Entertainment The Best Ohio Movies  

Ranker Film
286 votes 13 voters 69 items

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

Which of these movies about Ohio are the best? It's time to vote up the best movies set in the Buckeye state. Some of these movies were actually filmed in Ohio but all of them are about or partially set in Ohio. While a few of these movies take place in or near Cincinnati and Cleveland, the state of Ohio is the inspiration or setting for classic movies and cult favorites. From Heathers to Bye Bye Birdie, it's time to finally determine the greatest Ohio movies.

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

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film stars ...more
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The Faculty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen
The Faculty is a 1998 science fiction horror film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film stars Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster, Clea ...more
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Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham
Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film created and written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie ...more
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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater
Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.
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Power is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Denzel Washington, Richard Gere, Gene Hackman
Power is a 1986 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Richard Gere. The original screenplay by David Himmelstein focuses on political corruption and how power affects both ...more
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: D... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is a 1987 American slasher fantasy film and the third film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film was directed by Chuck Russell, written by ...more
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Blue Car is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
David Strathairn, Frances Fisher, Agnes Bruckner
Blue Car is a 2002 drama film directed and written by Karen Moncrieff. It was her first film that she had directed and written.
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The Mighty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson, James Gandolfini
The Mighty is a 1998 drama film directed by Peter Chelsom and based on the book Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick.
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Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Michael Shannon, Michael B. Jordan, Sofia Boutella
Fahrenheit 451 is a 2018 dystopian television film directed by Ramin Bahrani, based on the book by Ray Bradbury. In a terrifying care-free future, Guy Montag (Michael B. Jordan), whose job as a ...more
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I Am Wrath is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
John Travolta, Christopher Meloni, Sam Trammell
I Am Wrath is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Chuck Russell. A man (John Travolta) is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's
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Super 8 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler
Super 8 is a 2011 American science fiction horror film written, co-produced, and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. The film stars Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, and Kyle ...more
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Freddy's Dead: The Final Night... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Roseanne Barr
This film is a 1991 American comedy-horror slasher film and the sixth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. As the title suggests, it was intended to be the last film in the series and it ...more
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The Public is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone
The Public is a 2018 American drama film directed by Emilio Estevez. When a large group of homeless people led by Jackson (Michael Kenneth Williams) take shelter at the local library, the head ...more
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Bye Bye Birdie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh
Bye Bye Birdie is a 1963 musical comedy film from Columbia Pictures. It is a film adaptation of the stage production of the same name. The screenplay was written by Michael Stewart and Irving ...more
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The Bronze is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch
The Bronze is a 2015 American sports comedy-drama film directed by Bryan Buckley. A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status (Melissa Rauch) reluctantly trains ...more
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: F... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Robert Englund, Hope Lange, Clu Gulager
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge is a 1985 American slasher horror film and the second film in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. The film was directed by Jack Sholder and ...more
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: F... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (also known as A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead or A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: The Final Nightmare) is a 1991 American 3D slasher film and the sixth ...more
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The Mating Season is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Gene Tierney, Thelma Ritter, Jan Sterling
The Mating Season is a 1951 classic farce with elements of screwball comedy. A film made by Paramount Pictures, it was directed by Mitchell Leisen and produced by Charles Brackett from a ...more
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The Watch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Ben Stiller, Willam Belli, Vince Vaughn
Neighborhood Watch is a 2013 comedy science fiction film directed by Akiva Schaffer
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Finale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Finale Domiziano Arcangeli, Arlo Hemphill, Natasha Blasick
Finale is a 2009 horror film directed by John Michael Elfers and starring Carolyn von Hauck. Inspired by actual events from the director's life, FINALE is reminiscent of Suspiria, Hellraiser and ...more
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Go Tigers! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Go Tigers! is a documentary film created about the Tigers of Massillon, Ohio. This full-length video informs the viewer about the football team, the city, and its rivalry against the Canton ...more
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Freddy vs. Jason is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena
Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American slasher action fantasy film directed by Ronny Yu. The film is a crossover between the Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. It is the ...more
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Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek
Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close ...more
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The Ides of March is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
George Clooney, Evan Rachel Wood, Ryan Gosling
The Ides of March is a 2011 American political drama film directed by George Clooney from a screenplay written by Clooney, along with Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon. The film is an adaptation of ...more
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Take Shelter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon, Katy Mixon
Take Shelter is a 2011 American drama-thriller film written and directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young ...more