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The Best Movies That Take Place In North Dakota

Updated August 1, 2019 221 votes 31 voters 1.1k views18 items

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

Which of these movies about North Dakota are the best? It's time to vote up the best movies set in the Rough Rider State. Some of these movies were actually filmed in North Dakota but all of them are about or partially set in North Dakota. With Fargo being one of its most popular movies, the state of North Dakota is the inspiration or setting for classic movies and cult favorites. From Three Faces West starring John Wayne to Leprechaun with Jennifer Anniston, it's time to finally determine the greatest movies set in North Dakota.

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

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  • 1
    Wooly Boys
    21
    5

    Wooly Boys

    Kris Kristofferson, Peter Fonda

    Released2001

    Directed byLeszek Burzynski

    Wooly Boys is a 2001 American comedy drama film directed by Leszek Burzynski. It stars Peter... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Buick Riviera
    16
    2

    Buick Riviera

    Slavko Štimac, Leon Lučev

    Released2008

    Directed byGoran Rušinović

    Buick Riviera is a 2008 drama film by director Goran Rušinović, based on the novel Buick... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Leprechaun
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    8

    Leprechaun

    Jennifer Aniston, Warwick Davis

    Released1993

    Directed byMark Jones

    Leprechaun is a 1993 cult American horror comedy film written and directed by Mark Jones. It... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Fargo
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    8

    Fargo

    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy

    Released1996

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Fargo is a 1996 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written, produced, edited, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Bravetown
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    13

    Bravetown

    Maria Bello, Josh Duhamel

    Released2015

    Directed byDaniel Duran

    Bravetown is a 2015 American, independent, drama, musical, film directed by Daniel Duran. Josh... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    A Different American Dream
    13
    6

    A Different American Dream

    A Different American Dream is a 2016 American documentary film by Simon Brook and Jane I. Wells.

  • 7
    The Overnighters
    The Overnighters is a 2014 drama documentary film written and directed by Jesse Moss.
  • 8
    The Purchase Price
    5
    5

    The Purchase Price

    Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent

    Released1932

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    The Purchase Price is a 1932 Pre-Code American film, which was directed by William Wellman and... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Dakota
    5
    5

    Dakota

    John Wayne, Walter Brennan

    Released1945

    Directed byJoseph Kane, Fred Holmes

    Dakota is a 1945 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring John Wayne and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Jesus Camp
    2
    0

    Jesus Camp

    Becky Fischer, Mike Papantonio

    Released2006

    Directed byRachel Grady, Heidi Ewing

    Jesus Camp is a 2006 American documentary film directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing about... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Messengers
    2
    2

    The Messengers

    Kristen Stewart, Tatiana Maslany

    Released2007

    Directed byOxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang Phat

    The Messengers is a 2007 American supernatural horror film directed by the Pang Brothers, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Three Faces West
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    Three Faces West

    John Wayne, Charles Coburn

    Released1940

    Directed byBernard Vorhaus

    Three Faces West is a 1940 American drama film starring John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie and Charles... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Bugles in the Afternoon
    5
    2

    Bugles in the Afternoon

    Ray Milland, George Reeves

    Released1952

    Directed byRoy Rowland

    Bugles in the Afternoon is a 1952 film directed by Roy Rowland.
  • 14
    Northern Lights
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    2

    Northern Lights

    Susan Lynch, Joe Spano

    Released1978

    Directed byRob Nilsson, John Hanson

    Northern Lights was a 1978 independent film which dramatizes the founding of the Nonpartisan... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Flight of the Red Tail
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    5

    Flight of the Red Tail

    Flight of the Red Tail is a 2009 historical documentary film by Adam White about the Red Tail... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    White Earth
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    0

    White Earth

    White Earth is a 2014 documentary film by J. Christian Jensen about new arrivals in White... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Welcome to Leith

    Welcome to Leith is a 2015 American documentary film directed by Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. 

  • 18
    Monster Trucks
    4
    2

    Monster Trucks

    Lucas Till, Jane Levy

    Released2017

    Directed byChris Wedge

    Monster Trucks is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Chris Wedge. A young man (Lucas... more on Wikipedia