Movies and TV shows set in usa

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in usa ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, humorous, serious, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with crimes, friendship, danger, family, family relations, dialogue, murder, society, rivalry and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as usa: Django Unchained (2012), Perception (2012), The Umbrella Academy (2019), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Bosch (2014), Malcolm in the Middle (2000), F is for Family (2015), Brickleberry (2012), Better Call Saul (2015), The Knick (2014).

List of movies set in usa

Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: captivating, rough, serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, bounty hunter, vengeance, racism, old west, gunfight, slavery, african american, violent, revenge, society, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
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 7.5
 21K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: exciting, mind bending, intellectual, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, schizophrenia, fbi, intelligence, genius, investigation, law enforcement, hallucination, talented, prodigy, college professor, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Umbrella Academy (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death, the threat of the apocalypse and more.
Style: exciting, tense, bleak, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, time traveler, time travel, adventure, fight, family, fantasy world, team, life is a bitch, death, super strength ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989
Place: usa
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, forensics, police detective, murder investigation, teamwork, investigator, expert, crimes, murder, scientist, workplace, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
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 8.5
 64K
Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, police investigation, determination, crimes, riddles and clues, lapd, murder investigation, suspicion, murder, homicide detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, witty, neurotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, prodigy, family, teenager, social satire, dark humor, teenage life, dysfunctional family, suburban life, youth, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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F is for Family (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Murphy's, a lower middle class family living in the 1970s — a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside, and bring a gun to the airport. “F Is For Family”, is a six-episode animated series based on the comedy of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, couple relations, teenager, satire, parents and children, family relations, gross out humor, teenage life, emotional abuse, eccentric family, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.4
 16K
Brickleberry (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Brickleberry National Park is facing closure, but not if the park’s dysfunctional park rangers can help it! “Brickleberry,” an animated half-hour series, follows the crazy bunch of park rangers as they do their worst to keep the park running. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, park ranger, workplace situations, workplace, talking animals, sexual tension, friendship, satire, lesbian, escapades, disorder, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: witty, captivating, realistic, tense, stylized ...
Plot: dark humor, crimes, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, workplace situations, moral dilemma, private investigator, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, family relations, legal, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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 8.5
 48K
The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: serious, psychological, rough, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, hospital, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, realism, workplace situations, surgeon, medicine, society, nurse, nun, power relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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Just Add Magic (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Kelly Quinn and her two BFF's, Darbie and Hannah, stumble upon her grandmother's mysterious cookbook in the attic and discover some far from ordinary recipes. When the Shut'em Up Shortcake silences Kelly's pesky little brother ...
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: magic, youth, friends, family, magic spell, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, supernatural, friendship, best friends, disorder, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 446K
The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: sincere, touching, motivational, sentimental, sweet ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, immigrants, culture clash, passenger, misfit, happy ending, fall in love, stranded, nothing goes right, fish out of water, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, romania, canada ...
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 8.3
 34K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, ex convict, frame up, police investigation, investigation, uncover truth, homicide detective, murder, suspicion, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 32K
Suburgatory (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Single father George Altman is doing his best to raise his sixteen-year-old daughter Tessa in the big city. When he discovers a box of condoms in her bedroom, though, he decides the time has come to move her to a more wholesome and nurturing ...
Style: not serious, realistic, sitcom, feel good, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburban life, teenage life, suburbs, neighbor neighbor relationship, youth, parents and children, family relations, everyday life, single parent, fish out of water, social relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 63K
Far and Away (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: adventure, love and romance, romance, follow your dream, opposites attract, against the odds, obsessive quest, rise and fall, american dream, irish, young lovers, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, ireland, boston, europe, oklahoma
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 17K
Graceland (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Somewhere in Southern California, in a drug raid run by the US government, a beachfront property was seized and turned into a residence for undercover cops. They are all top agents of the DEA, FBI, and Customs and they are living in this house ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, fbi, special agents, rookie, coworker, crimes, fighting crime, young man, undercover, drug dealer, temperamental, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Another Cinderella Story (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a costume ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her curfew. And with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in front of him, he ...
Style: romantic, feel good, modern fairy tale, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens, date night
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage love, cinderella, teenage life, school, love and romance, pop star, youth, dancer, orphan, rags to riches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Girl Meets World (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: school, teenage girl, family, teenager, coming of age, youth, supportive parent, family values, parents and children, teachers and students, teenage life, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.2
 105K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mother son relationship, obsession, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, small town, murder, family problems, serial killer, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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Alpha and Omega (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, India, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: wolf, forbidden love, animal life, opposites attract, friends, road trip, getting home, leadership, family, on the road, obsessive quest, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho, canada
Is relevant ?
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, homicide detective, female protagonist, policewoman, forensics, best friends, friends, police detective, coworker, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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Motherland: Fort Salem (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country, the series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment.
Style: captivating, suspense, mystical, entertaining, ironic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sorceress, female soldier, witch, magic, lgbt, lesbian, supernatural, supernatural being, military service, public service, female protagonist, investigation ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 91K
Billions (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, suspense, thought provoking, entertaining
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: money, corruption, investor, stock exchange, rivalry, businessman, ambition, stock market, wall street, wealth, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Tomorrow People (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: teleportation, supernatural ability, young heroes, superhuman powers, telekinesis, supernatural, youth, good versus evil, psychic, telepathy, friendship, superhuman ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 267K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, athlete and trainer, coach, mentor, legacy, sport, ambition, rivalry, fight, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 2015, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, mexico, tijuana mexico, philadelphia, united kingdom ...
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Oliver & Company (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, funny, light ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: disney, orphan, friendship, pets, adventure, petty criminal, dog, daring rescue, family, great dane, young heroes, kitten ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, america
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 98K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, terrorism, race against time, helicopter, betrayal, gunfight, escapades, crimes, military, rivalry, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 125K
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: humorous, funny, not serious, light, sexy ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friends, looking for sex, adultery, midlife crisis, marital problem, infidelity, couple relations, masturbation, lifestyle, husband wife relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), male objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, atlanta georgia
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 40K
Scream Queens (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The super-charged comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast. 
Style: slasher, realistic, scary, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, sorority, popular girl, rich girl, college, crimes, woman in danger, investigation, college life, maniac, flirting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 90s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 31K
9-1-1 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Explore the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: 911, ambulance, firefighter, misadventure, fire brigade, emergency, medicine, daring rescue, chore, police officer, saving a life, teamwork ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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