Movies and TV shows set in houston texas

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in houston texas ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, clever, suspense and humorous films and TV shows about / with storytelling, catastrophe, runaway, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, mentor, dialogue, redemption, brutality and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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houston texas movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as houston texas: Pulse 3 (2008), Defcon 2012 (2010), Slacker (1990), Hellfighters (1968), Brewster McCloud (1970), Middle Age Crazy (1980), They Still Call Me Bruce (1987), Rush (1991), Ray (2004), Reborn (1981).

List of movies set in houston texas

 3.7
 2K
Pulse 3 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Seven years after the last attack by the "soulless ghosts" who haunted the human race twice before, the world is left void of all deadly electronics that almost destroyed it... or so we thought. Living a primitive existence on the ...
Style: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: computers and web, full moon, suicide, scissors, nuclear explosion, chaos, future dystopia, afterlife, danger, ghost, supernatural, video game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: houston texas
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 1.7
 366
Defcon 2012 (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On October 30, 2009 an independent filmmaker and his cast and crew are reported missing a month before the release of their controversial film predicting the end of the world. Authorities have reason to believe the film's 2012 doomsday scenario ...
Plot: spacecraft, telepath, post apocalypse
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: houston texas
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 7.1
 20K
Slacker (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: philosophy, writers, hitchhiker, tent, cafe, telescope, anarchist, atomic bomb, hit and run, burglar, sunglasses, twenty something ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, barcelona spain, dallas texas ...
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 6.6
 5K
Hellfighters (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The adventures of oil well fire specialist Chance Buckman (based on real-life Red Adair), who extinguishes massive fires in oil fields around the world.
Style: sentimental, serious, exciting, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, oil, family relations, heroes, dangerous, daring rescue, adventure, race against time, love interest, heroic mission, danger, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, malaysia, venezuela
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Brewster McCloud (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Brewster is an owlish, intellectual boy who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome. He has a dream: to take flight within the confines of the stadium. Brewster tells those he trusts of his dream, but displays a unique way of treating ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, surreal, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tour guide, retirement home, bird, strangler, flying, car chase, guardian angel, wings, bittersweet, psychopath ...
Place: texas, san francisco, vietnam, usa, asia ...
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Middle Age Crazy (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A married man is turning forty and that's when the midlife crisis hits ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, family relations, romance, unfulfillment, family life, self discovery, infidelity, death of father, adultery, extramarital affair, sex, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s
Place: houston texas
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They Still Call Me Bruce (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Won arrives in America in search of an American G.I. who saved his life in the Korean War. He meets an orphan boy and together they land themselves in a string of outrageous situations. This high-strung farce culminates when a case of mistaken ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, martial arts, motorcycle gang, fish out of water, silly humor, goofy hero, misfit, escapades, friends, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, los angeles, houston texas
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 6.8
 8K
Rush (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Undercover cop Jim Raynor (Jason Patric) is a seasoned veteran. His partner, Kristen Cates (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is lacking in experience, but he thinks she's tough enough to work his next case with him: a deep cover assignment to bring down ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Plot: addiction, cocaine, drug abuse, undercover cop, paranoia, heroin, theft, small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 70s, quarry
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, montana, los angeles ...
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 7.7
 137K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, musician, pianist, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, african american, music, rags to riches ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, los angeles, madrid, seattle ...
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 4.8
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Reborn (1981)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man discovers that his girlfriend is a "stigmata" (someone whose hands and feet mysteriously bleed in the same places where Jesus Christ was crucified) and tries to keep her out of the hands of a greedy TV preacher who plans to exploit ...
Plot: pregnancy, minister, witch doctor, male female relationship, telepathy, christian, reverend, catholic, childbirth, evangelist, paranormal phenomena, gas station ...
Place: spain, houston texas
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 8.1
 88K
Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, psychological, serious, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, drifter, desert, reunion, reconciliation, on the road, family reunited, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, presumed dead, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
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Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: suicide attempt, therapy, dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, youth, acceptance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, houston texas, illinois
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The Open Road (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Minor leaguer Carlton Garret takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret when Carlton’s mother becomes sick. Once reunited, Carlton struggles to deal with the series of misadventures ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, road trip, baseball, parents and children, on the road, family problems, estrangement, disorder, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, estranged son ...
Place: ohio, usa, united states, houston texas
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 6.9
 11K
Towelhead (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: melancholic, disturbing, compassionate, enigmatic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, pedophilia, small town, racism, coming of age, sex with a minor, sexual abuse, neighbor, gulf war, child abuse, sexuality, generation gap ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1990
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
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Murder in Texas (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film tells of a plastic surgeon who was suspected of causing the death of his first wife, the daughter of a wealthy member of Houston society. The doctor then marries his mistress, whom he had been keeping during his ...
Plot: plastic surgeon, man in underwear, day of the dead, horse riding, extramarital affair, car accident, obsession, pastry, heiress, man wearing towel, gazebo, oil well ...
Place: houston texas, texas
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Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, touching, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ballet, against the odds, ambition, dancer, communism, immigrants, promise, human spirit, follow your dream, self fulfillment, dance school, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1973, year 1986 ...
Place: texas, china, usa, asia, houston texas ...
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 7.3
 21K
Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: village life, village, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, social relations, human nature, beautiful scenery, oil company, seaside town, friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: thought provoking, surprise ending, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, professor, false accusation, death row, reporter, who done it, suicide, murder, activist, journalist, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, italy, austin texas ...
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The Last Shot (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forgery, investigation, special agents, hollywood, dishonesty, crimes, artists and showbiz, law enforcement, organized crime, brother brother relationship, ambition, sting operation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island, los angeles, houston texas
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 7.6
 1K
Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, partners, rivalry, addiction, family life, drug abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, mexico, thailand ...
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The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own.
Plot: car theft, loss of son, father son relationship, flashback, police chase
Place: houston texas
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Jason's Lyric (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, ghetto, crime, crimes, romance, relationships, city life, drug abuse, fall in love, family in crisis, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam, texas, houston texas
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Dr. T & the Women (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Dr. Sullivan Travis is a man at the top of his game, a rich and successful Dallas gynecologist whose "religion" is women. Dr. T. worships women. In his immediate family and in his office, they surround him. He is loving and giving to each ...
Style: humorous, satirical, twists and turns, light, tragicomedy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: gynecologist, family relations, infidelity, parents and children, eccentric family, couple relations, workplace situations, husband wife relationship, golf, wedding, cheerleader, assassination ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, dallas texas, mexico ...
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 10K
Dark Angel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack Caine is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst involved in an undercover operation to entrap Victor Manning, his partner ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, heroin, danger, evidence, undercover cop, save the world, reluctant partners, partners against crime, deadly creature, deadly, working undercover, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, houston texas
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Dance with Me (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dance, ballroom dancing, romance, follow your dream, teachers and students, social differences, opposites attract, hopes, ambition, music ...
Place: las vegas, texas, latin america, nevada, usa ...
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 7.2
 83K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: musician, country music, alcohol abuse, journalist, loneliness, singer, redemption, hopes, financial problem, alcoholic, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico, houston texas, phoenix arizona, santa fe new mexico ...
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 5.3
 42K
Congo (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Eight people embark on an expedition into the Congo, a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. When the thrill-seekers -- some with ulterior motives -- stumble across a race of killer apes.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, gorilla, adventure, survival, adventurer, dangerous animal, danger, treasure hunt, escapades, animal life, obsessive quest, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: congo, africa, houston texas, tanzania
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, clever, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, deception, politician, womanizer, muslim, law enforcement, state affairs, danger, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, texas, cairo egypt ...
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10.5: Apocalypse (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
Story: A jolted West Coast deals with the deadly aftereffects of a massive tremor in this sequel to the disaster drama 10.5. Concerned that a widening fault line may set off two nuclear reactors, seismologist Samantha Hill (Kim Delaney) contacts the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, survival, rescue, save the world, chaos, apocalypse, forces of nature, escapades, danger, race against time, save the day, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, houston texas, washington d.c. ...
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 7.0
 4K
Chase (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Chase is an American police procedural drama television series created by Jennifer Johnson for the NBC network. The series follows a U.S. Marshals fugitive-apprehension team, based out of Houston, Texas. Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnson serve as ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspense, rough ...
Plot: policewoman, track down, crimes, fugitives, wanted, chase, police investigation, escaped prisoner, law enforcement, special agents, rivalry, u.s. marshal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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