Miami is such a magical city that is often a go-to destination for Hollywood. From our fabulous weather, to the beautiful people, and stunning backdrops, it’s no wonder that some great movies (and scenes) have been filmed here. From Scarface in 1983 to Bad Boys for Life in 2020, we’ve rounded up some of the most famous films that have been filmed in Miami!
While investigating a gold magnate’s smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
Absence of Malice (1981)
When a prosecutor leaks a false story that a liquor warehouse owner is involved in the murder of a union head, the man’s life begins to unravel.
In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. The famous chainsaw scene took place right here, on Ocean Drive, Miami!
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.
Our Miami: The Magic City (1994)
The story of Miami, Florida through the present day.
True Lies (1994)
Directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, this action-comedy film includes scenes filmed in Miami. Notable locations featured in the movie include the Miami International Airport and the Florida Keys.
Bad Boys (1995)
Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.
The Bird Cage (1996)
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée’s right-wing moralistic parents.
There’s Something About Mary (1998)
A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.
Wild Things (1998)
A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.
Bad Boys II (2003)
Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.
Fast 2 Furious (2003)
This action-packed sequel to The Fast and the Furious was set and filmed in Miami. It features various high-speed car chase scenes and showcases the city’s unique street culture.
Miami Vice (2006)
Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.
Marley and Me (2008)
A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.
Iron Man 3 (2013)
When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Pain & Gain (2013)
A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.
Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett must face off against a mother-and-son pair of drug lords who wreak vengeful havoc on their city.
Chateau Vato (2020)
A working class family moves into a mansion after discovering the death of its wealthy owner. Mistaken identity and a rags to riches comedy of errors ensue.
One Night in Miami (2020)
A fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.
Nick Bannister, a private investigator of the mind, navigates the alluring world of the past when his life is changed by new client Mae. A simple case becomes an obsession after she disappears and he fights to learn the truth about her.
The Tomorrow War (2021)
A family man is drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront the past.
Next time you’re watching or rewatching any of these classics, keep an eye out for a familiar street, a favorite coffee shop, a grocery store down the street or your closest beachside restaurant!