Films set in Minnesota

A list of some films which are all at least partially set in the Gopher State.
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1.
Jingle All the Way (1996)
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A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one. (89 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
 
2.
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
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A self-help advocate struggles to put his dysfunctional family in its place. (95 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
3.
Purple Rain (1984)
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A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise. (111 mins.)
Director: Albert Magnoli
 
4.
Young Adult (2011)
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Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
5.
New in Town (2009)
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A Miami businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a tiny Minnesota town. (97 mins.)
Director: Jonas Elmer
 
6.
Angus (1995)
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A miserable fat teenager secretly has a crush on the class beauty, ends up becoming the surprising participant to dance with her at a high school dance, meaning he's got to get his act together with the help of his best friend. (90 mins.)
 
7.
Jennifer's Body (2009)
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A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror? (102 mins.)
Director: Karyn Kusama
 
8.
Juno (2007)
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Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child. (96 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
9.
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
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A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
10.
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
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A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win. (97 mins.)
 
11.
Herman U.S.A. (2001)
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When 78 eligible bachelors from a small Minnesota town advertise for female companionship, women from 37 states and four foreign countries arrive, changing the men's lives forever. (89 mins.)
Director: Bill Semans
 
12.
Little Big League (1994)
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A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team. (119 mins.)
 
13.
Into Temptation (2009)
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A prostitute plans to end her life on her birthday, but her priest attempts to stop her from doing so. (95 mins.)
Director: Patrick Coyle
 
14.
Joe Somebody (2001)
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When Joe is beat up by a co-worker in front of his daughter on "Bring Your Child To Work Day", he decides to fight back. (98 mins.)
Director: John Pasquin
 
15.
North Country (2005)
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A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit. (126 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
 
16.
Contagion (2011)
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Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. (106 mins.)
 
17.
One More Saturday Night (1986)
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The problems faced by both teenagers and adults in a small Minnesota town who are trying to get dates for a Saturday night. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Klein
 
18.
Bill (1981 TV Movie)
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Bill Sackter, a intellectually disabled man, ventures out into the world for the first time, having... (97 mins.)
Director: Anthony Page
 
19.
Los Enchiladas! (1999)
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About a half dozen slacker dudes dwell at their jobs at Los Enchiladas, the local Mexican sit-down joint... (75 mins.)
Director: Mitch Hedberg
 
20.
Fargo (1996)
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Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
21.
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
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Graffiti Bridge is the unofficial sequel to Purple Rain. In this movie, The Kid and Morris Day are still competitors and each runs a club of his own... (95 mins.)
Director: Prince
 
22.
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
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Aging minor league pitcher Gus Cantrell is planning to retire, but then Roger recruits Gus to be the manager of the South Carolina Buzz... (100 mins.)
Director: John Warren
 
23.
Untamed Heart (1993)
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A waitress hardly notices a shy busboy who secretly loves her; until one night she's attacked and he comes to her rescue. From there a relationship sparks but one secret could mean disaster for these fated lovers. (102 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
24.
A Serious Man (2009)
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Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking. (106 mins.)
 
25.
Drop Dead Fred (1991)
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A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood. (103 mins.)
Director: Ate De Jong
 
26.
Field of Dreams (1989)
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An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come. (107 mins.)
 
27.
God's Country (1985 Documentary)
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Original footage of the prosperous farming community of Glencoe Minnesota, 60 miles west of Minneapolis... (95 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
28.
Sweet Land (2005)
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In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications. (110 mins.)
Director: Ali Selim
 
29.
Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase (1990 TV Movie)
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A woman who suffers from multiple personality disorder is found during therapy to have suffered child abuse in this fact-based story. (240 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
 
30.
Aurora Borealis (2005)
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A troubled young man struggling to right himself after the premature death of his father. (110 mins.)
Director: James Burke
 
31.
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
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A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. (103 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
32.
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
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John and Max resolve to save their beloved bait shop from turning into an Italian restaurant, just as its new female owner catches Max's attention. (101 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
 
33.
Foolin' Around (1980)
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A working-class boy falls for a girl from a wealthy family, and must compete for her with a rich boy who also wants her. (111 mins.)
 
34.
Miracle (2004)
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Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. (135 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
 
35.
A Simple Plan (1998)
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When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
36.
The Stranger Within (1990 TV Movie)
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A troubled young man mysteriously appears in a rural Minnesota town from which he claims he was abducted 16 years ago. (100 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
37.
Stuck Between Stations (2011)
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Former high school classmates reunite by chance during a chaotic party-filled evening. (85 mins.)
Director: Brady Kiernan
 
38.
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
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When enemies Boris, Natasha and Fearless leader escape into the real world with a nefarious scheme, Rocky & Bullwinkle do the same and team up with a young F.B.I. agent to stop the trio. (92 mins.)
Director: Des McAnuff
 
39.
Wrongfully Accused (1998)
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Ryan Harrison is framed for murder and must prove himself innocent by finding a mysterious one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged man after escaping from a bus accident on the way to jail. (87 mins.)
Director: Pat Proft
 
40.
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
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A self-centered lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
41.
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
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Gordon Bombay is forced to withdraw from the minor hockey league with a knee injury. Much to his surprise... (106 mins.)
Director: Sam Weisman
 
42.
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
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The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team. (104 mins.)
 
43.
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
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An ex-convict and his bumbling crook brother fight for the same woman. (99 mins.)
 
44.
Desperate (1947)
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A young married couple flee both police and a gangster out for revenge. (73 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
45.
Killer Movie (2008)
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A reality TV director copes with a spoiled celebutante and a show gone haywire when a masked killer starts bumping off the crew in this slasher-movie satire. (93 mins.)
Director: Jeff Fisher
 
46.
Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013)
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Young adults at a first-time offenders' boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined. (90 mins.)
Director: Gary Jones
 
47.
Best Man Down (2012)
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A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony. (89 mins.)
Director: Ted Koland
 
48.
Overnight Delivery (1998)
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A man suspects his girlfriend of being unfaithful. So he sends her a letter, but than finds out that he was wrong... (87 mins.)
Director: Jason Bloom
 
49.
Catch Me If You Can (1989)
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A hotshot car racer persuades the class president of a small Minnesota high school to gamble on illegal car races to raise money for their school facing closure. (106 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers