Movies and TV shows set in southern usa

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in southern usa ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, melancholic, talky and stylized films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, small town, culture clash, catastrophe, mentor, crimes, runaway, friendship and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as southern usa: Thelma & Louise (1991), Queen Sugar (2016), Talbot County (2017), Waitress (2007), Hart of Dixie (2011), Dallas (2012), Savannah (1996), Friday Night Lights (2006), Nashville (2012), I'll Fly Away (1991).

List of movies set in southern usa

 7.4
 117K
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: feminism, road trip, friendship, murder, housewife, chase, best friends, on the road, rape, destiny, on the run, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, southern usa, usa, arizona, oklahoma ...
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 7.5
 3K
Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: family drama, sugarcane, farm, life turned upside down, family relations, interracial relations, society, parents and children, power relations, social relations, single parent, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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 3.8
 470
Talbot County (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When six college kids in a sleepy Southern town are assigned a group project to rediscover a moment in history, one of them sets in motion a horrific fate when he proposes they head into the Georgia backwoods to tackle the legend of Emily Burt, the ...
Plot: werewolf, university, student, slasher, urban legend, forest, dark heroine, death of dog, eaten alive, creature feature, explosion, smoking ...
Place: southern usa
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 7.0
 41K
Waitress (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, cooking and food, domestic violence, feminism, pregnancy, friendship, diary, waitress, marriage, unwanted pregnancy, doctor, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern usa
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 7.8
 40K
Hart of Dixie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: New Yorker Zoe Hart has it all figured out - after graduating top of her class from medical school, she'll follow in her father's footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to work at a ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, small town life, young woman, culture clash, doctors and patients, power relations, gossip and rumors, newcomer, lifestyle change, neighbor, female doctor, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 7.2
 10K
Dallas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing are all back at Southfork, with plenty of secrets, schemes and betrayals in mind. This time, they're joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: family business, betrayal, ranch, intrigue, oil industry, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, dishonesty, rivalry, family relations, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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 7.4
 626
Savannah (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Savannah is an American prime time television drama that ran from January 21, 1996 to February 24, 1997 on The WB. It was created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling.
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: crimes, best friends, social differences, murder, revenge, secret, hometown, urban, thirtysomething life, city life, friends, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, american football, small town, friendship, coach, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
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 7.7
 21K
Nashville (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them, and often complicating their lives, are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental
Plot: music, country music, fame, rivalry, desire for fame, musician's life, artists and showbiz, country, lifestyle, music industry, family relations, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, southern usa
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 8.5
 665
I'll Fly Away (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: I'll Fly Away is an American drama television series set during the late 1950s and early 1960s, in an unspecified Southern U.S. state. It aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993 and starred Regina Taylor as Lilly Harper, a black housekeeper for the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, feel good
Plot: district attorney, housekeeper, civil rights, fighting the system, idealism, racism, civil rights movement, interracial relations, social differences, americana, society, politics ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, southern usa
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 7.5
 2K
Memphis Beat (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Memphis Beat is an American drama series that debuted on TNT on June 22, 2010 and ended on August 16, 2011. Memphis Beat was officially canceled on October 14, 2011.
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, sentimental
Plot: police detective, police station, police investigation, policewoman, singer, blues, city life, law enforcement, boss and employee, urban, parents and children, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee, southern usa, usa
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 6.8
 10K
Hellcats (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Pre-law student Marti Perkins' world is flipped upside down when she loses her scholarship, and realizes the only way she can stay in school is by reigniting her dormant teen gymnastic skills to win a place on Lancer University's legendary ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, cheerleading, college life, friends, student life, sport, teenage life, ambition, youth, social relations, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: campus, memphis, usa, southern usa
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Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television action crime drama series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis, both starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division. The show aired on CBS in the spring of 1993, with the first season ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, martial arts, tough law enforcer, crime, heroes, district attorney, police investigation, law enforcement, ex soldier, partners against crime, good versus evil, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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 7.0
 10K
Dallas (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The world's first mega-soap, and one of the most popular ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. Famous for one of the best cliffhangers in TV history, as the world asked ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, uplifting, non-linear ...
Plot: intrigue, ranch, family feud, oil industry, family business, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, presumed dead, ambition, couple relations, parents and children, rich and poor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, medical school, dallas texas
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Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, sentimental, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, forbidden love, love and romance, small town, supernatural romance, supernatural, supernatural ability, youth, witch, teenage life, family secret, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
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 5.8
 30K
Straw Dogs (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife, Amy, to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: rape, small town, home invasion, machismo, vengeance, wife husband relationship, self defense, rivalry, social relations, bullying, death, picked on ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, california, new orleans
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The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mordrcai Jones (George C. Scott) is a rural con artist (a 'flim flam man') who takes on a young army deserter Curley (Michael Sarrazin) as his protégé and teaches him the tricks of the trade. Sheriff Slade (Harry Morgan) is in hot ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: chase, prison, sheriff, going straight, friendship, on the road, buddies, cons and scams, deserter, car chase, friends, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: southern usa
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 7.2
 4K
Wise Blood (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: redemption, blindness, preacher, sin, religions or cults, society, christianity, soldier, cons and scams, wiretap, bishop, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: southern usa
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Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, estate, mansion, cousin, southern belle, recluse, housekeeper, mental illness, mystery, maid ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1964, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, small town, retirement, music, blues, fall in love, folk, musician's life, small town life, golden years, terminal illness, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, europe, southern usa, usa ...
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 7.4
 20K
Manderlay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: slavery, racism, idealism, guilt, arson, loss of son, storm, lawyer, interracial relations, discrimination, freedom, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 7.3
 71K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: incest, voodoo, private detective, devil, investigation, amnesia, blood, neo noir, murder, fan, demon, church ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: new orleans, new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city ...
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Moonshine County Express (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The three surviving daughters of a murdered moonshiner band together with a racecar driver to run high-test shine behind the corpulent backs of the local likker syndicate.
Plot: moonshine, small community, car chase, revenge, murder, daughter, preacher, explosion, sheriff, female protagonist, telephone call, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: southern usa
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 6.8
 3K
Sordid Lives (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Sordid Lives" is about a family in a small Texas town preparing for the funeral of the mother. Among the characters are the grandson trying to find his identity in West Hollywood, the son who has spent the past twenty-three years dressed ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, dysfunctional family, drag, family life, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family relations, gender, gays and lesbians, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas, los angeles ...
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Black Snake Moan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: blues, redemption, small town, sex addict, musician, child abuse, nervous breakdown, abuse, party, drugs/alcohol, isolation, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, tennessee
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 5.8
 43K
Masterminds (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending, absurd ...
Plot: heist, armored car, betrayal, crime, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, workplace, security, night watchman, armored car robbery, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, mexico, north carolina
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's ...
Style: melancholic, humorous, road movie, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: treasure hunt, obsessive quest, small town, on the run, adventure, prophecy, criminal heroes, ex spouse, prison escape, rescue, runaway, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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 5.4
 11K
2001 Maniacs (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On their way to Spring Break, college kids take a detour through an old Southern town. The people of Pleasant Valley insist the kids stay for their annual barbecue celebration... but instead of getting a taste of the old South, the old South gets a ...
Style: humorous, rough, suspenseful, scary, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, small town, gory, racism, violence spree, psychopath, slasher, violence, crimes, american civil war, gays and lesbians, animal cruelty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, southern usa, georgia
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In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: small town, racist, crime, african american, police chief, racism, culture clash, police investigation, racial tension, suspect, police station, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river, california
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My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, legal investigation, courtroom, court, small town, false accusation, fish out of water, trial, culture clash, suspicion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
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