Movies and TV shows set in kansas

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in kansas ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, semi serious, humorous, suspense and clever films and TV shows about / with family relations, small town, farm, father son relationship, murder, crimes, culture clash, friendship, runaway and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as kansas: Infamous (2006), Splendor in the Grass (1961), Hotel Oasis (2001), Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999), Prime Cut (1972), Smokers (2008), Town Tamer (1965), Critters (1986), The Day After (1983), The Raiders (1963).

List of movies set in kansas

 7.1
 17K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: serious, sincere, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, obsession, writer's life, friendship, investigation, crimes, human nature, gossip and rumors, fame, obsessive quest, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, mexico ...
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Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, tense, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, unrequited love, basketball, small town life, romance, teenage love, americana, small town, young lovers, childhood sweetheart, adulthood ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, yale university, connecticut, new york ...
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 5.8
 311
Hotel Oasis (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life of motel owner is turned upside down by a femme-fatale lounge singer and her abusive manager.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, murder, cons and scams, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, deadly, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, twins, sister sister relationship, fatal accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
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Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American comedy horror animated television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network. Its central plot revolves around a somewhat anthropomorphic pink/purple dog named Courage who lives with his owners, ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, not serious, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: horror for children, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: talking animals, monster, animal life, villain, imaginary, supernatural, pets, transformation, dog, fear, cartoon dog, animal protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: kansas, usa
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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, India
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, fairy tale, 3d animation ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary, danger, 11 year old, friends, adventure, imaginary kingdom, objects come to life, magic, witch, curses spells and rituals, computer animation, wizard of oz ...
Place: kansas
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 6.8
 5K
Prime Cut (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, murder, chase, collector, crime, crimes, small community, vengeance, gang, factory, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, kansas, usa, kansas city, new jersey
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 3.7
 183
Smokers (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aaaron, a Kansas transplant is alone in New York City and just wants to buy a bag of weed.
Style: cynical, neo noir, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, disorder, city life, drugs, rivalry, danger, murder, crime, drug abuse, urban, stoners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas, new york
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 5.8
 235
Town Tamer (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A gunfighter is hired to clean up a wild frontier town, but there are forces afoot who want to keep the town as wide-open as it is. Lyle Bettger, Bruce Cabot and Richard Jaeckel co-star as the lawless bad guys in this Western based on a novel by ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, injustice, lone wolves, tough heroes, righting the wronged, vigilantism, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, heroes, leadership, political conspiracy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, montana
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Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, strong female presence, parents and children, family life, redemption, couple relations, americana, siblings relations, family, hopes, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa, midwest
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 6.1
 33K
Critters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, bounty hunter, creature, chaos, danger, small town, outer space, family in danger, misfit, space and aliens, intergalactic, explosion ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
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 7.0
 15K
The Day After (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film portrays a fictional nuclear war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full scale exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, focusing on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear war, apocalypse, radiation, nuclear holocaust, survival, catastrophe, danger, hysteria, chaos, nuclear threat, demolished city ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, ussr, nebraska, soviet union ...
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 5.2
 177
The Raiders (1963)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane help a Texas rancher against the railroad. , against the railroad.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: leadership, heroes, crimes, lone wolves, hopes, gangsters, rivalry, farm, righting the wronged, old west, track down, false accusation ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, kansas
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The Gypsy Moths (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three skydivers and their travelling thrill show barnstorm through a small midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: small town, skydiving, couples, love and romance, love triangle, fourth of july, friends, rivalry, escapades, small town life, infidelity, parachute ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, kansas, midwest
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The Learning Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: countryside, racism, small town, murder, coming of age, family relations, society, witnessing a crime, kids in trouble, small town life, introspection, interracial relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: kansas, usa
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 4.2
 422
Pep Squad (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in and around a small town high school in Kansas, Beth is a naive senior student who asks her two new friends, the slick and outgoing Julie, and her boyfriend Scott to help her cover up the accidental killing of the hated school principal. But ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: high school, kidnapping, murder, profanity, dark humor, hit and run, stoners, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, high school life, teenage love, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas
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 6.8
 606
Crime Wave (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script--he has a beginning and an end, but he can't quite figure out the middle. The daughter of his landlord, excited to have a ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: filmmaking, screenwriter, writers, writer's life, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, disorder, showbiz, down on your luck, partners, nothing goes right, rescue attempt ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
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 7.3
 3K
Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who survives the car accident which kills her husband, but discovers that she has the power to heal other people. She becomes an unwitting celebrity, the hope of those in desperate need of healing, and a lightning rod for ...
Style: touching, psychological, contemplative, serious, psychotronic
Plot: paralysis, family relations, healer, healing power, disability, religions or cults, supernatural ability, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, human nature, redemption ...
Place: kansas, usa, los angeles, california
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By Hook or by Crook (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Shy, a small-town butch with a nagging messiah complex, heads to the big city to immerse herself in a life of crime. On her journey, she meets her match in Valentine, a wise-acre adoptee who is searching for her birth-mother. The two lonely grifters ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, parents and children, romance, buddies, friends, lovers on the run, crimes, gender, love and romance, small town, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
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 6.1
 13K
Leap of Faith (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting 'miracles' with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage. One of their ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: preacher, small town, redemption, miraculous event, dishonesty, cons and scams, small town life, romance, opposites attract, bus, male female relationship, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
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The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Muppets' Wizard of Oz follows a young woman named Dorothy Gale who dreams of becoming a singer but is unable to pursue her dreams. After being swept up by a tornado with her pet prawn Toto, Dorothy embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, puppet, adventure, young heroes, friendship, wizard of oz, rescue, danger, escapades, scarecrow, puppetry, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: kansas, usa
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The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: rich and poor, office, mistaken identity, love triangle, farce, rise to the top, ambition, workplace, fish out of water, workplace romance, workplace situations, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, kansas, usa, florida, new jersey ...
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 5.2
 2K
Twister (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An oddball family on a Kansas farm are trapped in their farmhouse by an impending storm. The patriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He is currently dating a children's TV evangelist. Also living at the farm is his layabout daughter ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, contemplative, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, tornado, couples, family problems, dark humor, mental illness, family life, eccentric family, family gatherings, dysfunctional, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
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 7.0
 58K
The Lookout (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, young man, robbery, memory loss, murder, loss of friend, crimes, crime, tragic event, mentally challenged, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas, kansas city, california
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 5.3
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Firecracker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A tale of murder in small-town Kansas. When Jimmy is lured away from his abusive family by a traveling sideshow carnival, he encounters Sandra, one of the main attractions. The happiness they find together causes them to confront the darkness in ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, rape, small town, mystery, friendship, haunted by the past, mental illness, family problems, psychopath, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
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 6.7
 12K
Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, child abuse, runaway teen, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, family problems, parents and children, youth, life is a bitch, society, abortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
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Rolling Kansas (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a journey to a secret marijuana forest in Kansas.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: marijuana, friendship, on the road, stoners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, farce, road trip, drug abuse, screwball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, texas, usa, america
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The Gunfighters (1987)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this pilot Western produced for Canadian television, two brothers and their cousin become bandits to rescue their ranch from a greedy land developer.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tv series pilot
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outlaw, ranch, criminal, family life, vengeance, friends, tough heroes, injustice, farm, family relations, vigilantism, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, texas, wyoming
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Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, escapades, buddies, partners, rivalry, heroes, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, adventure, criminal's revenge, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
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 8.1
 44K
Paper Moon (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Style: sentimental, road movie, touching, humorous, talky ...
Plot: girl dressed as boy, mischievous children, friendship, funeral, on the road, orphan, great depression, odd couple, family relations, partners in crime, father daughter relationship, con artists ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 70s
Place: missouri, kansas, usa
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 7.9
 25K
In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, execution, hanging, drifter, interrogation, confession, on the run, friendship, death row, farmer, true crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1960 ...
Place: kansas, usa, alaska, las vegas, midwest ...
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