Minnesota is the birthplace of many members of the Film / Theater world. Minneapolis – St. Paul has a robust theater scene, only second to New York City in the number of live theaters per capita. In fact, the Twin Cities is home to the third largest theater market in the U.S..

The film industry is less active than in the past. Much of this is due to the lack of financial incentives to film here, but many popular films have been filmed in Minnesota including Fargo, A Serious Man, Grumpy Old Men, The Mighty Ducks, Jingle All the Way, Airport, and The Far North, to name a few.

The following is a listing of categories where Minnesotans have left their mark in the Film and Theater industries worldwide.