Austin's Booming Film Industry

Films often cost $35-100 million to produce.  Where does that money go?

Much of it is spent where the movie is being made.  The motion picture industry infuses millions and millions of dollars into state and local economies.   As you'll see below, Texas (and particularly Austin) gets a generous share.

According to the Texas Film Commission, more than 1,000 projects have been made in Texas since 1910.  Here are some selected titles.

Scroll down and see how many you recognize!


Austin Films
Other Texas Films
The Alamo

The Life of David Gale

Miss Congeniality

The Rookie

Second Hand Lions

Lone Star State of Mind

Spy Kids

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Hope Floats

Dazed and Confused

Courage Under Fire

The Faculty

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Blood Simple

Raising Arizona

Slacker

The Newton Boys

Red Headed Stranger

Heartbreak Hotel

Lonesome Dove

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

D.O.A.

Fandango

Nadine

Raggedy Man

Songwriter

Texas Chainsaw Massacre II

On The Road Again

Roadie

The Great Waldo Pepper

The Getaway

A Perfect World

Where the Heart Is

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Waiting for Guffman

Picnic

Screen Door Jesus

The 25th Hour (Disney)

Texas: The Big Picture (IMAX)

Yorick, Fool of Denmark

American Outlaws

Texas Justice

The Underneath

Two For Texas

Blank Check

Home Fries

Michael

The Soul Collector

Love and a .45

Waking Live

True Women

Flesh and Bone

Just Sue Me

Office Space

Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times

A Slipping-Down Life

A Texas Funeral

The Whole Wide World

The War at Home

Piranha

The Whole Shootin' Match

Lovin' Molly

Outlaw Blues

Leadbelly


 
 
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
 1975 - 2002, Austin (PBS)

ALL THE PRETTY HORSES
 San Antonio area

ARMAGEDDON
Dallas area, Houston area

BOTTLE ROCKET
Dallas area

ANY GIVEN SUNDAY
 Dallas area

DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81
Fort Davis

RUSHMORE
Houston

SONS OF THUNDER
Dallas area

SELENA
San Antonio area, Corpus Christi, PortAransas, Lajitas

FATHER HOOD
San Antonio, Houston area

ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS
Kerrville, San Antonio area

GRAND CHAMPION
Snyder, Marfa, Alpine, Midlan

CAST AWAY
Canadian

BARNEY & FRIENDS
 1992 - 1999, 2002
 Dallas area ( PBS)

JERICHO
Brackettville, Del Rio

JIMMY NEUTRON,BOY GENIUS
Dallas

KINGPIN
El Paso (NBC)

PEARL HARBOR
Houston, CorpusChristi

TEXAS JUSTICE
 Houston

SLAP HER...SHE'S FRENCH
Dallas / Fort Worth area

TOO LEGIT: THE MC HAMMER STORY
Houston

JFK
Dallas / Fort Worth area

THE WAY SHE MOVES
Houston (VH-1)

WAKING UP IN RENO
Amarillo

AT ANY COST 
Houston (VH-1)

WALKER, TEXAS RANGER
Dallas / Fort Worth area (1993 - 2000, CBS)

GOING TO CALIFORNIA
 Austin area

A FACE TO KILL FOR
 Houston

THE EVENING STAR
Houston, Texas City, Galveston

JAG
Corpus Christi, Paramount Pictures / NBC

LAST MAN STANDING
El Paso area
 

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS
Dallas area

 THE OPERATOR
 Dallas area

LOLITA
Houston area, El Paso, San Antonio area

THE RAGE WITHIN
 Dallas area

LONE STAR
Eagle Pass, Del Rio, Laredo

POWDER
Houston area

SIMPLE MEN
Houston area

DALLAS
Dallas (1978 - 1990, CBS)

TO SERVE AND PROTECT
 Dallas

BLUE SKY
El Paso, Van Horn, Salt Flat

STREETS OF LAREDO
Terlingua, Alpine, Del Rio, Brackettville

UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE
 RETURN
 Waxahachie, Caddo Lake

MERMAIDS
 Midland, San Angelo

STREAMERS
Dallas area

A PAIR OF ACES
 Austin

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
Houston

PROBLEM CHILD
 Dallas

THE YELLOW ROSE
San Antonio, Del Rio

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
Dallas area

ROBOCOP 2
 Houston

TEXASVILLE
 Archer City, Wichita Falls

EDDIE MACON'S RUN
Laredo

WILD AT HEART
 El Paso

BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
Dallas

THE JESSE OWENS STORY
Dallas area

LOCAL HERO
Houston

THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN
Corpus Christi area

SILKWOOD
Dallas

LOST IN AMERICA
 Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, West Texas

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
Amarillo area

SYLVESTER
Marfa, Alpine, Fort Davis

INDEPENDENCE DAY
Anson

TENDER MERCIES
Waxahachie

CALL TO GLORY
Del Rio area

BACK ROADS
Brownsville

BARBAROSA
Lajitas, Brackettville, Fredericksburg

THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN
Houston area

ROBOCOP
Dallas area

PARIS, TEXAS
West Texas, Houston

PLACES IN THE HEART
Dallas area

THE LONG HOT SUMMER
 Marshall, East Texas

SOUTHERN COMFORT
Caddo Lake

PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE
 San Antonio

THE LONG RIDERS
 Palestine / Rusk

MIDDLE AGE CRAZY
 Houston, Dallas

 URBAN COWBOY
 Houston, Pasadena 

 THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE
 Houston area, Harlingen, Brownsville 

 CENTENNIAL
 Brackettville, Del Rio

COTTON CANDY
 Dallas 

 THE BAD NEWS BEARS IN
 BREAKING TRAINING
 Houston, El Paso

BIG WEDNESDAY
 El Paso

SEMI-TOUGH
 Dallas

SHE CAME TO 
 THE VALLEY
 Mission

 THE SWARM
 Houston

 FUTUREWORLD
 Houston

LOGAN'S RUN
1975, Dallas / Fort Worth, Houston

BENJI
    1973, McKinney 

 SUGARLAND EXPRESS
 1973, San Antonio, 

     THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK
   1972, Texarkana

THE THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER
972, Houston

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
1971, Archer City

THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN
1970, Shafter

BREWSTER MCCLOUD
1970, Houston

HELLFIGHTERS
1969, Houston area
 

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