Top 5 Macon Movie Mentions

Georgia has been the location for hundreds of feature films, commercials, and music videos, along with television movies, series, and specials.  But Macon, in particular, is attractive enough that it is mentioned in many films.  Here are 5 Films that Mention Macon.

1.  hart's war

Hart's War is a 2002 American thriller drama film about a World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp based on the novel by John Katzenbach, starring Bruce Willis and co-starring Terrence Howard.  In the film, Terrence Howard portrays an African American pilot on trial for the retaliatory killing of a Staff Sergeant.  

Macon Mention:  (Howard) "If I wanted to kill a cracker," Scott says, "I could have stayed at home in Macon."

2.  the butler

The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.

Macon Mention:  (Voice Over) "As Cecil continues to wait he has a flashback to his past in 1926, Macon, Georgia where Cecil grew up on a cotton farm."

3.  midnight in the garden of good and evil

In Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, New York journalist John Kelso arrives in Savannah, Georgia to cover one of the lavish Christmas parties held by wealthy antique dealer Jim Williams.  But after his host shoots a young employee, Billy Hanson, Kelso finds himself following the case with a view to writing a book, and making enquiries that might help substantiate Williams' self-defence plea.  While meeting such locals as the transvestite nightclub artiste and a voodoo queen, Kelso uncovers a whole new world beneath the colorful, conservative veneer of Savannah society.

Macon Mention:  (Spacey) "I was born in Gordon, Georgia, a little town outside of Macon. My father was a barber, sometimes house builder. My mother was a secretary. What money I have is about eleven years old."

4.  driving miss daisy

Driving Miss Daisy affectionately covers the 25-year relationship between a wealthy, strong-willed Southern matron and her equally indomitable Black chauffeur, Hoke.  Both employer and employee are outsiders, Hoke because of the color of his skin, Miss Daisy because she is Jewish in a WASP-dominated society. It is only when Hoke is retired and Miss Daisy is confined to a home for the elderly that the two fully realize that they've been friends and kindred spirits all along.

Macon Mention:  (Freeman) "Yes, sir. Yes, sir, I sure do. And, don't you worry about a thing, Mr. Werthan! I'm gonna hold on no matter how she run me. You see, I used to rassle hogs down yonder in Macon, and, let me tell you, ain't no hog got away from me yet!"

5.  get on up

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, Get on Up gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Macon Mention:  (Smith) "You got a hundred bucks?  No, man. - Rob a liquor store. You take a hundred bucks down to WIBB in Macon.  Ask for Big Saul, say Richard sent you."

For more Macon mentions, check out our Top 5 Songs That Name Macon In The Title.