Films set in West Virginia

This is a list of films that are at least partially set in West Virginia.
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1.
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
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A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. (92 mins.)
 
2.
Blood Creek (2009)
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A man and his brother on a mission of revenge become trapped in a harrowing occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich. (90 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
3.
Dear Wendy (2005)
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A young boy in a nameless, timeless American town establishes a gang of youthful misfits united in their love of guns and their code of honor. (105 mins.)
 
4.
Silent Hill (2006)
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A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill. (125 mins.)
Director: Christophe Gans
 
5.
Matewan (1987)
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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
6.
Dark Harvest (2004 Video)
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A group of teenagers go to an inherited family farm, only to be attacked by a killer scarecrow. (88 mins.)
Director: Paul Moore
 
7.
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
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A small-town girl wins a date with a male celebrity through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the male celebrity, and the girl's best friend. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
 
8.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
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Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students. (89 mins.)
Director: Eli Craig
 
9.
Roseanna McCoy (1949)
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The saga of the Hatfield-and-McCoy feud is romanticized in Samuel Goldwyn's Roseanna McCoy. Newcomer Joan Evans stars as the title character... (89 mins.)
Director: Irving Reis
 
10.
The Mosque in Morgantown (2009 Documentary)
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11.
A Killing Affair (1986)
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The story of a widow (in West Virginia) who takes in a drifter who she believes killed her husband.... (100 mins.)
 
12.
Timber Falls (2007)
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A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals. (100 mins.)
Director: Tony Giglio
 
13.
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
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A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities. (119 mins.)
Director: Mark Pellington
 
14.
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009 Documentary)
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A year in the life of the White family, well known for Jesco White, the star of the "Dancing Outlaw" documentary. (86 mins.)
Director: Julien Nitzberg
 
15.
Even the Heavens Weep: The West Virginia Mine Wars (1985 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
 
16.
The Last Mountain (2011 Documentary)
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A coal mining corporation and a tiny community vie for the last great mountain in Appalachia in a battle for the future of energy that affects us all. (95 mins.)
Director: Bill Haney
 
17.
We Are Marshall (2006)
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When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive. (131 mins.)
Director: McG
 
18.
West Virginia, the State Beautiful (1929 Documentary)
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(75 mins.)
 
19.
I Wanna Go Back to West Virginia (1942 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
Director: Josef Berne
 
20.
Wrong Turn (2003)
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Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding." (84 mins.)
Director: Rob Schmidt
 
21.
Sweet Dreams (1985)
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Jessica Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame. (115 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
22.
The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
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Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent. (104 mins.)
Director: Chris Carter
 
23.
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007 Video)
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A group of reality show contestants find themselves fighting for their survival against a family of hideously deformed inbred cannibals who plan to ruthlessly butcher them all. (93 mins.)
Director: Joe Lynch
 
24.
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009 Video)
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When their transfer bus crashes in a West Virginia forest, a group of convicts and a corrections officer meet a rafter who is on the run from cannibalistic hillbillies who have murdered her friends. (92 mins.)
Director: Declan O'Brien
 
25.
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)
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A group of college students gets lost in a storm during their snowmobiling trip and takes shelter in an abandoned sanitarium which, unbeknown to them, is home to three deformed cannibals. (93 mins.)
Director: Declan O'Brien
 
26.
The Gravy Train (1974)
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Two rural West Virginia brothers leave home, rob an armored car and become fugitives. (94 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
 
27.
Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988 TV Movie)
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"Goodbye, Miss 4th of July" is the inspiring true-life drama of 17-year-old Niki Janus. After fleeing persecution in Greece... (89 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
28.
Before the Mountain Was Moved (1970 Documentary)
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A group of poor people in Raleigh County, West Virginia organize when strip mining is damaging their houses and community. They work to get the state legislature to pass some strong laws protecting citizens against coal mining interests.
 
29.
Die and Let Live (2006)
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When Benny tries to impress his crush Stephanie by throwing a party (with the help of his friend Smalls)... (75 mins.)
Director: Justin Channell
 
30.
Princess of the Dark (1917)
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In a squalid mining town in West Virginia James Herron, a consumptive, has built a shack in the hope that the mountain air may prolong his life... (50 mins.)
Director: Charles Miller
 
31.
The Millerson Case (1947)
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In the 8th film of Columbia's "Crime Doctor" series, Dr. Robert Ordway is vacationing in the Blue Ridge... (72 mins.)
 
32.
October Sky (1999)
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The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
33.
Different Drummer (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Dancing Outlaw (1991)
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This documentary short, produced for West Virginia public TV's "Different Drummer" series, introduces us to Jesco White... (30 mins.)
Director: Jacob Young