The Ocean State Moviesby Hoekkie | created - 2 weeks ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
The Ocean State is the official nickname of Rhode Island. It's the smallest state but it has direct access to the expansive Atlantic! Rhode Island is known for sandy shores and seaside Colonial towns. The state is just 37 miles wide and 48 miles long, but its shoreline runs for 400 miles (source: statesymbolsusa.org). Rhode Island became the 13th state of the United States of America in 1790.
These movies have a connection with Rhode Island. They are (partially) filmed there or it's a topic in the story. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Rhode Island?
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2. Outside Providence (1999)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 8,220 | Gross: $7.29M
3. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
R | 116 min | Comedy
A nice-guy cop with dissociative identity disorder must protect a woman on the run from a corrupt ex-boyfriend and his associates.
Votes: 209,464 | Gross: $90.57M
5. 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 »
Votes: 1,132 | Gross: $1.22M
9. There's Something About Mary (1998)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 274,655 | Gross: $176.48M
10. The Age of Innocence (1993)
PG | 139 min | Drama, Romance
A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Votes: 44,067 | Gross: $32.20M
11. High Society (1956)
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A spoiled heiress must choose among three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.
Votes: 12,513 | Gross: $13.00M
12. 27 Dresses (2008)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance
After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.
Votes: 144,439 | Gross: $76.81M
14. 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 »
Votes: 401 | Gross: $0.52M
15. Amistad (1997)
R | 155 min | Drama, History
In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
Votes: 65,922 | Gross: $44.18M
16. The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)
R | 100 min | Drama
College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.
Votes: 4,710 | Gross: $0.01M
17. Evening (2007)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 12,538 | Gross: $12.41M
18. Tanner Hall (2009)
R | 96 min | Drama, Romance
Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run-down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming-of-age stories of four teenage girls.
Votes: 3,008 | Gross: $0.01M
19. True Lies (1994)
R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Votes: 219,241 | Gross: $146.28M
20. Wind (I) (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.
Votes: 2,286 | Gross: $5.52M
21. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 13,183 | Gross: $15.45M
22. Heaven's Gate (1980)
R | 219 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.
Votes: 12,168 | Gross: $3.48M
25. Bleed for This (2016)
R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sport's most incredible comebacks.
Votes: 21,848 | Gross: $4.85M
26. The Purge: Election Year (2016)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.
Votes: 79,905 | Gross: $79.00M
30. The Conjuring (2013)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
Votes: 395,449 | Gross: $137.40M
31. Meet Joe Black (1998)
PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Death, who takes the form of a young man (Brad Pitt), asks a media mogul (Sir Anthony Hopkins) to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide's daughter (Claire Forlani).
Votes: 194,772 | Gross: $44.62M
33. 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.
Votes: 3,222 | Gross: $0.54M
34. 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.
35. R.I.P.D. (2013)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.
Votes: 108,802 | Gross: $33.62M