Over the years, New Jersey has become quite the backdrop for some of Hollywood's greatest films.
There are movies like War of the Worlds that have aliens falling from the sky at a neighborhood in Howell. Then, there are movies like The Wrestler that have you on the edge of your seat watching a fight at Convention Hall in Asbury Park. If you're not from New Jersey, you'd have no idea that these two completely different movies were filmed in the Garden State.
With that said, let's take a look at the top 20 movies filmed in New Jersey...
Goodfellas (1990) Filmed in: Marlboro, Fort Lee, and the Palisades Parkway
The Godfather Part III (1990)Filmed in: Atlantic City
Ocean's Eleven (2001)Filmed in: Rahway and Atlantic City
When Harry Met Sally (1989)Filmed in: East Rutherford
The Wrestler (2008)Filmed in: Carlstadt, Asbury Park, Linden, Roselle Park, Garfield, Hasbrouck Heights, Clifton, Hazlet, Rahway, Bayonne, Elizabeth, and Dover
Annie (1982) FIlmed in: West Long Branch (Monmouth University) and Newark
Jersey Boys (2014)Filmed in: Kearny
Big (1988)Filmed in: Cliffside Park and Fort Lee
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)Filmed in: Newark
Friday the 13th (1980)Filmed in: Blairstown, Freehold, Hardwick, and Hope
The Amityville Horror (1979)Filmed in: Toms River, Point Pleasant, and Scotch Plains
American Gangster (2007) Filmed in: Morristown
Catch Me If You Can (2002)Filmed in: Orange
War of the Worlds (2005)Filmed in: Bayonne, Howell, Newark, and Elizabeth
Chasing Amy (1997)Filmed in: Leonardo, Asbury Park, Brick, Keansburg, Middletown, Rumson, and Red Bank
Warrior (2011) Filmed in: Atlantic City
School of Rock (2003) Filmed in: Edison, Rahway, and Franklin Lakes
Guess Who (2005) Filmed in: Cranford and Madison
Clerks (1994) Filmed in: Atlanic Highlands, Mount Holly, Leonardo, Middletown, and Red Bank
In & Out (1997)Filmed in: Sparta, Riverdale, Pompton Lakes, Clinton, and Montclair