Entertainment The Best Ohio Movies  

Ranker Film
239 votes 10 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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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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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Blue Car is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Fahrenheit 451 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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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: D... is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Bye Bye Birdie is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
The Bronze 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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The Public is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Mighty is listed (or ranked) 11 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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The Mating Season is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Finale is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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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I Am Wrath is listed (or ranked) 15 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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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 American slasher film directed by Samuel Bayer and written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer as a remake of Wes Craven's 1984 film of the same name, which ...more

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Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Super 8 is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Little Giants is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill
Little Giants is a 1994 family sports comedy film, starring Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill as brothers in a small Ohio town, coaching rival Pee-Wee Football teams.

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The Ides of March is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Freddy's Dead: The Final Night... is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Dirty Pictures is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
James Woods, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid
Dirty Pictures is a 2000 American docudrama directed by Frank Pierson. The teleplay by Ilene Chaiken focuses on the 1990 trial of Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center director Dennis Barrie, who ...more

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Closed for the Season is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
Mike Nugent, Joe Unger, Aimee Brooks
Closed for the Season is a 2010 supernatural thriller film written and directed by Jay Woelfel, starring Aimee Brooks, Damian Maffei, and Joe Unger.

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The Watch is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Salvage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ohio Movies
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