6 movies that were filmed in New Hampshire

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By Stacker

November 1, 2023
The magic of Hollywood is that oftentimes movies aren’t filmed anywhere near where they purport to be taking place.

California may be home to Hollywood, but so many of your favorite films were set against backdrops far removed from the glitterati of the West Coast.

With huge studios like Warner Bros., MGM, and RKO Pictures churning out film after film during the heyday of the silver screen, California made a name for itself as the cornerstone for all things movies. As the industry has continued to shift, however, that has begun to change.

From the need for more rural settings to a director’s desire to get everything as historically accurate as possible, not to mention the attractive tax incentives offered by states outside of California, crews are increasingly enticed to look elsewhere when filming. More and more, shoots take place in the most unexpected places in a quest to entertain, and sometimes, to make film history.

Have you ever wondered where the Cullen house in the “Twilight” movies actually is? (The answer is Oregon.) How about the location of where the wasteland astronauts trekked in “Planet of the Apes” from 1968? (Answer: Arizona.)

With that in mind, Stacker compiled a list of movies filmed in New Hampshire using data from Movie Locations. Additional information about each film was collected from IMDb. Some films may have been omitted due to data dissimilarities and lack of corresponding information found on IMDb.

The Cider House Rules (1999)

– Director: Lasse Hallström
– IMDb user rating: 7.4 (103K reviews)
– Runtime: 126 minutes
– Genres: Drama and Romance
– Cast: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, and Michael Caine

Jumanji (1995)

– Director: Joe Johnston
– IMDb user rating: 7.1 (365K reviews)
– Runtime: 104 minutes
– Genres: Adventure, Comedy, and Family
– Cast: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, and Bonnie Hunt

The Last Detail (1973)

– Director: Hal Ashby
– IMDb user rating: 7.5 (27K reviews)
– Runtime: 104 minutes
– Genres: Comedy and Drama
– Cast: Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, and Otis Young

Little Women (1933)

– Director: George Cukor
– IMDb user rating: 7.2 (7.7K reviews)
– Runtime: 115 minutes
– Genres: Drama, Family, and Romance
– Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, and Paul Lukas

On Golden Pond (1981)

– Director: Mark Rydell
– IMDb user rating: 7.6 (34K reviews)
– Runtime: 109 minutes
– Genres: Drama
– Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

– Director: Norman Jewison
– IMDb user rating: 6.9 (27K reviews)
– Runtime: 102 minutes
– Genres: Crime, Drama, and Romance
– Cast: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, and Paul Burke

This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Olivia Monahan, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 48 states.


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