Movies and TV shows set in midwest

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in midwest ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious, scary, melancholic and bloody films and TV shows about / with death, storytelling, violence, mentor, murder, catastrophe, brutality, blood, dialogue and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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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 Clovehitch Killer (2018), Halloween (2018), Scarecrow (2013), Things Are Tough All Over (1982), Halloween (1978).

List of movies set in midwest

The Reflecting Skin (1990)
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, bleak, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: vampire, murder, surrealism, family relations, parents and children, crimes, supernatural, investigation, danger, molestation, gas station, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: midwest, united states, usa
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 7.3
 146K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada, Panama
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, suspenseful, serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, megalomaniac, newspaper, secret identity, good versus evil, nuclear missile, galaxy, crime fighter, north pole, sabotage, criminal ...
Time: year 1966, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1978
Place: midwest, usa, new york, california, kansas ...
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 7.7
 15K
The Music Man (1962)
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, captivating, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: small town, family, romance, social relations, cons and scams, love and romance, unlikely couple, small town life, couples, oldies, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
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I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
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: atmospheric, suspense, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sociopath, teenager, adolescence, embalming, winter, thanksgiving, gps, hunt down, supernatural, teenage hero ...
Place: minnesota, midwest
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August: Osage County (2013)
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: talky, emotional, dark humor, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, poet, family secret, humiliation, death in the family, drinking problem, siblings relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, father son relationship, dark past, investigation, church, psychological thriller, friendship, fear, teenage boy, mysterious villain, murder, double life ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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 6.7
 84K
Halloween (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, gothic ...
Plot: halloween, masked killer, boogeyman, murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, sadistic psychopath, maniac, death, stabbed to death, blood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: illinois, midwest
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
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: scary, sadistic, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, incest, maniac, murder, blood, rape, strangulation, prostitute, extreme violence, killing spree, video camera ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, midwest, chicago illinois, california
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
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, gothic, demonic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, high school, transformation, burned alive, nightmare, sleepwalking, dream, party, disfigurement, diary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, slasher, serial killer, murder, high school, martial arts, psychopath, resurrection, dream, nightmare, disfigurement, child killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
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 4.1
 2K
Scarecrow (2013)
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: farm, detention, stalking, slasher, gory, deadly, isolation, psychopath, survival, danger, sexual relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: midwest
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Things Are Tough All Over (1982)
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, realistic, exciting, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, pornography, money laundering, laundromat, lust, arab, limousine, pornographer, comedy team, gas station, chase, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, midwest, new jersey
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
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, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, slasher, serial killer, murder, pregnancy, monster, psychopath, good versus evil, danger, nightmare, dream, nun ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
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 7.8
 203K
Halloween (1978)
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, slasher, psychopath, violence, small town, psychiatrist, masked killer, evil, teenage life, mental patient, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
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 6.6
 65K
Halloween II (1981)
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, slasher, serial killer, murder, obsession, small town, stalking, psychopath, sheriff, mask, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, midwest
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 6.1
 102K
Halloween (2007)
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, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, halloween, manhunt, loss of friend, sheriff, drowning, suicide, strangulation, small town, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: midwest
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 5.8
 39K
Child's Play 2 (1990)
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, suspenseful, serious, dark humor, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, supernatural, psychopath, serial killer, murder, chase, gory, objects come to life, escapades, crimes, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, midwest
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Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1996)
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, punk, death, illegal drugs, teenage girl, video camera, misfit, feminism, record store, drunk driver, cannabis, intimacy ...
Place: midwest, minneapolis minnesota, minnesota, wisconsin
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One Potato, Two Potato (1964)
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, racism, prejudice, miscegenation, interracial couple, toy gun, hopscotch, race, little girl, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Place: midwest, ohio
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 4.8
 139
Locusts (1974)
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: bus, animal attack, insect, farmer, father son relationship, biplane, swarm, farm
Place: midwest
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The Execution of Julie Ann Mabry (2009)
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, death penalty, sexual abuse, mother daughter relationship, abandonment
Place: indiana, midwest
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One Hour Fantasy Girl (2009)
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: whip, gang, alcoholic, domestic violence, hustler, sexual fantasy, meditation, apartment, coming of age, e mail, dream, website ...
Place: midwest
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The Street Where We Live (2017)
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: homelessness, poverty, recession, blue collar, working class
Place: ohio, midwest
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Superman: Requiem (2011)
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, flying, planet, mission, north pole, secret identity, female reporter, flying man, costume, invulnerability, farm, alien ...
Place: midwest
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 8.1
 20
75 (2017)
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, tragic ending, ambiguous ending, sad ...
Audience: kids
Plot: humiliation, friendship between men, medicine, secret, money, boy, doctor, male bonding, baby, flirting, eyeglasses, lie ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa, america, ohio, cincinnati ohio ...
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 5.0
 104
Black Luck (2016)
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: blood, long haired male, hitman, mafia, torture, interrogation, bare chested male fighting, mob, punching, revenge, brother brother relationship
Place: midwest
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 5.6
 20K
Bad Santa 2 (2016)
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: ridiculous, toilet humor, dark humor, absurd, harsh ...
Plot: pervert, masturbation, christmas, villain, holiday, santa claus, shopping mall, mad, violence, raised middle finger, alcoholics anonymous, support group ...
Place: midwest, chicago illinois
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The Branches (2016)
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: hometown, coming of age, family drama
Place: midwest, ohio
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 20
How It Ends (2016)
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: outer space, rocket, sex, earth, fish, dream, evolution, time, environmentalism
Place: midwest
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Edge of Seventeen (1998)
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, high school, friendship, coming out, summer, amusement park, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, small town, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
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