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Best Movies Set in Maine

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

Maine, the northeasternmost U.S. state, is known for its rocky coastline, maritime history, and nature areas like the granite and spruce islands of Acadia National Park. Moose are plentiful in Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin, the endpoint of the Appalachian Trail.

Lighthouses such as the candy-striped beacon at West Quoddy Head, dot the coast, as do lobster shacks and sandy beaches like Ogunquit and Old Orchard. 

Best Movies Set in Maine

The Mist
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  • Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden (Actors)

The Mist

Year: 2007

When a mysterious mist, and the supernatural creatures within, falls across their town in the wake of a violent storm, a group of local citizens must fend for themselves while trapped inside a local supermarket.

Pet Sematary (1989)
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  • Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby (Actors)

Pet Sematary

Year: 1989

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The Creed family has just moved to their new seemingly perfect home in Maine – but it doesn't take long for them to discover a terrible secret that lies in the cemetery next door that changes their lives forever.

Carrie (1976)
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  • Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving (Actors)


Year: 1976

Based on a Stephen King novel, Carrie is a shy, friendless girl sheltered by her overly religious mother who seeks revenge on her cruel classmates via her telekinetic powers when they humiliate her at the Senior Prom.

Dolores Claiborne
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  • Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judy Parfitt (Actors)

Dolores Claiborne

Year: 1995

An estranged mother (Kathy Bates) and daughter (Jennifer Jason Leigh) must confront their darkest memories when one of them is accused of murder in this adaptation of Stephen King's novel.

The Cider House Rules
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  • Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo (Actors)

The Cider House Rules

Year: 1999

This breakout New York Times bestseller from the celebrated author of Commencement and The Engagements, introduces four unforgettable women and the abiding, often irrational love that keeps them coming back, every summer, to Maine and to each other.

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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.


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