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, suspenseful and sincere films and TV shows about / with family relations, friendship, society, youth, culture clash, betrayal, hopes, friends, catastrophe and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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south carolina movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as south carolina: The Patriot (2000), Conrack (1974), The New Daughter (2009), The Big Chill (1983), The Secret Life of Bees (2008), The Notebook (2004), American Gothic (1995), Gullah, Gullah Island (1994), Army Wives (2007), Beautiful Creatures (2013).

List of movies set in south carolina

 7.2
 235K
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: rough, captivating, uplifting, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, rebellion, daring rescue, battles, freedom, human spirit, british, war, heroic mission, parents and children, american revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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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: serious, feel good, touching, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: island, school, teacher, racism, dedicated educator, hardcase students, fighting the system, college, high school, human spirit, idealism, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
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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, serious, exciting, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, supernatural ability, supernatural, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, danger, life turned upside down, teenage girl, indian burial ground, farm, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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 7.2
 30K
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: clever, realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, regret, suicide, midlife crisis, funeral, reunion, yuppie, generation gap, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, best friends, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: south carolina, 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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, coming of age, haunted by the past, small town, domestic violence, civil rights, african american, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
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 7.9
 468K
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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, romance, fall in love, memory loss ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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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, serious, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, ghost, small town sheriff, supernatural ability, fighting crime, rapist, serial killer, evil, palaces castles and temples, investigation, murder, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: island, family, teaching the ways of the world, youth, black family, family relations, friends, social relations, african american, friend, married couple
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
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 7.3
 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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military base, best friends, feminism, friendship, military life, military, couples, family relations, social relations, gender, friends, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, forbidden love, supernatural romance, supernatural, small town, supernatural ability, witch, youth, teenage life, family secret, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
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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: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, touching ...
Plot: sexual abuse, corporal punishment, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
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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: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, friendship, coming of age, blues, dedicated educator, music band, music, interracial relations, school, high school, teachers and students, high school life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa
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 6.3
 864
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: serious, touching, realistic, sexual, christian film
Plot: coming of age, christian, homosexuality, single parent, introspection, small town, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, friends, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, beach, best friends, romance, young lovers, boyfriend, summer, couple relations, looking for love, looking for sex, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
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 4.1
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, scary ...
Plot: supernatural ability, haunted by the past, christianity, contract, murder, intrigue, uncover truth, battles, crimes, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south carolina, europe, usa
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 4.7
 31K
The Marine (2006)
Genre: Action, 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: marines, chase, one man army, iraq war, kidnapping, master criminal, disorder, swamp, war, wife, change, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: south carolina, europe, usa, australia
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 7.2
 131K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Italy, Romania, USA
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: emotional, captivating, epic, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, getting home, survival, lovers reunited, loss of family member, lovers apart, wartime life, power of love, love and romance, love, love of one's life ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina, atlantic ocean
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 7.2
 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: serious, sexy, realistic, tense
Plot: courtroom, hotshot lawyer, opposites attract, lawyer, legal, courtroom drama, crimes, high priced lawyer, lawyers and clients
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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 6.4
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, romance, fall in love, best friends, gays and lesbians, small town, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
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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: serious, talky, thought provoking, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, racial segregation, civil rights, racism, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, school, legal action, legal investigation, idealism, interracial relations, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, washington d.c.
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The Lords of Discipline (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will arrives for his last year at Military Academy, in the Deep South USA, in the 1960's. A black student, Pearce, has been accepted, for the first time and Will is asked to keep an eye out for the inevitable racism. The racists come in the ...
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: racism, friendship, fighting the system, idealism, military life, school, college, injustice, military, society, coming of age, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, journalism, nuclear, anti war, race against time, save the day, hijacking, media satire, chases and races, danger, media, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
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Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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: serious, atmospheric, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: island, rape, slavery, culture clash, social differences, ocean or sea, discrimination, americana, family life, society, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: south carolina, usa
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 5.0
 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: semi serious, humorous, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: best friends, social misfits, underdog, high school, high school life, physical appearance, teenage life, against the odds, ambition, hopes, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, orphan, underdog, athlete and trainer, small town, against the odds, sport team, ambition, power relations, love triangle, siblings relations, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Genre: Drama
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, beauty pageant, crimes, small town, danger, crime, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer, contests and competitions, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
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 5.0
 294
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: rough, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, partners against crime, crime, vengeance, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, partners, police investigation, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: south carolina, baltimore, louisiana
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 3.0
 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: on the road, slasher, gory, survival, isolation, psychopath, confined, danger, deadly, captivity, escapades, off the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, epic, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, racism, injustice, american revolution, slavery, society, life is a bitch, master and servant, kidnapping, confined, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th 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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: christmas, terminal illness, small town, supportive spouse, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, fall in love, obsession, small town life, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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