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, serious, humorous, suspenseful, bleak and talky films and TV shows about / with murder, husband wife relationship, violence, brutality, vengeance, betrayal, united states of america, redemption, corruption and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as united states: Born in Flames (1983), J. Edgar (2011), The Road Runner Show (1966), Dallas (1978), The Rewrite (2014), The Naked Kiss (1964), Death Race 2000 (1975), Back to the Beach (1987), Weapons (2007), Mandy (2018).

List of movies set in united states

Born in Flames (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, futuristic, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: feminism, revolution, working class, militant, fighting the system, idealism, rebelliousness, future dystopia, cult, political unrest, social decay, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, united states, manhattan new york city
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J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, notoriety, homosexual, communism, politician, state affairs, fighting crime, rise to the top, gossip and rumors, government official ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
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The Road Runner Show (1966)
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The desert in the U.S. southwest is the natural habitat of the Road Runner, a high-octane, cartoon bird who runs so fast on the desert's roadways that he leaves a trail of flame or causes pavement to ripple, distort, or roll up like a carpet. ...
Plot: rivalry, cat, coyote, canary, sylvester the cat, tweety bird, desert
Time: 1960s
Place: united states
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: small town, christmas, santa claus, mouse, hidden identity, family, fish out of water, holiday, disorder, journalism, small town life, americana ...
Place: new york state, united states, new york
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Dallas (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The world's first mega-soap, and one of the most popular ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. Famous for one of the best cliffhangers in TV history, as the world asked ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, non-linear, uplifting ...
Plot: intrigue, family feud, oil industry, family business, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, presumed dead, ambition, couple relations, parents and children, rich and poor, hypocrisy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, medical school, dallas texas ...
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The Rewrite (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, professor, single parent, romance, fall in love, love and romance, teaching, unlikely couple, writer's life, teachers and students, college life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, united states, new york state, new jersey, new york ...
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The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, prostitute, small town, murder, neo noir, pedophilia, police, legislation, pimp, sexual abuse, redemption, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s, year 1961
Place: switzerland, usa, united states
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Death Race 2000 (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians. Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. ...
Style: rough, futuristic, suspenseful, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: car chase, survival, danger, rivalry, chases and races, cult, crimes, air disaster, gory, contests and competitions, future dystopia, deadly ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, cross country, united states
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Back to the Beach (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cowabunga! The surfing '60s ride into the new wave as Frankie and Annette star in this hip update of their old-time, good-time beach movies. With special appearances by Bob Denver, Tony Dow, Pee-Wee Herman, Jerry Mathers and other familiar ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parody, best friends, unlikely couple, young lovers, family, opposites attract, looking for love, looking for sex, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s
Place: california, colorado, usa, united states, hawaii
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, small town, small town life, suburbs, kids in trouble, crimes, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, siblings relations, homecoming, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: united states
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Mandy (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: revenge, cult leader, cabin in the woods, religious cult, lumberjack, chainsaw, husband wife relationship, violence, biker gang, rescue, mysticism, motorcycle ...
Time: year 1983
Place: united states, california, usa
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Exiled in America (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Central American revolutionary is captured and tortured by government forces. He escapes and flees to the US, hiding out in a rural area where he is sheltered by a Christian sanctuary movement. His wife gets a job at a local diner run by one of ...
Plot: exile, torture, sanctuary, cia
Place: central america, united states
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This Boy's Life (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, coming of age, friendship, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, child abuse, mechanic, homosexual, jealousy, oppression, alcoholic, parents and children ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1957
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, united states, washington state ...
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The Mouse on the Moon (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sequel to The Mouse that Roared; The Tiny Country of Grand Fenwick has a hot water problem in the castle. To get the money necessary to put in a new set of plumbing, they request foreign aid from the U.S. for Space Research. The Russians then send ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, thought provoking
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, head of state, cons and scams, family, political conspiracy, nothing goes right, politics, state affairs, misfit partners, dishonesty, disorder, space and aliens ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, united states
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Bird on a Wire (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.
Style: clever, semi serious, talky, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: chase, sexual attraction, zoo, fbi, piranha, machine gun, on the run, criminal's revenge, verbal byplay, fugitives, drug addiction, poison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin, detroit, united states
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Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, ambiguous ending, surprise ending
Plot: vigilante, dark hero, death of wife, father daughter relationship, police, criminal, gun, robbery, kidnapping, blood, legs, vigilantism ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, united states, chicago illinois
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Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Believe it or not even in Smalltown USA there are still people who are unfulfilled and unrelieved in the midst of plenty. Levonna & Lamar could have the perfect relationship if it were not Lamar's obsession with rear entry. After ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: small town, older woman younger man relationship, voyeur, dentist, obsession, sexual relations, sex, lesbian, striptease, couples, gays and lesbians, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: united states
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Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Turkey
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two Ottoman government officials travel to USA in 19th Century in order to give gift to President from Sultan of Ottoman.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, slang, epic
Plot: old west, cowboy, horse, escapades, special agents, disorder, wanted, wrestling, gem, cards, mission gone awry, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: usa, istanbul turkey, turkey, ottoman empire, united states
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: ship, hijacking, pirate, hostages, navy, kidnapping, confined, team, rescue, ship captain, terrorism, u.s. navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, united states, kenya, vermont ...
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Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Plot: recluse, rain, bookstore, hotel lobby, violence, flowers, band, cafe, hotel, fence, girl, bus ...
Time: year 1946, year 2010, 20th century, year 1939
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, new hampshire, united states, manhattan new york city
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sadistic, talky ...
Plot: murder, investigation, hollywood, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, love and romance, partners, couples, amateur detective, couple relations ...
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, rivalry, small town, gory, criminal heroes, deadly, heroes, supernatural, deadly creature, ancient mystery, danger, imaginary ...
Time: 80s
Place: 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, serious, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, vampire, slingshot, farm, fire, gasoline, surrealism, coming of age, gas station, parents and children, gory, small town ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: midwest, united states, usa
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A Bullet for the General (1967)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: El Chuncho's bandits rob arms from a train, intending to sell the weapons to Elias' revolutionaries. They are helped by one of the passengers, Bill Tate, and allow him to join them, unware he is an assassin working for the Mexican ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, mexican revolution, rebellion, politics, rebelliousness, political unrest, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, united states
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Hajji Washington (1983)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hajji Hossein-Gholi Noori (Haji Baba) goes to Washington D.C. as the first Iranian (Persian) ambassador to the United States of America. After he opens the embassy, he is unable to invite statesmen to visit him. Haji fires the embassy staff due to ...
Plot: ambassador, president, revisionist history, betrayal, corruption, decapitation, embassy, u.s. president, caravan, cowboy
Place: washington d.c., iran, united states
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Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A fictional confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the Strait of Hormuz, the gateway to the Persian Gulf. The narrative of the film details the events that lead up to the initial exchange of nuclear weapons from the ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: nuclear holocaust, financial crisis, doomsday, nato, evacuation, tv station, apocalypse, end of the world, escalation, downbeat ending, propaganda, military draft ...
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, united states, soviet union
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The Survivalist (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An atomic bomb falls in Siberia and the USA is blamed.
Plot: martial law, hospital, survivalist, motorcycle gang, chaos, helicopter, anarchy, attempted rape, death of family, national guard, vigilante, nuclear bomb ...
Place: usa, siberia, united states
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Open Letter To The Evening News (1970)
Story: Hoping to shake up the complacent Italian Communist Party, a group of leftist radicals sends an incendiary letter to a major evening newspaper declaring their intention to volunteer to fight American troops in Vietnam as a political statement ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: argument, socialism, capitalism, political activism, conversation, student, speech, anger, kiss, party, letter, sex in bed ...
Place: united states, italy, vietnam
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Paradise America (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Finnish friends escape taxes to Florida.
Style: road movie
Plot: crocodile, drug trafficking, cuban, wife leaves husband, drunk, construction worker, sauna, businessman, insurance fraud, gangster, female nudity, illegal immigrant ...
Place: florida, united states
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You Are Not Alone (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "An idyllic summer day turns into a living nightmare ... With school finally over, college graduate Natalie Wilner returns to her hometown to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. But beneath the flags and fireworks lurks a dark, malevolent ...
Plot: slasher, slice of life, murder, killer
Place: united states
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