Movies and TV shows set in pennsylvania

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in pennsylvania ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, interesting, suspense and tense films and TV shows about / with small town, mentor, dialogue, murder, storytelling, catastrophe, crimes, family, danger and chase plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as pennsylvania: Groundhog Day (1993), Prisoners (2013), Witness (1985), The Molly Maguires (1970), Hemlock Grove (2013), The Crazies (1973), Foxcatcher (2014), The Mosquito Coast (1986), Kingpin (1996), Lucky Numbers (2000).

List of movies set in pennsylvania

 8.0
 535K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, small town, love and romance, wooing, time travel, road not taken, nothing goes right, redemption, existentialism, disorder, deja vu, time warp ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 8.1
 517K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
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 7.4
 78K
Witness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, police corruption, witnessing a crime, track down, cop as target, forbidden love, fish out of water, police detective, amish, murder, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
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The Molly Maguires (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, fighting the system, terrorism, coal mining, politics, injustice, society, crimes, life is a bitch, workplace situations, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.2
 34K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, small town, family secret, crimes, danger, investigation, protagonist as suspect, small town life, murder, parents and children, love triangle, gypsy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.1
 10K
The Crazies (1973)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, quarantine, plague, bio weapon, virus, blood, death, on the run, survival, soldier, rescue, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, asia, vietnam, washington d.c.
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 7.0
 125K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, stylized, rough ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, athlete's life, destructive relationship, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1987
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jungle, utopia, adventure, obsessive quest, danger, village life, village, dysfunctional family, power, nature, mental illness, thanksgiving ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, latin america, south america
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 6.9
 71K
Kingpin (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, sport, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, buddies, contests and competitions, prodigy, championship, success, rivalry, road trip ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1979, 1990s, year 1969 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, nevada
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Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, nothing goes right, couple relations, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, sexualized violence, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
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 6.5
 225K
The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, captivating, atmospheric, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, village life, mysterious place, blind character, secret, forest, village, plot twist, mystery, fear, creature, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
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That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, showbiz, recording studio, drummer, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, fame, musician's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, high school, friendship, blackmail, best friends, youth, threat, haunted by the past, disappearance, family, gossip and rumors, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.2
 103K
The Visit (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, dark humor, surprise ending, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kids in trouble, elderly, danger, siblings relations, murder, farm, family relations, farmhouse, oven, diaper, hide and seek, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his father for ransom, only nobody wants him ...
Style: touching, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, dysfunctional family, friends, family relations, youth, disorder, family life, buddies, couples, teenage life, family problems, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, mine
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 6.8
 171K
Unstoppable (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, chase, runaway train, race against time, save the day, danger, determination, chases and races, partners, characters in danger, unstoppable, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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 6.3
 499
Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: wooing, teenage life, family relations, dull life, pregnancy, coming of age, society, death in the family, small town life, americana, youth, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 4.4
 2K
The Fields (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the story of a young boy and his family who are terrorized by an unseen presence.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: religions or cults, family relations, danger, family in danger, farm, youth, deadly, small town, murder, mystery
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: pennsylvania
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 7.0
 13K
Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: clever, witty, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: assassination attempt, politics, senator, conservative, filmmaking, election campaign, political satire, political campaign, senate, journalism, racism, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, social misfits, shyness, adolescence, friends, coping, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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 5.6
 331
Made in U.S.A. (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two men from Pennsylvania give up hope in their small run down coal mining town, and head off in search of the beaches of California. The two steal cars as they travel across the USA and are joined by a wild young woman.
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, rough, road movie
Plot: disorder, on the road, wild ride, buddies, teenage life, youth, unlikely criminals, crimes, adventure, chases and races, crime, dull life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, illinois
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The Bucks County Massacre (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: On Saturday, May 17th, 2008, police responded to a residence in a remote area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania for the report of a missing person. Upon their arrival, a routine investigation was performed and it was determined that the situation did ...
Style: serious, bleak, scary, rough, realistic
Plot: throat ripping, vampire, stoners, crimes, chases and races, in the woods, danger, buddies, deadly, found footage
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
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6 Degrees of Hell (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six individuals are caught up in a supernatural perfect storm as an evil lays claim to one of them while threatening to tear apart the soul of a small Pennsylvania town.
Style: humorous, serious, scary
Plot: supernatural, hotel, deadly, afterlife, danger, haunted house, crimes, evil, possession, psychic, halloween
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
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Boy Meets World (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: sitcom, coming of age, school, friendship, college, dating, high school, neighbor, suburban life, family, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
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Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, justice, disappearance, ex convict, manslaughter, track down, vigilantism, crimes, mysterious character, parents and children, loss of sibling, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, indiana, new jersey
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Saving Sarah Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Sarah Cain, a self-involved big-city newspaper columnist, travels to Pennsylvania for the funeral of her Amish sister, she soon discovers that she is the legal guardian of her five Amish nieces and nephews. Rather than choose to move to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: amish, fish out of water, orphan, redemption, family life, disorder, family problems, culture clash, betrayal, family relations, religions or cults, columnist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, portland oregon
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 5.4
 4K
Homecoming (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A jealous woman (Mischa Barton) plots revenge after her former beau (Matt Long) returns to their hometown with a pretty new girlfriend (Jessica Stroup).
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, small town, female psychopath, love, jealousy, psycho, secret, suspicion, desire, college, murder, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.4
 2K
The Shunning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: identity crisis, self discovery, youth, reunion, society, adoption, betrayal, last wish, family problems, dishonesty, coming of age, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 8.4
 75K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, ex convict, female nudity, cons and scams, tough heroes, small town, crime, shooting, crimes, mob boss, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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 4.5
 587
Iron Maze (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his mill. Bellboy Barry admits to have done it - in self defense. ...
Style: sexual, psychological, mind bending, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, obsession, love affair, dishonesty, track down, law enforcement, couples, deadly, unemployment, police investigation, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania
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