Small town life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant small town life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, clever, atmospheric and touching films and TV shows about / with small town life, small town, social relations, friendship, family, sheriff, family relations, love and romance, murder and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres shot in USA, Canada, Denmark and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as small town life: True Blood (2008), The Vampire Diaries (2009), Twin Peaks (1990), Once Upon a Time (2011), Deadwood (2004), Eureka (2006), Gravity Falls (2012), Safe Haven (2013), Twin Peaks (2017), The Secret Circle (2011).

List of small town life movies

 7.9
 218K
True Blood (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 800 min.
Story: True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, ...
Style: sexy, tense, stylized, serious, sexual ...
Plot: vampire, small town life, dangerous attraction, unlikely couple, supernatural, vampire human love, couple relations, love affair, supernatural ability, unlikely relationship, lovers, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, high school, youth, werewolf, immortality, dangerous attraction, teenage life, vampire human love, small town, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 1860s ...
Place: virginia, usa
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 8.8
 151K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, investigation, murder, small town life, rape, supernatural, who done it, psychic, double life, mysterious place, crime, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
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Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, magical, true love, power of love, family relations, fairy, parents and children, small town, imaginary, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 8.7
 81K
Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: old west, small town life, prostitute, power struggle, crimes, shooting, rivalry, sheriff, violence, brothel, cowboy, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south dakota, mine
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 7.9
 44K
Eureka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The sleep Pacific Northwest town of Eureka is hiding a mysterious secret. The government has been relocating the world's geniuses and their families to this rustic town for years where innovation and chaos have lived hand in hand. U.S. Marshal ...
Style: clever, futuristic, humorous, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: scientist, experiment, save the day, secret place, sheriff, hi-tech, small town, small town life, experiment gone awry, top secret, intelligence, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.9
 50K
Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines are in for an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer helping their great uncle Stan run a tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.
Style: humorous, offbeat, exciting, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: small town, twins, mysterious place, supernatural, friendship, small town life, odd, good versus evil, youth, creature, siblings relations, diary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 6.7
 96K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: emotional, sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, starting over, small town, haunted by the past, small town life, fall in love, obsession, single father, abusive husband, love triangle, domestic violence, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina, boston, san francisco ...
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 8.5
 43K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: disturbing, surreal, atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, small town life, crime, small town, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, mystery, special agents, good versus evil, evil spirit, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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The Secret Circle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding ...
Style: mysterious, enigmatic, serious, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural, small town, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, high school, supernatural ability, classmates, small town life, youth, high school life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
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 7.0
 39K
Cougar Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Jules Cobb is a mom in her forties facing the often humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life's next chapter. Along for the journey is her son, her ex-husband, her husband/neighbor and her friends who together make up her dysfunctional, ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, sexual, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: neighbor, divorce, looking for love, small town life, lifestyle, wine, dating, parents and children, career, sitcom, parenthood, hot and sexy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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 5.8
 10K
Population 436 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, serious, scary
Plot: isolation, small town life, small town, danger, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, barn, mayor, religions or cults, mystery, 12 year old, hanging ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.6
 33K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, fbi, supernatural ability, investigation, small town, paranormal activity, danger, small town life, special agents, surprising revelation, social relations, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 5.2
 390K
Twilight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated ...
Style: touching, sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, forbidden love, vampire human love, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, small town, true love, teenage love, supernatural, fall in love, impossible love, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, washington state
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Midnight, Texas (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. In a remote Texas town no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members ...
Style: disturbing, romantic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, angel, witch, hell, small town life, werewolf, supernatural, demon, mercenary, psychic power, vampire human love, fallen angel
Place: texas
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 8.3
 237K
The Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: false accusation, pedophile, life turned upside down, injustice, small town life, society, family relations, social relations, teacher, human nature, parents and children, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, kindergarten
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 7.1
 310K
Cars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country ...
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: car race, friendship, desert, small town life, small town, desire for fame, ambition, social relations, car, mentor, starting over, disney ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, arizona
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 6.2
 30K
Doc Hollywood (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: small town, fish out of water, small town life, misfit, romance, love and romance, self discovery, new love, fall in love, happy ending, hospital, community service ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, washington d.c., south carolina, san francisco ...
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 7.5
 114K
Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, light, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, parallel world, small town life, utopia, alternate reality, small town, siblings relations, old love, coming of age, prejudice, fish out of water, american dream ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: france, paris france
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 8.3
 8K
Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
Story: In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, aristocracy, small town, love and romance, social differences, high society, marriage, class differences, family relations, siblings relations, eligible bachelor, proposal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
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 8.0
 125K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: psychological, art house, clever, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: female protagonist, rape, small town life, morality, vengeance, haunted by the past, exploitation, secret, mob boss, victim, mountain, human nature ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: mine
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 8.2
 86K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, touching, talky, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, small town, female protagonist, small town life, best friends, boyfriend, career, looking for love, lifestyle, teenager, verbal byplay, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, new england, yale university
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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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 9.0
 265K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, captivating, atmospheric, clever, witty ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, killings, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, crime gone awry, americana, sheriff, gory ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
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School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, goofy hero, rivalry, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, family, parents and children, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: angel, christmas, family, small town, self discovery, holiday, desperation, life changing experience, small town life, alternate reality, road not taken, suicide attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, new york
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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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 7.7
 41K
Hart of Dixie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: New Yorker Zoe Hart has it all figured out - after graduating top of her class from medical school, she'll follow in her father's footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to work at a ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, young woman, small town life, doctor, neighbor, lifestyle change, female doctor, newcomer, lifestyle, social relations, fish out of water, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town life, mental illness, family problems, maturity, under the surface, social relations, psychology, complex characters, life philosophy, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
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 6.9
 12K
Snow Angels (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, depressing, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, depression, family problems, parents and children, first love, couple relations, single parent, football, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
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