Wild Things (1998)

The 1998 thriller “Wild Things,” starring Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards, was filmed in Florida. In the film, Kelly Van Ryan, played by Richards, lives at this home with her mother Sandra, played by Theresa Russell. The front of the house is seen when Sam Lombardo, played by Dillon, gives Kelly a ride home.

LOCATION: 40 E Star Island Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The house can be found on the famed Star Island in Miami Beach. While Star Island isn’t technically private, it does have a guarded entrance and you’ll have to speak with the guard in order to gain access. However, there are many boat tours that will take you around the island. Just disregard their information about filming locations, as most of it is fabricated and incorrect. In one scene, Kelly can be seen standing near the water in this area skeet shooting.

Kelly gets into an altercation with Suzie Toller, played by Campbell, at the pool. The two then proceed to have sex in the pool while Sergeant Ray Duquette, played by Kevin Bacon, secretly videotapes them.

Sam is accused of rape and stands on trial at the Dade County Courthouse.  The building was also seen in the 1981 Sydney Pollack film “Absence of Malice” and the 1995 action film “Bad Boys.”

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LOCATION: 73 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130

Malignant (2021)

The 2021 James Wan horror film “Malignant” is set in Seattle, Washington. While some scenes did shoot there, a good portion of the film was shot in Southern California. Madison, played by Annabelle Wallis, lives in this home, which can be found in Pasadena.

LOCATION: 510 Lockehaven St, Pasadena, CA 91105

As is the case with most films set in Seattle, the famous Space Needle appears in an establishing shot of the city.

LOCATION: 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109

Dr. Florence Weaver, played by Jacqueline McKenzie, lives at this home, located in Altadena.

LOCATION: 1686 Homewood Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

The exterior of the police station can be found in Downtown Los Angeles. The same building can be seen in the film “Velvet Buzzsaw.”

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LOCATION: 1200 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Madison has visions of a murder and leads police to the “Silvercup” Apartments sign. The sign was a visual effect added by the production and does not exist at the real building.

LOCATION: 841 S Serrano Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005

The crime scene is one building over at 855 S Serrano Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005.

The Pike Place Public Market Center makes a brief appearance as Madison drives with her sister Sydney, played by Maddie Hasson.

LOCATION: Pike St / 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Madison has visions of another murder at 217 E 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

Flashdance (1983)

The 1983 Adrian Lyne drama “Flashdance” tells the story of an aspiring dancer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The film itself split production between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, California. Alex Owens, played by Jennifer Beals, works at Mawby’s Bar. The location has since been remodeled, but can be found in Downtown Los Angeles at 229 Boyd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013. The 1985 sequel “Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment” also filmed at the same location.

Alex backs out of a dance audition at the famed Carnegie Museum & Library in Pittsburgh. The same building appears in the films “The Silence Of The Lambs” and “Pretty Woman,” with the latter using actual footage from this film.

LOCATION: 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hanna Long, played by Lilia Skala, lives at this home, also located in Pittsburgh.

LOCATION: 2100 Sidney St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

The exterior of the Zanzibar strip club location can be found in Downtown Los Angeles. It is actually part of the property of the infamous Cecil Hotel. The interior was located at 365 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

LOCATION: 640 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Nick Hurley, played by Michael Nouri, lives in this home, located in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

LOCATION: 440 S June St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Alex exits Nick’s car at the Second Street Tunnel in Downtown L.A.  This is a popular filming location, appearing in such films as “The Terminator,” “Kill Bill,” “Demolition Man,” “Blade Runner,” “Con Air,” “Independence Day” and many more.

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LOCATION: 620 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The famous final audition sequence was shot inside the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in Downtown L.A. The building has been featured in numerous films, including “Inspector Gadget,” “Back To School,” “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “Stand And Deliver” and more.

LOCATION: 1816 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Holiday (2006)

The 2006 romantic comedy “The Holiday,” tells the story of two women, one from England, the other from Los Angeles, who decide to swap homes for a two week holiday. Production likewise took place around England and Los Angeles. Amanda, played by Cameron Diaz, owns this home, located in San Marino. Iris, played by Kate Winslet, takes residence here while on holiday.

LOCATION: 1883 Orlando Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

The cottage where Iris lives was a set built on an empty field in England, which was demolished after filming.

A Kind Of Murder (2016)

The 2016 thriller “A Kind of Murder,” starring Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel, is set in New York, but actually filmed in Southern Ohio and Kentucky. In the film, Walter and Clara Stackhouse, played by Wilson and Biel, live in this home which is located in Cincinnati.

LOCATION: 7900 Rollingknolls Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45237

Ouija (2014)

The 2014 horror film “Oujia” was filmed in Southern California. The house of Debbie Galardi, played by Shelley Hennig, can be found in Highland Park. The same home appeared in the film “Phantasm II.”

LOCATION: 5915 Echo St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Just a few houses up on the opposite side of the road is the home of the medium

LOCATION: 5940 Echo St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Laine Morris, played by Olivia Cooke, lives at this home, located in Altadena.

LOCATION: 480 Deodara Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992)

The 1992 Curtis Hanson thriller “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,” starring Rebecca De Mornay, was filmed in Washington. The house of Claire and Michael Bartel, played by Annabella Sciorra and Matt McCoy, can be found in Tacoma. Nanny Peyton Flanders, played by De Mornay also takes residence in the home.

LOCATION: 808 N Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403

The house of Dr. Victor Mott, played by John de Lancie, can be found in Seattle.

LOCATION: 2502 37th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199

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Unlawful Entry (1992)

The 1992 thriller “Unlawful Entry,” starring Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta and Madeleine Stowe, was filmed in Southern California. The house where Michael and Karen Carr, played by Russell and Stowe, live can be found near the Hancock Park neighborhood.

LOCATION: 546 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Unfortunately, trees now obscure part of the front of the home.

Michael’s club is The Mayan, a popular music venue in Downtown L.A.

LOCATION: 1038 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The police station can also be found in Downtown L.A. The building has been featured in countless films and television series, including “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Divergent,” “The Muppets,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “License To Drive,” “Wrath Of Man,” “The Negotiator,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Child’s Play 2” and dozens more.

LOCATION: 635 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

The Laundromat (2019)

The 2019 Steven Soderbergh film “The Laundromat,” which tells the story about the Panama Papers scandal, was filmed in numerous locations, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles and the Florida Keys. After a boat capsizes, Ellen Martin, played by Meryl Streep, finds she is unable to get compensation from the accident, as the insurance company has been bought out by a mysterious company in Nevis, a small island in the Caribbean Sea.

When Ellen’s attempts to contact the Nevis-based company are unsuccessful, she travels there to confront manager Malchus Boncamper, played by Jeffrey Wright. These scenes were actually filmed in Key West, Florida. The area is first seen in a dream sequence as Ellen crosses this street.

LOCATION: 109 Fitzpatrick St, Key West, FL 33040

As Ellen approaches the area, named Hunkins Waterfront Plaza in the film and Kino Plaza in reality, it becomes a CGI composite of a couple different locations. We first see this strip of the actual plaza.

As the camera continues to pan over, a massive building is shown. This is actually the Sunkist Headquarters building in Sherman Oaks, California. The building has been featured in several films, such as 2004’s “Paparazzi” and 2017’s “The Hero.” It has also been seen in such TV series as “Too Old To Die Young,” “Alias,” “Knight Rider” and more.

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LOCATION: 14130 Riverside Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Back at Kino Plaza in Key West, the scene plays again, this time no longer a dream as Ellen approaches the plaza. However, it is again modified, this time with a facade set built over part of the plaza. Here is what the area actually looks like without the facade.

Ellen bumps into Malchus, not knowing who he is, and asks questions about his firm’s location. Malchus lies to her and walks away. This area is mostly the same, but the wall is depicted with dozens of PO boxes lining a brick facade. Here is how it actually appears.

The view of the plaza as Ellen and Malchus speak is relatively unchanged.

Jürgen Mossack, played by Gary Oldman, becomes concerned when he hears one of his clients has been arrested. The film then cuts to a scene in Mexico with Will Forte and Chris Parnell, credited as Doomed Gringo #1 and #2, drinking at a bar. These scenes were filmed at the Melody Ranch Studio Backlot in Santa Clarita, California, also commonly known as the Veluzat Movie Ranch. The ranch, which is available for tours, has been featured in countless films, such as “3 From Hell,” “Dante’s Peak,” “Friday The 13th Part III,” “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter,” “Last Man Standing,” “Chaplin,” and many more.  It was also featured in the TV show “Westworld” as the Mexican town of “Las Mudas.”

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LOCATION: Melody Ranch Studio Backlot (a.k.a. Veluzat Movie Ranch), Forest Rte 5N28, Santa Clarita, CA 91390 (GPS coordinates: 34°29’03.5″N 118°30’25.1″W)

The interior of the bar the men drink at is the same building seen in the above shot, on the right side.

Forte’s character makes the mistake of going to what he thinks is the bathroom, but turns out to be a private office space of some criminals in the middle of business.

Jürgen and Ramón Fonseca, played by Antonio Banderas, speak to the camera about privacy and secrecy while shopping at Fields Market in Canoga Park, California.  The store is a staple of film and television, appearing in such films as “Bird Box,” “Lady Bird,” “Matchstick Men” and “Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn,” as well as such television shows as “Desperate Housewives,” “American Horror Story” and dozens more.  It has also been seen in countless commercials and music videos.

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LOCATION: 23221 Saticoy St, Canoga Park, CA 91304

Gu Kailai, played by Rosalind Chao, tells a story of a Chinese police chief targeting a Falun Gong temple, where people engage in a spiritual practice deemed illegal. The temple is supposedly located in China, but was actually filmed at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.

LOCATION: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

The Huntington Library is a very popular filming location, with hundreds of productions shot around the vast, kaleidoscopic grounds. We can’t name them all, but “Mank,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “A Cinderella Story” are just a few among them.

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