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The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in usa ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating and exciting films and TV shows about / with friendship, family relations, danger, crimes, husband wife relationship, escapades, dialogue, murder, parents and children and survival plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as usa: The Walking Dead (2010), The Last Man on Earth (2015), American Beauty (1999), The Americans (2013), iZombie (2015), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), The Social Network (2010), Billions (2016), 1/9/2001 (2018), The Mist (2017).
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American Beauty
Drama, Romance
USA
122 min.
 8.4
The Americans
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.4
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1/9/2001
Action, Drama, Thriller
USA
43 min.
 7.4
Truth or Dare
Horror, Thriller
USA
100 min.
 4.9

List of movies set in usa

The Walking Dead
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: bleak, tense, captivating, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie apocalypse, death, walking dead, supernatural, survivor, killings, future dystopia, blood splatter, characters in danger, gory, undead ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
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The Last Man on Earth
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth: Phil Miller, who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy, family outing
Plot: survival, odd couple, sitcom, chaos, couples, disorder, couple relations, post apocalyptic, survivor, partners, danger, alone in the world ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, tucson arizona, arizona
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 8.4
 946K
American Beauty
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: dramatic, realistic, melancholic, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, parenthood, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, depression, loneliness, family problems, life philosophy, obsession, teenage life, existentialism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 8.4
 65K
The Americans
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, undercover, kgb, espionage, fbi, working undercover, double life, cold war, russian spy, couple relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, washington d.c.
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 8.0
 50K
iZombie
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. But every brain she eats, she also inherits their memories and must now solve ...
Style: entertaining, light, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, female protagonist, crimes, coroner, police investigation, crime investigation, medical examination, morgue, murder, law enforcement, verbal byplay, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
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Beverly Hills, 90210
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Beverly Hills, 90210 followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California ...
Style: serious, romantic, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage love, teenage life, siblings relations, college life, youth, social relations, love and romance, first sex, up and down relationship, lifestyle ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: beverly hills, usa, campus, los angeles, california
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The Social Network
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: realistic, talky, clever, intellectual, based on true events ...
Plot: social network, geek, computer genius, rise to the top, creator, ambition, ego clash, complex characters, computers and web, obsession, loneliness, business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, harvard university, california, massachusetts, new york
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 8.4
 45K
Billions
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: entertaining, captivating, thought provoking, twists and turns, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: rivalry, friendship, money, stock exchange, district attorney, family relations, investor, life philosophy, dishonesty, lifestyle, dialogue, corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.4
 6K
1/9/2001
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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
Plot: misadventure, workplace situations, 911, ambulance, chore, injury, freak accident, fire brigade, family relations, daring rescue, gays and lesbians, age difference ...
Place: usa, los angeles
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 5.4
 16K
The Mist
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A small town family is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns, breathtaking, bleak
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: small town, salvation, survival, danger, mysticism, supernatural, suicide, monster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maine
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 7.2
 84K
The Founder
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: factual, based on true events, realistic, motivational, clever ...
Plot: family business, rags to riches, fast food, business, capitalism, ambition, businessman, greed, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny, underdog ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, california, america
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 6.7
 26K
Z Nation
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.
Style: tense, exciting, macabre, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie apocalypse, virus, on the road, gory, adaptation, gunfight, chaos, weapons, loneliness, brutality, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, cross country
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Shades of Blue
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: law enforcement, police corruption, police detective, police investigation, dirty cop, police, friendship, crimes, undercover, moral dilemma, dishonesty, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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How to Get Away with Murder
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, law student, court case, crimes, legal, courtroom, defense attorney, power relations, manipulations, teachers and students, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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The Hateful Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Style: captivating, suspense, bloody, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, brutality, blood, plot twist, storytelling, twists & turns, crime gone awry, moral ambiguity, hitman, greed, murder, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, wyoming
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 7.5
 47K
Wayward Pines
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, mind bending, captivating
Plot: investigation, adaptation, danger, apocalypse, small town, society, transformation, family relations, crimes, multiple storylines, beast, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, idaho
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Brokeback Mountain
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: touching, captivating, melancholic, sad, sexy ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay romance, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, love story, love, adultery, forbidden love, character study, stereotypes, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: texas, usa, wyoming, mexico
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 7.8
 61K
Scandal
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: serious, stylized, twists and turns, clever, bleak ...
Plot: white house, strong female character, politics, president, lawyer, relationship vs career, political thriller, workplace situations, media, gladiator, murder, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.1
 129K
Criminal Minds
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: crime, investigation, murder, special agents, fbi, law enforcement, danger, deadly, intelligence, team, policewoman, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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 8.7
 116K
Archer Vice
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Sterling Archer is the world's most daunting spy. He works for ISIS, a spy agency run by his mother. In between dealing with his boss and his co-workers - one of whom is his ex-girlfriend - Archer manages to annoy or seduce everyone that ...
Style: humorous, cynical, not serious, witty, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, spy spoof, sarcasm, male objectification, cia, government agency, espionage, james bond spoof, workplace, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 77K
Revolution
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: twists and turns, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, future dystopia, society, survival, mystery, friendship, dictatorship, fate of humanity, danger, apocalypse, nanotechnology, group of strangers ...
Time: near future, future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 359K
Arrow
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, masked vigilante, fighting crime, double life, heroes, martial arts, righting the wronged, undercover, crime fighter, arrow, billionaire, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.2
 80K
Falling Skies
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, resistance, alien encounter, heroes, vestiges of humanity, survival, danger, adventure, gunfight, apocalypse, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.4
 27K
ALF
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sitcom, benign alien, family, alien, comedy of errors, fish out of water, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, suburbs, family relations, cat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 8.6
 191K
Hannibal
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, atmospheric, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, cannibal, mind game, mental patient, special agents, psychopath, doctor, psychiatrist, deadly, death, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Girl Next Door
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's bright future is jeopardized when he finds Danielle was once a porn ...
Style: funny, sweet, entertaining, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens, chick flick
Plot: teenager, romance, love and romance, happy ending, girl next door, friendship, high school, fall in love, pornography, porn star, virginity, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, california, las vegas, cambodia
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 8.0
 28K
The Affair
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, emotional, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, adultery, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, love affair, life turned upside down, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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When the Game Stands Tall
Genre: Drama, Family, 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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, sport team, ambition, american football, rise to the top, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, coach, rivalry, youth, social relations ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 6.9
 25K
Knight Rider
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, tense, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: a.i., fighting crime, car chase, chases and races, talking car, adventure, partners, armored vehicle, weapons, lone hero, gunfight, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
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Fresh Off the Boat
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A '90s-set single-camera comedy about a hip-hop-loving Asian kid growing up in suburban Orlando, being raised by an immigrant father obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother often bewildered by white culture.
Style: mumblecore, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: family relations, immigrants, family life, parents and children, suburbs, teenage life, friendship, restaurant, asian american, youth, school, society ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, florida
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

realistic
realistic movies
Saving Private Ryan 1998
8.6
Schindler's List 1993
8.9
Good Will Hunting 1997
8.3
Everest 2015
7.1
The Intouchables 2011
8.5
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dialogue
dialogue movies
What Men Talk About 3 2018
6.4
Impulse 2018
7.6
Unfriended 2014
5.6
The Big Lebowski 1998
8.1
Aloha 2015
5.4
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mentor
mentor movies
Kung Fu Panda 2008
7.6
Peaceful Warrior 2006
7.3
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Black Swan 2010
8.0
Doctor Strange 2016
7.5
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storytelling
storytelling movies
Life of Pi 2012
7.9
Memoirs of a Geisha 2005
7.4
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005
6.7
Changeling 2008
7.8
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
8.7
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contemporary
contemporary movies
Shades of Blue 2016
7.0
Blue Mountain State 2010
8.4
Better Call Saul 2015
8.7
Tag 2018
6.9
iZombie 2015
8.0
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catastrophe
catastrophe movies
Colossal 2016
6.2
The Mist 2007
7.2
The Grey 2011
6.8
Titanic 1997
7.8
Poseidon 2006
5.6
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runaway
runaway movies
Catch Me If You Can 2002
8.1
Papillon 1973
8.0
The Crossing 2018
7.3
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000
7.8
Chicken Run 2000
7.0
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21st century
21st century movies
Parker 2013
6.2
iZombie 2015
8.0
Scorpion 2014
7.1
The Impossible 2012
7.6
Humans 2015
8.0
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