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The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island 

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Updated August 1, 2019 197 votes 33 voters 34 items

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

Which of these movies about Rhode Island are the best? It's time to vote up the best movies set in the Ocean State. Some of these movies were actually filmed in Rhode Island but all of them are about or partially set in Rhode Island. While a few of these movies are set in or near Providence, the state of Rhode Island is the inspiration or setting for classic movies and cult favorites. From The Witches of Eastwick to The Conjuring, it's time to finally determine the greatest Rhode Island movies.

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

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Federal Hill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Frank Vincent, Nicholas Turturro, Libby Langdon

Released: 1994

Directed by: Michael Corrente

Federal Hill is a 1994 American drama film.
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High Society is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby

Released: 1956

Directed by: Charles Walters

High Society is a 1956 American musical comedy film directed by Charles Walters and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra. The film was produced by Sol C. Siegel for ...more
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The Affairs of Susan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
The Affairs of Susan Joan Fontaine, Don DeFore, George Brent

Released: 1945

Directed by: William A. Seiter

The Affairs of Susan is a 1945 comedy film starring Joan Fontaine, Walter Abel, George Brent, Dennis O'Keefe and Don DeFore. It is also known as Chameleon. It was nominated for Academy Award for ...more
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Curse of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Jordan Gavaris

Released: 2013

Directed by: Don Mancini

Curse of Chucky is a 2013 American horror straight-to-video film, and the sixth installment of the Child's Play franchise. The film was written and directed by Don Mancini, who created the ...more
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Ice Kings: The Untold St... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Ice Kings: The Untold Story of America's Greatest High School Team Rob Gaudreau, Ross Brooks

Released: 2006

Directed by: Craig E. Shapiro

Ice Kings is an award winning documentary film by Craig E. Shapiro. The film chronicles Mount Saint Charles Academy hockey team's historic streak of 26 consecutive state titles.
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Conviction is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis, Minnie Driver

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tony Goldwyn

Conviction is a 2010 legal drama film directed by Tony Goldwyn, written by Pamela Gray, and starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. The film premiered on September 11, 2010, at the Toronto ...more
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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

Released: 2013

Directed by: James Wan

The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and the first installment in the Conjuring series. Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) are ...more
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The Witches of Eastwick ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher

Released: 1987

Directed by: George Miller

The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 American comedy-fantasy film based on John Updike's novel of the same name. Directed by George Miller, the film stars Jack Nicholson as Daryl Van Horne, ...more
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Safe Men is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Paul Giamatti, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Dinklage

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Hamburg

Safe Men is a 1998 film written and directed by John Hamburg. The crime-comedy starred Sam Rockwell and Steve Zahn as a pair of aspiring lounge singers who are mistaken for ace safe crackers and ...more
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Outside Providence is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Alec Baldwin, Amy Smart, Richard Jenkins

Released: 1999

Directed by: Michael Corrente

Outside Providence is a 1999 American film adaptation of Peter Farrelly's 1988 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Michael Corrente, and it was written by Corrente and the brothers ...more
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41 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
41

Released: 2007

Directed by: Christian de Rezendes, Christian O'Neill

41 is an independent feature-length documentary about Nicholas O'Neill, the youngest victim of the Station nightclub fire, which claimed the lives of 100 people in West Warwick, Rhode Island on ...more
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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. It was written by the Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, and is the Farrelly Brothers ...more
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Bleed for This is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal

Released: 2016

Directed by: Ben Younger

Bleed for This is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed and written by Ben Younger based on the life of former world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza. The inspirational story of World ...more
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Me, Myself & Irene ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 American comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, and starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger. Chris Cooper, Robert Forster, Richard Jenkins, Daniel ...more
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Pawtucket Rising is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Pawtucket Rising

The film tells the decade-long story of how the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island revitalized itself and became known as "Rhode Island's Creative Community."

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Family Guy Presents: Ste... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Mila Kunis, Drew Barrymore, Kiefer Sutherland

Released: 2005

Directed by: Peter Shin, Pete Michels

When Stewie sees a man who looks just like him on TV, he's convinced that he must be his real father. Stewie sets off on a cross-country road trip to find him, but his incredible journey leads ...more
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Hall Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Alyssa Milano, Christina Applegate, Alexandra Daddario

Released: 2011

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Hall Pass is a 2011 comedy film produced and directed by the Farrelly brothers and co-written by them along with Pete Jones. It stars Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Stephen Merchant, Jenna Fischer ...more
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Osmosis Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Kirsten Dunst, Bill Murray, Chris Rock

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Osmosis Jones is a 2001 live-action/animated buddy cop comedy film directed by Tom Sito and Piet Kroon for the animated segments and the Farrelly brothers for the live-action ones. Unusual in ...more
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Hard Luck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Cybill Shepherd, Wesley Snipes, Mario Van Peebles

Released: 2006

Directed by: Mario Van Peebles

Hard Luck is a 2006 American thriller film written, produced and directed by Mario Van Peebles, who also co-stars in the film. The film stars Wesley Snipes, Jacquelyn Quinones, Cybill Shepherd, ...more
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Dan in Real Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Dane Cook

Released: 2007

Directed by: Peter Hedges

Dan in Real Life is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hedges, starring Steve Carell, Alison Pill, Juliette Binoche, Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney and Dane Cook.
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Dumb & Dumberer: Whe... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Shia LaBeouf, Rachel Nichols, Bob Saget

Released: 2003

Directed by: Troy Miller

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd is a 2003 American comedy film. It is the second film in the Dumb and Dumber film series and a prequel to the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber. However, after ...more
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Kiss the Bride is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Alyssa Milano, Donna D'Errico, Brooke Langton

Released: 2002

Directed by: Vanessa Parise

Kiss the Bride is a 2002 film about an Italian family, directed by Vanessa Parise.
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The Last Shot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Alec Baldwin, Willam Belli, Matthew Broderick

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jeff Nathanson

The Last Shot is a 2004 comedy film starring Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette, Tim Blake Nelson, Joan Cusack, Tony Shalhoub, Buck Henry, Ray Liotta, Calista Flockhart and Ian ...more
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A Wake in Providence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
A Wake in Providence Adrienne Barbeau, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Victoria Rowell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Rosario Roveto Jr.

A Wake in Providence is a 1999 comedy film written by Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore, Vincent Pagano and Mike Pagano and directed by Rosario Roveto Jr.
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Don't Be Afraid of the D... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Guillermo del Toro

Released: 2010

Directed by: Troy Nixey

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a 2010 American dark fantasy horror film written by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo del Toro, directed by comic book artist Troy Nixey and filmed at the Drusilla ...more