Movies and TV shows set in texas

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in texas ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, talky, serious, melancholic, interesting and harsh films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, brutality, runaway, mentor, vengeance, redemption, corruption, small town and violent plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Western genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
texas movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as texas: No Country for Old Men (2007), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Lone Star (1996), A Perfect World (1993), Dazed and Confused (1993), Texasville (1990), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), Urban Cowboy (1980), Hud (1963), Midnight, Texas (2017).

List of movies set in texas

No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: track down, crimes, hitman, human nature, psychopath, peril, death, shooting, neo noir, escape, money, stolen money ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: tense, exciting, epic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, old west, lone wolves, gold, cons and scams, good versus evil, greed, gunfight, army, outlaw, cowboy, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona ...
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Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: sincere, twists and turns, tense, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crime, law enforcement, couple relations, intrigue, generation gap, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, new jersey, canada
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A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: touching, sincere, road movie, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, criminal heroes, fugitives, friendship, manhunt, prison escape, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, california
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Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: talky, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, coming of age, adolescence, high school, friendship, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, party, coming-of-age, small town, graduation, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
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Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, reunion, lovers reunited, americana, pregnancy, introspection, human nature, love and romance, friendship, best friends, twins, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
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Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television action crime drama series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis, both starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division. The show aired on CBS in the spring of 1993, with the first season ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, martial arts, martial artist, district attorney, heroes, partners against crime, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, good versus evil, society, ex soldier ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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Urban Cowboy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hard Hat Days Honky-Tonk Nights. John Travolta stars as a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: romance, social differences, human spirit, rivalry, city life, suburban life, marital problem, contests and competitions, ambition, working class, chase, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
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Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, generation gap, rancher, americana, human nature, redemption, parents and children, family life, irresponsible, family problems, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
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Midnight, Texas (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. In a remote Texas town no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members ...
Style: disturbing, romantic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, angel, witch, fallen angel, small town life, werewolf, demon, supernatural, mercenary, hell, vampire human love, psychic power
Place: texas
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The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: american civil war, murder, cowboy, loss of son, war crime, horse, vengeance, native americans, tough heroes, civil war, deadly, arson ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, arizona, kansas
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The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, self discovery, american dream, jealousy, high school graduation, christmas, youth, innocence lost, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
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Preacher (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A preacher sets out on a mission to make the almighty himself confess his sin of abandoning the world. With his best friend Cassidy, an alcoholic Irish vampire, his love Tulip, a red blooded gun towing Texan, and the power of genesis, an unholy ...
Style: twists and turns, dark humor, funny, semi serious, biblical
Plot: heaven and hell, preacher, supernatural, anti heroes, angel, vampire, sin, god, supernatural power, cult leader, dark hero, blood ...
Place: texas
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Hell or High Water (2016)
Genre: Action, 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: atmospheric, suspense, realistic, harsh, cerebral ...
Plot: stolen money, debt, bank robber, desperation, redemption, brother, bank robbery, morality, shooting, criminal, small western town, peril ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
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The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, rough, sincere, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, war, military, rivalry, danger, heroic mission, gunfight, soldier, mexican, revolution, justice, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, kentucky ...
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, serious, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, desert, drifter, reunion, on the road, reconciliation, family reunited, estrangement, parents and children, hopes, family relations, presumed dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, california, houston texas ...
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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, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, life is a bitch, terminal illness, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, treatment, death, transsexual, society, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, china, mexico, japan ...
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The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: sadism, murder, small town, psychopath, killer, neo noir, sheriff, deputy, danger, investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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Nadine (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hairdresser Nadine Hightower wants to retrieve the risqué photos she once posed for, but when she visits the photographer at his office, he's murdered by an intruder. Nadine talks her estranged husband, Vernon, into going along when she ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, romance, crimes, dishonesty, on the run, hidden identity, nothing goes right, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, witnessing a crime, odd couple, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: surprise ending, thought provoking, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, intern, death sentence, death row, false accusation, murder, suicide, who done it, professor, reporter, journalist, death penalty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, italy, spain, houston texas ...
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Killer Joe (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: deal, hitman, psychopath, police detective, greed, crime, parents and children, insurance, cons and scams, corrupt law enforcer, family relations, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, dallas texas
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Rio Lobo (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, old west, colonel, vengeance, betrayal, crimes, investigation, rivalry, gunfight, revenge, soldier, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new orleans
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The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cowboy, survivor, horse, native american, escape, lawyer, texas ranger, adventure, vengeance, fighting crime, danger, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: texas, usa, mine
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King of the Hill (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Set in Texas, this animated series follows the life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife Peggy, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne. Hank has conservative views about God, ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburban life, small town, sitcom, friends, patriotism, youth, manhood, americana, marital problem, conservative, salesman, manager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beautiful Mandy Lane isn't a party girl but, when classmate Chloe invites the Texas high school student to a bash in the countryside, she reluctantly accepts. After hitching a ride with a vaguely scary older man, the teens arrive at their ...
Style: realistic, sexy, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: youth, high school, serial killer, slasher, friends, teenage life, murder, virginity, gory, psychopath, high school life, mystery killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
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The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: road movie, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, chase, police, prison, helicopter, sniper, gas station, on the road, stadium, texas ranger, convicted felon, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
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Full Moon in Blue Water (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Floyd, the owner of a bar on the Texas coast, has been depressed for a year after his wife disappeared in a swimming accident. He lives with his senile father-in-law "The General" and is helped by Jimmy, a former asylum inmate, and the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: bar, working class, family relations, misfit, family life, parents and children, love and romance, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, country, bus, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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GCB (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Amanda Vaughn, once the ultimate high school "mean girl," is forced to return home in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. As Amanda and her teenage kids try to adjust to their new lives, the ladies from her past alternate between ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, light, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gossip and rumors, starting over, family relations, single mother, intrigue, haunted by the past, homecoming, hopes, hometown, female protagonist, hypocrisy, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
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The Hottest State (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: musician, sexuality, actor, love affair, youth, young lovers, fall in love, romance, couple relations, actor's life, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, mexico, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, captivating, talky ...
Plot: violence, ex convict, on the road, hitman, on the run, betrayal, rebel, one last job, mother daughter relationship, witch, sexual perversion, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, new orleans, usa, california, north carolina
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