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 serious, suspenseful, suspense, cult film, realistic and weird films and TV shows about / with murder, death, violence, blood, adaptation, brutality, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, redemption and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as midwest: The Reflecting Skin (1990), Fast Color (2018), Black Luck (2016), Dead End Road (2004), Superman (1978), Inherit the Viper (2019), Dare Me (2019), The Music Man (1962), I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016), August: Osage County (2013).

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, scary, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: vampire, murder, molestation, surrealism, family relations, parents and children, investigation, crimes, danger, supernatural, coming of age, gas station ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: midwest, united states, usa, idaho
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 6.1
 5K
Fast Color (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, sincere, touching, tense
Plot: mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, superhuman, countryside, daughter, mother, family home, superhero, supernatural power, runaway, family relations, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century
Place: midwest
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 6.7
 370
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, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: blood, revenge, hitman, brother brother relationship, mafia, torture, interrogation, fight scenes, violence, organized crime, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: midwest
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 2.7
 508
Dead End Road (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detective Burt Williams has been on the trail of the infamous "Poe killer" for nearly three years. The most recent abduction of fashion model Heather Makepiece prompts state authorities to bring in the FBI. Burt's daughter Kris ...
Style: slasher, realistic, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, chases and races, race against time, police investigation, crimes, who done it, kidnapping, murder, gory, psychopath, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: midwest, detroit, michigan
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 7.3
 167K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, France
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, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, save the world, space and aliens, heroes, double life, megalomaniac, secret identity, journalist, crime fighter, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, year 1948, 1950s ...
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, new jersey ...
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Inherit the Viper (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Since the death of their father, the Riley siblings have kept their heads above water by illegally dealing in painkillers. Josie is managing the business with an iron fist, when her brother, War veteran Kip, is concerned that the risky business is ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: drug dealing, family, small town, murder, parents and children, danger, escapades, life is a bitch, crimes, family relations, rivalry, police ...
Place: midwest, ohio
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 6.7
 4K
Dare Me (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dive into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, following the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach arrives to bring their team to prominence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, dark
Plot: small town, friendship, cheerleading, coming of age, cheerleader, torment, danger, escapades, crime, crimes, passion, deadly ...
Place: midwest
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 7.7
 17K
The Music Man (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Family, 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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: small town, family, romance, unlikely couple, love and romance, lifestyle, music band, society, dishonesty, screwball, couples, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
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, psychotronic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psycho killer, supernatural, psychopath, stalking, sociopath, teenager, adolescence, murderer, fear, supernatural power ...
Place: minnesota, midwest
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August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, 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, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family in crisis, incestuous relationship, suicide, funeral, family secret, drug addiction, family relations, death in the family, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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 8.2
 488K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, rough, clever, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, casino, crime, greed, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, fbi, blind ambition, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois, los angeles ...
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Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, family, hopes, society, strong female presence, parents and children, family life, redemption, couple relations, americana, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa, midwest
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Ghost in the Machine (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karl, a technician in a computer shop, is also the "Address Book Killer," who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address books. Terry and her son Josh come into the store to price software, and a salesman uses Terry's ...
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hospital, technology, murder, virtual reality, computer, single parent, stalking, ghost, psychopath, computer virus, dog ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: midwest, ohio, cleveland ohio
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After America (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A group of criminal justice de-escalation workers in Minneapolis embark on a collaborative film project that uses radical workshop techniques to explore their real-life struggles to escape the pressures of the American dream.
Plot: photo shoot, injury, immigrants, actor, masturbation, male masturbation, nudity (full frontal - brief), breakup, improv, break up, male nudity, gay interest ...
Place: midwest
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 5.6
 43K
Maggie (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There's a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade, a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie becomes infected. As Maggie's condition worsens and the authorities seek to ...
Style: scary, touching, suspenseful, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, terminal illness, death, plague, danger, virus, survival horror, father daughter relationship, end of the world, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2015
Place: usa, midwest, california
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High School U.S.A. (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a senior high school class, J.J. (Michael J. Fox) pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique which culminates in a race at the end of the movie between the two rivals in this light comedy.
Style: humorous, sitcom, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, disorder, stoners, power relations, buddies, underdog, rivalry, friends, social relations, youth, misfit, school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, midwest
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, 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: psychological thriller, suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark past, serial killer, boy scout, father son relationship, investigation, church, sadistic psychopath, family relations, fear, double life, friendship, sadism ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: midwest
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 136K
Halloween (2018)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, scary, rough ...
Plot: halloween, sadistic psychopath, murder, serial killer, masked killer, boogeyman, maniac, violence, death, stabbed to death, blood, injury ...
Time: 21st century, 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: realistic, sadistic, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, psychopath, murder, insanity, strangulation, merciless, incest, rape, manic, prostitute, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, midwest, 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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, high school, transformation, burned alive, nightmare comes true, sleepwalking, nightmare, dream, supernatural horror, sadism, haunted house ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
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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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: asthma, supernatural, murder, psychopath, serial killer, high school, martial arts, burned alive, sleeping, nightmare, dream, resurrection ...
Time: 80s
Place: ohio, usa, midwest
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The Street Where We Live (2019)
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 ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: poverty, working class, social problems, family in crisis, crisis, life is a bitch, family, family relations, money problems, mother son relationship, financial problem, fired from the job ...
Place: ohio, midwest
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Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate the unstoppable Jason Vorhees into hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street in an effort to make people remember the name Freddy Krueger, thus freeing him from limbo.
Style: brutal, scary, slasher, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, blood, masked man, serial killer, gory, murder, summer camp, danger, small town, homicidal maniac, brutality, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1973, 2000s, year 1957 ...
Place: new jersey, midwest, ohio
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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, memory loss, serial killer, murder, burned alive, ghost, rescue, good versus evil, amnesia, nightmare, dream ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s, 70s ...
Place: ohio, usa, midwest
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Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of surviving people take refuge in a shopping center after the world has been over taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies. A remake of the 1978 zombie film of the same name.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, virus, zombie outbreak, chaos and mayhem, plague, death, siege, zombification ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 41K
13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, revolver, crimes, fish out of water, danger, life is a bitch, social decay, profanity, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, delaware, grand central station manhattan new york city, midwest ...
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 6.4
 91K
Turbo (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an ordinary garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.
Style: exciting, humorous, inspirational, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: car race, underdog, follow your dream, cars, adventure, friends, contests and competitions, dream come true, animal life, chases and races, ambitious, supportive friend ...
Place: usa, indiana, midwest
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 470
16 to Life (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Romantic comedy. A small town teenager's angst about sexual inexperience drives a comic quest for love and understanding on a birthday to end all birthdays.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Plot: farce, affection, matchmaking, teenage life, looking for love, youth, love and romance, couples, singleness, small town, self discovery, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa, usa, midwest, china, wisconsin
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 6.5
 242
Chillicothe (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A narrative about six friends in college.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, contemplative, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wedding, battles, friends, couples, thirtysomething life, human nature, looking for love, twentysomething life, college, down on your luck, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: midwest
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A Matter of Sex (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama - Jean Stapleton, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: bank, discrimination, strike, feminism, workplace situations, boss and employee, price of justice, working class, labor union, injustice, power relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, year 1978, year 1977, year 1976
Place: minnesota, midwest
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