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Best Movies Set in Connecticut

Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don't miss the best movies set in Connecticut. While you're at it, check out the best books set in Connecticut, too.

Connecticut is a U.S. state in southern New England that has a mix of coastal cities and rural areas dotted with small towns. Mystic is famed for its Seaport museum filled with centuries-old ships, and the beluga whale exhibits at Mystic Aquarium.

On Long Island Sound, the city of New Haven is known as the home of Yale University and its acclaimed Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Best Movies Set in Connecticut

The Stepford Wives
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler (Actors)

The Stepford Wives

Year: 2004

After enduring setbacks in her television career, executive Joanna Eberhart (Nicole Kidman) relocates with her family from New York City to the Connecticut suburb of Stepford.

While Joanna's husband, Walter (Matthew Broderick), quickly warms up to their new town, she has a hard time adjusting to Stepford's manicured environs and the overly accommodating attitude of the area women. Soon Joanna begins to suspect that something is not right, and she tries to uncover Stepford's secret.

The Conjuring
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor (Actors)

The Conjuring

Year: 2013

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The Conjuring tells the horrifying true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world-renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse.

The Ref
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  • Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey (Actors)

The Ref

Year: 1994

Denis Leary plays an unfortunate cat burglar who becomes trapped in a fate worse than jail when he takes a bickering couple (Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis) and their annoying relative's hostage.

Before long, they're driving him nuts, and the line between who is whose hostage begins to blur. His only hope for survival is to act as their referee and resolve their differences – or it's going to mean instant insanity for everyone! Spend a hysterically funny evening with The Ref – you're sure to experience an irreverent and fun-filled time!

Rachel Getting Married
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  • Sister Carol East, Debra Winger, Anne Hathaway (Actors)

Rachel Getting Married

Year: 2008

Rachel Getting Married is a contemporary drama with an aggressive sense of humor about the return of an estranged daughter to the family home for her sister's wedding. Kym's (Hathaway) reemergence throws a wrench into the family dynamics, forcing long-simmering tensions to surface in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking.

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Holiday Inn

Year: 1942

This perennial, Christmas-season favorite teams screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire as entertainers (and rival suitors of Marjorie Reynolds) running an inn that is only open on holidays. It's a true showcase for lots of singing and dancing, seamlessly wrapped in a catchy story.

The Irving Berlin numbers (each one connected to a different holiday) are winners, while Crosby's warm performance of “White Christmas” becomes a movie touchstone (and winner of the Oscar for Best Song)! 

Now that you've completed the list of best books set in this state, why not check out some others? Here are the Best Movies Set in All 50 States.

To continue learning, check out the Connecticut State History Project.

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