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, captivating, sentimental and touching films and TV shows about / with small town, small town life, friendship, murder, danger, social relations, youth, love and romance, death and sheriff plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Sweden and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as small town: Twin Peaks (1990), Riverdale (2017), Wayward Pines (2015), The Secret Circle (2011), Jericho (2006), The Vampire Diaries (2009), Gravity Falls (2012), Twilight (2008), Haven (2010), Fargo (2014).

List of small town movies

 8.8
 151K
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, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, rape, supernatural, who done it, double life, mysterious place, special agents, crime, under the surface ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
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 7.3
 87K
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, biting, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, friends, murder, teenage life, investigation, parents and children, youth, teen angst, family relations, crimes ...
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 7.5
 48K
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: small town, investigation, confined, danger, society, youth, beast, secret service agent, apocalypse, adaptation, isolation, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
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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, serious, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural, small town, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, high school, supernatural ability, classmates, small town life, youth, high school life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
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 8.0
 51K
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, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, small town, apocalypse, chaos, secret, conspiracy, isolation, courage, leadership, danger, mystery, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
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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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, romantic, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, immortality, teenage life, high school, dangerous attraction, love and romance, werewolf, youth, vampire human love, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, usa
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 8.9
 50K
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, exciting, offbeat, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: small town, twins, mysterious place, supernatural, friendship, small town life, creature, odd, adventure, good versus evil, youth, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 5.2
 390K
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: touching, sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, small town, true love, supernatural romance, teenage love, supernatural, fall in love, love and romance, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, washington state
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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, fbi, investigation, small town, paranormal activity, social relations, danger, small town life, special agents, law enforcement, surprising revelation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 9.0
 265K
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, captivating, atmospheric, witty, clever ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, killings, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, americana, crime gone awry, sheriff, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
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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, captivating, offbeat, twists and turns, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magical, true love, power of love, family relations, fairy, parents and children, fantasy world, imaginary, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, small town, chases and races, time machine, teenage life, sent to the past, destiny, misfit partners, disorder ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa
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 6.7
 96K
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: emotional, sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, love and romance, small town, haunted by the past, small town life, fall in love, obsession, single father, abusive husband, love triangle, domestic violence, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina, boston, new jersey ...
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 8.4
 75K
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, female nudity, tough heroes, cons and scams, small town, ex convict, crime, shooting, crimes, mob boss, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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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: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, love and romance, fish out of water, opposites attract, vegetarian, factory worker, misfit, 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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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town, murder, diary, seduction, haunted by the past, small town life, sexual abuse, prostitute, double life, angel, prostitution ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: canada, washington state
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 7.9
 44K
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, futuristic, humorous, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: scientist, experiment, secret place, save the day, sheriff, hi-tech, small town, experiment gone awry, small town life, top secret, intelligence, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
Style: emotional, captivating, light, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, supernatural romance, forbidden love, love and romance, supernatural, small town, teenage life, love, supernatural ability, youth, witch, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
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 7.5
 79K
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: small town, jealousy, life is a bitch, prostitute, obsession, adultery, punishment, young heroes, society, adolescence, teenage life, first love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, mediterranean sea
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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, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, young woman, small town life, doctor, lifestyle change, neighbor, female doctor, newcomer, social relations, lifestyle, fish out of water, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 8.2
 86K
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, talky, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, small town, small town life, best friends, boyfriend, career, lifestyle, looking for love, family, female protagonist, teenager, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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 8.2
 85K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: small town, murder, family problems, serial killer, obsession, incestuous desire, mental disorder, overbearing mother, motel, crimes, dysfunctional family, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 6.9
 82K
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, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: secret, missing person, deception, female friendship, murder investigation, blackmail, small town, murder, mother, single mother, ruse, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: michigan, connecticut
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 7.0
 14K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, machismo, arson, domestic violence, halloween, abusive father, snow, sheriff, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
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 8.0
 535K
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, witty, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, small town, love and romance, wooing, road not taken, nothing goes right, time travel, redemption, existentialism, disorder, deja vu, time warp ...
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, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, friendship, prison, false accusation, church, self discovery, introspection, starting over, couple relations, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, ohio, new england
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Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenage life, small town, youth, massacre, danger, high school, murder, psychopath, who done it, characters killed one by one, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 47K
Show Me Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done *it*. Another girl ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, coming out, teenage love, small town, love and romance, fall in love, first love, gays and lesbians, self discovery, couple relations, sexuality, forbidden love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
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 6.6
 96K
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: exciting, twists and turns, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, supernatural, isolation, life turned upside down, small town, survival, society, danger, separated, human existence, small town life, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
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 7.7
 200K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, manhunt, lone wolves, tough heroes, small town, humiliation, ex military, danger, police brutality, deadly, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa
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