5 Great Movies Set in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, November 8 by Stephen Pomposello

If you're looking to find 5 great movies set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this batch of films should definitely get you on the right track. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, may not be as huge as major cities like Los Angeles or New York City, but that doesn't eradicate Pittsburgh's uniqueness and ability to distinguish itself from other cities. Pittsburgh is most widely known for its layout, which is in the form of a triangle connected by two bridges over a river. The city has been the setting of many classic films such as "Groundhog Day" and some of George Romero's zombie flicks.

"Night of the Living Dead"

George Romero's classic zombie movie that gave birth to the legendary genre. This first entry of his "Dead" franchise sees a group of strangers who take up shelter in an abandoned farmhouse just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (close to Evans Cemetery). "Night of the Living Dead" is perhaps one of the best movies set in Pittsburgh.

"Groundhog Day"

Bill Murray stars in this innovative comedy about a weatherman who finds himself stuck in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he is literally reliving the same day over and over again without any end in sight. "Groundhog Day" is a movie that will have you laughing from beginning to end.


This film is easily one of the best movies set in PIttsburgh, especially because the cinematographer makes excellent use of the setting. "Flashdance" has hot women, erotic dancing, a stellar female lead, a cool soundtrack, an important message and an easy-to-follow story. "Flashdance" depicts Jennifer Beals as a construction wielder by day and an erotic dancer by night.

"Eye of the Beholder"

Set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, "Eye of the Beholder" stars Ewan McGregor as a secret intelligence agent who finds himself on the trail of a seductive female serial killer played by Ashley Judd. "Eye of the Beholder" is based off the novel of the same name by Marc Behm.

"Land of the Dead"

George Romero's fourth film in his "Dead" series (starting with "Night of the Living Dead" then continuing with "Dawn of the Dead" and "Day of the Dead") is set entirely in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is now a fortified city, one of the last filled with humans after the world has been completel taken over by zombies.

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