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Best Movies Set in Montana

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

Montana is a western state defined by its diverse terrain ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains. Its wide-open spaces include Glacier National Park, a vast wilderness preserve that passes into Canada. The park’s many snow-capped peaks, lakes, and alpine hiking trails are showcased along its famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, stretching 50 miles.

Best Movies Set in Montana

The Horse Whisperer
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  • Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill (Actors)

The Horse Whisperer

Year: 1998

When teenage Grace (Scarlett Johansson) is traumatized by a riding accident that badly injures her horse, her mother Annie (Kristin Scott Thomas), a high-powered New York magazine editor, realizes Grace will only recover once the horse is healed.
 
She takes them both to a secluded Montana ranch, where legendary “horse whisperer” Tom Booker (Robert Redford) begins to heal the horse, and also stirs long-dormant feelings in Annie that lead her to question her marriage and choice of career.
Legends of the Fall
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  • Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn (Actors)

Legends of the Fall 

Year: 1994

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A passionate journey into the darkest secrets of love, betrayal, and the unbreakable bonds of blood, LEGENDS OF THE FALL is a powerful story about three brothers struggling to stay together and the woman who comes between them.

A River Runs Through It
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  • Craig Sheffer, Robert Redford, Brad Pitt (Actors)

A River Runs Through It

Year: 1992

The Maclean brothers, Paul (Brad Pitt) and Norman (Craig Sheffer) live a relatively idyllic life in rural Montana, spending much of their time fly fishing. The sons of a minister (Tom Skerritt), the boys eventually part company when Norman moves east to attend college, leaving his rebellious brother to find trouble back home.
 
When Norman finally returns, the siblings resume their fishing outings and assess both where they've been and where they're going.
Jurassic Park
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  • Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum (Actors)

Jurassic Park

Year: 1993

In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA.

While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

Badlands
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  • Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates (Actors)

Badlands

Year: 2004

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Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek play young lovers on a shooting spree across 1950s South Dakota in Terrence Malick's turbulent, gut-grabbing masterwork. Kit Carruthers, a young garbage collector, and his girlfriend Holly Sargis from Fort Dupree, South Dakota, are on the run after killing Holly's father who disagreed with their relationship.

On their way toward the Badlands of Montana, they leave a trail of dispassionate and seemingly random murders.

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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