Movies and TV shows set in america

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in america ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, tense and disturbing films and TV shows about / with politics, violence, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, blood, society, murder, brutality, danger and death plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
america movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as america: The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017), Blinded by the Light (2019), Little America (2020), Battle Los Angeles (2011), Area 51 (2015), Sgt. Will Gardner (2019), Vice (2018), Never Grow Old (2019), The Watermelon Heist (2003), Accidental Love (2015).

List of movies set in america

The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lillie, a determined American woman, ventures overseas to join Dr. Jude at a remote medical mission in the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). However, Lillie soon finds herself at odds with Jude and the mission’s founder, Woodruff, when she falls for ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: nurse, lieutenant, world war one, love, armenian, hospital, soldier, self discovery, female protagonist, danger, turk
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, america, turkey
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Blinded by the Light (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Style: captivating, dark humor, touching, humorous, tense
Plot: father son conflict, coming of age, interracial friendship, teenage protagonist, father son relationship, british asian, college student, poetry, teenager, rock music, racism, neighbor ...
Time: year 1987, year 1988
Place: america, england
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Little America (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An anthology series that goes beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America at a time when they are more relevant than ever.
Style: anthology, funny, sincere, uplifting, sad ...
Plot: american dream, immigrants, family values, parents and children, escape, education, stubbornness, life is a bitch, hard labor, follow your dream, love, immigration
Place: usa, america
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, intense, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, chaos, survival, heroic mission, save the world, danger, sergeant, resistance, alien encounter, marines, alien invasion, invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, san diego california, america, united states ...
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Area 51 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.
Style: scary, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military base, supernatural, government agency, state affairs, obsessive quest, amateur detective, youth, danger, dishonesty, desert, alien encounter, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, nevada, america, united states
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Sgt. Will Gardner (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A troubled Iraq War veteran struggling to reintegrate into society sets out on a cross-country journey with the hope of reuniting with his young son.
Plot: soldier, iraq war, combat, homelessness, police officer, male nudity, road trip, harley davidson, police, war veteran, united states of america, skinny dipping ...
Place: america
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Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, humorous, cynical
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, iraq war, war on terror, politician, political leader, u.s. constitution, u.s. congress, intrigue, mentor, money ...
Time: 20th century, year 1973, 2010s, year 1963, year 1968 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, wyoming, cambodia, america ...
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Never Grow Old (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Ireland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Irish undertaker profits when outlaws take over a peaceful town, but his own family come under threat as the death toll increases dramatically.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: preacher, outlaw gang, survival, murder, death, violence, justice, husband wife relationship, funeral, love, redemption, frontier town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: oregon, ireland, america
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The Watermelon Heist (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: To make money fast the Browns come up with a plan to win a contest for "Watermelon Juice Afro Sheen," awarding $10,000 to whoever can find the juiciest, sweetest watermelon in the country.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: watermelon, criminal heroes, crimes, golden years, teenage life, silly humor, heist, disorder, downfall, social differences, urban, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, america
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Accidental Love (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, DC. Sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause - but what happens when love interferes ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, idealism, love and romance, society, fighting the system, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nervousness, satire, lie, absurdism, sarcasm, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987
Place: usa, indiana, america, washington d.c.
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We Are Monsters (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Emma is kidnapped and imprisoned by a trio of psychopaths.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rape, vengeance, woman in danger, crimes, confined, violence, brutality, survival, danger, torture, abduction, escape attempt ...
Place: america
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75 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: suspense, social realism, psychological, tense, depressing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: strong female character, double life, secret life, drug use, secret, friendship between men, paranoia, doctor patient relationship, social problem, organized crime, anguish, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: ohio, midwest, cincinnati ohio, kentucky, usa ...
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Blue Away to America (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The victim of a serious accident, Camille finds himself in a strange, huge, rehabilitation centre run by Professor Helpos. He soon teams up with a group calling themselves "the wreckers" and who make their own rules, ignoring those of the ...
Plot: paraplegic, paralysis, coma, crutches, quadriplegic, disabled person, physical therapy, hospital, gang, wheelchair, doctor, disability ...
Place: america
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Their Finest (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, humorous, disturbing, propaganda film
Plot: war propaganda, filmmaking, screenwriter, friendship, lie, world war two, united kingdom, journalist, romance, agent, bombing, football ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: england, america, britain
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Contamination (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, good versus evil, outer space, danger, race against time, survival, blood, alien, mars, space travel, save the world ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, america, colombia ...
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The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA, Germany, Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.
Style: national socialism
Plot: family, heil hitler, concert hall, sea captain, communist, candelabra, legacy, outdoor cafe, death of boyfriend, leaving home, dying mother, bus stop ...
Time: year 1965, year 1937, year 1938
Place: austria, america
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Radioflash (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a nuclear device causes an electromagnetic pulse that kills power to more than 200 million people, a teenage girl must help lead her family to survival in a dark new world.
Style: serious, epic, dark, thought provoking, apocalyptic ...
Plot: survival, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, post apocalypse, apocalypse, end of the world, cell phone, teenager, post apocalyptic, darkness, technology, highway ...
Place: america
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The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 278 min.
Story: The Kennedys of Massachusetts is a 1990 TV miniseries that aired on ABC. Focusing mainly on the fifty-four year marriage of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Kennedy. The events depicted in the series are based upon the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin ...
Style: saga
Plot: kennedy family, senator, president, ambassador, candidate, oval office, attorney general, american, television, u.s. president, white house, presidential candidate ...
Time: 1960s
Place: america, england, usa, massachusetts
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The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. His relentless search ...
Style: suspense, exciting, harsh, surprise ending
Plot: revenge, tough guy, one against many, bomb, terrorism, obsession, justice, death of daughter, politics, mercilessness, dark past, irish republican army ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, usa, scotland yard, big ben london, northern ireland ...
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Medium Cool (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, contemplative, tense, clever ...
Plot: politics, journalism, violence, hippie, vietnam war, vandalism, tv news, culture clash, introspection, society, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: west virginia, usa, washington d.c., illinois, america ...
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George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, tense ...
Plot: assassination attempt, campaign, racism, civil rights, conservative, rebellion, injustice, society, discrimination, ambition, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, year 1965, year 1972, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, america
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The Glove (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this actioner, a bounty hunter is assigned to bring back an enormous and angry ex-convict who wears a deadly glove made of leather and steal. Rock'em sock'em mayhem ensues.
Style: sadistic
Plot: revenge, bounty hunter, torture, retribution, gloves, ex convict, prison, sadistic psychopath, killing spree, bloody violence, money, blood ...
Place: america, los angeles
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Alone Yet Not Alone (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Fleeing religious persecution in Germany, the Leininger family seeks a new start in uncharted country - America. It is the mid-1700s and British and French forces are struggling for control over the abundant resources of this new territory. Carving ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: native american white relationships, captivity, society, religions or cults, family relations, confined, political unrest, family in danger, danger, immigrants, sister sister relationship, rescue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ohio, usa, pennsylvania, america, delaware ...
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Petulia (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.
Style: realistic, witty, emotional, serious, cult film ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, divorce, socialite, mistreatment, young lovers, society, impossible love, charity, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: usa, san francisco, california, america, tijuana mexico ...
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Interview with the Assassin (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, investigation, murder, dishonesty, political conspiracy, state affairs, deadly, society, conspiracy theory, kennedy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, usa, texas, america
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Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: small town, courtroom, society, rebellion, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, human spirit, courtroom drama, politics ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: america
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Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: witty, humorous, thought provoking, satirical, clever ...
Plot: politics, liberal, interracial romance, political corruption, political satire, senator, insurance, americana, romance, fighting the system, society, media satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles, united states ...
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The Green Inferno (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA, Spain, Chile, Peru
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone… and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, cannibal, violence, survival, gory, cannibalism, confined, brutality, torture, extreme violence, escape attempt, amazon rainforest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, chile, america
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LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: contemplative, serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, rise to the top, head of state, state affairs, media, campaign, ambition, u.s. vice president, vietnam war, president, senator, u.s. president ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 50s, 30s, year 1966 ...
Place: dallas texas, usa, texas, washington d.c., america
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American Tickler (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A ridiculous comedy that spoofs many different American made movies in multiple segments and skits.
Style: bad taste humour
Plot: absurd humor, satire, goofball, karate, giant monster, sniper, parody, sex
Place: america
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