Movies and TV shows set in south carolina

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in south carolina ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, emotional, feel good and sexy films and TV shows about / with family relations, society, friendship, friends, culture clash, youth, hopes, social relations, couples and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as south carolina: The New Daughter (2009), Conrack (1974), The Patriot (2000), The List (2007), Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), The Big Chill (1983), The Book of Negroes (2015), Cold Mountain (2003), American Gothic (1995), Gullah, Gullah Island (1994).

List of movies set in south carolina

The New Daughter (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: John James is a writer; his wife has left him. He moves with his two middle-school children to an isolated house off a dirt road in South Carolina. The property has an Indian burial mound, which fascinates his daughter, Louisa, who's entering ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, single parent, life turned upside down, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, danger, parents and children, supernatural ability, teenage girl, countryside, indian burial ground, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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 7.3
 2K
Conrack (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: school, island, interracial relations, family relations, racism, teacher, society, dedicated educator, hardcase students, hopes, human spirit, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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 7.2
 249K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, captivating, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, rebellion, battles, human spirit, american revolution, war, freedom, heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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 3.9
 2K
The List (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sudden death tied to a list from the past leads to unimaginable evil. Fresh out of law school and full of hope for the future, Renny Jacobson is stunned by his father's sudden death--and then by the terms of the will: the elder Jacobson has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: intrigue, crimes, uncover truth, supernatural ability, murder, haunted by the past, supernatural, secret society, heroes, rivalry, battles, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, corporal punishment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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 7.2
 32K
The Big Chill (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kevin Kline and Glenn Close star as Harold and Sarah Cooper, a couple whose marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the ...
Style: talky, realistic, sentimental, witty, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, reunion, regret, midlife crisis, suicide, yuppie, generation gap, cocaine, funeral, group of friends, bittersweet, bat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: south carolina, usa
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The Book of Negroes (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 265 min.
Story: Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, racism, slavery, hopes, injustice, american revolution, society, escapades, confined, black woman, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
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 7.2
 138K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: captivating, emotional, epic, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, american civil war, getting home, slavery, survival, power of love, lovers reunited, loss of family member, lovers apart, wartime life, love and romance, love story ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina, appalachia, atlantic ocean
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American Gothic (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Gothic is an American horror series created by Shaun Cassidy and executive produced by Sam Raimi. The show first aired on CBS on September 22, 1995, and was canceled after a single season on July 11, 1996.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: small town, small town sheriff, ghost, devil, supernatural, crimes, teenage life, supernatural ability, palaces castles and temples, god or devil, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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Gullah, Gullah Island (1994)
Genre: Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
Story: Gullah Gullah Island is an American children's television series starring Ron Daise and Natalie Daise. It was the first show designed for preschoolers to feature a black family.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, educational
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: island, friends, family relations, social relations, teaching the ways of the world, family, youth, friend, african american, married couple, black family
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
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 6.3
 890
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, christian film, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, single parent, self discovery, best friends, introspection, teenage life, parents and children, youth, direction and purpose, coming out, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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 7.2
 6K
Army Wives (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Army Wives is an American drama series that follows the lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, military base, military life, couples, family relations, couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, social relations, lifestyle, marital problem, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
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Shag - More Dancing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dancing, dance, beach, romance, looking for love, couples, best friends, teenage life, looking for sex, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
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Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
Style: emotional, captivating, light, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, teenage love, forbidden love, supernatural ability, supernatural, witch, youth, teenage life, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
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Perfect Harmony (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the 1950s, a private school in the south undergoes racial tension as it experiences desegregation. Can a love of music help ease the pain?
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial relations, coming of age, music band, youth, teenage life, teachers and students, dedicated educator, music, discrimination, friends ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, runaway child, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
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 4.7
 32K
The Marine (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.
Style: exciting, light, entertaining, road movie, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: marines, heroes, chase, one man army, daring rescue, spouse in danger, danger, crimes, escapades, good versus evil, kidnapping, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, south carolina, rome italy, europe, australia
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 7.8
 505K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, true love, love story, love triangle, power of love, love affair, young lovers, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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 2.9
 1K
Bunnyman (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bunnyman is the story of a group of friends on their way back from a spontaneous weekend trip to Las Vegas, and while driving through the remote regions of southern California they suddenly find themselves in a sickening game of cat and mouse with a ...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, psychopath, on the road, gory, isolation, danger, deadly, captivity, escapades, confined, strong violent content, slasher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south carolina
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 7.1
 3K
Reckless (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city of Charleston, S.C. apart.  
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom, opposites attract, legal, crimes, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, lawyer, love and romance, romance, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
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 4.7
 1K
Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: feel good, uplifting, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, high school, society, physical appearance, against the odds, best friends, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, family relations, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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Christmas in Conway (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Duncan Mayor decides the perfect Christmas present for his beloved wife, Suzy, is a ride on a real Ferris wheel, set up in their very own back yard. As a young man, it was the perfect place for a wedding proposal. Now, years later, in order to ...
Style: touching, sweet, disturbing, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, christmas, couple relations, supportive spouse, obsession, couples, fall in love, love and romance, social relations, husband wife relationship, small town, christmas present ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south carolina
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Time Indefinite (1993)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After documentarian Ross McElwee gets married, a series of misfortunes follow: his grandmother dies, his wife miscarries, and then his father dies less than a week later. Shaken by the sudden string of deaths, McElwee becomes depressed. After ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: marriage, couple relations, filmmaking, film within a film, family life, family problems, couples, family relations, family in crisis, human nature, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa, boston
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Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's. Southern beauty pageant winner Dawn Smith is targeted by a sadistic stalker whose obsession with her leads him to kidnap her younger ...
Style: cult film, realistic, serious, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, beauty pageant, murder, law enforcement, contests and competitions, crime, crimes, confined, small town life, deadly, psychopath, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
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Slap Shot 3: The Junior League (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Get ready for a rough-and-tumble comedy that knows how to kick some serious puck!
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, rivalry, sport team, athlete and trainer, hopes, siblings relations, orphan, power relations, nothing to lose, social relations, underdog, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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 4.9
 312
Under Cover (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop goes undercover in a South Carolina high school. With the help of a local narcotics officer, he investigates the drug ring responsible for another cop's death.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, high school, rivalry, crimes, partners against crime, crime, chases and races, police investigation, police detective, vengeance, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, south carolina, louisiana, southern usa
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Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last bastion of these mores in America.
Style: contemplative, emotional, uplifting, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: island, family gatherings, family relations, rape, mysticism, slavery, culture clash, family problems, couples, family life, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: south carolina, usa
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Special Bulletin (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, journalism, anti war, nuclear, crimes, escapades, chases and races, heroes, hostages, confined, state affairs, hostage ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, south carolina
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Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: clever, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, racism, interracial relations, racial segregation, civil rights, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, south carolina, washington d.c., new york
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 6.3
 888
Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town life, teenage love, couple relations, teenage life, fall in love, self discovery, youth, best friends, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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