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The Best Indiana Movies  

Ranker Film
212 votes 19 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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The Judge is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Rage at Dawn is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Knute Rockne, All American is listed (or ranked) 4 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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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Falling from Grace is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Beverly Lane is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Over the Hedge is listed (or ranked) 8 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
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The Legend of the Reno Brother... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
The Legend of the Reno Brothers
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Original Gangstas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Paul Winfield
Original Gangstas is a 1996 action movie filmed and set in urban Gary, Indiana starring Blaxploitation film stars such as Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Jim Brown, and Richard Roundtree. The film ...more
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June Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Bette Davis, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Montgomery
June Bride is a 1948 American comedy film directed by Bretaigne Windust. Ranald MacDougall's screenplay, based on the unproduced play Feature for June by Eileen Tighe and Graeme Lorimer, was ...more
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She Made Them Do It is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
She Made Them Do It Jenna Dewan Tatum, Mackenzie Phillips, Steve Bacic
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Raintree County is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Lee Marvin
Raintree County is a 1957 American Technicolor melodramatic film set during the American Civil War, directed by Edward Dmytryk. It stars Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, and ...more
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So Dear to My Heart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Burl Ives, Bobby Driscoll, Harry Carey
So Dear to My Heart is a 1949 feature film produced by Walt Disney, whose world premiere was in Indianapolis on January 19, 1949, released by RKO Radio Pictures. Like 1946's Song of the South, ...more
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Four Friends is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Mercedes Ruehl, Glenne Headly, Craig Wasson
Four Friends is a 1981 American Comedy-drama film directed by Arthur Penn. The semi-autobiographical screenplay by Steve Tesich follows the path of the title characters from high school to ...more
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Remember the Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Claudette Colbert, Shepperd Strudwick, John Payne
Remember the Day is a 1941 film released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Henry King, and starring Claudette Colbert and John Payne.
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My Summer Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Mary Steenburgen, Charles Grodin, Glenn Shadix
My Summer Story, originally released in theaters as It Runs in the Family, is a 1994 film that follows the further adventures of Ralphie Parker and his family from the holiday hit A Christmas ...more
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Little Big Top is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Little Big Top Richard Riehle, Sid Haig, Jacob Zachar
Little Big Top is 2006 American comedy film written and directed by Ward Roberts and starring Sid Haig, Richard Riehle, Hollis Resnik, Mel England, and Jacob Zachar. The film tells the story of ...more
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A Hoosier Romance is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Hoosiers is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Isn't It Romantic? is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Isn't It Romantic?
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I Was a Teenage Faust is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Morgan Fairchild, Robert Townsend, Noel Fisher
I Was a Teenage Faust is a 2002 made-for-television film of an adolescent who sells his soul to the Devil to achieve popularity. It was directed by Thom Eberhardt and although the film takes ...more
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The Jackpot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Natalie Wood, James Stewart, Barbara Hale
The Jackpot is a 1950 American comedy film directed by Walter Lang with James Stewart and Barbara Hale in the lead roles. It features a young Natalie Wood. The screenplay was based on a John ...more
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In the Company of Men is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
In the Company of Men Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy, Stacy Edwards
In the Company of Men is a 1997 Canadian/American black comedy written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy, and Stacy Edwards. The film, which was adapted from a ...more
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Lonesome Jim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Indiana Movies
Liv Tyler, Casey Affleck, Mary Kay Place
Lonesome Jim is a 2005 American comedy/drama film directed by Steve Buscemi. Filmed mostly in the city of Goshen, Indiana, the film stars Casey Affleck as a chronically depressed aspiring ...more