Films set Indianaby Mike_Noga | created - 25 May 2012 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
Please enjoy these films, which are all at least partially set in Indiana.
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1. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Votes: 115,746 | Gross: $19.29M
3. A History of Violence (2005)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.
Votes: 202,384 | Gross: $31.49M
4. Hoosiers (1986)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
Votes: 37,487 | Gross: $28.61M
6. Appointment with Danger (1950)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.
7. Ten Laps to Go (1936)
Approved | 60 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Larry Evans (Rex Lease), champion race car driver, is envied by his chief rival, Eddie DeSylva (Duncan Renaldo), who has more ambitions than merely winning the races; he has designs on the ... See full summary »
8. Little Big Top (2006)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy
An aging out of work clown returns to his small hometown, resigned to spend the rest of his days in a drunken stupor. But when his passion for clowning is reawakened by the local amateur circus he finds his smile.
Votes: 116 | Gross: $0.01M
11. Viper (1988)
R | 94 min | Action, Drama
After Laura's husband James is murdered, she decides to find out who did it and why. She finds herself in a fight against an anti-terrorist organization in her desire for revenge.
14. The Penalty (1941)
Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The son of a murderer is entangled in his father's crimes and is sentenced to a rehabilitive farm, where he learns a new way of life.
16. Blonde Comet (1941)
Passed | 67 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Beverly Blake, the 'Blonde Comet," and the daughter of a tire-manufacturer, gets behind the wheel of a race-car, and is soon tearing up the tracks and winning races in Italy, France and ... See full summary »
17. The Naked Hills (1956)
Approved | 72 min | Western
Tracy Powell, an Indiana farmer, gets the gold fever and heads for Stockton, California in 1849. There, he abandons his first partner, Bert Killian, and teams up with Sam Wilkins, a claim ... See full summary »
18. Jerry (2009)
96 min | Comedy, Drama
As a forty-something door-to-door book salesman, Jerry is used to having doors shut in his face. However, a chance meeting with Jordan, an engaging young punk rocker, opens the door into a new world.
20. A Girl of the Limberlost (1990 TV Movie)
105 min | Drama, Family
A teenage girl living in 1908 rural Indiana attends high school despite her mother's fierce opposition of her life, the friendship of a free-spirted older woman helps her stick to her goals.
21. Maja Steinansikt (1996)
85 min | Family
While her mama is at the hospital to give birth, and her dad has gone off with a mistress, Maja has to survive by herself and her grandma, thanks to her Indian costume and her second Indian identity as Maja Stoneface.
22. Elmer, the Great (1933)
Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country bumpkin Elmer Kane joins the Chicago Cubs as the greatest hitter in baseball. His skill with a bat takes the team to the World Series, but on the way to the championship he has to deal with gamblers and crooked pitchers.
24. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance
The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.
25. Born to Speed (1947)
Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Johnny Randall, a young race-car driver, falls in love with Tony Bradley, who hates racing because her brother was killed in a midget car-race (the car size, not the driver-size.) To ... See full summary »
27. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.
Votes: 156,979 | Gross: $132.09M
28. Falling from Grace (1992)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music
Rock singer John Mellencamp makes his screen and directorial debut in this story by "Lonesome Dove" author, Larry McMurtry. The story, not too separated from Mellencamp's real life, finds ... See full summary »
Votes: 448 | Gross: $0.23M
29. Freckles Comes Home (1942)
Passed | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Freckles (Johnny Downs) comes home from college...and the sheriff accuses him of murder, gangsters put him on the spot, and his girl friend, Jane (Gale Storm), falls in love with a confidence man.
31. The Jackpot (1950)
Passed | 85 min | Comedy
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.
32. Infidel (2006)
Not Rated | 56 min | Drama
A street preacher encounters a man in a greasy rib joint and becomes convinced that she has been chosen by God to bring this solitary stranger to Jesus. What she doesn't realize is that he ... See full summary »
33. Black Baseball in Indiana (2011)
27 min | Documentary, Short, Sport
Black Baseball in Indiana features interviews with Negro Leagues players and historians, telling the unsung stories of the Indianapolis ABCs, Indianapolis Clowns and other influential ... See full summary »
35. Rudy (1993)
PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
Votes: 47,044 | Gross: $22.75M
36. Some Came Running (1958)
Approved | 137 min | Drama, Romance
Dave Hirsch, a writer and an army veteran winds up in his small Indiana hometown, to the dismay of his respectable older brother. He meets and befriends various different characters and tries to figure out what to do with his life.
37. Kinsey (2004)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.
Votes: 44,634 | Gross: $10.21M
41. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)
Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Small-town Indiana girl Lily Mars dreams to be a stage actress. She begs visiting Broadway producer John Thornway for a role but he dismisses her as an amateur. She follows him to New York and worms her way into his show, and his heart.
45. Home in Indiana (1944)
Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young ... See full summary »
46. Lonesome Jim (2005)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Failing to make it on his own, twenty-seven-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Votes: 7,208 | Gross: $0.15M
47. The Price of Cigarettes (2012)
14 min | Short, Drama, Thriller
Autumn, a young nicotine addicted mother living in the rust belt, finds herself in a place she never imagined: unhappily raising the child of a husband she no longer loves while juggling a ... See full summary »
48. The Dream Catcher (1999)
99 min | Drama
An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. ... See full summary »
49. The Ryan White Story (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
50. Speedway (1929)
Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Bill Whipple is a happy-go-lucky mechanic for MacDonald who thinks that he is the worlds greatest driver and lover. Mac has treated Bill like a son since he took him in. One day at the ... See full summary »
52. Indianapolis Speedway (1939)
Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Joe is the three time Indy champion who still races to put young Eddie through College. Joe wants a better life for Eddie, and he explodes when he finds out that Eddie quit school for a ... See full summary »
53. The Big Wheel (1949)
Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A brash young midget car race driver lives in the shadow of his famous father, a drunken womanizer, who was killed in an accident years earlier.
55. Winning (1969)
M | 123 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,492 | Gross: $14.64M
57. A Place Called Home: An Adoption Story (2004)
90 min | Documentary
A Place Called Home: An Adoption Story is the heartwarming true story of one family's struggle to adopt nine children in the face of overwhelming odds. Five years in the making, A Place ... See full summary »
58. Garfield Goes Hollywood (1987 TV Short)
Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Jon, Garfield and Odie audition for the talent show "Pet Search" in hopes of winning the $1000 prize and a chance at the finals in Hollywood.
59. Night School (II) (2016)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
A documentary about three students determined to graduate from their high school in Indianapolis, despite the fact that the institution has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country.
Votes: 92 | Gross: $0.00M
60. Columbus (2017)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.
Votes: 5,973 | Gross: $1.02M
61. Hard Rain (1998)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A armored-truck driver and his nephew try to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.
Votes: 29,027 | Gross: $19.82M