Niagara

by TheMovieSmith | created - 12 Jul 2018 | updated - 23 Jul 2018 | Public

The area of Niagara (which straddles upstate New York and Ontario in Canada) is known as the home of Niagara Falls, the largest waterfall on earth (by volume). It is a beautiful scenic view and has played the setting for some memorable films. Which of these films set in and around Niagara is your favorite?

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1. Niagara (1953)

Not Rated | 92 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter

Votes: 13,560

2. The American Side (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

Following a mysterious suicide at Niagara Falls, a low-rent detective unravels a conspiracy to build a revolutionary invention by enigmatic scientist, Nikola Tesla.

Director: Jenna Ricker | Stars: Greg Stuhr, Don Stuhr, Kelsey Siepser, Grant Shaud

Votes: 2,607

3. Niagara, Niagara (1997)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

An outsider and a young woman plagued by Tourette's syndrome meet and together journey to Canada.

Director: Bob Gosse | Stars: Robin Tunney, Henry Thomas, Michael Parks, Stephen Lang

Votes: 1,481 | Gross: $0.17M

4. Canadian Bacon (1995)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: John Candy, Alan Alda, Rhea Perlman, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 15,214 | Gross: $0.18M

5. Niagara Falls (1941)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

Margie Blake, who wants to get married young and have two dozen kids, has a flat tire and traveling salesman Tom Wilson, who believes in "loving 'em and leaving 'em" stops to help. They ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Marjorie Woodworth, Tom Brown, Zasu Pitts, Slim Summerville

Votes: 169

6. The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

47 Metascore

A struggling dentist's life is turned upside down when a famous gangster moves in next door, and his wife convinces him to inform a notorious mob boss about the gangster's whereabouts.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 103,990 | Gross: $57.26M

7. Remember the Night (1940)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A shoplifter and her prosecutor fall in love, creating tensions for his career and family.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 4,016 | Gross: $0.17M

8. Tammy (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

39 Metascore

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

Director: Ben Falcone | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney

Votes: 44,950 | Gross: $84.53M

9. Hudson Hawk (1991)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

17 Metascore

A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn

Votes: 49,168 | Gross: $17.22M

10. Camille (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A twisted honeymoon adventure about a young couple on their way to Niagara Falls.

Director: Gregory Mackenzie | Stars: Sienna Miller, James Franco, David Carradine, Scott Glenn

Votes: 4,382 | Gross: $0.00M

11. Gents Without Cents (1944)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Music

The stooges are three small time actors looking for a job. They meet three girl dancers in the situation and get a small part in a big producers show at the shipyard. When the rest of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Lindsay Bourquin

Votes: 481

Suggested by Dan Dassow.

12. Niagara Falls (1913)

Documentary, Short

The Niagara River extends between Lakes Erie and Ontario, having a descent of 326 feet throughout the course of 36 miles. The Falls, preceded and succeeded by rapids, are the largest in the... See full summary »

Suggested by Dan Dassow.

13. Niagara Motel (2005)

R | 88 min | Drama

The Niagara Motel and the attached Riverside Grill, located in Niagara Falls, are owned and operated by Serbian father and daughter, the always angry Boris and hard working Sophie. Through ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Yates | Stars: Craig Ferguson, Peter Keleghan, Damir Andrei, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 541

Suggested by Dan Dassow.

14. After the Sun Fell (2016)

110 min | Drama

When Adam arrives at Brandon's childhood home for the weekend, he uncovers a hole in the roof and a dark family secret: the death of a troubled brother nobody wants to talk about.

Director: Tony Glazer | Stars: Neal Bledsoe, Danny Pudi, Joanna Bayless, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 38

Suggested by Jen.

15. Last Embrace (1979)

R | 102 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ?

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, John Glover, Sam Levene

Votes: 2,266 | Gross: $1.54M

Suggested by Jen.

16. Falling Angels (2003)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

1969 in suburban small town Canada. Ex-military man Jim Field, married with three high school aged daughters, wants to portray having the perfect, loving family to the outside world, which ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Smith | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Kristin Adams, Monté Gagné, Callum Keith Rennie

Votes: 997

Suggested by Jen.

17. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko

Votes: 68,231 | Gross: $33.33M

Suggested by Jen.

18. Superman II (1980)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

87 Metascore

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Lester, Richard Donner | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

Votes: 91,991 | Gross: $108.19M

Suggested by Jen.

19. Fever Pitch (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack, Jack Kehler

Votes: 40,477 | Gross: $42.07M

Suggested by Jen.

20. Luv (1967)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

Harry is a barely functional human. He meets an old friend who is having marital problems as Harry is about to leap off of a bridge. His friend decides that Harry is the man to take his ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, Elaine May, Nina Wayne

Votes: 438

Suggested by Jen.

21. Niagaravation (1995)

Not Rated | Comedy, Sci-Fi

(From Press Kit). The year is 1961. Honeymoon couple Norm and Luann Weiner head for Niagara Falls for their dream vacation, never dreaming they would drive straight into the clutches of an ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Romano | Stars: Joe Romano, Maria Cristina Newsom, Kimberly-Anne Ryan, Jim Farmer

Votes: 21

22. Dead Man (1995)

R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Western

62 Metascore

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange Native American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 84,780 | Gross: $1.04M

23. The Whirlpool (2012)

80 min | Drama, Romance

A chance meeting at Niagara Falls leads to a surreal romance.

Director: Alvin Case | Stars: Agathe Feoux, Pierre Perrier, Gordon Ramsey

Votes: 24

25. The Falls (2003)

R | 85 min | Thriller, Drama

In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his ... See full summary »

Director: Paul DeNigris | Stars: David Tully, Diedre Kilgore, Johanna Watts, Ken Dapper

Votes: 103

Suggested by Jen.

26. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Thriller, War

A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral U.S.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook

Votes: 5,314

Suggested by Steve Crook.

I'd rather watch one of the many documentaries on Niagara.



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