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The Best Indiana Movies  

Ranker Film
217 votes 21 voters 60 items

List Rules Regardless of where the movie was filmed, it must be set in Indiana. Vote up the best movies with Indiana as the backdrop.

Which of these movies about Indiana are the best? It's time to vote up the best movies set in the Hoosier State. Some of these movies were actually filmed in Indiana but all of them are about or partially set in Indiana. With a few movies set in or around Indianapolis, the state of Indiana is the inspiration or setting for classic movies and cult favorites. From Hoosiers to A History of Violence, it's time to finally determine the greatest Indiana movies.

Vote up the best movies based in Indiana. Be sure to check back to see what other voters think about these Indiana films. Don't see your favorite famous Indiana movie? Add it to the list and find out how other film aficionados rank your additions.

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Hoosiers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey
Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh. It tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship. It ...more
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Rudy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography
Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of ...more
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A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward
A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, based on his book In God We Trust: All ...more
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A History of Violence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris
This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson. It is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke. ...more
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Breaking Away is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, Daniel Stern
Breaking Away is a 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film that follows a group of four male teenagers in Bloomington, Indiana, who have recently graduated from high school. It stars ...more
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Eight Men Out is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Charlie Sheen, Christopher Lloyd, John Cusack
Eight Men Out is a drama film based on Eliot Asinof's 1963 book 8 Men Out. It was written and directed by John Sayles. The film is a dramatization of Major League Baseball's Black Sox scandal, ...more
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The Judge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Leighton Meester, Robert Duvall
The Judge is a 2014 drama film written by Bill Dubuque, Nick Schenk and David Seidler; and directed by David Dobkin.
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Knute Rockne, All American is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Ronald Reagan, Brian Keith, George Reeves
Knute Rockne, All American is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of Knute Rockne, Notre Dame football coach. It stars Pat O'Brien portraying the role of Rockne and Ronald Reagan as ...more
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Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum
Public Enemies is a 2009 American film directed by Michael Mann and written by Mann, Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman. It is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough's non-fiction book. Set during the ...more
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Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers
Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, ...more
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Falling from Grace is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
John Mellencamp, Mariel Hemingway, John Prine
Falling from Grace is a 1992 drama film, produced by Little B and distributed by Columbia Pictures. Rock singer John Mellencamp makes his acting and directorial debut in this story by Lonesome ...more
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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Chris Rock, Jim Brown, Damon Wayans
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is a 1988 parody film of blaxploitation movies written, directed by, and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. Featured in the film are several noteworthy African American actors ...more
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Rage at Dawn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Forrest Tucker, Edgar Buchanan, Randolph Scott
Rage at Dawn is a 1955 American Western film by RKO Pictures starring Randolph Scott and Forrest Tucker, and featuring Denver Pyle, Edgar Buchanan, Mala Powers and J. Carrol Naish. It purports ...more
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Beverly Lane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Beverly Lane Jim O'Rear
Beverly Lane is 2010 comedy horror written and directed by Joshua Hull. It stars Jim O'Rear, Noah East, Raymond Kester, Donald A. Becker, James Copeland, and Mark A. Nash. East plays an office ...more
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A Hoosier Romance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
A Hoosier Romance Colleen Moore, Eugenie Besserer, Harry McCoy
A Hoosier Romance is an 1918 Selig Polyscope film, featuring silent film actress Colleen Moore.
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Over the Hedge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell
Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film based on the characters from the United Media comic strip of the same name. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, and ...more
17
Say It Isn't So is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Heather Graham, Sarah Silverman, Sally Field
Say It Isn't So is a 2001 American comedy film starring Chris Klein and Heather Graham as two young lovers who come to believe that they are actually siblings. The film is directed by J.B. ...more
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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey
Columbus is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Kogonada. A Korean-born, American-raised man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The ...more
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Turbo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds
Turbo is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy sports film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on an original idea by David Soren, who also ...more
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Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Liam Neeson, Tim Curry, John Lithgow
Kinsey is a 2004 American biographical drama film written and directed by Bill Condon. It describes the life of Alfred Charles Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of sexology. His 1948 publication, ...more
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Now and Then is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell
Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gaby Hoffmann, Demi Moore, ...more
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Dillinger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Richard Dreyfuss, Cloris Leachman, Michelle Phillips
Dillinger is a 1973 gangster film about the life and criminal exploits of notorious bank robber John Dillinger. It stars Warren Oates as Dillinger and Ben Johnson as his pursuer, FBI Agent ...more
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A Christmas Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Daniel Stern, Stacey Travis, Garry Chalk
A Christmas Story 2 is a 2012 film directed by Brian Levant and starring Braeden Lemasters. The movie is a sequel to the 1983 & 1994 films A Christmas Story & My Summer Story ...more
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Home in Indiana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, June Haver
Home in Indiana is a 1944 film directed by Henry Hathaway. The film, that stars Walter Brennan, Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain, June Haver and Charlotte Greenwood, is based on the story The ...more
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Terror Squad is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Chuck Connors, Ken Foree, Kavi Raz
Terror Squad is an 1987 film directed by Peter Maris and set in Kokomo, Indiana. The film is notable for its bungling characters and poor production quality. The film is especially famous in ...more