Films set in Rhode Island

by Mike_Noga | created - 16 May 2012 | updated - 19 Dec 2015 | Public

Here's a list of films that are at least partially set in the Snail Salad state.

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1. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy

41 Metascore

The cross-country adventures of 2 good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr

Votes: 315,594 | Gross: $127.18M

2. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy

19 Metascore

Set back in the 80s when Harry met Lloyd in high school where they cross paths with a mean principal and a bunch of other outcasts much like themselves.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Derek Richardson, Eric Christian Olsen, Eugene Levy, Timothy Stack

Votes: 32,745 | Gross: $26.28M

3. American Buffalo (1996)

R | 88 min | Drama

Long-repressed feelings of bitterness and betrayal explode when three inner-city losers plot the robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson

Votes: 3,141 | Gross: $0.54M

4. Reversal of Fortune (1990)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

93 Metascore

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra

Votes: 12,512 | Gross: $15.45M

5. Dan in Real Life (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Peter Hedges | Stars: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, Alison Pill

Votes: 91,455 | Gross: $47.64M

6. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Music

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational ... See full summary »

Directors: Bert Stern, Aram Avakian | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, Chico Hamilton

Votes: 815

7. Hall Pass (2011)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

45 Metascore

Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 110,459 | Gross: $45.06M

8. Ice Kings (2006)

78 min | Documentary, Sport

The story of the hockey team at Mount St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, which, with twenty-six consecutive state championship victories, stands as the greatest high school sports program in history.

Director: Craig E. Shapiro | Stars: Jim Lampley, Bill Macatee

Votes: 19

9. Kiss the Bride (2002)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three sisters find themselves battling for love and validation.

Director: Vanessa Parise | Stars: Amanda Detmer, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brooke Langton, Monet Mazur

Votes: 1,035

10. 41 (2007)

TV-G | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

In the winter of 2003, a catastrophic fire erupted in a Rhode Island concert club, ultimately claiming 100 lives. For this state of just over a million residents, the devastation was ... See full summary »

Directors: Christian de Rezendes, Christian O'Neill | Stars: Nick O'Neill, Christian O'Neill, Joanne O'Neill, Dave Kane

Votes: 35

11. Happy Endings? (2009)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

An intriguing exploration of the Asian massage parlor industry in Providence, RI, where a 25 year-old loophole has made the exchange of sex for money legal - as long as it happens behind ... See full summary »

Director: Tara Hurley | Stars: David Cicilline, Steven Brown, Joanne Giannini, Donna M. Hughes

Votes: 16

12. Safe Men (1998)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves ... See full summary »

Director: John Hamburg | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Michael Lerner, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 2,946 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn

Votes: 4,098

14. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

67 Metascore

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 53,579 | Gross: $63.77M

15. Pawtucket Rising (2008)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary

This film shows how The City of Pawtucket, RI has used The Arts as small business to revitalize their city.

Director: Jason Caminiti | Stars: Gail Ahlers, Bob Billington, Bill Chisolm, Linda Dewing

Votes: 12

16. Other People's Money (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie

Votes: 7,059 | Gross: $25.68M

17. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

56 Metascore

A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend believes that she has released creatures from a sealed ash pit in the basement of her new home.

Director: Troy Nixey | Stars: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Bruce Gleeson

Votes: 43,365 | Gross: $24.04M

18. Evening (2007)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A drama exploring the romantic past and emotional present of Ann Grant and her daughters, Constance and Nina. As Ann lays dying, she remembers, and is moved to convey to her daughters, the defining moments in her life 50 years prior, when she was a young woman. Harris is the man Ann loves in the 1950s and never forgets.

Director: Lajos Koltai | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Patrick Wilson

Votes: 12,314 | Gross: $12.41M

19. Federal Hill (1994)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama

In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young men face their choices as they become adults. Bobby, who's sort of dim, owes $30,000 to a counterfeiter who's demanding ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Nicholas Turturro, Anthony DeSando, Libby Langdon, Michael Raynor

Votes: 390 | Gross: $0.52M

20. Providence (1991)


A talented but disenchanted high school student seeking more advanced instruction sneaks inside the ivy covered gates of nearby Brown University. Masquerading as a college student he is ... See full summary »

Director: David Mackay | Stars: JD Cullum, Yvonne de la Vega, David Greenlee, Clinton Oie

Votes: 129

21. Lemonade Mouth (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Five high school kids, Olivia, Wendall, Stella, Charlie, and "Mo", meet in detention and start a band based off the lemonade vending machine outside the detention room.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks, Hayley Kiyoko, Naomi Scott

Votes: 10,959

22. The Secret Heart (1946)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

Brillant pianist Larry Addams allows his frustrated ambitions to ruin his life and commits suicide, leaving his wife, Lee, and two small children, Penny and Chase, under the stigma of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Walter Pidgeon, June Allyson, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 453

23. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

R | 116 min | Comedy

49 Metascore

A nice-guy cop with dissociative identity disorder must protect a woman on the run from a corrupt ex-boyfriend and his associates.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Anthony Anderson, Mongo Brownlee

Votes: 201,803 | Gross: $90.57M

24. Conviction (II) (2010)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama

61 Metascore

A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, Thomas D. Mahard

Votes: 38,356 | Gross: $6.78M

25. High Society (1956)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A spoiled heiress must choose between three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm

Votes: 11,724 | Gross: $13.00M

26. Mr. North (1988)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments. The rumors are magnified by his ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Huston | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 1,095 | Gross: $1.22M

27. There's Something About Mary (1998)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans

Votes: 265,606 | Gross: $176.48M

28. My Sister's Keeper (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Family

51 Metascore

Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Walter Raney

Votes: 81,990 | Gross: $49.20M

29. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

Not Rated | 47 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed.

Director: Andrew Leman | Stars: Matt Foyer, John Bolen, Ralph Lucas, Chad Fifer

Votes: 6,907

30. Osmosis Jones (2001)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

57 Metascore

A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Chris Rock, David Hyde Pierce, Brandy Norwood

Votes: 28,153 | Gross: $13.60M

31. Outside Providence (1999)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

After one too many run ins with the law, a punk teenager from a working class background is sent to prep school by his frustrated dad, and learns a thing or two.

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Amy Smart, Alec Baldwin, Tommy Bone

Votes: 8,047 | Gross: $7.29M

32. Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The maniacal baby of the Griffin family, Stewie, meets his future self. In doing this he discovers that his future image is not what he has anticipated because of a near death experience.

Directors: Pete Michels, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 31,299

33. Complex World (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Action

Terrorists, political conspiracy, drugs and bad music. Just another night at the Heartbreak hotel.

Director: Jim Wolpaw | Stars: Stanley Matis, Margo Dionne, Allen Oliver, Daniel von Bargen

Votes: 108

34. Italian Americans and Federal Hill (2006 Video)

89 min | Documentary

Federal Hill, Providence, Rhode Island's "Little Italy," is one of America's most storied neighborhoods. Relive the traditions and challenges of Italian Americans whose ancestors immigrated... See full summary »

Director: Jon Raben

Votes: 13

35. The Mulberry Tree (2010)

R | 88 min | Drama

A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.

Director: Mark Heller | Stars: Louis Crugnali, Daniella Alonso, Lucas Ardagna, Larry Dacosta

Votes: 61

36. The Champagne Safari (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

The story of Charles E. Bedaux, Franco-American industrial efficiency expert, adventurer, and Nazi collaborator.

Director: George Ungar | Stars: Jim Morris, Colm Feore, David Hemblen, Charles Bedaux

Votes: 43

37. Mother Carey's Chickens (1938)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance

An 1890s widow has two daughters and two sons. The daughters fall in love with the same gentleman.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Anne Shirley, Ruby Keeler, James Ellison, Fay Bainter

Votes: 173

38. Island Bound (2004)

29 min | Short, Comedy

City slicker and fast talking carpet salesman Eddy McCarthy becomes "Island Bound" when his car breaks down on a remote island in the off-season. With the help of the eccentric locals, ... See full summary »

Director: Nate Conway | Stars: Stan Ballas, Andre Boudreau, Ned Connelly, Dorothy Greenlee

39. Claude (1992)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A hapless, bad-luck prone loser meets a free-spirited Frenchwoman who inspires him to get his life back on track.

Director: Cindy Lou Johnson | Stars: Mark Evan Jacobs, Irène Jacob, Charlotte Moore, Pat McNamara

Votes: 36

40. Kate & Co.

Comedy | Announced

Kate & Co., a farcical look at Corporate America. Kate & Co. "Even in a small town, there's room for everyone." Everyone in Bristol knows good-hearted Kate as a long lost relative trying to... See full summary »

41. Inkubus (2011)

R | 80 min | Horror

This movie tells the story of a skeleton crew working the final shift at a soon to be demolished police station. The night takes a gruesome turn when the demon, Inkubus, calmly walks into ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Ciano | Stars: Robert Englund, William Forsythe, Joey Fatone, Jonathan Silverman

Votes: 983 | Gross: $0.08M

42. Tell Tale (2009)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A man's newly transplanted heart leads him on a dangerous journey to find out who murdered its donor.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Josh Lucas, Lena Headey, Brian Cox, Bea Miller

Votes: 4,475

43. Normal Adolescent Behavior (2007)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

Wendy and her friends avoid the heartless world of random hookups and friends-with-benefits by spending all their time together. When she meets Sean, Wendy is torn between her genuine affection and desire for him and her commitment to her friends, especially her best friend Billie: and Billie isn't interested in losing her friends.

Director: Beth Schacter | Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Ashton Holmes, Kelli Garner, Daryl Sabara

Votes: 2,285

44. Sleather (2010)

89 min | Comedy

A comedic adventure about friends, family and fame.

Director: Anthony Ambrosino | Stars: Michael A. LoCicero, Jeff Hodge, Brad Morrissey, Lindsey Cranshaw

Votes: 61

45. Quahoggers (2008)

28 min | Documentary, Short

The future of the shellfishing industry in Rhode Island is in jeopardy. What does this mean for the Quahoggers?

Director: David H. Angell | Stars: Joe Amonte, Michael Bell, Jeffrey Grant, Owen Kelly

46. Henry's Social Splash (1934)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy

Henry's wife decides on a trip to Newport and hires a maid and a butler who, mistaking Henry for a salesman, socks him on the head with a vase. The family foes to Newport where Henry gets ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Henry Armetta, Franklin Pangborn, Elaine Baker, Sylvia Picker

47. American Aristocracy (1916)

Passed | 52 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A young man fights to overcome a piratical arms smuggler and to win the heart of a rich man's daughter.

Director: Lloyd Ingraham | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, C.A. de Lima, Albert Parker

Votes: 44

48. Getting Out of Rhode Island (2003)

103 min | Drama

Morgan Stipe is not a film maker. He is a self centered dreamer from small town Rhode Island, obsessed with becoming a Hollywood player, regardless of the cost. Driven by ego, Morgan ... See full summary »

Director: Christian de Rezendes | Stars: Robert Azevedo, Jeremy Banks, Craig Berube, Richard Binkowski

Votes: 28

49. The Demon Murder Case (1983 TV Movie)

97 min | Horror, Thriller

A young boy is taken over by demons who force him to commit murder.

Director: William Hale | Stars: Charles Fields, Liane Langland, Joyce Van Patten, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 138