Movies and TV shows set in arkansas

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in arkansas ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, harsh, melancholic and intense films and TV shows about / with dialogue, brutality, mentor, death, storytelling, crimes, vengeance, runaway, redemption and small town plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, West Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as arkansas: One False Move (1992), A Family Thing (1996), The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), Crazy Mama (1975), The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972), Mud (2012), Shotgun Stories (2007), Thelma & Louise (1991), The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976), Sling Blade (1996).
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Mud
Drama
USA
130 min.
 7.4
Shotgun Stories
Drama, Thriller
USA
92 min.
 7.3
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The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale
Drama, Horror, Thriller
USA
93 min.
American Made
Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
USA, Japan
115 min.
 7.2

List of movies set in arkansas

One False Move
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, small town, murder, police investigation, crime gone awry, redemption, heist, investigation, violence, drugs, neo noir, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, louisiana, california ...
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A Family Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, small town, racism, drinking, death, interracial relations, adoption, race, parents and children, race issues, segregation, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
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The Beverly Hillbillies
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife there are inevitably plenty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, hillbilly, social differences, cons and scams, fish out of water, culture clash, oil, goofy hero, odd couple, billionaire, father daughter relationship, television ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, arkansas, usa, los angeles
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 5.6
 469
Crazy Mama
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jonathan Demme directs this joyous unrelentlessly kitchy celebration of 50's America.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: social misfits, on the road, crime, unlikely criminals, chase, chases and races, friends, crimes, car chase, criminal heroes, anti heroes, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, california, florida, cross country
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The Legend of Boggy Creek
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentary-style drama based on true accounts of the Fouke Monster in Arkansas. It focuses on the lives of back country people and their culture while detailing certain sightings of the monster. This title was a drive-in B movie favorite for ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, monster, deadly, monsters, deadly creature, in the woods, legends and myths, small town life, mystery, americana, danger, mad scientist ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: arkansas, usa
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 7.4
 152K
Mud
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, adolescence, childhood, obsession, boat, teenager, coming-of-age, storytelling, runaway, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
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Shotgun Stories
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, revenge, family bonds, violent, family, tragedy, visceral, human nature, dialogue, depression, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa
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 7.4
 117K
Thelma & Louise
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, road movie, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: road trip, friendship, chase, rape, destiny, murder, suicide, redemption, freedom, violence, on the road, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa, arizona, california, southern usa ...
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, mystery, stalking, murder, mind game, small town, psychopath, police investigation, violence spree, woman in danger, prom ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1946
Place: arkansas, usa, texas
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 8.0
 80K
Sling Blade
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, murder, redemption, childhood, tragedy, mentally challenged, storytelling, character study, mental illness, mentor, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
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 6.2
 9K
Trespass
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, gangsters, murder, chase, police investigation, hitman, revenge, gang, gangster, violence, drug dealing, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa, new orleans
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 7.1
 472
Our Sons
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, gays and lesbians, hospital, single parent, small town, dealing with death, couple relations, friendship, aids, guilt, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
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 7.9
 206K
Walk the Line
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, addiction, death, childhood, drug addiction, drug abuse, love, accident, musician's life, country, drugs/alcohol, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: arkansas, memphis, tennessee, usa, germany ...
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 5.8
 245
Come Morning
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set in rural Arkansas in 1973, Come Morning is the tragic story of Frank and his 10-year-old grandson and the hunting accident that forever changes their lives.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: country, track down, in the woods, crimes, countryside, deadly, winter, hate, cemetery, shotgun, grandfather, accident ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arkansas
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 6.5
 27K
Young Guns II
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Only three of the original five "young guns" -- Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) -- return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, tense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, friendship, gangsters, gunfight, chase, criminal heroes, coming of age, old west, buddies, mentor, runaway ...
Time: 19th century, 1950s, 1870s, 20th century
Place: mexico, arkansas, new mexico, latin america, usa ...
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 6.1
 18K
Devil's Knot
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, police investigation, crime, murder, courtroom, private detective, lawyer, murder mystery, pornography, justice, courtroom drama, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: arkansas, memphis, usa
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A West Texas Children's Story
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: West Texas, in the 1960's. A tale of two 12-year-olds who embark on an adventure to find new parents in order to escape their unhappy and emotionally unsatisfying family life.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: young heroes, on the road, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, haunted by the past, estrangement, coming of age, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: arkansas, baltimore, kentucky, texas, virginia
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Waking Up in Reno
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Candy and Lonnie Earl are just crazy about each other. The problem: she's married to Roy and he's married to Darlene. So far it's been a secret affair. But that's about to change, because this foursome is driving cross-country ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, buddies, on the road, crumbling marriage, romance, adultery, couple relations, cheating, infidelity, nothing goes right, dialogue, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, nevada, usa
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 6.3
 6K
Wild America
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three brothers - Marshall, Marty and Mark dream of becoming naturalists and portraying animal life of America. One summer their dream comes true, they travel through America, filming alligators, b ears and moose.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, road movie, bad ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, wilderness, parents and children, siblings relations, animals, family relations, filmmaking, brothers, family drama, animal life, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: arkansas, usa, colorado
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 5.9
 386
Fighting Mad
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An evil corporation tries to pressure a bunch of Arkansas farmers and ranchers to sell their land so they can strip-mine it for coal. The fiercely proud and stubborn Hunter family refuse to give in. This leads to a bitter conflict that results in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, vengeance, danger, adventure, escapades, war, vigilantism, rivalry, good versus evil, bow and arrow, farmer ...
Place: arkansas, usa
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Rosalie Goes Shopping
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rosalie loves to shop too much to let a little thing like no money stop her. When the local shopkeepers no longer take her bad checks or bad credit cards, she's reduced to stealing from one family member to buy presents for others. It's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: buddies, clergy, forgery, obsession, couple relations, friendship, computers and web, family life, crimes, couples, friends, materialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arkansas
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The White River Kid
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two con men are traveling through the American South when they are held hostage by a serial killer, who is running from the authorities.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, road movie
Plot: criminal heroes, hostages, small town, crime, cons and scams, confined, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, nothing goes right, fugitives, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
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Federal Protection
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, witnessing a crime, betrayal, suburbs, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, fish out of water, crimes, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa
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 5.3
 159
Norwood
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Norwood is a 1970 film that reunites True Grit co-stars Glen Campbell and Kim Darby, also featuring Joe Namath. It was based on the book of the same title, written by Charles Portis (who also wrote True Grit), but updated from the original 1950s ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: on the road, reluctant partners, romance, best friends, bus, musician's life, village, chase, starting over, innocence lost, pregnancy, self discovery ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, arkansas, new york
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Decadent Evil II
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sugar the good vampire, her boyfriend Dex, and Marvin the homunculous attempt to hunt down a powerful vampire in order to resurrect Marvin's dead son.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary
Plot: vampire, zombie, nightclub, stalking, afterlife, danger, deadly, supernatural, on the run, looking for sex, religions or cults, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, usa
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Daddy and Them
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, family life, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, musician's life, human nature, homecoming, couple relations, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, arkansas, usa, california, florida ...
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, small town, police investigation, revenge, halloween, strong sexual content, high school, blood, splatter, pornography ...
Time: year 1946, year 1976
Place: texas, usa, arkansas
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The Ernest Green Story
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Follows the story of Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine who were the first blacks to integrate into an all white school.
Plot: civil rights, high school, school, teen angst, vandalism, racism, racist, courage, racial tension, school life, civil rights movement, segregation ...
Time: 1950s
Place: arkansas
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 7.6
 272K
True Grit
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, betrayal, justice, revenge, murder, young heroes, on the road, verbal byplay, old west, track down, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, 1900s, 1800s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california, arkansas
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 6.9
 215
Melanie
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A backwoods, illiterate young woman from Arkansas battles to regain custody of her son from her estranged husband who feels she is an unfit mother. In the process, she falls in love with a struggling musician who helps her cause.
Plot: illiteracy, backwoods, romance, child custody, divorce
Place: arkansas
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