Movies Set In Philadelphia

Law Abiding Citizen
Law Abiding Citizen
Philadelphia Mayor Nutter had his debut in the movie Law Abiding Citizen filmed in Philadelphia.
Kevin Dunn, Shia LaBeouf and Julie White in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (credit: Dreamworks LLC/Paramount Pictures).
Transformers
There are quite a few scenes in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen that showcase Philly but some notable scenes were filmed at City Hall, Eastern State Penitentiary, Fairmount Park, Free Library of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.
Kevin Dunn, Shia LaBeouf and Julie White in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (credit: Dreamworks LLC/Paramount Pictures).
The Last Airbender
The Last Airbender
The Last Airbender had a few scenes shot in Philadelphia. (Credit: Getty Images)
Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd are seen in this still from "Trading Places." (credit: Paramount Pictures)
Trading Places
Trading Places is set in Philadelphia and shows many sides of the city — some glamorous and some not so glamorous. Some locales featured in the film are Independence Hall, City Hall and Rittenhouse Square.
Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd are seen in this still from "Trading Places." (credit: Paramount Pictures)
The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan starred in the movie The Lovely Bones which was shot in the city of Brotherly Love. (Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Night Shyamalan on the set of the film "The Sixth Sense." (credit: Ron Phillips/AFP/Getty Images)
The Sixth Sense
For the most part, The Sixth Sense is a Philly movie, but some notable scenes were filmed in St. Augustine Catholic Church at 4th and Vine Streets and the Striped Bass restaurant at 1500 Walnut Street.
Night Shyamalan on the set of the film "The Sixth Sense." (credit: Ron Phillips/AFP/Getty Images)
Limitless
Limitless
Philly's own Bradley Cooper stopped by Talk Philly in March to talk about his own film Limitless, which was also shot in Philadelphia.
Fat Albert
Fat Albert
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 21: Actor/comedian Kenan Thompson star of Fat Albert poses for some shots at Planet Hollywood today December 21 in New York City. Part of the movie was shot in Philadelphia. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
Live Free Or Die Hard
Live Free Or Die Hard
US actor Bruce Willis attends the Italian photocall of the movie 'Live Free Or Die Hard' at Hotel De Russie on October 15, 2007 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)
Actors Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington are seen in a still from the 1993 movie "Philadelphia." (credit: TriStar Pictures)
Philadelphia
The prime filming location for Philadelphia, if the name doesn’t give any hints, is the City of Brotherly love, and viewers get a visual treat of the city from many angles and hot spots from the very beginning of the film. City Hall (seen in the image above), the Furness Building and Wachovia Spectrum are just some of the locales seen in the film.
Actors Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington are seen in a still from the 1993 movie "Philadelphia." (credit: TriStar Pictures)
Like Mike
Like Mike
Bow Wow and New Jersey Nets star Jason Kidd host a special screening of "Like Mike" at the Loews Newark Cinemas in Newark, New Jersey. Children of the Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club of Newark attended the screening on behalf of the Jason Kidd Foundation. Parts of this film was shot in Philadelphia. (Credit: Scott Gries/ImageDirect)
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