Films set in Idaho

by Mike_Noga | created - 22 May 2012 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Here's a list of films that are at least partially set in Idaho!

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1. Smoke Signals (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by... See full summary »

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer

Votes: 9,169 | Gross: $6.72M

2. Zorro's Black Whip (1944)

Approved | 211 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell | Stars: George J. Lewis, Linda Stirling, Lucien Littlefield, Francis McDonald

Votes: 176

It's girl Idaho!

3. Idaho Transfer (1973)

PG | 86 min | Sci-Fi

During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Fonda | Stars: Kelly Bohanon, Kevin Hearst, Caroline Hildebrand, Keith Carradine

Votes: 759

4. Duchess of Idaho (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Ellen Hallet is in love with her playboy boss, Douglas Morrison, but is too timid to do anything about it. To help her, her roommate Chris decides to step in and devises a plan. Chris ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Esther Williams, Van Johnson, John Lund, Paula Raymond

Votes: 427

5. 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

R | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

21 Metascore

A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.

Director: Demian Lichtenstein | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater

Votes: 42,057 | Gross: $15.74M

6. A Home of Our Own (1993)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama

The story begins in Los Angeles when Frances Lacey (Kathy Bates) takes her six children and drives north to find a home of their own away from the bad influences of the big city.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Kathy Bates, Edward Furlong, Clarissa Lassig, Sarah Schaub

Votes: 2,724 | Gross: $1.70M

7. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert

Votes: 45,489 | Gross: $6.40M

8. My Life with Caroline (1941)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

Caroline Mason, on vacation with her father Mr. Bliss in Idaho, has fallen in love with gaucho Paco Del Valle, the two who plan to get married. The problem is is that she's already married,... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Ronald Colman, Anna Lee, Charles Winninger, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 256

9. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

64 Metascore

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell

Votes: 186,586 | Gross: $44.54M

10. Georgia Rule (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

25 Metascore

A troubled young woman is sent to live with her grandmother for the summer, while hiding a secret that could potentially tear her family apart.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 23,129 | Gross: $18.88M

11. Thousand Pieces of Gold (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Romance, Western

In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Kelly | Stars: Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Michael Paul Chan, Dennis Dun

Votes: 514 | Gross: $0.72M

13. Idaho (1943)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A deputy sets out to prove that a respected judge, who had once been a criminal, is being framed for crimes committed by a crooked saloon owner.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers

Votes: 93

14. Twin Falls Idaho (1999)

R | 111 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Conjoined twins have their relationship tested when a woman takes interest in one of them.

Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Michael Polish, Mark Polish, Michele Hicks, Jon Gries

Votes: 3,610 | Gross: $0.99M

15. Thunder Mountain (1935)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Gold prospector O'Brien stakes a claim but is cheated by a saloonkeepr. He plots revenge.

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Barbara Fritchie, Frances Grant, Morgan Wallace

Votes: 25

16. Tattoo, a Love Story (2002)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sara, a straight arrow schoolteacher, meets Virgil, an easygoing tattoo artist, and finds herself choosing between her comfortable life and a life of freedom and adventure.

Director: Richard W. Bean | Stars: Megan Edwards, Virgil Mignanelli, Benjamin Burdick, Kathryn Cherasaro

Votes: 470

17. The Fall of '55 (2006)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In late 1955 and early 1956, the citizens of Boise, Idaho believed there was a menace in their midst. On Halloween, investigators arrested three men on charges of having sex with teenage ... See full summary »

Director: Seth Randal | Stars: Ron Bess, Peter Boag, Jack Butler, Melvin Dir

Votes: 36

18. Finding Sky (2010)

60 min | Drama, Romance

A struggling Los Angeles actress returns home to her family's ranch in Idaho & must decide which of her two lives completes her the most while battling with a past that still haunts her.

Director: Emily Sandifer | Stars: Emily Sandifer, Sergio Bernal, Courtnie Long, Kerry Lynne McHugh

Votes: 18

19. Two-Faced Woman (1941)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

After a ski instructor catches her husband flirting with an old flame, she decides to pose as her (fictitious) twin sister in an attempt to keep him faithful.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Constance Bennett, Roland Young

Votes: 1,424 | Gross: $0.88M

20. Pontiac Moon (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

An absent-minded-professor father and his son bond during a symbolic road trip through the Western U.S. while his wife tries to overcome her neuroses to save the family.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ryan Todd, Eric Schweig

Votes: 645 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Guns of Jericho (2007)

Not Rated | 72 min | Crime

Mr. Jericho (boss of the local Boise mafia) has a problem: the books aren't adding up. Jericho hires a professional assassin, Jack, from Chicago to deal with the three underlings who are ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Ellis | Stars: Jeremy Chase, Chimena Cole, Sean Cole, Annie Cosho

Votes: 6

22. At Lionhead (2007)

56 min | Documentary

Follows the story of silent movie actress, director, and producer Nell Shipman from 1922 to 1925 at her production studio called Lionhead Lodge on Priest Lake in northern Idaho.

Director: Paul Brand | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Virginia Bogert, Paul Brand, Wendy Carroll

23. Take a Chance (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

The story of two brothers from Texas, Kirby Heyborne (The R.M., The Best Two Years, Saints and Soldiers) and Corbin Allred (Saints and Soldiers) travel to a small town in Idaho in search of... See full summary »

Director: John Lyde | Stars: Corbin Allred, Kirby Heyborne, Lara Everly, David Nibley

Votes: 158

24. Hot Dog... The Movie (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

39 Metascore

Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy Smith, John Patrick Reger

Votes: 2,795 | Gross: $20.31M

25. The Other Side of Heaven (2001)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

38 Metascore

John Groberg, a farm kid from Idaho Falls, crosses an ocean to become a missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan islands during the 1950s.

Director: Mitch Davis | Stars: Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway, Joe Folau, Nathaniel Lees

Votes: 3,846 | Gross: $4.72M

26. Pizza Man vs. the Dude (2004)

82 min | Horror

When the worlds of high speed pizza delivery and accidentally invoked gypsy elemental beings collide, cheese is extra.

Director: Will Schmeckpeper | Stars: Bob Andrews-Bryant, Kim Barker, Norma Campbell, Ray Chacko

Votes: 26

27. Bronco Billy (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 9,965 | Gross: $24.27M

28. Life or Meth (2007 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary, Crime

Documentary: Chronicles the epidemic of methamphetamine abuse in Idaho, told entirely in first-person through the eyes of recovering addicts and community leaders struggling with the high cost to society.

Director: Tim Stokes | Star: Dee Sarton

Votes: 35

29. Brentina: From Idaho to Athens (2004 TV Movie)

G | 58 min | Documentary

Following on the hoofs of the hot movie "Seabiscuit" comes a television documentary about a horse and rider every bit as compelling. "Brentina: From Idaho to Athens, airing on major market ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Ryan | Star: Debbie McDonald

Votes: 6

30. Dandelion (2004)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Milgard | Stars: Vincent Kartheiser, Taryn Manning, Arliss Howard, Mare Winningham

Votes: 1,895

31. Gun Smoke (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Following a killing and robbery in a big city back east, gang leader Kedge Darvas and some of his henchies take a train to a small western town in Idaho, with intentions of hiding out there... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, William 'Stage' Boyd, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 24

32. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 1,673

34. Idaho Kid (1936)

Approved | 59 min | Western

Idaho, returning to the area he left as a boy, gets in the middle of a range feud. He takes the side of Endicott. On the other side is Hollister who is unaware that Idaho is his long lost ... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Rex Bell, Marion Shilling, David Sharpe, Earl Dwire

Votes: 31

35. Idaho (I) (2005)

13 min | Short, Drama

A dark depiction of the present day capitalist and those who work beneath him... set in a crop field. "Just another day at the office" it isn't, when a new worker arrives with a new attitude and threatens to disrupt their routine.

Director: Scott Belyea | Stars: Cory Chetyrbok, Michael Henderson, David Haus, Derek McIver

Votes: 12

36. The Second Civil War (1997 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

A simple immigration issue spins wildly out of control for those involved, ranging from the President of the United States, to a news producer.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Beau Bridges, Joanna Cassidy, Phil Hartman, James Earl Jones

Votes: 1,646

37. Last Man of Idaho (2010)

24 min | Short, Sci-Fi

A talking potato from the future guides an aspiring author as they travel through time.

Director: Ascot Smith | Stars: Tom Dheere, Ascot Smith

38. The To Do List (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

61 Metascore

Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.

Director: Maggie Carey | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 34,867 | Gross: $3.45M

39. The Being (1983)

R | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A mutated creature is wreaking havoc in a small town in Idaho. A police chief and a government scientist team up to save their rural town from its menace.

Director: Jackie Kong | Stars: Martin Landau, Marianne Gordon, Bill Osco, José Ferrer

Votes: 1,094

40. Soda Springs (2012)

TV-PG | 115 min | Drama

The story of a man's struggle to claim his future by confronting his past. The road is not an easy one as old demons resurface to threaten everything Eden has fought to overcome.

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Jay Pickett, Tom Skerritt, Victoria Pratt, Michael Bowen

Votes: 295

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