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The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in midwest ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, suspenseful, bloody, scary and realistic films and TV shows about / with mentor, death, violence, dialogue, adaptation, murder, catastrophe, blood, brutality and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as midwest: The Reflecting Skin (1990), Superman (1978), The Music Man (1962), I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016), August: Osage County (2013), The Street Where We Live (2017), Halloween (2018), Scarecrow (2013), Things Are Tough All Over (1982), Halloween (1978).
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The Music Man
Comedy, Musical, Romance
USA
151 min.
 7.7
August: Osage County
Drama
USA
121 min.
 7.2
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Halloween
Horror, Thriller
USA
109 min.
 8.1
The Street Where We Live
Drama
USA
100 min.
 8.7

List of movies set in midwest

The Reflecting Skin
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, vampire, small town, gory, parents and children, small town life, deadly, gays and lesbians, surrealism, gasoline, fire, slingshot ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: midwest, united states, usa
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 7.3
 143K
Superman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, space travel, alien, transformation, catastrophe, master villain, alter ego, comics, mythology, secret identity ...
Time: year 1978, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1966
Place: california, new york, usa, midwest, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.7
 14K
The Music Man
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: small town, family, romance, dance, screwball, oldies, music band, broadway, love, music, dancing, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
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I Am Not a Serial Killer
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid ...
Style: suspense, psychological, bleak, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, murder, small town, death, obsession, psychology, plot twist, gory, investigation, adaptation, twists & turns ...
Place: minnesota, midwest
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August: Osage County
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, dark humor, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, drug addiction, cancer, addiction, mother daughter relationship, funeral, drugs, divorce, adultery, marriage, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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The Street Where We Live
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "I'm just two paychecks away from being on the street." In the aftermath of the nation's financial crisis, Mary, a single mom with two kids, finds herself faced with that exact situation when the factory where she works closes ...
Plot: poverty, homelessness, working class, blue collar, recession
Place: midwest, ohio
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 574
Halloween
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. This film, ...
Style: sequel to cult film, dark
Plot: halloween, knife, masked killer, boogeyman, blood, death, murder, violence, stabbed to death, shotgun, mask, stalker ...
Place: midwest
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: disturbing, bleak, tense, scary, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, gory, incest, crime, blood, sexual abuse, cult, rape, brutality, psychopath, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, midwest, chicago illinois
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, ridiculous, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, gory, supernatural, high school, serial killer, transformation, male nudity, murder, revenge, gay, blood, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, gory, high school, serial killer, murder, martial arts, vengeance, time loop, blood, dreams, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
Is relevant ?
 4.1
 2K
Scarecrow
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: For generations, it was an urban legend that lived in the nightmares of children. Now, the season to rejuvenate the tale will revive a town's darkest fears. With the Scarecrow Festival on the horizon, school teacher Aaron Harris is doling out ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: farm, deadly creature, gory, urban, slasher, curses spells and rituals, detention, psychopath, danger, deadly, stalking, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: midwest
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Things Are Tough All Over
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman and Prince Habib. Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throught the car.
Style: humorous, road movie, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, pornography, drugs, chase, road trip, comedy of errors, on the road, nothing goes right, drug abuse, fish out of water, bounty hunter, dreams ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: las vegas, usa, midwest, chicago illinois
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, supernatural, pregnancy, serial killer, gory, murder, vengeance, monster, torture, death, motorcycle, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 185K
Halloween
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, violence, masked killer, murder, death, small town, psychopath, violent, gory, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1978, 1960s ...
Place: california, midwest
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 60K
Halloween II
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, gory, murder, vengeance, hospital, blood, violence, brutality, chase, gore ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 97K
Halloween
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, gory, halloween, vengeance, psychopath, brutality, blood, torture, murder, gore, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: midwest
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 38K
Child's Play 2
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.
Style: scary, dark humor, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, gory, murder, chase, supernatural, voodoo, death, blood, splatter, violence, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, midwest
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Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A high schooler from suburbia gets in touch with her sexuality while working at a dingy movie theater in the city.
Plot: sex, death, punk, illegal drugs, teenage girl, kiss, socially awkward, alcohol, drinking alcohol, party, dating, friendship ...
Place: wisconsin, minneapolis minnesota, minnesota, midwest
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One Potato, Two Potato
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Study of interracial marriage in the 1960's. A white divorcée falls in love with and marries an African-American man. When her ex-husband sues for custody of her child, arguing that a mixed household is an improper place to raise the girl, the ...
Plot: marriage, child custody, prejudice, racism, miscegenation, small town life, toy gun, interracial marriage, interracial kiss, wedding reception, playground, drive in ...
Place: midwest, ohio
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 133
Locusts
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A swarm of locusts appears on the horizon near a Midwestern town, and the inhabitants must find a way to destroy or divert them before the insects devour the area's valuable crops
Plot: swarm, bus, father son relationship, biplane, animal attack, farm, insect, farmer
Place: midwest
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The Execution of Julie Ann Mabry
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When her mother is murdered by her father, Julie Ann Mabry is confronted by a life of hardship and poverty. Taken in by her Evangelical relatives, she begins to adopt new convictions in an effort to reconnect with her mother. Slowly, the threads of ...
Plot: prison, mother daughter relationship, sexual abuse, death penalty, abandonment
Place: indiana, midwest
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One Hour Fantasy Girl
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A 20 year old girl, sick of being broke, begins work as a "fantasy girl" where she acts out any fantasy a guy wants as long as no sex is involved and is 100% legal.
Style: suspense
Plot: hustler, website, sexual fantasy, meditation, domestic violence, gang, whip, alcoholic, e mail, mother, abusive mother, dream ...
Place: midwest
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Superman: Requiem
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When the Man of Steel is rendered almost powerless by an evil mastermind, he must find a way to prove to the world that he is still a super man.
Plot: superhero, cat, mission, secret identity, farm, evil, orphan, planet, north pole, female reporter, flying, flying man ...
Place: midwest
Is relevant ?
 8.9
 11
75
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: dark, suspense, ambiguous ending, depressing, social realism ...
Audience: kids
Plot: father daughter estrangement, syringe, single father, pot smoking, indian american, coincidence, money problems, shooting, marital separation, handgun, stranger, hustler ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: ohio, cincinnati ohio, usa, kentucky, america ...
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 98
Black Luck
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A hitman in hiding struggles to keep his monsters at bay when his dark past comes calling. Some days your LUCK just goes BLACK.
Style: bloody
Plot: punching, mob, bare chested male fighting, brother brother relationship, revenge, interrogation, mafia, torture, blood, long haired male, hitman
Place: midwest
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 18K
Bad Santa 2
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings ...
Style: dark humor, absurd, harsh, funny, sexy ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, violence, sarcasm, greed, drinking, farce, dysfunctional family, corruption, dialogue, irreverent, crime ...
Place: midwest, chicago illinois
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The Branches
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A melodic, emotional exploration of one family falling apart in a sleepy Midwestern city, The Branches follows Claire (Kelly Brumbach) as she attempts to reconnect with the hometown life she left behind.
Plot: coming of age, family drama, hometown
Place: midwest, ohio
Is relevant ?
 4.9
 17
How It Ends
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gobinon is the story of two people who are in love in the modern world. Peter is a graphic novelist working on a story called 'the Janitor', a futuristic science fiction He constantly takes his own relationship with Rachel as inspiration ...
Plot: time, evolution, earth, outer space, sex, environmentalism, dream, rocket, fish
Place: midwest
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, homosexuality, high school, small town, friendship, adolescence, lesbian, teenager, strong sexual content, male nudity, drinking ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, new jersey, midwest
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 497
Steel City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, introspection, redemption, couple relations, parents and children, tattoo, blue collar, busboy, police, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest
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