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Best Movies Set in Nebraska

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

Nebraska is a midwestern U.S. state encompassing the prairies of the Great Plains, the towering dunes of the Sandhills and the panhandle’s dramatic rock formations. Lincoln, the capital and a vibrant university town, is distinguished by its soaring state capitol. The city of Omaha is home to the Durham Museum, which honors the state’s pioneering past in a converted railroad depot.

Best Movies Set in Nebraska

Boys Don't Cry
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard (Actors)

Boys Don't Cry

Year: 1999

Based on a true story, Boys Don't Cry was adapted from the life of Brandon Teena, born Teena Brandon, a woman who chose to live her life as a man and suffered tragic consequences as a result. A true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself, Boys Don't Cry is critically acclaimed and was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards.

About Schmidt
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney (Actors)

About Schmidt

Year: 2002

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Warren Schmidt is about to experience the bittersweet slice of life. Newly retired, he and his wife Helen have big plans to see America – but an unexpected twist changes everything. Now Schmidt is determined to stop his daughter's wedding to an underachieving waterbed salesman.

From meeting the groom's eccentric parent to sponsoring a Tanzanian foster child, Schmidt sets off on his mission…and gets lost along the road to self-discovery.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight (Actors)


Year: 1980

This comedy classic set at a stuffy country club features riotous performances from Bill Murray as a demented greenskeeper, Ted Knight as the pompous club president, Chevy Chase as a daft golf ace, and scene-stealer Rodney Dangerfield as a crude developer.

The Stand (Special Edition)
  • Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe (Actors)
  • Mick Garris (Director)

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.

  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Glenn Fitzgerald, Anson Mount, Bob Burrus (Actors)


Year: 2000

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“Tully” explores a legacy of love between a family of men and the events of one summer that change their world forever. Told through the eyes of Tully Coates, Jr. (Anson Mount) – the local heartthrob and eldest son – a world is revealed where secrets are kept close as a distant father and his two sons struggle with a past that has come back to haunt them. | Stream on YouTube

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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