top story editor's pick topical 16 movies set in Nebraska Sep 24, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Click through photos from 16 movies that take place at least in part in Nebraska. A few of them might surprise you. Bad Grandpa Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll star in "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa." Though the movie wasn't filmed here, Knoxville's character, Irving Zisman, is from Lincoln, and part of the movie is set in the Capital City. Paramount Election Tracy Flick runs for student body president of an Omaha high school in "Election." Reese Witherspoon plays Flick in the film directed by Alexander Payne. Paramount About Schmidt Jack Nicholson plays Warren Schmidt in director Alexander Payne's film "About Schmidt." The character lives in Omaha. New Line Cinema Boys Don't Cry "Boys Don't Cry" is based on the life and death of Brandon Teena, part of which took place in Nebraska. Pictured: Chloe Sevigny (left) and Hilary Swank Fox Searchlight Children of the Corn "Children of the Corn" follows cult of creepy, murderous kids in the fictional Nebraska town of Gatlin. Courtesy image Mr. Woodcock Sean William Scott plays an author who returns to his hometown in Nebraska to receive an award in "Mr. Woodcock." When he gets there, he learns his former teacher, Mr. Woodcock, played by Billy Bob Thornton, is dating his mother, played by Susan Sarandon. New Line Cinema Nebraska Is there any more Nebraska-esque film than "Nebraska"? The film, directed by Alexander Payne, stars Bruce Dern (pictured) and Will Forte. As the name implies, Nebraska serves as the backdrop for the film. Courtesy photo Peacock "Peacock," follows the aftermath of a train accident in rural Peacock, Nebraska. The 2010 film stars Ellen Page (pictured), Cillian Murphy and Susan Sarandon. Courtesy image The Indian Runner Vigo Mortensen (left) stars in "The Indian Runner," a movie set in 1960s Nebraska. Sean Penn (left) wrote the script. Heaven is for Real "Heaven is for Real," based on a book of the same name," is the story of a Nebraska boy who has a near-death experience. Pictured: Connor Corum (left) and Greg Kinnear Sony Pictures Boys Town Spencer Tracy (left) plays Father Flanagan and Mickey Rooney plays Whitey Marsh in "Boys Town," which is set in Omaha. Courtesy image The Stand Technically "The Stand" was a TV miniseries, but it's become a classic for Stephen King fans. The large cast included Gary Sinise (pictured), Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Laura San Giacomo, Ruby Bee and Miguel Ferrer. Courtesy photo Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach Brando Eaton (left) and Seann William Scott star in "Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach," which was set in Lincoln. Lincoln natives Andy Stock and Rick Stempson wrote the screenplay for the film. Sony Pictures Slap Shot 2 "Slap Shot" is a classic film starring Paul Newman. This is not that movie. "Slap Shot 2" follows the same hockey team, which has been moved to Nebraska, but this time the film stars Stephen Baldwin and Gary Busey. Courtesy image Night of the Twisters "Night of the Twisters" is set in the fictional town of Blainsworth, Nebraska, and is loosely based on the 1980 Grand Island tornadoes. The 1996 made-for-TV movie stars Devon Sawa and John Schneider. Amazon The Gallows "The Gallows" is a horror movie co-directed, co-written and co-produced by Chris Lofing of Beatrice. Warner Bros. Pictures Tags Movies Nebraska Movies Set In Nebraska Movies About Nebraska Nebraska In The Movies Entertainment State-and-regional Evergreen As featured on Photos: Great pictures we love from our readers These are the best of the best photos submitted to us. Have one to share? Send it to yourpic… Did you know these 50 celebrities are from Nebraska? See which famous actors, musicians, authors and other celebrities have called Nebraska home. 10 great places for food in Nebraska Some of us like to eat our way across the state, discovering restaurants in the towns we vis… More information 50 celebrities from NebraskaLincoln moms kicked out of 'Bad Moms' for being bad moms Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments Most Popular Sipple: Three takeaways on Maurice Washington matter from Huskers' weekly news conference Lincoln woman charged with failing to stop and render aid, tampering with evidence in fatal hit-and-run Nebraska native Adam Devine defines his home state's slang Steven M. Sipple: As program's calm 'quarterback,' Frost must find way to bowl eligibility Lincoln car dealer accused of title violations, failure to pay sales tax View All Promotions promotion spotlight What's your home style? promotion AP How much coffee trivia do you know?