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The list contains the best, new and most relevant small town movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, clever and light films and TV shows about / with small town, storytelling, dialogue, danger, catastrophe, violence, transformation, mentor, brutality and death plots mostly in Horror, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, New Zealand, Australia and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as small town: Cars (2006), Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988), Silent Hill (2006), The Dressmaker (2015), Blue Velvet (1986), The Mist (2017), Gremlins (1984), Children of the Corn (1984), Tremors (1990), Groundhog Day (1993).
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Fargo
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
53 min.
 9.0
Gravity Falls
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
USA
23 min.
 8.9
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Sharp Objects
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.3
Siren
Drama, Fantasy
USA
60 min.
 7.2

List of small town movies

 7.1
 310K
Cars
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: humorous, exciting, entertaining, light, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, small town, car, car race, mentor, small town life, unlikely friendships, adventure, ambition, happy ending, social relations, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, arizona
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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When her great aunt dies famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight new England town to Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house a witches cookbook and a punk rock poodle. But once the stuffy locals get an eyeful of the scream ...
Style: humorous, gothic, sexy, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, witch, parody, fish out of water, goofy hero, supernatural ability, nothing goes right, demons, culture clash, destiny, female protagonist, witchcraft ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, new england, usa, massachusetts
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 6.6
 197K
Silent Hill
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, surreal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, small town, supernatural, monster, revenge, gory, violence, insanity, suffering, demons, evil child, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
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 7.1
 43K
The Dressmaker
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.
Style: romantic, melancholic, colourful, enigmatic, light ...
Plot: small town, revenge, betrayal, bullying, memory, cross dressing, fashion, women, dressmaker, secrets, exile, accused of murder ...
Time: 1950s
Place: australia, england
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 7.8
 156K
Blue Velvet
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, enigmatic, art house, dark, post modern ...
Plot: mystery, postmodernism, small town, investigation, amateur detective, surrealism, sexuality, eccentricity, neo noir, innocence lost, voyeurism, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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 5.4
 16K
The Mist
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A small town family is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, breathtaking, bleak
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: small town, salvation, survival, danger, supernatural, mysticism, suicide, monster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maine
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 7.2
 168K
Gremlins
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.
Style: light, scary, humorous, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: monster, small town, chaos and mayhem, supernatural, transformation, danger, escapades, deadly creature, daring rescue, adventure, human animal relationship, holiday ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
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Children of the Corn
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sacrifice, small town, cult, children, murder, killer child, human sacrifice, isolation, religion, brutality, preacher, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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 7.2
 104K
Tremors
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, suspense, scary, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, small town, desert, deadly creature, survival, gory, rescue, mutant, danger, stranded, death, eaten alive ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada, usa
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 8.0
 519K
Groundhog Day
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: philosophical, surreal, romantic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, existentialism, redemption, life philosophy, small town, romance, idealism, destiny, deja vu, life & death, philosophy, love ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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30 Days of Night
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted ...
Style: scary, tense, suspense, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, gory, survival, violence, brutality, isolation, fear, blood, transformation, winter, sunrise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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 7.4
 296K
Sleepy Hollow
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, dark, surreal, fairy tale ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, small town, gory, supernatural, horseman, witch, murder, ghost, revenge, uncover truth, romance ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s
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 7.7
 149K
The Birds
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: birds, dangerous animal, small town, bird attack, survival, lawyer, paranoia, danger, rebellion, violence, dialogue, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco
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 7.5
 76K
Malena
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, erotic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, jealousy, sexuality, culture clash, unlikely friendships, adolescence, obsession, adultery, teenage life, wartime, brutality, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, sicily, mediterranean sea
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 5.3
 10K
Desperation
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: small town, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, evil spirit, family in danger, danger, deadly, sheriff, supernatural, gory, murder, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, nevada, usa, vietnam, salt lake city utah
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the American West and who settles ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, doctors and patients, female doctor, couple relations, old west, romance, parents and children, society, family values, american indian, children, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, medical school
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 4.1
 11K
The Patriot
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A deadly virus threatens to wipe out an entire Rocky Mountain town, leaving the town doctor to find some way to escape the soldiers who enforce the town's quarantine and devise an antidote. Matters take a more deadly turn after the physician is ...
Style: serious, melancholic, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, virus, race against time, laboratory, rescue, save the day, hospital, chaos and mayhem, plague, danger, deadly, indians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: montana, usa
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 3.6
 32K
The Fog
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Trapped within an eerie mist, the residents of Antonio Bay have become the unwitting victims of a horrifying vengeance. One hundred years earlier, a ship carrying lepers was purposely lured onto the rocky coastline and sank, drowning all aboard. Now ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, supernatural, ghost, mystery, small town, fog, island, death, haunted by the past, danger, justice, prophecy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, oregon
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 7.6
 64K
Riverdale
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, dramatic, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, small town, crimes, friends, friendship, mysterious death, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, family relations, teenage life, parents and children ...
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 6.5
 100K
The Faculty
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, alien invasion, transformation, small town, first contact, teenage life, danger, parasite, group of friends, paranoia, good versus evil, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ohio
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A Million Ways to Die in the West
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, small town, old west, farm, fall in love, stereotypes, drugs/alcohol, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, gunslinger, irreverent, duel ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa
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Day of the Dead
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Day of the Dead is a horror film which is nominally a quasi-remake of George A. Romero's classic zombie film of the same name, which was the third in Romero's Dead series. The film is directed by Steve Miner (who also directed Friday the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspense, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, virus, apocalypse, small town, quarantine, infected, deadly creature, epidemic, race against time, chaos and mayhem, transformation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
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When the Game Stands Tall
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, sport team, ambition, american football, rise to the top, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, coach, rivalry, youth, social relations ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 8.1
 82K
Gilmore Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: witty, talky, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, best friends, small town, verbal byplay, family, female protagonist, single mother, teenager, looking for love, thirtysomething life, private school, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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The Frighteners
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, small town, private detective, supernatural ability, danger, poltergeist, cons and scams, dishonesty, haunted house, funeral, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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 7.3
 164K
Chocolate
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, sweet, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chocolate, culture clash, prejudice, small town, mother daughter relationship, love, love story, love and romance, society, life philosophy, stereotypes, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america
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 6.7
 94K
Under the Dome
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: supernatural, small town, trapped, mystery, isolation, life turned upside down, danger, survival, human nature, society, contingency plan, separated ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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 5.3
 105K
House of Wax
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wax museum, murder, serial killer, group of friends, small town, torture, brutality, psychopath, violence, ghost town, monster, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, florida
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 7.9
 43K
Eureka
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: clever, light, futuristic, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: sheriff, small town, save the day, secret place, experiment, scientist, experiment gone awry, genius, friendship, prodigy, hi-tech, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.8
 185K
Halloween
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, halloween, violence, masked killer, murder, death, small town, psychopath, violent, gory, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1978, 1960s ...
Place: california, midwest
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