Southerner movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant southerner movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious and feel good films and TV shows about / with southerner, society, small town, crimes, murder, african american, interracial relations, sheriff, couples and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK and other countries.
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southerner movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as southerner: Mississippi Burning (1988), Easy Rider (1969), Hap and Leonard (2016), Live and Let Die (1973), Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964), Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987), Squirm (1976), Little Richard (2000), Perfect Harmony (1991), The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970).

List of southerner movies

Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, ku klux klan, murder, sheriff, small town, violence, racial slur, police brutality, civil rights, police, african american, police investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
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 7.3
 100K
Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: psychedelic, road movie, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, lsd, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, anti heroes, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, biker, marijuana, existentialism, americana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, arizona, los angeles, louisiana ...
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Hap and Leonard (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends set in the late 1980s. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the series follows Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine, a gay, black Vietnam vet ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious, bad taste humour ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, racism, bounty hunter, partners against crime, interracial relations, fighting crime, against the rules, crime, crimes, society, gays and lesbians, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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Live and Let Die (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: James Bond must investigate a mysterious murder case of a British agent in New Orleans. Soon he finds himself up against a gangster boss named Mr. Big.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boat, heroin, cia, espionage, chase, secret service, spy, secret agents, heroes, drug dealing, virginity, gadget ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, new york, louisiana, harlem, jamaica ...
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Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: maniac, vengeance, murder, small town, survival, violence spree, danger, haunted by the past, isolation, brutality, torture, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: southern usa, florida
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Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, alcohol abuse, police chief, chief of police, memory loss, crimes, investigation, drug abuse, manipulations, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts
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 4.9
 5K
Squirm (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At the beginning of the film, we learn from one of the characters that earthworms can be called to the surface with electricity, but somehow it turns them into vicious flesh-eaters. Sure enough, a storm that night causes some power lines to break ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, small town, worm, survival, rescue, deadly creature, environmentalism, battles, danger, deadly, bait, diner ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: georgia
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 6.7
 769
Little Richard (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a Black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: music, singer, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, relationship vs career, self discovery, couples, career change, haunted by the past, rock, society ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, sydney australia, los angeles
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Perfect Harmony (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the 1950s, a private school in the south undergoes racial tension as it experiences desegregation. Can a love of music help ease the pain?
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, racism, interracial relations, friendship, music, music band, friends, social relations, discrimination, high school, dedicated educator, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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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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 5.4
 763
Drum (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mid-19th century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: interracial relations, fist fighting, slavery, society, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, sexual relations, injustice, couples, breeding, power relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: new orleans, havana cuba
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 5.8
 223
Virgil Bliss (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fresh out of a long stretch in prison, Virgil Bliss (Clint Jordan) vows to go straight in this gritty, character-driven drama. But finding a job, a wife and a sense of purpose doesn't come easy when you're living in a halfway house ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, prison, going straight, redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, downfall, looking for love, drug abuse, heist, society, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, florida ...
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Foxfire Light (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A spoiled rich girl used to getting her way comes up against a rancher who won't be intimidated by her.
Style: sexual, touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, love and romance, youth, family relations, couples, parents and children, love triangle, forbidden love, rancher, cowboy, farmer, rich girl ...
Time: 80s
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Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Southern town, the local sheriff tries to keep everything peaceful and under control.
Style: sentimental, offbeat, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: americana, small town, sheriff, moonshine, disorder, social relations, society, nothing goes right, lifestyle, graphic violence, small town life, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, southern usa
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Nothing But a Man (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, touching, clever, sincere ...
Plot: discrimination, pursuit, family relations, interracial relations, couple relations, small town, social differences, working class, small town life, hopes, romance, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, birmingham alabama, united states
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Period of Adjustment (1962)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: George Haverstick, a Korean war veteran, hastily marries Isabel, whom he met in hospital while he was recovering from a nervous condition. To Isabel's horror, they drive to Florida on their honeymoon in an old hearse. They spend much of the ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, couples, adult virgin, friends, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance, couple relations, affection, marital problem, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, tennessee
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Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.
Style: offbeat, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, psychopath, injustice, racism, woman in danger, wedding, backwoods, rape, redneck, car, survival, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Designing Women (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Designing Women is an American television sitcom that centered on the working and personal lives of four Southern women and one man in an interior design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. It aired on the CBS television network from September 29, 1986 until ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, interior design, looking for love, feminism, battle of the sexes, thirtysomething life, workplace situations, boss and employee, workplace, single parent, siblings relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta, atlanta georgia
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 4.7
 176
Preacherman (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Phony backwoods preacher Amos T. Huxley stays in a small North Carolina town long enough to fleece his congregation, swindle the profits from a moonshine still, and seduce dumb blonde Mary Lou. Mary Lou's ex-boyfriend becomes suspicious of the ...
Style: cult film
Plot: moonshine, preacher, exploitation, backwoods, voyeur, pickup truck, redneck, truck, wanted, nudity (full frontal - brief), sneezing, caught having sex ...
Time: 70s
Place: southern usa, north carolina
Is relevant ?
 2.4
 688
Carnival Magic (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon become the stars of the carnival, drawing in big crowds. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, cult film
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: circus, kidnapping, chimpanzee, carnival, mind reading, magician, save the day, imaginary, manipulation, confined, workplace, animal life ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, southern usa, south carolina, north carolina
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 87K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: racism, baseball, rivalry, against the odds, athlete's life, racial segregation, americana, human spirit, athlete and trainer, hopes, rise to the top, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: new york, usa, cincinnati ohio, pasadena california, new orleans ...
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 7.0
 44K
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, waitress, cooking and food, pregnancy, friendship, marriage, marital problem, doctor, diary, letter, small town, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern usa, california
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A Texas Funeral (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's 1968 and the Whit clan are reuniting for the burial of Grandpa Sparta (Martin Sheen). But Sparta still has some secrets to reveal to his family and wisdom to impart to his grandson, in this whimsical comedy from the writer of The Bourne ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, ghost, eccentric family, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
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Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But Melanie's past holds many secrets, including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, homecoming, couples, fashion, love triangle, marriage proposal, fashion designer, lovers reunited, small town, career woman, old love, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, new york, usa, southern usa, new jersey ...
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 627
Ruckus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Madoc County is a quiet and peaceful place until vagrant Kyle Hanson arrives. The people of Madoc County are repelled by his appearance and want to chase him out of the city. Unfortunately for them, Kyle Hanson is a former Vietnam elite soldier and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, small town, one man army, against the odds, wartime life, small town life, vengeance, homecoming, tough heroes, chases and races, mentally unstable, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, southern usa
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Return to Two Moon Junction (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Savannah Delongpre is a wealthy fashion model living in New York City who returns to her small town in Georgia to visit her wealthy grandmother Belle as well as walk down memory lane to remember her childhood with some of her friends still living ...
Plot: model, return, moon, coworker relationship, infidelity, breasts, engagement, grandmother granddaughter relationship, cemetery, nipples, waterfall, passion ...
Place: georgia
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Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, estrangement, family relations, friendship, theatre director, crimes, human nature, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, texas
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 10K
The Chase (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: small town, infidelity, racism, escape, on the run, lynch mob, junkyard, house party, alcohol abuse, sheriff, manhunt, hate ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, united states, california ...
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 319
Saving Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: assassination attempt, american civil war, head of state, friendship, danger, state affairs, historical event, storytelling, assassination plot, death of son, bodyguard, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.8
 8K
The Riches (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A family of crooks assume the identity of an upper-middle-class suburban clan in the Deep South.
Style: disturbing, light, captivating, humorous, serious ...
Plot: cheating, double life, secret, impersonating, starting over, parents and children, dishonesty, lifestyle, neighbor, deception, impostor, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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