A good friend of mine is a native of Virginia, and he asked me if I knew offhand of any movies that were filmed in whole or in part in that state. I didn’t (I usually don’t pay attention to locations unless they’re extremely exotic), but I was curious enough to look up the info for myself.
It turns out that quite a few films have been in the Old Dominion State, including a number that I’ve actually seen, like Silence of the Lambs, No Way Out, G.I. Jane, Navy Seals, Rules of Engagement, Sommersby, Hannibal, and a bunch more.
There have also been some lesser-known works filmed there, including 2006′s Nocturne, which was set in a famous Virginia bed and breakfast. I don’t really know anything else about that title, though.
It’s kind of fun to see which movies have been set in your hometown, especially if you live outside the standard locales like New York, L.A., and Chicago!