American midwest movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant american midwest movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, cult film, realistic and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with american midwest, dialogue, mentor, truck, chase, storytelling, catastrophe, small town, death and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Greece and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as american midwest: American Fable (2016), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Vanishing Point (1971), Dare Me (2019), The Old Man & the Gun (2018), American Honey (2016), Paper Moon (1974), Different Flowers (2017), Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013), Night of the Living Dead (1990).

List of american midwest movies

American Fable (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When 11-year-old Gitty discovers that her father, Abe, a good and beloved farmer, is holding a wealthy man hostage in their abandoned silo in order to save their suffering farm, she befriends the captive in secret. As the truth unfolds about who he ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: farmer, little girl, hostage, psychopath, moral dilemma, dark secret, female protagonist, child in peril, threat, ransom, loner, child's point of view ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.
Style: road movie, humorous, exciting, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, hitchhiker, road trip, beer, race against time, on the road, bet, friendship, dancer, sheriff, police officer, money ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, mississippi, georgia, alabama ...
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Vanishing Point (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco, California. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the car there in less than 15 hours.
Style: cult film, exciting, offbeat, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: car chase, bet, car, race against time, hippie, hitchhiker, on the road, police, truck, nudity (full frontal - brief), radio, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, denver colorado, nevada, san diego california ...
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 6.7
 4K
Dare Me (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dive into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, following the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach arrives to bring their team to prominence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, dark
Plot: small town, friendship, cheerleading, coming of age, cheerleader, torment, danger, escapades, crime, crimes, passion, deadly ...
Place: midwest
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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: baseball, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, follow your dream, interracial relations, sport, underdog, hopes, lifestyle, society, ambition ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
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The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are a detective, who becomes ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, humorous, tense ...
Plot: heist, prison escape, criminal, bank robber, prison, old man, chase, widow, lie, secret, pursuit, evidence ...
Time: 80s, year 1979, year 1966, year 1962, year 1960 ...
Place: texas, usa, san francisco, dallas texas, st. louis missouri ...
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 7.0
 41K
American Honey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Style: road movie, talky, disturbing, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: road trip, teenage girl, misfit, first love, marijuana, dancing, van, romance, drinking alcohol, drinking, on the road, teenager ...
Place: kansas city, america, nebraska, oklahoma, texas ...
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 7.0
 202
Paper Moon (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Paper Moon is a short-lived situation comedy which aired on ABC during the fall of 1974, starring Christopher Connelly and Jodie Foster in the roles of Moses Pray and his presumed daughter, Addie. The series is based on the 1973 Peter Bogdanovich ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: american midwest, road trip, father daughter relationship, great depression, con artists
Time: 1930s
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Different Flowers (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Uptight Millie Haven has always followed the rules, but when she has doubts before her big Kansas City wedding, her attitude-prone little sister Emma, the least likely of heroes, comes to the rescue. They embark on a spontaneous roadtrip to their ...
Style: emotional, funny
Plot: small town, sibling relationship, runaway bride, landscape, female director, trip, american midwest, wedding, overalls, travel, dancing, farm ...
Place: missouri, kansas, kansas city
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Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As Finn slips back into a groove of mindless parties, sunburn, and hangovers, he let's his life take a mind-numbing vacation. But when he's confronted with death first hand, he takes a new outlook on life, remembering his endless dreams ...
Style: mumblecore
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, american midwest, suburbs
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Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, danger, chaos, back from the dead, cannibalism, woman in danger, small town, apocalypse, death, eaten alive, hell on earth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america, pittsburgh
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 7.2
 139K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: motivational, based on true events, inspirational, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: business, salesman, businessman, fast food, mcdonald's restaurant, rags to riches, ambition, family business, capitalism, greed, destiny, betrayal ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1929, year 1940 ...
Place: usa, america, california, beverly hills, minnesota ...
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, based on true events, sexy ...
Plot: singer, rock band, musician, gay, music band, fame, musician's life, friendship between men, lgbt, aids, desire for fame, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1982, year 1984 ...
Place: england, britain, munich germany, edinburgh scotland, atlanta georgia ...
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 4.5
 7K
The Swarm (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster movie-master Irwin Allen's film contains ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, bee, military, danger, rescue, race against time, plague, antidote, panic, deadly creature, investigation, save the day ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, texas, houston texas
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 7.2
 35K
The Stand (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 361 min.
TV show
Story: The human race is wiped out by a government invented super flu. The remaining survivors take sides in the forces of good and evil. A mysterious old woman who is a servant of God and a powerful and deadly man who might be the devil himself. A gas ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, plague, pandemic, deadly virus, supernatural, good versus evil, future dystopia, race against time, psychic, survival, danger, survivor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, kentucky, missouri, arizona ...
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 5.4
 3K
Salvage (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, dragged, sliced, and stabbed, Claire awakens at work--where it ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, slasher ...
Plot: time loop, psychopath, death, danger, murder, serial killer, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, vengeance, destiny, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.0
 8K
White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mistaken identity, murder, undercover, crimes, crime, investigation, working undercover, who done it, hidden identity, mystery, small town ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
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Universal Soldier (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American soldier who had been killed during the Vietnam War is revived 25 years later by the military as a semi-android, UniSols, a high-tech soldier of the future. After the failure of the initiative to erase all the soldier's memories, he ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, cyberpunk, martial arts, one man army, soldier, vietnam war, vengeance, cyborgs, genetically altered, danger, military, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 1990s, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam, new orleans
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 6.4
 188K
Twister (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: natural disaster, tornado, catastrophe, storm, weatherman, divorce, disaster film, twister, hurricane, forces of nature, escapades, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oklahoma
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A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, talky, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: child molester, incest rape, incest, dysfunctional family, lawsuit, family relations, father daughter incest, farm, tragedy, betrayal, family, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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 7.0
 45K
Starman (1984)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Style: touching, serious, offbeat, stylized, road movie ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: alien, fish out of water, on the run, rescue, widow, benign alien, romance, adventure, landing, peaceful mission, disorder, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, arizona, washington d.c., wisconsin
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 7.1
 138K
A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: meditative, talky, ironic, philosophical, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, suburban life, professor, dysfunctional family, jewish, neighbor, life, desperation, family problems, lifestyle, nothing goes right, suburbs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, canada, california
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 6.4
 54K
Red Dawn (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: invasion, survival, brutality, war, adventure, save the day, against the odds, heroic mission, fight back, danger, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, near future
Place: colorado, usa, latin america, russia
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The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jimmy Cuervo is a down-on-his-luck ex-con living in a polluted mining town on a reservation that would run him out of town if not for the remainder of his probation. With his time nearly finished, he plans to start a new life with his girlfriend ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: afterlife, redemption, supernatural, good versus evil, superhero, vigilantism, master villain, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, crimes, escapades ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 116K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, infected, survival, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, quarantine, bio weapon, danger, hazmat suit, on the run, chaos ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK, Kazakhstan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him ...
Style: humorous, absurd, controversial, banned film, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, satire, travel, racism, anti semitism, dark humor, jewish, stereotypes, fish out of water, stereotype, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, kazakhstan, los angeles, usa, washington d.c. ...
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 7.7
 115K
Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: humorous, meditative, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, small town, road trip, obsessive quest, elderly, social relations, delusion, escapades, on the road, alcohol abuse, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
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 8.6
 1.6M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, father daughter relationship, end of the world, time paradox, expedition, black hole, parallel world, future dystopia, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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 5.8
 67K
Into the Storm (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The town of Silverton is in one day destroyed by the unprecedented power of a series of tornadoes. The population is at the mercy of the unpredictable and deadly cyclones, while hunters warn that the worst is yet to come. Most people find shelter, ...
Style: serious, disaster movie, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tornado, adventure, small town, chaos, rescue, escapades, forces of nature, family relations, danger, teenage life, disaster film, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 7.0
 733K
Man of Steel (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation ...
Style: comic, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, adventure, good versus evil, secret identity, save the world, space and aliens, double life, imaginary, family relations, superhuman, alien invasion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada, kansas
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