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, humorous, atmospheric, touching and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with small town life, small town, social relations, friendship, family relations, family, love and romance, crimes, danger and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as small town life: Twin Peaks (1990), Hart of Dixie (2011), Safe Haven (2013), Twin Peaks (2017), True Blood (2008), Once Upon a Time (2011), Eureka (2006), Cougar Town (2009), Population 436 (2006), The Vampire Diaries (2009).

List of small town life movies

 8.8
 166K
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, offbeat ...
Plot: small town life, small town, investigation, who done it, murder, rape, death, crime, double life, special agents, secret, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa
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 7.7
 43K
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, small town life, young woman, lifestyle change, female doctor, doctor, social relations, newcomer, doctors and patients, fish out of water, neighbor, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 6.7
 101K
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: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, love and romance, abusive husband, small town life, domestic violence, fall in love, haunted by the past, single father, love triangle, obsession, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, san francisco ...
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 8.5
 51K
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: surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, offbeat, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, supernatural, crime, evil spirit, crimes, law enforcement, small town, good versus evil, haunted by the past, mystery, special agents, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, new mexico
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 7.8
 224K
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, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, young people, supernatural, small town life, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, supernatural ability, unlikely couple, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, 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: fairy tale, stylized, exciting, offbeat, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, fairy, good versus evil, adventure, magical, happy ending, power of love, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, family relations, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: maine, new england, usa
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 7.9
 47K
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, hi-tech, secret place, sheriff, technology, small town life, small town, artificial intelligence, prodigy, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.9
 40K
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: light, humorous, sexual, sitcom, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: neighbor, small town life, wine, looking for love, middle aged, divorce, lifestyle, parents and children, supportive friend, ex husband ex wife relationship, dating, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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 5.7
 11K
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, serious, scary, suspense, offbeat
Plot: small town life, isolation, danger, conspiracy, small town, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, riddles and clues, mayor, mystery, murder, prophecy ...
Time: contemporary
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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: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, love triangle, werewolf, vampire human love, high school, dangerous attraction, immortality, teen romance, supernatural power, youth, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, usa
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 6.2
 32K
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: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: small town life, fish out of water, small town, happy ending, misfit, romance, love and romance, self discovery, new love, fall in love, hospital, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern usa, south carolina ...
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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, clever, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, small town life, social differences, small town, love and romance, eligible bachelor, family relations, class differences, high society, love triangle, family life, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
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 8.9
 64K
Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: captivating, exciting, offbeat, not serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, twins, monster, friendship, small town, imaginary, youth, adventure, small town life, siblings relations, mysterious place, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california
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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, twists and turns, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, witch, witchcraft, teenage life, teenage love, high school, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, youth, small town, supernatural ability, classmate ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
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 7.5
 34K
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, supernatural ability, small town, investigation, paranormal activity, female protagonist, fbi, small town life, surprising revelation, danger, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, small town, friendship, small town life, lesbian, feminism, midlife crisis, generation gap, aging, couple relations, housewife, elderly ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, louisiana
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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: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious, meditative ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town life, family problems, maturity, couple relations, family relations, mental illness, elderly, couples, family, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, maine, california
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 7.5
 900
Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, orphan, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, hopes, young heroes, friends, small town life, family relations, small town, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, cult film ...
Plot: investigation, small town life, small town, murder, odd, hallucination, supernatural, diary, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1988, year 1989
Place: washington state, philadelphia, canada
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 8.9
 302K
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, atmospheric, captivating, witty, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, small town, police investigation, crime, snow, killings, small town life, policewoman, neo noir, law enforcement, psychopath, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 70s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
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 5.2
 411K
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: sexy, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, forbidden love, supernatural, youth, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, fall in love, teenage love, couples, true love, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., arizona, phoenix arizona, washington state
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 7.1
 36K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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, investigation, family secret, danger, crimes, small town, small town life, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, murder, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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 7.5
 118K
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, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: alternate reality, parallel world, time travel, utopia, small town life, coming of age, small town, siblings relations, fantasy world, family relations, old love, prejudice ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: france, paris france
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 8.3
 264K
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, intense ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, pedophile, life turned upside down, small town life, pedophilia, gossip and rumors, society, family relations, social relations, teacher, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mysterious character, danger, small town life, obsession, love and romance, stalking, deadly, crimes, couples, neighbor, small town, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.4
 81K
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: sexy, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, female nudity, ex convict, crimes, cons and scams, shooting, tough heroes, small town, crime, thief, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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 8.1
 93K
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: talky, feel good, witty, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, single mother, boyfriend, best friends, looking for love, lifestyle, small town life, teenager, family, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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 7.3
 6K
Mr. Pickles (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
Story: The Goodman family lives with their lovable pet dog, Mr. Pickles, a deviant border collie with a secret satanic streak.
Style: dark humor, not serious, offbeat, bloody, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vicious, pets, cartoon dog, small town, small town life, family life, satanic ritual, satire, eccentric family, perversion, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.6
 91K
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, crimes, prostitute, power struggle, sheriff, brothel, shooting, rivalry, small town life, cowboy, gold rush, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: usa, south dakota
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 8.5
 4K
Avonlea (1990)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After her father is accused of embezzlement, wealthy Sara Stanley is sent to live with her deceased mother's relatives on Prince Edward Island. While there, she must adjust to life in the small rural town of Avonlea, learn to cope with her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, saga ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: heroine, family life, small town life, parents and children, teacher, small town, friendship, mischievous children, countryside, family relations, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
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