Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Favorite NC movie

Posted July 16, 2010

Great discussion on movies this week. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Let's keep the theme going today.

What is your favorite movie filmed in North Carolina?  There are a lot of them.

To get you started I've got a partial list: Being There, Blue Velvet, Brainstorm, Bull Durham, The Clearing, the Color Purple, Children of the Corn The Crow, Days of Thunder, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Firestarter, Forrest Gump, The Fugitive, Hannibal, Junebug, Kiss the Girls, The Last of the Mohicans, Leatherheads, Main Street, Nell, Nights in Rodanthe, Patch Adams, Radioland Murders, Richie Rich, Sleeping with the Enemy, Talladega Nights, Thunder Road, Where the Lilies Bloom.

I polled the WRAL Morning News Team for their favorite film shot in North Carolina:

Kelcey Carlson
:       Bull Durham. (Kelcey's dad Tom really likes this classic)

Stacy Davis
:             The Last of the Mohicans

Elizabeth Gardner
:  Rambling Rose

Bill Leslie:                  The Fugitive

What is your favorite movie filmed on Tar Heel soil?


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  • sfguitar2009 Jul 23, 2010

    Big Fish, and how about The Rookie (the Durham Bulls feature in it although I'm not sure it was filmed in Durham)

  • malex124 Jul 19, 2010

    James Patterson's Kiss The Girls.

  • history6557 Jul 19, 2010

    I can't remember if any of this 1952 movie was filmed in NC but "Carbine Williams," with Jimmy Stewart in the title role as the North Carolinian credited with inventing M1 Carbine should not be overlooked.

  • mesunrise Jul 18, 2010

    Not sure if anyone has mentioned the movie, Once Around, starring Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss. I think it was made in the early 90's in Durham with a great cast. Really enjoyed it and I think it is time to watch it again.

  • tsquaring Jul 18, 2010

    The Green Mile

  • rspeele2 Jul 18, 2010

    I actually have 2: Bull Durham and Last of the Mochicans.

  • no more - no less Jul 17, 2010

    Message in a Bottle

  • sam62 Jul 16, 2010

    I still like Thunder Road.

  • mcarrgary Jul 16, 2010

    Haven't seen it yet, but plan to see "Devil's Crossing" written, directed and produced by a couple of Cary's own! Filmed in Love Valley, NC.

  • carolina buckeye Jul 16, 2010

    I have to agree with Stacy Davis. The Last of the Mohicans was so beautifully filmed and I think it truly did show some of the most beautiful settings in our state.




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