25 Movies Filmed in Rhode Island You Must Watch During COVID-19

Forget about the world we live in for a moment and immerse yourself in an entirely new one.

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Forget about the world we live in for a moment and immerse yourself in an entirely new one. We’ve put together a list of movies filmed in Rhode Island that are sure to cure your boredom.

41, 1 hr. 26 min., Rated TV-G

In 2003, a fire in a Rhode Island concert club claimed 100 lives. One year later, a community theatre in Woonsocket gathered to perform a play written by the fire’s youngest victim, Nicky O’Neill. This independent documentary tells the story of O’Neill’s life, death and legacy, and how a community pulled itself from the ashes of tragedy to learn to live again.

How to watch: Amazon Prime

The Polka King, 1 hr. 34 min., Rated TV-14

Based on a true story, Pennsylvania polka sensation Jan Lewan creates a Ponzi scheme to fleece millions from investors through polka-related activities.

How to watch: Netflix

The Discovery, 1 hr. 42 min., Rated TV-MA

What would you do if you knew afterlife existed? In this world, it’s been scientifically proven, but the discovery has led to an extremely high suicide rate. The scientist responsible continues his research despite his disapproving son and new truths are unearthed.

How to watch: Netflix

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, 1 hr. 22 min., Rated TV-MA

With a mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese chronicles Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour, creating a fever dream of a concert film.

How to watch: Netflix

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, 1 hr. 33 min., Rated G

A remake of the famous Japanese film, Hachikō Monogatari, based on the true story about one man’s heartwarming companionship with his dog.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube

The Great Gatsby (1974), 2 hr. 24 min., Rated PG

Nick Carraway becomes fascinated by the lavish lifestyle and mysterious past of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby, and is drawn into his circle, only to witness obsession and tragedy.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube

Underdog, 1 hr. 24 min., Rated PG

A beagle must use his new superpowers to defend the city from a mad scientist.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, HBO Now, iTunes and YouTube

27 Dresses, 1 hr. 51 min., Rated PG-13

After being a bridesmaid twenty-seven times, but never the bride, Jane wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as she marries the man Jane is secretly in love with.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube

Dan in Real Life, 1 hr. 38 min., Rated PG-13

Widower and single father Dan Burns dedicates his life to his kids, but when he finally falls in love again, he discovers the woman is his brother’s girlfriend.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Disney+, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube

Dumb and Dumber, 1 hr. 47 min., Rated PG-13

Two dumb friends embark on a journey from Providence to Aspen, Colorado to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful –and beautiful– owner.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube

Measure of a Man, 1 hr. 40 min., Rated PG-13

In the 1970s, a bullied teen develops a bond with a Wall Street executive that changes his life.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, Hulu, Vudu and YouTube

Meet Joe Black, 2 hr. 58 min., Rated PG-13

Death takes the form of a young man to learn about life on earth from a media tycoon and falls in love with his daughter.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, Hulu, ITunes, Vudu and YouTube

Moonrise Kingdom, 1 hr. 34 min., Rated PG-13

A young boy and girl fall in love and run away together in the summer of 1965, causing an epic search that turns the island town upside down.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube

November Criminals, 1hr. 26 min., Rated PG-13

A high school senior investigates the death of his friend while navigating the underworld of Washington, D.C.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu and YouTube

The Proposal, 1 hr. 48 min., Rated PG-13

A hard-driven, no-nonsense editor hatches a scheme to marry her assistant to ensure her visa status and escape deportation to Canada.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube

R.I.P.D., 1 hr. 36 min., PG-13

A murdered cop joins a team of undead police officers to try and find the man that killed him.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Redbox, Vudu and YouTube

Amistad, 2 hr. 35 min., Rated R

In 1839, the Amistad sails from Cuba to America carrying African slaves as its cargo, but the captives successfully mutiny, forcing the courts to decide if they are legally free citizens of another country or runaway slaves.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, Hulu, Sling TV, Vudu and YouTube

Infinitely Polar Bear, 1 hr. 30 min., Rated R

A father with bipolar disorder attempts to win back his wife by taking sole responsibility for their two young daughters, but the girls are not making it easy for him.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube

Irrational Man, 1 hr. 35 min., Rated R

A tormented philosophy professor in Newport, Rhode Island attempts to find a will to live and enters into a platonic relationship with his student.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube

Me, Myself and Irene, 1 hr. 56 min., Rated R

A Rhode Island state trooper with multiple personalities is tasked to protect a woman on the run from her ex-boyfriend and corrupt police officers.

How to watch: Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube

The Purge: Election Year, 1 hr. 48 min., Rated R

Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for a presidential candidate targeted for death because of her vow to eliminate the Purge if elected.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube

True Lies, 2 Hr. 21 min., Rated R

A secret agent tracks down nuclear missiles to protect the United States and discovers his wife may be having an affair with a used-car salesman.

How to watch: HBO Go, HBO Now and Hulu

Vault 1 hr. 39 min., Rated R

It’s 1975 and a group of small-time criminals attempt the largest heist in American history: stealing over $30 million from the mafia in Rhode Island. Can they pull it off?

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu and YouTube

Intelligent Lives, 1 hr. 10 min., Not Rated

A documentary about young adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge the perception of intelligence while navigating high school, college and the workforce.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play and YouTube

Midnighters, 1 hr. 34 min., Not Rated

A couple in a strained marriage faces the ultimate test after covering up a terrible crime and finding themselves tangled in a web of deceit and insanity.

How to watch: Amazon Prime, Google Play, Hulu, Vudu and YouTube

 

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