Village life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant village life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, semi serious, sentimental, captivating and touching films and TV shows about / with village life, village, social relations, society, countryside, family relations, husband wife relationship, love and romance, friendship and priest plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as village life: Doc Martin (2004), Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), Love and Pigeons (1985), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Sommersby (1993), Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008), Father Brown (2013), Welcome to the Sticks (2008), Local Hero (1983), All Creatures Great and Small (2020).

List of village life movies

Doc Martin (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Doc Martin is a British television comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes in the title role. It was created by Dominic Minghella after the character of Dr. Martin Bamford in the 2000 comedy film Saving Grace. The show is set in the fictional ...
Style: sincere, clever, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: village life, doctors and patients, social relations, antisocial behavior, loner, doctor, alienation, teacher, estrangement, treatment, unhappy, uptight character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, cornwall
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Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: english countryside, village life, friendship, hopes, society, family business, social relations, father son relationship, love and romance, village, employer employee relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
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Love and Pigeons (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shown a life in the remote siberian village. Vasia, who never leave his family, village, comes to pass summer holiday on the Black Sea. New world, new people - so, hi's temted by a half-crazy woman (Raisa Zaharovna). And after short time Vasia ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, talky, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: village life, love triangle, love and romance, resort, social relations, village, everyday life, family relations, soviet, life philosophy, adulterous husband, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia
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Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: romantic, sincere, feel good, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: happy ending, romance, jane austen, love triangle, love affair, village life, rich and poor, love, countryside, inheritance, older man younger woman relationship, eligible bachelor ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Sommersby (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: village life, mistaken identity, romance, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, village, war veteran, suspicion of murder, switching roles, presumed dead, homecoming, death sentence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa, new jersey, france
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Forced by poverty to seek support, the innocent Tess Durbeyfield seeks the help of the D'Urbervilles.
Style: sincere, clever, realistic, talky
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, innocence, village life, family relations, master and servant, dishonesty, couples, society, love and romance, nobility, pregnancy ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england
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Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: serious, captivating, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, clergy, investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, priest, social relations, murder, law enforcement, church ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
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Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, village life, french, fish out of water, friendship, postman, dialect, foe turned friend, social satire, social relations, family, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, provence, europe, southern france, south of france ...
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Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: village life, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, village, social relations, human nature, beautiful scenery, seaside town, friendship, american abroad, travel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
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All Creatures Great and Small (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s. A remake of the 1978 series.
Style: sweet, funny, humorous, light, sentimental ...
Plot: veterinarian, village life, scot, golden retriever, animal human communication, countryside, following a dream, human animal relationship, new life, veterinary clinic, animals, friendship ...
Time: 1930s
Place: yorkshire
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Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, bleak, epic ...
Plot: village life, wartime life, revolution, village, state affairs, life is a bitch, bolshevik, illiteracy, countryside, village people, world war one, rape ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1900s
Place: russia, europe
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The Source (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favours as long as the men refuse to install a water pipe.
Style: sentimental, stylized, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: village life, sexism, desert, against the rules, rebellion, battle of the sexes, ultimatum, marital rape, social relations, machismo, sexual relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, north africa
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The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, atmospheric, captivating, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: plot twist, forest, isolation, psychology, village life, utopia, mysterious place, blind character, village, secret, mystery, fear ...
Time: 2000s, 19th century, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, child birth, village, childbirth, family, gay relationship, shell shock
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
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Red Riding Hood (2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man – who is wealthy. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter plan to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older ...
Style: fairy tale, gothic, dark fantasy, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: werewolf, dangerous attraction, supernatural, danger, love and romance, in the woods, legends and myths, fall in love, village life, deadly, social relations, animal attack ...
Time: middle ages
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Under the Greenwood Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in a rustic English village in the mid 19th century, Under The Greenwood Tree tells the story of a poor young man who falls for a middle-class schoolteacher and attempts to win her over.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: village life, wooing, forbidden love, social differences, love and romance, fall in love, choir, romance, society, unfulfilled love, looking for love, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: priest, investigation, murder, murder mystery, partners, police detective, who done it, partners against crime, haunted by the past, amateur detective, village life, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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The Sea Purple (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di Mare, presents a uniquely engaging portrait of family, community and gender roles in ...
Style: serious, touching, disturbing, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbianism, village life, forbidden love, island, family relations, gays and lesbians, gender, village ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sicily, italy, mediterranean sea
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Corner Gas (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Corner Gas is a Canadian television sitcom created by Brent Butt. The series ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009. Re-runs still air on CTV, CTV Two and The Comedy Network in Canada. Deriving its name from the roadside gas station in the fictional ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: village life, gas station, small town, workplace, family relations, boss and employee, village, fish out of water, lifestyle, partners, friendship, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
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The Quack (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A famous surgeon is beaten by drunken bullies, loses his memory and cannot recollect who he was before. He gets to a village, lives in a not so well to do family and becomes the Quack - he slowly regains his talent for medicine and saves the lives ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: memory loss, polish, life is a bitch, downfall, witch doctor, love and romance, losing-it hero, surgeon, healer, prodigy, road not taken, village life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: poland
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A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, adultery, romance, infidelity, family life, family relations, dishonesty, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
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The Little Switzerland (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The discovery of the tomb of William Tell’s son in a town in the Basque Country spurs the village's cantankerous citizens to lobby for Swiss annexation.
Style: light, captivating, semi serious, humorous
Plot: village life, love triangle, love interest, rivalry, priest, discovery, mayor, document, swiss, photographer, university, explosion ...
Place: switzerland, basque country
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The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1953, the year Stalin died, many prisoners (some political, but mostly common criminals) were released from the Soviet Gulags. This is the story of a remote settlement which was under attack by a bunch of these recently-released blood-thirsty ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, cold weather, village life, injustice, village, good versus evil, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fighting crime, down on your luck, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, ussr, siberia
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The White Nights of Postman Aleksey Tryapitsyn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A reserved community has been set up here. Despite the modern ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, neorealism, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: village life, realism, isolated place, isolation, village, social relations, landscape, loneliness, social decay, society, rocket launching, fisherman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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Antonia's Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around ...
Style: touching, sentimental, intellectual, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: village, village life, generation gap, philosophy, feminism, widow, friendship, introspection, human nature, single parent, world war two, family life ...
Time: post world war two
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Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, maid, life is a bitch, tragic hero, village life, family life, destructive relationship, love affair, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 70s, 18th century
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
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Wild Field (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young doctor relocates to a remote region of central Asia, thinking his fiancee soon will join him ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, emotional
Plot: village life, boss and employee, doctors and patients, self discovery, workplace, countryside, workplace situations, fish out of water, hopes, doctor, loneliness, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, asia
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Rock Monster (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A college student, traveling with his friends to a remote eastern-European village, unwittingly releases the Rock Monster from it's ancient slumber to wreak havoc on the surrounding countryside
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, disturbing, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, village life, danger, chaos, escapades, supernatural, deadly, inheritance, village, forest, chaos and mayhem, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
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The White Massai (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A girl, Carola, whose vacation in Kenya takes an interesting turn when she becomes infatuated with a Masai. Carola decides to leave her boyfriend to stay with her lover. There, she has to adapt to the Masai's way of life and get used to their ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, interracial sex, culture clash, couples, opposites attract, love and romance, village life, cultural difference, fish out of water, jealous husband, fall in love, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya, switzerland
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War of the Buttons (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 1960. The thrilling battles waged by a band of kids from two rival villages in the southern French countryside.
Style: realistic, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, children, countryside, friendship, friends, rivalry, family, village life, school, social relations, disorder, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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