February 02, 2022

41 Movies You Might Not Know Were Filmed in Cincinnati

Cincinnati was recently named the No. 11 "Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker" by MovieMaker magazine, making it the fifth straight year the Queen City has earned the honor. The city moved up two spots from its No. 13 showing in 2021.

The magazine highlights Cincinnati’s downtown skyline, low cost of living and Ohio's 30% motion picture tax credit as chief among the reasons for the city’s emergence as a stalwart that has lured films such as 2015’s Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; 2000’s Traffic, starring Don Cheadle and Benicio Del Toro; and 1988’s Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. And also brought freshly filmed movies like
Bones and All, starring Timothée Chalamet, and Shirley, starring Regina King.

Based on IMDB.com filming locations (and our general knowledge), here’s a list of movies that were at least partially filmed in Greater Cincinnati. Some may surprise you.

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Rain Man (1988)
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Rain Man (1988)

The Avengers  (2012)

The Avengers (2012)

 Airborne (1993)

Airborne (1993)

 It Takes Two (1995)

It Takes Two (1995)

 The Ides of March (2011)

The Ides of March (2011)

 Dark Waters (2019)

Dark Waters (2019)

 Carol (2015)

Carol (2015)

 A Mom for Christmas (1990)

A Mom for Christmas (1990)

 The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

Traffic (2000)
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Traffic (2000)