Movies and TV shows set in ohio

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in ohio ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, talky, clever, melancholic and serious films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, friendship, mentor, small town, catastrophe, runaway, pornography, youth and family relations plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
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ohio movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ohio: Take Shelter (2011), The Ides of March (2011), Hot in Cleveland (2010), Homefront (1991), Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Edge of Seventeen (1998), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), Leave It to Beaver (1997), Super 8 (2011), Liberal Arts (2012).

List of movies set in ohio

 7.4
 80K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, sanity, paranoia, construction worker, beach, small town, obsession, apocalypse, insurance, delusion, nightmare, nervous breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
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The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: clever, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, campaign, presidential campaign, intern, election, political corruption, loyalty, idealism, innocence lost, corruption, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
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Hot in Cleveland (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age have their lives changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised land."
Style: not serious, witty, talky, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, best friends, actor's life, urban, career, fish out of water, shopping, dating, middle aged, lifestyle change, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, divorced divorcee ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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 8.9
 961
Homefront (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Homefront is an American television drama series created and produced by Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick in association with Warner Bros. Television for ABC. The show was set in the fictional city of River Run, Ohio in 1945, 1946, and 1947. ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, sentimental
Plot: soldier, small town, racism, radio, baseball, coach, funeral, prejudice, social misfits, starting over, homecoming, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: ohio, usa
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Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A singer goes to a small town for a performance before he is drafted
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: small town, farce, song, singer, secretary, ballet, musician's life, performer's life, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, usa, washington d.c.
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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, semi serious, sexual, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, high school, friendship, summer, amusement park, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, coming out, small town, strong sexual content, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
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3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: 3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The extraterrestrials pose as a human ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, light, offbeat
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: sitcom, fish out of water, alien, hidden identity, benign alien, eccentric family, family life, space and aliens, goofy hero, family secret, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa
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Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his father and to please him tries out for his school ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, football movie, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: family, mischievous children, prank, kids and family, friendship, high school, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, eccentric family, high school life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s
Place: ohio, usa
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 7.0
 313K
Super 8 (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, young heroes, adventure, small town, secret, childhood, alien, danger, heroes, youth, investigation, filmmaking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, year 1958 ...
Place: ohio, usa
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 6.7
 33K
Liberal Arts (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favorite college professor invites him to campus to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, dull life, age difference, college student, book, older man younger woman relationship, literature, romance, fall in love, reading, unhappiness, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, ohio, usa, new jersey
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 6.7
 28K
Gummo (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Solomon and Tummler are two teenagers killing time in Xenia, Ohio, a small town that has never recovered from the tornado that ravaged the community in the 1970s.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, youth, tennis, dwarf, small town life, drugs/alcohol, social decay, strong sexual content, realism, teenage life, kids in trouble, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ohio, usa
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American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: neurotic, clever, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: loneliness, writer's life, greeting card, depression, artist, eating disorder, loser, letter, anger, teacher, marriage, jazz ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, friendship, teenage love, danger, supernatural, young heroes, youth, teenage life, good versus evil, space and aliens, heroes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, florida, africa
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The Drew Carey Show (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking beer and not being able to get dates. To make a few extra ...
Style: not serious, talky, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, department store, office, workplace, loser, friendship, workplace situations, store, small town, friends, buddies, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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 5.7
 113K
The Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surprise ending, funny, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, alien, castration, friendship, death, space and aliens, buddies, marriage, teenage daughter, evil alien, suburbs, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, ohio
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 7.3
 73K
Heathers (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: dark humor, cynical, biting, clever, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, diary, suicide, teenage love, clique, teenage life, cult, friendship, hippie, anti conformity, gay slur, suicide attempt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When a Cincinnati radio station switches from sedate music to top-40 rock 'n' roll, its staff of oddball characters is forced to switch gears quickly. New programming director Andy Travis brings in a new DJ named Venus Flytrap to work with ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: sitcom, radio, radio dj, workplace, secretary, radio show, rock, workplace situations, media, boss and employee, media satire, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, arson, vandalism, vietnam war, human nature, siblings relations, sibling relationship, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, vietnam, asia, nebraska
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, family, false accusation, follow your dream, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, youth, family relations, friends, journalism, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, supernatural, revenge, torture, gory, dreams, high school, danger, small town, nightmare comes true, serial killer, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: optimism, small town, americana, underdog, eviction, advertising, gas station, contests and competitions, hopes, couples, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
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 6.6
 7K
Bubble (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, love triangle, factory, working class, mystery, workplace romance, dull life, crimes, unfulfillment, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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 5.6
 4K
Hope & Faith (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Hope, a down-to-earth, happily married mother of three has her tidy world turned upside down when her celebrity sister moves in. Faith was living the Hollywood life as a soap opera star before her character was killed off.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, christmas special
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, actor's life, odd couple, family, sibling relationship, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, suburban life, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
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 5.4
 13K
Fun Size (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Wren is invited to a Halloween party by her crush, Aaron Riley, but she is also forced by her mother to take her oddball little brother Albert with her when she goes out trick-or-treating on Halloween. When she goes to the party instead, she loses ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, trick or treating, siblings relations, missing child, youth, family relations, best friends, teenage life, escapades, nothing goes right, track down, little brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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 6.7
 728
Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: museum, courtroom, politics, s&m, lawsuit, jury, fighting the system, against the rules, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, family in danger, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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 6.0
 438
Beautiful Ohio (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An entire family comes of age during the early 1970s.
Style: clever, serious, offbeat, realistic, sentimental
Plot: prodigy, coming of age, mathematics, parents and children, small town, siblings relations, small town life, teenage life, americana, family life, family relations, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio, budapest hungary, hungary
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 5.8
 871
Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, high school, follow your dream, small town, family, athlete and trainer, teenage life, sport team, against the odds, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict ...
Style: dark humor, biting, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, crime, gangsters, going straight, hitman, suburbs, rise and fall, rise to the top, self discovery, parents and children, family business, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, california
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Meet the Applegates (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Giant preying mantis living in a south American jungle decide to move into suburban USA. Disguised as humans, the mantis are planning something.. Could it be connected to dad's job in the power station perhaps ?. One day the daughter mantis ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, dark humor, surprise ending ...
Plot: dangerous animal, vengeance, hidden identity, suburban life, small town, danger, suburbs, society, terrorism, cons and scams, social decay, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa
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The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The New WKRP in Cincinnati is a sequel/spin-off of the original CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. It was made for the syndication market from 1991 to 1993. MTM Enterprises produced the show. Gordon Jump, Frank Bonner, and Richard Sanders reprised ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, workplace, radio dj, radio show, workplace situations, media, boss and employee, power relations, radio broadcasting, radio station, disc jockey, radio ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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