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, suspenseful, humorous, bleak and interesting films and TV shows about / with murder, husband wife relationship, corruption, violence, blood, united states of america, death, brutality, friendship and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.

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TOP 10 movies tagged as united states: Born in Flames (1983), J. Edgar (2011), Mandy (2018), Exiled in America (1992), This Boy's Life (1993), The Mouse on the Moon (1963), Bird on a Wire (1990), Death Wish (2018), Captain Phillips (2013), Rebel in the Rye (2017).
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Serpentine: The Short Program (2017)
Short, Drama, Thriller
13 min.
Taboo (2017)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
59 min.
The list contains the new films ordered by year. Click "View All" to show all items.
Mandy (2018)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA, Belgium, UK
121 min.
Death Wish (2018)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
107 min.

List of movies set in united states

Born in Flames (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.
Style: semi serious, futuristic, offbeat, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: feminism, working class, revolution, 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: stylized, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, cross dressing, corruption, surveillance, fbi, ambition, notoriety, homosexual, repression, communism, secretary, sexual tension ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, united states, washington d.c., new jersey
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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 ...
Plot: cult leader, cabin in the woods, revenge, rescue, nightmare, motorcycle, religious cult, lumberjack, male nudity, bound and gagged, chainsaw, male underwear ...
Time: year 1983
Place: usa, california, united states
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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, cia, sanctuary
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, serious, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, coming of age, domestic violence, friendship, dysfunctional family, child abuse, mechanic, homosexual, jealousy, oppression, alcoholic, parents and children ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, united states, seattle washington
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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, political conspiracy, family, 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, zoo, sexual attraction, fbi, machine gun, piranha, on the run, verbal byplay, criminal's revenge, fugitives, drug addiction, poison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin, 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.
Plot: vigilante, death of wife, blood, kidnapping, gun, father daughter relationship, police, robbery, criminal, dark hero, blonde girl, legs ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, united states, usa
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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: not serious, humorous, sexual, realistic
Plot: small town, older woman younger man relationship, voyeur, dentist, obsession, sexual relations, lesbian, sex, 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, wrestling, wanted, gem, cards, mission gone awry, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: usa, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, turkey, 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: captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hijacking, ship, pirate, hostages, kidnapping, navy, confined, rescue, team, anti heroes, poverty, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, united states, kenya, virginia ...
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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, dancer, snowing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hotel lobby, bus, pay phone, flowers, champagne, teenage boy, vacation, photograph ...
Time: 20th century, year 1946, year 2010, year 1939
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, united states, new hampshire, 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, rivalry, gory, small town, 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, atmospheric, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, vampire, gasoline, surrealism, fire, slingshot, farm, coming of age, gas station, parents and children, gory, small town ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: midwest, usa, united states
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, 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, embassy, u.s. president, caravan, decapitation, 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, news report, cold war, propaganda, doomsday, nato, apocalypse, evacuation, end of the world, coup d'etat, u.s. air force, financial crisis ...
Place: united states, soviet union, middle east, saudi arabia
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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: military dictatorship, united states of america, peeping tom, murder, family man, death of family, nuclear bomb, martial law, national guard, biker gang, survivalist, motorcycle gang ...
Place: siberia, united states, usa
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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: passion, letter, revolution, protest, political protest, vietnam war, communism, debate, conversation, political activism, capitalism, socialism ...
Place: italy, vietnam, united states
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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: illegal immigrant, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, gangster, truck, labor union, money, friendship, friend, husband wife relationship, alcohol, drinking alcohol ...
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, killer, murder
Place: united states
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A Mother's Story (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Medy, a make-up artist, was given the chance of a lifetime to accompany a concert star to the United States for a performance. She promised her family that she will return after a week.
Plot: passenger, passport, illegal alien, immigration, visa, labor, father, mother, piano, baby, airplane, gambler ...
Place: united states
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Berlin 1885: The Division of Africa (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A docudrama depicting the Berlin Conference in which the Western powers decided the partition of Africa.
Plot: conference, colonialism, diplomat, colonization, united kingdom, interview, map
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: portugal, sweden, norway, denmark, ottoman empire ...
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Serpentine: The Short Program (2017)
Genre: Short, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 13 min.
Story: A mysterious businessman arrives to sponsor a champion figure skater who has been followed by the FBI ever since her mother's disappearance.
Plot: intelligence, fbi, conspiracy, cold war, sabotage, nuclear, figure skating
Place: united states, russia
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: fairy tale, biting, ambiguous ending, romantic, disturbing ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: creature, cold war, sign language, scientist, supernatural, laboratory, interspecies romance, escape, love story, rescue, captive, cruelty ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, soviet union, pittsburgh, united states, maryland
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Southside with You (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.
Style: romantic
Plot: chapel, african american woman, african american man, navy, art, car, church, sailor, frustration, education, youth, dinner ...
Time: year 1961, year 1989
Place: illinois, united states, harvard university, campus, kenya ...
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Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, France, USA, Hong Kong, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Style: based on true events, dramatic, melancholic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: assassination, president, widow, first lady, american history, kennedy assassination, kennedy family, usa president, death, assassin, hospital, period piece ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: washington d.c., united states, dallas texas, texas, usa ...
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Taboo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa in 1814 along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: adventurer, witchcraft, enemy, murder, british empire, conspiracy, blackmail, gunpowder, investigation, dark secret, family business, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, united states, africa
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Miami Magma (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When an offshore-drilling rig in the Gulf bursts into flames and sinks, Antoinette Vitrini (Rachel Hunter) - a beautiful and insightful volcanologist - investigates the area with startling results. Confirming her theory that a long-dormant ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: volcano, race against time, save the day, oil, conspiracy, adventure, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, chases and races, danger, escapades, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, united states
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