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, stylized and clever films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, culture clash, death, destiny, redemption and murder plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Hong Kong, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as usa: Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Gung Ho (1986), Red Heat (1988), Brickleberry (2012), Far and Away (1992), What If? (2006), W. (2008), 10,000 Saints (2015), Recount (2008), The Internship (2013).

List of movies set in usa

Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, police investigation, partners against crime, female protagonist, forensics, best friends, policewoman, homicide detective, murder investigation, police detective, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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 6.3
 11K
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: culture clash, unemployment, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, buddies, society, deception, factory worker ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
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 6.1
 62K
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, drug cartel, revenge, russian mafia, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1988
Place: usa, russia, ussr, soviet union, moscow russia ...
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 7.4
 13K
Brickleberry (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, dark humor, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: in the woods, dysfunctional character, workplace situations, sexual tension, animal life, lesbian, escapades, workplace, talking animals, friendship, supportive coworker, park ranger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.6
 57K
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
Plot: follow your dream, adventure, romance, against the odds, obsessive quest, rise and fall, love and romance, american dream, irish, opposites attract, young lovers, irish american ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, ireland, europe, boston, oklahoma
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 6.7
 596
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: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: destiny, human nature, couples, unlikely partners, social relations, family relations, down on your luck, love and romance, hopes, reunion, fleeing, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, india
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 6.3
 45K
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, political comedy, factual, contemplative ...
Plot: president, politics, americana, election, patriotism, rise to the top, leadership, parents and children, iraq war, doubts and hesitations, head of state, society ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: usa, texas, yale university, washington d.c., iraq ...
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10,000 Saints (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, rehabilitation, city life, youth, coming of age, single parent, drug abuse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: usa, new york, vermont, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 12K
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, republican, democrat, campaign, political corruption, americana, state affairs, dishonesty, legal action ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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 6.3
 184K
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: funny, humorous, feel good, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: new job, google, rivalry, boss and employee, career, starting over, workplace, middle aged, computers and web, fish out of water, friends, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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Paraiso Travel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: PARAISO TRAVEL is the story of Marlon Cruz, a young Colombian man who, motivated by his girlfriend Reina leaves his comfortable life in Medellin and flees with her through Guatemala and Mexico, across the borders, illegally into the United States. ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: hopes, couples, strong sexual content, starting over, self discovery, young lovers, youth, couple relations, follow your dream, obsessive quest, love and romance, s&m ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, new york, texas ...
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 5.7
 119K
The Watch (2012)
Genre: Comedy, 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, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, friendship, goofy hero, save the world, space and aliens, alien encounter, buddies, partners, living with parents, evil alien, father daughter relationship, battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, ohio
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 4.7
 54K
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: death, bounty hunter, gunslinger, facial scar, supernatural, vengeance, heroes, old west, hell, tomahawk, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, south carolina, new orleans
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 5.5
 17K
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, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: presidential election, politics, state affairs, ambition, republican, fish out of water, head of state, satire, white house, bail bondsman, rescue, brother brother relationship ...
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, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, couple relations, introspection, love and romance, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, cross country, diner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada, new york, memphis, las vegas
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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, twentysomething life, parents and children, on the road, radical, bohemian life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, america, phoenix arizona
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 8.5
 27K
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, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: american history, president, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, human spirit, head of state, freedom, state affairs, determination, idealism ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 19th century, 1790s
Place: usa, france, massachusetts, england, paris france ...
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 7.0
 296K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, sniper, ex military, murder, investigation, lone wolves, drifter, crimes, police investigation, vigilantism, conspiracy, false accusation ...
Time: quarry, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio
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 6.9
 5K
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: immigrants, social relations, starting over, hopes, society, superstition, tradition, quarantine, ship, emigration, family history, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1890s, 19th century, turn of the century ...
Place: sicily, usa, italy, atlantic ocean, europe ...
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 6.1
 39K
13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, 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, revolver, police detective, drug overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, fish out of water, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york, mexico, pennsylvania ...
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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: rise to the top, computers and web, programmer, computer genius, ambition, hacker, social relations, businessman, creator, ego clash, social network, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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 7.5
 18K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fbi, riddles and clues, intelligence, investigation, prodigy, talented, genius, professor, crime, crimes, schizophrenia, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.2
 66K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, surveillance, kennedy assassination, time, time traveler, murder, conspiracy, historical event, altering history, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 50s, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
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 7.6
 350K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
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: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, bleak ...
Plot: moral dilemma, black ops, drug cartel, swat team, tough girl, u.s. mexico border, special agents, fbi, murder, mercenary, vigilantism, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, tucson arizona ...
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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: political conspiracy, politics, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political thriller, political corruption, president, political intrigue, white house, cover up, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.7
 79K
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, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, civil rights movement, tragic event, racial slur, african american, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.7
 69K
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: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Just Add Magic (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
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, humorous, feel good, touching, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: magic, magic spell, wizards and magicians, family, friends, supernatural, youth, disorder, imaginary, best friends, curses spells and rituals, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.1
 33K
Scream Queens (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The super-charged comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast. 
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, absurd, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, college, rich girl, sorority, investigation, blood, danger, crimes, satire, woman in danger, maniac ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 90s
Place: usa
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 6.5
 8K
Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, stylized, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, life philosophy, character study, life, hip hop, crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
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