Here’s a question: When a pandemic forces you to stay close to home, how do you make the very best of it? Easy! With your own personal binge-a-thon of great Maine-related movies!
There are TONS of great movies set in Maine, all designed to keep you and your family requesting more and more popcorn from the kitchen! Here are just a few movies set in Maine that we recommend:
Based on Richard Russo’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Empire Falls is the compelling story of a rundown, blue-collar Maine community where the economy never recovered after its shirt factory closed. Filmed in Waterville, Winslow, and Skowhegan, the film features a stellar cast that includes Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, and Robin Wright.
Featuring acclaimed performances by Bette Davis and Lillian Gish, The Whales of August offers the compelling story of two elderly widowed sisters from Philadelphia, near the end of their lives, who spend their annual summer in an unforgettable way in seaside Maine.
What would your binge-a-thon holiday staycation be without a Home Alone movie? In Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist, the Baxters move from California to Maine. Encouraged by his parents to socialize, young Finn soon befriends his neighbor, Mason, and learns of the gangster whose ghost haunts the Baxters’ new home. Holiday hijinks ensue!
Lit up by rib-tickling performances by Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall, How to Marry a Millionaire is a romantic comedy romp from 1953. Determined to use their feminine wiles to lure and marry rich men, three gold diggers experience, shall we say, less-than-stellar results.
One of Maine’s most beloved writers, E.B. White was perhaps best known for his classic children’s book Charlotte’s Web, brought to life in 2006 by this popular animated film. Featuring the voices of Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford, and other stars, this charming children’s movie is for “kids from one to 92.”
A box office hit from 1995, Caspar is a live action/computer-animated fantasy based on the classic cartoon character, Casper the Friendly Ghost. In this story, our favorite little phantom befriends a little girl who moves into his home in the town of Friendship, Maine.
Supernatural and Horror
And what would your binge-a-thon of Maine-related movies be without those based on bestsellers from Maine’s own Stephen King? Whether it’s Carrie, Dreamcatcher, or Pet Sematary, you and your family will be guaranteed a chill-a-minute as you enjoy unforgettable stories from the Master of Horror. Bring blankets to hide under!
As you can see, your great binge-a-thon of Maine-related movies (enjoyed in the comfort of your safe, cozy home) is just a stream or Blu-ray away. If you need friendly professional help buying or selling your own cozy Maine home, we invite you to contact us today.