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Movies Filmed in Midcoast Region, Maine

Locations in ME On the Silver Screen

Everyone enjoys going to the movies. Whether it is to see and action thriller or something dramatic. Having been to where a movie takes place makes the movie going experience so much better. Knowing the area and being able recognize places you have been. Seeing a place where a movie was filmed can make a trip an even more memorable one. Being able to walk the streets where the story took place and be where the actions happened can be enjoyable for all. If you know of any films that have been shot in the Midcoast Region of Maine that are not listed, please contact us.

Filmed on Location in Midcoast Region, ME

 

Wake (2003)
Filmed entirely in Bath, this dark, haunting drama is a story about four brothers, narrated by Martin Landau, as the grown-up, oldest brother.

In the Bedroom (2001)
This 2001 melodrama starry Sissy Spacek and Marisa Tomei won an award at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie features a number of Maine locations, including Rockland, Camden, Rockport, Belfast, Owls Head, Old Orchard Beach, Trevett, and Wiscasset.

Message In A Bottle (1999)
Kevin Costner, Paul Newman, and Robin Wright Penn starred in this 1999 hit movie filmed in Phippsburg (at Popham Beach), Bath, New Harbor, and Portland. The film crew constructed a diner near Shaw’s Wharf and changed the home port painted on the boats in the harbor to New Harbor, NC. The beach scenes in the movie were filmed at Popham Beach, south of Bath. The film company made a four-bedroom, 1800s summer cottage on Popham Beach, with views of the Kennebec River channel, Bay Point in Georgetown, and Sequin Island lighthouse, into the home of Costner’s character. A 130-year-old house at 97 Danforth Street in Portland, just down the street from Victoria Mansion, was remodeled and used in the movie as Penn’s Chicago townhome. Scenes of Costner building a sailboat were filmed at the Boat Shop at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.

Thinner (1996)
Another Stephen King movie, Thinner was filmed in 1996 in Camden, Appleton, Belfast, Portland, and Thomaston. Many of the movies based on one of Steven King’s novels were filmed in Maine including the tunnels beneath Bangor waterworks.

Head Above Water (1996)
This comedy/thriller, starring Harvey Keitel, Cameron Diaz, Craig Sheffer, and Billy Zane, was filmed in Phippsburg. A temporary house was constructed on an island near Lincoln Beach. It is a story about a prominent judge, his wife, her ex-lover, their neighbor, and a dead body that complicates their lives.

Casper (1995)
Casper, a story of the famous Friendly Ghost, was filmed in 1995 in Camden. The story was set in the quaint fishing village of Friendship, but ironically the producers thought Friendship wasn’t quaint enough so they chose Camden instead. Part of the movie was also filmed in Rockport.

Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump was filmed in Pemaquid and Port Clyde. In Port Clyde, the Marshall Point Lighthouse was filmed.

The Man Without a Face (1993)
The Man Without a Face, starring Mel Gibson, was filmed in 1993 in Rockport, Cape Rosier, Bath, Brunswick, Portland, and Rockland. Bowdoin College in Brunswick was also used for filming.

Signs of Life (1989)
With Beau Bridges and Kathy Bates, this was filmed in South Bristol (at Gamage Shipyard), Ellsworth, Stonington, and Thomaston.

Peyton Place (1957)
This 1957 film starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange was filmed in Camden and Belfast, and is still a classic.

Carousel (1956)
This 1956 classic starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones was filmed in Boothbay Harbor and Newcastle.

Deep Waters (1946)
This 1946 classic starring Dana Andrews, Jean Peters, Caesar Romero and Dean Stockwell, was filmed in Rockland and Vinalhaven.

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1 comment to Film – Midcoast

  • Scott Hodgkins

    Captains Courageous, starring Karl Malden, was filmed in the mid-1970s on the coast around Rockland, Maine. I believe it was released in 1977.

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