Movies and TV shows set in kentucky

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in kentucky ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional, semi serious and rough films and TV shows about / with death, runaway, mentor, friendship, dialogue, deadly, family relations, rivalry, brutality and murder plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as kentucky: Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Justified (2010), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), In Country (1989), Goldfinger (1964), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Elizabethtown (2005), Daniel Boone (1964), Racing Stripes (2005), Harlan County War (2000).
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Hatfields & McCoys
Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
USA
290 min.
 8.0
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
Drama, Family, Sport
USA
106 min.
 6.9
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American Animals
Crime, Drama
UK, USA
116 min.
 7.0
And Then I Go
Drama
USA
99 min.
 6.1

List of movies set in kentucky

Coal Miner's Daughter
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: music, rags to riches, poverty, country, friendship, musician's life, mentor, rising to stardom, couple relations, unlikely friendships, runaway, country music ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
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 8.6
 74K
Justified
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, small town, law enforcement, lone wolves, fighting crime, chases and races, u.s. marshal, deadly, rivalry, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
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Hatfields & McCoys
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, return to their neighboring homes to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments.
Style: epic, realistic, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: civil war, gunfight, death, vengeance, violence, revenge, murder, blood, uninhibited rivalry, tragedy, violent, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: kentucky, west virginia, usa
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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: family, redemption, sport, contests and competitions, family drama, children, beautiful scenery, family bonds, racing, human spirit, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
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 5.9
 2K
In Country
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, human nature, stereotypes, self discovery, sacrifice, brutality, parents and children, violent, war, family ...
Place: kentucky, vietnam, usa, california, washington d.c.
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 7.7
 154K
Goldfinger
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Special agent 007 (Sean Connery) comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time, and now he must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to raid Fort Knox -- and obliterate the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, chase, spy, golf, murder, 007, assassin, nuclear bomb, car chase, laser, master villain, british ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, kentucky, europe, switzerland, usa ...
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill ...
Style: tense, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, assassination, crime, paranoia, vengeance, assassin, storytelling, violence, death, murder, criminal heroes, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: missouri, kentucky, usa
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The People vs. Larry Flynt
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, factual, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom, fighting the system, aids, drug abuse, rebellion, censorship, love, lawyer, freedom, drug addiction, court ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
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 6.4
 63K
Elizabethtown
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, semi serious, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, small town, suicide attempt, suicide, road trip, death, love, self discovery, on the road, dysfunctional family, storytelling, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
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 7.5
 1K
Daniel Boone
Genre: Adventure, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes, and was made by 20th Century Fox Television. Ed Ames co-starred as ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: folk hero, americana, tough heroes, society, adventure, adventurer, interracial relations, american revolution, family life, escapades, heroes, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s
Place: kentucky, usa
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 5.2
 14K
Racing Stripes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, underdog, adventure, gangsters, father daughter relationship, talking animals, racing, animals, kids and family, dog, race, contests and competitions ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey
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Harlan County War
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: anti heroes, human nature, human spirit, price of justice, racism, unemployment, working class, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system, against the odds, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
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Nice Guys Sleep Alone
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Carter (O'Bryan) wonders if he's ever going to find a woman who wants to be more than "just friends." His conniving best friend Pat and beautiful step-sister Erin (Vanessa Marcil) both know what's causing the problem: ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, romance, battle of the sexes, looking for love, looking for sex, singleness, wooing, dishonesty, love and romance, friendship, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
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Fire Down Below
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martial arts star Steven Seagal stars in this action drama as Jack Taggart, an undercover agent working for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, Taggart is sent in -- posing as ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, small town, vengeance, one man army, corruption, brutality, justice, car chase, toxic, death, violence, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: kentucky, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 973
'Sheba, Baby'
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sheba, a Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, gangsters, crime, parents and children, homecoming, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, chases and races, undercover, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kentucky, usa
Is relevant ?
 3.6
 499
Pelt
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sudden, gory death hides behind every bush. When beautiful Jennifer and her friends embark on a backpacking excursion deep into the woods, they come chest to chest with an evil as old as the trees. Listen...above the crackling of the campfire...is ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, drugs/alcohol, survival, in the woods, isolation, psychopath, danger, deadly, trap, marijuana, buddies, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
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Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In this bloody long-standing feud, two families seek vengeance against each other as they unmercifully attempt to destroy each other's loved ones.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, old west, vengeance, rivalry, family in danger, americana, danger, feud, civil war
Time: 19th century
Place: kentucky, west virginia, usa
Is relevant ?
 2.7
 5K
Death Tunnel
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: For an initiation stunt, five college women are locked in a Kentucky hospital built in 1910 where 63,000 people died from a disease known as the "white plague". Deep under the hospital is the "Death Tunnel" which once were used ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological, based on supposedly true story
Plot: ghost, gory, mysterious character, hospital, slasher, school, supernatural ability, college, zombie, mind game, initiation, survival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kentucky, usa, campus
Is relevant ?
 3.9
 919
Ripe
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a drifter working as a grounds keeper on a derelict army ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, family life, elderly lovers, orphan, innocence lost, voyeurism, self discovery, siblings relations, teenage life, when the parents are away, soldier, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
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The Return of the Living Dead
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: humorous, scary, dark humor, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, punk, gory, cannibalism, apocalypse, transformation, gore, cult, blood, monster, splatter, radio ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: kentucky, usa, san diego california
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Jimmy and Judy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two misunderstood suburban kids challenge society and run from the police while documenting all of their deeds with a digital camera.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: on the run, murderous pair, social misfits, high school, suburbs, violence spree, teenage life, kids in trouble, revenge, police, video camera, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 500
Pharaoh's Army
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Union soldiers in search of food descend on the farm of a Confederate family and decide to stay until one in their ranks' wounds have healed. While the war weary Union captain (Chris Cooper) falls for the mother of the family (Patricia ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: soldier, american civil war, army investigation, anti war, war, battles, farm, americana, military, survival, vengeance, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kentucky, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 625
Jess + Moss
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, farm, youth, self discovery, teenage life, hopes, smoking, memory, tobacco, tape recorder, cigarette smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 8K
Hush
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farm, mentally unstable, mystery, paranoia, domestic disturbance, family, couple relations, estate, parents and children, mentor, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
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The Groove Tube
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Chevy Chase makes his film debut in this riotous collection of live skits. Directed by Ken Shapiro and featuring Chase, Richard Belzer and others, The Groove Tube mocks TV Land and its trappings by spoofing kids' shows -- from a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, witty, clever ...
Plot: parody, actor's life, buddies, goofy hero, mad scientist, performer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, tv show, sexual relations, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kentucky, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 521
Champions
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of jockey Bob Champion who overcame cancer to win the 1981 Grand National
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, ego clash, follow your dream, human spirit, horse, athlete and trainer, doctors and patients, child illness, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa
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Last Kind Words
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 17-year old Eli moves with his family to the isolated farm of reclusive Waylon, a man whose dark past threatens to overtake him. Eli’s family works to restore the desolate fields, while he becomes fascinated with the forests. While on the farm, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary
Plot: haunted by the past, deadly, in the woods, farm, youth, uncover truth, teenage love, mystery, life is a bitch, supernatural, ghost story, noose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky
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High Times Potluck
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: High Times' Pot Luck is an upbeat pot caper that centers around a mobster who discovers the magic of marijuana.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crime, gangsters, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, stoners, crimes, music band, prodigy, soldier, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, new york
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The Pride of Jesse Hallam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jesse Hallum sells the family farm to see that his daughter receives the medical care she needs at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The big city challenges him, though, especially when his illiteracy is exposed.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: parents and children, child illness, dysfunctional family, countryside, family in crisis, city life, urban, family life, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 2K
Fresh Horses
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She says she's 20, but he finds out she's 16 and married to an abusive husband.
Style: semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: betrayal, romance, friendship, college, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, infidelity, love affair, social differences, fall in love, society ...
Time: 30s
Place: kentucky, usa
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