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...

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  • 1

    Goodfellas (1990)

    Filmed in: Marlboro, Fort Lee, and the Palisades Parkway
  • 2

    The Godfather Part III (1990)

    Filmed in: Atlantic City
  • 3

    Ocean's Eleven (2001)

    Filmed in: Rahway and Atlantic City
  • 4

    When Harry Met Sally (1989)

    Filmed in: East Rutherford
  • 5

    The Wrestler (2008)

    Filmed in: Carlstadt, Asbury Park, Linden, Roselle Park, Garfield, Hasbrouck Heights, Clifton, Hazlet, Rahway, Bayonne, Elizabeth, and Dover
  • 6

    Annie (1982)

    FIlmed in: West Long Branch (Monmouth University) and Newark
  • 7

    Jersey Boys (2014)

    Filmed in: Kearny
  • 8

    Big (1988)

    Filmed in: Cliffside Park and Fort Lee
  • 9

    The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

    Filmed in: Newark
  • 10

    Friday the 13th (1980)

    Filmed in: Blairstown, Freehold, Hardwick, and Hope
  • 11

    The Amityville Horror (1979)

    Filmed in: Toms River, Point Pleasant, and Scotch Plains
  • 12

    American Gangster (2007)

    Filmed in: Morristown
  • 13

    Catch Me If You Can (2002)

    Filmed in: Orange
  • 14

    War of the Worlds (2005)

    Filmed in: Bayonne, Howell, Newark, and Elizabeth
  • 15

    Chasing Amy (1997)

    Filmed in: Leonardo, Asbury Park, Brick, Keansburg, Middletown, Rumson, and Red Bank
  • 16

    Warrior (2011)

    Filmed in: Atlantic City
  • 17

    School of Rock (2003)

    Filmed in: Edison, Rahway, and Franklin Lakes
  • 18

    Guess Who (2005)

    Filmed in: Cranford and Madison
  • 19

    Clerks (1994)

    Filmed in: Atlanic Highlands, Mount Holly, Leonardo, Middletown, and Red Bank
  • 20

    In & Out (1997)

    Filmed in: Sparta, Riverdale, Pompton Lakes, Clinton, and Montclair