Top 15 Films Made in Dallas

1. RoboCop (1987)
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An all time classic film. Set in crime-ridden Detroit, a seriously wounded police officer returns to the force as a powerful
robotic machine haunted by memories of past events.

2. Any Given Sunday (1999)
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Nominated for multiple awards, Any Given Sunday features an all-star cast including Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, and Jamie Foxx. While parts of the movie were filmed in Miami, the old Texas Stadium was used for a major portion of the film. This sports drama documents the grave struggles of modern-day American football players and those who lead them.

3. The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998)
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The X-Files with Agent Fox and Agent Scully were one of the most recognizable faces in Sci-Fi. Fight the Future takes the duo to the big screen as they battle the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien invasion of Earth.

4. Point Blank (1998)
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Starring the legendary Mickey Rourke, Point Blank was filmed in Fort Worth. A former Texas Ranger seeking his criminal brother confronts the group of prison escapees at a shopping mall.

5. Necessary Roughness (1991)
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The final film directed by Stan Dragoti. This Sports comedy portrays a once powerful college football program having to basically start a roster from scratch after the NCAA declared the team and coaches ineligible.

6. Bottle Rocket (1996)
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Starring Owen and Luke Wilson, Bottle Rocket is a comedy/crime drama in which three friends plan to pull off a heist and go on the run.

7. Batman and Robin (1997)
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A cast highlighted by Arnold Schwarzenegger and George Clooney, Batman and Robin have to work together as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

8. Boys Don't Cry
(1999)
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Boys Don't Cry was filmed in Greenville, a town just outside of Dallas. Hilary Swank took the Academy Award as best actress for her role portraying the real life story of Brandon Teena, a trans man seeking to find love in Nebraska.

9. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
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Starring Faye Dunaway as Bonnie, this film portrays the romantic story of Bonnie and Clyde as they embark on a crime spree across the country.

10. The Rookie (2002)
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This film is based on a true story. Starring Dennis Quaid, a high school baseball coach ends up trying out and pitching in the major league.

11. Silkwood (1983)
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Nominated for 5 Oscars, Silkwood is one of Meryl Streep's finest roles. At a plutonium processing plant a worker is intentionally contaminated, psychologically tortured, and possibly killed to stop her from exposing worker safety violations.

12. Silent Rage (1982)
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Silent Rage stars Chuck Norris, as a sheriff who tries to stop the killing spree of a mentally-ill serial killer.

13. The Apostle (1997)
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Robert Duvall was an Oscar nominee for this film as Best Actor. Once living a happy life, a preacher from Texas finds his wife having an affair. After beating the lover into a coma, he changes his name, moves to Louisiana ,and starts preaching on the radio.

14. The Tree of Life (2011)
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A philosophical film starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, the film tells a story of a family in Waco in which the eldest son struggles with his childhood past of a contentious relationship with his father.

15. JFK (1991)
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Winning two Oscars and fitting to Dallas, the list wraps up with JFK. The film looks at the conspiracy theory behind the assassination of President John F Kennedy when New Orleans District Attorney, played by Kevin Costner, believes there's more to the story.

2 Responses to “Top 15 Films Made in Dallas”

  1. Oh yes...So many legendary classic films were made in Dallas...I love about Batman the most...It reminds me the times when I was a lazy student and always asked my friends if  can someone write essay for me so I can spend my evening watching this great movie))

  2. I had no idea so many great movies were made in Dallas. Great article!

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