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, sentimental and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with society, racism, culture clash, runaway, african american, small town, mentor, catastrophe, hopes and dialogue 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), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), George Wallace (1997), Honeydripper (2007), Dead Birds (2004), Alabama Moon (2009), Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012), Norma Rae (1979), Selma (2014).

List of movies set in alabama

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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: touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, legal, rape, prejudice, poverty, idealism, morality ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
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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: emotional, captivating, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, friendship, small town, couple relations, small town life, lesbian, tomboy, cafe, bee, midlife crisis, domestic violence, friends ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: alabama, louisiana, southern usa, usa
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Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
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: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, homecoming, lovers reunited, love and romance, couples, fashion, small town, self discovery, marriage proposal, career woman, fashion designer, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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George Wallace (1997)
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, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, campaign, assassination attempt, civil rights, dedicated lawyer, head of state, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, politics, ambition, legal ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, year 1965, year 1972, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, campus, america
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 6.7
 2K
Honeydripper (2007)
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, countryside, showbiz, 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 (2004)
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, tense, suspense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural ability, ghost, supernatural, violence, haunted house, gory, danger, torture, survival, brutality, civil war, demons ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: alabama, mexico, latin america, usa
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 6.6
 1K
Alabama Moon (2009)
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: feel good, serious, realistic, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, friendship, boy, best friend, adventure, fish out of water, family, school, culture clash, boarding school, life turned upside down, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, usa
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Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012)
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, uplifting, realistic, christian film
Plot: church, religious intolerance, hell, preacher, clergy, religions or cults, parent child relationship, society, leadership, parents and children, bible, religious differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama
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 7.4
 9K
Norma Rae (1979)
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, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, labor union, fighting the system, union, labor, working class, factory, single mother, against the odds, whistleblower, factory worker, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.5
 77K
Selma (2014)
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, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, president, civil rights, politics, african american, idealism, leadership, human spirit, protest march, rebelliousness, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa
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My Cousin Vinny (1992)
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, realistic, funny, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, court, small town, false accusation, legal investigation, fish out of water, trial, culture clash, cousin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
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 7.7
 41K
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, small town life, young woman, culture clash, fish out of water, doctors and patients, power relations, doctor, gossip and rumors, newcomer, lifestyle change, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
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, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, on the road, marijuana, airplane, college, friendship, odd couple, racism, danger, incest, roommate, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alabama, cuba, florida, texas, latin america ...
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 7.4
 21K
Manderlay (2005)
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, serious, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: slavery, racism, idealism, guilt, arson, loss of son, storm, lawyer, interracial relations, discrimination, freedom, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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The Miracle Worker (1962)
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, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teacher, tutor, railway station, institution, tantrum, struggle, human spirit, social misfits, dedicated educator, education ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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 8.4
 594
Any Day Now (1998)
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: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, civil rights, best friends, interracial relations, social issues, friends, coming of age, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
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, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, racism, bus, human spirit, hopes, society, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, friends, segregation, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
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 6.4
 6K
Blue Sky (1994)
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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military life, dysfunctional marriage, military base, couples, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, nuclear missile, nymphomaniac, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, california
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The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
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, serious, exciting, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aviation, racism, military, training, fighter pilot, african american, war, soldier, leadership, human spirit, interracial relations, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, italy, arkansas, germany ...
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 6.3
 6K
Hounddog (2007)
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, gloomy, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rock, innocence lost, blues, life is a bitch, oldies, youth, music, domestic violence, family problems, family relations, solace ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)
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: semi serious, captivating, dark humor, realistic
Plot: culture clash, family gatherings, society, family relations, eccentric family, disorder, spouse leaving, family feud, cheating wife, bikini, war veteran, nude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: alabama, usa
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Crazy in Alabama (1999)
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, innocence lost, racism, injustice, coming of age, self defense, crimes, hopes, love and romance, hollywood, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california, st. louis missouri, florida ...
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The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
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, thought provoking, realistic, 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 (1964)
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, clever, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: discrimination, americana, interracial relations, 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
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Daddy and Them (2001)
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: homecoming, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, musician's life, human nature, couple relations, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, arkansas, usa, switzerland, california ...
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Children on Their Birthdays (2002)
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, small town, friendship, americana, love triangle, fall in love, family, teenage love, small town life, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
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Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)
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, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: african american, racism, uncover truth, human spirit, interracial relations, discrimination, social decay, injustice, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa
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Hometown Legend (2002)
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, high school, small town, athlete's life, dedicated educator, underdog, contests and competitions, leadership, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 125
Lily in Winter (1994)
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, burglar, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: alabama, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, cross country
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 5.2
 601
Heart of Dixie (1989)
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, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, college, coming of age, interracial relations, college life, discrimination, injustice, society, youth, life is a bitch, journalism, opposites attract ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, campus
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