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Best Movies Set in Delaware

Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don't miss the best movies set in Delaware.

Delaware, a small Mid-Atlantic U.S. state, sits on a peninsula marked by dune-backed beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River, and Delaware Bay. In Dover, the capital, First State Heritage Park encompasses 18th-century Colonial landmarks like the Georgian-style Old State House.

The city of Wilmington is known for the Riverfront, a waterside district of parks, boutiques, and restaurants.

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Fight Club
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter (Actors)

Fight Club

Year: 1999

A depressed man (Edward Norton) suffering from insomnia meets a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and soon finds himself living in his squalid house after his perfect apartment is destroyed.

The two bored men form an underground club with strict rules and fight other men who are fed up with their mundane lives. Their perfect partnership frays when Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), a fellow support group crasher, attracts Tyler's attention.

The Dish and the Spoon
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Greta Gerwig, Olly Alexander (Actors)

The Dish & the Spoon

Year: 2011

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This quirky romantic comedy follows Rose (Greta Gerwig), whose life changes after discovering her husband’s affair. She later crosses paths with a marooned teenager in a boarded-up Delaware beach town and begins a delicate friendship. This engaging and insightful film will make audiences appreciate change for better and worse.

And Never Let Her Go
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mark Harmon, Rachel Ward, Kathryn Morris (Actors)

And Never Let Her Go

Year: 2001

An affair between Anne Marie Fahey, an upper-level Delaware government aide, and Tom Capano, a married and influential political advisor and attorney, slowly becomes obsessive and deadly.

Stephen King's The Stand
  • Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan (Actors)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Stand

Year: 1994

The world abruptly ends when a deadly virus accidentally escapes from a government-sponsored biological warfare laboratory. Soon people are dropping like flies from the plague, but a few survive and find themselves strangely compelled to head into the West.

Good-hearted people follow the voice of an ancient black woman. Bad people follow the enigmatic Walkin' Dude. It is only a matter of time before the two sides are forced into a climactic battle over the final fate of humanity.

The Lovely Bones
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan (Actors)

The Lovely Bones

Year: 2009

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A fourteen-year-old girl in suburban 1970s Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

The film starts with Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) reminiscing about her childhood. There was a snow globe with a penguin in it that she was worried about since he was all alone. Her father, Jack (Mark Wahlberg) tells her that the penguin has a nice life since he is stuck in a perfect world. 

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 Delaware State History Project.

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