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The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine  

Ranker Film
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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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It is listed (or ranked) 1 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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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 2 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
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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Welcome to Mooseport is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
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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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Julianne Moore, Chloë 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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Cloudburst is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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) 8 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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Dolores Claiborne is listed (or ranked) 9 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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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
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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It is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor
It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied ...more
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Bag of Bones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
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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Casper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
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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Jinxed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Jinxed Ciara Bravo, Keegan Connor Tracy, Jay Brazeau
Jinxed is an American fantasy-comedy television film that premiered on Nickelodeon on November 29, 2013. The film stars Ciara Bravo and Jack Griffo. The film was shot entirely in Vancouver, ...more
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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
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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The Cider House Rules is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
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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Andre is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 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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Pet Sematary Two is listed (or ranked) 19 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) 20 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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It Happened to Jane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
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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Cujo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Ed Lauter
Cujo is a 1983 American psychological horror/thriller film based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. It was directed by Lewis Teague, and written by Don Carlos Dunaway and Lauren Currier.
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The Whales of August is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
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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Beneath the Harvest Sky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
Beneath the Harvest Sky Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe
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The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine
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