From the 1985 zombie cult classic thriller, “Day of the Dead,” to the lighthearted comedy “Gone Fishin’,” Fort Myers has attracted production crews as well as A-List actors and actresses since the 1960s. You may have even seen episodes of the TV show, “Cops,” filmed here. Additional crime movies that utilized Fort Myers as a background include “Just Cause” and “Palmetto.”
Liza Minelli, Sean Connery, Woody Harrelson, Rosanna Arquette and Patrick Dempsey have all graced our shoreline, filming in well-known locations like downtown Fort Myers and Estero Island. Movie buffs of all ages will love wandering the same locales as some of their favorite artists.
The Southern charm, lush landscapes and coastal breezes of Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach that beachgoers love will always be a desirable backdrop for movie sets. Who knows, you may just end up seeing your favorite beach spot portrayed on the big screen!
Check out some of the movies and TV shows filmed in and around Fort Myers:
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1977)
Coupe de Ville (1990)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Gone Fishin’ (1997)
Just Cause (1995)
Cops (1989 – 2021)
Good Eats, Crustacean Nation (2000)
Terror Inside (2008)
Calendar Girls (2022)
Apples, Oranges, Lemons & Limes (2022)
Fort Myers Film Festival
Over a decade strong, the Fort Myers Film Festival welcomes cinematic artists and original storytellers from all over the world each spring, showcasing independent films.
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