Village movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant village movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, humorous, melancholic and light films and TV shows about / with village, village life, death, social relations, dialogue, mentor, friendship, storytelling, brutality and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
village movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as village: The Smurfs (1981), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Emmerdale (1972), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985), Jabberwocky (1977), Red Riding Hood (2011), Hot Fuzz (2007), The Christmas Candle (2013), The Masque of the Red Death (1964).

List of village movies

The Smurfs (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Classic Saturday-morning cartoon series featuring magical blue elf-like creatures called Smurfs. The Smurfs, named for their personalities, inhabit a village of mushroom houses in an enchanted forest. These loveable creatures are led by Papa Smurf ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: village, good versus evil, cat, family, friends, blue, mushroom, magical girl, friendship, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, village life ...
Time: year 1980, middle ages
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, adventure, witch, fantasy world, village, dark fantasy, danger, kidnapping, cons and scams, magic, siblings relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, hamburg germany, dungeon
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Emmerdale (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The lives of several families in the Yorkshire Dales revolve around a farm and the nearby village. With murders, affairs, lies, deceit, laughter and tears, it's all there in the village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, melancholic
Plot: village, farm, family relations, social relations, family problems, family, dialogue, parents and children, honest, friendship, lifestyle, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, funny, light, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, village, holiday, redemption, social misfits, kids and family, disorder, monster, fish out of water, dishonesty, social relations ...
Time: 2000s
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Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewoks village. The parents and the brother of Cindel all die in this attack. Cindel and the Ewok Wicket escape and in a forrest they meet Teek a naughty and very fast ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting, dark
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: village, rescue, good versus evil, danger, friendship, kidnapping, master villain, adventure, young heroes, in the woods, liberation, coronation ...
Place: dungeon
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Jabberwocky (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, exciting, based on poem ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, adventure, parody, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, heroic mission, parent child relationship, dream, new love, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england
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Red Riding Hood (2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man – who is wealthy. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter plan to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, fairy tale, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, werewolf, dangerous attraction, danger, fall in love, deadly creature, in the woods, legends and myths, hunt down, village, village life, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages
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Hot Fuzz (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. To stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, paired with simple country cop, and everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, village, serial killer, fish out of water, arrest, village life, parody, gunfight, police, partner, accident, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, mine, london
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The Christmas Candle (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. ...
Style: serious, uplifting, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: village, candle, christmas, angel, village life, hopes, christian, social relations, clergy, miraculous event, religions or cults, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: england
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The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Satan-worshiper Prince Prospero invites the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the Red Death. He orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst an atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanism, murder, village, plague, revenge, castle, sacrifice, massacre, prince, devil worship, satanic ritual, tragic villain ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe, dungeon
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When They Cry (2006)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: psychic, village, danger, murder, torture, fear, psychopath, under the surface, harem, bloodbath, baseball bat, psycho ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, dungeon, asia
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Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, training, good versus evil, warrior, young heroes, supernatural ability, creature, heroes, supernatural, danger, imaginary ...
Place: japan
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Waking Ned Devine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, lottery, friendship, golden years, comedy of errors, irish, false identity, countryside, cons and scams, village life, elderly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, england
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Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are ...
Style: bleak, gothic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: monk, plague, good versus evil, obsessive quest, danger, knight, afterlife, village, supernatural, dealing with death, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Inquisition (1978)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Period piece set during the Inquisition about a witch-finder general who falls in love with the village beauty, who has made a pact with the devil to seduce and condemn the man who is killing off Satan's servants.
Style: twists and turns, serious, stylized, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: village, spanish inquisition, satanism, devil, torture, devil worship, death, revenge, vengeance, danger, gory, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s
Place: france
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Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, village life, small town, culture clash, millionaire, rabbit, friendship, fish out of water, human nature, seaside town, oil company, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
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Solo (1996)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An android fighting-machine (Mario Van Peebles) is charged with destroying a small brigade of rebels in a Latin American war who are fighting to maintain their freedom and protect their village. Contrary to his programming, Peebles decides to stay ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, androids and robots, soldier, a.i., jungle, on the run, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, heroic mission, technology gone awry, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america
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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: village, soldier, partisan, war, racism, behind enemy lines, military, war crime, survival, black people, military life, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 80s, 1940s, year 1984 ...
Place: italy, europe, harlem manhattan new york city, rome italy, berlin germany ...
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Antonia's Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: village, feminism, village life, philosophy, countryside, rape, mathematics, widow, suicide, generation gap, single parent, social misfits ...
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Absurdistan (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An allegorical comedy centered on two childhood sweethearts who seem destined for one another until the women of their isolated village, angered by male indifference toward the water shortage, go on a sex strike that threatens the young ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, fairy tale
Plot: village, battle of the sexes, romance, village life, sex, teenage crush, rescue, water, falling in love, rescue team, first time, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, caucasus
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To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: stylized, emotional, tragicomedy, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Plot: death, village, ghost, secret, family life, haunted by the past, incest, rape, child abuse, abusive father, superstition, fire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, venezuela, barcelona spain ...
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The Shrine (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of young journalists investigate a cult said to practice human sacrifice, but their ambitious ways may lead them to becoming the cult's next victims.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, trapped, coffin, journalist, escape, supernatural, diary, gory, religions or cults, society, cult, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: injustice, destructive relationship, discrimination, witnessing a crime, tragic hero, village, society, loss of family member, adultery, death penalty, couple relations, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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Turtles Can Fly (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France, Iraq
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Turtles can fly tells the story of a group of young children near the Turkey-Iran border. They clean up mines and wait for the Saddam regime to fall.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, rape, suicide, orphan, landmine, bicycle, boy, soldier, electricity, refugee, tank, dead child ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: iraq, kurdistan, middle east, mine, iran ...
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The Road Home (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, stylized, serious ...
Plot: village, funeral, village life, death, grief, burial, coffin, teacher, romance, young lovers, true love, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: china, asia
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Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, touching, rough ...
Plot: village, islam, friendship, mountain, dream, coming of age, solar eclipse, innocence lost, introspection, sibling relationship, shepherd, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: coming of age, village, bicycle, deserter, classroom, village life, apple tree, youth, social relations, friendship, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an English cartographer arrives in Wales to tell the residents of the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw that their "mountain" is only a hill, the offended community sets out to remedy the situation. The film is based on a story heard by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: village, romance, comedy of errors, village life, fish out of water, dishonesty, culture clash, social relations, countryside, friends, buddies, friendship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wales, england, europe, london, ireland ...
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The Inheritors (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small farming valley in Austria in the beginning of the 20th century a tyrannical farmer is found dead, and all the farmhands are relieved to be free of their tyrant. But the farmer was childless, so suddenly they all inherit the farm together. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy
Plot: village, village life, peasant, farm, rape, murder, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, heart disease, oppression, human nature, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 19th century, 1900s ...
Place: austria, europe, america
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War of the Buttons (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For generations, two rival French villages, Longueverne and Velrans, have been at war. But this is no ordinary conflict, for the on-going hostilities are between two armies of young schoolboys. When he is beaten by his father for having lost his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: village, fight, gang, rivalry, mischievous children, school, leadership, parent child relationship, tradition, uninhibited rivalry, family, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france
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