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, entertaining, suspense, interesting and clever films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe, adaptation, corruption, redemption, destiny and justice plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
usa movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as usa: Gung Ho (1986), Hitchcock (2012), Red Heat (1988), What If? (2006), W. (2008), Recount (2008), The Internship (2013), The Watch (2012), Jonah Hex (2010), Head of State (2003).

List of movies set in usa

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, semi serious ...
Plot: unemployment, culture clash, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, buddies, society, 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, love and romance, couple relations, talented, dreams, artists and showbiz, censorship, husband wife relationship, hollywood ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
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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, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, police, stereotypes, buddy cop, revenge, russian mafia, life philosophy, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, ussr, soviet union, chicago illinois ...
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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: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, surprise ending
Plot: human nature, down on your luck, hopes, love and romance, unlikely partners, family relations, social relations, couples, destiny, reunion, panic, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, india
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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: sincere, cynical, political comedy, factual, realistic ...
Plot: president, politics, americana, election, patriotism, rise to the top, leadership, parents and children, iraq war, doubts and hesitations, head of state, society ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 60s ...
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, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, election, presidential election, democrat, republican, campaign, political corruption, americana, state affairs, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., 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, funny, feel good, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rivalry, new job, google, boss and employee, career, starting over, workplace, middle aged, friends, lifestyle change, fish out of water, workplace situations ...
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, partners, alien encounter, buddies, evil alien, father daughter relationship, battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, ohio
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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, exciting, suspenseful, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: death, bounty hunter, gunslinger, facial scar, supernatural, vengeance, heroes, old west, hell, tomahawk, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, south carolina, 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, rescue, bail bondsman, brother brother relationship, election campaign ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois
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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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, 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: serious, surreal, realistic, atmospheric, road movie ...
Plot: hippie, politics, rebellion, materialism, revolution, rebelliousness, love and romance, parents and children, twentysomething life, on the road, radical, bohemian life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, 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, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: american history, president, leadership, politics, lawyer, historical character, freedom, state affairs, human spirit, head of state, army, ambition ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1790s, 19th century
Place: usa, france, pennsylvania, massachusetts, england
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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: sniper, loner, murder, ex military, investigation, lone wolves, drifter, crimes, police investigation, vigilantism, conspiracy, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
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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: touching, emotional, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: social relations, immigrants, starting over, hopes, society, tradition, superstition, quarantine, ship, emigration, parent child relationship, family history ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1890s, 19th century, 1900s ...
Place: sicily, usa, atlantic ocean, italy, new york ...
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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, social decay, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, midwest ...
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The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, programmer, computer genius, ambition, hacker, inventions and discoveries, social relations, creator, ego clash, social network, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: fbi, moral dilemma, tough girl, black ops, mercenary, u.s. mexico border, special agents, revenge, torture, swat team, murder, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, phoenix arizona ...
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, civil rights movement, tragic event, racial slur, african american, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
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Backdraft (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: They say a blast of flames can take a life ... and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, intense, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, investigation, arson, corruption, danger, rescue, rookie, pyromaniac, family relations, crimes, psychopath, funeral ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: dark humor, absurd, entertaining, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: dictator, society, death, culture clash, violence, oppression, fish out of water, masturbation, greed, vengeance, farce, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, asia, new york, israel, north africa ...
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Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, journalism, fighting the system, whistleblower, surveillance, national security, idealism, state affairs, against the rules, uncover truth, government agency, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2011, 2000s ...
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c., hong kong, maryland ...
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, single parent, romance, college life, fall in love, unlikely couple, writer's life, power relations, teaching, teacher, love interest, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york state, united states, new jersey, new york ...
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Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: serious, factual, talky, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: prodigy, apple computer, ambition, rise to the top, dialogue driven, technology, friendship, computers and web, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, california
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, cia, spy, lawyer, pilot, rescue, danger, justice, mission, undercover, bridge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1957, 1960s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, europe, east germany, germany ...
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A Most Violent Year (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, oil, american dream, capitalism, family business, business ethics, crime, ambition, power relations, crimes, mafia, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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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, humorous, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, road trip, family relations, obsessive quest, parents and children, teenage life, siblings relations, starting over, on the road, father son relationship, hopes, jazz ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, dallas texas, cross country, chicago illinois, california ...
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Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, feel good, talky ...
Plot: underdog, americana, fighting the system, designer, post war, state affairs, obsessive quest, dishonesty, ambition, courtroom drama, corruption, visionary ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, future, 1950s
Place: usa, detroit, chicago illinois, washington d.c., california ...
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Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, communism, congress, politics, injustice, celebrity culture, racism, power relations, actor's life, society, rich and poor, ventriloquist ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, butler, white house, blacks and whites, injustice, u.s. president, prejudice, president, racial slur, slavery, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
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