Famous movie locations in Miami

Discover some famous movie locations in Miami, where famous films were shot among the beautiful beaches, avenues, shops and many cool hotels, restaurants and bars. The city is suitable to be the scenario for several movies and series, and it is worth to check out some places where famous movies were shot in Miami.

Famous movie shot in Miami

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Iron Man 3

The great Iron Man trilogy had some scenes shot in Miami in the third film, “Iron Man 3”. Many of the scenes were shot at the Miami Beach Resort, which is located on Collins Avenue, one of the main avenues in the South Beach area. There were also scenes on Dania Beach, a beach in South Florida, about 40 minutes away from downtown Miami. A famous part of the film set in Miami is when Tony Stark saves several people, in midair, from a plane crash, and throws them into the water – this was the Miami sea.

Iron Man 3 scene in Miami

Dexter (TV show)

The tv show Dexter, which was produced from 2006 to 2013, had many scenes shot in Miami, especially in the first season. The apartment where Dexter lived is in Bay Harbor at 1155 103rd Street. In the past, it was even possible to go to 10B, the character’s apartment! But today, you may be stopped. Anyway, if you are a fan, it’s worth to give it a try. Avenues like Biscayne Blvd and Ocean Drive appeared on the show constantly.

Dexter (TV show) in Miami

X-Men: First Class

X Men: First Class has several Miami landscapes featured. One of the main ones is Magneto’s fight, that has beaches of Miami behind him, at the very end of the film. There are some other quick scenes here you can see Miami avenues and scenery.

X-Men: First Class in Miami

Marley And Me

The famous Marley movie was shot in Fort Lauderdale, a region very close to downtown Miami, which is super beautiful and worth the visit – even if you haven’t seen the movie. Some scenes also took place in Palm Beach, a nearby beach, and inside the huge Dolphins Stadium in Miami, which is where the Miami Dolphins football club plays.

Marley And Me scene in Miami


Scarface is a classic 1983 film starring Al Pacino. It was recorded in South Beach in Miami, a very famous and busy area in the city. You can go on Ocean Drive at number 728, where there is a building that was the setting for the famous chainsaw scene. It will be easy to find the building as there are messages written by fans in it. There is also the famous beach scene, in the photo below.

Scarface in Miami

There’s Something About Mary

The Red Fish Grill restaurant is the setting for the 1990s movie There’s Something About Mary, and it’s located in Matheson Hammock Park in Miami. There are also some other scenes from the film recorded in a house in Miami and by the sea.

There's Something About Mary scene in Miami

Kings of South Beach

The beautiful South Beach of Miami, a very famous part of the city, is the theme of the film The Kings of South Beach, from 2007. With Jason Gedrick and Donnie Wahlberg, the film takes place entirely in Miami and there are dozens of scenes in the main points from the southern area.

Kings of South Beach

Miami Vice (TV show)

The great tv show Miami Vice, from 2006, was a fever at the time it was on air. There is also a movie with this story and both are set in Miami, portraying the story of two police detectives. Most of the scenes take place on the streets of Miami.

Miami Vice (TV show), recorded in Miami

2 Fast 2 Furious

The second movie of the famous Fast and Furious series, called 2 Fast 2 Furious, has many adventures and scenes around the city of Miami. The film is from 2003 and one of the most famous scenes takes place at sunset, with Paul Walker.

Tips to make the most of your trip to Miami

Now that you’ve seen everything about the famous movie locations in Miami, a great tip that makes the difference on your trip is to choose the location of your hotel. Miami is a big city, and it’s so much better to stay in a region close to the main tourist spots. See our article best areas to stay in your trip to Miami to learn about the best regions to stay there and how to get a great hotel for an excellent price (and find good deals). You will stay in the best region, close to the beaches and shoppings, and enjoy even more your trip!

Miami by night

Miami’s beaches, parks, shoppings and tourist spots are very far apart, and that’s why tourists always choose to rent a car in the city. With a car, you will be able to enjoy your trip even more, visiting everywhere and shopping with peace of mind. You can even drive to Key West island! If you want, see our article how to rent a great and cheap car in Miami, where we give you every information that you need to know about this subject, with tips about how to find unique prices using comparators. It ‘s much cheaper than people think, and it is worth it because Miami is definitively a city to explore by car.

How can I use my phone in Miami?

Being able to use your cell phone on your trip is something extremely useful. With it working, you can search about all the spots, access the discount coupons and park apps, check the weather and even use the GPS, saving the rent of this equipment for the car. Besides, of course, being connected to the various social networks!

Using your mobile at Miami

We have selected the best tips about how to use your phone in Miami, in which we indicate the cheapest way to use it all day long and anywhere in the entire country. With the mobile internet, you can search everything about the famous movie locations in Miami!

Don’t forget about the Travel Insurance for Miami!

A very important tip is to have an International Travel Insurance before traveling to Miami. No one should travel without it, so you can avoid major problems abroad! It ends up being cheaper than people think, and in our article of International Travel Insurance for Miami you check everything you need to know about it: which are the best insurance companies, and tips for hiring excellent coverage for a lower price, saving a lot.

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