Movies and TV shows set in united states

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in united states ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, humorous, serious, feel good and sexy films and TV shows about / with mentor, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe, life philosophy, storytelling, redemption, destiny, brutality and death plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Finland and other countries.
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united states movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as united states: Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989), The Right Stuff (2020), Hope Floats (1998), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Darkness (2016), Necessary Roughness (1991), Home Run (2013), Hall Pass (2011), Max (2015), Men, Women & Children (2014).

List of movies set in united states

Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Plot: music, music band, americana, family relations, career, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, dream, rock band, wedding, band, long lost relative ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, finland, mexico, united states, russia ...
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The Right Stuff (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: At the height of the Cold War, newly formed NASA selects seven of the military’s best test pilots to become astronauts. Competing to be the first in space, these men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring the world to turn towards a new horizon of ...
Style: factual, political, exciting, sincere, experimental
Plot: cold war, nasa, astronaut, top secret, rivalry, space travel, test pilot, heroic mission, outer space, race against time, marital separation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, united states
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 6.1
 26K
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, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, romance, family relations, family problems, infidelity, couples, hopes, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois, united states, new jersey ...
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, life changing experience, angel, family, desperation, generosity, holiday, road not taken, alternate reality, suicide attempt, self discovery, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states
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 4.5
 16K
The Darkness (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation with a supernatural presence in tow.
Style: bleak, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: supernatural horror, animal attack, autism, haunted house, demon, self sacrifice, son, portal, husband wife relationship, imaginary friend, bad smell, marital strife ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united states, usa, arizona
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Necessary Roughness (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the Texas Southern Armadillos football team is disqualified for cheating and poor grades, the University is forced to pick from a team that actually goes to school. Will they even win a single game?
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: underdog, american football, sport team, sport, college, rivalry, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, friendship, athlete and trainer, youth ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, united states, ireland, new jersey ...
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 5.9
 3K
Home Run (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pro ball player with a substance abuse problem is forced into rehab in his hometown, finding new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past, and takes on coaching duties for a misfit Little League team
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: baseball, addiction, homecoming, rehabilitation, hopes, athlete's life, life is a bitch, sport team, support group, redemption, starting over, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma, united states
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 5.8
 123K
Hall Pass (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When best buds Rick and Fred begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives take a bold approach to revitalize their marriages: they grant the guys a "hall pass", one week of freedom to do whatever they want. At first, it seems ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: looking for sex, friends, adultery, marital problem, midlife crisis, infidelity, masturbation, lifestyle, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), male objectification, wife husband relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, atlanta georgia, united states
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 6.7
 26K
Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dog, youth, adventure, teenage life, friendship, pets, escapades, betrayal, rescue, family, police investigation, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, afghanistan, texas, united states, iraq ...
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Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
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The Longest Ride (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, cowboy, opposites attract, couple relations, bull riding, love story, art collector ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1941, 1940s
Place: usa, united states, north carolina, hawaii, new jersey ...
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 5.7
 37K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, overprotective mother, single parent, family relations, salesman, parents and children, on the road, protective parent, parent child relationship, hitchhiker, cross country, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas, united states, new jersey, san francisco
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Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Style: stylized, captivating, factual, political, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, queen, state affairs, president, family relations, love affair, disability, husband wife relationship, king, queen of england, park, king of england ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: usa, new york, united states, england, new jersey ...
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The Art of Getting By (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, youth, teenage life, friends, love and romance, philosophy, high school, teenager, slacker, painting, rebellious youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, aids, fighting the system, transsexual, gay slur, life is a bitch, death, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, treatment, society, casual sex ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, dallas texas, china ...
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 7.4
 238K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: journey, elderly, terminal illness, unlikely friendships, human spirit, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, death, golden years, millionaire, dying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, usa, cote d'azur, mount everest, french riviera ...
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Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, storytelling, male female friendship, best friends in love, single father, fall in love, divorce, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, free spirited, college, politician ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1994 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, united states ...
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 5.8
 23K
Free Birds (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, time travel, thanksgiving, adventure, changing the past or future, bird, birds, animals, friends, disorder, imaginary, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, 15th century, 2010s, 17th century, future
Place: usa, united states
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, 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, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, kidnapping, psychopath, rapist, sexual predator, crimes, rape and murder, winter, manhunt, rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
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1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish troops in the Philippines Have to fight for their lives as they are forgot by the Spanish Empire
Plot: siege, church, military, desertion, hallucination, paranoia, disease, jungle, tribute, respect, drugs, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: the philippines, spain, southeast asia, asia, united states ...
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 7.4
 12K
Shock Corridor (1963)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mental illness, investigation, doctors and patients, journalism, losing-it hero, power relations, uncover truth, insanity, psychiatrist, stripper ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, japan, mount fuji, united states, usa
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Meet the Browns (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time - until a letter ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, not serious, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: family gatherings, death in the family, single parent, family relations, reunion, family life, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children, small town life, male female relationship, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, georgia, united states
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, heroic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, invasion, save the world, battlefield, alien encounter, survival, heroic mission, chaos, battles, alien attack, resistance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, santa monica california, san diego california ...
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 5.7
 10K
Airport 1975 (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Something hit us...the crew is dead...help us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the ...
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, stewardess, alcohol abuse, airplane accident, survival, catastrophe, aviation, rescue, teenage girl, helicopter, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 80s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., usa, salt lake city utah, united states ...
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 4.2
 14K
Area 51 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military base, ufo, supernatural, alien abduction, government agency, obsessive quest, amateur detective, dishonesty, youth, danger, state affairs, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, america, united states, las vegas
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 7.2
 134K
Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, war on terror, iraq war, politician, intrigue, u.s. constitution, u.s. congress, political leader, money, mentor ...
Time: year 2001, year 1976, 2010s, year 1968, year 1973 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, cambodia, wyoming, america ...
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Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance (2018)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 1870's America. A Chinese immigrant falsely accused of murdering a white woman is viciously hunted down; he'll have to prove his innocence in a time when people of color had "no legal rights" and could be bought and sold for a ...
Plot: old west, danger, racial discrimination, martial arts, kung fu, redemption, kung fu master, discrimination, immigration, racism, justice, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 1870s
Place: usa, united states
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 5.7
 4K
Sunset (1988)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, tense, talky, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, partners, amateur detective, murder mystery, hollywood, showdown, western hero, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, san francisco
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Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dracula, gory, criminal heroes, danger, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, imaginary, heroes, rivalry, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, united states
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The Reflecting Skin (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of ...
Style: surreal, scary, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: vampire, murder, molestation, surrealism, family relations, parents and children, investigation, crimes, danger, supernatural, coming of age, gas station ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: midwest, united states, usa, idaho
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