It’s fun to watch a movie about your state or town and recognize locations in the film. Texas is a popular place to shoot movies, and no wonder—the Lone Star State has it all. From vast prairies to big cities and small towns, this state can provide the backdrop for a wide variety of stories. If you’re settling into these apartments in downtown Dallas at The Christopher and are looking for a great movie to watch, try these. See if you can identify the real (lone) star in each.
In this cult classic, high school students celebrate the arrival of summer on the last day of school and, naturally, chaos ensues. Filmed in Texas, most scenes are in Austin and Georgetown. Austinites and regular visitors may recognize Everette L. Williams Elementary School, El Mercado, Rick’s Auto Machine Shop, and more.
This film, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is based on the real-life tale of outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow and their deadly crime spree. A lot has changed since this film released in 1967. You may still recognize some of the places in Dallas and surrounding areas Red Oak, Garland, and Ponder.
An aging football coach is forced to reevaluate the game—and his life—when his star quarterback is injured and replaced by a third-string backup. Released in 1999, it stars powerhouses like Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, and Jamie Foxx. Also filmed in Texas, Texas Stadium was the filming location for the big game that pitted the fictional Miami Sharks against the Dallas Knights.