Films set in Kansas.by Mike_Noga | created - 29 May 2012 | updated - 29 May 2012 | Public
Here's a list of films, probably far from exhuastive, that are set in Kansas.
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1. Touched by Fire: Bleeding Kansas (2005 TV Movie)
78 min | Documentary
From 1854 to 1861, the eyes of the nation were on Kansas Territory. Two sides emerged, intent on extending or eliminating the spread of slavery. Amidst this historical backdrop, passionate ... See full summary »
2. In Cold Blood (1967)
R | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.
3. Red River (1948)
Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.
4. Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991 TV Movie)
G | 98 min | Drama, Family, Romance
A single New England woman responds to an advertisement by a Midwestern widower in which he asks for a bride to help him raise his two children.
5. Resurrection (1980)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy
Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,329 | Gross: $3.91M
6. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
Votes: 138,225 | Gross: $134.22M
7. Picnic (1955)
Approved | 115 min | Drama, Romance
Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.
8. Crime Wave (1985)
80 min | Adventure, Comedy
A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script--he has a beginning and an end, but he can't quite figure out the middle. The ... See full summary »
11. Mysterious Skin (2004)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery
A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Votes: 60,321 | Gross: $0.70M
13. Sheriff of Wichita (1949)
Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
It has been almost five years since the outlaws have stolen the army payroll from Lt. Raymond D'Arcy. While claiming that he gave the money to Major Bishop, neither the money or Bishop have... See full summary »
14. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 204,716 | Gross: $184.21M
17. The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1938)
Approved | Action, Western
A short plot summary finds Wild Bill Hickok (Bill Elliott), the U.S. Marshal in Abilene, Kansas, opposing the Phantom Raiders, a gang of renegades raiding the cattle drives over the ... See full summary »
18. Veggietales: The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Meet Darby (Junior Asparagus), the son of a Kansas floss farmer who, more than anything else in the world, just wants to have fun. When he learns about the Wonderful Land Of Ha's - an ... See full summary »
20. The Lookout (2007)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
Votes: 53,172 | Gross: $4.60M
21. Murder Ordained (1987 TV Movie)
185 min | Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of a bedroom-eyed Kansas preacher who decided that getting rid of his wife, and his secretary's husband, was the will of the Lord.
22. Infamous (2006)
R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Votes: 14,991 | Gross: $1.15M
23. The Proud Ones (1956)
Approved | 94 min | Western
Marshal Cass Silver has to deal with his old nemesis, a corrupt gambler, and his hired guns come to town as well as recurring bouts of blindness.
24. The Stripper (1963)
95 min | Drama, Romance
Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick, runs off with the show's money, Madame Olga and Ronny let Lila go. Lila goes to stay ... See full summary »
26. Wild Harvest (1947)
Passed | 92 min | Drama
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He ... See full summary »
28. Tumbleweeds (1925)
Approved | 78 min | Western
The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The starting sign will be a gunshot which will iniciate the run for the best fields and ... See full summary »
29. Silver Streak (1976)
PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.
30. Wichita (1955)
Approved | 81 min | Romance, Western
In 1874, after noticing the total lawlessness in Wichita, Wyatt Earp reluctantly accepts the Marshal's job and runs into the worst local troublemakers.
31. Skylark (1993 TV Movie)
G | 95 min | Drama
Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.
32. City Heat (1984)
PG | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.
Votes: 7,592 | Gross: $38.35M
33. Dark Command (1940)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Western
In Kansas, during the Civil War opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell's Raiders.
34. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 323,338 | Gross: $22.20M
35. Kansas vs. Darwin (2007)
82 min | Documentary, History
Character-driven story of the politics and motivations behind the school board decision to challenge the teaching of evolution in Kansas public schools. Kansas educators and scientists ... See full summary »
36. The Soccer Nanny (2011)
Unrated | 95 min | Comedy
A dramedy about a recently widowed woman, living on a buffalo ranch in central Kansas, who hires a Norwegian soccer player to be a male au pair and help her raise two sons.
37. Angel in My Pocket (1969)
G | 105 min | Comedy, Family
A homespun minister (Andy Griffith) and his family move to a small town where he tries to win the support and trust of his new congregation.
38. The Devil's Trail (1942)
Approved | 61 min | Western
Its pre-civil war days and Bull McQuade is trying to keep Kansas from becomming a free state. He controls the town of Tiburon, a haven for wanted outlaws. One of the wanted men is Bill ... See full summary »
39. Manhattan, Kansas (2006)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
A loving daughter documents her reunion with her mentally-unstable mother in this heartfelt and decidedly personal documentary from filmmaker Tara Wray. When Wray was just a child, her ... See full summary »
40. 36 Hours to Kill (1936)
Passed | 66 min | Drama, Romance
Gangster Benson is on a train with G-man Evers and newswoman Marvis. First these two have to get the gangster, then they have to get each other.
41. Palindromes (2004)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Votes: 11,239 | Gross: $0.55M
44. Barbed Wire (1952)
Passed | 61 min | Music, Western
When the Texas cattle trails to Kansas are blocked, cattle buyer Gene Autry (Gene Autry) goes to Texas to investigate. There, he finds his friend, land-agent "Buckeye" Buttram (Pat Buttram)... See full summary »
46. The Jayhawkers! (1959)
Approved | 100 min | Romance, Western
Before the U.S. Civil War rebel leader Luke Darcy sees himself as leader of a new independent Republic of Kansas but the military governor sends an ex-raider to capture Darcy.
47. The Locusts (1997)
R | 124 min | Drama
A drifter enters a small town looking for employment. While working at the local cattle ranch, he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Kitty and becomes involved in a deadly yet erotic love triangle.
Votes: 1,517 | Gross: $0.01M
48. Leap of Faith (1992)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Votes: 10,578 | Gross: $23.37M
51. Bare Fists (1919)
60 min | Western
Il padre di Harry viene ucciso in un duello alla pistola e la madre gli fa giurare che non userà mai armi e farà affidamento soltanto sui pugni. Ma quando il fratellino è marchiato a fuoco ... See full summary »
52. Prairie Schooners (1940)
Approved | 58 min | Western
Being unable to grow crops and pay their land owner Stull due to the drought, Wild Bill gets a group of Kansas farmers to form a wagon train and head to Colorado. Stull is afraid they will ... See full summary »
53. Frontier Scout (1938)
Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
After fighting in the Civil War, Wild Bill Hickok and Whiney head west to investigate missing cattle herds. There they meet their war buddy Norris who is now in the cattle business. When he... See full summary »
54. Trail Street (1947)
Approved | 84 min | Western
Bat Masterson's old friend Billy Burns convinces him to become marshal of Liberal, Kansas and help the residents fight drought and a destructive range war.
55. Jam Session (1944)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Music
Terry Baxter is a never-say-die Hollywood newcomer from Waterfall Kansas, determined to make it big. And does she have talent. Filled, of course, with lots of musical numbers that showcase her many talents.
56. Quick Money (1937)
Passed | 59 min | Comedy
Bluford H. Smythe, who has made it big in the big city, has returned to his small hometown of Glenwood after being away for twenty years. Accompanying him is his personal secretary, Ambrose... See full summary »
59. Cave of Outlaws (1951)
Passed | 76 min | Western
Released after serving 15 years in prison for train robbery Pete Carver being the only survivor of the gang goes looking for the loot in the caves where it was hidden.
61. Critters 2 (1988)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, again set their appetites on the town of Grover's Bend.
Votes: 11,331 | Gross: $3.81M
62. Firecracker (2005)
112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A young boy who lives in a dysfunctional home went to the carnival and met a singer. Shortly after, a murder took place. The town's sheriff is seeking answers. The singer is trying to ... See full summary »
66. The Kansan (1943)
Approved | 79 min | Western
Wounded while stopping the James gang from robbing the local bank, a cowboy wakes up in the hospital to find that he's been elected town marshal. He soon comes into conflict with the town ... See full summary »
68. Pep Squad (1998)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
Set in and around a small town high school in Kansas, Beth is a naive senior student who asks her two new friends, the slick and outgoing Julie, and her boyfriend Scott to help her cover up... See full summary »
70. Liquid Dreams (1991)
R | 92 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Eve Black finds a job as a dancer in a shady night club to find out more about the mysterious death of her sister, who danced there before she died. The club is using girls for a strange drug experiment, so she asks a cop for help.
71. The Gunfighters (1987 TV Movie)
PG | 96 min | Western
The Everetts, two brothers and a cousin are trying to make a go of their ranch in Kansas but Deke Turner, someone who wants to see them fail, is doing everything he can to see that happen. ... See full summary »
72. War Stories (I) (2009)
Not Rated | 113 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
For Tim Curtright, life in his quiet Kansas hometown seems boringly ordinary. For Tim, his gay best-friend, Austin, and girlfriend, Laura, life consists as a series of school projects, ... See full summary »
73. Outlaw Queen (1957)
Approved | 70 min | Action, Music, Romance
Christina, the daughter of a Greek-immigrant family who does not share their belief that a woman's place is with her husband at the fireside, is a trick-shot artist, and with her Uncle Jim,... See full summary »
75. The Second Greatest Sex (1955)
Approved | 87 min | Musical, Western
In 1880, Osawkie, Kansas is feuding with rival town Mandaroon over which will be county seat, keeping the town's men away from home most of the time. The last straw is when Matt Davis feels... See full summary »
77. Out Late (2008)
Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary
This feature film looks at five individuals who made a decisive change later in life-to come out as lesbian, gay, or trans gender, after the age of 55. Why did they wait until their 50's, ... See full summary »
80. The Crude Oasis (1995)
R | 81 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Lonely Kansas housewife Karen Webb despondent about her love life, her husband Jim Webb coldness and philandering, has a strong urge to change her future. Karen discovers the truth about ... See full summary »
81. By Hook or by Crook (2001)
98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
By Hook or by Crook chronicles the tale of two unlikely friends who commit petty crimes as they search for a path to understanding themselves and the outside world. Silas Howard plays Shy (... See full summary »
Votes: 239 | Gross: $0.00M
82. The Notorious Colonel Steel (2008)
Unrated | 74 min | Drama, Western
War has always been mankind's most terrible creation. Even in the midst of war, there's a line that most men never cross. Beyond this line, there is only chaos and monstrosity. From the ... See full summary »