Our Top 5 series continues every Thursday
This summer, we took a stab at the Top 5 Basketball Movies of all time. Today, it’s time to go bigger.
Ranking the top five movies filmed in South Florida is like trying to rank the Miami Dolphins’ cheerleaders. Hmm… These are the top five movies along with a 5A-E because leaving Ace Ventura off this list would hurt my insides. Al Pacino is this list’s MVP.
*Note: These aren’t necessarily movies based in South Florida, but movies actually filmed — at least partially — in South Florida.
Honorable Mention: 2 Fast 2 Furious, Bad Boys, and Pain & Gain
First One Out: Birdcage (!)
5E. Ace Ventura
5D. True Lies
Fun tidbit via IMDB:
The bridge that was blown up was an 80′ model of the 7 Mile Bridge. The old bridge (where they did the shot) was already “blown up”, when they opened the new bridge. The bridge had sections removed so that taller boats could pass through without the need for a drawbridge.
5C. There’s Something About Mary
If you haven’t seen Porky’s, you should. It makes American Pie look like Michael Egnew.
One of the true classics of the James Bond franchise. Sean Connery. 1964.
5. Any Given Sunday
By no means a masterpiece, but its entertainment value is tremendous. Willie Beamen is a regular on this site and one of the best roles in sports movie history. The Orange Bowl was the home of the Miami Sharks, clad in the coolest, simplest, most intimidating uniforms of this life.
Oh and Al Pacino’s speech about inches is the best movie speech ever. I’m sorry if you have to deal with Youtube’s 30-second pre roll. Those are abominations on our 10-second attention spans.
4. Bad Boys 2
Like Any Given Sunday, this sequel isn’t a fundamentally-sound movie, but its rewatchability is off the charts. I don’t think I’ve ever passed up a Bad Boys 2 showing.
Al Pacino. Classic Miami. Say hello to No. 3.
The greatest comedy and sports movie of all time. Epic scenes. Epic characters. A perfect movie, filmed in Boca, Davie, and Lauderdale.
1. The Godfather II
Amazing how much trailers have changed.