Did you know that hundreds of movies and TV shows have been filmed in our beautiful town and surrounding forests? It’s true! Big Bear has served as the backdrop for many, many Hollywood productions for over 100 years. With the gorgeous scenery, picturesque forests, glistening lake and the close proximity to L.A…it’s no wonder Big Bear has been chosen as a filming location for several movies, TV shows, commercials and photo shoots.
Just a few of the notable movies & shows that have been filmed up here are:
Gone With the Wind (1939), starring Clark Gable & Vivian Leigh
High Sierra (1941), starring Humphrey Bogart & Ida Lupino
Old Yeller (1957), a classic Walt Disney film
Bonanza (1959-1973), starring Michael Landon
The Parent Trap (1961), a classic Walt Disney film starring Hailey Mills. Scenes shot at Cedar Lake.
Kissin’ Cousins (1964), starring Elvis Presley. Scenes shot at the Gold Mountain Mine in Baldwin Lake.
Paint Your Wagon (1969), starring Clint Eastwood
War Games (1983), starring Matthew Broderick & Ally Sheedy. Scenes shot at 7-Eleven and the lake.
Double Dare (1986), a Nickelodeon show starring Mark Summers that featured several local youth.
The Wonder Years (1988-1994), starring Fred Savage. Scenes shot at the lake and the old drive-in.
The American President (1995), starring Michael Douglas & Annette Benning
The King of Queens (1998-2007), starring Kevin James & Leah Remini
City of Angels (1998), starring Nicholas Cage & Meg Ryan
Doctor Doolittle 1 & 2 (1998), starring Eddie Murphy
The Insider (1999), starring Al Pacino and Russell Crowe. Scenes shot in downtown Fawnskin.
Magnolia (1999), starring Tom Cruise
Beethoven’s 3rd (2000), starring Judge Reinhold. Scenes shot in The Village.
Grey’s Anatomy (2005- Present), starring Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey
When a Stranger Calls (2006), starring Camilla Belle and Brian Geraghty
Next (2007), starring Nicholas Cage and Julianna Moore
Blades of Glory (2007)- Starring Will Farrel and John Heder
The Orville (2017-Present)- starring Seth MacFarlane
And the list goes on…so many great movies. If you haven’t seen any, please take time to check them out. And if you have seen them, they’re all worth a re-watch. Keep your eyes peeled for Big Bear in the background.
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