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, talky, interesting, captivating and touching films and TV shows about / with murder, family relations, african american, small town, gun, storytelling, friendship, culture clash, crimes and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, China and other countries.
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southern usa movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as southern usa: Harriet (2019), Green Book (2018), The Green Mile (1999), Thelma & Louise (1991), Christmas in Canaan (2009), ...tick... tick... tick... (1970), I'll Fly Away (1991), Straw Dogs (2011), Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), Moonshine County Express (1977).

List of movies set in southern usa

 6.6
 20K
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: based on true events, thought provoking, enigmatic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: slavery, american civil war, female protagonist, african american, resistance fighter, freedom, fear, belief in god, black woman, song, pursuit, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa, baltimore, maryland, pennsylvania, new york ...
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 8.2
 384K
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, captivating, feel good, road movie, funny ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, friend, musician, prejudice, chauffeur, racial slur, driver, journey, road trip ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 2010s, year 1962
Place: southern usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, kentucky, ohio ...
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 8.6
 1.2M
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, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, life philosophy, death row, supernatural, prison life, human nature, supernatural ability, convict, death sentence, justice, stephen king ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 90s, year 1935 ...
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.5
 137K
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, feminism, friendship, female friendship, fugitives, escapades, free spirited, on the run, hitchhiker, robbery, murder, lesbian love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: arizona, arkansas, southern usa, usa, new mexico ...
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Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: atmospheric, light, captivating, sentimental
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, family relations, childhood, african american, father son relationship, farm, friendship, love, society, rivalry, christmas movie ...
Time: 1960s, 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: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: office, small town, discrimination, racism, countryside, gangsters, hit and run, racial tension, black cop, racial prejudice, injustice, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: southern usa, mississippi
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 8.5
 776
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: realistic, serious, feel good, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: civil rights, district attorney, interracial relations, housekeeper, discrimination, social differences, idealism, housewife, social activist, civil action, righting the wronged, americana ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: southern usa, usa
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 5.8
 33K
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: rough, tense, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, home invasion, vengeance, small town, machismo, self defense, terrorizing, spouse in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, pursuit ...
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: suspense, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, woman in danger, maid, family relations, cousin, housekeeper, death, recluse, mental illness, southern belle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1930s, 1920s
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, murder, revenge, preacher, sheriff, small community, car chase, explosion, cemetery, moonshine, smuggler, bespectacled male ...
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, feel good, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, couples, family gatherings, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, couple relations, social differences, gender, dishonesty, adultery ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, southern usa, usa, los angeles, dallas texas ...
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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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police chief, chief of police, small town, racism, crime, prejudice, culture clash, police investigation, racial slur, racist, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, mississippi river, california
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 7.6
 108K
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, cult film, funny ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, court, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, small town, trial, legal, profanity, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, new york, new jersey
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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, friendship, lesbian, small town life, feminism, midlife crisis, generation gap, aging, couple relations, family problems, elderly ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, louisiana, united states
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: devil, deal with the devil, law firm, ambition, evil, ethics, temptation, hotshot lawyer, god or devil, satan, sin, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
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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: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, interracial romance, law firm, tragic hero, pregnancy, small town, interracial relations, pursuit, racial tension, infidelity, social decay, vengeance ...
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, touching, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, interracial relations, slavery, media, americana, human spirit, idealism, social differences, redemption, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1960s, 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: contemplative, sincere, touching, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, small town, regret, romance, crumbling relationship, introspection, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, mechanic, virginity, clown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, southern usa, usa, california
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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, friendship between women ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, 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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 7.7
 23K
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, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: country music, music, fame, singer, musician, family relations, rivalry, lifestyle, desire for fame, musician's life, showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nashville tennessee, southern usa, tennessee
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 7.3
 81K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, investigation, private detective, missing person, danger, devil, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, neo noir, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955, 1950s
Place: new orleans, new york, southern usa, usa, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 5.6
 102
Louisiana (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: France, Italy, Canada, USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Virginia Tregan returns to her home in the U.S. Deep South from a sojourn in Paris only to discover that her family plantation and its holdings have been lost. She determines to recoup her family's fortune.
Plot: southern belle, plantation, american civil war, civil war, southerner, farm, deep south
Place: louisiana, southern usa, paris france
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 5.8
 8K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, investigation, informant, police, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, snitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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 7.7
 4K
Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: family drama, farm, sugarcane, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, power relations, interracial relations, social relations, single parent, society, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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 4.5
 805
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 ...
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: werewolf, student, urban legend, forest, creature feature, slasher, university, campfire, dark heroine, drugged drink, villainess, smoking ...
Place: southern usa
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 7.7
 46K
Hart of Dixie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, humorous, semi serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, small town life, lifestyle change, young woman, female doctor, social relations, lifestyle, doctor, newcomer, doctors and patients, fish out of water, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 7.1
 10K
Dallas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, twists and turns, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: family business, betrayal, family relations, parents and children, family feud, family secret, dishonesty, ambition, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, intrigue, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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 7.4
 709
Savannah (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: best friends, couples, thirtysomething life, investigation, single parent, city life, dull life, rich and poor, crimes, friends, social differences, feminism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, georgia, southern usa
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Friday Night Lights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, athlete and trainer, sport team, contests and competitions, friendship, coach, football, teenage life, human spirit, sport, lifestyle, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
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