Kruger) and Emir Abreu (John Leguizamo), Mazur poses as a slick, money-laundering businessman named Bob Musella. Gaining the confidence of Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt), Escobar’s top lieutenant, Mazur must navigate a vicious criminal underworld where one wrong move could cost him everything.

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Waiting on Mary

In denial about his recent divorce, an actor retreats into the persona of a Colonial scout.

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Detours

A newly single New Yorker drives to Florida with her widower father and her mother’s ashes.

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Random Tropical Paradise

Life was working out exactly how Harry Fluder thought it was supposed to. He had a great job, loyal friends and the perfect fiancée, but finding one of his maybe not-so-loyal friends with his perfect fiancée was not part of the plan. After canceling the wedding, Harry, in a drunken stupor, ponders how everything that was so right could have gone so wrong. Meanwhile, Harry’s best man gets a flash of inspiration. Instead of canceling the honeymoon, he suggests that the two of them go on the trip.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers – and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends. Based on the novel “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children,” written by Ransom Riggs.

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Paying Mr. McGetty

After a night of drinking and gambling, Tyrell (R. Marcos Taylor) is awakened by an angry call from his girlfriend, Meena (Anita Clay) and finds himself in bed with a strange woman, Cecelia (Alissa Schneider) — a local mob boss’ daughter. Once the local mob boss finds out, he hires Shota (Wilson) — a relentless hitman. To make matters worse, the reward on Tyrell’s head has dozens of others looking for him, too. Adding to Tyrell’s troubles, the worst thing of all… Meena, the love of his life, is put in harm’s way. Tyrell must make a stand by taking on the mob, taking on Shota, and finding the money to pay their landlord — Mr. McGetty — before the day ends.

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China Moon

Honest homicide detective Kyle Bodine (Ed Harris) wanders into a Tampa, Fla., bar one night and meets gorgeous Rachel Munro (Madeleine Stowe), who is married to abusive bank president Rupert (Charles Dance). Bodine begins having an affair with Rachel. During a fight, Rachel accidentally kills Rupert and convinces Bodine to help her dispose of the body. But when Bodine’s partner, Lamar Dickey (Benicio Del Toro), investigates the case, all the clues he finds point toward Bodine as the murderer.

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Cop and a Half

Young Devon Butler (Norman D. Golden II) lives with his grandmother, Rachel (Ruby Dee), spending his days obsessing over television cop shows and his aspirations to be an officer of the law. When he witnesses a murder committed by a gang led by Vinnie Fountain (Ray Sharkey), Devon refuses to testify unless he is offered the chance to be a policeman. To humor him, Devon is paired up with fiery cop Nick McKenna (Burt Reynolds) for a day as the two pursue the killers.

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Coupe de Ville

Three brothers — Marvin (Daniel Stern), Bobby (Patrick Dempsey) and Buddy (Arye Gross) — are asked by their father, Fred (Alan Arkin), to drive a 1954 Cadillac from Michigan to Florida in time for their mother’s 50th birthday. The brothers haven’t seen each other for years, and being cooped up in an old car for hours prompts endless squabbling. The topics range from choosing a radio station to serious grudges as the brothers try to survive the drive and maybe even bond in the process.

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Edward Scissorhands

A scientist (Vincent Price) builds an animated human being — the gentle Edward (Johnny Depp). The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, though, leaving the young man with a freakish appearance accentuated by the scissor blades he has instead of hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg (Dianne Wiest) discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg’s teen daughter (Winona Ryder). However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward’s hands make him an outcast.

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Parker

Daring, ruthless and meticulous, Parker (Jason Statham) is one of the most successful thieves in the business. But when his latest robbery turns deadly because of a careless crew member, he declines to join crime boss Melander (Michael Chiklis) and his gang for another heist. The crooks turn on Parker and leave him for dead. Parker survives and vows vengeance, tracing the gang to Palm Beach. There, he joins forces with an unlikely ally (Jennifer Lopez) to hijack the gang’s next big score.

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Smokey and the Bandit Part 3

In this sequel, Big Enos Burdette (Pat McCormick) and his son, Little Enos (Paul Williams), make an unconventional deal by hiring bandit-hunting Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) to haul unusual cargo from Miami to their new Texas seafood restaurant. Intent on seeing that Buford has a tough time of it, however, they also recruit the rebellious Cledus Snow (Jerry Reed) and the lovely Dusty Trails (Colleen Camp) to make the lawman’s trip less than smooth.

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Summer Rental

After air traffic controller Jack Chester loses a plane (it’s covered on his screen by a fly), he’s told to take a break. Jack books his family into a plush resort, but it turns out that their lodgings are in a hut by the beach, and that’s as good as the vacation gets.

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Thunder in Paradise (TV Series)

An ex-Navy SEAL (Terry “Hulk” Hogan) outsmarts jewel thieves with his wife (Felicity Waterman), partner (Chris Lemmon) and superboat called Thunder.

Thunder in Paradise follows the adventures of two ex-Navy SEALS, Randolph J. “Hurricane” Spencer and Martin “Bru” Brubaker, who work as mercenaries out of their tropical resort headquarters along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Using their futuristic, high-tech boat, nicknamed “Thunder”, they travel around the world fighting various criminals and villains. However, they are forced to balance their dangerous undercover work with their responsibilities of raising widower Spencer’s young daughter Jessica, who lives with them.

Former model Kelly LaRue, who owns and manages the “Scuttlebutt Bar N’ Grill” on the beach in front of the resort, looks after Jessica whenever Spence and Bru go on their missions. Kelly also serves as a romantic foil for Bru. Edward Whitaker, Jessica’s uncle, owns the beach resort and makes semi-regular appearances in the series, primarily for comic relief.

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