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Allanah Faherty

Initially it may seem as though Tomb Raider, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Shakespeare in Love have nothing in common, but as it turns out all three of these very different movies shared the same shooting location.

Throughout the decades of movie making, there have been films shot in every country in the world, at thousands, if not millions, of different locations. However, despite numerous location possibilities, there are certain places that you may have noticed crop up again and again in your favorite movies. They might be buildings, houses, bridges or even cafes, but once you start noticing them, you'll inevitably see them again.

Take a look through these 9 incredibly famous filming locations and see which one you recognize from the most films:

1. The Bradbury Building

Location: 304 South Broadway, Los Angeles, California

Movies you can see it in: Blade Runner, Shockproof, D.O.A, I, The Jury, Good Neighbor Sam, The White Cliffs of Dover, The Indestructible Man, Caprice, Marlowe, Chinatown, The Cheap Detective, Avenging Angel, Murphy's Law, Wolf and Disclosure, Lethal Weapon 4, Pay It Forward, (500) Days of Summer, and The Artist.

2. Hatfield House

Location: Hatfield, United Kingdom

Movies you can see it in: Orlando, Batman Returns, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, The New World, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Shakespeare in Love, The Secret of Chimneys, Sherlock Holmes, Get Him to the Greek, My Week with Marilyn, Cromwell, Henry VIII and His Six Wives, The Avengers (1998), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, V for Vendetta, Mortdecai.

3. Old Royal Navy College

Location: King William Walk, London, United Kingdom

Movies you can see it in: Patriot Games, Shanghai Knights, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Madness of King George, The Mummy Returns, The Avengers (1998 version) and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Dark Knight Rises, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Les Misérables, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, Thor: The Dark World, [The Man From U.N.C.L.E.](tag:44548)

4. Sixth Street Viaduct

Location: E 6th St, Los Angeles, California

Movies you can see it in: Drive, In Time, To Live and Die in L.A., Grease, Freaky Friday, Be Cool, Armed and Dangerous, National Security, Terminator 2 and 3, Gone in 60 Seconds, SWAT, Repo Man, The Mask, That Man Bolt, Hot Rod Girl, Blue Thunder, My Family, Zombie Apocalypse, Blood In Blood Out, Dirty, Playing God, Horrible Bosses, The Naked Gun, The Purge: Anarchy, Furious 7.

5. Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Location: 506 South Grand Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles, California

Movies you can see it in: Chinatown, A Star is Born, Splash, Bachelor Party, Beverly Hills Cop, Ghostbusters, Dave, True Lies, Independence Day, Heartbreakers, Blow; The Fabulous Baker Boys, Ocean's 11, The Nutty Professor, Bugsy, Blue Streak, In the Line of Fire, Wedding Crashers, The Italian Job, Daredevil, National Treasure, Spider-Man, Alien Nation, The Game, Prom Night, The Wedding Ringer, Heat, Cruel Intentions and Fight Club.

6. Greystone Mansion

Location: 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, California

Movies you can see it in: Batman & Robin, The Beautician and the Beast, The Big Lebowski, The Dirty Dozen, Eraserhead, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Ghostbusters II, Indecent Proposal, The Muppets, The Prestige, The Social Network, Spider-Man trilogy, There Will Be Blood, What Women Want, The Witches of Eastwick, X-Men,

Greystone Mansion in The Big Lebowski
Greystone Mansion in The Big Lebowski

7. Empire State Building

Location: 350 5th Ave, New York

Movies you can see it in: King Kong, Love Affair, Tom and Jerry, Fail-Safe, An Affair to Remember, The Time Machine, The Producers, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Independence Day, The Divide, Superman II, Elf, Sleepless in Seattle, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lighting Thief, Annie Hall, Kramer vs. Kramer, Hancock

8. Quality Cafe

Source: I am Not a Stalker
Source: I am Not a Stalker

Location: 1236 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California

Movies you can see it in: Se7en, Old School, Training Day, Ghost World, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Stepfather, What's Love Got to Do With it, Sex and Death 101, Catch Me If You Can, Mad Men, Million Dollar Baby, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Midnight Meat Train, CSi: New York, (500) Days of Summer, You Got Served.

9. Monument Valley

Location: Bluff, Utah

Movies you can see it in: Stagecoach, The Searchers, Once Upon a Time in the West, Back to the Future Part III, Thelma & Louise, National Lampoon's Vacation, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Forrest Gump, Mission: Impossible II, Vertical Limit, Easy Rider, Cars, The Lone Ranger, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Monument Valley in Forrest Gump & BttF
Monument Valley in Forrest Gump & BttF

Source: Cracked, I am Not a Stalker, What Culture, Flickr


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