Greatest #films made in #York

York has one of the most vibrant film communities in the UK right now prompting some industry insiders to compare it to the Vancouver of 15 years ago.  There’s a well documented indie film scene in the city, but we thought we’d share with you some of the major films to come out of the area that you might not be aware of.  Here are the 8 biggest films and their authentic movie posters:

(1) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secrets of the Ouse (1991)

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Those American marketing people don’t know how to spell

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of York’s River Ouse that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.

(2) Minsters, Inc (2001)

Definitely the authentic poster

Definitely the authentic poster

In order to power the city, large churches have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the largest cathedral in Europe, and after a child gets through, two churches realize things may not be what they think.

(3) Clifford’s Tower Heist (2011)

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Trouble at the top

When a group of hard-working guys find out they’ve fallen victim to their wealthy employer’s Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob an ancient fortification.

(4) Museum Garden State (2004)

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They don’t let sidecars in the park anymore.

A quietly troubled young man returns home from where he’s been having an overcrowded picnic for his mother’s funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.

(5) Romancing the Stonegate (1984)

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The jungle scenes were filmed at Go Ape in Dalby Forest

A romance writer sets off to York City Centre to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.

(6) Mystic River Foss (2003)

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Can you believe Clint Eastwood made an acclaimed movie in York!?

Three young boys, all the best of friends, are playing stick hockey on a side street near the port facilities on the River Foss…

(7) One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nestle (1975)

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Hollywood has a history of badly photoshopped posters

Upon admittance to a chocolate factory, a brash rebel rallies the workers to take on the oppressive head chocolatier.

(8) Monks Crossroads (2002)

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City centre trade bombed after Britney backed the shopping centre on York ring road.

Three childhood best friends, and a guy they just met, take a road trip across the country, finding themselves, their friendship and an out of town shopping centre in the process.


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