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, melancholic, semi serious and emotional films and TV shows about / with runaway, death, mentor, brutality, murder, catastrophe, redemption, dialogue, culture clash and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
kentucky
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kentucky movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as kentucky: Justified (2010), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), Elizabethtown (2005), Goldfinger (1964), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Racing Stripes (2005), In Country (1989), Hush (1998), Rust Creek (2018), Ripe (1996).

List of movies set in kentucky

 8.6
 78K
Justified (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, justice, crime, drug lord, gunfight, shooting, deadly, machismo, peril, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: tense, atmospheric, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: civil war, violence spree, old west, gunfight, family relations, rivalry, feud, american civil war, post war, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
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 6.4
 65K
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: emotional, sincere, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, stewardess, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, falling in love, map, death in the family, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
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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, animal training, racehorse, redemption, dream come true, family relations, hopes, parents and children, against the odds, human spirit, horse race ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
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 7.7
 160K
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, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: laser, espionage, spy, chase, murder, golf, gold, surveillance, cia, pilot, race against time, gadget ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: kentucky, england, switzerland, usa, europe ...
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, human nature, family problems, ambition, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
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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, touching, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, zebra, farm, horse, family, adventure, gangsters, countryside, rescue, breeding, animal life, sport ...
Place: kentucky, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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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, psychological ...
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, obsession, friendship, family problems, teenage life, coming of age, haunted by the past, soldier, human nature, homecoming, hopes ...
Place: kentucky, usa, vietnam, washington d.c., california
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 5.5
 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: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, pregnancy, domineering mother, farm, parents and children, family problems, family relations, danger, couple relations, domestic disturbance, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
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 5.8
 4K
Rust Creek (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: survival, in the woods, stranded, gang, fight to the death, crimes, small town sheriff, illegal drugs, murder, sheriff, meth lab
Place: kentucky
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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, danger, family in danger, rivalry, americana, vengeance, old west, feud, civil war
Time: 19th century
Place: kentucky, west virginia, usa
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 4.5
 938
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: sexual, disturbing, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, soldier, voyeurism, coming of age, sexual abuse, youth, teenage life, elderly lovers, dangerous attraction, when the parents are away, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: 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: semi serious, witty, captivating, factual, sexual ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom drama, porn magazine, millionaire, against the rules, aids, civil rights, lawsuit, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top, porn ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio
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 3.6
 516
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: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, marijuana, trap, buddies, escapades, confined, in the woods, friends, off the road, deadly, chase, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
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 7.4
 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: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, folk hero, interracial relations, heroes, adventure, adventurer, family relations, native americans, tough heroes, family life, escapades, society ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s
Place: kentucky, usa
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, boat chase, undercover, crimes, parents and children, gangsters, rivalry, danger, deadly, law enforcement, homecoming, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, kentucky
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 5.8
 9K
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, police investigation, justice, one against many, brother brother relationship, death of brother, complex characters, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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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: plague, initiation, survival, uncover truth, mysterious character, mind game, hospital, supernatural, afterlife, haunted by the past, school, ghost ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kentucky, usa, campus
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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: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, emotional, serious ...
Plot: labor union, anti heroes, hopes, couple relations, price of justice, workplace situations, life is a bitch, workplace, heroes, human spirit, against the odds, fighting the system ...
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, cons and scams, sexual relations, romance, singleness, love and romance, best friends, looking for sex, infidelity, friends, dishonesty, wooing ...
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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: toxic, martial arts, small town, danger, investigation, one man army, environmentalism, church, sheriff, vengeance, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: kentucky, usa, texas
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 6.0
 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, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: ghost, reincarnation, murder, supernatural, hopes, haunted by the past, racism, friendship, single parent, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: kentucky, ohio, colorado, usa, cincinnati ohio
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 4.6
 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: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, betrayal, crime gone awry, heist, dishonesty, frame up, criminal's revenge, manipulations, crime, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa, california
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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, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, betrayal, depression, gang, rivalry, sheriff, crime, vengeance, downfall, resentment, criminal heroes, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1890s
Place: missouri, usa, kentucky
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Where Hope Grows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he ...
Style: realistic, sincere, humorous, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friends, cause and meaning, family relations, redemption, small town, optimism, misfit, human nature, human spirit, mentally challenged, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kentucky
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Video X: The Dwayne and Darla-Jean Story (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This shocking video presents the actual home video footage shot by Kentucky killers Dwayne Foote and Darla-Jean Stanton as they embark on a deadly rampage. Watch in awe as the heartless lovers stumble into a situation that triggers one of the most ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: murder, found footage, crimes, chases and races, deadly, couples, dishonesty, new wave, love affair, crime, murderous pair, lovers on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky
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Boy Meets Girl (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: BOY MEETS GIRL is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.
Style: romantic, touching, semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: transsexual, romance, love affair, transsexuality, small town, social relations, gender, relationships, loneliness, lesbian, small town life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kentucky, australia, new jersey, canada
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Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of singer Rosemary Clooney's rise to fame, her marriage to Jose Ferrer, and her nervous breakdown.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: actor's life, rise and fall, showbiz, prodigy, tragic hero, rising to stardom, musician's life, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, road not taken, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: kentucky
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The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981)
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: realistic, semi serious
Plot: youth, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, city life, child illness, family problems, human spirit, family life, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: ohio, usa, kentucky, cincinnati ohio
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 5.0
 2K
Fresh Horses (1988)
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: couples, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, romance, social differences, society, youth, friends, power relations, betrayal, college ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa, kentucky
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