We’ve been watching a lot more movies than usual these days. What? What else are we gonna do in self-isolation? And the best part of watching your favourite flick is finding out that it was shot right here in Toronto! We love searching for little Easter eggs from around the city in these movies. It reminds us of the days when we could go outside and see the streets of Toronto in real life.
Regardless, here are 8 movies we bet you didn’t know were filmed in Toronto.
SHAPE OF WATER
It was the Oscar winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design, and Best Original Score in 2017. Whew, that was a mouthful. And it was shot right here in T dot Oh! It’s a film by Guillermo del Toro about a lady who falls in love with a fish-man-monster thing. This one’s a real trip, you should check it out.
GOOD WILL HUNTING
Even though this film takes place in Boston, a ton of it was shot right here in Toronto. Interior shots of the University of Toronto stood in for MIT and Harvard in this classic flick.
In this movie, Toronto was pretending to be New York City. Directed by Ron Howard, Cinderella Man is a biopic about heavyweight champion James J. Braddock. Plus, the movie got three Academy Award noms. Not too shabby!
Looking for a little creepy to keep you entertained? This is the flick for you! It was filmed in Port Hope, Oshawa, and of course Toronto. If you want to distract yourself from the creepy clown, just focus on spotting the streets of Riverdale while you watch.
Nothing like a superhero movie to make you feel like you can get through anything. This flick, starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto, is sure to pull you out of your quarantine slump.
It was Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut. And boy, she did not disappoint. This 1999 drama is quickly becoming one of the classics. And in it, Toronto is standing in for Detroit, Michigan.
OMG, this one is so fetch. Remember that scene where the mathletes compete and Cady has the famous line “the limit does not exist”? Yup, that was shot at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall! There are tons of other Toronto Easter eggs in the film like Sherway Gardens mall, a house on the Bridal Path, and loads more.
Why not spend an afternoon watching a movie about a serial murderer? Christian Bale absolutely kills in this movie. Haha, get it? Cause he’s a killer. Anyway… It was shot in Toronto, so check it out!
So hit up these flicks while you’re stuck at home. With Toronto standing in for so many other cities across tons of movies, we’re wondering who the real starring actor is…