Films set in Maine

Here is a list of films that are at least partially set in Maine.
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1.
Silver Bullet (1985)
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A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives Marty Coslaw, - a paralytic boy - his uncle and his sister - the narrator of the story. (95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Attias
 
2.
The Mist (2007)
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A freak storm unleashes a species of blood-thirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
3.
Pet Sematary (1989)
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Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
 
4.
Pet Sematary II (1992)
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The ancient Indian cemetery with the power to raise the dead returns and influences the lives of new residents. (100 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
 
5.
Cujo (1983)
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Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. (93 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
 
6.
Graveyard Shift (1990)
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In a very old textile mill, with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement. (89 mins.)
 
7.
Needful Things (1993)
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A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected. (120 mins.)
 
8.
The Stand (1994 TV Series)
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil. (361 mins.)
 
9.
Salem's Lot (1979 TV Series)
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A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires. (184 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
10.
Salem's Lot (2004 TV Series)
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Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires. (181 mins.)
Director: Mikael Salomon
 
11.
A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)
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A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem's Lot. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
12.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
13.
Carrie (1976)
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Carrie White, a shy, friendless 17 year-old girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
14.
Storm of the Century (1999 Mini-Series)
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A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won't be just another storm for them... (257 mins.)
 
15.
The Dark Half (1993)
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A writer's fictional alter-ego wants to take over his life...at any price. (122 mins.)
 
16.
The Dead Zone (1983)
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A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability. (103 mins.)
 
17.
Dreamcatcher (2003)
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Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space. (136 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
18.
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
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A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid. (132 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
19.
Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
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A US president who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate. (110 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
20.
Andre (1994)
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The true story of how a marine sea lion named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962. (94 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
21.
The Iron Giant (1999)
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A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
 
22.
It Happened to Jane (1959)
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Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world". (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
23.
Keeping the Promise (1997 TV Movie)
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Harsh elements, disease and dilemmas mark a Massachusetts family's move to uncharted Maine and a better life in 1768. (95 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Larry
 
24.
The Cider House Rules (1999)
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A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world. (126 mins.)
 
25.
Charlotte's Web (2006)
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Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen. (97 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
 
26.
Charlotte's Web (1973)
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A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food. (94 mins.)
 
27.
In the Bedroom (2001)
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A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. (130 mins.)
Director: Todd Field
 
28.
Pete's Dragon (1977)
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An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit. (128 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
 
29.
Poison Ivy (1985 TV Movie)
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Two teenage summer camp counselors struggle with their younger campers, providing a variety of humorous situations and romantic encounters. (97 mins.)
Director: Larry Elikann
 
30.
A Cooler Climate (1999 TV Movie)
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Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women. (99 mins.)
Director: Susan Seidelman
 
31.
Way Back Home (1931)
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Seth Parker takes in Robbie Turner and protects him from his cruel father Rube. When the father disappears... (81 mins.)
Director: William Seiter
 
32.
Battling Jane (1918)
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Jane is a rootless young lady who finds an abandoned child and adopts it as her own. The decision, however... (50 mins.)
Director: Elmer Clifton
 
33.
Lake Placid (1999)
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Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine. (82 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
34.
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
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Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again... (117 mins.)
 
35.
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
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In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect or to start a war? (135 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
36.
Vacationland (2006)
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Bangor, Maine is the setting for "Vacationland" where our three late high school age youngsters reside... (104 mins.)
Director: Todd Verow
 
37.
Casper (1995)
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A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by 3 mischievous ghosts and one friendly one. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
 
38.
Captain January (1936)
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Shirley lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school, but she's rescued by relatives. Buddy Ebsen dances "At The Codfish Ball" with Shirley. (77 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
39.
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
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Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends. (97 mins.)
Director: David Wain
 
40.
The Weight of Water (2000)
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A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873... (113 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
41.
A Summer Place (1959)
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A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples. (130 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
42.
House of Dark Shadows (1970)
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Vampire Barnabas Collins is released from his prison and searches for a cure to his affliction, so he can marry the incarnation of his lost love. (97 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
43.
Dark Shadows (2012)
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An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. (113 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
44.
Tess of the Storm Country (1932)
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When Captain Howland decides that his daughter Tess is getting a bit to old to continue to go to sea with him... (80 mins.)
Director: Alfred Santell
 
45.
Belfast, Maine (1999 Documentary)
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(245 mins.)
 
46.
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)
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The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble... (99 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Warren
 
47.
Summer Solstice (2003)
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In the summer of '92, Joshua Ballard, a brilliant but aimless college student, meets lighthouse keeper Seth Arden at a seaside college town... (111 mins.)
Director: George Fivas
 
48.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be. (108 mins.)
 
49.
The Whales of August (1987)
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Summer people in Maine: things are changing. Whales no longer pass close to the shore as they did during... (90 mins.)
 
50.
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
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James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay... (119 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
 
51.
The Working Man (1933)
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Successful wealthy shoe manufacturer John Reeves takes a vacation, leaving his business in the hands of his nephew... (78 mins.)
Director: John G. Adolfi
 
52.
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
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A writer meets a young socialite on board a train. The two fall in love and are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them. (110 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
53.
Simon Birch (1998)
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A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him. (114 mins.)
 
54.
Wedding Wars (2006 TV Movie)
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After a gay party planner discovers his brother is behind the governor's speech against gay marriage, he decides to go on strike for equal rights. (87 mins.)
Director: Jim Fall
 
55.
It Happened to Jane (1959)
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Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world". (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
56.
Perils of the Coast Guard (1926)
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When Coast Guard Captain Tom Norris, at Point Lobos, Maine, save Natalie Aldridge from drowning, a romance... (56 mins.)
Director: Oscar Apfel
 
57.
Whispering Winds (1929)
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Jim, a Maine Fisherman, marries Dora on the rebound after his sweetheart, Eve, leaves him to pursue a singing career. Years later, Eve proves to be genuinely in love with Jim, but acts indifferent for Dora's sake. (65 mins.)
Director: James Flood
 
58.
Deep Waters (1948)
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A Maine lobster fisherman, trained as an architect, prefers to be a fisherman over the objections of his fiancée... (85 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
59.
The Hardly Boys in Hardly Gold (1995 Short Film)
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(28 mins.)
Director: William Wegman
 
60.
Islander (2006)
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After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community... (100 mins.)
Director: Ian McCrudden
 
61.
Carousel (1956)
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Billy Bigelow has been dead for fifteen years, and now outside the pearly gates, he long waived his right to go back to Earth for a day... (128 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
62.
Cloudburst (2011)
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A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker. (93 mins.)
Director: Thom Fitzgerald
 
63.
Dunwich (2006 Short Film)
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The small New England village of Dunwich harbors many secrets, but none so dark as the origin of Wilbur Whateley... (26 mins.)
 
64.
The Way We Get By (2009 Documentary)
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On call 24/7 for the past six years, three senior citizens have made history by greeting nearly one million U.S... (84 mins.)
Director: Aron Gaudet
 
65.
The Strange Woman (1946)
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In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman. (100 mins.)
Director: Edgar Ulmer
 
66.
It's a Date (1940)
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An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. The situation is further complicated when they both become involved with the same man. (103 mins.)
 
67.
Signs of Life (1989)
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A touching story of life in rural Maine, and the changes brought about by the closing of a town's small boat-building company -- on which many of the residents depended upon for a living. (90 mins.)
 
68.
Rural Life in Maine (1930 Documentary)
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(12 mins.)
 
69.
The Uninvited (2009)
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Anna Ivers returns home to her sister Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother. Her dismay quickly turns to horror when she is visited by ghastly visions of her dead mother. (87 mins.)
 
70.
Make a Wish (1937)
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While at summer camp in the Maine woods, little Bobby Breen befriends composer Basil Rathbone, who left the city to try and break his creative block... (77 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
71.
Dark Harbor (1998)
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A bickering couple drive fast through a downpour to catch the last ferry to their island retreat. In a flash... (96 mins.)