The Ocean State Movies

by 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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1. Irrational Man (2015)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Joe Stapleton

Votes: 50,160 | Gross: $4.03M

2. 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: 8,220 | Gross: $7.29M

3. 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: 209,464 | Gross: $90.57M

4. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

A college professor bonds with an abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer

Votes: 222,428

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 »

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

Votes: 1,132 | Gross: $1.22M

6. Dan in Real Life (I) (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: 93,672 | Gross: $47.64M

7. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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

84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 291,017 | Gross: $45.51M

8. 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: 328,731 | Gross: $127.18M

9. 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: 274,655 | Gross: $176.48M

10. The Age of Innocence (1993)

PG | 139 min | Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Linda Faye Farkas

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.

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

Votes: 12,513 | Gross: $13.00M

12. 27 Dresses (2008)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

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.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 144,439 | Gross: $76.81M

13. The Great Gatsby (1974)

PG | 144 min | Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black

Votes: 21,988

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 »

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

Votes: 401 | Gross: $0.52M

15. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 65,922 | Gross: $44.18M

16. The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Fred Durst | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Eva Amurri Martino, Chris Marquette

Votes: 4,710 | Gross: $0.01M

17. 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: 12,538 | Gross: $12.41M

18. Tanner Hall (2009)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

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.

Directors: Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Fürstenberg | Stars: Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson

Votes: 3,008 | Gross: $0.01M

19. True Lies (1994)

R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

63 Metascore

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.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Votes: 219,241 | Gross: $146.28M

20. Wind (I) (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson

Votes: 2,286 | Gross: $5.52M

21. 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: 13,183 | Gross: $15.45M

22. Heaven's Gate (1980)

R | 219 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston

Votes: 12,168 | Gross: $3.48M

23. The Betsy (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama

The aging, retired founder of an auto giant comes out of retirement to try to develop a safe, fuel-efficient car.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katharine Ross, Tommy Lee Jones

Votes: 1,307 | Gross: $17.69M

24. Lolita (1962)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

Votes: 82,578 | Gross: $9.25M

25. Bleed for This (2016)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

62 Metascore

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.

Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 21,848 | Gross: $4.85M

26. The Purge: Election Year (2016)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

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.

Director: James DeMonaco | Stars: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 79,905 | Gross: $79.00M

27. The Polka King (2017)

TV-14 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.

Director: Maya Forbes | Stars: Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 7,133

28. Thirteen Days (2000)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, History, Thriller

67 Metascore

In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook

Votes: 50,655 | Gross: $34.59M

29. 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: 1,069

30. The Conjuring (2013)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

Votes: 395,449 | Gross: $137.40M

31. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

43 Metascore

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).

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

Votes: 194,772 | Gross: $44.62M

32. Underdog (2007)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

A Beagle must use his newly-bestowed superpowers to defend Capitol City from mad scientist Simon Barsinister.

Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Jason Lee, Amy Adams, Jim Belushi

Votes: 18,199 | Gross: $43.75M

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.

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

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.

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

Votes: 2,314

35. R.I.P.D. (2013)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

25 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 108,802 | Gross: $33.62M



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