Films set in Montana

Here's a list of films that are at least partially set in the great state of Montana.
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1.
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
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The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse. (170 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
2.
Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)
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Sierra Nevada Jones must fight a villainous rancher to regain the land that is rightfully hers. (88 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
3.
Lonesome Dove (1989 Mini-Series)
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Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory. (384 mins.)
 
4.
Big Eden (2000)
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Big Eden is a small, fictional northwestern Montana town. (118 mins.)
Director: Thomas Bezucha
 
5.
Knockaround Guys (2001)
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The wannabe sons of mobsters go to a remote town in the Midwest, and get themselves into more trouble than anyone could anticipate. (92 mins.)
 
6.
Always (1989)
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The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind. (122 mins.)
 
7.
Northfork (2003)
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Set in 1955, the residents of a small Montana community are forced to move their homes to make way for a new dam. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Polish
 
9.
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
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Two drifters, of widely varying backgrounds, rustle cattle and try to avoid being caught in contemporary Montana. (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
10.
War Party (1988)
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A group of re-enactors attempt to stage a hundred year anniversary battle between US Cavalry and Blackfeet Indians... (97 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
11.
Legends of the Fall (1994)
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In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war. (133 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
12.
A River Runs Through It (1992)
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The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
13.
Dog Pound (2010)
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Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates. (91 mins.)
Director: Kim Chapiron
 
14.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
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The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed. (111 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
 
15.
Little Big Man (1970)
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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer. (139 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
16.
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
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A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team. (112 mins.)
 
17.
Powwow Highway (1989)
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Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The... (88 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
18.
Clay Pigeons (1998)
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Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife... (104 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
 
19.
Open Range (2003)
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A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman. (139 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
20.
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
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An aging cowboy movie star deserts a film set and tries to reconnect with his mother whom he hasn't seen in 30 years only to learn that he has a child he never knew about. (122 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
21.
Class C: The Only Game in Town (2008 Documentary)
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As their tiny hometowns fight to stay on the map, girls from across rural Montana compete for the state... (86 mins.)
 
22.
12 Men of Christmas (2009 TV Movie)
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A high-powered New York publicist finds herself in Montana promoting a charity calendar after being betrayed by her boss and fiancé. Unfortunately, matters of the heart are just as complicated in the wilds as they are in the big city. (95 mins.)
Director: Arlene Sanford
 
23.
The Far Horizons (1955)
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After purchasing Louisiana from France, the USA sends surveyors Lewis and Clark, assisted by a Shoshone guide, to chart the new territory. (108 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
24.
Disorganized Crime (1989)
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Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he's caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops. (98 mins.)
Director: Jim Kouf
 
25.
The Sisters (1938)
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Three daughters of a small town pharmacist undergo trials and tribulations in their problematic marriages between 1904 and 1908. (99 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
26.
Dangerous Mission (1954)
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A policeman tries to protect a young woman against a hit man, when she flees New York after witnessing a mob killing. (75 mins.)
Director: Louis King
 
27.
Shooter (2007)
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A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up. (124 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
28.
Danger Lights (1930)
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The tough boss of a railroad yard befriends a young hobo, and unwittingly places in jeopardy his relationship with the woman he loves. (74 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
29.
Sweetgrass (2009 Documentary)
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In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana... (101 mins.)
 
30.
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
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Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time. (126 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
31.
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
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A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near... (146 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
32.
Jurassic Park (1993)
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During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
 
33.
500 Nations (1995 Mini-Series)
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An exploration of the various Native American nations and their fall to the European conquerors. (374 mins.)
 
34.
Montana Meth (2007 Documentary)
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Montana Meth takes a look into the world of Crystal Meth in a few towns in the state of Montana. Actual users give their insight and tales of their addiction and what its done to them and their lives. (59 mins.)
Director: Eames Yeates
 
35.
The Little Red Truck (2008 Documentary)
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Imagine sixty kids staging a full-scale musical in six days. The film records the emotional highs, lows... (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Whitehair
 
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37.
Wolf Summer (2003)
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A young girl becomes friends with a wolf and its little puppy. She decides to save them from three local shepherds. (87 mins.)
Director: Peder Norlund
 
38.
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
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With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist. (115 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
39.
The Legend of Walks Far Woman (1982 TV Movie)
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A woman kills her husband after he becomes violently abusive following concussion. The tribe then banishes her from the community. (111 mins.)
Director: Mel Damski
 
40.
Badlands (1973)
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An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
41.
Montana Incident (1952)
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Whip Wilson (Whip Wilson) and his friend Dave Connors (Rand Brooks) survey the range for a railroad line... (54 mins.)
Director: Lewis Collins
 
42.
Border Saddlemates (1952)
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Baxter is transporting counterfeit bills across the border in the bottom of fox cages. When veterinarian Allen places the fox ranch under quarantine tying up the bills, Baxter's plan to get at the money means trouble. (67 mins.)
Director: William Witney
 
43.
Prodigal Sons (2008 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home for her high school reunion, ready to reintroduce herself to the... (86 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Reed
 
44.
Will Penny (1967)
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Aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by a husbandless woman and her young son. (108 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
 
45.
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993 Mini-Series)
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'Captain' Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs... (322 mins.)
Director: Mike Robe
 
46.
Son of the Morning Star (1991 Mini-Series)
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The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women. (187 mins.)
Director: Mike Robe
 
47.
Wolves in Paradise (2007 Documentary)
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Set in the soaring mountains and majestic valleys of southwest Montana, "Wolves in Paradise" is a tale... (57 mins.)
 
48.
Blue Montana Skies (1939)
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Autry follows a clue written on a rock by a dead man to get to a smuggling operation near the Canadian border. (56 mins.)
Director: B. Reaves Eason
 
49.
Bus Stop (1956)
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A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana. (96 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
50.
The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
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A lonely socialite masquerades as a maid and meets an unpretentious, plain-spoken cowboy who is unaware of her true identity. (91 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
51.
Mail Order Bride (1964)
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Elderly Will Lane arranges marriage of wild son of dead friend to tame him. (83 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
52.
Steal Me (2005)
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A 15 year old kleptomaniac with a mother fixation finds his way into the small town family of his dreams. (95 mins.)
Director: Melissa Painter
 
53.
Montana Desperado (1951)
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After the fourth tenant has been murdered on his ranch, Dave Borden (Johnny Mack Brown) is accused of the slayings but cleared... (51 mins.)
Director: Wallace W. Fox
 
54.
Blood of the Earth: Water Rights on the Flathead Indian Reservation (2002 Documentary)
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"Blood of the Earth" is a 2002 news documentary about the current negotiations taking place on the Flathead... (53 mins.)
 
55.
The Cowboy Quarterback (1939)
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Football scout for the Chicago Packers Rusty Walker signs Harry Lynn, a legendary broken-field runner... (56 mins.)
Director: Noel Smith
 
56.
F.T.W. (1994)
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Frank T. Wells has just been released from prison after serving a term for manslaughter. Frank's a reasonably honest man and a good rodeo rider... (100 mins.)
 
57.
Man from Montana (1941)
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A sheriff tries to prevent a range war between cattlemen and homesteaders. (59 mins.)
Director: Ray Taylor
 
58.
Montana (1950)
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An Australian sheepman comes to Montana looking for grazing space, is opposed by local ranchers and a wealthy cattle-woman. (76 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
 
59.
North of the Rockies (1942)
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Morgan and his gang are smuggling furs across the border. Both the Mounties on the Canadian side and Tex Martin on the American side are after them... (60 mins.)
Director: Lambert Hillyer
 
60.
God's Country and the Man (1937)
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Cowboy and his friends set out to track down his father's killer. On the way, they discover a vein of gold. The killer finds out about it, and returns to try to take it from them. (56 mins.)
 
61.
Red Skies of Montana (1952)
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Drama dealing with the hazardous work of the U. S. Forest Service's paratroop fire-fighters in Montana. (99 mins.)
 
62.
Yellowstone Kelly (1959)
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In 1870s, in the Sioux territory south of the Missouri, trapper and Indian scout Luther Yellowstone Kelly is hired by the army at Fort Buford but runs into trouble with the Sioux. (91 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
63.
Dancing Ground (2006 Short Film)
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Firecrackers fly through the sky...ghosts dance in the dust...an old man wanders the prairie with a gun...and a small town sheriff searches for another chance.
Director: Tobin Addington
 
64.
Comes a Horseman (1978)
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Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor... (118 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
65.
The Patriot (1998)
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A respected doctor must race against time to find a cure for a lethal virus, unleashed by a paramilitary militia leader. (90 mins.)
Director: Dean Semler
 
66.
Nebraska (2013)
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An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
67.
Certain Women (2016)
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The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail. (107 mins.)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
 
68.
Pretty Ugly People (2008)
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Lucy has always used food to escape life's problems, but when this self-titled "fat friend" lures her group of old college buddies to the Montana wilderness, she reveals a new self - skinny, beautiful and still flawed. (99 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
69.
Heaven Only Knows (1947)
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An angel is sent to earth to help a saloon owner and gambler save his soul. (100 mins.)
 
70.
Arrival (2016)
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When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. (116 mins.)
 
71.
Walking Out (2017)
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An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything. (95 mins.)