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Oregon Movie Chronology, 1969-Present

Ken Kesey
Ken Kesey
Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant

Writer Ken Kesey and Filmmaker/Director Gus Van Sant both figure strongly in Oregon film history.

 

Learn more about them in the Notable Oregonians Guide: Ken Kesey | Gus Van Sant

Source note
The following information about some of the Oregon feature films since 1969 is derived from the Oregon Film and Video Office Web site.

 

An asterisk * denotes a film with an Oregon producer;
A double asterisk ** denotes partial only.

 

2012

Redwood Highway*: filmed Southern Oregon, Redwood Highway

C.O.G.*: filmed in Portland, Hood River

Night Moves*: filmed in Roseburg, Medford, Ashland

The Wilderness of James*: filmed in Portland area

The A-List*: filmed in Lake Oswego, Portland

ParaNorman: filmed in Portland

 

2011

The Kill Hole*: filmed in Portland area

Gone: filmed in Portland

Rid of Me*: filmed in Portland

 

2010

Walk In*: filmed in Ashland, Medford

Shiver: filmed around Portland
Cell Count*: filmed around Portland
The Weather Outside*: filmed around Portland
Story of Hurt: filmed around Portland, Corvallis, Hood River
House of Last Things*: filmed around Portland
A Walk in My Shoes: filmed around Portland Area
Wake Before I Die*: filmed around Portland
Population 2*: filmed around Oregon
Did You Kiss Anyone?: filmed around Portland Area
The Wait*: filmed around Black Butte Ranch, Sisters, Bend
Little Blue Pill*: filmed around Portland

Blue Like Jazz**: filmed in Portland area
How the Fire Fell: filmed around Portland, Corvallis, Hood River

 

The "Coraline" stop-motion animated movie was filmed around Portland in 2008.

The "Coraline" stop-motion animated movie was filmed around Portland in 2008.

2009
Restless*: filmed around Portland
Extraordinary Measures: filmed around Portland, Manzanita, Estacada, St. Paul
Golf in the Kingdom: filmed around Oregon Coast, Bandon
Meek's Cutoff: filmed around Harney County
Trainmaster II - Jeremiah's Treasure: filmed around Portland, Sherwood, West Linn
Something Wicked: filmed around Eugene Area

 

2008
Coraline: filmed around Portland Metropolitan Area
Twilight: filmed around Portland, Oxbow Park, St. Helens, Carver
The Presence: filmed around Mt. Hood Forest
The River Why: filmed around Portland Area, Wilson River

Everyman's War: filmed around Mt. Hood, Scappoose, St. Helens
Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling: filmed around Portland Area, Clackamas County
The Road**: filmed around Portland Area, Fort Stevens
Not Dead Yet*: filmed around Portland Area, Estacada, North Coast

The hit vampire film "Twilight" was filmed in northwest Oregon in 2008.

The hit vampire film "Twilight" was filmed in northwest Oregon in 2008.

The Burning Plain**: filmed around Portland Area, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City


2007
Street: filmed around Portland Area
Calvin Marshall: filmed around Medford, Ashland
Management: filmed around Portland Area, Madras
Follow the Prophet: filmed around Portland, Mt. Hood
Selfless*: filmed around Portland
Untraceable: filmed around Portland, Clackamas County, Tualatin
Wendy & Lucy: filmed around Portland, Salem, Astoria, Woodburn

 

2006
Seraphim Falls*: filmed around McKenzie River, Sahalie Falls
Mr. Brooks**: filmed around Portland
Dark Horizon* **: filmed around Salem
Paranoid Park*: filmed around Portland
My Name is Bruce*: filmed around Medford

Gus Van Sant's "Paranoid Park" about a skateboarder and an accidental death was filmed around Portland in 2006.

Gus Van Sant's "Paranoid Park" about a skateboarder and an accidental death was filmed around Portland in 2006.

Into The Wild**: filmed around Astoria, Cascade Mountains
The Feast of Love: filmed around Portland
The Music Within: filmed around Portland

 

2005
Conversations With God: filmed around Ashland
Kate’s Smile: filmed around Portland
Valley of Light**: filmed around Scott’s Mills, Marion County
Spiral: filmed around Portland
Drama Queens: filmed around Portland
Path of Evil: filmed around Portland
Cthulhu**: filmed around Astoria
The Go-Getter: filmed around Eugene
Tillamook Treasure: filmed around Manzanita, Tillamook, Vernonia
The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang: filmed around Portland, Milwaukie, Clackamas County

 

2004
Damaged Goods*: filmed around Portland
Behind The Mask*: filmed around Portland, Banks, St. Helens, Estacada
Zerophelia: filmed around Eugene, Cottage Grove
Yesterday’s Dreams*: filmed around Ashland

A young girl finds adventure and treasure in the film "Tillamook Treasure" from 2005.

A young girl finds adventure and treasure in the film "Tillamook Treasure" from 2005.

Monday Night Gig*: filmed around Portland
Nearing Grace: filmed around Portland
Ring II**: filmed around Astoria
Donut Hole: filmed around Portland
Bigger Than the Sky: filmed around Portland
Sisters*: filmed around Eugene, Cottage Grove
Are We There Yet**: filmed around Portland
Fahrenheit 911**: filmed around Florence
The Good Lot*: filmed around Portland

 

2003
Losers Lounge*: filmed around Portland
Harvest of Fear*: filmed around Estacada
Indigo: filmed around Ashland, Medford, Talent, Phoenix
Mean Creek: filmed around Estacada, Troutdale
Thumbsucker: filmed around Tigard, Vernonia, Portland
Twilight Conspiracy: filmed around Portland
Coming Up Easy* **: filmed around Portland

 

A teenage boy does some growing up in the 2003 movie "Thumbsucker," which was filmed in the Portland area.

A teenage boy does some growing up in the 2003 movie "Thumbsucker," which was filmed in the Portland area.

2002
Elephant: filmed around Portland
Raspberry Heaven: filmed around Ashland
Sacred Science: filmed around Portland
The Skin Horse: filmed around Portland
Dust Factory: filmed around Mt. Hood, Clatskanie, Hillsboro, Portland
Don’t You Cry For Me: filmed around St. Helens
The Ring: filmed around Newport, Columbia Gorge

 

2001
The Hunted: filmed around Portland, Oregon City, Salem

 

2000
Eban and Charley: filmed around Portland, Astoria, Seaside
The Wise Ones: filmed around Gresham
Rennie’s Landing**: filmed around Eugene
World Traveler: filmed around Pacific City, Enterprise
AI**: filmed around Gresham
Bandits: filmed around Salem, Wilsonville
Swordfish**: filmed around Redmond
Antitrust**: filmed around Portland
Down And Out With The Dolls: filmed around Portland
Delicate Instruments: filmed around Ashland, Medford
Therese: The Story of a Soul*: filmed around Portland, Salem, Eugene
Pay It Forward**: filmed around Portland
The Sexy Chef*: filmed around Portland

 

Haley Joel Osment tries to make the world a better place in the film "Pay it Forward" from 2003.

Haley Joel Osment tries to make the world a better place in the film "Pay it Forward" from 2003.

1999
Men of Honor: filmed around Rainier, Portland
Dog Story: filmed around LaGrande

 

1998
Sammyville: filmed around LaGrande
The Joyriders: filmed around Columbia Gorge, Portland
Bongwater: filmed around Portland
No Alibi: filmed around Portland
Physical Graffiti: filmed around Scappoose, Portland
Double Jeopardy**: filmed around Salem

 

1997
Inconceivable: filmed around Eugene
Anoosh of the Airways*: filmed around Portland
Big Red**: filmed around Portland
Ricochet River: filmed around Eugene, Cottage Grove
Zero Effect: filmed around Portland
The Postman: filmed around Central Oregon
Total Reality: filmed around Portland

 

1996
Without Limits: filmed around Eugene
Reggie’s Prayer*: filmed around Portland
Nowhere Man: filmed around Portland Area

 

A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher in the 2000 film "Mr. Holland's Opus."

A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher in the 2000 film "Mr. Holland's Opus."

1995
Lords of the Tanglewood: filmed around Hood River
Assassins**: filmed around Portland
Foxfire: filmed around Portland
Things I Never Told You: filmed around St. Helens

 

1994
Dead Man: filmed around Grants Pass
Tinkercrank*: filmed around Portland
The Ox and the Eye: filmed around Coos Bay, Portland
8 Seconds**: filmed around Pendleton
Free Willy II**: filmed around Astoria
Grizzly Mountain: filmed around Grants Pass, Eugene
Gathering Evidence: filmed around Salem
Mr. Holland’s Opus: filmed around Portland

 

1993
Fallen Fortress: filmed around Cape Lookout
Guns on the Clackamas: filmed around Oregon City
Imaginary Crimes: filmed around Portland
The River Wild: filmed around Grants Pass
Maverick**: filmed around Columbia Gorge

 

A 12-year-old street kid and a 3-ton orca find adventure in the 1992 movie "Free Willy."

A 12-year-old street kid and a 3-ton orca find adventure in the 1992 movie "Free Willy."

1992
Sam & Ed: filmed around Portland
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues*: filmed around Bend, Portland
Frameup: filmed around Newport
Fire in the Sky: filmed around Roseburg, Oakland
White Wolves: filmed around Bend
Free Willy: filmed around Portland, Astoria
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: filmed around Astoria
Dr. Giggles: filmed around Portland
Danger Sign: filmed around Portland, Columbia Gorge
The Temp: filmed around Portland, North Coas
The Bed You Sleep In: filmed around Toledo
Body of Evidence: filmed around Portland
Devils Keep*: filmed around Portland

 

1991
Claire of the Moon*: filmed around Portland, Coast
Wild Child*: filmed around Portland
Incredible Journey: filmed around Portland, Wallowa County, Bend
Frozen Assets: filmed around Portland, Columbia Gorge
Point Break**: filmed around Wheeler, Ecola State Park

 

A cop goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher in the film "Kindergarten Cop" from 1990.

A cop goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher in the film "Kindergarten Cop" from 1990.

1990
Love & Dynamite: filmed around Portland
My Own Private Idaho*: filmed around Portland, Maupin
The Favor: filmed around Portland
Shattered**: filmed around North Coast
Run (portion): filmed around Portland
Kindergarten Cop: filmed around Astoria
Grand Tour: filmed around Eugene, Oakland, Bend

 

1989
Martial Marshal: filmed around Jacksonville
Come See the Paradise: filmed around Portland, Astoria, Willamette Valley
Love at Large: filmed around Portland, Bend

1988
Spirit of the Eagle: filmed around Grants Pass
Drugstore Cowboy*: filmed around Portland
Breaking In: filmed around Portland
Homer and Eddie (portion): filmed around Mt. Hood, Oregon City

 

A injured Benji must survive in the wilderness in the 1986 movie "Benji the Hunted."

A injured Benji must survive in the wilderness in the 1986 movie "Benji the Hunted."

1987
The Year in Lincoln Plains: filmed around Condon
Permanent Record: filmed around Portland

 

1986
Benji the Hunted: filmed Statewide
Shadow Play*: filmed around Portland

 

1985
Mala Noche*: filmed around Portland
Short Circuit: filmed around Astoria, Portland, Columba Gorge
Stand By Me: filmed around Eugene, Cottage Grove, Brownsville

 

1984
Toby’s Gorilla: filmed around Salem
The Dream Chasers: filmed around Medford, Jacksonville
Adventures of Mark Twain*: filmed around Portland
Station to Station*: filmed around Portland
Goonies: filmed around Astoria
American Taboo*: filmed around Portland

 

Eugene's track scene is the backdrop for the 1980 movie "Personal Best."

Eugene's track scene is the backdrop for the 1980 movie "Personal Best."

1983
Sacred Ground: filmed around Chiloquin, Klamath Falls
Mystery Mansion: filmed around Jacksonville
Quarterback Princess: filmed around McMinnville

 

1982
Cry For The Stranger: filmed around Florence
Unhinged*: filmed around Portland (Pittock Mansion)
Up the Creek: filmed around Bend Area

 

1981
California Mix: filmed around Astoria
Hysterical: filmed around Cannon Beach, Newport, Depoe Bay

 

1980
Premonitions: filmed around Coos Bay
Paydirt*: filmed around Newberg/Yamhill County
Just Before Dawn: filmed around Silver Falls State Park
Personal Best: filmed around Eugene

 

The 1978 comedy classic "Animal House" was filmed in the Eugene area.

The 1978 comedy classic "Animal House" was filmed in the Eugene area.

1978
Animal House: filmed around Eugene

 

1977
The Shining: filmed around Timberline (portion)

 

1975
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest: filmed around Salem, Central Coast

 

1974
Rooster Cogburn: filmed around Bend, Grants Pass

 

1972
The Circle*: filmed around Portland

Emperor of the North: filmed in and around Cottage Grove
Kansas City Bomber: filmed around Portland
Lost Horizon: filmed around Mt. Hood
Napoleon and Samantha: filmed around John Day

 

The 1969 musical film "Paint Your Wagon" featured Clint Eastwood... singing!

The 1969 musical film "Paint Your Wagon" featured Clint Eastwood... singing!

1971
American Wilderness: filmed around Central Oregon, Rogue River

 

1970
Drive, He Said: filmed around Eugene
The Great Northfield MN Raid: filmed around Jacksonville
Sometimes a Great Notion: filmed around Central Coast
Five Easy Pieces (portion): filmed around Eugene, Portland
Getting Straight: filmed around Eugene

 

1969
The Mightiest Clydesdale: filmed around Estacada
Paint Your Wagon: filmed around Baker