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The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine

Updated May 18, 2020 692 votes 48 voters 4.2k views80 items

List RulesRegardless 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.

  • The Shawshank Redemption1
    17
    6

    The Shawshank Redemption

    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth

    Released1994

    Directed byFrank Darabont

    The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont...  more
  • Charlotte's Web2
    12
    2

    Charlotte's Web

    Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey

    Released2006

    Directed byGary Winick

    Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the...  more
  • It3
    12
    2

    It

    Tim Curry, Seth Green

    Released1990

    Directed byTommy Lee Wallace

    It is a 1990 psychological horror/drama miniseries based on Stephen King's novel of the same...  more
  • It4
    14
    6

    It

    Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård

    Released2017

    Directed byAndy Muschietti

    It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by...  more
  • Carrie5
    12
    5

    Carrie

    Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2013

    Directed byKimberly Peirce

    Carrie is a 2013 American supernatural horror film. It is the third film adaptation of Stephen...  more
  • The Iron Giant6
    10
    3

    The Iron Giant

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

    Released1999

    Directed byBrad Bird

    The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both...  more
  • Aquaman7
    10
    3

    Aquaman

    Jason Momoa, Amber Heard

    Released2018

    Directed byJames Wan

    Aquaman is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the DC Comics character, directed by James...  more
  • Dolores Claiborne8
    8
    2

    Dolores Claiborne

    Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released1995

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Dolores Claiborne is a 1995 American psychological thriller drama film directed by Taylor...  more
  • It: Chapter Two9
    6
    0

    It: Chapter Two

    Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy

    Released2019

    Directed byAndy Muschietti

    It: Chapter Two is a 2019 American horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986...  more
  • Dark Shadows10
    7
    2

    Dark Shadows

    Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released2012

    Directed byTim Burton

    Dark Shadows is a 2012 American horror comedy film loosely based on the gothic television soap...  more
  • Jinxed11
    7
    4

    Jinxed

    Ciara Bravo, Keegan Connor Tracy

    Released2013

    Directed byStephen Herek

    Jinxed is an American fantasy-comedy television film that premiered on Nickelodeon on November...  more
  • Welcome to Mooseport12
    6
    3

    Welcome to Mooseport

    Gene Hackman, Fred Savage

    Released2004

    Directed byDonald Petrie

    Welcome to Mooseport is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Ray...  more
  • Casper13
    7
    5

    Casper

    Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman

    Released1995

    Directed byBrad Silberling, Phil Nibbelink

    Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman,...  more
  • Cloudburst14
    7
    5

    Cloudburst

    Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker

    Released2011

    Directed byThom Fitzgerald

    Cloudburst is a 2011 Canadian-American adventure comedy-drama film by American-Canadian writer...  more
  • Dreamcatcher15
    5
    2

    Dreamcatcher

    Morgan Freeman, Timothy Olyphant

    Released2003

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    Dreamcatcher is a 2003 science fiction horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the...  more
  • The Good Son16
    7
    7

    The Good Son

    Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood

    Released1993

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

    The Good Son is a 1993 American psychological thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben and...  more
  • The Mist17
    6
    5

    The Mist

    Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden

    Released2007

    Directed byFrank Darabont

    The Mist is a 2007 American science fiction horror film directed by Frank Darabont, and based...  more
  • It Happened to Jane18
    7
    7

    It Happened to Jane

    Doris Day, Jack Lemmon

    Released1959

    Directed byRichard Quine

    It Happened to Jane is a 1959 romantic comedy film starring Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, and Ernie...  more
  • Lake Placid19
    7
    7

    Lake Placid

    Betty White, Mariska Hargitay

    Released1999

    Directed bySteve Miner

    Lake Placid is a 1999 American monster horror comedy film. The film was written by David E....  more
  • The Cider House Rules20
    5
    5

    The Cider House Rules

    Charlize Theron, Michael Caine

    Released1999

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    The Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on John...  more
  • The Whales of August21
    7
    7

    The Whales of August

    Bette Davis, Vincent Price

    Released1987

    Directed byLindsay Anderson

    The Whales of August is a 1987 film based on a play by David Berry and stars Bette Davis and...  more
  • Bag of Bones22
    5
    5

    Bag of Bones

    Anika Noni Rose, Annabeth Gish

    Released2011

    Directed byMick Garris

    Bag of Bones (A&E, 2011) is an American horror television miniseries directed by Mick Garris,...  more
  • Beneath the Harvest Sky23
    7
    7

    Beneath the Harvest Sky

    Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe
  • Home Alone: The Holiday Heist24
    4
    4

    Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

    Malcolm McDowell, Ed Asner

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Hewitt

    Home Alone: The Holiday Heist is a 2012 American comedy television film and the fifth...  more
  • Cujo25
    6
    7

    Cujo

    Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro

    Released1983

    Directed byLewis Teague

    Cujo is a 1983 American psychological horror/thriller film based on Stephen King's novel of...  more