The nation's capital makes a great backdrop for a movie.
From "Birth of a Nation" (1915) to "Minority Report" (2002), more than 185 films have had scenes shot in Washington, D.C. The city has not only the political intrigue, military strategies and investigative journalism, but also all those immediately recognizable monuments and memorials. Stars who have filmed here include Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Jodie Foster, Harrison Ford, Holly Hunter, Denzel Washington, Demi Moore, Will Smith, Joan Allen, Clint Eastwood, Sandra Bullock and Bruce Willis. The independent feature "Monument City," which had the working title "Untitled DC," was shot almost entirely on location in the District during October 1998.
We've highlighted nine movies that were filmed predominantly in Washington. They were either critically praised or did well at the box office -- or both.
A great-looking but dim future anchor, an intelligent correspondent who is a brilliant writer, and a talented female producer come together in a TV news bureau in Washington, D.C. Their hectic professional lives become entwined with their confusing personal relationships.
A spaceman and his faithful robot land in Washington, D.C. He wants to deliver a message to all mankind. When the rulers of the world won't agree to get together in one place, he uses quite an attention-getting device. He also takes a few bullets, but he eventually gets the word out.
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