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, stylized, humorous, realistic, captivating and touching films and TV shows about / with small town life, small town, social relations, friendship, family relations, family, danger, sheriff, murder and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as small town life: Hart of Dixie (2011), Cranford (2007), Safe Haven (2013), Gilmore Girls (2000), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Twin Peaks (2017), Twin Peaks (1990), Cougar Town (2009), Eureka (2006), True Blood (2008).

List of small town life movies

 7.7
 49K
Hart of Dixie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, humorous, light, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, small town life, female doctor, lifestyle change, young woman, social relations, lifestyle, doctor, doctors and patients, newcomer, neighbor, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 8.3
 9K
Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
TV show
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, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, aristocracy, small town, social differences, family relations, class differences, love and romance, high society, society, social relations, family life, maid ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
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 6.7
 107K
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: romantic, touching, emotional, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, love and romance, starting over, fall in love, single father, abusive husband, domestic violence, small town life, haunted by the past, love triangle, power of love, choice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, new jersey ...
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 8.1
 107K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, talky, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: small town, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, single mother, boyfriend, small town life, best friends, first love, student, social relations, looking for love, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, 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: small town, self discovery, small town life, friendship, lesbian, feminism, midlife crisis, generation gap, tomboy, aging, couple relations, nursing ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, louisiana, united states
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 8.5
 60K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, crime, small town, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, evil spirit, mystery, special agents, surrealism, mysterious event, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new mexico
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 8.8
 182K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, psychological, suspenseful, neo noir, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, who done it, investigation, murder, small town life, crime, hallucination, death, paranormal investigation, rape, demonic possession, special agents ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
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 7.0
 42K
Cougar Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: realistic, light, humorous, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: neighbor, looking for love, wine, small town life, middle aged, love and romance, divorce, supportive friend, friendship, lifestyle, parents and children, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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 7.9
 50K
Eureka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: futuristic, clever, humorous, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: scientist, hi-tech, secret place, small town, save the day, experiment, sheriff, technology, small town life, science, artificial intelligence, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.8
 233K
True Blood (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, supernatural, love affair, young people, couple relations, small town life, supernatural ability, love and romance, unlikely couple, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, love triangle, supernatural, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, high school, vampire human love, werewolf, immortality, teen romance, supernatural power, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1860s, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: virginia, usa
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 6.2
 35K
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, misfit, romance, love and romance, happy ending, 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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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
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: meditative, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town life, parents and children, family problems, maturity, family relations, couple relations, elderly, couples, family, loneliness, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, maine, california
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Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, magical, good versus evil, fairy, princess, magic, power of love, legends and myths, adventure, imaginary, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 8.9
 341K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, captivating, clever, cynical ...
Plot: dark humor, crimes, small town, police investigation, crime, policewoman, psychopath, small town life, killings, snow, law enforcement, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006, 70s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
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 5.7
 12K
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, scary, serious, suspense, offbeat
Plot: small town life, danger, religions or cults, isolation, small town, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, conspiracy, brainwashing, mystery, mayor, murder ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.6
 997
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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, young heroes, hopes, small town, countryside, friends, family relations, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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 7.5
 36K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, female protagonist, small town, investigation, fbi, surprising revelation, danger, paranormal activity, small town life, special agents, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 8.9
 82K
Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: exciting, offbeat, captivating, odd, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: friendship, supernatural, small town, twins, adventure, family relations, imaginary, monster, youth, mysterious place, siblings relations, disney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california
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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, psychological, atmospheric, cult film, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town, small town life, murder, hallucination, diary, supernatural, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: philadelphia, washington state, canada
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 7.5
 124K
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, utopia, coming of age, time travel, small town life, small town, old love, fish out of water, siblings relations, adolescence, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: france, paris france
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The Secret Circle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, mysterious, enigmatic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, witch, teenage life, witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, high school, small town, youth, supernatural power, supernatural ability, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
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 7.3
 7K
Mr. Pickles (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: The Goodman family lives with their lovable pet dog, Mr. Pickles, a deviant border collie with a secret satanic streak.
Style: bloody, not serious, offbeat, humorous, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vicious, dark humor, satanic ritual, cartoon dog, pets, small town, satire, small town life, family life, eccentric family, heavy metal, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 385K
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, feel good, light, humorous, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, car race, car, desert, disney, computer animation, small town, small town life, social relations, desire for fame, happy ending, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
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 5.2
 441K
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, romantic, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, forbidden love, fall in love, supernatural, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, youth, teenage love, true love, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
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 6.6
 103K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Under the Dome is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: trapped, life turned upside down, small town, supernatural, survival, small town life, society, danger, human existence, isolation, separated, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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 8.4
 91K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, exciting, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, female nudity, ex convict, organized crime, crimes, thief, tough heroes, sexual activity, shooting, crime, cons and scams, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.4
 53K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: mind bending, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, apocalypse, investigation, society, small town life, beast, danger, missing person, murder, mystery, confined, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
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 7.1
 38K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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, sex with brother, investigation, small town, danger, crimes, social relations, small town life, family secret, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Midnight, Texas (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: romantic, disturbing, sentimental, mystical, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: fallen angel, angel, werewolf, witch, vampire, supernatural, demon, psychic power, vampire human love, small town life, hell, mercenary ...
Place: texas
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