Entertainment The Best Maine Movies  

Ranker Film
202 votes 7 voters 80 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 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 The Shawshank Redemption to The Cider House Rules, it's time to finally determine the greatest Maine movies. You will also find several movies inspired by Stephen King as he's set many stories in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. 

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

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It is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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

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Welcome to Mooseport is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Maine Movies
Gene Hackman, Fred Savage, Ray Romano
Welcome to Mooseport is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Ray Romano, in his first full-length live-action film, and Gene Hackman. It was filmed in Jackson's ...more

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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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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Behind the Wall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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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Cloudburst is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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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Dolores Claiborne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Maine Movies
Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins
The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and ...more

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Bag of Bones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Maine Movies
Anika Noni Rose, Annabeth Gish
Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, unable to cope after his wife's sudden death, returns to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between a young ...more

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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Maine Movies
Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden
The Mist is a 2007 American science fiction horror film based on the 1980 novella of the same name by Stephen King. The film was written and directed by Frank Darabont, who had previously ...more

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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Maine Movies
Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloƫ 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 Cider House Rules is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Maine Movies
Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd
The Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on John Irving's novel of the same name. The film won two Academy Awards, and was nominated for the ...more

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Beneath the Harvest Sky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Maine Movies
Beneath the Harvest Sky Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe

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Casper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Maine Movies
Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty
Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, and Amy Brenneman, based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and ...more

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Andre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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) 16 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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 Happened to Jane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Maine Movies
Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Steve Forrest
It Happened to Jane is a 1959 romantic comedy film starring Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, and Ernie Kovacs directed by Richard Quine and written by Norman Katkov and Max Wilk. The film was co-produced ...more

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The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Maine Movies
Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt
This film is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay by Jeffrey Boam was based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film stars ...more

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The Whales of August is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Maine Movies
Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Mary Steenburgen
The Whales of August is a 1987 film based on a play by David Berry and stars Bette Davis and Lillian Gish as elderly sisters. Also in the cast were Ann Sothern as one of their friends, and ...more

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Maine Movies
Julianne Moore, Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Judy Greer
Carrie is a 2013 American supernatural horror film. It is the third film adaptation of Stephen King's 1974 novel of the same name, though Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Screen Gems, who produced the ...more

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Confidentially Connie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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) 22 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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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Wedding Wars is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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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Deep Waters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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) 25 on the list The Best Maine Movies
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