Which movies were filmed in Montana?

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September 26, 2023
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Which movies were filmed in Montana?

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 Montana 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.

Broken Arrow (1996)

- Director: John Woo
- IMDb user rating: 6.1 (103K reviews)
- Runtime: 108 minutes
- Genres: Action, Adventure, and Thriller
- Cast: John Travolta, Christian Slater, and Samantha Mathis

Far and Away (1992)

- Director: Ron Howard
- IMDb user rating: 6.6 (67K reviews)
- Runtime: 140 minutes
- Genres: Adventure, Drama, and Romance
- Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Thomas Gibson

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

The Horse Whisperer (1998)

- Director: Robert Redford
- IMDb user rating: 6.7 (43K reviews)
- Runtime: 169 minutes
- Genres: Drama, Romance, and Western
- Cast: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Sam Neill

Little Big Man (1970)

- Director: Arthur Penn
- IMDb user rating: 7.5 (37K reviews)
- Runtime: 139 minutes
- Genres: Adventure, Comedy, and Drama
- Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, and Chief Dan George

Nebraska (2013)

- Director: Alexander Payne
- IMDb user rating: 7.7 (121K reviews)
- Runtime: 115 minutes
- Genres: Drama
- Cast: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb

The Revenant (2015)

- Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
- IMDb user rating: 8.0 (845K reviews)
- Runtime: 156 minutes
- Genres: Action, Adventure, and Drama
- Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and Will Poulter

A River Runs Through It (1992)

- Director: Robert Redford
- IMDb user rating: 7.2 (64K reviews)
- Runtime: 123 minutes
- Genres: Drama
- Cast: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, and Tom Skerritt

The River Wild (1994)

- Director: Curtis Hanson
- IMDb user rating: 6.5 (49K reviews)
- Runtime: 111 minutes
- Genres: Adventure, Crime, and Thriller
- Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, and David Strathairn

The Shining (1980)

- Director: Stanley Kubrick
- IMDb user rating: 8.4 (1.1M reviews)
- Runtime: 146 minutes
- Genres: Drama and Horror
- Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd

The Untouchables (1987)

- Director: Brian De Palma
- IMDb user rating: 7.8 (323K reviews)
- Runtime: 119 minutes
- Genres: Crime, Drama, and Thriller
- Cast: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Robert De Niro

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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