Films set in Mississippi

This is a list of films that are at least partially set in Mississippi.
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1.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. (107 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
2.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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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
 
3.
Biloxi Blues (1988)
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A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi, Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
4.
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
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A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader. (130 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
5.
Last of the Mississippi Jukes (2003 Documentary)
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A stunning exploration of fading juke joint traditions at the heart of Mississippi blues culture, with Morgan Freeman. (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Mugge
 
6.
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
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An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
7.
The Horse Soldiers (1959)
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In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks. (120 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
8.
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
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Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
9.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
10.
My Dog Skip (2000)
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A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip. (95 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
 
11.
A Time to Kill (1996)
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In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan. (149 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
12.
Miss Firecracker (1989)
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Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest... (102 mins.)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
Mississippi Burning (1988)
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Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. (128 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
15.
Loading a Mississippi Steamboat (1898 Documentary)
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"Colored stevedores carrying the cargo aboard a river boat."
 
16.
The Ladykillers (2004)
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An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady. (104 mins.)
 
17.
American Playhouse (1981 TV Series)
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Based on the life and times of NAACP field secretary and Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers, assassinated in 1963.
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
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Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband... (105 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
20.
Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
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At last, we're given the answers to the questions raised by the haunting 1967 Bobbie Gentry song of the same title... (106 mins.)
Director: Max Baer
 
21.
River Lady (1948)
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During the 1850s, crooked lumber syndicate man Beauvais tries to take over the local mill while Sequin, the sensual owner of a gambling riverboat, tries to control the heart of Mississippi lumberjack Dan Corrigan. (78 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
22.
Mississippi Masala (1991)
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An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes... (118 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
23.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
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The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff. (96 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
24.
The War (1994)
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Vietnam War vet Stephen Simmons must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends... (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
 
25.
Crossroads (1986)
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Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born. (99 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
26.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. (109 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
27.
In the Heat of the Night (1985)
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An anti-social and angry young man spends his time on the streets in the more dangerous parts of Seoul... (95 mins.)
Director: Kil-soo Chang
 
28.
Tomorrow (1972)
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A lonely farmer takes in a pregnant woman and looks after her. After she gives birth, tragedy strikes. (103 mins.)
Director: Joseph Anthony
 
29.
Life (1999)
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The story of wrongfully convicted men (Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence) who discover the value of life after serving 65 years in prison. (108 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
 
30.
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
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A narrator tells the story of his childhood years in a tightly knit Afro-American community in the deep south under racial segregation. (115 mins.)
Director: Tim Reid
 
31.
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
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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
 
32.
Murder in Mississippi (1990 TV Movie)
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In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists. (96 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
33.
Down in the Delta (1998)
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Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city... (112 mins.)
Director: Maya Angelou
 
34.
Secret History (1991 TV Series)
Episode: Murder in Mississippi (????)
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Historical events are extensively re-explored both through written records and systematic examinations in the field.
 
35.
Straw Dogs (2011)
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L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both. (110 mins.)
Director: Rod Lurie
 
36.
Mississippi (1935)
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Crosby plays a Philadelpia Quaker engaged to a Southern belle. He becomes a social outcast when he refuses to fight a duel... (73 mins.)
 
37.
Heaven on Earth (1931)
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A young boy finds out that the man he thought was his father actually killed his real father, then adopted him. (77 mins.)
Director: Russell Mack
 
38.
Show Boat (1951)
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The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour. (108 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
39.
Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
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A wealthy plantation owner is captivated by a mysterious woman with a shady past. (123 mins.)
 
40.
Prom Night in Mississippi (2009 Documentary)
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A high school in a small-town in Mississippi prepares for its first integrated senior prom. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Saltzman
 
41.
Mississippi: Tales from the Last River Rat (2005 Documentary)
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42.
Mississippi Chicken (2007 Documentary)
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Questions of race, workers' rights and exploitation form the crux of this intriguing documentary about... (82 mins.)
Director: John Fiege
 
43.
A Gentleman from Mississippi (1914)
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(50 mins.)
 
44.
Mississippi Blues (1983 Documentary)
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The two directors meander through rural Mississippi in search of the spirit of local music and society. Highlights the heritage of William Faulkner, the role of Black churches, and gospel and blues music. (96 mins.)
 
45.
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
 
46.
The Reivers (1969)
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In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures. (112 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
 
47.
Free State of Jones (2016)
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A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government. (139 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
 
48.
The Free State of Jones (2010 Short Film)
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In the Civil War South, a group of Confederate deserters fight to defend their freedom at any cost. When the band captures a Confederate prisoner... (11 mins.)
Director: Scott Varnado
 
49.
Mudbound (2017)
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Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war. (134 mins.)
Director: Dee Rees