Director George Clooney walks outside The Farmer School of Business during filming of "Ides of March" Tuesday, March 1, 2011 on the Miami University campus in Oxford, Ohio. Staff photo by Nick Graham
Photo: Nick Graham/MIDDLETOWN JOURNAL
Photo: Nick Graham/MIDDLETOWN JOURNAL

9 movies that have been filmed in southwest Ohio

Scenes from Dayton and southwest Ohio have shown on movie screens throughout the years without some even knowing. The latest, “The Old Man and The Gun” starring Robert Redford, is now showing in theaters.

Here are some notable movies that have been filmed in the region: 

Filmed in 2007

True Nature

“True Nature,” a supernatural thriller, was filmed entirely in the Dayton and Springfield areas and produced by two Wright State University graduates. 

The film, which premiered in 2010, was played at more than 40 festivals around the world and is available on DVD and streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. 

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"True Nature," an independent film, is being shot in Dayton at the Hook Estate, the home of film producer Beth Duke. The film, which is part drama and part supernatural thriller, features "Law and Order" actress Carolyn McCormick. It is being directed by Patrick Steele. Staff photo by Lisa Powell
Photo: Lisa Powell/Lisa Powell

Filmed in 2011

Ides of March

“Ides of March,” a political drama starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling, filmed at Miami University in Oxford. The film, which opened in 2011, prominently features Oxford in the first 20 minutes with scenes taking place in Hall Auditorium. 

» LEARN MORE: Clooney on campus for “Ides of March” film

Director George Clooney stands outside The Farmer School of Business during filming of "Ides of March" Tuesday, March 1, 2011 on the Miami University campus in Oxford, Ohio. Staff photo by Nick Graham
Photo: HANDOUT/MIDDLETOWN JOURNAL

Filmed in 2014

Miles Ahead

Actor and director Don Cheadle filmed at the former Dayton City Jail for the Miles Davis biopic “Miles Ahead.”

Several scenes that appear in the movie were shot in the Dayton and Kettering areas for the story about Davis, the legendary jazz musician. 

» LEARN MORE: Actor filming scenes from Miles Davis movie in Dayton area

Don Cheadle plays Miles Davis in “Miles Ahead.” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

Filmed in 2015

The Long Home

The several-week shoot for James Franco’s “The Long Home” filmed in several southern Ohio locations, including Eaton in Preble County, Camp Kern in Warren County and around North Second Street of Hamilton’s Historic German Village.

Two days of filming also occurred just outside of Hamilton’s city limits in more rural woods and river areas.

The movie, set in the 1940s in rural Tennessee, is expected to premiere in 2017. 

» LEARN MORE: Big-name stars close to Dayton to film movie

James Franco, director and star of the film, The Long Home, works on the set staged at a farmhouse cabin in Shandon, Saturday, May 23, 2015. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Mickey Rourke’s boxing movie, “Tiger,” filmed in Hamilton and surrounding areas for nearly a month. The cast and crew utilized the Hamilton High School gymnasium, weight room area, locker rooms and football stadium, according to Larry Knapp, business manager for Hamilton City Schools. 

The movie is scheduled for a November 2018 release. 

» LEARN MORE: Mickey Rourke boxing movie now filming in Hamilton

Actors Prem Singh and Michael Pugliese film a fight scene for the movie Tiger, being shot in the gymnasium at Hamilton High School, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
Photo: HANDOUT

The western film “Calamity Jane’s Revenge,” filmed entirely in New Lebanon, was directed by local filmmaker Henrique Couto. 

The film was released on Sept. 25, 2015 and is available on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. 

» LEARN MORE: 7 things to know about local director Henrique Couto

Dayton-based actress Erin R. Ryan stars in "Calamity Jane's Revenge." CONTRIBUTED
Photo: HANDOUT

The Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated movie “Carol” filmed in parts of Hamilton, Lebanon and Cincinnati. The Kostas Restaurant in downtown Hamilton even has a sign saying “Carol was filmed here.” 

The movie, featuring stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, premiered in the U.S. on Jan, 15, 2016. 

» LEARN MORE: 5 things to know about "Carol"

Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett is filmed for a scene in the movie "Carol" outside Kosta's Restaurant Monday, April 14, 2014, along Court Street in Hamilton. The movie also stars Rooney Maya, best known for her Oscar nominated performance in the movie "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." NICK DAGGY / STAFF
Photo: NICK DAGGY / STAFF

The Lifetime movie “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge, & Michel’le,” transformed downtown Middletown into 1978 southern California. 

The film depicts R&B artist Michel’le’s journey from the streets of Compton, including her experience with Death Row Records and her relationships with founders Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, according to executive producer Leslie Greif. 

» LEARN MORE: Lifetime movie films in downtown Middletown

Actress Rhyon Nicole Brown, center takes a break from shooting promotional shots for the movie, Girl from Compton, they are filming in Middletown, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
Photo: Greg Lynch

Filmed in 2017

The Old Man and the Gun

“The Old Man and the Gun,” a bank robbery movie set in the 1970s, filmed on Main Street and at the Liberty Tower in downtown Dayton. 

The movie, starring Robert Redford, Danny Glover, Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek, premiered in Dayton on Oct. 11. 

>> How to see ‘Old Man and The Gun’ in Dayton

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» PHOTOS: Second day of Robert Redford movie production in Dayton

Scenes like these will be coming to Dayton next week for production of the Robert Redford movie, Old Man and the Gun. Crews were in Hamilton last week, seen here creating fake rain at the Fifth Third Bank building for scenes on Wednesday. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
Photo: Greg Lynch

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