American south movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant american south movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, suspense, interesting and talky films and TV shows about / with american south, friendship, family relations, african american, redemption, mentor, runaway, husband wife relationship, violence and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as american south: Green Book (2018), The Beguiled (2017), Roots (1977), The Green Mile (1999), The Paperboy (2012), Leatherface (2017), The Choice (2016), Rivers Wash Over Me (2009), The Skeleton Key (2005), Shenandoah (1965).

List of american south movies

 8.2
 384K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, feel good, road movie, funny ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, friend, musician, prejudice, chauffeur, racial slur, driver, journey, road trip ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 2010s, year 1962
Place: southern usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, kentucky, ohio ...
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary (2014)
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five youths on a weekend getaway fall prey to a depraved family of cannibals in Tobe Hooper's masterpiece of subversive horror, now featuring a 4k digital transfer and all-new surround sound mix supervised by the director.
Style: macabre, suspense, scary, rough, bleak ...
Plot: dead teenager, hitchhiker, massacre, fear, paranoia, psycho killer, murder, cannibalism, serial murder, violence, danger, road trip ...
Time: year 1973
Place: texas, usa
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 6.3
 52K
The Beguiled (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school, young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in ...
Style: sexy, gothic, suspense, romantic, psychotronic
Plot: seduction, sexual tension, girls' school, amputee, union soldier, girls' boarding school, american civil war, southern belle, rage, teacher, murder, confederate soldier ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: virginia
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 8.4
 16K
Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
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Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
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 8.6
 1.2M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, life philosophy, death row, supernatural, prison life, human nature, supernatural ability, convict, death sentence, justice, stephen king ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 90s, year 1935 ...
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 5.8
 36K
The Paperboy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: small town, death row, investigation, reporter, injustice, crimes, dangerous attraction, prison, newspaper man, uncover truth, journalism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: florida, usa, everglades, miami
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 5.0
 20K
Leatherface (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on the road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of the teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic, brutal, bleak, rough ...
Plot: violence, panic, sociopath, chainsaw, mask, murder, escape, mutilation, slasher killer, extreme violence, chainsaw murder, survival ...
Time: 1950s, year 1955, year 1965, 50s
Place: texas, southern usa
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 6.6
 35K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, true love, destiny, romance, moral dilemma, medical student, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 1989, year 1946
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
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Rivers Wash Over Me (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After his mother dies, Sequan, a sensitive teenager from Brooklyn, moves in with relatives living in a small town plagued with secrets hidden deep within its lush, rural Alabama terrain. Sequan finds refuge in a friendship with a troubled girl who ...
Plot: gay teenager, american south, black lgbt, kiss, aunt nephew relationship, gay kiss, teenage boy, incest, rape, death of mother, school, cemetery ...
Place: alabama, southern usa
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The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, supernatural horror, attic, black magic, paralysis, ritual, spell, rite, plot twist, mysterious character ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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 7.3
 8K
Shenandoah (1965)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.
Style: captivating, rough, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, interracial relations, anti war, heroes, family relations, pow, widower, war, bittersweet, society, parents and children, missing person ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, england
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One Night in Miami... (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of Cassius Clay's defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964, the boxer meets with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown to change the course of history in the segregated South.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, suspense, buddy movie
Plot: boxer, fight for justice, injustice, friendship between men, inequality, racism, racial injustice, social injustice, victory, civil rights movement, hotel room, racial segregation ...
Time: year 1965, year 1964, year 1963
Place: miami, georgia
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 5.5
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Emperor (2020)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An escaped slave travels north and has chance encounters with Frederick Douglass and John Brown. Based on the life story of Shields Green.
Plot: american civil war, snake, slavery, black american, anxiety, abolitionist, man wrapped in a towel, rebellion, flash forward, falling to the ground, shooting, bank robber ...
Place: maryland, new york
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 7.3
 175K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological thriller ...
Plot: family in danger, rape, rapist, lawyer, fear, dangerous attraction, crime, violence, prison, serial killer, crimes, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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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, daring rescue, spouse in danger, crimes, danger, one man army, escapades, good versus evil, kidnapping, battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, south carolina, rome italy, europe, australia
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 7.4
 124K
Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: offbeat, touching, realistic, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, tv show, prank, rising to stardom, actor's life, human spirit, performer's life, celebrity culture, fighting illness, dying, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, the philippines, memphis, lithuania ...
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 6.4
 3K
Mandingo (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: interracial relations, interracial romance, slave trade, interracial sex, slavery, gambling, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, gory, destructive relationship, racism, discrimination ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana, turkey
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, human spirit, friends, power relations, injustice, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
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Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: infidelity, release from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, diner ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
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Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Plot: music band, music, americana, family relations, career, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, dream, rock band, wedding, band, long lost relative ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, finland, mexico, russia, united states ...
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The Journey of August King (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his produce and purchasing the stock and goods he will need to survive the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: mountain, countryside, interracial relations, society, on the run, fall in love, love affair, in the woods, righting the wronged, master and servant, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 1810s, 19th century
Place: north carolina, usa
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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: racism, showbiz, overdose, hollywood, performer's life, music, actor's life, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, profanity, show tunes, sexual content ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, miami, new york ...
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In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police chief, chief of police, small town, racism, crime, prejudice, culture clash, police investigation, racial slur, racist, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, mississippi river, california
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Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, estrangement, family relations, friendship, theatre director, crimes, human nature, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, texas
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Come Early Morning (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lucy wakes up in bed with a stranger and obviously from a night of drinking. She checks out and pays for the motel room on her account. Through her grandmother, she finds out her father is in town and pays him a visit. She agrees to go to his new ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: small town, social relations, couples, romance, human nature, sexual relations, personal growth, sexual promiscuity, mother daughter relationship, religion, blonde, beer ...
Time: contemporary
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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's the real story behind ...
Style: talky, clever, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, transvestism, illegitimate son, jukebox, small town, friendship, human nature, haunted by the past, innocence lost, parents and children, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
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Black Snake Moan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.
Style: psychological, rough, sexy, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sex addict, redemption, blues, injury, musician, nymphomaniac, captive, nervous breakdown, abuse, exploitation, sexual promiscuity, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, mississippi, southern usa
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Magnet of Doom (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boxer Michel Maudet is sacked by his manager after a series of match defeats and is forced to look for a new job. He is engaged as secretary to a millionaire named Ferchaux who is in a hurry to flee the country when he discovers he has been ...
Plot: hypochondriac, exile, diner, investigation, on the road, banker, travel, nightlife, motel, scandal, river, jukebox ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, new york, louisiana, new orleans
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Crazy Like a Fox (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the story of Nat Banks, an 8th generation Virginian gentleman farmer living in the past, who loses his family farm, Greenwood, to a pair of land speculators from Washington, D.C. When the predatory couple manipulates a "legal" real ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: adventure, fighting the system, rivalry, save the day, righting the wronged, culture clash, friendship, interracial relations, good versus evil, buddies, lone wolves, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, washington d.c.
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Cellmates (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Leroy Lowe, grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden Merville, dead set on rehabilitating Leroy, chooses ...
Style: not serious, humorous, twists and turns, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: prison, racism, redemption, society, hopes, confined, fight, cell, unlikely friendships, transformation, standoff, showdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america
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