Top 5 American Landmarks That Have Featured In Blockbuster Movies

The white house in Washington DC

Throughout cinematic history, there are plenty of films that have featured all of the different landmarks in the United States. If you’re a film buff looking to see some of the most famous landmarks in the world’s renowned films, then you’re certainly in the right place! Here, we’re taking a closer look at the top 5 American landmarks that have been featured in infamous blockbuster films over the years.

  1. Brooklyn Bridge

This iconic landmark features in a multitude of different films – some of which are the most iconic of their generation! With films such as Bend It Like Beckham, Wayne’s World and Wonder Woman all featuring this iconic landmark you too can see the Brooklyn Bridge in all its glory. However, it is important to travel here when the weather is good otherwise you run the risk of only seeing the bottom section of this amazing bridge. On a clear day, you can see the whole way across this iconic bridge as well as the cars that make their way across there each day!

  1. The Whitehouse

Featured in a number of films such as Independence Day, White House Down and The Day After Tomorrow, the White House has been destroyed a number of times throughout cinematic history. From present-day films to those of the past, this iconic landmark and symbol of American Politics are well known both on- and off-screen, making this a must-visit attraction when visiting the United States.

  1. Times Square

Known off-screen for its New Year’s Celebration and the New Year’s Rocking Eve performance, this American landmark has also been used multiple time on-screen and has been featured in famous films such as King Kong and Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Not only are these some of the biggest and most successful films of their time, but they have boosted the number of people visiting the area on an annual basis. This marketing district is perfect for those to stand and take a look at the 360-degree panoramic screens that house a multitude of advertisements, making this one of the most iconic landmarks of the present day.

  1. Mount Rushmore

The mountain with the carving of the 4 iconic presidents has been in a multitude of different films, with cartoons such as Disney’s Phineas & Ferb carving their sisters face into the iconic mountain.

  1. Devils Tower

The devil’s tower is a rock formation that scales high into the sky and is a popular location for sci-fi and horror movies alike. With iconic sci-fi movies such as Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, being filmed here, this iconic landmark has an air of mystery surrounding it. In Native American culture, it is believed that this rock was formed by an ancient god who heard the prayers of the troubled girls and raised the rock from the ground. Due to the ancient legend and the unclear reasoning behind the magnificent rock formation, this air of mystery makes for an ideal movie location.

With so many American landmarks featuring in a multitude of different films throughout time, you are sure to find an iconic film location no matter what state you visit. Where will you visit first?