Films set in Oklahomaby Mike_Noga | created - 18 May 2012 | updated - 25 Oct 2012 | Public
Here's a list of films set in the Sooner state.
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5. Thelma & Louise (1991)
R | 130 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.
Votes: 111,073 | Gross: $45.36M
7. Bringing Up Bobby (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy
A con artist moves her son to a conservative neighborhood in Oklahoma in an effort to build a better future, but it doesn't take long for her past to catch up with her, and for her son's behavior to cause problems of its own.
Votes: 1,636 | Gross: $0.00M
8. Keys to Tulsa (1997)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Richter Boudreau, the son of local celebrity Cynthia, is not very successful and works as a film critic for a local newspaper. In a short time he loses his job and his heritage, and one of ... See full summary »
9. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, History
A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
11. Take Me Back to Oklahoma (1940)
Not Rated | 57 min | Western
Storm is out to wreck Ace's stage line. When Tex arrives to help Ace, Storm brings in hired killer Mule Bates. But Tex and Bates know each other and the two devise a plan to fool Storm.
12. The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
Approved | 85 min | History, Western
McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" ... See full summary »
13. In Old Oklahoma (1943)
Passed | 102 min | Romance, Western
In 1906, on Oklahoma's Indian lands, a cowboy fights for oil lease rights against a greedy oilman while a pretty schoolteacher steals both men's hearts.
15. Leaves of Grass (2009)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord.
Votes: 24,960 | Gross: $0.07M
16. Hair (1979)
PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.
Votes: 29,438 | Gross: $15.28M
17. 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 »
18. Where the Heart Is (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.
Votes: 28,693 | Gross: $33.77M
19. The Outsiders (1983)
PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.
Votes: 62,444 | Gross: $25.60M
20. Rumble Fish (1983)
R | 94 min | Drama
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Votes: 26,523 | Gross: $2.49M
21. Silkwood (1983)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History
A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant.
Votes: 15,347 | Gross: $35.62M
22. Bug (2006)
R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.
Votes: 29,593 | Gross: $7.01M
24. Believe in Me (2006)
PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport
In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.
Votes: 744 | Gross: $0.21M
26. Terror at Tenkiller (1986)
87 min | Horror, Thriller
Leslie and Janna are a couple of attractive young ladies who decide to go on vacation at a remote cabin in the woods. However, things go nightmarishly awry after a dangerous maniac shows up... See full summary »
27. True Grit (1969)
G | 128 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.
Votes: 36,082 | Gross: $31.13M
31. Tulsa (1949)
Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance
It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Cherokee plans revenge by bringing in her own wells... See full summary »
32. Oklahoma Crude (1973)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Western
In 1913, in Oklahoma, oil derrick owner Lena Doyle, aided by her father and a hobo, is stubbornly drilling for oil despite the pressure from major oil companies to sell her land.
33. Banned in Oklahoma (2004 Video)
31 min | Documentary, Short
A documentary that covers the 1997 Oklahoma confiscation of the film "The Tin Drum" due to a judicial ruling of child pornography, and the six years of legal wranglings that ensued.
37. Oklahoma Frontier (1939)
Passed | 59 min | Western
It's the opening of the Cherokee strip and the Rankins are after a particular section. Frazier is also after the same section and has hired outlaws to make sure he gets it. When Jeff gives ... See full summary »
38. McLintock! (1963)
Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
Wealthy rancher G.W. McLintock uses his power and influence in the territory to keep the peace between farmers, ranchers, land-grabbers, Indians and corrupt government officials.
39. Man from Oklahoma (1945)
Approved | 68 min | Action, Musical, Romance
Roy spends most of this movie rescuing Dale from terrible fates. The film includes a reenactment of land rush opening the Oklahoma Territory.
41. Oklahoma Rocks! (2008)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
"Oklahoma Rocks!" is a celebration of the billion year history of the 46th state. Geologist Devin Dennie travels across Oklahoma to learn the secrets of the state's origin through its sand, stone and soil.
42. To Tulsa and Back: On Tour with J.J. Cale (2005 Video)
167 min | Documentary
There's not really a plot, since this is a Documentary. In my opinion, it's a very good, very entertaining, documentary of the second half of the 2004 JJ Cale Band tour. I'm Rocky, the ... See full synopsis »
43. The Tulsa Kid (1940)
Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Western
Arriving in town, Tom Benton quickly teams up with Wallace in his fight with Saunders over a water hole. But Saunders chief henchman is Montana Smith, Tom's old partner and the man that ... See full summary »
44. Dirty Girl (2010)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Votes: 9,498 | Gross: $0.05M
45. The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story (2000 TV Movie)
80 min | Documentary
This is a Documentary of the infamous Tulsa Massacre of 1921, locally called "The Tulsa Race Riot." Most of the Black section of town was burned and many Black citizens were murdered by ... See full synopsis »
47. Cowboys, Masons and Vikings, Mystery of the Oklahoma Runestones (2010 Video)
60 min | Documentary
Redneck Archaeologist, Jackson Burns, spends five years going on dangerous treks into the mountains to bring evidence of Pre-Viking explorers that had traveled to Oklahoma in 750ad but along the way is confronted by mysterious happenings.
48. The Wagon Master (1929)
70 min | Western
Bill Hollister organizes a wagon train to break the unfair monopoly held by Jake Lynch on food prices in the mining camps. The Rambler joins the train when it leaves for Gold Hill, and ... See full summary »
50. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Approved | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime
Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks.
51. Trigger Trail (1944)
Passed | 59 min | Romance, Western
Before it became the Oklahoma Territory, Rance Hudson, a crooked eastern-financier, schemes to steal their land from the ranchers for a railroad right-of-way. Clint Farrell returns from law... See full summary »
52. The Cherokee Flash (1945)
Approved | 58 min | Western
Lawyer Butler, wanting Jeff Carson's ranch, has the Sheriff and his gang frame the bank holdup on him. Then they kill a witness that could free Carson and blame the murder on his son Sunset... See full summary »
53. Punchy Cowpunchers (1950)
Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Western, Short
The Stooges are cavalrymen in the old west, who are hired to track down the Dillons, a notorious outlaw gang with the help of a pretty female barkeeper and her boyfriend, a handsome cowboy,
55. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
Approved | 124 min | Drama
In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »
56. Desperadoes of the West (1950)
Approved | 167 min | Western
A group of ranchers, led by Colonel Arnold and Ward Gordon, are drilling an oil well but getting fierce opposition from an unknown gang of outlaws. Eastern promoter J.B."Dude" Dawson, is ... See full summary »
57. Rocky Mountain Rangers (1940)
Passed | 58 min | Western
This entry in Republic's "Three Mesquiteers" series has a misnomer for a title since the action takes place in Texas and pre-statehood Oklahoma, and the Rocky Mountains are in neither state... See full summary »
59. Badman's Territory (1946)
Passed | 97 min | Western
Sheriff Mark Rowley and his brother John find themselves in an annexed area of Indian Territory which is home to notorious outlaws like Jesse James and Sam Bass.
62. Liquid Wind (2004)
Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Action, Sport
Documentary look at the kiteboarding and windsurfing phenomenon on Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. An extreme documentary featuring interviews with top kiteboarders and windsurfers such as ... See full summary »
63. Drive Angry (2011)
R | 104 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.
Votes: 86,002 | Gross: $10.71M
64. Rigged (2008)
R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
In the seedy underground of illegal prizefighting, a corrupt boxing promoter is embroiled in a dangerous fight-fixing scheme with his female prizefighter.
65. Splinter (I) (2008)
R | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.