Top 10 Most Realistic Depiction of The South in Film

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1.
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother. (119 mins.)
Director: Shainee Gabel
“ One of the most underrated films of all-time. ” - The_Adam
 
2.
The Last Picture Show (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically. (118 mins.)
“ A hauntingly accurate depiction of a busted oil town. ” - The_Adam
 
3.
The Apostle (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Duvall
“ Duvall's greatest performance. ” - The_Adam
 
4.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
5.
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners. (115 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
6.
Southern Belles (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Bell and Belle want to break out of their trailer park lives and get up and out to the "Big City" of Atlanta. Just when they think they are on their way to getting a nest egg Bell falls for a handsome police officer named Rhett Butler. (90 mins.)
 
7.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
8.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends. (155 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
9.
Black Snake Moan (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it. (116 mins.)
Director: Craig Brewer
“ No film captures delta culture like BSM. ” - The_Adam
 
10.
Stay Hungry (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A syndicate wants to buy a whole district to rebuild it. They've bought every house except the small gym "Olympic"... (102 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
“ A quirky and strange film that is dead-on regarding post-segregation, new era Birmingham. ” - The_Adam