Films set in Iowaby CorleoneWarrior88 | created - 24 Apr 2015 | updated - 26 Apr 2015 | Public
The ultimate list of films set in Iowa
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1. Field of Dreams (1989)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.
Votes: 101,310 | Gross: $64.43M
3. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama
After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally-disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother. This situation is suddenly challenged though, when love unexpectedly walks into his life.
Votes: 199,938 | Gross: $9.17M
4. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Romance
Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s.
Votes: 66,646 | Gross: $71.52M
5. Cedar Rapids (2011)
R | 87 min | Comedy
Tim Lippe has no idea what he's in for when he's sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the "guidance" of three convention veterans.
Votes: 34,956 | Gross: $6.86M
6. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller
A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Votes: 46,169 | Gross: $101.60M
7. The Crazies (2010)
R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller
After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival along with help from a couple of people.
Votes: 105,492 | Gross: $39.12M
9. The Last Supper (I) (1995)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Votes: 13,571 | Gross: $0.44M
10. Haunting Villisca (2006)
Not Rated | 156 min | Drama, Mystery
Professor David Salt's guilty secrets draw him to the fabled Town of Villisca, past and present collide as he is driven to help the trapped spirits, and to seek his own redemption.
11. Whiteboyz (1999)
R | 92 min | Drama, Comedy
In a virtually all-white Iowa town, Flip daydreams of being a hip-hop star, hanging with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre. He practices in front of a mirror and with his two pals, James and ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,696 | Gross: $0.04M
12. The Final Season (2007)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Kent Stock disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory.
Votes: 2,332 | Gross: $1.16M
13. Iowa (2005)
104 min | Crime, Drama
A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives.
14. Michael (1996)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Two tabloid reporters checking out a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman find that it's true. But that's not the only surprise.
Votes: 38,910 | Gross: $95.32M
17. The Coverup (2008)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The story centers on around the mysterious death of repeat drunk driving offender Thacker and the discovery of his body in an alley behind the Marshalltown, Iowa, police department after his latest DUI arrest.
18. Cold Turkey (1971)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy
Hoping for positive publicity, a tobacco company offers $25 million to any American town that quits smoking for 30 days. Amidst a media frenzy, Eagle Rock, Iowa accepts the challenge while the company's PR man tries to sabotage the effort.
21. The Sullivans (1944)
Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History
The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are ... See full summary »
22. Ice Castles (1978)
PG | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,915 | Gross: $20.71M
23. Butter (2011)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
In Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town's annual contest.
Votes: 19,675 | Gross: $0.07M
24. Fanboys (2009)
PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 54,570 | Gross: $0.69M
25. The Trouble with Girls (1969)
G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical
Chautauqua manager Walter Hale and his loyal business manager struggle to keep their traveling troupe together in small town America.
26. What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)
R | 101 min | Crime, Musical, Mystery
Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.
30. The Major and the Minor (1942)
Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance
A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.
Votes: 5,548 | Gross: $6.38M
31. 16 to Life (2009)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Romance
Romantic comedy. A small town teenager's angst about sexual inexperience drives a comic quest for love and understanding on a birthday to end all birthdays.
32. Miles from Home (1988)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.
Votes: 1,213 | Gross: $0.19M
33. Star Trek (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Votes: 559,814 | Gross: $257.73M
Honorable Mention: One scene set in Iowa