Watchworthy
36 voters

The Best Movies About Oklahoma

Updated August 8, 2019 0 votes 36 voters44 items

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

Which of these movies about Oklahoma are the best? It's time to vote up the best movies set in the state with the Panhandle. Some of these movies were actually filmed in Oklahoma but all of them are about or partially set in Oklahoma. While a few of these movies take place in or near Tulsa, the state of Oklahoma is the inspiration or setting for classic movies and cult favorites. From True Grit to The Outsiders, it's time to finally determine the greatest Oklahoma movies.

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

  • 1
    True Grit
    14
    2

    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon

    Released2010

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Where the Red Fern Grows
    15
    4

    Where the Red Fern Grows

    James Whitmore, Beverly Garland

    Released1974

    Directed byNorman Tokar

    Where the Red Fern Grows is a 1974 film directed by Norman Tokar, based on the 1961 novel of... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Twister
    18
    8

    Twister

    Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1996

    Directed byJan de Bont

    Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Oklahoma!
    18
    8

    Oklahoma!

    Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger

    Released1955

    Directed byFred Zinnemann

    Oklahoma! is a 1955 musical film based on the 1943 stage musical Oklahoma!, written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    The Outsiders
    16
    5

    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Bug
    16
    6

    Bug

    Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon

    Released2006

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

    Bug is a 2006 American psychological horror film directed by William Friedkin. It stars Ashley... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    True Grit
    15
    6

    True Grit

    John Wayne, Robert Duvall

    Released1969

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    True Grit is a 1969 American western Technicolor film written by Marguerite Roberts, directed... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Cimarron
    9
    2

    Cimarron

    Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter

    Released1960

    Directed byAnthony Mann

    Cimarron is a 1960 western film based on the Edna Ferber novel Cimarron, featuring Glenn Ford... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Little Big Man
    9
    2

    Little Big Man

    Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway

    Released1970

    Directed byArthur Penn

    Little Big Man is a 1970 American revisionist Western directed by Arthur Penn and based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Far and Away
    6
    0

    Far and Away

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Howard

    Far and Away is a 1992 romance film directed by Ron Howard from a script by Howard and Bob... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    August: Osage County
    6
    0

    August: Osage County

    Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep

    Released2013

    Directed byJohn Wells

    August: Osage County is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by John Wells, based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Where the Heart Is
    8
    2

    Where the Heart Is

    Natalie Portman, Sally Field

    Released2000

    Directed byMatt Williams

    Where the Heart Is is a 2000 drama/romance film directed by Matt Williams, in his film... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Rumble Fish
    9
    5

    Rumble Fish

    Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Rumble Fish is an American 1983 drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is based on... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Cimarron
    8
    4

    Cimarron

    Irene Dunne, Edna May Oliver

    Released1931

    Directed byWesley Ruggles

    Cimarron is a 1931 Pre-Code Western film directed by Wesley Ruggles, starring Richard Dix and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Hang 'Em High
    6
    2

    Hang 'Em High

    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper

    Released1968

    Directed byTed Post

    Hang 'Em High is a 1968 American Western film directed by Ted Post and produced and co-written... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
    8
    6

    The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

    Angela Lansbury, Dorothy McGuire

    Released1960

    Directed byDelbert Mann

    The Dark at the Top of the Stairs is a 1960 film directed by Delbert Mann.
  • 17
    Into the Storm
    6
    8

    Into the Storm

    Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies

    Released2014

    Directed bySteven Quale

    Into the Storm is a 2014 American found footage disaster film directed by Steven Quale,... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    In Old Oklahoma
    5
    6

    In Old Oklahoma

    John Wayne, Dale Evans

    Released1943

    Directed byAlbert S. Rogell

    In Old Oklahoma is a 1943 American Western film starring John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    For My Daughter's Honor
    5
    8

    For My Daughter's Honor

    Alyson Hannigan, Sara Rue

    Released1996

    Directed byAlan Metzger

    For My Daughter's Honor, also released as Indecent Seduction, is a 1996 American television... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Believe in Me
    0
    0

    Believe in Me

    Bruce Dern, Jeffrey Donovan

    Released2005

    Directed byRobert Collector

    Believe In Me is a 2006 American drama film directed by Robert Collector. The film stars... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Keys to Tulsa
    0
    6

    Keys to Tulsa

    Cameron Diaz, Mary Tyler Moore

    Released1996

    Directed byLeslie Greif

    Keys to Tulsa is a 1997 film directed by Leslie Greif, and starring Eric Stoltz and James... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Midnight Runaround
    5
    2

    Midnight Runaround

    Christopher McDonald, Kyle Secor

    Released1994

    Directed byFrank De Palma

    Midnight Runaround is the second in a series of made-for-TV spin-offs for Universal... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Silkwood
    4
    1

    Silkwood

    Meryl Streep, Cher

    Released1983

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Silkwood is a 1983 American drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Nora Ephron... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    The Doe Boy
    2
    2

    The Doe Boy

    James Duval, Gordon Tootoosis

    Released2001

    Directed byRandy Redroad

    The Doe Boy is a 2001 independent drama film written and directed by Randy Redroad. It was... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    The Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaws
    0
    0

    The Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaws

    Bill Tilghman, Roy Daugherty

    Released1915

    Directed byBill Tilghman

    The Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaws, subtitled Picturization of Early Days in Oklahoma, is a... more on Wikipedia