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)).

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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.[citation needed] 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[citation needed]). In particular, Miami has long been a popular filming location in Florida and continues to grow as the entertainment industry expands throughout the state.[citation needed]

Worldwide, Miami is one of the largest production and distribution centers for commercial advertising, film, music, new media, still photography, and television industries. The 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?][citation needed] There are approximately 3,000 companies working in film and entertainment in Miami-Dade County, employing an estimated 15,000 workers.[citation needed]

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.

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
8th & Ocean 2006
A+ 2013 Filmed throughout Florida
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
Ali 2001
All About the Benjamins 2002 Set in Miami
Any Given Sunday 1999 Set in Miami
Aquamarine 2006
Bad Boys 1995 Set in Miami
Bad Boys II 2003 Set in Miami
Bad Boys for Life 2020 Set in Miami
Band of the Hand 1986
Baywatch 2017 Set and shot in South Beach.
The Bellboy 1960
Big Trouble 2002
The Birdcage 1996 Set in Miami
Black Sunday 1977 Adaptation of the novel by Thomas Harris
Blood and Wine 1996
Blow 2001 Set in Miami
Body Heat 1981
The Bodyguard 1992 Set in Miami
Brown Sub, Miami
Caddyshack 1980 Boating scene filmed in Biscayne Bay; balance of filming done in Broward County
Casino Royale 2006 James Bond film, set in Miami
The Champ 1979
Chef 2014 Five Star Chef Gets Destroyed by cancel culture social media and is forced to shut down his business. He and his crew go on a cross-country soul search. All in one, Director/Producer/Filmographer & Actor:Jon Favreau picked a veteran cast like no other: Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. Emjay Anthony, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris & Bobby Cannavale. Filmed in multiple locations across the United States. California, Texas, Louisiana & Filmed at the Versailles Cuban Restaurant Miami Florida.
Cocaine Cowboys 2006 Set in Miami
Confessions of a Shopaholic 2008
Crash 1978 Also known as The Crash of Flight 401
Crime Busters 1977
The Day of the dolphin 1973 Early scene with George C. Scott boarding boat at the Marina shot at Watson Island
Deep Throat 1972
Donnie Brasco 1997 Also filmed in New York City
Dostana 2008 The first Bollywood movie to be filmed entirely in Miami, United States[1]
Drop Zone 1994
Fair Game 1995
Flying Down to Rio 1933 The first Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film, set in Miami and Rio de Janeiro
From Justin to Kelly 2003
The Funhouse 1981
The Galindez File
Gentle Ben 2002
Goldfinger 1964 First James Bond film to be filmed in Miami
Gringo Wedding
The Happening 1967
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay 2008 Set in Miami
A Hole in the Head 1959
Holy Man 1998
Hot Stuff 1979
I Am Frankie 2017-Present Filmed at the Viacom International Studios in Miami
In Her Shoes 2005
Invasion U.S.A. 1985
Iron Boys - Miami Holiday
Iron Man 3 2013 Scenes were shot during the daytime inside the Miami Beach Resort at Miami Beach
Knights of the City 1986
Lady In Cement 1968 Stars Frank Sinatra
Making Mr. Right 1987
Marley and Me 2008 Set in South Florida, filmed in Miami, starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston
The Mean Season 1985
Meet the Fockers 2004
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid 2011 Set in Miami and the Everglades
Mental Glitch Directed by John Walters
Miami Blues 1990 Set in Miami
Miami Guns 2000 Set in Miami
Miami Rhapsody 1995 Set in Miami
The Miami Story 1954 Set in Miami
Miami Vice 2006 Based on the 1980s television series of the same name
Moonlight 2016 Winner of the Academy Award for best Picture
Mr. Nanny 1993
New in Town 2009 Starring Renée Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr.
Nightmare Beach 1988
Notorious 1946 Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
Nude on the Moon 1961 Filmed in Coral Castle
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
Pepe Vila Body Shop 2003
The Pest 1997 Starring John Leguizamo as Pestario 'Pest' Vargas
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach 1988 Set in Miami
Popi 1969
Porky's 1982
Porky's II: The Next Day 1983
Quick Pick 2006 Set in Miami
Red Eye 2005 Set in Miami
Reno 911!: Miami 2007 Set in Miami
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise 1987
Ride Along 2 2016 Portions filmed in South Beach and Downtown Miami
Sabado Gigante
Satan Was A Lady
Scarface 1983 Set in Miami
The Shining 1980
Shoot Down 2007 Documentary
Shottas 2002 Partially filmed and set in Miami and Miami Gardens
Smokey and the Bandit II 1980 Portions filmed in Miami's since-demolished Orange Bowl Stadium
Snow Dogs 2002
Something In the Night
The Specialist 1994
Step Up Revolution 2012 Set in Miami
Stick 1985
Stuck On You 2003
The Substitute 1996 Set in Miami
Super Fuzz 1980
Taste It: A Comedy About the Recession 2012 Set and shot in Miami
There's Something About Mary 1998 Set in Miami
Thunderball 1965 James Bond film, set in Miami
Tony Rome 1967
Transporter 2 2005 Set in Miami
True Lies 1994 Set in Miami
Up Close & Personal 1996 Set in Miami and Philadelphia
War Dogs 2016 [citation needed]
Where the Boys Are 1960
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
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 1993 (Portions shot in Biscayne Park,Biscayne Park Dania Beach and Lake Worth)
Young Entrepreneur Society 2009

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

Title Year Notes
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
Idolos de Juventud 2008
Inocente de Ti 2004–2005
Las Brujas de South Beach 2009
El Magnate
Marielena 1994
Olvidarte Jamas 2005
Prisionera 2004
El Rostro de Analía 2008–2009
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
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
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
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
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[2]
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
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
Top Chef (season 3) 2007 Bravo reality TV series
Wiseguy 1987–1990
The X Effect 2007–2009 MTV reality TV series set in Miami

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

Title Year Notes
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
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. ^ "Dostana (2008)". Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  2. ^ Schneider, Michael (December 8, 2010). "Starz picks up 1960s Miami drama". Variety.

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