The south or rural settings

Movies that take place in the south or rural settings
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1.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know. (130 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
 
2.
Thelma & Louise (1991)
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Two best friends set out on an adventure but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the American police as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed! (130 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
3.
Lolita (1997)
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A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter. (137 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
4.
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
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Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother... (114 mins.)
 
5.
Terri (2011)
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The story of a large fifteen-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life. (105 mins.)
Director: Azazel Jacobs
 
6.
Now and Then (1995)
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Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970. (100 mins.)
 
7.
Alabama Moon (2009)
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After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven-year-old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world. (99 mins.)
Director: Tim McCanlies
 
8.
Hounddog (2007)
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A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley. (102 mins.)
 
9.
Honeydripper (2007)
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1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner... (124 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
10.
Where the Heart Is (2000)
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A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma. (120 mins.)
Director: Matt Williams
 
11.
Poor White Trash (2000)
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A white trash family must resort to crime to send their teenaged son to college. (85 mins.)
Director: Michael Addis
 
12.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
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A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into the fold. (117 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
13.
The Man in the Moon (1991)
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A coming of age story set in the South of USA when Elvis was King. (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
14.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life. (118 mins.)
 
15.
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
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Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
16.
A Painted House (2003 TV Movie)
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A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop... (97 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
17.
Ellen Foster (1997 TV Movie)
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After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home. (94 mins.)
Director: John Erman
 
18.
The Runaway (2000 TV Movie)
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In a Dixie small-town, the late sheriff was quite content to preside over a truly segregated community... (100 mins.)
 
19.
What the Deaf Man Heard (1997 TV Movie)
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Arriving in a new town, a child pretends to be deaf-mute to protect himself - a ruse which works so well that for twenty years he is custodian to all the town's secrets. (120 mins.)
 
20.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
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An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
21.
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. (118 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
 
22.
Winter's Bone (2010)
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An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact. (100 mins.)
Director: Debra Granik
 
23.
Flipped (2010)
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Two eighth-graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites. (90 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
24.
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
 
25.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold