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The Best Indiana Movies

Updated February 1, 2019 470 votes 26 voters58 items

List RulesRegardless 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.

  • 1
    Hoosiers
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    Hoosiers

    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

    Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film directed by David Anspaugh. A coach with a checkered past (Gene... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Rudy
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    5

    Rudy

    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

    Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    A History of Violence
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    5

    A History of Violence

    Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    A Christmas Story
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    5

    A Christmas Story

    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

    Released1983

    Directed byBob Clark

    A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Say It Isn't So
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    8

    Say It Isn't So

    Heather Graham, Sarah Silverman

    Released2001

    Directed byJames B. Rogers

    Say It Isn't So is a 2001 American comedy film starring Chris Klein and Heather Graham as two... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Breaking Away
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    2

    Breaking Away

    Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley

    Released1979

    Directed byPeter Yates

    Breaking Away is a 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film that follows a group of four... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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    2

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

    Released1977

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Eight Men Out
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    2

    Eight Men Out

    Charlie Sheen, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Sayles

    Eight Men Out is a drama film based on Eliot Asinof's 1963 book 8 Men Out. It was written and... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Kinsey
    10
    8

    Kinsey

    Liam Neeson, Tim Curry

    Released2004

    Directed byBill Condon

    Kinsey is a 2004 American biographical drama film written and directed by Bill Condon. It... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Now and Then
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    8

    Now and Then

    Demi Moore, Christina Ricci

    Released1995

    Directed byLesli Linka Glatter

    Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Turbo
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    8

    Turbo

    Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2013

    Directed byDavid Soren

    Turbo is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy sports film produced by DreamWorks... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Dillinger
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    5

    Dillinger

    Richard Dreyfuss, Cloris Leachman

    Released1973

    Directed byJohn Milius

    Dillinger is a 1973 gangster film about the life and criminal exploits of notorious bank... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Sleepwalkers
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    Sleepwalkers

    Mark Hamill, Stephen King

    Released1992

    Directed byMick Garris

    Sleepwalkers is a 1992 American horror film based on an original screenplay by Stephen King... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Terror Squad
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    5

    Terror Squad

    Chuck Connors, Ken Foree

    Released1987

    Directed byPeter Maris

    Terror Squad is an 1987 film directed by Peter Maris and set in Kokomo, Indiana. The film is... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    A Christmas Story 2
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    5

    A Christmas Story 2

    Daniel Stern, Stacey Travis

    Released2012

    Directed byBrian Levant

    A Christmas Story 2 is a 2012 film directed by Brian Levant and starring Braeden Lemasters.... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Hard Rain
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    8

    Hard Rain

    Morgan Freeman, Betty White

    Released1998

    Directed byMikael Salomon

    Hard Rain is a 1998 American/British action thriller film, produced by Mark Gordon, written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Home in Indiana
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    5

    Home in Indiana

    Walter Brennan, Ward Bond

    Released1944

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Home in Indiana is a 1944 film directed by Henry Hathaway. The film, that stars Walter... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Excuse My Dust
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    Excuse My Dust

    Red Skelton, William Demarest

    Released1951

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Roy Rowland, Edward Sedgwick

    Excuse My Dust is a 1951 film directed by Roy Rowland.
  • 19
    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk

    Released2012

    Directed byTimur Bekmambetov

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American dark fantasy action horror film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Four Friends
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    Four Friends

    Mercedes Ruehl, Glenne Headly

    Released1981

    Directed byArthur Penn

    Four Friends is a 1981 American Comedy-drama film directed by Arthur Penn. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    American Teen
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    American Teen

    Megan Krizmanich, Hannah Bailey

    Released2008

    Directed byNanette Burstein

    American Teen is a 2008 documentary film directed by Nanette Burstein and produced by 57th &... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Dillinger
    5
    5

    Dillinger

    Anne Jeffreys, Marc Lawrence

    Released1945

    Directed byMax Nosseck

    Dillinger is a 1945 gangster film telling the story of John Dillinger. The film was directed... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Diving In
    5
    5

    Diving In

    Burt Young

    Directed byStrathford Hamilton

    Diving In is a 1990 American film directed by Strathford Hamilton and starring Matt Adler.
  • 24
    Falling from Grace
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    Falling from Grace

    John Mellencamp, Mariel Hemingway

    Released1992

    Directed byJohn Mellencamp

    Falling from Grace is a 1992 drama film, produced by Little B and distributed by Columbia... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Flubber
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    2

    Flubber

    Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden

    Released1997

    Directed byLes Mayfield

    Flubber is a 1997 comedy film and a remake of The Absent-Minded Professor, directed by Les... more on Wikipedia