Films set Indianaby Mike_Noga | created - 25 May 2012 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Please enjoy these films, which are all at least partially set in Indiana.
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1. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Votes: 122,668 | Gross: $20.61M
3. A History of Violence (2005)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core in this action thriller.
Votes: 213,380 | Gross: $31.49M
4. Hoosiers (1986)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
Votes: 40,351 | Gross: $28.61M
6. Appointment with Danger (1950)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.
7. Ten Laps to Go (1936)
Approved | 60 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Larry Evans (Rex Lease), champion race car driver, is envied by his chief rival, Eddie DeSylva (Duncan Renaldo), who has more ambitions than merely winning the races; he has designs on the ... See full summary »
8. Little Big Top (2006)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy
An aging out of work clown returns to his small hometown, resigned to spend the rest of his days in a drunken stupor. But when his passion for clowning is reawakened by the local amateur circus he finds his smile.
Votes: 127 | Gross: $0.01M
11. Viper (1988)
R | 94 min | Action, Drama
After Laura's husband James is murdered, she decides to find out who did it and why. She finds herself in a fight against an anti-terrorist organization in her desire for revenge.
13. A Hoosier Romance (1918)
Living with her cruel and greedy father on their Indiana farm, Pretty Patience Thompson, is a "girl with a singing soul," However, her life of drudgery is brightened by John, the hired hand... See full summary »
14. The Penalty (1941)
Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The son of a murderer is entangled in his father's crimes and is sentenced to a rehabilitive farm, where he learns a new way of life.
16. Blonde Comet (1941)
Passed | 67 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Beverly Blake, the 'Blonde Comet," and the daughter of a tire-manufacturer, gets behind the wheel of a race-car, and is soon tearing up the tracks and winning races in Italy, France and ... See full summary »
18. Jerry (2009)
96 min | Comedy, Drama
As a forty-something door-to-door book salesman, Jerry is used to having doors shut in his face. However, a chance meeting with Jordan, an engaging young punk rocker, opens the door into a new world.
20. A Girl of the Limberlost (1990 TV Movie)
105 min | Drama, Family
A teenage girl living in 1908 rural Indiana attends high school despite her mother's fierce opposition of her life, the friendship of a free-spirted older woman helps her stick to her goals.
21. Maja Steinansikt (1996)
85 min | Family
While her mama is at the hospital to give birth, and her dad has gone off with a mistress, Maja has to survive by herself and her grandma, thanks to her Indian costume and her second Indian identity as Maja Stoneface.
22. Elmer, the Great (1933)
Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country bumpkin Elmer Kane joins the Chicago Cubs as the greatest hitter in baseball. His skill with a bat takes the team to the World Series, but on the way to the championship he has to deal with gamblers and crooked pitchers.
24. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance
The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.
25. Born to Speed (1947)
Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Johnny Randall, a young race-car driver, falls in love with Tony Bradley, who hates racing because her brother was killed in a midget car-race (the car size, not the driver-size.) To ... See full summary »
27. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.
Votes: 170,554 | Gross: $132.09M
28. Falling from Grace (1992)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music
Rock singer John Mellencamp makes his screen and directorial debut in this story by "Lonesome Dove" author, Larry McMurtry. The story, not too separated from Mellencamp's real life, finds ... See full summary »
Votes: 484 | Gross: $0.23M
29. Freckles Comes Home (1942)
Passed | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Freckles (Johnny Downs) comes home from college...and the sheriff accuses him of murder, gangsters put him on the spot, and his girl friend, Jane (Gale Storm), falls in love with a confidence man.
31. The Jackpot (1950)
Passed | 85 min | Comedy
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.
32. Infidel (2006)
Not Rated | 56 min | Drama
A street preacher encounters a man in a greasy rib joint and becomes convinced that she has been chosen by God to bring this solitary stranger to Jesus. What she doesn't realize is that he ... See full summary »
33. Black Baseball in Indiana (2011)
27 min | Documentary, Short, Sport
Black Baseball in Indiana features interviews with Negro Leagues players and historians, telling the unsung stories of the Indianapolis ABCs, Indianapolis Clowns and other influential ... See full summary »
35. Rudy (1993)
PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
Votes: 51,491 | Gross: $22.75M
36. Some Came Running (1958)
Approved | 137 min | Drama, Romance
Dave Hirsch, a writer and an army veteran winds up in his small Indiana hometown, to the dismay of his respectable older brother. He meets and befriends various different characters and tries to figure out what to do with his life.
37. Kinsey (2004)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.
Votes: 46,135 | Gross: $10.21M
41. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)
Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Small-town Indiana girl Lily Mars dreams to be a stage actress. She begs visiting Broadway producer John Thornway for a role but he dismisses her as an amateur. She follows him to New York and worms her way into his show, and his heart.
45. Home in Indiana (1944)
Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young ... See full summary »
46. Lonesome Jim (2005)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Failing to make it on his own, twenty-seven-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Votes: 7,433 | Gross: $0.15M
47. The Price of Cigarettes (2012)
14 min | Short, Drama, Thriller
Autumn, a young nicotine addicted mother living in the rust belt, finds herself in a place she never imagined: unhappily raising the child of a husband she no longer loves while juggling a ... See full summary »
48. The Dream Catcher (1999)
99 min | Drama
An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. ... See full summary »
49. The Ryan White Story (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama