‘Purple Hearts’, which charted as the #1 Movie on Netflix, was filmed in Oceanside, CA! According to Visit Oceanside, the location has a longstanding relationship with Hollywood for filming feature films. This history dates back to 1914 when The Rose of Rancho was filmed in the beautiful town, and it was also a popular war movie location in the late 1940s. Some notable major motion pictures are Top Gun, Bring It On, Animal Kingdom, and Sands of Iwo Jima. It lies between Los Angeles and San Diego.
Today, Oceanside is the setting for the TNT drama Animal Kingdom. Viewers of the series can spot the pier, beach, train station, restaurants, surf shops and more. As for Purple Hearts, scenes from this love story were filmed at Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside Pier Plaza & Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater and at the main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base.