Movies and TV shows set in united states of america

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in united states of america ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, interesting, intense, serious, tense and cult film films and TV shows about / with dialogue, brutality, suspense, runaway, corruption, mentor, revenge, storytelling, greed and chase plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as united states of america: Taxi Driver (1976), American Made (2017), Fargo (1996), Hell or High Water (2016), The Butler (2013), Django Unchained (2012), The Runner (2015), Game Change (2012), Death Wish (2018), Deadwood: The Movie (2019).

List of movies set in united states of america

Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: psychological, bleak, neo noir, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: character study, loner, violence, vigilante, obsession, alienation, loneliness, vigilantism, psychology, lone wolves, taxi, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, vietnam, harlem
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American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: exciting, factual, emotional, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: pilot, money laundering, drugs, cia, drug cartel, smuggler, cocaine, fbi, sex scene, money, drug traffic, aviation ...
Time: 80s, year 1978, 70s, year 1986, year 1983 ...
Place: colombia, latin america, usa, panama, central america ...
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Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful, dark, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, snow, dark humor, kidnapping, police, murder, ransom, greed, suspense, gangsters, crime gone awry, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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Hell or High Water (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, intense, neo noir, harsh ...
Plot: criminal, bank robbery, brother, texas ranger, robbery, armed robbery, heist, small town, bank robber, desperation, violence, suspense ...
Time: 2010s, future, 21st century
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the ...
Style: entertaining, breathtaking, exciting, epic, dieselpunk ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, archaeology, holy grail, map, artifact, adventurer, father son relationship, treasure, courage, escapades, husky dog ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1912, year 1938, 1910s
Place: germany, israel, egypt, venice, san francisco ...
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The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, emotional, bad ending, political, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: civil rights, racism, u.s. president, black history, president, butler, injustice, african american, prejudice, father son relationship, white house, segregation ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s, year 2008 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, africa, tennessee, cuba ...
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Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: talky, captivating, brutal, rough, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, revenge, slavery, violent, vengeance, bounty hunter, african american, gunfight, dark humor, suspense, society, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, tennessee, austin texas, texas, mississippi
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The Runner (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, scandal and deceit.
Style: enigmatic, realistic, tense, suspenseful, political
Plot: sex scandal, husband wife relationship, politician, reputation, woman, society, dishonesty, chase, politics, sex, sex scene, fisherman ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, washington d.c., new orleans
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Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, political, intense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: adult
Plot: politics, american politics, campaign, presidential election, election, world politics, betrayal, idealism, propaganda, greed, secrets, republican party ...
Time: 70s, year 2007, 2000s, year 2008, 21st century
Place: usa, alaska, california, new jersey, washington d.c. ...
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Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, controversial, bloody, entertaining ...
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, vigilantism, death of wife, father daughter relationship, home invasion, criminal, justice, dark hero, violence, revenge, police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, new york
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Deadwood: The Movie (2019)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Follow the 10-year reunion of the Deadwood camp to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time ...
Style: brutal, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, rivalry, violence, suspense, brutality, friendship, rescue, society, friends, courage, duel, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: usa, south dakota
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Style: reboot, cult film
Plot: superhero, superman character, villain, jimmy olsen character, wonder woman character, amazon, gotham city, lex luthor character, vigilante, masked superhero, reporter, adoptive father ...
Place: usa
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Appetite for Love (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mina has everything going for her, but her world is turned upside down when work sends her to her hometown in Tennessee where she must convince an old, stubborn restaurant owner to sell his property. There is just one problem- the restaurant is now ...
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, romantic, emotional
Plot: small town, ex-lover, job, old love, ex couple relations, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, relationship vs career, ex boyfriend, business, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ex lover, male female relationship ...
Place: atlanta georgia, usa
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Mia's Father (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mia Williams, raised on the family Bed & Breakfast by Sara, a loving single mom grows up believing her father was lost, M.I.A., in the Gulf War. A tragic accident results in the sudden death of Sara and Mia finds herself alone to care for ...
Plot: love, mistrust, hit and run, burial, cemetery, small town, single mother, funeral, female protagonist, library, cafe, bartender ...
Place: texas, usa
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My Christmas Family Tree (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When Vanessa receives the results from her Family Tree DNA test, she discovers a family she didn't know existed and travels to their home for Christmas.
Plot: christmas, veteran, half sister, social worker, girl, confession, attorney, boy, biological father, child, christmas eve, dog ...
Place: connecticut, north america, usa, new york
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, realistic, touching, gothic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, civil rights, segregation, african american, friendship, women, ku klux klan, racial segregation, boycott, bus, master and servant, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 20th century
Place: alabama, new jersey, usa, southern usa
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The 5th Quarter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the wake of a car crash that killed his brother, football player Jon Abbate leads his school's struggling team to its most successful season ever.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sad ...
Plot: american football, car accident, coach, family relations, athlete's life, ambition, sport, family in crisis, social relations, lifestyle, contests and competitions, christian ...
Time: year 2006, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, kidnapping, winter, murder investigation, sexual predator, drug overdose, manhunt, rape and murder, suspense, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1983
Place: alaska, usa, boston
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1000 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, uplifting, motivational ...
Plot: rehabilitation, college, basketball player, ambition, sport, hopes, against the odds, recovery, therapist, gym, disability, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Outlaw and self-appointed lawmaker, Judge Roy Bean, rules over an empty stretch of the West that gradually grows, under his iron fist, into a thriving town, while dispensing his his own quirky brand of frontier justice upon strangers passing by.
Style: humorous, stylized, satirical, exciting, tense ...
Plot: judge, hanging, justice, vengeance, gunfight, criminal, lawyer, lawman, vigilantism, society, starting over, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
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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: surprise ending, sexy, unusual plot structure, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: racism, manhunt, small town, adultery, lynch mob, sheriff, murder, vigilantism, drunkenness, on the run, infidelity, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, new jersey, usa, southern usa
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Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In this film based on a Neil Simon play, newlyweds Corie, a free spirit, and Paul Bratter, an uptight lawyer, share a sixth-floor apartment in Greenwich Village. Soon after their marriage, Corie tries to find a companion for mother, Ethel, who is ...
Style: romantic, funny, talky, witty, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: marriage, lawyer, love story, hotel, divorce, love, conservative, honeymoon, childhood, transformation, sarcasm, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental disorder, suspense, murder mystery, psychology, investigation, murderer, murder, stranded, twists and turns, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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Risky Business (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has ...
Style: sexy, funny, sex comedy, erotic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, date night, teen drama ...
Plot: teenager, coming of age, prostitution, high school, sex scene, suburbs, pimp, sex, dancing, sex in a chair, premarital sex, call girl ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey, california, illinois
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, emotional, serious, cerebral, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: prison, racism, skinhead, gang, racial slur, character change, rape, juvenile delinquency, neo nazi, racial prejudice, violent, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, apocalyptic, rough ...
Audience: manly, teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, distopia, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, escape, race against time, future dystopia, loner, rescue, gunfight, hostage, tough guy ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1997, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, usa, california ...
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Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, twist ending, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: private detective, corruption, investigation, femme fatale, rape, twists and turns, suspense, police, murder, conspiracy, father daughter incest, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, america, pacific ocean ...
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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, UK, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: manly, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, conscientious objector, religion, american soldier, u.s. army, bible, military, father son relationship, pacifism, u.s. military ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, okinawa japan, japan, tennessee, usa
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Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, light, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, starting over, family relations, infidelity, love story, happy ending, love, betrayal, married woman, family problems, couples, divorce ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, california, austin texas, new jersey, usa ...
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Heaven's Gate (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners ...
Style: epic, captivating, talky, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, immigrants, love triangle, culture clash, prostitute, brothel, cattle ranch, ranch, female nudity, gunfight, justice, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s, 18th century
Place: montana, wyoming, usa, harvard university, asia ...
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