American South

Movies filmed in the Southern states, with location of filming.
States are in this order:
Arkansas
Georgia
Louisiana
Mississippi
Tennessee
North Carolina
South Carolina
Kentucky
Oklahoma
Alabama
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia
Florida
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1.
The Last Brickmaker in America (2001 TV Movie)
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A man must cope with the loss of his wife and the obsolescence of his job before finding redemption by becoming a role model to an equally lost 13-year-old. (85 mins.)
Director: Gregg Champion
“ Gastonia, North Carolina. ” - road-traveled
 
2.
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
“ Arkansas, -Lepanto, Clarkedale. ” - road-traveled
 
3.
Willa: An American Snow White (1998 TV Movie)
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Willa places the ancient "Snow White" story in a realistic America setting about 1915. The jealous queen is Regina Worthington... (88 mins.)
Director: Tom Davenport
“ Virginia
1915 ” - road-traveled
 
4.
Seven Signs: Music, Myth & the American South (2008 Documentary)
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A tour through the endangered and often misrepresented American South. A collection of stories and performances from artists... (54 mins.)
Director: J.D. Wilkes
“ Alabama
Georgia
Kentucky
North Carolina
Tennessee ” - road-traveled
 
5.
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2005 Documentary)
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Never-before-seen testimony is included in this documentary on Emmett Louis Till, who, in 1955, was brutally murdered after he whistled at a white woman. (70 mins.)
“ Mississippi, 1955. ” - road-traveled
 
6.
Sherman's March (1985 Documentary)
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Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of... (157 mins.)
Director: Ross McElwee
“ Most number of filming locations!
Georgia: Atlanta, Guidestones, Dewy Rose, Ossabau Island, Peachtree Creek Battlefield, Stone Mountain, Adrian.

North Carolina: Bentonville, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Grandfather, Linville, Loch Dornie Lake.

South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia, Hartsville, sheldon, Sullivan's Island, Sumter.

Massachusetts: Cambridge, Boston. ” - road-traveled
 
7.
A Family Thing (1996)
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Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents... (109 mins.)
Director: Richard Pearce
“ Arkansas setting
Filmed in Tennessee, -Covington, Memphis, Shelby County.
and Chicago, Illinois ” - road-traveled
 
8.
Woke Up This Mornin' in the Arkansas Delta (2015 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Woke Up This Mornin' in the Arkansas Delta is a film that chronicles a filmmaker from Missouri who travels... (82 mins.)
Director: Benjamin Meade
“ Arkansas ” - road-traveled
 
9.
Sling Blade (1996)
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Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town. (135 mins.)
“ Arkansas, -Benton, Clinton, Conway, Little Rock ” - road-traveled
 
10.
The Blue and the Gray (1982 Mini-Series)
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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. (381 mins.)
“ Arkansas, -Fort Smith, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Van Buren, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. ” - road-traveled
 
11.
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become? (126 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ Arkansas, Piggott, Paragould.
Mepmphis, Tennessee
Iverson Ranch, California ” - road-traveled
 
12.
Perfect Harmony (1991 TV Movie)
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In a private school in the U.S. South, Mr. Sanders, a new choirmaster tries to reduce some of the prejudice... (93 mins.)
Director: Will Mackenzie
“ Georgia, - Berry College, Rome.
South Carolina setting.
1959.
boys choir. Blues. ” - road-traveled
 
13.
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
“ Georgia, -Atlanta, Griffin, Douglasville, Castleberry Hill, Druid Hills, Dacatur.
1950s era. ” - road-traveled
 
14.
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.)
“ Georgia, -Effingham County, Statesboro, Savannah. ” - road-traveled
 
15.
Murder in Coweta County (1983 TV Movie)
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In 1948, in rural Georgia, Coweta County is watched over by its legendary, indomitable Sheriff Lamar Potts (Johnny Cash)... (100 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
“ Georgia, -Griffin
1948 ” - road-traveled
 
16.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
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A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends. (155 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Savannah, Georgia ” - road-traveled
 
17.
Drumline (2002)
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A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university. (118 mins.)
“ Atlanta, Georgia ” - road-traveled
 
18.
American Playhouse (1981 TV Series)
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This is based on a true story. Solomon Northrop is a black man in the mid 19th century before slavery was abolished...
“ Georgia, -Savannah ” - road-traveled
 
19.
Get Low (2009)
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A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive. (103 mins.)
Director: Aaron Schneider
“ Georgia, -Newnan, Dallas, Crawfordville, Covington, Gaither Plantation, Oak Grove Plantation, Powder Springs, Altanta
1930s ” - road-traveled
 
20.
Good Hair (2009 Documentary)
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Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles. (96 mins.)
Director: Jeff Stilson
“ Georgia-Atlanta
Alabama-Birmingham
North Carolina-Greensboro ” - road-traveled
 
21.
Milltown Pride (2011)
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There comes a time when every young man must sever the ties of home to seek his way in the world. For 17-year-old Will Wright... (135 mins.)
Director: Tim Rogers
“ Georgia, -Demorest
South Carolina, -Greenville
Massachusetts, -Lowell ” - road-traveled
 
22.
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
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Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them. (120 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
“ Georgia, -Bostwick, Eatoton, Monticello, Alto, Covington, Gainsville ” - road-traveled
 
23.
Dixie County Line (2004 Short Film)
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Scotch Law, a rookie stuntman blacklisted from Hollywood, has returned home to his roots as a celebrity... (23 mins.)
“ Georgia, -Canon, Jefferson, Lawrenceville ” - road-traveled
 
24.
The Displaced Person (1977 TV Movie)
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A conscientious but driven Polish refugee disrupts the hierarchy of power on a Georgia farm in the 1940s. (58 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
“ Georgia, -Milledgeville, Andalusia-the O'Conner Family Farm. ” - road-traveled
 
25.
A Christmas Memory (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in... (96 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
“ Georgia, -Senoia ” - road-traveled
 
26.
The Gift (2000)
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A woman with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has disappeared. (112 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Georgia, -Effingham County, Guyton, Savannah, Springfield,Thunderbolt. ” - road-traveled
 
27.
Wise Blood (1979)
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A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church. (106 mins.)
Director: Jhon Huston
“ Georgia, -Macon.
1960s era. ” - road-traveled
 
28.
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999 TV Movie)
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A 91 year old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land. (85 mins.)
Director: Gregg Champion
“ Georgia ” - road-traveled
 
29.
Sudie and Simpson (1990 TV Movie)
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Sudie and Simpson - Louis Gossett Jr. Stars in this film based on Sarah Flanigan Carter's autobiographical... (95 mins.)
Director: Joan Tewkesbury
“ Georgia, WWII era. ” - road-traveled
 
30.
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
“ Georgia, -Decatur, Juliette, Fayetteville, Newnan, Sonoia, Whitesburg, Zebulon, Conyers.
Orlando, Florida.
Looking back, 1920s Alabama. ” - road-traveled
 
31.
Through a Dog's Eyes (2010 Documentary)
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Follows a handful of people as they journey through the heartwarming and often challenging process of receiving their service dogs from Canine Assistants in Georgia. (60 mins.)
Director: Peter Schnall
“ Georgia. Leading service dog organization. ” - road-traveled
 
32.
The Long Riders (1980)
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The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge. (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ Georgia, Westville, Parrott.
Also Sierra Nevada Mountains, California ” - road-traveled
 
33.
Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976 TV Movie)
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Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for. (45 mins.)
“ Georgia, -Savannah ” - road-traveled
 
34.
Cape Fear (1962)
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A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail. (105 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ Georgia, -Savannah ” - road-traveled
 
35.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
“ Louisiana,- Terrebonne Parish, Montegut, New Orleans ” - road-traveled
 
36.
The Big Easy (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne... (102 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
“ New Orleans, Louisiana ” - road-traveled
 
37.
Blaze (1989)
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A middle-aged Louisiana governor falls in love with a young stripper, which jeopardizes his political career and the radical policies which have made him a controversial figure. (120 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ Baton Rouge, Louisiana
late 1950s ” - road-traveled
 
38.
Louisiana Story (1948)
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The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home. (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Flaherty
“ Petit Anse Bayou ” - road-traveled
 
39.
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. (110 mins.)
Director: John Korty
“ Louisiana, -Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation, Natchez, Baton Rouge, The Cotton Plantation, Francisville.
1962 ” - road-traveled
 
40.
A Woman Called Moses (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman. (240 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
“ Louisiana, -Houmas House, Burnside.
1860s ” - road-traveled
 
41.
Down by Law (1986)
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The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey. (107 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ Louisiana ” - road-traveled
 
42.
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Searching for The Wrong-Eyed Jesus is a captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the the Southern U.S... (82 mins.)
Director: Andrew Douglas
“ Louisiana, -Ferriday, Vidalia, Ridgecrest.
Mississippi, -Natchez.
Kentucky.
Virginia ” - road-traveled
 
43.
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness. (102 mins.)
Director: Udayan Prasad
“ Louisiana, Albita Springs, New Orleans, Chalmette, Morgan City. ” - road-traveled
 
44.
Sounder (1972)
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The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food. (105 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
“ Louisiana, -Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, St. Helena Parish.
1933 ” - road-traveled
 
45.
Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A Cajun man attempts to save his town. (103 mins.)
Director: Glen Pitre
“ Louisiana -Cecilia, Henderson, LaFayette. ” - road-traveled
 
46.
Eve's Bayou (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz... (109 mins.)
Director: Kasi Lemmons
“ Louisiana -Covington, Madisonville, Napoleonville.
1960s era. ” - road-traveled
 
47.
In the Electric Mist (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen. (117 mins.)
“ Louisiana,- Albania Plantation, Catahoula, New Iberia, St. Martinville, Charenton, New Orleans, Jeanerette. ” - road-traveled
 
48.
The Beguiled (1971)
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While imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him. (105 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
“ Louisiana, -Baton Rouge, Geismer, Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation.
Civil War era. ” - road-traveled
 
49.
Free State of Jones (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government. (139 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Mississippi, location and setting in Jones County.
Filmed in Louisiana, -Evergreen Plantation, Edgard, Bush, St. Bernard Parish, New Orleans, Braithwaite, Greensburg, Clinton, Creedmoor Plantation, Buckner Mansion. ” - road-traveled
 
50.
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ Mississippi setting.
Filmed in Louisiana, -Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Clinton, Baton Rouge, Ramsey Plantation, New Roads, East Feliciana Plantation ” - road-traveled
 
51.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ Natchitoches, Louisiana ” - road-traveled
 
52.
Queen (1993 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen... (282 mins.)
“ South Carolina, -Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant, Charleston ” - road-traveled
 
53.
Passion Fish (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair... (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
“ Louisiana, -Lake Arthur, Elton, Gueydam, Jennings, Lake Charles. ” - road-traveled
 
54.
Ruffian (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A look at the life of the thoroughbred filly that dominated horse racing in the early 1970s. (85 mins.)
Director: Yves Simoneau
“ Louisiana, 1970s ” - road-traveled
 
55.
The Little Foxes (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century. (116 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Belle Helene Plantation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
Around 1900. ” - road-traveled
 
56.
The Man in the Moon (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rural Louisiana, summer of 1957, Elvis is King. At 14, Dani is coming of age. Her older sister is beautiful... (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ 1957 Louisiana, -Robeline, Kisatchie, Natchitoches. ” - road-traveled
 
57.
Band of Angels (1957)
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Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black. (125 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation, Geismen, Louisiana ” - road-traveled
 
58.
Pretty Baby (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ Columns Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
1917 era ” - road-traveled
 
59.
Angel Heart (1987)
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Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. (113 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ Louisiana, -New Orleans, Thibodaux, Laurel Valley, Napoleonvillle,
long list of filming locations, including New York, New Jersey ” - road-traveled
 
60.
The Horse Soldiers (1959)
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A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center... (115 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Louisiana,- Oakland Plantation, Natchitoches, Alexandria.
Mississippi,- Homochitto River, Washington, Natchez.
1863, spring ” - road-traveled
 
61.
Baby Doll (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin. (114 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ Mississippi, Benoit.
Stockton, California ” - road-traveled
 
62.
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
“ Mississippi, Holly Springs. ” - road-traveled
 
63.
American Playhouse (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. In HD.
“ Mississippi River.
Maysville, Kentucky ” - road-traveled
 
64.
Show Boat (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
“ Mississippi, Dunleith Plantation,
Natchez

Lansdowne Plantation ” - road-traveled
 
65.
Mississippi Chicken (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Questions of race, workers' rights and exploitation form the crux of this intriguing documentary about... (82 mins.)
Director: John Fiege
 
66.
Intruder in the Dust (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In 1940s Mississippi two teenage boys and an elderly woman combine forces to prevent a miscarriage of justice and clear a black man of a murder charge. (87 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ Mississippi, -Oxford
1940s, rural ” - road-traveled
 
67.
Prom Night in Mississippi (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A high school in a small-town in Mississippi prepares for its first integrated senior prom. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Saltzman
 
68.
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
“ Mississippi, - Clarksdale, Jackson, Greenwood. ” - road-traveled
 
69.
A Time to Kill (1996)
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A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the K.K.K. (149 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Mississippi, -Canton ” - road-traveled
 
70.
Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Billy Joe confesses his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee only to cover his growing fear that he may, in fact... (105 mins.)
Director: Max Baer
“ Mississippi, -Tallahatchie County, Vaiden, Greenwood, Itta Bena, Lefore County. ” - road-traveled
 
71.
Show Boat (1936)
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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady. (113 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ Mississippi ” - road-traveled
 
72.
Down in the Delta (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city... (112 mins.)
Director: Maya Angelou
“ Mississippi.
Filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada ” - road-traveled
 
73.
Get on Up (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. (139 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ Natchez, Mississippi ” - road-traveled
 
74.
Mississippi Blues (1983 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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.)
“ Mississippi ” - road-traveled
 
75.
Mississippi Masala (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes... (118 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
“ Mississippi, Grenada, Biloxi, Greenwood, Ocean Springs.
Kampala, Uganda ” - road-traveled
 
76.
Last of the Mississippi Jukes (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(86 mins.)
Director: Robert Mugge
“ Jackson, Mississippi ” - road-traveled
 
77.
Miss Firecracker (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest... (102 mins.)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
“ Mississippi, -Yazoo City ” - road-traveled
 
78.
B.B. King: The Life of Riley (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The untold true American story of an orphan boy from the heart of the Mississippi Delta who rose to music stardom around the world and inspired a generation of fans against all odds. (123 mins.)
Director: Jon Brewer
“ Mississippi Delta.
B.B. King visits his hometown yearly. ” - road-traveled
 
79.
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
“ set in Mississippi
Filmed on Long Island ” - road-traveled
 
80.
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
“ Mississippi, -Natchez, Greenville, Port Gibson, Vicksburg ” - road-traveled
 
81.
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
“ Mississippi, -Yazoo City, Canton, Jackson, Mendanhall.
1940s ” - road-traveled
 
82.
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
“ Mississippi Delta, Oakland, Tupelo.
1910, winter.
Caretaker for a sawmill in the winter. ” - road-traveled
 
83.
The Thing Called Love (1993)
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A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom. (116 mins.)
“ Tennessee, -Nashville ” - road-traveled
 
84.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. (109 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ filmed in Illinois and Dyersburg, Tennessee
music by Quincy Jones. ” - road-traveled
 
85.
Walking Tall (1973)
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Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life. (125 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
“ Tennessee, -Knoxville, Henderson, Jackson ” - road-traveled
 
86.
The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
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A Southern lawyer uncovers the truth about a slain undertaker. (102 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Tennessee ” - road-traveled
 
87.
The Secret Path (1999 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drama about a young, neglected white girl in the rural South who, with the help of an unlikely couple, finds the solace and nurturing needed to transform her downtrodden life. (120 mins.)
Director: Bruce Pittman
“ Tennessee.
Rural.
Filmed in Canada. ” - road-traveled
 
88.
Mystery Train (1989)
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Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley. (110 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ Memphis, Tennessee ” - road-traveled
 
89.
Wild River (1960)
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A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her. (110 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ Tennessee,- Charleston, Cleveland, Bradley County, Hiawassee River ” - road-traveled
 
90.
Christy (1994 TV Series)
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Based on the bestseller by Catherine Marshall, Christy tells the story of an idealistic nineteen year... (60 mins.)
“ Townsend, Tennessee ” - road-traveled
 
91.
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes... (93 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
“ Tennessee, -Nashville, Knoxville.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Kentucky ” - road-traveled
 
92.
Hollywood to Dollywood (2011 Documentary)
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Twin young men from North Carolina riding on the fumes of a dream to meet their idol, Dolly Parton the 'Backwoods Barbie', find more than what they bargained for in an RV named Jolene. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lavin
“ Tennessee, Pigeon Forge ” - road-traveled
 
93.
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
“ Tennessee,-Petros, Wartburg, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Oliver Springs, Oak Ridge, Harrinan. ” - road-traveled
 
94.
Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White. (88 mins.)
Director: Neil Berkeley
“ Tennessee ” - road-traveled
 
95.
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
“ Tennessee, - Nashville, Memphis, Covington.
Arkansas
Mississippi ” - road-traveled
 
96.
A Walk in the Spring Rain (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The Merediths move to an isolated farm. Mrs. Meredith and the neighbour Will Cade become friends and anticipate becoming lovers. (98 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
“ Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Tennessee, -Gatlinburg, Knoxville ” - road-traveled
 
97.
Stars in My Crown (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1865, the small Southern town of Walsburg has become so dangerous that Parson Josiah Doziah Gray gives his sermons while holding a gun. (89 mins.)
“ Tennessee, small town, post Civil War. ” - road-traveled
 
98.
All the Way Home (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death... (97 mins.)
Director: Alex Segal
“ Knoxville, Tennessee
early 1900s. ” - road-traveled
 
99.
That Evening Sun (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm. (109 mins.)
Director: Scott Teems
“ Tennessee, -Knoxville ” - road-traveled
 
100.
All the Real Girls (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Small-town love story of a young man with a reputation for womanizing and his best friend's sister. (108 mins.)
“ North Carolina,- Asheville, Marshall, Cherokee ” - road-traveled