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, serious, suspense, clever, stylized and interesting films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, destiny, runaway, life philosophy, adaptation, death and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, China, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as usa: My One and Only (2009), Gung Ho (1986), Hitchcock (2012), Public Enemies (2009), Red Heat (1988), Warm Bodies (2013), Transamerica (2005), All the President's Men (1976), What If? (2006), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983).

List of movies set in usa

My One and Only (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mother takes her two sons on an unusual road trip from New York. Pittsburgh, St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, road trip, family relations, parents and children, obsessive quest, siblings relations, teenage life, starting over, on the road, father son relationship, hopes, jazz ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, dallas texas, cross country, california, chicago illinois ...
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Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, culture clash, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, society, buddies, deception, factory worker ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
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Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, showbiz, director, filmmaking, couple relations, love and romance, talented, wife husband relationship, dreams, artists and showbiz, censorship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1944, 1960s ...
Place: usa, california
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Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, chase, organized crime, special agents, fbi, hunt down ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, romania, arizona, indiana ...
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Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: exciting, humorous, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, police, stereotypes, buddy cop, soviet, revenge, russian mafia, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, ussr, moscow russia, soviet union ...
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Warm Bodies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Style: humorous, offbeat, sentimental, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: zombie, forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, power of love, supernatural romance, supernatural, young woman, young man, danger, zombie apocalypse, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Transamerica (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, road trip, gender bending, therapist, cocaine, psychiatrist, on the road, self discovery, transsexuality, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, tense ...
Plot: politics, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, cover up, white house, political conspiracy, wiretap, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
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What If? (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Visa papers have arrived for stock broker, Salim Rajabali, and he is scheduled to leave in less than a week. Then everything goes wrong when he and his brother, Javed, inadvertently implicate themselves in the murder of Deputy Commissioner of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: destiny, couples, social relations, family relations, human nature, love and romance, down on your luck, hopes, unlikely partners, reunion, coincidence, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, india
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National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, road trip, theme park, farce, family vacation, adventure, eccentric family, family relations, plan gone awry, nothing goes right, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, st. louis missouri, colorado, kansas ...
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W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: cynical, sincere, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, president, patriotism, election, americana, iraq war, leadership, drugs/alcohol, doubts and hesitations, christianity, invasion, belief ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., yale university, iraq ...
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Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, election, presidential election, republican, democrat, campaign, political corruption, americana, state affairs, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: thought provoking, enigmatic, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, inventions and discoveries, elevator, buddhism, track down, death, memory, science, loneliness, cause and meaning, atheism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1998, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, asia, new york, delhi
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Let's Be Cops (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, impersonating a police officer, partners against crime, party, disorder, partners, fighting crime, mistaken identity, corruption, male friendship, gang member, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
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The Internship (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two recently laid-off men in their 40s try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their 20s.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rivalry, new job, career, starting over, boss and employee, google, workplace, middle aged, workplace situations, friends, lifestyle change, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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The Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surprise ending, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, space and aliens, friendship, save the world, goofy hero, living with parents, alien encounter, buddies, partners, evil alien, father daughter relationship, battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, ohio
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Limitless (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: clever, intellectual, captivating, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, success, prodigy, life turned upside down, rise to the top, drug abuse, rags to riches, greed, ambition, overnight success, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, double agent, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, intrigue, patriotism, idealism ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1944 ...
Place: usa, cuba, congo, africa, latin america ...
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Jonah Hex (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Gunslinger Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is appointed by President Ulysses Grant to track down terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich), a former Confederate officer determined on unleashing hell on earth. Jonah not only secures freedom by accepting ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: death, bounty hunter, gunslinger, facial scar, supernatural, vengeance, heroes, old west, hell, tomahawk, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: usa, washington d.c., south carolina, virginia, new orleans
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Head of State (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: presidential election, politics, state affairs, ambition, republican, fish out of water, head of state, white house, usa president, bail bondsman, rescue, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
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My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, drifter, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, nevada, new york, memphis ...
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Zabriskie Point (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: politics, hippie, rebellion, materialism, revolution, on the road, parents and children, twentysomething life, love and romance, rebelliousness, radical, advertising ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, phoenix arizona, america
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John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: american history, president, leadership, politics, lawyer, historical character, human spirit, head of state, state affairs, freedom, idealism, determination ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 19th century, 1790s
Place: usa, france, england, massachusetts, pennsylvania
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Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, ex military, murder, sniper, investigation, lone wolves, drifter, crimes, vigilantism, conspiracy, false accusation, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Predominantly set during World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, semi serious, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroism, superhuman powers, courage, one man army, soldier, adventure, army, heroic mission, good versus evil, transformation, scientist ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1942
Place: usa, new york, italy, big ben london, alps ...
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Golden Door (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is supposed to be a ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: starting over, immigrants, social relations, hopes, society, superstition, tradition, quarantine, ship, family history, parent child relationship, emigration ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1890s, turn of the century, 19th century ...
Place: sicily, usa, atlantic ocean, italy, europe ...
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skinhead, prison, racism, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, prison rape, violence spree, siblings relations, confined, youth, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
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50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sincere, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, fighting illness, doctor, therapist, best friend, buddies, hopes, coping, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, hawaii, canada, seattle washington
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21 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for ...
Style: surprise ending, exciting, suspense, intellectual, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, prodigy, casino, talented, cheating, friendship, manipulations, mathematics, professor, card game, student, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston ...
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13 (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: tense, bleak, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: russian roulette, gambling, greed, murder, police detective, revolver, drug overdose, crimes, life is a bitch, fish out of water, danger, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york, mexico, midwest ...
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