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The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine  

Ranker Film
287 votes 12 voters 81 items

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

Which of these movies about Maine are the best? It's time to vote up the best movies set in Maine, the Pine Tree State. Some of these movies were actually filmed in Maine but all of them are about or partially set in Maine. Situated in the heart of New England, Maine is the inspiration or setting for classic movies and cult favorites. From Welcome to Mooseport to The Shawshank Redemption, it's time to finally determine the greatest Maine movies. You will also find several movies inspired by Stephen King as many of his stories take place in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. 

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

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Dolores Claiborne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Strathairn
Dolores Claiborne is a 1995 American psychological thriller drama film directed by Taylor Hackford, it is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. In 1995, Dolores Claiborne (Kathy ...more
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Cloudburst is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Kristin Booth
Cloudburst is a 2011 Canadian-American adventure comedy-drama film by American-Canadian writer and director Thom Fitzgerald, starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, which premiered at the ...more
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Behind the Wall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Lindy Booth, Lawrence Dane, Andy Jones
Behind the Wall is a 2008 USA/Canada production horror film directed by Paul Schneider. It stars Lindy Booth, Lawrence Dane, James Thomas in the lead roles. The film centres on a lighthouse in ...more
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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Dakota Fanning
Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the popular book of the same name by E. B. White. It is directed by Gary Winick and produced by Paramount ...more
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It: Chapter Two is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain
It: Chapter Two is a 2019 American horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. 27 years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a ...more
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Pet Sematary Two is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Edward Furlong, Clancy Brown, Anthony Edwards
Pet Sematary Two is a 1992 horror film directed by Mary Lambert. The screenplay was written by Richard Outten. It is the sequel to the 1989 film Pet Sematary. The film stars Edward Furlong, ...more
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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham
The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more
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Andre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Joshua Jackson, Keith Carradine, Gregory Smith
Andre is a 1994 family comedy feature film starring Tina Majorino about a child's encounter with a seal. The film is an adaptation of the book A Seal Called Andre, which in turn was based on a ...more
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Dreamcatcher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Morgan Freeman, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis
Dreamcatcher is a 2003 science fiction horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. It was directed by Lawrence Kasdan, and co-written by Kasdan and screenwriter William ...more
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It is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter
It is a 1990 psychological horror/drama miniseries based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. The story revolves around an inter-dimensional predatory life-form, which has the ability to ...more
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Pete's Dragon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons
Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action/animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions. It is a live-action film but one of its title characters, a dragon named Elliott, is animated. The story ...more
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Wedding Wars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
John Stamos, Eric Dane, James Brolin
Wedding Wars is a 2006 LGBT romantic comedy film starring John Stamos, Eric Dane, Bonnie Somerville, James Brolin and Sean Maher. Executive produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, the film was ...more
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Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby
Pet Sematary is a 1989 American horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. Directed by Mary Lambert and written by King. Andrew Hubatsek was cast for Zelda's role. Author ...more
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Prophecy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Talia Shire, Armand Assante, Robert Foxworth
Prophecy is a 1979 science fiction-horror film directed by John Frankenheimer and written by David Seltzer. It stars Robert Foxworth, Talia Shire and Armand Assante. This is an ecological fable ...more
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Riding the Bullet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
David Arquette, Erika Christensen, Barbara Hershey
Riding the Bullet is a 2004 horror film, directed by Mick Garris. It is an adaptation of a Stephen King novella of the same name. The movie, which received a limited theatrical release, was not ...more
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Deep Waters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Cesar Romero, Dean Stockwell, Dana Andrews
Deep Waters is a 1948 drama film directed by Henry King. The film is based on the 1946 novel Spoonhandle written by Ruth Moore and was nominated for a 1949 Academy Award for Best Special ...more
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The Tommyknockers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Marg Helgenberger, Traci Lords, Jimmy Smits
The Tommyknockers is a 1993 television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It was directed by John Power, and starred Marg Helgenberger and Jimmy Smits in the two ...more
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Confidentially Connie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Confidentially Connie Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, Gene Lockhart
Confidentially Connie is a 1963 film directed by Edward Buzzell.
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Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson
Aquaman is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the DC Comics character, directed by James Wan. The ruler of Atlantis, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is caught between land dwellers that are ...more
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The Uninvited is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Elizabeth Banks, Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel
The Uninvited is a 2009 American psychological horror film directed by the Guard Brothers, and starring Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel and David Strathairn. It is a remake of ...more
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Camp Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Matt Dallas, Brendan Bradley, Kyle Lupo
Camp Slaughter is a 2005 science fiction horror film written and directed by Alex Pucci, and co-written by Draven Gonzales.
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Empire Falls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Paul Newman, Helen Hunt, Robin Wright
Empire Falls is a two-part mini-series that aired on HBO in 2005. It was based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name which was written by Richard Russo. It was nominated for and ...more
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A Return to Salem's Lot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Tara Reid, Michael Moriarty, Evelyn Keyes
A Return to Salem's Lot is a 1987 horror film written and directed by Larry Cohen.
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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz
Dark Shadows is a 2012 American horror comedy film loosely based on the gothic television soap opera Dark Shadows that was broadcast between 1966 and 1971. The film was directed by Tim Burton ...more
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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman
The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 ...more