Movies set in Tennessee

Here's a list of movies that are at least partially set in the The Volunteer State.
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1.
Nashville (1975)
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Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (160 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
2.
Inherit the Wind (1960)
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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. (128 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
3.
The Client (1994)
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A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family. (119 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
4.
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
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The life of Bettie Page, a 1950s pin-up model and one of the first sex icons in America, who became the target of a Senate investigation due to her risqué bondage photos. (91 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
 
5.
The Thing Called Love (1993)
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A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom. (116 mins.)
 
6.
An American Haunting (2005)
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Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man. (83 mins.)
 
7.
Mystery Train (1989)
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Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley. (110 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
8.
The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
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A Southern lawyer uncovers the truth about a slain undertaker. (102 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
9.
Sergeant York (1941)
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A hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero. (134 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
10.
Bloodworth (2010)
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A man who left home 40 years earlier to become a country singer returns home to the tattered remains of his broken family and a grandson who is desperately trying to escape the family curse. (105 mins.)
 
11.
The Blind Side (2009)
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The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. (129 mins.)
 
12.
Look (2009 Short Film)
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As a dream-inspired 6 min. 37 sec. short fantasy movie, LOOK examines the emptiness that accompanies beauty... (7 mins.)
Director: Ryan Pickett
 
13.
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
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A young loney woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way. (95 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
14.
Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973)
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In the early 1970s, a young woman passing through rural Tennessee unintentionally gets caught in a feud between two local neighboring clans, the Feathers and the Gutshalls. (103 mins.)
 
15.
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
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Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner... (102 mins.)
Director: Jodie Markell
 
16.
Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995 TV Movie)
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The autobiographical story of the life of country music legend Dottie West. (120 mins.)
Director: Bill D'Elia
 
17.
The People of the Cumberland (1937 Documentary)
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(18 mins.)
 
18.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
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A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. (118 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
19.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
20.
The Curse (1987)
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When a meteorite lands near his family farm during a storm in Tennessee, the son of a struggling farmer believes it's connected to strange plague-like events afflicting the crops, the farm animals and even the family themeselves. (92 mins.)
Director: David Keith
 
21.
Walking Tall (1973)
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Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life. (125 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
22.
Walking Tall Part II (1975)
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Sheriff Buford Pusser continues his one-man war against moonshiners and a ruthless crime syndicate after the murder of his wife in late 1960's Tennessee. (109 mins.)
Director: Earl Bellamy
 
23.
Final Chapter: Walking Tall (1977)
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Buford Pusser's last days as Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee in 1970 and his subsequent death in 1974. (112 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
 
24.
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
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A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq. (121 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
 
25.
Wild River (1960)
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A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her. (110 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
26.
Django Unchained (2012)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter , a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
 
27.
Team Picture (2007)
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A realistic character study of a young man in his early 20's negotiating a disintegrating relationship... (62 mins.)
 
28.
Bell Witch Haunting (2004)
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"The Bell Witch Haunting" is a powerful supernatural historic thriller based on terrifying actual events that took place in Robertson County... (124 mins.)
Director: Ric White
 
29.
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)
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A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy. (112 mins.)
 
30.
That Evening Sun (2009)
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An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm. (109 mins.)
Director: Scott Teems
 
31.
Death Proof (2007)
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Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans. (113 mins.)
 
32.
Daltry Calhoun (2005)
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In small town Tennessee, a ne'er-do-well man (Knoxville) wrestling for control over his fading golf club is reunited with his estranged daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy. (100 mins.)
 
33.
Black Snake Moan (2006)
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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
 
34.
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)
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W. Bright (Burt Reynolds) is a robber with a heart of gold who travels the South knocking off banks and gas stations owned by a corrupt businessman. When he hijacks a car, he meets an aspiring country band, the Dixie Dancekings, led by Dixie (Conny Van Dyke). The two sides eventually take a liking to one another, especially after the Dancekings realize the size of Bright's thefts. Trailed by religious zealot cop Deacon Gore (Art Carney), Bright helps the band make it big while on the run. (91 mins.)
 
35.
Box of Moon Light (1996)
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Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides... (112 mins.)
Director: Tom DiCillo
 
36.
Crazy (2008)
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Inspired by the life of Hank Garland, CRAZY is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950's. (106 mins.)
Director: Rick Bieber
 
37.
Tennessee Waltz (1989)
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A British attorney on vacation in Tennessee is blamed for a local murder. (105 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Gessner
 
39.
The Sacketts (1979 TV Series)
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After the civil war, Tennessee brothers Orrin and Tyrel Sackett are herding cattle out West while Tell Sackett is prospecting for gold in the hills. (240 mins.)
Director: Robert Totten
 
40.
Daughter from Danang (2002 Documentary)
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Separated at the end of the Vietnam war, an "Americanized" woman and her Vietnamese mother are reunited after 22 years. (83 mins.)
 
41.
In the Family (2011)
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When his partner Cody dies in a car accident, Joey learns that their son, Chip, has been willed to Cody's sister. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are. (169 mins.)
Director: Patrick Wang
 
42.
Mystery Train (1989)
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Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley. (110 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
43.
Paper Clips (2004 Documentary)
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As a part of their study of the Holocaust, the children of the Whitwell, TN Middle School try to collect 6 million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, ignoring the 5 million other people killed in the camps. (82 mins.)
 
44.
Adrenaline (2007)
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(90 mins.)
 
45.
Tennessee Johnson (1942)
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A chronicle of the life of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his time as President of the United States. (103 mins.)
 
46.
Framed (1975)
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A gambler kills the sheriff of a small village in an accident. But as nobody believes him, he is condemned to a long sentence in prison. (106 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
47.
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
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Seven-year-old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah. (98 mins.)
Director: Asia Argento
 
48.
Country Strong (2010)
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A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way to fame, causing romantic complications along the way. (117 mins.)
Director: Shana Feste
 
49.
Christy (1994 TV Movie)
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A young teacher comes to the impoverished mountain region of Cutter Gap, Tennesse in 1912 and tries to make a difference. Based on the best-selling novel by Catherine Marshall. (110 mins.)
 
50.
Get on the Bus (1996)
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A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March. (120 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
51.
All the Way Home (1963)
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In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death... (97 mins.)
Director: Alex Segal
 
52.
Country Music Holiday (1958)
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The story of a hillbilly singer's rise to fame. (81 mins.)
Director: Alvin Ganzer
 
53.
Glamour Girl (1948)
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The marriage of Ray Royle (Jack Leonard) to recording company talent scout Lorraine (Virginia Grey)... (68 mins.)
Director: Arthur Dreifuss
 
54.
From a Whisper to a Scream (1987)
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In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter. (99 mins.)
Director: Jeff Burr
 
55.
Bell Witch Haunting (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
"The Bell Witch Haunting" is a powerful supernatural historic thriller based on terrifying actual events that took place in Robertson County... (124 mins.)
Director: Ric White
 
56.
Ternitz, Tennessee (2000)
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Two young girls who live in a small town in Lower Austria dream of America, men and love. They live in Ternitz, they dream of Tennessee. (80 mins.)
Director: Mirjam Unger
 
57.
Burning Rage (1984 TV Movie)
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While coal fires burn beneath a depressed mining town a greedy businessman stops at nothing to buy up the mineral rights. (120 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Cates
 
58.
Make-Out with Violence (2008)
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A genre-bending tale of a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the dead... (105 mins.)
Director: Deagol Brothers
 
59.
Dear Mr. Cash (2005)
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Dear Mr. Cash is a story of ten-year-old Heicke, who chooses to live in her imagination and ignore the harsh realities of her family life... (90 mins.)
 
60.
The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003)
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The Adventures of Ociee Nash tells the story of nine year old Ociee Nash in the year 1898 who is sent from her father and brothers in rural Mississippi to live with her refined aunt in Asheville, North Carolina. (87 mins.)
Director: Kristen McGary
 
61.
The Cursed (2010)
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A supernatural thriller set in a cozy Tennessee town where Sheriff Jimmy Muldoon and younger brother... (88 mins.)
Director: Joel Bender
 
62.
Providence (2016)
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Rachel Cartwright and Mitchell Little both grow up in the small town of Providence, Tennessee. Their... (79 mins.)
Director: Sharon Wilharm
 
63.
Trash Humpers (2009)
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Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee. (78 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
 
64.
Our Very Own (2005)
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Five teenagers in Shelbyville, Tennessee look to meet the actress Sondra Locke, who's returning to town for the local premiere of her big Hollywood movie. (106 mins.)
Director: Cameron Watson
 
65.
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
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A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-'n'-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit. (108 mins.)
Director: Ira Sachs
 
66.
Kissin' Cousins (1964)
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An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a lookalike cousin. (96 mins.)
Director: Gene Nelson
 
67.
From the Rough (2013)
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Dr. Catana Starks made history as the first woman and the first African American woman to coach a men's college golf team. (97 mins.)
Director: Pierre Bagley
 
68.
Man of Conquest (1939)
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The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas. (105 mins.)
 
69.
Chances: The Women of Magdalene (2006 Documentary)
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Director: Tom Neff
 
70.
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors (2015 TV Movie)
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Based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing, this once-in-a-lifetime... (81 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
72.
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
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As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society. (132 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels
 
73.
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson