Entertainment The Best Minnesota Movies  

Ranker Film
230 votes 13 voters 61 items

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

Which of these movies about Minnesota are the best? It's time to vote up the best movies set in the North Star State. Some of these movies were actually filmed in Minnesota but all of them are about or partially set in Minnesota. Situated right next to North and South Dakota, Minnesota is the inspiration or setting for classic movies and cult favorites. From The Mighty Ducks to Contagion, it's time to finally determine the greatest Minnesota movies.

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

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Jennifer's Body is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pratt
Jennifer's Body is a 2009 black comedy horror film written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama. The film stars Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, and Adam Brody. Fox portrays a ...more
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Grumpy Old Men is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah, Jack Lemmon
Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, with Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis and Buck Henry. ...more
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Angus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Kathy Bates, James Van Der Beek, George C. Scott
Angus is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Patrick Read Johnson and written by Jill Gordon. The majority of Angus was filmed in Owatonna, Minnesota at the Owatonna High School. The film stars ...more
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An American Girl: Chrissa Stan... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Jennifer Tilly, Annabeth Gish, Sammi Hanratty
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong is the fifth film in the American Girl series, starring actress and singer Sammi Hanratty. It is based on the Chrissa books in the American Girl series ...more
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Drop Dead Gorgeous is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley
This film is a 1999 American black comedy film directed by Michael Patrick Jann and starring Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Kirsten Dunst, Allison Janney, Denise Richards, Brittany Murphy, and Amy ...more
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The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli
The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring Emilio Estevez. It was produced by Avnet–Kerner Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more
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The Adventures of Rocky and Bu... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle is a 2000 American live-action/animated adventure comedy film produced by Universal Pictures, based on the television cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show ...more
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Best Man Down is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Justin Long, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine
Best Man Down is an American comedy film written and directed by Ted Koland. Minnesotans Scott (Justin Long) and his bride Kristen (Jess Weixler) are having their wedding in Phoenix where ...more
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Big Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Tom Arnold, Rick Moranis, Don Knotts
Big Bully is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Rick Moranis and Tom Arnold. The film was directed by Steve Miner and featured guest stars such as Don Knotts.
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Little Big League is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Jason Robards Jr., Jeff Garlin, Jonathan Silverman
Little Big League is a 1994 family sports film about a 12 year-old who suddenly becomes the owner and then manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. It stars Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, ...more
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Alien Abduction: Incident in L... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gillian Barber, Benz Antoine
Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County is a found footage horror film directed by Dean Alioto. It is a larger-budget version of The McPherson Tape, and originally aired on UPN on January 18, ...more
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Stuck Between Stations is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Stuck Between Stations Josh Hartnett, Michael Imperioli, Zoe Lister-Jones
Stuck Between Stations is a 2011 romance drama film written by Sam Rosen and Nat Bennett, and directed by Brady Kiernan.
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A Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda
A Simple Plan is a 1998 American neo-noir thriller film, and an adaptation of the 1993 novel of the same name by Scott B. Smith, who also wrote the screenplay. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film ...more
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The Emigrants is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Monica Zetterlund
The Emigrants is a 1971 Swedish film directed by Jan Troell. It tells the story of a Swedish group who emigrate from Småland, Sweden to Minnesota, United States in the 19th century. The ...more
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Grumpier Old Men is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Sophia Loren, Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah
Grumpier Old Men is a 1995 romantic comedy film, and a sequel to the 1993 film Grumpy Old Men. The film stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, and Sophia Loren, with Burgess Meredith, ...more
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Juno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman
Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more
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Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show, Phil Hartman
Jingle All the Way is a 1996 American Christmas family comedy film directed by Brian Levant and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, with Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Jake Lloyd, James ...more
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Iron Will is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Kevin Spacey, Brian Cox, David Ogden Stiers
Iron Will is a 1994 American adventure film directed by Charles Haid, it stars Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, George Gerdes, Brian Cox, Penelope Windust and August
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Feeling Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Cameron Diaz, Courtney Love, Keanu Reeves
Feeling Minnesota is a 1996 American romantic comedy film, directed by Steven Baigelman, starring Keanu Reeves, Vincent D'Onofrio, Cameron Diaz, Tuesday Weld and Courtney Love. The title comes ...more
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D2: The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joshua Jackson
D2: The Mighty Ducks is a 1994 American sports comedy film directed by Sam Weisman. It is a sequel to the 1992 film The Mighty Ducks and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Avnet–Kerner ...more
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New In Town is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Renée Zellweger, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons
A Miami businesswoman is transferred to rural Minnesota, and while she is there she re-evaluates her big-city values.
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Into Temptation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Into Temptation Kristin Chenoweth, Jeremy Sisto, Brian Baumgartner
Into Temptation is a 2009 independent drama film written and directed by Patrick Coyle, and starring Jeremy Sisto, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Baumgartner, Bruce A. Young and Amy Matthews. It tells ...more
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Graffiti Bridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Prince, George Clinton, Mavis Staples
Graffiti Bridge is a 1990 American rock musical drama film written by, directed by, and starring Prince. It is a sequel to his 1984 film, Purple Rain. Like its predecessor, it was accompanied by ...more
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The Great Northfield Minnesota... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Robert Duvall, Cliff Robertson, Donald Moffat
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid is a 1972 Technicolor Western film about the James-Younger Gang distributed by Universal Pictures. It was directed by Philip Kaufman in a cinéma ...more
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North Country is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Movies
Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson
North Country is a 2005 American drama film directed by Niki Caro, starring Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson and ...more