Did You Know That These Movies Were Filmed in Mendocino?

There are some great classic films that were shot right here in Mendocino. With a gorgeous oceanfront coastline, magnificent redwood forests, and beautiful meadows and wilderness, it’s a prime location for a beautiful backdrop. And Hollywood seems to think so as well. The very first movie filmed in Mendocino was a documentary about redwood trees in the area. Beginning in 1916, there were then 17 silent movies filmed in the area. Since that time, there have been 43 movies filmed in Mendocino with sound. This list includes the famous TV series “Murder She Wrote” as well as popular films such as “East of Eden” and “Island of the Blue Dolphins.” Discover more about the unique film culture that exists here in Mendocino. And when you stay at Sea Rock Inn, you will be able to watch all of them- we have them for you to watch!

California has a rich art scene, and these movies filmed in Mendocino are a result of talented creatives, a beautiful landscape, and a filmgoing culture that you will discover during your visit! Explore more artistic endeavors when you stay at Sea Rock Inn. Just read our free Vacation Guide to find more activities to add to your itinerary.

A List of Movies Filmed in Mendocino, CA

  • Frenchman’s Creek
  • East of Eden
  • Johnny Belinda
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • The Russians Are Coming
  • Summer of ‘42
  • The Dunwich Horror
  • Slither
  • Same Time Next Year
  • Strangers
  • Humanoids From the Deep
  • Dead and Buried
  • Cujo
  • Racing With the Moon
  • The Killing Time
  • Overboard
  • Wired
  • Karate Kid III
  • Dying Young
  • Forever Young
  • Pontiac Moon
  • The Majestic

Come to the Mendocino Film Festival

One great way to witness the filmmaking process come to fruition here in Mendocino is by attending our premier local film festival. The Mendocino Film Festival is a perfect mix of innovative filmmakers as well as fun events leading up to the main showings. The first step to a successful film festival experience is checking out the Mendocino Film Festival program book. This will walk you through the specific events you are planning on attending. Two weekends and over 50 films offer quite the variety, so you are sure to be enticed by at least something in the program book. The venues are also within easy walking distance of each other, creating an ideal festival village! Then, be sure to note screening dates and times to plan out your Mendocino Film Festival schedule.

Watch These Movies Filmed in Mendocino at Sea Rock Inn

Having fantastic events like the Mendocino Film Festival in our area is one of the reasons why so many people enjoy visiting us on the Northern California Coast. And it’s the reason that so many filmmakers are drawn to our gorgeous coastline. Be sure to consider staying with us at Sea Rock Inn during your movie getaway. The spectacular views from our cliffside property perfectly embody the inspiration that arises through the lens. Enjoy the same views you may have seen in some of your favorite films with a glass of wine on our lawn or in your room. Or, watch some of these great movies, which are available for your viewing pleasure!