Movies and TV shows set in alabama

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in alabama ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, emotional, dramatic and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with society, racism, culture clash, african american, catastrophe, small town, hopes, runaway, mentor and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as alabama: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), George Wallace (1997), Honeydripper (2007), Dead Birds (2004), Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012), Selma (2014), My Cousin Vinny (1992), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Norma Rae (1979).
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George Wallace
Biography, Drama
USA
178 min.
 7.3
Selma
Biography, Drama, History
UK, USA, France
128 min.
 7.5
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Strange Weather
Adventure, Drama
USA
92 min.
 5.8
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
China, USA
118 min.
 6.1

List of movies set in alabama

To Kill a Mockingbird
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, disturbing, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, small town, courtroom, lawyer, idealism, court, courtroom drama, childhood, prejudice, morality, poverty, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
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Sweet Home Alabama
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But Melanie's past holds many secrets, including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, fashion, culture clash, small town, divorce, wedding, self discovery, rock, love story, mentor, marriage, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, alabama, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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George Wallace
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, head of state, interracial relations, discrimination, racism, campaign, injustice, politics, ambition, assassination attempt, legal, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963, year 1965, year 1972
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, campus, america
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 6.7
 2K
Honeydripper
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1950s Alabama, the owner of the Honeydripper juke joint finds his business dropping off and against his better judgment, hires a young electric guitarist in a last ditch effort to draw crowds during harvest time.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: blues, musician's life, rise and fall, music, showbiz, countryside, americana, artists and showbiz, prodigy, follow your dream, rising to stardom, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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 5.7
 9K
Dead Birds
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of Confederate soldiers who hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank, and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, gory, haunted house, ghost, torture, supernatural ability, survival, danger, violence, brutality, civil war, demons ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: alabama, mexico, latin america, usa
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Hell and Mr. Fudge
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hell and Mr. Fudge is an 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Wood and written by Brian Phillip Stoddard. Based on a true story, the film stars Mackenzie Astin as Edward Fudge, an Alabama preacher who has been hired to determine the existence ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting, christian film
Plot: church, clergy, religions or cults, society, leadership, parents and children, preacher, religious intolerance, hell, parent child relationship, death of friend, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama
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 7.5
 75K
Selma
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: racism, president, politics, idealism, courage, tragedy, violence, death, leadership, segregation, slavery, race issues ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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My Cousin Vinny
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, court, courtroom drama, culture clash, murder, justice, mistaken identity, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, new york, southern usa, new jersey
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Fried Green Tomatoes
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, emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, self discovery, aging, midlife crisis, storytelling, love, oldies, unlikely friendships, introspection, women, lesbian ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: alabama, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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 7.4
 9K
Norma Rae
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: small town, workplace, working class, fighting the system, courage, friendship, feminism, jewish, price of justice, idealism, greed, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.8
 40K
Hart of Dixie
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, culture clash, fish out of water, small town life, clinic, female doctor, social relations, doctors and patients, misfit, power relations, doctor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Having satisfied their urge for White Castle, Harold and Kumar jump on a plane to catch up with Harold's love interest, who's headed for the Netherlands. But the pair must change their plans when Kumar is accused of being a terrorist. Rob ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: marijuana, stupidity, politics, on the road, drugs, male nudity, nothing goes right, weed, road trip, stereotypes, prejudice, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alabama, cuba, florida, texas, latin america ...
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 7.4
 20K
Manderlay
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, clever, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: idealism, slavery, racism, guilt, freedom, male nudity, art, gangster, fighting the system, torture, political, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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The Miracle Worker
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: disability, teacher, blindness, dedicated educator, mute or deaf, mentor, childhood, censorship, runaway, young heroes, storytelling, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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 8.4
 569
Any Day Now
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Any Day Now is an American drama series that aired on the Lifetime network from 1998 to 2002. The show stars Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint, who are best friends despite the difference in their races. The show's title is taken from the ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, interracial relations, friends, coming of age, couple relations, friendship, female friendship, parents and children, society, couples, family relations, social issues ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa
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The Long Walk Home
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, racism, segregation, human spirit, small town, bus, race issues, disability, women, prejudice, hopes, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 6K
Blue Sky
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, military, military base, romance, couple relations, love affair, secrets, love and romance, cheating ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
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The Tuskegee Airmen
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, aviation, racism, military, soldier, civil war, courage, survival, leadership, german, runaway, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: alabama, germany, usa, africa, arkansas ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 6K
Hounddog
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: sexual abuse, blues, life is a bitch, rock, youth, oldies, innocence lost, music, family problems, family relations, solace, escape from reality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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Jayne Mansfield's Car
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Alabama; 1969: The death of a clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families. Do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart, or expose truths that could lead to unexpected collisions?
Style: dark humor, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, family gatherings, society, family relations, eccentric family, disorder, spouse leaving, family feud, mansion, old man, englishman abroad, family home ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: alabama, usa
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Crazy in Alabama
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, surreal ...
Plot: small town, murder, segregation, violence, crimes, hopes, guilt, death, dysfunctional family, love and romance, adaptation, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: alabama, california, usa, las vegas, new orleans ...
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The Rosa Parks Story
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, discrimination, racism, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society, legal action, social differences, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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Nothing But a Man
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: americana, interracial relations, discrimination, romance, small town, life is a bitch, society, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, working class, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, united states
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 1K
Alabama Moon
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, adventure, fish out of water, friendship, family, school, culture clash, life turned upside down, boarding school, friends, escapades, best friend ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa
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Daddy and Them
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, family life, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, musician's life, human nature, homecoming, couple relations, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, arkansas, usa, california, florida ...
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Children on Their Birthdays
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Havoc is created in a small Southern community when a 12-year-old shows up, causing a couple 13-year-old friends to fall in love with her, thus possibly jeopardizing their friendship.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, fall in love, small town, friendship, americana, family, teenage love, small town life, love and romance, society, love triangle, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
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Selma, Lord, Selma
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when she joins others in the famed march from Selma to Montgomery. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: uncover truth, human spirit, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, social decay, african american, injustice, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa
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Hometown Legend
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: sport, athlete's life, dedicated educator, high school, underdog, small town, contests and competitions, leadership, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 123
Lily in Winter
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily Covington, a Manhattan housekeeper, embarks on a trip to the rural Alabama town of her youth. To Lily's surprise, her employer's nine-year-old son Michael stows away for the ride. Together, Lily and Michael realize just how alike and ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: switching roles, kidnapping, missing person, society, family relations, nanny, on the run, interracial relations, racism, crimes, aunt niece relationship, city country contrast ...
Time: 90s
Place: alabama, usa, new york, cross country, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 589
Heart of Dixie
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, college life, discrimination, racism, college, injustice, society, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, journalism, opposites attract ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, campus
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