Small town movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant small town movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense and captivating films and TV shows about / with small town, small town life, social relations, murder, death, friendship, sheriff, love and romance, danger and family plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as small town: Hart of Dixie (2011), Twin Peaks (1990), Safe Haven (2013), Gilmore Girls (2000), Riverdale (2017), Wayward Pines (2015), New in Town (2009), Banshee (2013), Jericho (2006), Fargo (2014).

List of small town movies

 7.7
 42K
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, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, small town life, young woman, lifestyle change, female doctor, doctor, social relations, newcomer, doctors and patients, fish out of water, neighbor, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 8.8
 158K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, murder, small town life, investigation, supernatural, who done it, double life, secret, rape, death, crime, special agents ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
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 6.7
 98K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, emotional, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, love and romance, small town, abusive husband, small town life, haunted by the past, domestic violence, fall in love, single father, love triangle, obsession, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina, boston, new jersey ...
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 8.1
 88K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
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: feel good, touching, realistic, talky, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, boyfriend, single mother, small town life, best friends, career, looking for love, lifestyle, teenager, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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 7.1
 100K
Riverdale (2017)
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: captivating, tense, biting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friends, youth, small town, friendship, teenage life, murder, love triangle, investigation, danger, parents and children, crimes ...
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 7.4
 49K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: tense, mind bending, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, apocalypse, investigation, society, danger, isolation, transformation, beast, small town life, missing person, confined, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
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 5.6
 20K
New in Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lucy Hill is an ambitious up-and-coming executive living in Miami. She loves her shoes, she loves her cars and she loves climbing the corporate ladder. When she is offered a temporary assignment – in the middle of nowhere – to restructure a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: small town, fish out of water, love and romance, opposites attract, vegetarian, misfit, factory worker, fall in love, moral dilemma, social relations, business executive, labor union ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey, california
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 8.4
 78K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, cons and scams, ex convict, crimes, shooting, small town, female nudity, tough heroes, crime, strong sexual content, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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 7.9
 52K
Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, isolation, leadership, courage, secret, nuclear holocaust, danger, conspiracy, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
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 9.0
 281K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, cynical, witty ...
Plot: crimes, small town, police investigation, crime, killings, female police officer, law enforcement, small town life, psychopath, americana, crime gone awry, snow ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
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 7.5
 81K
Malena (2000)
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: erotic, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: adultery, jealousy, small town, sex trafficking, hot and sexy, punishment, adolescence, life is a bitch, wartime, young heroes, society, teenage sex ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, mediterranean sea
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The Secret Circle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding ...
Style: enigmatic, mysterious, twists and turns, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, witch, teenage life, witchcraft, teenage love, high school, curses spells and rituals, youth, classmates, small town, supernatural power, supernatural ability ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, vampire human love, high school, dangerous attraction, youth, teen romance, werewolf, immortality, supernatural romance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, usa
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 7.6
 33K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, fbi, small town, paranormal activity, female protagonist, danger, small town life, surprising revelation, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 8.9
 56K
Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines are in for an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer helping their great uncle Stan run a tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.
Style: humorous, offbeat, exciting, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, youth, small town, friendship, twins, adventure, small town life, mysterious place, good versus evil, creature, monster, odd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 5.9
 75K
Dante's Peak (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, small town, volcano, mayor, rescue, volcanic eruption, scientist, forces of nature, adventure, danger, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mine
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 5.2
 399K
Twilight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated ...
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, supernatural, teenage love, true love, fall in love, couples, small town, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, washington state
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 7.9
 45K
Eureka (2006)
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, humorous, futuristic, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: scientist, secret place, save the day, experiment, sheriff, hi-tech, small town, small town life, prodigy, artificial intelligence, top secret, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.5
 88K
Runaway Bride (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ike Graham, New York columnist, writes his text always at the last minute. This time, a drunken man in his favourite bar tells Ike about Maggie Carpenter, a woman who always flees from her grooms in the last possible moment. Ike, who does not have ...
Style: romantic, sweet, light, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, unlikely couple, wedding, love and romance, battle of the sexes, runaway bride, fiance fiancee relationship, newspaper article, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, journalist, canceled wedding, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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Practical Magic (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With ...
Style: sincere, humorous, offbeat, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, small town, supernatural, wizards and magicians, magic, supernatural ability, spell, curse, love, romance, death ...
Time: 1990s
Place: usa, massachusetts
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 6.6
 97K
Under the Dome (2013)
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: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, supernatural, isolation, life turned upside down, small town, survival, society, small town life, danger, separated, human existence, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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 8.4
 77K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, small town, uncover truth, courtroom drama, multiple suspects, loss of son, murder investigation, murder, partners, parents and children, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector ...
Style: exciting, offbeat, captivating, twists and turns, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, magical, adventure, fairy, true love, good versus evil, power of love, parents and children, family relations, friends, imaginary, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 8.2
 19K
The Returned (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: In the shadow of an enormous hydraulic dam, the lives of the residents of a small French town are changed to their core when hundreds of previously dead relatives all return home on the same day.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: small town, afterlife, resurrection, supernatural, accident, dealing with death, haunted by the past, serial killer, uncover truth, teenage life, life turned upside down, back from the dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, family outing
Plot: secret, threat, blackmail, best friends, high school, friendship, haunted by the past, youth, disappearance, teenage life, gossip and rumors, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.8
 104K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: secret, missing person, deception, blackmail, murder investigation, murder, female friendship, ruse, small town, mother, single mother, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: michigan, connecticut
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 5.8
 34K
The Paperboy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, death row, investigation, injustice, dangerous attraction, crimes, reporter, prison, newspaper man, journalism, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: florida, usa
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 7.2
 35K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, small town, crimes, danger, investigation, family secret, protagonist as suspect, small town life, murder, parents and children, love triangle, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 8.0
 548K
Groundhog Day (1993)
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: humorous, feel good, philosophical, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, existentialism, time travel, small town, time warp, wooing, love and romance, romance, road not taken, nothing goes right, redemption, idealism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, false accusation, redemption, church, self discovery, social relations, friends, couple relations, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, new england, ohio
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