ATLANTA — Y’allywood had another big year for movies filmed in Georgia. From the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing to a sequel to Stephen King’s “The Shining,” here is a look at the top 10 movies that were filmed in the state over the last year.
1. “Jumanji: The Next Level”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas returned to the game to rescue one of their own. Once back in the game, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.
Scenes were filmed around the main square in downtown Newnan. Further filming took place in Ansley Park and in Georgia State University in Atlanta.
2. “Richard Jewell”
It was a moment in Atlanta’s history that many would like to forget as the world watched in horror when a bomb went off in Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Olympics. Security guard Richard Jewell saved thousands of lives that night, but soon found himself a central suspect in the investigation.
“Richard Jewell,” directed by Clint Eastwood, shows the story of how Jewell fought to prove he was innocent of the crime and what happened once he was found not to be the bomber.
During filming, crews closed off Centennial Olympic Park in downtown to recreate the night of the bombing for the movie. Filming also took place at Oglethorpe University.
3. "Doctor Sleep "
Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
Filming locations included Covington, Canton, Stone Mountain, midtown Atlanta, Porterdale and Fayetteville.
4. "Ford v Ferrari"
American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
Part of the movie was filmed in Savannah, where they did a recreation of the famous French racetrack, Circuit de la Sarthe.
5. “Avengers: Endgame”
After the devastating events of “Avengers: Infinity War," the Avengers assemble once more to reverse Thanos’ actions and restore balance to the universe.
The movie filmed in several locations across metro Atlanta. Much of it was filmed at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Peachtree City. The Avengers’ Headquarters interiors and exteriors were also shot in Peachtree City, at SANY America.
Additional filming was done in The Gulch in downtown Atlanta, near the Five Points MARTA station and in Piedmont Park.
6. “Lady and the Tramp”
This live-action remake is a timeless retelling of the 1955 animated classic, where a pampered house dog and a tough but lovable stray embark on an unexpected adventure and, despite their differences, grow closer and come to understand the value of home.
Much of the movie was filmed in Savannah, as well as some locations in Atlanta.
7. “Zombieland: Double Tap”
Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock move to the American heartland and face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.
Much of this movie was filmed in Macon.
8. “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”
The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.
You will see some familiar sights shot around Tunnel Hill. Parts of the movie were also filmed at Blackhall Studios in Atlanta.
9. “Annabelle Comes Home”
While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll.
Parts of the movie were shot in Atlanta.
JJ Shaft, a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death.
Parts of the movie were shot in Atlanta.
Information for this article from IMDB.com.
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