Movies Filmed
in the Napa Valley

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The Napa Valley is a favorite place for photographers of all types. It's a frequent setting for television commercials (particularly automobile) as well as TV shows (remember "Falconcrest"?) and feature-length films.

Here's a list of movies reported to have been at least partially filmed (or had post-production done) in the Napa Valley. Links are provided courtesy of the Internet Movie Database.

If you know of others, or of details about the Napa Valley connection of each of these films, please let us know at and we'll add that information to the page. If you know of any errors on this page, please also let us know.

Apocalypse Now (1979)

A former Napa High student reports: "The sound effects were done at Memorial Stadium using Napa High School students. We did a lot of yelling as a group for the riot scene with the USO. Several students were then kept after the group was released and were taped running on the steps and the grass with and without shoes."

Some exterior shots were also done in the valley.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola (owner of Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery in Rutherford)

Marlon Brando
Robert Duvall
Martin Sheen
Sam Bottoms
Laurence Fishburne
Dennis Hopper
Harrison Ford

Black Rain (1989)

Michael Douglas
Andy Garcia
Kate Capshaw

Deadly Harvest (1972) (TV)

Exterior scenes at a house just north of Yountville.

Richard Boone
Michael Constantine
Patty Duke

Dying Young (1991)

Julia Roberts
Colleen Dewhurst
Ellen Burstyn

Gates of Heaven (1978) (Documentary)

Fascinating. Highly rated. Bubbling Well Pet Memorial Park, located just outside Napa.

Howard the Duck (1986)

This duck was a turkey. Some scenes filmed at a now torn-down "restaurant" on the Carneros Highway just outside Napa.

Lea Thompson
Jeffrey Jones
Tim Robbins

Hunters Are for Killing (1970) (TV)

Martin Balsam
Melvyn Douglas
Suzanne Pleshette
Burt Reynolds
Larry Storch

Killer Bees (1974) (TV)

Gloria Swanson
Kate Jackson
Don McGovern
Edward Albert
Craig Stevens

Moonraker (1979)

Roger Moore

My Old Man's Place (1972)

Mitchell Ryan
William Devane
Peter Donat
Arthur Kennedy
Michael Moriartys

Pollyanna (1960)

Jane Wyman
Richard Egan
Karl Malden
Adolphe Menjou
Agnes Moorehead
Hayley Mills

Shoot the Moon (1982)

Script by Napa Valley screenwriter Bo Goldman.

Albert Finney
Karen Allen
Diane Keaton
Peter Weller
Viveka Davis

They Knew What They Wanted (1940)

Tom Ewell
Frank Fay
William Gargan
Charles Laughton
Carole Lombard
Karl Malden

Remake of: Lady to Love, A (1930) and Secret Hour, The (1928)

The Parent Trap (1998)

Portions were filmed at the Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford

Lindsay Lohan
Dennis Quaid
Natasha Richardson

The Unholy Wife (1957)

Rod Steiger
Tom Tryon
Marie Windsor
Diana Dors

This Earth Is Mine (1959)

Rock Hudson
Jean Simmons
Claude Rains
Dorothy McGuire

Walk in the Clouds, A (1995)

Extensive Napa Valley locations including:
Mount Veeder Winery, Napa
Mayacamas Winery, Napa
Beringer Vineyards, St. Helena
Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena
Duckhorn Vineyards, St. Helena

Keanu Reeves
Aitana Sanchez-Gijon
Anthony Quinn

Wild in the Country (1961)

Elvis Presley
Tuesday Weld
John Ireland
Hope Lange
Millie Perkins
Gary Lockwood

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