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, interesting, gothic and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with american south, runaway, mentor, family relations, storytelling, murder, nude, catastrophe, african american and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, China, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as american south: The Choice (2016), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Green Book (2018), Just Mercy (2019), In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Beguiled (2017), The Paperboy (2012), Mandingo (1975), Rambling Rose (1991), Savannah (2013).

List of american south movies

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, intense, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, playwright, estrangement, american south, women, mother and daughter, relationships, female protagonist, family relations ...
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
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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, touching, emotional, scenic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: love, couples, true love, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, happy ending, hospital, moral dilemma, adaptation, love triangle ...
Time: year 1988, year 1989, year 1946, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, captivating, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: small town, friendship, lesbian, self discovery, small town life, feminism, cannibalism, midlife crisis, women, lesbian subtext, aging, female protagonist ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, louisiana
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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: road movie, feel good, uplifting, funny, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, travel, interracial friendship, road trip, journey, friendship, racial prejudice, friend, on the road, musician, dignity, black american ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 2010s, 20th century
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, america, new york, los angeles ...
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Just Mercy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: lawyer, false accusation of murder, courtroom, defense attorney, prison, murder, perjury, african american, innocence, convict, lie, racism ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, year 1993, year 1992, 20th century
Place: alabama
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In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: 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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, small town, african american, racial slur, police, murder, racial tension, murder mystery, investigation, police officer, police procedural ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, california, north carolina ...
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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: gothic, sexy, romantic, sweet, clever ...
Plot: union soldier, american civil war, girls' school, wounded soldier, sexual tension, girl, seduction, suspense, civil war, southern belle, american south, confederate soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: virginia
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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: sexy, atmospheric, surreal, serious, tense ...
Audience: date night, adult
Plot: reporter, prison, small town, investigation, dangerous attraction, bdsm, injustice, police investigation, twists and turns, newspaper man, journalism, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 21st century
Place: florida, everglades, usa, miami
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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, suspenseful, controversial ...
Plot: interracial relations, slavery, interracial romance, racism, slave trade, slave auction, plantation, interracial sex, slave, gambling, blaxploitation, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana, turkey
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Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, emotional, touching, sexy, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: self discovery, love and romance, prostitute, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, unlikely friendships, redemption, family relations, introspection, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, california, usa
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Savannah (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, society, justice, husband wife relationship, guilt, father son relationship, doctor, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, love story, plantation ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, year 1918, year 1954, year 1958
Place: usa, oxford university, russia
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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, touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: racism, african american, civil rights, teenage life, friendship, coming of age, children, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, teenager, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: south carolina, africa, usa
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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: inspirational, thought provoking, realistic, touching, gothic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, civil rights, segregation, african american, friendship, women, ku klux klan, racial segregation, boycott, bus, master and servant, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 20th century
Place: alabama, new jersey, usa, southern usa
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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, human nature, couples, social relations, personal growth, sexual promiscuity, mother daughter relationship, religion, going straight, motel, blonde, dog ...
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Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: sexy, harsh, bleak, gothic, spooky ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: curse, coming of age, women, african american, infidelity, dysfunctional family, redemption, youth, superstition, magic realism, girl, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, africa, usa, detroit
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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: thought provoking, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, family history, human spirit, slave trade, african american, escape attempt, suspense, justice, interracial relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s, 1860s, 70s ...
Place: africa, usa, england, tennessee
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Two Moon Junction (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, melancholic, sensual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, adult
Plot: dangerous attraction, young lovers, sex, sexual relations, fall in love, sexual obsession, erotica, social differences, love, couple relations, love story, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: alabama, southern 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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: racism, hollywood, women, rape, african american, sexual abuse, interracial romance, trailblazer, women of color, women's rights, black history, female musician ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, miami beach, los angeles, new york ...
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All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: factual, tense, realistic, talky, intense ...
Plot: civil rights movement, politics, racism, president, african american, usa president, propaganda, eccentricity, assassination, ethnic conflict, secret service, civil war ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, new jersey, california, dallas texas, america ...
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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: slasher, psychotronic, bleak, brutal, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, chainsaw, chainsaw murder, panic, psycho killer, kidnapping, psychopath, violence, fear, countryside, face mask, mutilation ...
Time: year 1965, year 1955, 50s
Place: texas, 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: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, gothic, mysterious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, plot twist, occult, voodoo, witchcraft, supernatural horror, twists and turns, suspense, ritual, black magic, macabre, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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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, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, neo noir ...
Plot: rape, family in danger, lawyer, fear, serial killer, dangerous attraction, revenge, psychology, prison, suspense, rapist, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
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Emancipation (2022)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Inspired by the gripping true story of a man who would do anything for his family—and for freedom. When Peter, an enslaved man, risks his life to escape and return to his family, he embarks on a perilous journey of love and endurance.
Style: interesting, psychological thriller
Plot: slavery, african american, american south, corpse, black american, swamp, forced labor, suffering, inspiration, plantation, bravery, sadist ...
Place: usa, louisiana
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The Chase (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' ...
Style: surprise ending, sexy, unusual plot structure, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: racism, manhunt, small town, adultery, lynch mob, sheriff, murder, vigilantism, drunkenness, on the run, infidelity, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, new jersey, usa, southern usa
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Style: atmospheric, enigmatic, intense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, investigation, murder, justice, journalism, homosexual, police investigation, small town, voodoo, suspense, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: georgia, new orleans, usa, southern usa
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, controversial, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, massacre, cannibalism, murder, macabre, chainsaw, masked killer, psychopath, chainsaw murder, slaughterhouse, cult, suspense ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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Walking Across Egypt (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film follows the life of Mattie Rigsbee (Ellen Burstyn), an elderly woman who believes in strong religious convictions. The film explores the lonely qualities of life for senior citizens after their children leave as adults. Judge Reinhold and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquent, belief in god, family relations, coming of age, aging, orphan, american south, kids in trouble, friends, elderly, society, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, egypt, florida
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The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mordrcai Jones (George C. Scott) is a rural con artist (a 'flim flam man') who takes on a young army deserter Curley (Michael Sarrazin) as his protégé and teaches him the tricks of the trade. Sheriff Slade (Harry Morgan) is in hot ...
Style: cynical, humorous, buddy movie, unusual plot structure, thought provoking ...
Plot: con artists, chase, con men, gambling, cheating, runaway, crime gone awry, first contact, desertion, farce, great depression, countryside ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: southern usa, ireland
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The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, sister sister relationship, orphan, world war one, small town, americana, dysfunctional family, family relations, unrequited love, chambermaid, eccentric family ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: alabama, southern usa
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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, sad, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prison, death row, supernatural, convict, magic realism, suspense, false accusation, electric chair, life philosophy, death sentence, life & death, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, year 1999, year 1935
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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