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The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio  

Ranker Film
486 votes 25 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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Trick 'r Treat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox
Trick 'r Treat is a 2007 American-Canadian anthology horror film written and directed by Michael Dougherty. The film stars Dylan Baker, Brian Cox and Anna Paquin, and centers on four ...more
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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: D... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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Finale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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The Mating Season is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: F... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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 4: T... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Brooke Bundy
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is a 1988 American slasher fantasy film and the fourth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film was directed by Renny Harlin, stars ...more
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Freddy vs. Jason is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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The Faculty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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Freddy's Dead: The Final Night... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: T... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Wally George
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child is a 1989 American slasher horror film and the fifth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins, stars Robert ...more
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: F... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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I Am Wrath is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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Salvage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
Salvage Jeff Crook, Chris Ferry, John P. Miller
Salvage is a 2006 horror film by the Crook Brothers. It was an official selection of the 2006 Sundance Festival. According to the directors' commentary, the film was shot for around $25,000. It ...more
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Power is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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Blue Car is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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) 21 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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Go Tigers! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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The Watch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
Ben Stiller, Willam Belli, Vince Vaughn
Neighborhood Watch is a 2013 comedy science fiction film directed by Akiva Schaffer
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Super 8 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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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The Bronze is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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