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10 Movies That Were Shot in Hopkins

When you’re done watching the Oscars, see if you can spot the local landmarks in these films.

10 Movies That Were Shot in Hopkins

You won’t find a Walk of Fame on Hopkins’ Mainstreet, but the community is no stranger to the silver screen.

No less than 10 movies have had scenes shot in Hopkins, according to the Internet Movie Database. While the 2011 picture Thin Ice garnered the most attention (and appearances by local Elks), Hopkins has appeared in movies dating back to at least 1993.

Check out these films and see which local landmarks you can spot.



  • Release date: 1993
  • IMDb summary: “A young man tries to help a teenage European girl whom escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.”
  • Stars: Christopher Rydell, Asia Argento, Piper Laurie
  • Metacritic score: N/A

Beautiful Girls

  • Release date: 1996
  • IMDb summary: “A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their own problems with life and love.”
  • Stars: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich
  • Metacritic score: 64

Drop Dead Gorgeous

  • Release date: 1999
  • IMDb summary: “A small town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.”
  • Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin
  • Metacritic score: 28

Karaoke King

  • Release date: 2000
  • IMDb summary: “A mocumentary created in the spirit of "Spinal Tap" concerning the rise of karaoke singer Nick Sabonas from local taverns to arena concert tours.”
  • Stars: Ron Johnson, John deRosier, Nate Maher
  • Metacritic score: N/A

Coffee Culture USA

  • Release date: 2008
  • Summary: Filmmakers Julie and Kenneth van Schooten explore American coffee culture in this documentary about coffee houses. (Check out The Depot as it is featured in the trailer.
  • Stars: Alfred Peet
  • Metacritic score: N/A

Into Temptation

Knowing Aaron

  • Release date: 2010
  • IMDb summary: “A micro-budget film shot by students of Hopkins High School as an exercise to understand the filmmaking process.”
  • Stars: Cody Bursch, Willie Verson, Katherine Fuguet
  • Metacritic score: N/A

Feeding Randy

  • Release date: 2011
  • IMDb summary: “After witnessing a murder on his property, a family man turns to his grisly past to protect the ones he loves.”
  • Stars: Susanne Egli, Drew Page, Joseph Midthun
  • Metacritic score: N/A

Thin Ice

  • Release date: 2011
  • IMDb summary: “An insurance agent looking for a way out of frigid Wisconsin is blackmailed by an unstable locksmith in the theft of a rare violin that belongs to a retired farmer.”
  • Stars: Greg Kinnear, Billy Crudup, Alan Arkin
  • Metacritic score: 60


  • Release date: 2013
  • IMDb summary: “Nicotine is a free-form exploration about a group of four elementary school friends now in their late 20s.”
  • Stars: Jeff Tendall, Harold Lance, Rudy Pavich
  • Metacritic score: N/A

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