5 Georgia Movies Perfect for a Girls Night
Get your friends together for a movie night, featuring some of our favorite Georgia-filmed romantic comedies and romantic movies.
Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, "The Last Song" tells of a moody teenager sent to live with her father and falls for a boy whose background is vastly different from hers. The movie, starring Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, was filmed throughout coastal Georgia, including Tybee Island, Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah, and the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta makes a special appearance.
Sweet Home Alabama
A Southern girl abandons her small-town life in Alabama for a career in fashion in New York City. When her perfect boyfriend proposes, she must divorce her childhood sweetheart, but not if he has anything to say about it. Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Candace Bergen and Josh Lucas star in the film, which used locations like Oak Hill in Rome, the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, and Heavy's BBQ in Crawfordville.
After a disastrous blind date, Jim and Lauren agree to never see each other again. But soon they find themselves and their children stuck in one suite in an African resort. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star in the romantic comedy, which was filmed at Lanier Islands, historic downtown Buford, and the Mall of Georgia.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Named after the famous parenting book, this film follows the lives of a group of couples all dealing with impending parenthood. The star-studded cast includes Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Dennis Quaid, Matthew Morrison, Chris Rock, Brooklyn Decker, Chace Crawford and Anna Kendrick. It was filmed around Atlanta, including Piedmont Park, High Museum of Art, Smith’s Olde Bar, and the Georgia Aquarium.
This 2011 remake of the 1980s classic follows the same storyline of a town where dancing and rock music are banned. A newcomer arrives to shake things up. It stars Julianne Hough, Kenny Wormald and Dennis Quaid. Iconic scenes feature Covington’s Newton County Historic Courthouse and Atlanta’s Starlight Drive-In Theatre.