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, touching, semi serious, humorous and serious films and TV shows about / with small town, catastrophe, dysfunctional family, family relations, dialogue, runaway, culture clash, storytelling, brutality and pornography plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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minnesota movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as minnesota: Sweet Land (2005), New in Town (2009), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), North Country (2005), A Prairie Home Companion (2006), Regression (2015), Far North (1988), Fargo (2014), Best Man Down (2012), Fargo (1996).

List of movies set in minnesota

 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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, eviction, german american, citizenship, church, wedding, morality, farm, immigrants, romance, human nature, clergy ...
Time: 60s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: minnesota, germany, usa, europe
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 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: small town, love and romance, fish out of water, opposites attract, vegetarian, misfit, factory worker, fall in love, moral dilemma, social relations, business executive, labor union ...
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, clever, feel good, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, farce, murder, blind ambition, obsession, social relations, small town life, crimes, contests and competitions, youth, society, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa
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 7.3
 37K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, rough, sincere, factual ...
Plot: sexual harassment, feminism, rape, courtroom drama, lawsuit, small town, fighting the system, sexism, against the odds, labor union, financial problem, love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, mine, usa
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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: humorous, clever, offbeat, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: singer, backstage, radio, performance, cowboy, angel, musician, country music, radio show, music, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas ...
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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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, reverend, nightmare, church, police officer, cemetery, sexual abuse, investigation, psychiatrist, paranoia, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: minnesota, usa
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 4.8
 556
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: realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family in crisis, family relations, parents and children, family life, family problems, homecoming, hospital, vengeance, pregnancy, riding accident, dysfunctional family, shooting a horse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: minnesota
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 9.0
 265K
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, captivating, atmospheric, cynical, clever ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, killings, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, crime gone awry, americana, sheriff, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2010s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
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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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: honeymoon, friends, dealing with death, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, newlyweds, couples, friendship, wedding, accidental death, cactus, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa
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 8.1
 555K
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, greed, snow, ransom, psychopath, crime gone awry, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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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: touching, offbeat, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: treasure hunt, rabbit, language barrier, wilderness, map, delusion, obsessive quest, escapades, mental illness, poncho, hare krishna, fence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota, japan, tokyo
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 7.1
 120K
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, intellectual, cynical, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: midlife crisis, jewish, professor, suburban life, divorce, marijuana, dysfunctional family, university, student, bribery, neighbor, rabbi ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, campus, poland, canada ...
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 6.3
 73K
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: sincere, semi serious, realistic, talky, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, thirtysomething life, homecoming, jealousy, looking for love, obsessive quest, hopes, unfulfilled love, adolescence vs adulthood, self esteem, high school, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california
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 7.0
 40K
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, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mayor, christmas, friendship, couples, buddies, golden years, friends, love and romance, romance, couple relations, fall in love, election ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
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 7.5
 58K
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, paranoia, suspicion, accountant, secret, betrayal, crime, love and romance, nothing goes right, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa
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 6.9
 190K
Rio (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Captured by smugglers when he was just a hatchling, a macaw named Blu never learned to fly and lives a happily domesticated life in Minnesota with his human friend, Linda. Blu is thought to be the last of his kind, but when word comes that Jewel, a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, touching, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, birds, family, parrot, jungle, fear of flying, love and romance, poacher, talking bird, endangered species, goofy hero, talking animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, minnesota, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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 5.8
 142
The Current (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jake loves living in Chicago but when big city violence hits a little too close to home his parents buy a campground in rural Minnesota and move the family there. Jake hates living at the campground until he meets Peter, the boy across the river. ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: countryside, dancer's life, hopes, family, getting home, city life, friends, rebelliousness, urban, friendship, lake or river, death of grandmother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, chicago illinois
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...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, interracial relations, rich and poor, parents and children, down on your luck, americana, working class, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, culture clash, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
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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: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, nightlife, teenage life, small town life, buddies, partners, nightclub, music band, friends, artists and showbiz, friendship, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: minnesota
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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: realistic, psychological, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: pregnancy, mind game, estate, hidden identity, family problems, rivalry, manipulations, domestic disturbance, family relations, family gatherings, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
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 6.1
 135
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: touching, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, couples, small town life, social relations, journalism, lifestyle, gender, romance, couple relations, love and romance, singleness, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
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The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The gangs of Jesse James and Cole Younger join forces to rob the First National Bank in Northfield, Minnesota, but things do not go as planned.
Style: tense, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: bank, manhunt, dishonesty, disorder, deadly, gang, rivalry, heist, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crime, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 1870s
Place: minnesota, usa, mississippi, missouri
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 7.0
 5K
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: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: sitcom, college, sport, athlete and trainer, power relations, family relations, parents and children, social relations, anchor, sport team, youth, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa
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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: offbeat, serious, realistic
Plot: small town life, mentally challenged, cons and scams, parents and children, siblings relations, social misfits, contests and competitions, crime, social relations, family relations, transvestism, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin, usa
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Grace Is Gone (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
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: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: iraq war, support group, insomnia, family problems, death in the family, innocence lost, gulf war, anti war, on the road, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
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 6.0
 30K
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, realistic, feel good, humorous, inspirational ...
Plot: stadium, american football, sport team, rivalry, football, love and romance, hopes, ambition, screwball, love triangle, confession, small town ...
Time: 1910s, post world war one, 20s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, france, milwaukee wisconsin, chicago illinois ...
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 7.5
 462K
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, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, social relations, adoption, small town life, youth, abortion, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
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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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: countryside, americana, human nature, misfit, society, lifestyle, culture clash, self discovery, hopes, family relations, immigrants, 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: tense, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, interracial relations, family relations, social relations, r&b, life is a bitch, suburban life, drugs/alcohol, working class, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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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: touching, rough, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, youth, runaway, small town, family relations, social misfits, immigrants, gays and lesbians, city life, friends, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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