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 films “Velvet Buzzsaw” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,” as well as the TV show “Supergirl.”

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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 to the left.

LOCATION: 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 this building in Downtown L.A.

LOCATION: 217 E 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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. Only the exterior was featured in the film. The same home appeared in the film “Phantasm II.”

LOCATION: 5915 Echo St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

The interior of Debbie’s home was filmed at this location, also in Highland Park. The interiors of the same home appeared in the prequel “Ouija: Origin of Evil.” The house also appeared in the films “Lights Out” and “Chez Upshaw.”

LOCATION: 140 S Ave 59, 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 high school scenes were filmed at John Muir High School in Pasadena. The same school appeared in the TV series “Sons of Anarchy.”

LOCATION: 1905 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

The restaurant where Isabelle, played by Bianca Santos, works can be found in Eagle Rock. The restaurant also appeared in the film “Surviving Christmas.” It has been used in many TV shows, such as “Sons of Anarchy,” “Dead to Me,” “Aquarius,” “Parenthood,” “Secrets and Lies” and “Maron,” as well as the Justin Timberlake music video for “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”

LOCATION: 1500 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Laine visits Paulina Zander, played by Lin Shaye, who is committed to a psychiatric hospital. This same building has appeared in the prequel “Oujia: Origin of Evil,” as well as the films “”The Cable Guy,” “American Pie 2,” “Changeling,” “Annabelle: Creation,” “The Ring 2,” “Puppet Master II,” “Truth or Dare,” “Where Sleeping Dogs Lie,” “Species III” and many more. It has also appeared in numerous TV shows, such as “Westworld,” “You,” “American Crime Story,” “Teen Wolf,” “Bosch: Legacy” and more.

LOCATION: 306 Loma Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Just a few houses up from Debbie’s exterior home, on the opposite side of the road, is the home of the medium.

LOCATION: 5940 Echo St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Marriage Story (2019)

The 2019 Noah Baumbach film “Marriage Story,” starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, tells the story of a couple whose lives are split between New York City and Los Angeles. Production likewise took place in both cities. Nicole, played by Johansson, visits her mother’s house several times in the film. The home can be found in Altadena.

LOCATION: 1145 New York Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

Charlie, played by Driver, picks up some food for his son Henry at this plaza. As Charlie talks on the phone, Henry drops his food.

LOCATION: 5270 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Charlie and Henry can be seen walking to Bert Spitz’s office in this alley.

LOCATION: 8118 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (back alley behind building, GPS coordinates: 34.071805, -118.366658)

Charlie takes Henry trick or treating to this home.

LOCATION: 1325 Miller Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Charlie then takes Henry trick or treating inside this store, which is located very close to the above house, making it geographically accurate to where the characters would have walked.

LOCATION: 8495 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Charlie rents an apartment in Los Angeles. Both the interior and exterior are seen in the film and both have since been remodeled. You can still recognize it as the building, but it looks a bit different now. The interior is where the long argument scene between Nicole and Charlie was filmed.

LOCATION: 1530 N Formosa Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

The closing Halloween party scenes were filmed in front of this home in Altadena.

LOCATION: 2011 Mar Vista Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

Bye Bye Love (1995)

The 1995 comedy “Bye Bye Love,” starring Paul Reiser, was filmed in Southern California. In the film, Vic, played by Randy Quaid, drops his daughter off at her grandparents house, which can be found in Pacific Palisades. The same house was featured in “Saved By The Bell: Wedding In Las Vegas” and “Ghost In The Machine.”

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LOCATION: 510 Frontera Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

The party house can be found in Altadena, California.  The house has been used in a variety of productions over the years, including “Can’t Hardly Wait,” “American Pie,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “I Know Who Killed Me,” as well as such TV shows as “The Mentalist” and “This Is Us.”

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LOCATION: 1090 Rubio St, Altadena, CA 91001

Emma, played by Eliza Dushku, drived into the yard of her former house, located in Pasadena.

LOCATION: 1575 E Mountain St, Pasadena, CA 91104

A Cinderella Story (2004)

The house from the 2004 Hilary Duff film “A Cinderella Story” can be found in Altadena, California.

LOCATION: 1272 E Calaveras St, Altadena, CA 91001

Sam, played by Duff, works at this diner, located in Long Beach. The same diner has also appeared in the films “Zodiac,” “Corrina, Corrina” and “The Real McCoy.”

LOCATION: 4390 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

During a masquerade ball, Sam takes a walk with Austin, played by Chad Michael Murray. This scene was filmed at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. The trellises they walk under can be found near the Rose Garden.

LOCATION: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)

The party house from the 1998 teen comedy “Can’t Hardly Wait” can be found in Altadena, California.  The house has been used in a variety of productions over the years, including “American Pie,” “Bye Bye Love,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “I Know Who Killed Me,” as well as such TV shows as “The Mentalist” and “This Is Us.”

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LOCATION: 1090 Rubio St, Altadena, CA 91001

The high school seen in the film is John Marshall High School.  A regular location in film and television, it has also appeared in such movies as “A Nightmare On Elm Street,” “Rebel Without A Cause” and “Pretty In Pink,” as well as such TV shows as “Boy Meets World,” “Boston Public” and many more.

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LOCATION: 3939 Tracy St, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

Dan Gilroy’s 2019 thriller “Velvet Buzzsaw” is set in the Los Angeles art scene.  Morf, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, lives at this house, which would appear to be located in Hollywood, with the famous sign visible in the background. However, this was digitally added. The home, a famous architectural landmark known as the Case Study House, can actually be found in Altadena.

LOCATION: 2275 Santa Rosa Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

Josephina, played by Zawe Ashton, lives in this apartment building, located in Koreatown.

LOCATION: 620 S Ardmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005

The offices of Rhodora Haze, played by Rene Russo, can be found in Downtown Los Angeles, near the Staples Center. The same location appears in the film “Malignant” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,” as well as the TV show “Supergirl.”

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

Morf meets Josephina at the Colburn Cafe.  While the address is on S Grand Ave, it’s not visible from that street.  It’s actually located directly behind another location in the film; the “LAMA” museum, covered later in this article.  There are walkways on either side of the building from S Grand Ave to access this area.

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LOCATION: 201 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Gretchen, played by Toni Collette, visits the LAMA museum, which is actually the Colburn School. Directly behind this building is the Colburn Cafe previously mentioned.

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LOCATION: 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Across the street is The Broad museum, with the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the distance. Both of these are seen as Gretchen visits LAMA.

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LOCATION: 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The art studio of Piers, played by John Malkovich is the H.D. Buttercup building in Downtown Los Angeles.

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LOCATION: 2118 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021

This is the view seen whenever Dondon pays Piers a visit at the same location.

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Bryson is transporting some art to storage when a fire starts inside his vehicle, causing him to crash in front of this gas station. The same building, which is not an active business, has been seen in many films, such as “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Family Plot,” as well as the television show “Quincy M.E.”

LOCATION: 22124 Sierra Hwy, Sylmar, CA 91342

Rhodora and Josephina examine the wreckage of Bryson’s vehicle near the Arts District of Downtown L.A. This area is very popular for filming, with the bar exterior from “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” notably located at the end of the street.

LOCATION: 1326 Palmetto St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Later in the film, Josephina has upgraded to a new apartment in Downtown L.A. Morf can briefly be seen exiting out front.

LOCATION: 1100 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Josephina can be seen at a bar located at this building.  This exterior is just a few buildings away from the art studio of Piers.

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LOCATION: 2053 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

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American Pie (1999)

The house from the 1999 comedy “American Pie” can be found in Long Beach, California.  In the film, Jim, played by Jason Biggs, makes a pact with his friends to lose their virginity.  Jim lives with his family at this home, where many famous scenes take place, including a memorable encounter with a sexy foreign exchange student, played by Shannon Elizabeth, as well as the infamous pie scene.

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LOCATION: 4153 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

The house where Michelle, played by Alyson Hannigan, lives can also be found on the same road.

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LOCATION: 3925 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

Kevin’s home can be found in Pasadena.

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LOCATION: 3689 San Pasqual St, Pasadena, CA 91107

The high school used in the film is Millikan High School in Long Beach.

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LOCATION: 2800 Snowden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90815

The boys frequent this restaurant, located in Monrovia.

LOCATION: 402 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

The exterior of Stifler’s house can also be found in Pasadena.

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LOCATION: 3644 Lombardy Rd, Pasadena, CA 91107

The interiors of Stifler’s house, however, used this house in Altadena.  The house has been used in many productions, including “Can’t Hardly Wait,” “Bye Bye Love,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “I Know Who Killed Me,” as well as such TV shows as “The Mentalist” and “This Is Us.”

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LOCATION: 1090 Rubio St, Altadena, CA 91001

The Usual Suspects (1995)

The 1995 film “The Usual Suspects” was filmed mostly in Southern California, with a few scenes shot in New York City.

Keaton, played by Gabriel Byrne, needs to catch a flight from New York to California. At the Flatiron Building in Manhattan, he wants to tell his attorney girlfriend goodbye, but Verbal Kint, played by Kevin Spacey, pushes him to leave without doing so, as they are running late. The building has appeared in countless films, such as “Spider-Man,” “As Good As It Gets” and many more.

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LOCATION: 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

The suspects meet up with Redfoot at the Korean Bell of Friendship in San Pedro, California.  Perched right in front of a spectacular ocean view, it’s a great place to visit, even if you’re not a fan of the film. The bell was given as a gift by South Korea to celebrate the U.S. bicentennial in 1978.

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LOCATION: 3601 Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731

The flashback scenes of Keyser Söze’s Turkish home, where his family is attacked, were actually filmed at the McNally House in Altadena. The home has been featured in such films as “Elizabethtown,” “Beautiful Boy” and “Kingdom Come,” as well as such TV shows as “Entourage,” “Ghost Whisperer” and more. The house is only seen from interior views in the film.

LOCATION: 654 E Mariposa St, Altadena, CA 91001

The police station seen in the film is the San Pedro Municipal Building. The same building appeared in the film “C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud.”

LOCATION: 638 S Beacon St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Near the end of the film, after he posts bail, Verbal Kint walks down this sidewalk out front.

Dave Kujan, played by Chazz Palminteri, just misses a vehicle as it turns down W 6th St in San Pedro.

Beverly Hills, 90210

Despite the show’s name, very little of “Beverly Hills 90210” was ever shot in Beverly Hills.

The Walsh residence can actually be found in Altadena, California.

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LOCATION: 1675 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

The cast attends “West Beverly High,” which was also filmed far from Beverly Hills at Torrance High School, down in Torrance, California.  The same school was used on the TV series “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and the film “She’s All That.”

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LOCATION: 2200 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501

Another shot of the school seen frequently on the show.

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A few different locations served as the famous “Peach Pit” on the show.  In the first season, several episodes depicted the restaurant at this West L.A. restaurant.

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LOCATION: 10801 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

However, production switched to this Venice location for the remainder of the season.

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LOCATION: 1027 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

The most well-known location for the “Peach Pit,” used from the second season onward, can be found in Pasadena.  The building has hosted a variety of restaurants since filming ended and no longer bears much resemblance to how it appeared on the show.

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LOCATION: 45 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

If that wasn’t enough Peach Pit for you, in 2019, a special pop-up version surfaced in Los Angeles, which has since closed.  The same location was previously used as a pop-up for “Twin Peaks.”

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Dylan, played by Luke Perry, lived at this house in Altadena.  It’s located just a few houses down from the Walsh residence.

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LOCATION: 1605 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

Steve’s house can be found in Encino.  The house was also seen in the films “Ghost In The Machine” and “The Dentist.”  Trees in the yard are making the front of the property increasingly difficult to see from the road.

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LOCATION: 16711 Bosque Dr, Encino, CA 91436

Andrea’s house was formerly located at 540 N Gramercy Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90004, but the houses on this block have since been demolished and replaced by an apartment complex.

Kelly and Donna’s beach house can be found right along the walkways of Hermosa Beach.  The same property was featured in the 1980s comedy “My Stepmother Is An Alien.” It’s quite a nice area to visit, even if you’re not a fan of the show.

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LOCATION: 3500 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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