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 touching, suspense, feel good, realistic, sentimental and entertaining films and TV shows about / with small town, mentor, dialogue, redemption, runaway, culture clash, catastrophe, storytelling, death and father daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as small town: Safe Haven (2013), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Hart of Dixie (2011), Gilmore Girls (2000), New in Town (2009), Chocolat (2000), Groundhog Day (1993), Pleasantville (1998), 30 Days of Night (2007), Twin Peaks (1990).

List of small town movies

 6.6
 112K
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, touching, sentimental, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, starting over, obsession, fall in love, love and romance, small town life, single father, power of love, choice, runaway, domestic violence, abusive husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, boston, usa, new jersey, san francisco ...
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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: sentimental, feel good, captivating, touching, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, lesbian, self discovery, small town life, feminism, cannibalism, midlife crisis, lesbian subtext, women, aging, female bonding ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, louisiana
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 7.7
 53K
Hart of Dixie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, romantic, light, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, lifestyle change, social relations, small town life, lifestyle, young woman, doctor, female doctor, neighbor, fish out of water, clinic, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 8.2
 127K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, witty, talky ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, student, boyfriend, small town life, female protagonist, social relations, lifestyle, looking for love, single mother, first love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: yale university, connecticut, usa, new england
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 5.6
 24K
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, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, fish out of water, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, moral dilemma, factory worker, creativity, social relations, romance, prejudice, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, california, new jersey, miami, usa
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 7.3
 193K
Chocolat (2000)
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: feel good, romantic, sentimental, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: small town, chocolate, prejudice, women, cooking and food, love story, love and romance, lifestyle change, culture clash, love, food, single mother ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, central america
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 8.1
 631K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, feel good, romantic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: time loop, small town, existentialism, time travel, life philosophy, time warp, romance, love, repeated event, winter, idealism, road not taken ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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 7.5
 130K
Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, surreal, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen drama
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, small town, coming of age, parallel world, utopia, symbolism, satire, distopia, small town life, parallel universe, teenager ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france
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30 Days of Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspense, macabre, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, winter, survival, snow, supernatural, monster, zombie, sunrise, transformation, asthma, violent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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 8.8
 198K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, surreal ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, small town, murder, supernatural, nightmare, hallucination, surrealism, secret, mysterious death, investigation, who done it, small town life ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, 20th century, 90s
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
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 6.5
 16K
The Bookshop (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in an small English town in 1959, the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, sincere, art house ...
Plot: small town, literature, bookstore, narrow mindedness, widow, independent woman, storekeeper, platonic relationship, death, society, rivalry, women ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: germany
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Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, small town, civil rights, ku klux klan, police, investigation, african american, murder, racial slur, violence, racial segregation, police investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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 7.0
 355K
Super 8 (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: childhood, monster, alien, small town, ufo, friendship, adventure, young heroes, creature, youth, coming of age, train crash ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, future, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: ohio, usa
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The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Style: sexy, light, scary, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, magic, small town, witchcraft, devil, supernatural, supernatural ability, dark humor, wizards and magicians, black magic, twists and turns, deal with the devil ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, rhode island, england
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 7.4
 192K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, small town, court, murder trial, jury, judge, homecoming, legal, hotshot lawyer, parent child relationship, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, massachusetts, usa, chicago illinois, new york
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 8.1
 199K
The Iron Giant (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
Style: touching, exciting, emotional, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: friendship, small town, robot, prejudice, self sacrifice, benign alien, androids and robots, childhood, boy, cold war, space and aliens, paranoia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, future, year 1957
Place: maine, usa, iceland
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Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, ice hockey, sport, underdog, transformation, happy ending, contests and competitions, ambition, winter, ice skater, championship, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, california, new jersey
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 7.3
 548K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: scary, suspense, epic, slasher, psychotronic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: monster, killer clown, small town, evil clown, clown, fear, missing person, child, death of brother, good versus evil, supernatural horror, school ...
Time: year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: maine
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief ...
Style: ambiguous ending, psychological, tragicomedy, motivational, depressing ...
Plot: small town, police brutality, rape, death of daughter, loss of daughter, regret, guilty conscience, desperation, revenge, anger, suicide, anguish ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, idaho
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Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.
Style: suspense, touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, childhood, mysterious stranger, coming of age, friendship, single mother, childhood memory, childhood friend, parents and children, bullying, teaching the ways of the world, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, new york, connecticut
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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, enigmatic, compassionate, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: lawyer, racism, courtroom drama, courtroom, small town, rape, single father, poverty, legal, childhood, father daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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 6.3
 30K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: light, sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, romance, teenager, friendship, commitment, teenage life, small town life, siblings relations, love and romance, adultery, pizza ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, london, england, new england, connecticut
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 6.3
 71K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: emotional, feel good, sentimental, road movie, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, suicide attempt, romance, fall in love, love, life philosophy, self discovery, redemption, love story, road trip, stewardess, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, memphis, mississippi, kansas
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 8.1
 678K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, snow, kidnapping, dark humor, ransom, police, greed, crime gone awry, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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 6.7
 70K
The Gift (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a local woman disappears and the police can't seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. Slowly she starts having visions of the woman chained and in a pond. Her visions lead to the body and the ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, scary, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: small town, investigation, extrasensory perception, psychic, mental illness, psychic power, clairvoyant, fortune teller, murder, tarot card, premonition, foreknowledge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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 7.2
 146K
The Lost Boys (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires ...
Style: scary, stylized, surprise ending, entertaining, gothic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: vampire, small town, supernatural, brother brother relationship, motorcycle, transformation, teenage boy, supernatural power, amusement park, single mother, coming of age, home invasion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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 5.6
 100K
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, light, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, family outing, date night
Plot: wedding, small town, love and romance, fiance fiancee relationship, journalist, battle of the sexes, unlikely couple, reporter, relationships, stereotypes, runaway bride, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, maryland, san francisco
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Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A US president (Gene Hackman) who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate (Ray Romano).
Style: humorous, feel good, political, romantic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: small town, politics, romance, president, secret service, adaptation, love triangle, couples, state affairs, love and romance, americana, campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, las vegas, new england
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 7.5
 162K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, courtroom drama, court, murder, small town, justice, courtroom, rape, legal, injustice, legal action ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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 7.4
 199K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: inspirational, factual, uplifting, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: environmental, lawyer, court, contamination, justice, small town, investigation, corporate crime, single mother, against the odds, contaminated water, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, los angeles, usa
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