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The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio

Updated August 1, 2019 1.1k votes 47 voters 1.3k views69 items

List RulesRegardless 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.

  • 1
    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

    Released1984

    Directed byWes Craven

    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Scream 2

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox

    Released1997

    Directed byWes Craven

    Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film created and written by Kevin Williamson and directed... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: D is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne

    Released1987

    Directed byChuck Russell

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is a 1987 American slasher fantasy film and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Freddy vs. Jason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Freddy vs. Jason

    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland

    Released2003

    Directed byRonny Yu

    Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 American slasher action fantasy film directed by Ronny Yu. The film... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Power is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Power

    Denzel Washington, Richard Gere

    Released1986

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Power is a 1986 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Richard Gere. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: F is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio

    Released1985

    Directed byJack Sholder

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge is a 1985 American slasher horror film and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: T is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Released1988

    Directed byRenny Harlin

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is a 1988 American slasher fantasy film and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    I Am Wrath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    I Am Wrath

    John Travolta, Christopher Meloni

    Released2016

    Directed byChuck Russell

    I Am Wrath is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Chuck Russell. A man (John... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Super 8 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Super 8

    Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka

    Released2011

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

    Super 8 is a 2011 American science fiction horror film written, co-produced, and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Heathers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

    Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Blue Car is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Blue Car

    David Strathairn, Frances Fisher

    Released2003

    Directed byKaren Moncrieff

    Blue Car is a 2002 drama film directed and written by Karen Moncrieff. It was her first film... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    The Mighty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    The Mighty

    Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    The Mighty is a 1998 drama film directed by Peter Chelsom and based on the book Freak the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Fahrenheit 451

    Michael Shannon, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRamin Bahrani

    Fahrenheit 451 is a 2018 dystopian television film directed by Ramin Bahrani, based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: T is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Released1989

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child is a 1989 American slasher horror film and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Freddy's Dead: The Final Night is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper

    Released1991

    Directed byRachel Talalay

    This film is a 1991 American comedy-horror slasher film and the sixth film in the Nightmare on... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    The Faculty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    The Faculty

    Salma Hayek, Usher

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    The Faculty is a 1998 science fiction horror film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Trick 'r Treat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Trick 'r Treat

    Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Dougherty

    Trick 'r Treat is a 2007 American-Canadian anthology horror film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Go Tigers! is listed (or ranked) 19 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Take Shelter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Take Shelter

    Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon

    Released2011

    Directed byJeff Nichols

    Take Shelter is a 2011 American drama-thriller film written and directed by Jeff Nichols and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Bye Bye Birdie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Bye Bye Birdie

    Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke

    Released1963

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Bye Bye Birdie is a 1963 musical comedy film from Columbia Pictures. It is a film adaptation... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    The Bronze is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    The Bronze

    Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole

    Directed byBryan Buckley

    The Bronze is a 2015 American sports comedy-drama film directed by Bryan Buckley. A... more on Wikipedia
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    The Public is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    The Public

    Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin

    Released2018

    Directed byEmilio Estevez

    The Public is a 2018 American drama film directed by Emilio Estevez. When a large group of... more on Wikipedia
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    The Mating Season is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    The Mating Season

    Gene Tierney, Thelma Ritter

    Released1951

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    The Mating Season is a 1951 classic farce with elements of screwball comedy. A film made by... more on Wikipedia
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    Finale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Ohio
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    Finale

    Domiziano Arcangeli, Arlo Hemphill

    Released2009

    Directed byJohn Michael Elfers

    Finale is a 2009 horror film directed by John Michael Elfers and starring Carolyn von Hauck.... more on Wikipedia
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