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, humorous, surprise ending, semi serious and stylized films and TV shows about / with escapades, friendship, redemption, violence, outer space, photograph, explosion, danger, nasa and murder plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as houston texas: Reality Bites (1994), Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), End of a Gun (2016), First Man (2018), Vice (2000), Murder at the World Series (1977), Look Who's Toxic (1990), Vietnam Texas (1990), Suicide Notes (2013), Lily Dale (1996).

List of movies set in houston texas

 6.6
 42K
Reality Bites (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, love triangle, romance, roommate, young lovers, twentysomething life, youth, ambition, graduation, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, new jersey, california
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Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: space travel, parody, stewardess, passenger, renewed love, rescue, heroes, cliche, control room, disorder, landing, spacecraft ...
Time: future, near future
Place: houston texas
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 3.8
 1K
End of a Gun (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mall security guard -- and former federal agent -- crosses paths with a drug kingpin's enforcer after he saves a woman from danger.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: violence, martial arts, tough guy, rescue, brutality, betrayal, chase, murder, police detective, death, blood, aikido ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, houston texas
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 7.4
 122K
First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Style: suspense, based on true events, disturbing, factual, exciting ...
Plot: test pilot, space mission, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, space exploration, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, moon landing, loss of child ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961, year 1963, year 1968, year 1965 ...
Place: houston texas, california, florida
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 7.7
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Vice (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Details the trial of a young Texas "erotic dancer" on charges of lurid behavior and indecent exposure and the various witnesses who testify both for and against her.
Plot: police, prosecutor, bad cop, courtroom
Place: houston texas
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Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: parole officer, high school, support group, youth, human spirit, teenage life, dedicated educator, teachers and students, hopes, society, high school life, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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Murder at the World Series (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disturbed young man threatens violence at the World Series after failing to make the Houston Astros.
Plot: baseball, bomb, murder, kidnapping, world series
Place: houston texas
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WWE No Way Out of Texas: In Your House (1998)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: No Way Out was the twentieth pay-per-view (PPV) event under the In Your House name. It took place on February 15, 1998 at the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas and was presented by Western Union. It was the first of a series of In Your House events ...
Plot: professional wrestling, wrestling, wrestler, painted face, barbed wire, bald man, hillbilly, texan, puerto rican, obscene finger gesture, tough guy, biker ...
Place: houston texas, texas
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Look Who's Toxic (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Story: A millionaire's irresponsible decision to dump millions of gallons of toxic waste into public waters comes back to haunt him.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: mansion, corporate greed, corruption, dirty cop, toxic, violence, cover-up, corrupt police, flute, locker, monster, cover up ...
Place: houston texas
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It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A nameless young character travels to the country, meeting some acquaintances and strangers, having banal conversations, and dedicating his existence to daily mundane activities.
Plot: hiking, intercom, soda, boredom, mail, auto repair, lighthouse, electric fan, washing clothes, filling station, escalator, grocery shopping ...
Place: austin texas, houston texas
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Vietnam Texas (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A priest (Robert Ginty) learns that he fathered a child during his tour of duty in Vietnam and that the mother and child has relocated to Houston, Texas in the Little Saigon quarters. Searching for them, he also finds massive prejudice against the ...
Plot: priest, vietnam veteran, fishing, prejudice, racism
Place: saigon, houston texas
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Suicide Notes (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Down on his luck playwright, Julian Parker, has written a play in which the lead character commits suicide in the final scene. The only way he can get it produced is when a money hungry producer named Marla French offers to produce the play for a ...
Style: dark
Plot: martini, gardener, wrath, murder, bare breasts, sex, drugs, peanuts, crash, backstage, rock, strawberry ...
Place: houston texas, texas
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 5.2
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Lily Dale (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A precocious teenager abruptly altered family life. His brother, a young a little strange, returns home after years away and threatens to reveal a secret that could devastate the family.
Plot: brother sister relationship, estrangement, alienation, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, mother son relationship
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, houston texas
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 6.4
 162K
Tomorrowland (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and ...
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, heroes, utopia, youth, young heroes, save the world, obsessive quest, androids and robots, apocalypse, end of the world, destiny, imaginary ...
Time: future, 1960s, 2010s
Place: houston texas, africa, florida, paris france
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 2.0
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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: post apocalypse, spacecraft
Time: year 2012, 2010s
Place: houston texas
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 7.1
 18K
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, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: philosophy, hitchhiker, anarchist, burglar, cafe, dream, ufo, tent, moon, sunglasses, telescope, atomic bomb ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, austin texas, campus, usa, 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: serious, exciting, sentimental, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, dangerous, oil, danger, race against time, family relations, escapades, daring rescue, adventure, chases and races, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, venezuela, malaysia, houston texas
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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, clever, humorous, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tour guide, wings, guardian angel, obsessive quest, deadly, fighting the system, vietnam war, retirement home, custody, crimes ...
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco ...
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 4.8
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Room (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Julia Barker, an over-worked, middle-aged Texas woman is haunted by psychic visions which drive her to New York in search of the Room.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy
Plot: loneliness, housewife, migraine, nihilism, city, friend, midlife crisis, parents and children, suburban life, obsessive quest, self discovery, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, texas, usa, houston texas
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 3.6
 2K
Earthstorm (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A massive asteroid impact on the moon begins causing storms on earth due to the sudden changes in ocean tides. But when further examination is conducted it's discovered that the moon's structure is now entirely unstable -- threatening all ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, moon, race against time, chaos, save the world, apocalypse, heroes, space and aliens, adventure, escapades, chases and races, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, mexico city, houston texas, chicago illinois, florida
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When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: .The historic 1973 tennis match between middle-aged champion Bobby Riggs and young feminist Billie Jean King.
Style: sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, battle of the sexes, athlete and trainer, hopes, rivalry, underdog, ego clash, gender, feminism, society, athlete's life, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, year 1973
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, south carolina, denver colorado ...
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Last Night at the Alamo (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The events on the last night in the existence of a little suburban Houston pub. It has to be closed down for development reasons but one of the regular customers, Cowboy, seems to have friends in high places.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, bar, nightlife, against the odds, lifestyle, friends, working class, driving, motel, politician, college roommate, pickup truck ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas, houston texas
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The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: heist, chess, social differences, couples, programmer, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, disorder, unlikely criminals, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: houston texas
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 1K
The Outing (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is moved to a museum to be studied. The curator's daughter is soon possessed by the genie and invites her friends to spend the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: genie, slasher, museum, murder, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature, crimes, wish come true, zombie, high school, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: houston texas
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, family life, romance, unfulfillment, family relations, self discovery, teenage girl in underwear, braless, topless dancing, t shirt, extramarital affair, birthday party ...
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: realistic, humorous, not serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, martial arts, motorcycle gang, disorder, escapades, goofy hero, farce, fish out of water, friends, misfit, friendship, sight gag ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, houston texas
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 2.8
 540
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Russian space station Avma is disintegrating, and an international team of scientists is sent to the dying station to salvage valuable technology left on board. But fate has other plans, and when a rogue meteor collides with the station, leaving ...
Style: bleak, serious, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, space station, forces of nature, chases and races, space and aliens, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, escapades, space travel, race against time, danger ...
Place: houston texas
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The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house.
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: on the road, getting home, elderly, obsessive quest, family relations, redemption, escapades, parents and children, hopes, in-laws, golden years, bus stop ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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 7.9
 313K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, parenting, divorced parents, boy, high school, abusive husband, childhood, teenager, family, classmates ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
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 8.0
 683K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, biting, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, mars, human spirit, nasa, astronaut, space and aliens, stranded, peril, adventure, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, china, pasadena california, beijing china
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