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Family Films to Inspire Your Next Road Trip in Georgia

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip

    Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

Georgia-filmed movies and television shows have something to offer everyone, including younger viewers. Whether it's movies based on books or the life story of a notable performer, get together for a family movie night with these six family-friendly Georgia movies and shows.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip

The fourth in the live action version of the beloved television series, Alvin, Simon and Theodore think Dave is going to leave them behind once he proposes to his girlfriend in New York City. They road trip across the country to stop him. The movie was filmed at the Georgia Aquarium, downtown Conyers, and Mezcalito's in Atlanta.

Dolly Parton's 'Coat of Many Colors'

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors filmed on Gaither Plantation in Covington, Georgia. Photo: Bonanza Productions Inc.
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors filmed on Gaither Plantation in Covington, Georgia. Photo: Bonanza Productions Inc.

Based on the life of singer and songwriter Dolly Parton, the made-for-television drama documents her early life in rural Tennessee. Conyers and Covington served as the primary filming location, including Gaither Plantation.

Goosebumps

Goosebumps filmed at the DeKalb School of the Arts in Georgia. Photo: Goosebumps Productions, LLC
Goosebumps filmed at the DeKalb School of the Arts in Georgia. Photo: Goosebumps Productions, LLC

Based on the popular book series, a young kid teams up with the niece of author R.L. Stine. In the process, the monsters from his books come to life and are unleashed upon their small town. They must come together to save their home. The Dekalb School of the Arts, Madison Welcome Center, Madison Courthouse, and Madison-Morgan Cultural Center were all used in the film.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green filmed in Canton, Georgia. Photo: Green House Pictures/Disney
The Odd Life of Timothy Green filmed in Canton, Georgia. Photo: Green House Pictures/Disney

After a couple is told they can't have children, they write down every quality they want in a child and bury it. The next day, TImothy shows up, leaves growing from him, in their house. He has unique gifts that they couldn't have imagined. The movie was filmed throughout Georgia, including the Cherokee Arts Center in Canton, Newnan, and Dawsonville.

Miracles from Heaven

Miracles from Heaven filmed entirely in Georgia. Photo: Gravitational Productions LLC
Miracles from Heaven filmed entirely in Georgia. Photo: Gravitational Productions LLC

A woman discovers that her daughter has a rare, incurable disease. The girl has a freak accident and wakes up completely healed, much to the surprise of her doctors. Based on a true story, this film used backgrounds like the Georgia Aquarium, Gibbs Gardens and Dunwoody High School.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water

SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water filmed in Savannah. Photo: Paramount Worldwide Productions
SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water filmed in Savannah. Photo: Paramount Worldwide Productions

This live action version of the animated series features SpongeBob coming into our dimension in search of a secret recipe. Scenes were shot on Savannah's Broughton Street and on Tybee Island.

Caroline Eubanks

Caroline Eubanks is a freelance writer, travel blogger and film geek from Atlanta. She writes about travel in the South and beyond for BBC Travel, Afar, AAA, and her websites, This Is My South and Caroline in the City.

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