From Marilyn Monroe to Melissa McCarthy, Niagara Falls USA sets the stage for movie genres ranging from comedy, drama and of course, romance.
If you’re a native of Niagara Falls or a self-proclaimed movie buff, you can easily spot the Falls or region from afar, but if you’re unfamiliar, here are some of the most notable movies that filmed right here in Niagara Falls USA.
From Niagara Falls itself to the sensational Cave of the Winds, there’s a reason that Niagara Falls is the “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” In this 1950s thriller starring Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotton, it is truly a honeymoon they will never forget.
Superman II, 1980
Niagara Falls was a featured location in this 1980s movie.
Canadian Bacon, 1995
One of Michael Moore's earliest movies, starring John Candy and Rhea Perlman. Walk, don’t drive, to Prospect Point in Niagara Falls State Park.
Bruce Almighty, 2003
Starring Jim Carrey; Bruce Nolan is a television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. and reports live on the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride. Don your complimentary poncho or pull a Bruce and don’t and enjoy a ride on this iconic boat ride. Either way you’ll feel the mist! And that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007
Footage of the Falls was shot in October 2006 to portray "World's End" in the movie.
As you stand at Luna Island in Niagara Falls State Park, close your eyes and listen to the sounds of rushing power of the Falls. Those wind sounds were provided for WALL•E 's world!
The Office, 2009 (Season 6, Episode 4 & 5)
Niagara is for lovers. It’s no wonder why Pam & Jim said their “I do’s” on the iconic Maid of the Mist. Just an FYI, you’ll need to bring your own officiant!
Sharknado 2: The Second One, 2014
As you tour the Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride, it may seem familiar if you have seen this cult classic. The man-made cave was depicted as tunnels in the subway scenes.
Check Niagara Falls off your bucket list, and soak it all in at the Cave of the Winds, just like Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) did in this 2014 comedy. BYOC (Bring your own Cheetos) and don’t forget to enjoy some pie afterwards!
The American Side, 2016
You can’t talk about Nikola Tesla without mentioning the Falls. At Stedman’s Bluff on Goat Island, view the Tesla monument overlooking the American side of the Falls. In this drama, watch as a detective unfolds a scheme attempting to build another creation of Tesla’s.
After the Sun Fell, 2016
This quirky family drama filmed in the charming Village of Lewiston, features some local hot-spots like Apple Granny’s Restaurant and the Niagara Gorge.
This major motion picture, which tells the story of first African-American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, highlights the historic beauty of the Niagara Falls Public Library (LaSalle Branch).