Movies and TV shows set in minnesota

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in minnesota ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, semi serious, serious, humorous and clever films and TV shows about / with small town, runaway, catastrophe, dysfunctional family, dialogue, family relations, storytelling, pornography, brutality and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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minnesota movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as minnesota: New in Town (2009), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), North Country (2005), Sweet Land (2005), Fargo (2014), Far North (1988), Best Man Down (2012), Fargo (1996), A Simple Plan (1998), A Serious Man (2009).

List of movies set in minnesota

 5.6
 20K
New in Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lucy Hill is an ambitious up-and-coming executive living in Miami. She loves her shoes, she loves her cars and she loves climbing the corporate ladder. When she is offered a temporary assignment – in the middle of nowhere – to restructure a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, fish out of water, small town, opposites attract, vegetarian, misfit, factory worker, moral dilemma, fall in love, social relations, business executive, pratfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey, california
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Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a small Minnesota town, the annual beauty pageant is being covered by a TV crew. Former winner Gladys Leeman wants to make sure her daughter follows in her footsteps; explosions, falling lights, and trailer fires prove that. As the Leemans are ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, farce, small town, murder, blind ambition, obsession, contests and competitions, parent child relationship, envy, innocence lost, beauty pageant, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: minnesota, usa
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 7.3
 36K
North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: feminism, sexual harassment, rape, courtroom drama, lawsuit, court, rapist, small town, miner, love, secret, witness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, mine, usa
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 7.3
 3K
Sweet Land (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, citizenship, morality, german american, farm, church, wedding, romance, eviction, human nature, immigrants, social issues ...
Time: 20s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: minnesota, germany, europe, usa
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 9.0
 249K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, psychopath, killings, small town life, americana, law enforcement, gory, crime gone awry, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
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 4.8
 540
Far North (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being severly injured in a horse-riding accident,the family patriarch Bertram lies in a hospital bed plotting revenge against Mel, the four legged "enemy" he blames for putting him there. So when his eldest daughter Kate comes to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: family life, hospital, family relations, riding accident, dysfunctional family, vengeance, parents and children, family in crisis, homecoming, pregnancy, family problems, horse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: minnesota
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Best Man Down (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: honeymoon, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, couples, couple relations, friendship, friends, newlyweds, wedding, intergenerational friendship, fishing, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
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 8.1
 537K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, psychopath, greed, ransom, snow, murder, crime gone awry, small town, neo noir, police, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
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 7.5
 56K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: bleak, suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, paranoia, crime, accountant, suspicion, secret, betrayal, siblings relations, sibling relationship, friendship, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa
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 7.0
 117K
A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, jewish, professor, suburban life, dysfunctional family, telephone call, university, marijuana, divorce, rabbi, defamation, bribery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, campus, poland, canada ...
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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the massive city of Tokyo, Kumiko, a twenty-nine year old, lives in utter solitude. She works a dreadful, dead-end job under an awful boss, is intimidated by her well-off peers, and nagged incessantly by her overbearing mother who is exasperated ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, offbeat, realistic, touching ...
Plot: treasure hunt, rabbit, language barrier, wilderness, obsessive quest, escapades, delusion, map, mental illness, treasure, female protagonist, hare krishna ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota, japan, tokyo
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 7.0
 39K
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, friendship, mayor, buddies, elderly, neighborhood, old friends, romance, love triangle, love and romance, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: backstage, singer, radio, country music, angel, cowboy, performance, musician, country, music, radio show, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas ...
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 7.5
 454K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, small town life, social relations, youth, adoption, parents and children, eccentric family, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
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 7.0
 4K
Coach (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Coach is an American television sitcom that aired for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997. The series stars Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of the fictional Division I-A college football team the Minnesota State University Screaming ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, college, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, power relations, parents and children, workplace, youth, family relations, social relations, anchor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa
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 8.0
 3K
The New Land (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Continuation from Utvandrarna (1971): The Swedes arrive in the USA. They still have a long journey to Minnesota where they expect to find other Swedes. When they arrive there, each family searches a place to build a home. Kristina and Karl-Oskar ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, countryside, culture clash, society, family relations, human nature, americana, hopes, misfit, lifestyle, childbirth ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
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 7.7
 111
Laurel Avenue (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Laurel Avenue is an American three-hour television miniseries which aired on HBO on July 10 and 11, 1993. It is the story of an eventful weekend in the lives of an extended African American family living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Paul Aaron and actor ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: r&b, single parent, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, strong sexual content, addiction, suburbs, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, suburban life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified automobile suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: social misfits, parents and children, inheritance, mental illness, crime, siblings relations, family business, small town, suburbs, small town life, family relations, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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The Toilers and the Wayfarers (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Phillip and Dieter nearly suffocate hiding their sexual identity in the face of puritanical small town values. Joined by a mysterious German relative, the three misfits escape to the big city searching for a place to belong.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, rough ...
Plot: coming out, youth, runaway, coming of age, family life, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, small town, urban, self discovery, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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 6.0
 132
Herman U.S.A. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this quirky romantic comedy inspired by a true story, an influx of women invade the small town of Herman, Minn., to get their hands on a surplus of bachelors yearning for female companionship. When the persuasive "cry from the heart" of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, singleness, love and romance, romance, couples, journalism, couple relations, looking for love, small town life, gender, social relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
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You'll Like My Mother (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pregnant Los Angeles widow journeys to her late husband's Minnesota hometown to finally meet his mother and family, but she quickly discovers they're a very strange--and homicidal--lot. Director Lamont Johnson's 1972 thriller stars ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, tense ...
Plot: mind game, pregnancy, domestic disturbance, manipulations, estate, family in danger, woman in danger, danger, rivalry, family problems, hidden identity, family gatherings ...
Time: 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
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One More Saturday Night (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The problems faced by both teenagers and adults in a small Minnesota town who are trying to get dates for a Saturday night.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, buddies, nightclub, nightlife, small town, teenage life, friends, youth, music band, betrayal, terrorism, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: minnesota
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A Matter of Sex (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama - Jean Stapleton, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: bank, strike, discrimination, fighting the system, feminism, banking, misogyny, working class, workplace situations, gender, rebellion, workplace ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, year 1976, year 1977, year 1978
Place: minnesota, midwest
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 5.7
 32K
Regression (2015)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner investigates the case of young Angela, who accuses her father, John Gray, of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines is brought in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, investigation, uncover truth, sexual abuse, false accusation, family problems, protagonist as suspect, crimes, law enforcement, family relations, hospital, memory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990
Place: minnesota, usa
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 6.3
 71K
Young Adult (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, alcoholic, thirtysomething life, jealousy, divorce, homecoming, adolescence vs adulthood, drugs/alcohol, obsessive quest, high school, looking for love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california
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Grace Is Gone (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: iraq war, insomnia, support group, parents and children, on the road, gulf war, siblings relations, career, u.s. army, loss, truth, farewell ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, minnesota, usa, iraq, middle east
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I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sociopath, teenager, adolescence, hunt down, teenage hero, research, psychological thriller, winter, embalming, thanksgiving ...
Place: minnesota, midwest
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 6.0
 29K
Leatherheads (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A light hearted comedy about the beginnings of Professional American Football. When a decorated war hero and college all star is tempted into playing professional football. Everyone see the chance to make some big money, but when a reporter digs up ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: screwball, stadium, football, small town, american football, police, love triangle, romance, confession, ambition, rivalry, success ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: minnesota, usa, chicago illinois, milwaukee wisconsin, france ...
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 6.1
 2K
Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: soldier, military, military life, war, battles, family relations, battle zone, infantrymen, army, farmhouse, helicopter, infantry ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, iraq, minnesota, europe, usa
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Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the behest of Roger Dorn -- the Minnesota Twins' silver-tongued new owner -- washed-up minor league hurler Gus Cantrell steps up to the plate to take over as skipper of the club's hapless farm team. But little does he know that Dorn has ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sport, baseball, baseball bat, rivalry, underdog, athlete's life, buddies, training, career, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, south carolina, usa, new jersey
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