Which movies were filmed in Rhode Island?

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September 26, 2023
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Which movies were filmed in Rhode Island?

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 Rhode Island 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.

27 Dresses (2008)

- Director: Anne Fletcher
- IMDb user rating: 6.1 (171K reviews)
- Runtime: 111 minutes
- Genres: Comedy and Romance
- Cast: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, and Malin Akerman

Amistad (1997)

- Director: Steven Spielberg
- IMDb user rating: 7.3 (81K reviews)
- Runtime: 155 minutes
- Genres: Biography, Drama, and History
- Cast: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, and Anthony Hopkins

Dan in Real Life (2007)

- Director: Peter Hedges
- IMDb user rating: 6.8 (106K reviews)
- Runtime: 98 minutes
- Genres: Comedy, Drama, and Romance
- Cast: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, and Dane Cook

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

- Director: Peter Farrelly
- IMDb user rating: 7.3 (402K reviews)
- Runtime: 107 minutes
- Genres: Comedy
- Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, and Lauren Holly

The Great Gatsby (1974)

- Director: Jack Clayton
- IMDb user rating: 6.4 (26K reviews)
- Runtime: 144 minutes
- Genres: Drama and Romance
- Cast: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, and Bruce Dern

Lolita (1962)

- Director: Stanley Kubrick
- IMDb user rating: 7.5 (106K reviews)
- Runtime: 153 minutes
- Genres: Crime, Drama, and Romance
- Cast: James Mason, Shelley Winters, and Sue Lyon

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

- Director: Bobby Farrelly
- IMDb user rating: 6.6 (246K reviews)
- Runtime: 116 minutes
- Genres: Comedy
- Cast: Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, and Anthony Anderson

Meet Joe Black (1998)

- Director: Martin Brest
- IMDb user rating: 7.2 (257K reviews)
- Runtime: 178 minutes
- Genres: Drama, Fantasy, and Romance
- Cast: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Claire Forlani

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

- Director: Wes Anderson
- IMDb user rating: 7.8 (362K reviews)
- Runtime: 94 minutes
- Genres: Comedy, Drama, and Family
- Cast: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, and Bruce Willis

Mystic Pizza (1988)

- Director: Donald Petrie
- IMDb user rating: 6.3 (31K reviews)
- Runtime: 104 minutes
- Genres: Comedy, Drama, and Romance
- Cast: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, and Lili Taylor

True Lies (1994)

- Director: James Cameron
- IMDb user rating: 7.3 (274K reviews)
- Runtime: 141 minutes
- Genres: Action, Comedy, and Thriller
- Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tom Arnold

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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