We all know The Shawshank Redemption was filmed in Mansfield at the old state prison.
But did you know these movies also were filmed in the Buckeye State?
Rain Man (Cincinnati)
Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman starred in 1988’s Rain Man that features a self-absorbed teenager who goes on a cross-country journey with his autistic brother after their father leaves all his money to the savant brother.
Hoffman won the Oscar for Best Actor, while the film also won Oscars for Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Screenplay.
Cruise and Hoffman spent about a month in Cincinnati filming.
The Avengers (Cleveland/Wright-Patterson Air Force Base)
The Avengers was one of the biggest summer blockbusters of 2012, bringing in over $600 million dollars at the box office.
And residents of Cleveland and Dayton got to see the star-studded cast all throughout their cities.
Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) all spent significant time in Ohio making the film.
Howard the Duck (Cleveland)
Remember Howard the Duck? Probably not. It’s one of Hollywood’s biggest box office flops, and one of the only times people have wondered what the hell George Lucas was thinking.
With a budget of $35 million, many expected another masterpiece like the Star Wars franchise. Instead, the film only brought in $16 million.
Most of the movie was shot in California, but it did make stops in Cleveland for filming.
Eight Men Out (Cincinnati)
This 1988 film told the story of the Black Sox scandal, which saw the 1919 Chicago White Sox purposefully lose the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds.
So naturally, the movie filmed scenes in Cincinnati.
John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Charlie Sheen, and Michael Rooker all star in the film.
Draft Day (Cleveland)
Obviously, Draft Day is a fictional movie. Why? Because it portrays the Cleveland Browns as a smart franchise!
Kevin Costner stars in this 2014 movie that follows the Cleveland Browns through the days of the NFL Draft. With it being a movie featuring the Browns, it goes without saying that a vast majority of it was filmed in Cleveland.
Happy Gilmore (Cleveland)
One of the best Adam Sandler movies, much of Happy Gilmore was filmed in the Cleveland area.