Jacksonville has a lengthy history as an ideal location for filming movies.
Most locals probably know that the Denzel Washington-led The Manchurian Candidate filmed in Jacksonville – but the film shot just a few scenes in the area.
We’ve put together a list of movies where significant portions were filmed here in Jacksonville.
Set in a fictional town in North Florida, Sunshine State filmed extensively in Amelia Island – including the historic American Beach. Filming also took place in Yulee, at and around Regency Square Mall, and at the Orange Park Kennel Club.
Sunshine State was directed by John Sayles and starred Angela Bassett and Edie Falco. Bassett and Falco both won awards for their performances in the film – Bassett won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, and Falco won a Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.
It won several other film festival awards, making it the best-received film on this list.