Which movies were filmed in Maine?

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September 26, 2023
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Which movies were filmed in Maine?

The magic of Hollywood is that oftentimes movies aren't filmed anywhere near where they purport to be taking place. California may be home to Hollywood, but so many of your favorite films were set against backdrops far removed from the glitterati of the West Coast.

With huge studios like Warner Bros., MGM, and RKO Pictures churning out film after film during the heyday of the silver screen, California made a name for itself as the cornerstone for all things movies. As the industry has continued to shift, however, that has begun to change.

From the need for more rural settings to a director's desire to get everything as historically accurate as possible, not to mention the attractive tax incentives offered by states outside of California, crews are increasingly enticed to look elsewhere when filming. More and more, shoots take place in the most unexpected places in a quest to entertain, and sometimes, to make film history. Have you ever wondered where the Cullen house in the "Twilight" movies actually is? (The answer is Oregon.) How about the location of where the wasteland astronauts trekked in "Planet of the Apes" from 1968? (Answer: Arizona.)

With that in mind, Stacker compiled a list of movies filmed in Maine using data from Movie Locations. Additional information about each film was collected from IMDb. Some films may have been omitted due to data dissimilarities and lack of corresponding information found on IMDb.

Carousel (1956)

- Director: Henry King
- IMDb user rating: 6.6 (6.6K reviews)
- Runtime: 128 minutes
- Genres: Drama, Fantasy, and Musical
- Cast: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, and Cameron Mitchell

The Cider House Rules (1999)

- Director: Lasse Hallström
- IMDb user rating: 7.4 (103K reviews)
- Runtime: 126 minutes
- Genres: Drama and Romance
- Cast: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, and Michael Caine

Forrest Gump (1994)

- Director: Robert Zemeckis
- IMDb user rating: 8.8 (2.2M reviews)
- Runtime: 142 minutes
- Genres: Drama and Romance
- Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise

It (2017)

- Director: Andy Muschietti
- IMDb user rating: 7.3 (582K reviews)
- Runtime: 135 minutes
- Genres: Horror
- Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, and Finn Wolfhard

Jumanji (1995)

- Director: Joe Johnston
- IMDb user rating: 7.1 (365K reviews)
- Runtime: 104 minutes
- Genres: Adventure, Comedy, and Family
- Cast: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, and Bonnie Hunt

The Man Without a Face (1993)

- Director: Mel Gibson
- IMDb user rating: 6.7 (31K reviews)
- Runtime: 115 minutes
- Genres: Drama
- Cast: Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, and Margaret Whitton

Shutter Island (2010)

- Director: Martin Scorsese
- IMDb user rating: 8.2 (1.4M reviews)
- Runtime: 138 minutes
- Genres: Mystery and Thriller
- Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, and Mark Ruffalo

The Whales of August (1987)

- Director: Lindsay Anderson
- IMDb user rating: 7.1 (5.1K reviews)
- Runtime: 90 minutes
- Genres: Drama
- Cast: Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, and Vincent Price

This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Olivia Monahan, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 48 states.

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