Movie Cities

Can you name the cities in which each pair of movies takes place?
Not necessarily where they are filmed
This quiz does not imply that the entire movie takes place there
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Last updated: November 24, 2022
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First submittedOctober 21, 2011
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Ghostbusters / Spider-Man
New York City
Moulin Rouge / Amelie
Lost in Translation / Godzilla
V for Vendetta / Love Actually
La Dolce Vita / Gladiator
Gran Torino / RoboCop
Bloodsport / Enter the Dragon
Hong Kong
Pulp Fiction / Clueless
Los Angeles
Ferris Bueller's Day Off /
The Blues Brothers
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective /
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo /
Let the Right One In
Amadeus / The Illusionist
The Departed / Good Will Hunting
The Hangover Part II / Kickboxer
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie /
Hurt Locker / Green Zone
Cabaret / Run Lola Run
City of God / Fast Five
Rio de Janeiro
Dirty Harry / The Maltese Falcon
San Francisco
The Count of Monte Cristo /
The Transporter
Anchorman / Top Gun
San Diego
Rocky / Best in Show
Level 70
Oct 21, 2011
Good one!
Level 83
Apr 7, 2013
Fun quiz. A good addition would be Fight Club: Wilmington. Even though the city is never named in the course of the movie you can pick it up from clues.
Level 90
Jun 27, 2014
Two problems. 1. Every other clue has two films, and I cannot think of a single alternative film set in Wilmington. 2. Not only is the city never named in the film, it's not identified in the screenplay or novel, and none of the filming was done there. Listen to the director's commentary sometime, and he'll tell you that some of the buildings that (SPOILER ALERT) get blown up at the end of the movie are based on Wilmington, but that they had to substantially embellish, because Wilmington's downtown is so tiny with no big skyscrapers.
Level 83
Oct 15, 2016
No he doesn't. He said that the city is definitely and obviously supposed to be Wilmington, as this is the headquarters of most credit card companies in the United States, but that they didn't want to get sued. So actually every single building being blown up at the end of the movie is a real life building that is owned by 20th Century Fox (the company that produced the film). They just composited them into a single skyline.
Level 77
Apr 1, 2014
Please accept "Whale's Vagina" for San Diego.
Level 79
Jun 27, 2014
You, sir, are a cinephile.
Level 43
Jun 27, 2014
Michael Bolton in disguise, perhaps?
Level 83
Oct 15, 2016
Now back to the good part...
Level 33
Jul 13, 2014
I know I'm gonna get all sorts of hatred for this... but this quiz was too US-focused. There are LOTS of awesome films were stuff happened in other places.
Level 83
Jun 25, 2017
Considering the % of popular movies that are produced in the United States I'd say that managing to make 8/20 of these cities outside the US is pretty impressive.
Level 65
Oct 15, 2016
nice one, you didnt make it too easy but not over hard. cheers
Level 36
Oct 16, 2016
Vienna in English is spelled WIEN. Please change
Level 85
Oct 16, 2016
Vienna in English is....Vienna. I think you meant to say "Vienna in German is Wien."
Level 84
Apr 12, 2017
When written in German in English, it's Wien. Not sure what it is when it's written in English in German in English, though.
Level 35
Oct 18, 2016
High Noon was filmed at my local church. Little House on the Prairie was filmed at my dad's best friend's house. Back to the Future was filmed locally... Basically most authentic western themed movies and tv shows were.
Level 93
Aug 15, 2019
at the end of the quiz i was all "wait, what.. no casablanca?"

then i re-read the title lol

Level 85
Nov 24, 2022
Best in Show is a great movie, but never in a million years would I have remembered which city it took place in. Fortunately the other movie provided for that clue made it obvious.
Level 70
Dec 11, 2022
There is a very funny bit by Fred Willard portraying Buck Laughlin, the clueless jock who has been assigned to provide color commentary for the Mayflower Dog Show:

"Doctor, question that's always bothered me and a lot of people: Mayflower, combined with Philadelphia - a no-brainer, right? Cause this is where the Mayflower landed. Not so. It turns out Columbus actually set foot somewhere down in the West Indies. Little known fact."

Level 76
Nov 24, 2022
I find the results interesting. I'd say that two of these titles are those of real classic books - City of God (St Augustine) and the Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas), though I suspect that the film with the former title was probably not related to the book (I haven't seen it). Yet the Dumas was the least-guessed answer.
Level 76
Nov 25, 2022
The movie City of God is named after the neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro on which it is set. I don't think it has anything to do with St. Augustine.
Level 70
Dec 11, 2022
Someone actually made a movie based in part on the writings of Saint Augustine; don't know if anyone ever paid to see it.

Much more successful was the adaptation of Saint Thomas Aquinas' most famous work, reimagined as a family drama in 1950s Mississippi, "Long Hot Summa."

Level 66
Jun 4, 2023
Edinburgh and Marseille crossed my mind but I didn't feel like trying them