5 Most Popular Movies Filmed in Hamilton


Those of us who live here know that Hamilton has a lot of character and over the years, Hollywood has taken notice.

There have been some pretty big productions pass through town and Hamilton has set the scene for some memorable cinematic moments.

Here are 5 of the biggest movies filmed in Hamilton.

5. Suicide Squad (2016)

Photo of Gore Park in Downtown Hamilton courtesy Romeo Lingaolingao via Flickr

Plot: A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.
Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis
Awards: Won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling and was nominated for many others.
Where in Hamilton was it filmed: Downtown Hamilton

4. Cinderella Man (2005) 
Plot: The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Stars: Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti
Awards: Paul Giamatti won a number of award for his supporting role in the film and it was nominated for a number of Academy awards.
Where in Hamilton was it filmed: Hamilton harbour and central Hamilton.

3. IT: Chapter Two (2019)

Photo of the Scottish Rite courtesy Jeff Hitchcock via Flickr

Plot: Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
Stars: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Skarsgard
Awards: Too early to tell, it's still in theatres.
Where in Hamilton was it filmed: Chedoke Hospital (Sanatorium), Scottish Rite

2. Spotlight (2015)
Plot: The true story about how the Boston Globe uncovered a scandal that rocked the Catholic Church to its core.
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton
Awards: Won two Academy Awards, one of which was picture of the year in 2016.
Where in Hamilton was it filmed: former Court House, 50 Main Street East.

1. X-Men (2000)

Photo of LIUNA Station courtesy Jeff Hitchcock via Flickr

Plot: In a world where mutants (evolved super-powered humans) exist and are discriminated against, two groups form for an inevitable clash: the supremacist Brotherhood, and the pacifist X-Men.
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry
Awards: This first instalment of the X-Men franchise won numerous awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
Where in Hamilton was it filmed: LIUNA Station

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