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, interesting, thought provoking, dramatic and intense films and TV shows about / with storytelling, african american, catastrophe, family relations, culture clash, mentor, dialogue, society, murder and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as southern usa: Harriet (2019), Green Book (2018), Thelma & Louise (1991), In the Heat of the Night (1967), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), The Green Mile (1999), Steel Magnolias (1989), Angel Heart (1987), The Grass Harp (1995), The Last American Hero (1973).

List of movies set in southern usa

Harriet (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of Harriet Tubman, who helped free hundreds of slaves from the South after escaping from slavery herself in 1849.
Style: thought provoking, tense, enigmatic, psychological, exciting
Plot: slavery, american civil war, resistance fighter, female protagonist, african american, freedom, fear, black woman, belief in god, slave girl, funeral, man kills a woman ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa, baltimore, philadelphia, new york state, pennsylvania ...
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Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: uplifting, feel good, road movie, captivating, funny ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, road trip, travel, prejudice, journey, friend, driver, racial prejudice, blacks and whites, racial slur ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 2010s, 20th century
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, america, pittsburgh, birmingham alabama ...
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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, captivating, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: road trip, female friendship, feminism, fugitives, friendship, housewife, free spirited, escapades, on the run, on the road, lesbian love, hitchhiker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, southern usa, arkansas, usa, oklahoma ...
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In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prejudice, chief of police, small town, racism, culture clash, police investigation, racial slur, racist, crimes, mystery, african american, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: usa, southern usa, mississippi, plymouth, california
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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, self discovery, small town life, friendship, feminism, lesbian, tomboy, midlife crisis, generation gap, american south, aging, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, louisiana
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The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, supernatural, life philosophy, convict, death row, prison life, confined, healing power, justice, death sentence, electric chair ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1935, 90s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, family relations, terminal illness, loss of daughter, parents and children, best friends, male objectification, family problems, friendship, social relations, small town life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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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, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, investigation, private detective, missing person, murder, devil, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, satan, chase ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955, year 1942, year 1943 ...
Place: new orleans, southern usa, new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, americana, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, orphan, sister sister relationship, youth, love and romance, nothing goes right, society, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: southern usa, alabama
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The Last American Hero (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A backwoods bootlegger decides to put the driving skills he developed evading the law to good use. He becomes a race car driver, and eventually, one of the fastest drivers in history.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, hotshot hero, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, rise to the top, parents and children, family relations, fast car, auto mechanic, race car ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
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Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the 1960s, Christmas in Canaan is a drama about a black family and a white family that learn to love each other out of their Christian beliefs.
Style: light, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, childhood, family relations, farm, african american, father son relationship, friendship, love, rivalry, society, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, southern usa
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...tick... tick... tick... (1970)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: gangsters, hit and run, office, small town, countryside, racism, discrimination, racial prejudice, racial tension, black cop, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: southern usa, mississippi
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I'll Fly Away (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: civil rights, district attorney, interracial relations, housekeeper, righting the wronged, social activist, housewife, politically correct, civil action, society, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: southern usa, usa
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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: tense, rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, home invasion, gang rape, teasing, self defense, small town, machismo, vengeance, crimes, spouse in danger, terrorizing, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, california, new orleans
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, maid, family relations, female killer, delusion, rivalry, woman in danger, mansion, cousin, housekeeper ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s, year 1964, 1930s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
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Moonshine County Express (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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: daughter, small community, preacher, sheriff, cemetery, murder, revenge, smuggler, woman, rivals, cat, lake ...
Place: southern usa
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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, feel good, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: gay, dysfunctional family, family relations, couples, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, family gatherings, dishonesty, gender, couple relations, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, southern usa, usa, los angeles, dallas texas ...
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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, realistic, not serious, road movie, funny ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: court, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, small town, legal, fish out of water, judge, cousin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, new york, new jersey
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: devil, deal with the devil, satan, god or devil, evil, law firm, ambition, ethics, supernatural, temptation, hotshot lawyer, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, southern usa, florida ...
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The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gloomy vision of the possibility of decent relations between whites and blacks anywhere, including the South. Undertaker L.B. Jones, the richest black man in his county of Tennessee, is divorcing his wife for infidelity with a white policeman. ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, bleak ...
Plot: racism, interracial romance, law firm, interracial relations, small town, pregnancy, tragic hero, racial tension, couples, false arrest, injustice, infidelity ...
Time: 60s
Place: tennessee, southern usa, usa
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, non-linear, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, injustice, discrimination, slavery, interracial relations, righting the wronged, social worker, americana, redemption, idealism, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
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All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, romantic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: womanizer, small town, regret, romance, introspection, crumbling relationship, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, virginity, mechanic, clown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, southern usa, usa, california
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Catch the Bullet (2021)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: U.S. marshal Britt MacMasters returns from a mission to find his father wounded and his son kidnapped by the outlaw Jed Blake. Hot on their trail, Britt forms a posse with a gunslinging deputy and a stoic Pawnee tracker. But Jed and Britt tread ...
Style: harsh, melancholic, stylized, talky, serious ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, unlikely friendships, bounty hunter, vengeance, killings, criminal, hostage, revenge, justice, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa
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The Birth of a Nation (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.
Style: factual, brutal, intense, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: slavery, preacher, rebellion, racism, rape, civil war, suffering, father son relationship, poverty, brother sister relationship, preaching, freedom ...
Time: 19th century
Place: virginia, southern usa
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Nashville (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: country music, music, fame, musician, family relations, singer, rivalry, country, lifestyle, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nashville tennessee, southern usa, tennessee
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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: sexy, psychological, rough, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sex addict, nymphomaniac, redemption, blues, captive, nervous breakdown, abuse, musician, going straight, youth, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, southern usa, usa, mississippi
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The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: domestic violence, incest, incest rape, sexual abuse, rape, feminism, african american, slavery, life is a bitch, wife abuse, dysfunctional family, childbirth ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 18th century
Place: africa, southern usa, usa, georgia, tennessee
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The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: battles, war, revolution, vengeance, american revolution, rebellion, human spirit, freedom, heroic mission, patriotism, soldier, lone hero ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s, georgian era
Place: south carolina, southern usa, usa, england, scotland
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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: road movie, humorous, entertaining, melancholic, funny ...
Plot: adventure, runaway, obsessive quest, prison escape, on the run, country music, small town, prophecy, criminal heroes, creativity, treasure hunt, rescue ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa
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Manderlay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy, USA
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: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, psychological, intense ...
Plot: slavery, racism, interracial relations, freedom, righting the wronged, social differences, liberal, plantation, society, blacks and whites, understanding, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama, southern usa
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