Films set in Arkansas

This is a list of films that are at least partially set in Arkansas.
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1.
True Grit (1969)
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A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. (128 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
2.
True Grit (2010)
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A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer. (110 mins.)
 
3.
Sling Blade (1996)
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Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town. (135 mins.)
 
4.
Rosalie Goes Shopping (1989)
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A kindly but thieving shopaholic tries to turn her mistakes around, but does so by becoming a skilled computer hacker, something that could only get her into more trouble despite her goal to impress her beloved family. (94 mins.)
Director: Percy Adlon
 
5.
War Eagle, Arkansas (2007)
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Coming of age in an Ozark town. Enoch is a high school senior: he stutters, has one friend, Wheels, a kid with CP who's in a wheelchair...
Director: Robert Milazzo
 
6.
Crisis at Central High (1981 TV Movie)
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Story of the federally-ordered integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. (125 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
 
7.
The Ernest Green Story (1993 TV Movie)
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Follows the story of Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine who were the first blacks to integrate into an all white school. (101 mins.)
Director: Eric Laneuville
 
8.
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996 Documentary)
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence. (150 mins.)
 
9.
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 Documentary)
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The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later. (130 mins.)
 
10.
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011 Documentary)
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A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence. (121 mins.)
 
11.
Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock (1994 Documentary)
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Director: Marc Levin
 
12.
The Kettles in the Ozarks (1955)
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Ma and the kids head back to the Ozarks for a visit with Uncle Sedge (essentially a Pa Kettle replacement)... (81 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
13.
The River Within (2009)
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Jason returns home to study for the bar exam, but instead finds that his purpose in life was not what he'd originally thought. (102 mins.)
Director: Zac Heath
 
14.
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become? (126 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
15.
Towncraft (2007 Documentary)
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Towncraft looks at the importance of local scenes in a changing music world and the exciting music that emerges from smaller cities across the country when communities come together. (104 mins.)
Director: Richard Matson
 
16.
The Stand (1994 TV Series)
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil. (361 mins.)
 
17.
Arkansas Judge (1941)
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Roy is a young lawyer and has little to do in this movie. (71 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
18.
I'm from Arkansas (1944)
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The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs. (70 mins.)
Director: Lew Landers
 
19.
Arkansas (2005 Documentary)
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A recent divorce. A need to get out. A brother that lives halfway across the country. An idea that leads to creative impulse. Enjoy the ride. (6 mins.)
Director: Michael Goodis
 
20.
Daddy and Them (2001)
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Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle. (101 mins.)
 
21.
Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)
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After robbing a bank Murphy assumes the identity of his pursuer, a famous US Marshal, when he stumbles... (87 mins.)
Director: Jesse Hibbs
 
22.
The Arkansas Traveler (1938)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Alfred Santell
 
23.
Bootleggers (1974)
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Details the lives of two feuding families of bootleggers, the Pruitts and the Woodalls, in rural 1920s and 1930s Arkansas. (115 mins.)
 
24.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
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The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff. (96 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
25.
Summer's End (1985 Short Film)
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10-year-old Kathy prefers pigtails to curls and runs away for the day to avoid a hair appointment. While... (30 mins.)
Director: Beth Brickell
 
26.
Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal (2005 Documentary)
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A shocking expose of a prison blood donor program during the Clinton governorship in Arkansas. Infected... (91 mins.)
Director: Kelly Duda
 
27.
Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950)
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A crooked mayor and fight promoter conspire to sign slow-witted Humphrey to a contract. Their goal is to use Humphrey to get Joe Palooka to sign. As things develop, Humphrey becomes mayor. (62 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
28.
Inbred Redneck Alien Abduction (2004 Video)
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Aliens meet their match. Abducting a bunch of crazed hillybillies can be a little messy. (90 mins.)
Director: Patrick Voss
 
29.
Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (1950)
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Joe and Anne go off on their honeymoon while Knobby books him into a charity fight which Lord Cecil tries to wreck. (65 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
30.
Native Land (1942)
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Paul Robeson narrates a mix of dramatizations and archival footage about the bill of rights being under... (80 mins.)
 
31.
Crazy Mama (1975)
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Jonathan Demme directs this joyous relentlessly kitschy celebration of 50's America: opportunity, rock'n'roll... (83 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
32.
The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
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A feature adaptation of the classic TV show, when nice guy redneck Jed Clampett strikes it rich when he finds black oil, and moves he and his kin to posh Beverly Hills. (92 mins.)
 
33.
Sing While You're Able (1937)
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A toy company owner and his daughter find a singing hillbilly in the Arkansas backwoods and take him... (66 mins.)
Director: Marshall Neilan
 
34.
The Windjammer (1945)
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Scott Elliott, a discharged WWII Navy officer and a film executive in civilian life, passes through a small Arkansas town... (56 mins.)
Director: Lew Landers
 
35.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
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A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Texas. Loosely based on a true story. (90 mins.)
 
36.
Man Outside (1987)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Mark Stouffer
 
37.
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
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During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad. (88 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
38.
Pass the Ammo (1988)
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A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two... (93 mins.)
Director: David Beaird
 
39.
The Clinton Chronicles (1994 Documentary)
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A documentary accusing Bill Clinton of crimes in Arkansas. (85 mins.)
 
40.
A Bothered Conscience (2006)
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In the backwoods of Arkansas, a father and son protect their land against trespassers. (87 mins.)
 
41.
Almost a Husband (1919)
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A New England schoolteacher arrives in a small Southern town. He becomes the savior of several local people in time of emergency... (50 mins.)
 
42.
Arkansas Portraits: A Look at Art Made by Arkansans (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary film about artists who lived and worked primarily in the state of Arkansas. Included are artists Carroll Cloar...
 
43.
Birthrite (2008 Video)
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Insurance adjuster Elizabeth Alexander is abducted by a backwoods mentally slow Charley and his crazy mother in the swamps of East Arkansas. (87 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Maness
 
44.
Come Morning (2012)
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Set in rural Arkansas in 1973, Come Morning is the tragic story of Frank and his 10-year-old grandson and the hunting accident that forever changes their lives. (80 mins.)
Director: Derrick Sims
 
45.
Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1984)
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A professor and three of his students camp out in the wilderness to find a Bigfoot-type creature. (91 mins.)