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1. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

Writers: Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 48,076

2. Devil's Knot (2013)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.0
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42 Metascore

The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Writers: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson, Mara Leveritt | Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Alessandro Nivola, James Hamrick

Votes: 11,577

3. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

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.

Writer: Billy Bob Thornton | Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Votes: 68,156

4. Kalifornia (1993)

R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller

6.7
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49 Metascore

A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Writers: Stephen Levy, Tim Metcalfe | Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Kathy Larson, David Milford

Votes: 39,828

5. Big Momma's House (2000)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.0
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33 Metascore

To protect a woman (Nia Long) and her son (Jascha Washington) from a robber (Terrence Howard), a male FBI agent (Martin Lawrence) disguises as a large grandmother.

Writers: Darryl Quarles, Don Rhymer | Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Jascha Washington

Votes: 62,128

6. Crimes of the Heart (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ... See full summary »

Writer: Beth Henley | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard

Votes: 2,689

7. Crossroads (1986)

R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.1
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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.

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton

Votes: 9,818

8. Goin' South (1978)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Western

6.3
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Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single ... See full summary »

Writers: John Herman Shaner, Al Ramrus, Charles Shyer, Alan Mandel | Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd, John Belushi

Votes: 4,389

9. North and South, Book II (1986 TV Mini-Series)

570 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Creator: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 3,071

10. Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005 TV Movie)

113 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.

Writers: Zora Neale Hurston, Suzan-Lori Parks, Misan Sagay, Bobby Smith Jr. | Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Halle Berry, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Mel Winkler, Michael Ealy

Votes: 2,088

11. A Soldier's Story (1984)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.

Writer: Charles Fuller | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier

Votes: 6,193

12. Vanished Acres (2006)

31 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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An old farmer discovers that his deceased wife had an affair with his scarecrow, revealing a haunted past.

Writer: Adam Bolt | Director: Adam Bolt | Stars: John Adrian Riley, Matthew Solari, Timothy Henning, Natsumi Abe

Votes: 34

13. That Evening Sun (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

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.

Writers: Scott Teems, William Gay | Director: Scott Teems | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins, Mia Wasikowska

Votes: 2,109

14. I Walk the Line (1970)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

6.7
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Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful ... See full summary »

Writers: Alvin Sargent, Madison Jones | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Tuesday Weld, Estelle Parsons, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 1,097

15. The Last American Hero (1973)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Sport

6.3
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A young hellraiser quits his moonshine business to try to become the best NASCAR racer the south had ever seen.

Writers: Tom Wolfe, William Roberts | Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty

Votes: 1,018

16. Dean Slater: Resident Advisor (2013)

83 min | Comedy

4.7
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Three college freshmen tackle their first semester under the guidance of their legendary stand-in R.A.

Writers: Christian Sander, Colin Sander, Scott Sander | Director: Colin Sander | Stars: Mitchell Jarvis, Nick Renaud, Glenn McCuen, Jimmy Wong

Votes: 177

17. Buster and Billie (1974)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Dimwitted but sweet high school girl of easy virtue and the most popular boy in the school share an improbable romance. But when his buddies forget she's no longer the crew slut she once ... See full summary »

Writers: Ron Bartron, Ron Turbeville | Directors: Daniel Petrie, Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Joan Goodfellow, Pamela Sue Martin, Clifton James

Votes: 465

18. Macon County Line (1974)

R | 89 min | Drama, Action

6.9
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A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters. Low-budget film set in Georgia in 1953 and based on fact.

Writers: Max Baer Jr., Richard Compton | Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Alan Vint, Cheryl Waters, Max Baer Jr., Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 638

19. Flamingo Road (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Carnival dancer Lane Bellamy finds herself stranded in a southern town ruled by corrupt political boss Titus Semple. Lane becomes romantically involved with sheriff Fielding Carlisle, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Wilder, Edmund H. North, Sally Wilder | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet, David Brian

Votes: 1,542

20. Sordid Lives: The Series (2008– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The story of Bible-thumping Baptists, beer-swilling bar trash and everyone in between in a small Texas town, contrasted with the appearance-driven world of Hollywood and the hysterical ... See full summary »

Creator: Del Shores | Stars: Beth Grant, Rue McClanahan, Caroline Rhea, Jason Dottley

Votes: 563

21. Return to Macon County (1975)

PG | 90 min | Drama

5.5
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In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Compton | Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Nick Nolte, Don Johnson, Robin Mattson, Robert Viharo

Votes: 473

22. Beulah Land (1980 TV Mini-Series)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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Miniseries detailing the lives of two Civil War families.

Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Michael Sarrazin, Eddie Albert, Hope Lange

Votes: 189

23. Elbow Grease (2015)

114 min | Comedy, Drama, Family | Completed

Elbow Grease is a sincere look into the humor and craziness that is the everyday life of the Barnes family as they come to terms with each other. Billy and Ellie's marriage may be on the ... See full summary »

Writer: Jason Shirley | Director: Jason Shirley | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Michael Abbott Jr., R. Keith Harris, Whitney Goin

24. Ruby Bridges (1998 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

7.2
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The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the... See full summary »

Writer: Toni Ann Johnson | Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach, Jean Louisa Kelly

Votes: 561

25. Mandinga (1976)

86 min | Adventure, Drama

3.2
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An Old South plantation owner lusts after his female slaves.

Writer: Tecla Romanelli | Director: Mario Pinzauti | Stars: Antonio Gismondo, Serafino Profumo, Maria Rosaria Riuzzi, Paola D'Egidio

Votes: 110

26. The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (I) (2005)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, History

5.4
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The true love story of the conflict between Capt. Robert Adams' dedication to the south and his love for Eveline McCord, his beloved from the north. Produced, written and directed by the descendants of Robert and Eveline, this American Civil War tale is an explosive, richly detailed saga of fierce combat, honor and the will to risk all that's precious for love or country.

Writers: Julian Adams, Weston Adams, Joshua Lindsey, Gwendolyn Edwards | Directors: A. Blaine Miller, Julian Adams | Stars: Julian Adams, Gwendolyn Edwards, Eric Holloway, Amy Redford

Votes: 298

27. The Dukes (1983– )

30 min | Action, Animation, Comedy

6.2
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This was another attempt to take a successful primetime television series and turn it into a Saturday morning cartoon. In it, the Dukes, Daisy and her cousins, Coy and Vance in the first ... See full summary »

Stars: Catherine Bach, James Best, Sorrell Booke, Denver Pyle

Votes: 61

28. Lorna (1964)

Unrated | 78 min | Drama

6.0
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Lorna has been married to Jim for a year, but still hasn't been satisfied sexually. While Jim is working at the salt mine, she is raped by an escaped convict, but falls in lust with him. ... See full summary »

Writers: James Griffith, Russ Meyer | Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Lorna Maitland, Mark Bradley, James Rucker, Hal Hopper

Votes: 729

29. Bucktown (1975)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince ... See full summary »

Writer: Bob Ellison | Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Thalmus Rasulala, Tony King

Votes: 723

30. Hot Spell (1958)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama

7.2
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A housewife is doing her best to keep her family together as it's slowly falling apart, a fact she's trying to ignore. Her cheating husband's birthday party is approaching and many lines will be crossed after that event.

Writers: Lonnie Coleman, James Poe | Directors: Daniel Mann, George Cukor | Stars: Shirley Booth, Anthony Quinn, Shirley MacLaine, Earl Holliman

Votes: 257

31. Charms for the Easy Life (2002 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama

6.6
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The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.

Writers: Kaye Gibbons, Angela Shelton | Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Mimi Rogers, Susan May Pratt, Geordie Johnson

Votes: 347

32. Ghost Fever (1986)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

3.5
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Two policeman are sent on a routine assignment to serve an eviction notice. It becomes anything but run-of-the-mill when they become involved in the ghostly happenings.

Writer: Oscar Brodney | Director: Lee Madden | Stars: Sherman Hemsley, Luis Avalos, Jennifer Rhodes, Deborah Benson

Votes: 232

33. The River Pirates (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.7
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A timeless story of a boy's adventures growing up in a small Southern town, Yazoo City in the 1940s during World War II, roaming with his friends, playing practical jokes, and getting into trouble.

Writers: Paul W. Cooper, Willie Morris | Director: Tom G. Robertson | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Ryan Francis, Gennie James, Douglas Emerson

Votes: 101

34. Come Morning (2012)

80 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Set in rural Arkansas in 1973, Come Morning is the tragic story of Frank and his 10-year-old grandson and the hunting accident that forever changes their lives.

Writer: Derrick Sims | Director: Derrick Sims | Stars: Michael Ray Davis, Thor Wahlestedt, Elise Rovinsky, Blake Logan

Votes: 158

35. Bridge to the Sun (1961)

113 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government.

Writers: Gwendolen Terasaki, Charles Kaufman | Director: Etienne Périer | Stars: Carroll Baker, James Shigeta, James Yagi, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 515

36. A Free Bird (2014)

R | 95 min | Comedy

8.1
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All JT wants is his freedom and a cigarette. But these are hard times: the steakhouse just fired him, his car broke down, he's broke. So when his buddies plan to rob the steakhouse - to ... See full summary »

Writer: Gregg Russell | Director: Gregg Russell | Stars: Russell Durham Comegys, Karen-Eileen Gordon, George Faughnan, Beau Marie

Votes: 50

37. Till We're Free (2015)

Short | Post-production

After J.W. Miliam and Roy Bryant were acquitted for murder, they soon confessed to a reporter to the kidnapping and killing of 14-year-old Emmett TIll.

Writer: Denn Pietro | Director: Denn Pietro | Stars: Lulu Dahl, Paul Lang, Henry Frost III, Sean Baligian

38. Angel Baby (1961)

97 min | Drama

6.2
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A woman who believes she has been chosen by God to heal people is taken in by a greedy promoter and his shrewish wife to make the rounds of the rural South - she to save souls and heal the ... See full summary »

Writers: Elsie Oakes Barber, Orin Borsten, Paul Mason, Samuel Roeca | Directors: Paul Wendkos, Hubert Cornfield | Stars: George Hamilton, Mercedes McCambridge, Joan Blondell, Henry Jones

Votes: 141

39. The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Writer: Robert Inman | Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Len Cariou, Julia McIlvaine

Votes: 126

40. Proper Manors (2012–2015)

22 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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Proper Manors is a soap opera about a group of recently graduated teenagers in the small town of Proper, USA. They begin to discover that they are all merely pawns in the games that the adults of Proper play.

Creators: Peter D'Alessio, Jef Phillips | Stars: Walter Platz, Orion Hansen, Carolyn Koskan, Rebecca Peterson

Votes: 56

41. Fake (2015)

Comedy | Post-production

Set amongst a tapestry of fairy tale excess, Michael is reared and mentored by an African American maid, Annie Mae. Michael is caught in a triangle of lies and deception by dysfunctional, quirky, upscale family and friends.

Writers: Michael Alton Lowder, Lynne Newton | Director: Jacopo Manfren | Stars: Char Sidney, Tamara Goodwin, Sabrina Culver, Johanna Rae

42. Tennessee Queer (2012)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Religion, politics and gay pride clash in a small Tennessee town when out, proud and living in New York Jason Potts returns home to make life better for the LGBT teenagers.

Writer: Mark Jones | Directors: Mark Jones, Ryan Parker | Stars: Christian Walker, Billie Worley, Jim Eikner, Jerre Dye

Votes: 53

43. Count Three and Pray (1955)

Approved | 102 min | Western

6.7
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A pastor with a shady past moves into a rural town just after the Civil War.

Writer: Herb Meadow | Director: George Sherman | Stars: Van Heflin, Joanne Woodward, Philip Carey, Raymond Burr

Votes: 278

44. The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale (2016)

Drama, Horror, Thriller | Pre-production

While sorting through her dead grandmother's possessions, a young woman slowly unearths the history and horror of the infamous Allen House and its owners.

Writers: Alaina McClellan Sims, Derrick Sims | Director: Derrick Sims

45. Dead Saturday (2015)

9 min | Short, Drama, Thriller | Completed

9.5
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A misguided teenager believes he's found a religious loophole on the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, when God is dead.

Writers: Jeremy Burgess, Benjamin Stark | Director: Benjamin Stark | Stars: Eric Roberts, Caroline Hebert, Kurt Krause, Erich Abbott

Votes: 16

46. The Curse of the Screaming Dead (1982)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

2.1
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A group of Southern deer hunters stop at a church graveyard in the woods. Their activities arouse the corpses of long-dead Confederate soldiers, who attack them.

Writers: Lon Huber, Tony Malanowski | Director: Tony Malanowski | Stars: Steve Sandkuhler, Christopher Gummer, Rebecca Bach, Judy Dixon

Votes: 454

47. Redemption (III) (2011)

97 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

4.4
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1865, the American Civil War has just ended. The last remaining members of a now destitute Southern family journey to California. The guilt and scars they carry from the war are deeper and ... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph P. Stachura | Director: Joseph P. Stachura | Stars: Derek Burke, July Smith, Adam Chambers, Shaina Vorspan

Votes: 94

48. The Lashman (2014)

Action, Drama, Horror

5.2
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Writer: Cameron McCasland | Director: Cameron McCasland | Stars: Stacey Dixon, Shawn C. Phillips, David Vaughn, Jeremy Jones

Votes: 16

49. His Good Will (2008)

11 min | Short

7.2
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A heart-warming story set in 1950 about a young boy struggling against poverty in a small town, and how his innocence and optimism, in the simplest of ways, touch those around him.

Writer: Cayman Grant | Director: Cayman Grant | Stars: Donis Leonard Jr., James Avery, Ashley Jones, Arita Trahan

Votes: 30

50. The View from Pompey's Head (1955)

97 min | Drama

7.1
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Anson Page, a lawyer with Southern roots leaves New York, his wife and his kids for Georgia. His assignment is to investigate the case of Garvin Wales, a famous writer, now nearly blind and... See full summary »

Writers: Hamilton Basso, Philip Dunne | Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Richard Egan, Dana Wynter, Cameron Mitchell, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 71