North Carolina on film


"The Secret Life of Bees" (2008)
Although this coming-of-age story is set in South Carolina, it was actually filmed in North Carolina. The book's best-selling author, Sue Monk Kidd, visited the main set and house used in the film, which were located in Watha.

"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" (2006)
Talladega is actually in Alabama, but most of the movie was shot around Charlotte, N.C. Scenes set at Texas Motor Speedway were filmed at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord.

"The Fugitive" (1993)
This film, based on a television series, was partially shot in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains. Characters supposedly from Illinois sported southern accents, thanks to the local actors who took minor parts. Riders of the excursion railroad can still see the film's famous bus and freight train wreck.

"The Last of the Mohicans" (1992)
One-third of the movie is set at or near Fort William Henry in Lake George, N.Y., which was resurrected for filming on Lake James in North Carolina. Many local residents were cast as extras.