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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, semi serious, talky and melancholic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, small town, catastrophe, culture clash, dialogue, mentor, runaway, crimes, adaptation and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as southern usa: 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), Memphis Beat (2010).
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Friday Night Lights
Drama, Sport
USA
44 min.
 8.7
I'll Fly Away
Drama
USA
60 min.
 8.5
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Masterminds
Action, Comedy, Crime
USA
95 min.
 5.8
They Had It Coming
Action, Crime, Drama
USA
84 min.
 5.1

List of movies set in southern usa

 7.5
 3K
Queen Sugar
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: farm, family drama, sugarcane, life turned upside down, family relations, interracial relations, parents and children, power relations, society, social relations, single parent, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
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 3.7
 438
Talbot County
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, slasher, university, student, urban legend, forest, smoking, horse, female killer, female psychopath, video camera, alcohol ...
Place: southern usa
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 7.0
 41K
Waitress
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: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, pregnancy, friendship, romance, marriage, adultery, workplace, infidelity, domestic violence, hospital, crumbling marriage, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern usa
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 7.8
 40K
Hart of Dixie
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, culture clash, fish out of water, small town life, clinic, female doctor, social relations, doctors and patients, misfit, power relations, doctor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 7.2
 10K
Dallas
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: serious, stylized, realistic, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, family business, ambition, dishonesty, ranch, rivalry, family relations, parents and children, family problems, oil industry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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 7.4
 626
Savannah
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: best friends, social differences, thirtysomething life, urban, city life, friends, single parent, investigation, feminism, rich and poor, dull life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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Friday Night Lights
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, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, high school life, small town life, teenage life, sport team, americana, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
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 7.7
 21K
Nashville
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, sentimental, serious
Plot: music, music industry, desire for fame, fame, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, country music, family relations, young woman, country, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, southern usa
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 8.5
 665
I'll Fly Away
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: fighting the system, district attorney, idealism, interracial relations, social differences, americana, society, housekeeper, politics, discrimination, righting the wronged, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, southern usa
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 7.5
 2K
Memphis Beat
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: blues, city life, police detective, police station, law enforcement, police investigation, urban, boss and employee, parents and children, workplace, family relations, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, southern usa
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 6.8
 10K
Hellcats
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: friends, cheerleading, teenage life, college, college life, student life, ambition, youth, social relations, love and romance, rivalry, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: campus, memphis, usa, southern usa
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Walker, Texas Ranger
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, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, tough law enforcer, heroes, martial arts, crime, police investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, good versus evil, vigilante, interracial friendship, love interest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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 7.0
 10K
Dallas
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: captivating, serious, realistic, family saga, surprise ending ...
Plot: intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, family business, ranch, ambition, rivalry, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family feud, rich and poor, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, medical school, dallas texas
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Beautiful Creatures
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: light, sentimental, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, small town, supernatural, magic, witch, love, book, forbidden love, destiny, betrayal, high school, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
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 5.8
 30K
Straw Dogs
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, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rape, small town, vengeance, violence, revenge, violence spree, adultery, bullying, pornography, death, brutality, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, california, southern usa, new orleans
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The Flim-Flam Man
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: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: chase, prison, buddies, on the road, cons and scams, friends, mentor, crimes, dishonesty, going straight, friendship, transformation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: southern usa
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 7.2
 4K
Wise Blood
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, religions or cults, society, soldier, cons and scams, blindness, preacher, christianity, sin, wiretap, bishop, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: southern usa
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Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, macabre, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, insanity, guilt, greed, vengeance, blood, murder mystery, twists & turns, haunted by the past, small town, estate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1920s, year 1964
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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Schultze Gets the Blues
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, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: music, friendship, small town, drinking, german, beer, blues, fall in love, obsession, death, folk, boat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, east germany, europe, texas, louisiana ...
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 7.4
 20K
Manderlay
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, clever, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: idealism, slavery, racism, guilt, freedom, male nudity, art, gangster, fighting the system, torture, political, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 7.3
 71K
Angel Heart
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, suspenseful, psychological, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, mystery, investigation, gory, amnesia, blood, murder, devil, supernatural, voodoo, identity, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955, 1950s
Place: new orleans, new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city ...
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Moonshine County Express
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, preacher, daughter, explosion, sheriff, telephone call, female protagonist, cigar smoking ...
Place: southern usa
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 6.8
 3K
Sordid Lives
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, adultery, male nudity, death, family life, drinking, storytelling, lesbian, cancer, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, los angeles, california, southern usa ...
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Black Snake Moan
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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, small town, blues, sexual abuse, drugs, friendship, drugs/alcohol, drinking, isolation, strong sexual content, race issues, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, tennessee
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 5.8
 42K
Masterminds
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, absurd, funny ...
Plot: heist, crime, crime gone awry, workplace, betrayal, stupidity, farce, robbery, unlikely criminals, surveillance, redemption, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: usa, mexico, southern usa, north carolina
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O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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: humorous, melancholic, entertaining, road movie, surreal ...
Plot: prison escape, adventure, obsessive quest, runaway, treasure hunt, on the run, creativity, criminal heroes, ex spouse, rescue, gangster, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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 5.4
 11K
2001 Maniacs
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: rough, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, violence spree, psychopath, animal cruelty, slasher, small town, crimes, violence, cannibalism, death, racism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, southern usa, georgia
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In the Heat of the Night
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: small town, crime, racism, culture clash, mystery, police investigation, prejudice, police, investigation, murder, chase, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, california, southern usa, mississippi river
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My Cousin Vinny
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, funny, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, court, courtroom drama, culture clash, murder, justice, mistaken identity, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, new york, southern usa, new jersey
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Fried Green Tomatoes
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, emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, self discovery, aging, midlife crisis, storytelling, love, oldies, unlikely friendships, introspection, women, lesbian ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: alabama, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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