Which movies were filmed in Minnesota?

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September 26, 2023
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Which movies were filmed in Minnesota?

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 Minnesota 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.

Airport (1970)

- Director: George Seaton
- IMDb user rating: 6.6 (21K reviews)
- Runtime: 137 minutes
- Genres: Action, Drama, and Thriller
- Cast: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, and George Kennedy

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

- Director: Ethan Coen
- IMDb user rating: 7.4 (160K reviews)
- Runtime: 104 minutes
- Genres: Drama and Music
- Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and John Goodman

Mallrats (1995)

- Director: Kevin Smith
- IMDb user rating: 7.0 (127K reviews)
- Runtime: 94 minutes
- Genres: Comedy and Romance
- Cast: Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, and Jason Lee

A Serious Man (2009)

- Director: Ethan Coen
- IMDb user rating: 7.0 (147K reviews)
- Runtime: 106 minutes
- Genres: Comedy and Drama
- Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, and Sari Lennick

A Simple Plan (1998)

- Director: Sam Raimi
- IMDb user rating: 7.5 (74K reviews)
- Runtime: 121 minutes
- Genres: Crime, Drama, and Thriller
- Cast: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, and Bridget Fonda

Untamed Heart (1993)

- Director: Tony Bill
- IMDb user rating: 6.8 (15K reviews)
- Runtime: 102 minutes
- Genres: Drama and Romance
- Cast: Christian Slater, Marisa Tomei, and Rosie Perez

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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