List of films and television shows set in Miami

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The city of Miami, Florida in the United States is a popular location for the filming and setting of movies and television shows, both fictional and non-fictional. The following article provides a list of films and television shows which have been partially or wholly set in or shot in Miami. The listed shows span a wide variety of genres and range from shows almost entirely shot and set in the city (e.g., The Golden Girls and Miami Vice) to those containing only a small number of scenes shot or set in Miami (e.g., Lost and Thunderball (1965)).[1][2]

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Because of its climate and the high sunshine amounts, Florida has long been a favoured location for filmmakers, and the early silent film industry in the state rivaled Hollywood's in production.[3] Film in Florida is still a major industry in the state, with Florida ranking third in the U.S. for film production (after California and New York, respectively) based on revenue generated (according to 2006 Florida Film Commission Data.[4] In particular, Miami has long been a popular filming location in Florida and continues to grow as the entertainment industry expands throughout the state.[5][6]

Worldwide, Miami is one of the largest production and distribution centers for commercial advertising, film, music, new media, still photography, and television industries. The film industry's[which?] combined economic impact in the local economy is about two billion dollars annually, with $100 to $150 million coming from more than 1,000 location filming shoots each year.[when?][7] There are approximately 3,000 companies working in film and entertainment in Miami-Dade County, employing an estimated 15,000 workers.[8][9]

Spanish-language productions[edit]

Miami's large Hispanic population and close proximity to Latin America have made Miami a center for Latin television and film production. As a result, many Spanish-language programs are filmed in Miami's numerous television production studios, predominantly in Hialeah and Doral. These include game shows, news programs, reality shows, telenovelas, and variety shows.[10][11]

Films set in or shot in Miami[edit]

English-language films set in or shot in Miami[edit]

Title Release Year Notes
2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 Set in Miami
2 Lava 2 Lantula! 2016 Set in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and other parts of South Florida
The 5th Wave (film) 2016
8th & Ocean 2006
10th Class Diaries 2022
A Change of Heart (film) 2017
A Gentleman 2017 Bollywood movie shot in Miami, FL
Absence of Malice 1981 Set and shot in Miami and Coral Gables, including inside the since-demolished Miami Herald building on Biscayne Bay
Absolute Zero 2006
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994 Set in Miami
Adaptation 2003
The Addams Family 2 2021
Airport '77 1977
Ali 2001
Alien Autopsy (2006 film) 2006
All About the Benjamins 2002 Set in Miami
All the President's Men (film) 1976
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip 2015
American Rickshaw 1989
Analyze This 1999
The Anchor Hotel 1997
Another Chance (film) 1989
Any Given Sunday 1999 Set in Miami
Aquamarine 2006
Assault on a Queen 1966
Away We Go 2009
Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation 2008
Bad Boys 1995 Set in Miami
Bad Boys II 2003 Set in Miami
Bad Boys for Life 2020 Set in Miami
Bad Boys: Ride or Die 2024 Set in Miami
Bad Santa 2003
Band of the Hand 1986
Baywatch 2017 Set and shot in South Beach.
Beaches (1988 film) 1988
The Bellboy 1960
Belleville Cop 2018
The Big Short (film) 2015
The Big Street 1942
Big Trouble 2002
The Birdcage 1996 Set in Miami
Black Mass (film) 2015
The Blackout (1997 film) 1997
Black Sunday 1977 Adaptation of the novel by Thomas Harris
Blood and Wine 1996
Blood Feast 1963
Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat 2002
Blood Freak 1972
Blow 2001 Set in Miami
Bob Marley: One Love 2024
Body Heat 1981
The Bodyguard 1992 Set in Miami
Brown Sub, Miami 2017
Caddyshack 1980 Boating scene filmed in Biscayne Bay; balance of filming done in Broward County
Cape Fear (1991 film) 1991
Captain Ron 1992
Carlito's Way 1993
Case of the Full Moon Murders 1972
Casino Royale 2006 James Bond film, set in Miami
Cat Chaser 1989
Catholics vs. Convicts (film) 2016
Chains of Gold 1991 Set in Miami
The Champ 1979
The Chase (1946 film) 1946
Chef 2014 Filmed in multiple locations across the United States, including at the Versailles Cuban Restaurant Miami Florida.
Christmas in Miami 2021 Nigerian Film
Clambake (film) 1967
Cocaine Cowboys 2006 Set in Miami
Cocaine Cowboys 2 2008
Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami 2021
Cocaine Godmother 2017
Confessions of a Shopaholic 2008
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face 1994
Corpses Are Forever 2003
Crash 1978 Also known as The Crash of Flight 401
Crazy Mama 1975
The Crew (2000 film) 2000
Crime Busters 1977
Critical Thinking (film) 2020
The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream 2008
Day of Atonement (film) 1992
Day of the Dead (1985 film) 1985 Set in the Everglades
The Day of the dolphin 1973 Early scene with George C. Scott boarding boat at the Marina shot at Watson Island
Deep Throat 1972
Do Revenge 2022 Set in Miami
The Dogs of War (film) 1980 The opening Central American scene was filmed at the Miami Glider Port southwest of Miami, Florida.
Donnie Brasco 1997 Also filmed in New York City
The Doors (film) 1991
Dostana 2008 The first Bollywood movie to be filmed entirely in Miami, United States[12]
Dr. No (film) 1962
Drop Zone 1994
Escape Plan (film) 2013
Entourage (film) 2015
Eyes of a Stranger (1981 film) 1981
Fair Game 1995
Father Figures 2017
Father of the Bride (2022 film) 2022
Firepower (film) 1979
Flipper (1963 film) 1963
Flying Down to Rio 1933 The first Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film, set in Miami and Rio de Janeiro
Four More Years 1972
From Justin to Kelly 2003
The Front Runner (film) 2018
The Funhouse 1981
The Galíndez File 2003
Get Shorty (film) 1995 Set in Miami & Los Angeles
Gentle Ben 2002
Go for It (1983 film) 1983
The Godfather Part II 1974 Shot in Miami Beach a bit
Goldfinger 1964 First James Bond film to be filmed in Miami
Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon 1977
Goodfellas 1990
The Great Masquerade 1974
Gringo Wedding 2006
Gulliver's Travels (1939 film) 1939
The Guy from Harlem 1977
Hard Time (film) 1998
The Happening 1967
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay 2008 Set in Miami
Haunts of the Very Rich 1972
Haven (film) 2004
Hazmat (film) 2013
Heartbreakers (2001 film) 2001
The Heartbreak Kid (1972 film) 1972
Hey DJ (film) 2003
A Hole in the Head 1959
Holy Man 1998
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992
Hot Girls Wanted 2015
Hot Stuff 1979
How to Blow Up a Pipeline (film) 2022
I Am Frankie 2017-Present Filmed at the Viacom International Studios in Miami
I Love You Phillip Morris 2009
I'm with Lucy 2002
Impractical Jokers: The Movie 2020
The Infiltrator (2016 film) 2016
In Her Shoes 2005
In the Shadows (2001 film) 2001
Invasion U.S.A. 1985
The Irishman 2019
Iron Boys - Miami Holiday
Iron Man 3 2013 Scenes were shot during the daytime inside the Miami Beach Resort at Miami Beach
The Island (1980 film) 1980
Jagged Mind 2023
Jaws 2 1978
The Jungle Trail (1919) 1919
Just Cause (film) 1995
Key Largo (film) 1948
The Killers (1964 film) 1964
Killing Gunther 2017
Kings of South Beach 2007
Knights of the City 1986
Kung Fury 2015
Kung Fury 2 2024
Lady Ice 1973
Lady In Cement 1968 Stars Frank Sinatra
Last Plane Out 1983
The Laundromat (2019 film) 2019
Lenny (film) 1974
Let It Ride (film) 1989
The Librarians (film) 2003
Lionheart (2016 film) 2016
Live by Night (film) 2016
The Losers (2010 film) 2010
The Lotus Eater (film) 1921
Lucky Me (film) 1954
Magic City Memoirs 2011
Major League (film) 1989
Making Mr. Right 1987
Manhunter (film) 1986
Marley and Me 2008 Set in South Florida, filmed in Miami, starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston
Married to the Mob 1988 Shot in Miami Beach at the end of the Film
The Mean Season 1985
Meet the Fockers 2004
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid 2011 Set in Miami and the Everglades
Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus 2010
Mental Glitch 2004 Directed by John Walters
Miami (1924 film) 1924
Miami (2017 film) 2017 Finland Film
Miami Bici 2020
Miami Blues 1990 Set in Miami
Miami Connection 1987 Set in Miami
Miami Exposé 1956
Miami Guns 2000 Set in Miami
Miami Rhapsody 1995 Set in Miami
The Miami Story 1954 Set in Miami
Miami Supercops 1985 Italian film shot in Miami
Miami Twice 1991
Miami Vice 2006 Based on the 1980s television series of the same name
Midnight Crossing 1988
Misfit (1965 film) 1965
Moonlight 2016 Winner of the Academy Award for best Picture
Moon Over Miami (film) 1941 Set in Miami & Coral Gables
Moonraker (film) 1979
Murph the Surf (film) 1975
Mr. Nanny 1993
The Naked Zoo 1970 Filming took place in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Natale a Miami 2005
National Lampoon's Pledge This! 2006
New in Town 2009 Starring Renée Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr.
The Night They Took Miss Beautiful 1977
Nightmare Beach 1988
Nobody's Perfekt 1981
Notorious 1946 Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
The Notorious Bettie Page 2005
Nude on the Moon 1961 Filmed in Coral Castle
One Night in Miami... 2020 Set in Miami
Only the Strong (film) 1993
Operation Dumbo Drop 1995
Out of Sight 1999 Directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez
Out of Time 2003 Set in Miami
Pain & Gain 2013 Shot in Miami
Parker (2013 film) 2013
Pepe Vila Body Shop 2003
The Perez Family 1995 Set in Miami
The Pest 1997 Starring John Leguizamo as Pestario 'Pest' Vargas
Petey Wheatstraw (film) 1977
Plastic (2014 film) 2014
Polar (film) 2019
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach 1988 Set in Miami
Popi 1969
Porky's 1982
Porky's II: The Next Day 1983
Porky's Revenge! 1985
Primal Rage (film) 1988
Q & A (film) 1990
Quick Pick 2006 Set in Miami
Radio Inside 1994
Raging Bull 1980 Set in Miami for a bit
Rampage (2006 film) 2006
Red Eye 2005 Set in Miami
Reminiscence (2021 film) 2021 Set in Miami
Reno 911!: Miami 2007 Set in Miami
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise 1987
Ride (1998 film) 1998
Ride Along 2 2016 Portions filmed in South Beach and Downtown Miami
Rock of Ages (2012 film) 2012
Romeo + Juliet 1996
The Rosebud Beach Hotel 1984
Rough Night 2017
Sabado Gigante
Sarkaru Vaari Paata 2022
Satan Was A Lady 2001
Scarface 1983 Set in Miami & Los Angeles
School for Scoundrels (2006 film) 2006
Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! 2006
Second Honeymoon (1937 film) 1937
The Shining 1980
Shock Waves (film) 1977
Shoot Down 2007 Documentary
Shottas 2002 Partially filmed and set in Miami and Miami Gardens
A Simple Favor (film) 2018
The Slammin' Salmon 2009
Slattery's Hurricane 1949
Smokey and the Bandit II 1980 Portions filmed in Miami's since-demolished Orange Bowl Stadium
Sniper: Ultimate Kill 2017
Snow Dogs 2002
Some Like It Hot 1959
Something In the Night 2017
The Specialist 1994
Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997
Stanley (1972 film) 1972 Film shot in the Everglades
Step Up Revolution 2012 Set in Miami
Stick 1985
The Stoolie 1972
Striptease (film) 1996
Stuck On You 2003
The Substitute 1996 Set in Miami
Superfantagenio 1986
Super Fuzz 1980
Switching Channels 1988
Taste It: A Comedy About the Recession 2012 Set and shot in Miami
That Kind of Woman 1959
There's Something About Mary 1998 Set in Miami
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo 1944
Thunderball 1965 James Bond film, set in Miami
Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest 2015
The Tomorrow War 2021
Tony Rome 1967
Transporter 2 2005 Set in Miami
Triangle (2009 British film) 2009
True Lies 1994 Set in Miami
The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 Set in Miami
The U (film) 2009
Under the Cherry Moon 1986
Up Close & Personal 1996 Set in Miami and Philadelphia
Up in the Air (2009 film) 2009
The Versace Murder 1998 Set in Miami Beach
Vivo (film) 2021
War Dogs 2016 Shooting was initially set to begin late April 2015, in Miami, for several weeks
Wasp Network (film) 2019
We Shall Return 1963
Where the Boys Are 1960
Where the Truth Lies 2005
Whiteout (2009 film) 2009
Wild Things 1998 Set and shot in Miami
Wild Things 2 2004 Set in Miami
Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough 2005 Set in Miami
Wild Things: Foursome 2010 Set in Miami
A Woman There Was 1919
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 1993 (Portions shot in Biscayne Park,Biscayne Park Dania Beach and Lake Worth)
Written on the Wind 1956
X-Men: First Class 2011
XXX: Return of Xander Cage 2017 Shot in Miami a bit
Young Entrepreneur Society 2009
Yours for the Asking 1936

Spanish-language films set in or shot in Miami[edit]

Title Year Notes
¡Asu mare! 3 2018
A+ 2004 Filmed throughout Florida
Acorralada 2007
Amor Comprado 2007–2008
Angel Rebelde 2004
Bajo las Riendas del Amor 2007
Caso Cerrado 2001–present
Cuidado con el Angel 2008
Dame Chocolate 2007
Guadalupe 1994
Huevos de Oro 1993
Idol Affair 2024
Idolos de Juventud 2008
Inocente de Ti 2004–2005
Las Brujas de South Beach 2009
Locos de amor 2 2018
El Magnate
Marielena 1994
Newton's Cradle ("لعبة نيوتن") 2021 filmed in Miami, Florida
Olvidarte Jamas 2005
Prisionera 2004
El Rostro de Analía 2008–2009
Simón (2023 film) 2023
Soy Libre
Triunfo del Amor 2010–2011
Valeria 2009
Dos Veces Ana 2009 Directed by Sergio Giral

Television series set in or shot in Miami[edit]

English-language television series set in or shot in Miami[edit]

Title Year Notes
8th & Ocean 2006 MTV reality television series, set in Miami
Alright Already 1997–1998
American Scene Magazine 1964–1970 First two seasons filmed in New York City, 1962-64; taped in Miami Beach, 1964-1970; officially titled The Jackie Gleason Show
The Amazing Spiez! 2009–2012 French-Canadian children's animated television series
Animal Cops: Miami 2004–2011 Animal Planet reality television series, set in Miami
Austin & Ally 2011–2016 Disney Channel Original Series, set in Miami
Bad Girls Club: Miami 2010, 2013 Seasons 5 and 11 of Oxygen's The Bad Girls Club reality TV show
Ballers 2015–present HBO series set in Miami
Basketball Wives 2010–2013 VH1 reality TV series
Bloodline (TV series) 2015–2017 Set in Islamorada, Florida
Bounty Girls: Miami 2007 TruTV reality TV series set in Miami
The Boy In The Golden Kimono Italian television series
Brooke Knows Best 2008 VH1 reality TV series; a spinoff of Hogan Knows Best
Burn Notice 2007–2013 Set and filmed in Miami
Cane 2007–2008
The Catalina 2012 The CW reality TV series
Charlie's Angels 2011 Reboot of the 1970s detective series of the same name; set in Miami, produced by ABC
The Crew 1995–1996
CSI: Miami 2002–2012 Set in Miami
Danger Coast 2010–present CMT reality TV series set in Miami
Dave's World 1993–1997
Dexter 2006–2013 Set and filmed partially in Miami
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964 Second episode with the Beatles was filmed in Miami Beach
Empty Nest 1988–1995 Sitcom based in Miami
Eve 2003–2006 Filmed in Miami Beach
Every Witch Way 2014–2015 Nickelodeon, set in Miami
The First 48 2003–2006 A&E reality TV series set in Miami
Flipper 1964–1967, 1995–2000 Filmed in Coral Key
The Glades 2010–2013 Set in Miami
The Golden Girls 1985–1992 Sitcom based in Miami
The Golden Palace 1992–1993
Good Morning, Miami 2002–2004 In Miami Beach; fictionally based on the workings of a Miami television station
Grapevine 1992, 2000
Griselda 2024 Netflix miniseries about Griselda Blanco
Heckle and Jeckle 1956 Miami Maniacs
Hogan Knows Best 2005–2007 VH1 reality TV series set in Miami
I Love Lucy 1951–1957 Miami is the backdrop for three episodes; aired originally in 1956
Invasion 2005–2006 Filmed in Homestead
Jane the Virgin 2014–present CW original series; began airing in 2014
Jersey Shore (Season 2) 2009–2012 MTV reality TV series; Season 2 aired in 2010
Josie and the Pussycats (TV series) 1970 Strangemoon over Miami
Karen Sisco 2003–2004 Spin off from Out of Sight film
Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami 2009–2013 E! reality TV series takeoff on The Kardashians
Law & Order 2011 USA Network
Love & Hip Hop: Miami 2018-Present VH1
Lost 2004–2010 Various episodes
Magic City 2012–2013 A 1960s Mad Men-esque themed series set in Miami; produced by Starz and local producer Mitch Glazer[13]
Making the Band (Season 4) MTV reality TV series
Making Jake Irish reality TV series
Making Menudo MTV reality TV series
Maximum Bob 1998
Miami 7 1999 Starring S Club 7; future series were set in Los Angeles and Barcelona
Miami Animal Police 2004–2010 Animal Planet reality television series, set in Miami
Miami Ink 2005–2008 TLC reality television series, set in Miami
Miami Medical 2010 Set in Miami
Miami Social 2009 Bravo reality TV services set in Miami
Miami Vice 1984–1990 Based and filmed in the Miami area
Michael Shayne 1960–1961 Set in Miami, based on the "private eye" character created by Brett Halliday
Moon Over Miami 1993
Nip/Tuck 2003–2006 Set in Miami
Nurses 1991–1994
Newton's Cradle ("لعبة نيوتن") 2021 filmed in Miami, Florida
Ocean Ave. 2002–2003
Odd Man Out 1999–2000
One World 1998–2001
Postcards from Buster 2005 PBS Kids Go TV series set in Miami
Privileged 2008–2009 Set in Miami
The Real Housewives of Miami 2011–2013 Bravo reality TV series set in Miami
The Real World: Key West 2006 MTV reality TV series set in Key West
The Real World: Miami 1996 MTV reality TV series set in Miami Beach
Room Raiders 2004–2006 MTV reality TV series set in Miami
Rosewood 2015-2017 Set in Miami
Silk Stalkings 1991–1999 In West Palm Beach
South Beach 1993 Also known as Miami Beach
South Beach 2006
South Beach Classics 2011
South Beach Tow 2011–2014 Reality show shot on location in South Beach
Startup 2016 Set in Miami
Surfside 6 1960–1962 In Miami Beach
The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show 1980 Mouse over Miami
Top Chef (season 3) 2007 Bravo reality TV series
Wiseguy 1987–1990
The X Effect 2007–2009 MTV reality TV series set in Miami
Rap Sh!t 2022-

Spanish-language television series set in or shot in Miami[edit]

Title Year Notes
Newton's Cradle ("لعبة نيوتن") 2021 filmed in Miami, Florida
Club 57 2019 Nickelodeon filmed in Miami
Caso Cerrado ("Case Closed") 2001–present Reality television series on Telemundo
Cristina 1989–2010 Univision daytime talk show filmed in Miami
Despierta America 1997–present Univision
Las dos Caras de Ana 2006–2007
Escándalo TV 2002–present Telefutura
El Gordo y la Flaca 1998–present Daytime talk show filmed in Miami
Grachi 2011–2013 Nickelodeon
La reina soy yo 2019 Univision, filmed in Miami
Pecados Ajenos 2007–2008
Perro amor 2010 Telemundo, filmed in Miami
¿Qué Pasa, USA? 1977–1980 PBS; filmed in Little Havana from 1977 to 1980
¿Quién Tiene la Razón? 2003–present Telefutura
Sábado Gigante 1986–2015 A Saturday night variety show filmed in Miami and seen throughout the United States, South America, and Europe
Soñar no Cuesta Nada 2005–2006
Acorralada 2007 Venevisión, filmed in Miami
Valeria 2008–2009

Awards shows hosted in Miami[edit]

In keeping with its modern music tradition, the city has hosted a number of music awards shows:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Films Made in Miami". 9 February 2023.
  2. ^ "Miami's Silent Film Industry, 1910-1926". 28 September 2016.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Big budget films are recreating Tampa Bay elsewhere. It might get worse".
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Brad Pitt's filming here now, but what iconic movies have been filmed in Florida over the years?".
  7. ^ "The Official Miami Walk of Fame".
  8. ^
  9. ^ Filmiami Permit Database (2009)
  10. ^ "Miami's Hispanic History and Heritage".
  11. ^ Filmiami Permit Database (2005)
  12. ^ "Dostana (2008)". Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  13. ^ Schneider, Michael (December 8, 2010). "Starz picks up 1960s Miami drama". Variety.

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