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The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island  

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191 votes 28 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
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
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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Ice Kings: The Untold Story of... is listed (or ranked) 3 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
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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The Affairs of Susan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
The Affairs of Susan Joan Fontaine, Don DeFore, George Brent
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) 5 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Jordan Gavaris
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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Conviction is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis, Minnie Driver
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
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
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
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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Bleed for This is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal
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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Outside Providence is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Alec Baldwin, Amy Smart, Richard Jenkins
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) 12 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
41
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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Osmosis Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Kirsten Dunst, Bill Murray, Chris Rock
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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Family Guy Presents: Stewie Gr... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Mila Kunis, Drew Barrymore, Kiefer Sutherland
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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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr
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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Me, Myself & Irene is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova, Renée Zellweger
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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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
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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Hard Luck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Cybill Shepherd, Wesley Snipes, 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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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Guillermo del Toro
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
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Pawtucket Rising is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Last Shot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Alec Baldwin, Willam Belli, Matthew Broderick
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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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
Kiss the Bride is a 2002 film about an Italian family, directed by Vanessa Parise.
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Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Me... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Shia LaBeouf, Rachel Nichols, Bob Saget
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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Dan in Real Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Dane Cook
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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Happy Endings? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies That Take Place In Rhode Island
Happy Endings? Tara Hurley, Michael A. LoCicero
Happy Endings? is a 2009 cinéma vérité documentary film directed and produced by Tara Hurley. Filmed over 27 months, it chronicles the lives of the women in massage parlors ...more