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You Have To Visit These 6 Spots In Houston Where Famous Hollywood Movies Were Filmed

All we can say is—thank you, Johnson Space Center.
You Have To Visit These 6 Spots In Houston Where Famous Hollywood Movies Were Filmed

Houston is a goldmine for filming locations. C'mon, we have grand Victorian neighborhoods, the iconic NASA and Johnson Space Center, poppin' nightlife, unbeatable highrises, rustic wonders - the list goes on and on. There are so many stories to be told or reenacted here, so it's no wonder Houston is the third-most filmed city in Texas. 

Here are some movies that were filmed in or near Houston that you can still visit today!

Selena (1997)

Address: 8400 Kirby Drive

Part of the biographical drama of Latina icon and musical goddess Selena Quintanilla was filmed right here in Houston. The opening scene is a grand shot of Selena (played by Jennifer Lopez) being greeted into the NRG Astrodome.


Reba (2001-2007)

Address: 13522 Butterfly Ln

Country music star Reba McEntire based the home for her sitcom Reba in none other than Houston, Texas. Found on Butterfly Ln, you can drive by and see the exterior shots in person. Just don't linger too long, Barbra Jean might just chase you down!


Rushmore (1998)

Address: All around Houston!

This Wes Anderson classic starring Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman was filmed all across the city. You can visit Max's house, the Forest Club where the swimming and tennis scenes were filmed, St. Johns school which was used as Rushmore Academy, the barber shop that had a scene in the film, the church where the chapel scene was filmed in River Oaks, and much more.


The Martian (2015)

Address: 2101 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058

Houston wears the honor of having the most filmed location in Texas—The Johnson Space Center. How many other cities have an epic space center? The Martian was filmed in part at the Johnson Space Center, and—just because a filming location in this city couldn't be topped—the rest was filmed on Mars (or, at least, the green screen version of it).


Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Address: 2101 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058

Also filmed at Johnson Space Center was a scene from Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. Should've seen that coming. Now, JSC is not just a stop to learn about space travel, but a spot to stand right where Shia LaBeouf once stood.


Boyhood (2014)

Address: 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002 and 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030.

This film found Minute Maid Park for the baseball game scene and also used the iconic Natural Science Museum. Boyhood was also shot in Dallas and San Marcos.


Other films like Prison Break and Robocop 2 have also chosen Houston as their filming location, and we hope the fun won't stop there. Matt Damon, please come back!

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