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The Best Movies Set In The Great State Of Maine

Updated May 18, 2020 693 votes 41 voters 3.5k 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.

  • 1
    The Shawshank Redemption
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    It
    13
    5

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 3
    It
    10
    1

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 4
    The Iron Giant
    12
    4

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Bag of Bones
    10
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 6
    It: Chapter Two
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Beneath the Harvest Sky
    12
    8

    Beneath the Harvest Sky

    Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe
  • 8
    Dolores Claiborne
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Dark Shadows
    8
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Cider House Rules
    9
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Welcome to Mooseport
    8
    4

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Charlotte's Web
    6
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Casper
    8
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Cloudburst
    8
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Jinxed
    8
    5

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 16
    The Mist
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Carrie
    6
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 18
    It Happened to Jane
    8
    8

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The Whales of August
    8
    8

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Aquaman
    5
    5

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Carolyn of the Corners
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    8

    Carolyn of the Corners

    Bessie Love, Charles Edler
  • 22
    Carousel
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    Carousel

    Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell

    Released1956

    Directed byHenry King

    Carousel is a 1956 film adaptation of the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    As the Earth Turns
    5
    8

    As the Earth Turns

    Donald Woods, Jean Muir

    Released1934

    Directed byAlfred E. Green

    As the Earth Turns is a 1934 Drama film directed by Alfred E. Green.
  • 24
    Battling Jane
    5
    8

    Battling Jane

    Dorothy Gish, Katherine MacDonald

    Released1918

    Directed byElmer Clifton

    Battling Jane is an American silent melodrama film released in 1918. It was directed by Elmer... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Lake Placid: The Final Chapter
    5
    8

    Lake Placid: The Final Chapter

    Robert Englund, Elisabeth Röhm

    Released2012

    Directed byDon Michael Paul

    Lake Placid: The Final Chapter is a 2012 made-for-television horror film and the fourth and... more on Wikipedia