15 Movies to Watch Featuring St. Pete/Clearwater

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It’s binge time! Check out our list of movies that feature (or cameo) many of our beautiful communities in St. Pete/Clearwater.

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Dolphin Tale

Need a story to brighten your kids’ day? Starring Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Winter (the inspirational real-life dolphin with a prosthetic tail), along with Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, this heartwarming family flick released in 2011 is sure to fit the bill. Available on YouTube and Amazon.

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Dolphin Tale 2

Reprising its all-star cast, this sequel sees new drama unfold for Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s famous dolphin, Winter. Available on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, VUDU, Google Play and iTunes.

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Ocean's Eleven

With a swoon-worthy list of actors (George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon), this action film about a casino heist is sure to keep you on the edge of your couch. Available on YouTube, Amazon, VUDU, Google Play and iTunes.

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Magic Mike

This popular 2012 movie stars an ultra-buff Channing Tatum as a man who chases the American Dream by day and performs in an all-male revue at night. St. Pete and St. Pete Beach were locations in the film. Available on YouTube, Amazon and Google Play.

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Fantasy? Adventure? Children with special powers? We’re in! This movie adaptation of the well-loved children’s book by Ransom Riggs (who grew up in nearby Sarasota) is a family fav. The 2016 film was directed by Tim Burton, so you can expect plenty that’s quirky and dark. Watch it on YouTube, Amazon, VUDU or Google Play.

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Great Expectations

With a star-studded cast including Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert De Niro, this film adaptation is a modern twist on the classic Dickens tale. Fort DeSoto Park was one of the filming locations. Watch this film on YouTube, VUDU or Google Play.

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Lethal Weapon 3

Sometimes, you can’t get enough of a good thing, and this 1992 third-quel with scenes shot in Clearwater brings back plenty of action along with stars Danny Glover, Mel Gibson and Joe Pesci. Available on YouTube, Amazon, VUDU, Google Play and iTunes.

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Grace is Gone

John Cusack stars in this award-winning 2007 film about a dad and his two young daughters who embark on an epic road trip after his wife dies in Iraq. Available on YouTube, Amazon, Google Play and iTunes.

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Love in the Sun

Fans of Hallmark Channel movies know that - while the main characters may face seemingly insurmountable challenges - the story always has a happy ending. Check out this locally-shot flick featuring St. Pete, Fort DeSoto Park, Phillippe Park and Safety Harbor to get your Hallmark on.

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The Favourite

Oldsmar, Safety Harbor and Largo may seem like unusual filming locations for a period piece set in 18th-century England, but this Oscar-nominated film about Queen Anne makes it work. Don’t miss the performances of stars Emma Stone and Olivia Colman. Watch it on YouTube, Hulu, Amazon, VUDU and Google Play.

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Edward Scissorhands

A very young Johnny Depp stars in this inventive 1990 film directed by Tim Burton about a young man who has scissors rather than hands. The film was shot throughout Tampa Bay. Available on YouTube, Amazon, VUDU, Google Play and iTunes.

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Sunlight Jr.

Naomi Watts, Tess Harper and Matt Dillon star in this 2013 drama about a convenience store clerk and her disabled boyfriend who have hopes of a better life. Filming locations included St. Pete and Clearwater. Available on Amazon, VUDU and iTunes.

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Sun Don't Shine

This 2013 drama with a hint of horror follows a woman and her boyfriend on a tense, mysterious trip through Central Florida’s beautiful landscape, including Fort DeSoto Park and St. Pete as shooting locations. Available on YouTube, Amazon, VUDU and iTunes.

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Waiting on Mary

In this quirky film, a recently divorced actor retreats into a role as a Colonial scout while exploring his surroundings (including local locations such as Heritage Village, St. Pete and Gulfport). Available on YouTube, Amazon, Google Play and iTunes.

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Random Tropical Paradise

Looking for a feel-good buddy movie? This is it! Here, a bridegroom gets jilted and decides to take his best man on the honeymoon turned “homie-moon.” Available on YouTube, Hulu, Amazon, VUDU, Google Play and iTunes.

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