Films Made in Maine
For a state that many think is ‘out-of-the-way’, Maine has a fairly good film biography for the state. That’s movies that were made in or partially made in Maine.
In the Bedroom is a film made in 2001 and filmed in several locations all in Maine. Towns like Wiscasset, Rockport, Rockland, Camden, Old Orchard Beach, Owls Head and Belfast.
Forrest Gump and his famous run across the country feature the lighthouse at Marshal Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde. It took $55 million to make the movie and it has grossed more than $557 million.
The Preacher’s Wife starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston, parts of this movie was filmed in Portland.
Pet Sematary a Stephen King masterpiece is probably the most well-known movie made in Maine. It was filmed in Bangor, Bucksport, Hancock, Ellsworth and Acadia in 1989. With on-set locations throughout the state.
The Cider House Rules was filmed at Mount Desert Island and Bass Harbor in 2000 about a fictional town in Maine called St. Cloud. The movie starred Toby McGuire and Charlize Theron and only had portions of the movie shot here.
Casper was filmed in Rockport in 1995 starring bill Pullman and Christina Ricci. A majority of the film was shot in Maine due to its ‘more authentic’ feel.
There have been more films shot in Maine; this is only a partial list.