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, humorous, exciting, entertaining and suspense films and TV shows about / with destiny, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, mentor, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, murder and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as usa: The Act (2019), Perception (2012), 11.22.63 (2016), What If? (2006), Gung Ho (1986), Red Heat (1988), Another Cinderella Story (2008), Alpha and Omega (2010), The Umbrella Academy (2019), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994).

List of movies set in usa

 8.0
 17K
The Act (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The ...
Style: rough, suspense, disturbing, based on true events, thought provoking ...
Plot: pretense, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, deception, treatment, overprotective parent, murder of mother, manipulation, hate, neighbor neighbor relationship, mockery, fake illness ...
Place: usa
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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: riddles and clues, fbi, intelligence, investigation, prodigy, talented, genius, professor, hallucination, crime, crimes, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.2
 69K
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, kennedy assassination, time, time traveler, surveillance, murder, twists & turns, historical event, altering history, stephen king ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 50s, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
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 6.7
 621
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: destiny, down on your luck, family relations, human nature, hopes, love and romance, couples, reunion, visa, coincidence, multiple perspectives, flying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, india
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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, fighting the system, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, pennsylvania, asia, tokyo
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 6.1
 63K
Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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: humorous, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, police, stereotypes, gunfight, buddy cop, drug cartel, revenge, russian mafia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1988
Place: usa, chicago illinois, russia, ussr, soviet union ...
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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: feel good, romantic, semi serious, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage love, teenage life, cinderella, love and romance, school, youth, pop star, singing, dancer, rags to riches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: wolf, animal life, forbidden love, opposites attract, friends, getting home, wilderness, leadership, on the road, obsessive quest, family, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho, canada
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The Umbrella Academy (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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
Audience: teens
Plot: heroes, superhero, adventure, danger, life is a bitch, death, family, fantasy world, time travel, dysfunctional family, superheroine, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ...
Style: light, humorous, absurd, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, investigation, stupidity, pets, dog, goofy hero, search, crimes, save the day, amateur detective, rescue, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, miami, florida, new jersey
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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, policewoman, best friends, homicide detective, police detective, coworker, murder investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, danger, crimes, police detective, mystery, scientist, murder, investigator, teamwork, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, united states
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 6.6
 58K
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: captivating, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: follow your dream, adventure, romance, against the odds, obsessive quest, love and romance, rise and fall, american dream, irish, opposites attract, young lovers, irish american ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, ireland, boston, europe, oklahoma
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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: dark humor, captivating, rough, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, bounty hunter, old west, slavery, vengeance, racism, african american, gory, torture, society, rescue, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
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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, feel good, captivating, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic spell, magic, youth, wizards and magicians, friends, family, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, friendship, best friends, disorder, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: dark humor, not serious, absurd, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: in the woods, dysfunctional character, sexual tension, workplace situations, talking animals, escapades, lesbian, workplace, friendship, supportive coworker, animal life, park ranger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: sincere, cynical, political comedy, factual, clever ...
Plot: president, politics, americana, election, patriotism, rise to the top, leadership, parents and children, iraq war, head of state, society, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 60s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., yale university, iraq ...
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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
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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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, parents and children, family problems, rehabilitation, estrangement, youth, city life, life is a bitch, coming of age, single parent, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: usa, new york, vermont, manhattan new york city
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 5.5
 128K
Pixels (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who've attacked New York.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: video game, adventure, save the world, danger, heroes, geek, alien attack, family, imaginary, nerd, escapades, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982, year 2015 ...
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., taj mahal, london ...
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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, serious, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, republican, democrat, campaign, political corruption, americana, state affairs, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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 6.3
 186K
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, girls' night
Plot: new job, google, rivalry, boss and employee, career, starting over, workplace, layoff, middle aged, computers and web, fish out of water, 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, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: young lovers, starting over, hopes, self discovery, strong sexual content, couples, couple relations, follow your dream, youth, love and romance, obsessive quest, s&m ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, colombia, latin america, guatemala ...
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 5.7
 120K
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, suburbs, friendship, profanity, goofy hero, save the world, space and aliens, living with parents, partners, buddies, alien encounter, evil alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2010s
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: rough, exciting, suspenseful, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: death, bounty hunter, gunslinger, facial scar, supernatural, vengeance, old west, heroes, supernatural ability, hell, anti hero, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, south carolina, new orleans
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 5.5
 18K
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: presidential election, election campaign, politics, state affairs, ambition, republican, fish out of water, head of state, satire, white house, bail bondsman, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nashville tennessee
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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, life is a bitch, hopes, cross country, drifter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, memphis, las vegas, nevada
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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: hippie, politics, rebellion, materialism, revolution, rebelliousness, twentysomething life, parents and children, love and romance, on the road, counterculture, radical ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, phoenix arizona, america
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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, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: american history, president, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, human spirit, freedom, head of state, state affairs, true love, idealism ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1790s
Place: usa, france, pennsylvania, england, philadelphia ...
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 7.0
 301K
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, girls' night
Plot: loner, sniper, ex military, murder, investigation, crimes, lone wolves, drifter, police investigation, vigilantism, conspiracy, false accusation ...
Time: quarry, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio
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