Filmed Locally in Lexington

Looking for a "Netflix and chill" option that's really "Netflix and chill"? We've got you. See Lexington and Rockbridge County through a new lens ... the lens of a filmmaker. Find these on Prime Video, Netflix, or perhaps in your local library.

War of the Worlds (2005) is a Paramount Movies sci-fi thriller in which a man (Tom Cruise) and his daughter (Dakota Fanning) flee from an alien invasion. The two finally reach a farmhouse in the country, and that's a farmhouse in Rockbridge County.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, and Tim Robbins

Visit: House Mountain Inn (where Tom Cruise slept)

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Gods and Generals (2003) is a production of Warner Brothers and Ted Turner Pictures and filmed in 2001-2002 in Lexington. The film was based on the book by Jeff Shaara and is considered the prequel to Gettysburg filmed in 1993.

Starring: Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, and Stephen Lang

Visit: Virginia Military Institute | VMI Museum

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Sommersby (1993) is a Civil War era love story created by Warner Brothers and prominently featuring historic downtown Lexington. In fact, you can see a mural on the corner of Main and Washington Streets that is a remnant of the movie set. Imagine Main Street covered in tons and tons of dirt with horses and period-dressed extras everywhere.

Starring: Richard Gere and Jodie Foster

Visit: Historic Downtown Lexington

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Field of Lost Shoes (2015) by Arc Entertainment depicts the Battle of New Market - May 15, 1864 - in which young cadets from Virginia Military Institute were called to join in the conflict.

Starring: Lauren Holly, Jason Isaacs, and Luke Benward

Visit: Virginia Military Institute | VMI Museum

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