Films set in Nebraskaby Mike_Noga | created - 21 May 2012 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
Here's a list of films I've seen that are set at least partially in Nebraska.
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2. About Schmidt (2002)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama
A man upon retirement, embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.
Votes: 118,327 | Gross: $65.02M
3. Night of the Twisters (1996 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, Family
The residents of a small town come face to face with a deadly and unpredictable series of tornadoes. Among them is one boy struggling to keep his family safe in the dangerous weather.
4. Citizen Ruth (1996)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.
Votes: 6,862 | Gross: $0.15M
5. The Far Horizons (1955)
Not Rated | 108 min | History, Western
After purchasing Louisiana from France, the USA sends surveyors Lewis and Clark, assisted by a Shoshone guide, to chart the new territory.
6. Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002 Video)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Sport
With the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team, the Chiefs are sold to a new owner who gives them a female coach and puts them in a league in which they ... See full summary »
7. Boys Town (1938)
Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama
When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child... See full summary »
8. The Easter Promise (1975 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama, Family
In the small Nebraska town where the Mills family lives celebrated actress Constance Payne returns. She's intent on selling the family home and cutting her ties. Instead she is drawn to the young people who teach hef aabout life.
9. The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972 TV Movie)
Unrated | 75 min | Drama, Family
A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946, wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.
12. Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Sport
A high school janitor has not recovered from his failed career as a tennis pro. He begins coaching his beloved sport to a group of misfits and leads them to the Nebraska State Championships.
16. The Stand (1994)
Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
17. Election (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.
Votes: 84,310 | Gross: $14.88M
21. Hex (1973)
PG | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Western
A group of friends who were World War I flyers ride their motorcycles across America in search of what they believe their generation lost during the war.
22. Tully (2000)
R | 102 min | Drama
Tully Coates, Jr., with his good looks and chiseled body, is the local heartthrob, and while he has a new girlfriend virtually every night, he's incapable of getting close to anyone. His ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,827 | Gross: $0.43M
23. Troubled Child (2012)
TV-14 | 100 min | Drama
Inspired by true-life events, this is the sobering story of the Williams family and their process of coping with an adopted child suffering from Reactive Attachment Disorder.
25. O Pioneers! (1992 TV Movie)
PG | 99 min | Drama
Alexandra Bergson inherits the family farm and struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the windswept prairie. Along the way, she forfeits her one chance for love, but never forgets the... See full summary »
32. Letters from Nebraska (2002)
11 min | Short
Told mostly through first person reminiscence, Letters From Nebraska is a snapshot of the American pioneer experience as seen through the eyes of Mattie Oblinger ( Bronwen Harrison ) and her family.
33. Mr. Woodcock (2007)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made middle school hell for generations of students.
Votes: 34,070 | Gross: $25.63M
34. My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937)
Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Drama
When the owner of the New York Globe-Leader dies without making a will, the paper is inherited by his only living relative, an "old maid schoolteacher" from Nebraska. Martha Aldrich, along ... See full summary »
35. The Lost Capone (1990 TV Movie)
Unrated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Fictionalized account of Jimmy Capone (Pasdar), the brother of gangster Al Capone (Roberts) who assumed an alias and became a lawman.
36. Children of the Corn (1984)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.
Votes: 43,968 | Gross: $14.57M
37. Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A journalist and his son travel to Nebraska to investigate the mysterious town of Gatlin where, unbeknownst to them, a murderous cult of children are still waiting in the corn fields.
Votes: 7,157 | Gross: $6.98M
38. Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
Two brothers connected to the murderous children's cult of Gatlin, Nebraska are taken to Chicago by an adoptive couple.
39. Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996 Video)
R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of kids killed long ago, and then start killing ... See full summary »
40. Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998 Video)
R | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Six college students on a road trip take a wrong turn and end up trapped in a strangely deserted rural town inhabited by a murdeous cult of children.
41. Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (1999 Video)
R | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
As a teenage girl comes to Gatlin to find her biological mother, the town's infamous cult plots a comeback as their leader, Isaac, awakens from a coma.
42. Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001 Video)
R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller
When a girl named Jamie repeatedly tries to contact her grandmother to no avail, she investigates by going to her apartment in Omaha Nebraska....only to find that it's been condemned and ... See full summary »
44. 13 Hours by Air (1936)
Approved | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Airline pilot Jack Gordon (Fred MacMurray) on a flight from New York to San Francisco, is immediately attracted to beautiful passenger Felice Rollins (Joan Bennett). Known as a "lady's man"... See full summary »
45. Surveillance (I) (2008)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two FBI agents attempt to clarify the murders occurring in a desolate region. They approach the witnesses of the latest incident with the help of the local police. All of them hide something and all have wildly different stories to tell.
Votes: 16,290 | Gross: $0.03M
46. Western Union (1941)
Passed | 95 min | History, Western
When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.
47. Taken in Broad Daylight (2009 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her captor, engineering her own rescue and negotiating her safe release after 6 days of hell.
48. The Substitute Wife (1994 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Western
In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.
49. Murder in the Heartland (1993– )
157 min | Drama, Thriller