Movies and TV Shows Filmed in Fort Myers, Florida

Distinctive Destinations: Fort Myers, FL

Movies and TV Shows Filmed in Fort Myers, Florida

Love film and TV? Come see these famous Fort Myers film locations!

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The gentle sway of palm trees, the backdrop of historic surroundings, and the allure of sugar sand beaches aren’t just a hallmark of an idyllic Fort Myers Beach vacation. They also serve as the perfect settings for film productions.

Florida has always been a popular area for the film industry and Fort Myers is no exception. You’ll see everything from movies produced by major motion picture studios to local filmhouses. There is even an annual Fort Myers Film Festival in Fort Myers Beach.

From the classic 1985 zombie cult classic thriller, “Day of the Dead,” to the lighthearted comedy “Gone Fishin’,” Fort Myers has attracted A-List actors and actresses since the 1960s.Many episodes of the TV show, “Cops,” have been filmed in this area. Additional crime movies that utilized Fort Myers as a background such as “Just Cause” and “Palmetto.”

Artists like Sean Connery, Woody Harrelson, Liza Minelli, and Patrick Dempsey to name a few have all graced our gulf shores, filming in well-known locations like downtown Fort Myers and Estero Island. Movie buffs of all ages will love wandering the same areas as some of their favorite artists.

Check out some of the movies and TV shows filmed in and around Fort Myers:

Day of the Dead (1985)

Palmetto (1998)

Coupe de Ville (1990)

Just Cause (1995)

Gone Fishin’ (1997)

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1977)

Good Eats, Crustacean Nation (2000)

Terror Inside (2008)

Cops (1989 – 2021)

Apples, Oranges, Lemons & Limes (2022)

Calendar Girls (2022)

Fort Myers Film Festival

Get ready for the Fort Myers 14th Annual Film Festival which will be held in the sunny, beautiful SWFL region at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center May 22nd-26th, 2024. 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. Screenings will take place at multiple venues TBD.

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