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, rough, emotional and suspense films and TV shows about / with death, mentor, runaway, violence, murder, dialogue, brutality, catastrophe, storytelling and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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kentucky movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as kentucky: Justified (2010), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Goldfinger (1964), Elizabethtown (2005), In Country (1989), Rust Creek (2018), Racing Stripes (2005), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Daniel Boone (1964).

List of movies set in kentucky

 8.6
 76K
Justified (2010)
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, drug lord, tough law enforcer, u.s. marshal, crime, crimes, justice, small town, fighting crime, chases and races, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
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Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
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: rough, tense, bleak, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: old west, violence spree, civil war, gunfight, family relations, feud, rivalry, american civil war, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, post war, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: kentucky, west virginia, usa
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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
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, serious, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: horse, sport, family, human spirit, horse race, redemption, contests and competitions, parents and children, against the odds, hopes, family relations, dream come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
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Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: country music, coal mining, journey shown on map, coal, music, country, musician's life, rising to stardom, female friendship, couple relations, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, washington state, usa
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 7.7
 157K
Goldfinger (1964)
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, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: laser, espionage, golf, chase, spy, murder, british secret service, airplane, secret agents, race against time, gold, megalomaniac ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: kentucky, england, switzerland, europe, usa ...
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 6.4
 64K
Elizabethtown (2005)
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, sincere, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, suicide attempt, self discovery, romance, stewardess, parents and children, falling in love, love and romance, family problems, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
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 5.9
 3K
In Country (1989)
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, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, friendship, human nature, self discovery, post traumatic stress disorder, obsession, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past, coming of age, youth ...
Place: kentucky, usa, vietnam, washington d.c., california
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 5.7
 2K
Rust Creek (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When an overachieving college senior makes a wrong turn, her road trip becomes a life-changing fight for survival in rural Kentucky.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing
Plot: survival, stranded, gang, crimes, fight to the death, illegal drugs, small town sheriff, in the woods, sheriff, murder, meth lab
Place: kentucky
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 5.2
 15K
Racing Stripes (2005)
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, feel good, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: underdog, zebra, farm, horse, family, adventure, contests and competitions, horse race, anthropomorphism, identity crisis, countryside, friendship ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, assassination, idol, coward, gang, reward, fame, sheriff, robbery, snow, depression, crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Place: missouri, kentucky, usa
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
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, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: pornography, millionaire, aids, courtroom drama, drug addiction, courtroom, against the rules, wheelchair, airplane, baptism, lawsuit, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
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 7.5
 1K
Daniel Boone (1964)
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: american revolution, folk hero, americana, tough heroes, society, adventure, adventurer, interracial relations, family life, escapades, heroes, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 19th century
Place: kentucky, usa
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Harlan County War (2000)
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: labor union, anti heroes, human nature, human spirit, price of justice, racism, unemployment, working class, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
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Nice Guys Sleep Alone (1999)
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, womanizer, romance, battle of the sexes, looking for love, looking for sex, singleness, wooing, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
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Fire Down Below (1997)
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, toxic, small town, one man army, church, sheriff, danger, investigation, environmentalism, vengeance, race against time, vigilantism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: kentucky, usa, texas
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'Sheba, Baby' (1975)
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, undercover, boat chase, gangsters, crime, parents and children, homecoming, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kentucky, usa
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 3.7
 509
Pelt (2010)
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, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, trap, marijuana, drugs/alcohol, survival, isolation, in the woods, psychopath, danger, deadly, buddies, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
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Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood (2012)
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, vengeance, old west, rivalry, family in danger, americana, danger, feud, civil war
Time: 19th century
Place: kentucky, west virginia, usa
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 2.7
 5K
Death Tunnel (2005)
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, initiation, school, plague, gory, mysterious character, slasher, hospital, supernatural ability, zombie, college, mind game ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kentucky, usa, campus
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 3.9
 925
Ripe (1996)
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, voyeurism, soldier, sexual abuse, family life, elderly lovers, innocence lost, self discovery, siblings relations, teenage life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
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 5.9
 7K
Beloved (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, murder, reincarnation, parents and children, supernatural, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s
Place: kentucky, ohio, colorado, usa, cincinnati ohio
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 4.5
 3K
Sympatico (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As youths in Azusa, Vinnie, Carter, and Rosie pull off a racing scam, substituting winners for plodders and winning big bucks on long odds. When an official uncovers the scam, they set him up for blackmail. Jump ahead twenty years, Carter and Rosie ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, betrayal, heist, crime, manipulations, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, california, usa
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 5.8
 8K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, gangsters, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, good versus evil, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
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, semi serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, punk, paramedic, undead, crematorium, attic, cemetery, warehouse, walking dead, gory, cannibalism, mortician ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: kentucky, usa, san diego california
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Jimmy and Judy (2006)
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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: on the run, police, revenge, video camera, high school, vengeance, murder, hit and run, rapist, vandalism, murderous pair, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
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 6.9
 511
Pharaoh's Army (1995)
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: american civil war, soldier, army investigation, anti war, farm, battles, war, americana, military, survival, vengeance, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kentucky, usa
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 6.3
 633
Jess + Moss (2011)
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: farm, friendship, coming of age, youth, self discovery, teenage life, hopes, cigarette smoking, smoking, brunette, memory, tape recorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
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 5.3
 9K
Hush (1998)
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, suspense, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: farm, mentally unstable, borderline personality disorder, horse, domineering mother, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, mystery, domestic disturbance, couple relations, estate, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
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The Groove Tube (1974)
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, tv show, actor's life, buddies, goofy hero, mad scientist, performer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, sexual relations, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kentucky, usa
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 6.6
 532
Champions (1984)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: horse, doctors and patients, athlete's life, sport, underdog, cancer, racehorse, contests and competitions, ego clash, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa
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