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The Best Movies Based In Montana

Updated July 29, 2019 325 votes 21 voters 1.2k views61 items

List RulesRegardless of where the movie was filmed, it must be set in Montana. Vote up the best movies with Montana as the backdrop.

Which of these movies about Montana are the best? It's time to vote up the best movies set in the Treasure State. Some of these movies were actually filmed in Montana but all of them are about or partially set in Montana. Nestled between Idaho and North Dakota, Montana is the inspiration or setting for classic movies and cult favorites. From Lonesome Dove to Arrival, it's time to finally determine the greatest Montana movies.

Other good movies set in Montana include Open Range, The Horse Whisperer, and Legends of the Fall. You will also find Brad Pitt, Robert Duval, Robert Redford in multiple movies on this list. Look for more of your favorite actors in the list before and be sure to vote.

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

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    Lonesome Dove
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    Lonesome Dove

    Anjelica Huston, Timothy Scott

    Released1989

    Directed bySimon Wincer

    Lonesome Dove is a 1989 American epic Western adventure television miniseries directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    A River Runs Through It
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    A River Runs Through It

    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Redford

    A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig... more on Wikipedia
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    Legends of the Fall
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    Legends of the Fall

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1994

    Directed byEdward Zwick

    Legends of the Fall is a 1994 American epic drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Star Trek: First Contact
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    Star Trek: First Contact

    Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell

    Released1996

    Directed byJonathan Frakes

    Star Trek: First Contact is a 1996 American science fiction film released by Paramount... more on Wikipedia
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    Open Range
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    Open Range

    Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall

    Released2003

    Directed byKevin Costner

    Open Range is a 2003 American western film directed and co-produced by Kevin Costner, starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Shooter
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    Shooter

    Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara

    Released2007

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

    Shooter is a 2007 American conspiracy action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua based on... more on Wikipedia
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    The Horse Whisperer
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    The Horse Whisperer

    Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Redford

    The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford,... more on Wikipedia
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    Shallow Hal
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    Shallow Hal

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Shallow Hal is a 2001 romantic comedy film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, and Jason... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
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    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges

    Released1974

    Directed byMichael Cimino

    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a 1974 American film written and directed by Michael Cimino and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Revenant
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    The Revenant

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2015

    Directed byAlejandro G. Iñárritu

    The Revenant is a 2015 American semi-biographical epic western film directed by Alejandro G.... more on Wikipedia
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    Rancho Deluxe
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    Rancho Deluxe

    Jeff Bridges, Jimmy Buffett

    Released1975

    Directed byFrank Perry

    Rancho Deluxe is a contemporary western film that was directed by Frank Perry and released in... more on Wikipedia
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    Evel Knievel
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    Evel Knievel

    George Hamilton, Sue Lyon

    Released1971

    Directed byMarvin J. Chomsky

    Evel Knievel is a 1971 motion picture starring George Hamilton as motorcycle daredevil Evel... more on Wikipedia
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    Evel Knievel
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    Evel Knievel

    Jaime Pressly, Beau Bridges

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Badham

    Evel Knievel is a 2004 American drama film directed by John Badham and written by Jason... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    I Will Fight No More Forever
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    I Will Fight No More Forever

    Sam Elliott, James Whitmore

    Released1975

    Directed byRichard T. Heffron

    I Will Fight No More Forever is a 1975 made-for-television movie starring James Whitmore as... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Montana Sky
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    Montana Sky

    Charlotte Ross, Ashley Williams

    Released2007

    Directed byMike Robe

    Montana Sky is a 2007 American television film directed by Mike Robe and starring Ashley... more on Wikipedia
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    Across the Wide Missouri
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    Across the Wide Missouri

    Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalbán

    Released1951

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    Across the Wide Missouri is a 1951 American Technicolor film based on historian Bernard... more on Wikipedia
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    Amazing Grace and Chuck
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    Amazing Grace and Chuck

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck

    Released1987

    Directed byMike Newell

    Amazing Grace and Chuck is a 1987 film starring Gregory Peck, Jamie Lee Curtis and William... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Big Eden
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    Big Eden

    Louise Fletcher, Tim DeKay

    Released2000

    Directed byThomas Bezucha

    Big Eden is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas Bezucha. It won... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Bus Stop
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    Bus Stop

    Marilyn Monroe, Hope Lange

    Released1956

    Directed byJoshua Logan

    Bus Stop is a 1956 American romantic comedy film directed by Joshua Logan for 20th Century... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Cattle Queen of Montana
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    Cattle Queen of Montana

    Ronald Reagan, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1954

    Directed byAllan Dwan

    Cattle Queen of Montana is a 1954 American Western film directed by Allan Dwan and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Clay Pigeons
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    Clay Pigeons

    Joaquin Phoenix, Vince Vaughn

    Released1998

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

    Clay Pigeons is a 1998 crime-comedy film written by Matt Healy and directed by David Dobkin.... more on Wikipedia
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    Dangerous Mission
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    Dangerous Mission

    Vincent Price, Piper Laurie

    Released1954

    Directed byIrwin Allen, Louis Eugene King, Louis King

    Dangerous Mission is a 1954 American dramatic color "resort thriller" starring Victor Mature,... more on Wikipedia
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    Danger Lights
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    Danger Lights

    Jean Arthur, Robert Edeson

    Released1930

    Directed byGeorge B. Seitz

    Danger Lights is a 1930 American drama film, directed by George B. Seitz, from a screenplay by... more on Wikipedia
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    Disorganized Crime
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    Disorganized Crime

    Ed O'Neill, Fred Gwynne

    Released1989

    Directed byJim Kouf

    Disorganized Crime is a 1989 heist/comedy film set in Montana. It was written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Don't Come Knocking
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    Don't Come Knocking

    Jessica Lange, Tim Roth

    Released2005

    Directed byWim Wenders

    Don't Come Knocking is a 2005 film, a comedy-drama road movie directed by German director Wim... more on Wikipedia