Movies made in South Dakota: Oscar-nominated ‘Nomadland’ the latest

Movies made in South Dakota: Oscar-nominated ‘Nomadland’ the latest

With “Nomadland” earning six Oscars nominations, South Dakota is once again taking center stage on the big screen.

Hollywood has filmed dozens of movies in the state, and many of them are classics, including “Dances With Wolves” and “North by Northwest.” 

But like “Nomadland,” which features the Black Hills and Badlands, most of the movies filmed in South Dakota feature the western part of the state.

With the Academy Awards are set to air Sunday, we took a look back at some of the notable films made in the Mount Rushmore State.

‘North by Northwest’

Release date: 1959

IMDB synopsis: Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued across the country by spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. 

Rotten Tomatoes score and consensus: 99%. “Gripping, suspenseful, and visually iconic, this late-period Hitchcock classic laid the groundwork for countless action thrillers to follow.”