Films set in Alabama

by Mike_Noga | created - 14 May 2012 | updated - 30 May 2012 | Public

Here's a list, probably incomplete, of films set in Alabama.

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1. Alabama Moon (2009)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family

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.

Director: Tim McCanlies | Stars: Jimmy Bennett, Gabriel Basso, Uriah Shelton, Clint Howard

Votes: 1,206

2. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 261,317

3. The Little Foxes (1941)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Votes: 8,841

4. The Rosa Parks Story (2002 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama

A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter

Votes: 647

5. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Sport

66 Metascore

Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole

Votes: 148,113 | Gross: $148.21M

6. The Miracle Worker (1962)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson

Votes: 14,060

7. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 381,819 | Gross: $66.26M

8. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,525,927 | Gross: $330.25M

9. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Polly (1989)

Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

An musical adaptation of the book "Pollyanna" set in the 1950's in which an orphan tries to use gladness to unite the people in a small southern town

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rashad, Dorian Harewood, Barbara Montgomery

Votes: 502

10. Constellation (2005)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

41 Metascore

A painter living in exile returns home where his family endured generations of racial violence. There he begins to fantasize the people around him as a series of portraits in order to bury the pain and find something beautiful to feel.

Director: Jordan Walker-Pearlman | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Billy Dee Williams, Zoe Saldana, Daniel Bess

Votes: 492 | Gross: $0.31M

11. The Tuskegee Airmen (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War

The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 4,857

12. Manhunter (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

75 Metascore

Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 57,466 | Gross: $8.62M

13. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Romance, War

In 1818 Alabama, French settlers are pitted against greedy land-grabber Blake Randolph but Kentucky militiaman John Breen, who's smitten with French gal Fleurette De Marchand, comes to the settlers' aid.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 2,489

14. Crazy in Alabama (1999)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

46 Metascore

An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.

Director: Antonio Banderas | Stars: Melanie Griffith, David Morse, Lucas Black, Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 6,282 | Gross: $1.95M

15. The Grass Harp (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Comedy

After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Matthau | Stars: Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Edward Furlong

Votes: 2,853 | Gross: $0.49M

16. Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend (2005)

60 min | Documentary

This award-winning film airs nationally on PBS. It documents the lives of a group of African-American women from Alabama's Black Belt region, who see their lives radically changed as their artwork is suddenly recognized and embraced by the elite American museum world.

Director: Celia Carey

Votes: 23

17. The Long Walk Home (1990)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History

73 Metascore

Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames

Votes: 2,903 | Gross: $4.80M

18. Heart of Dixie (1989)

PG | 95 min | Drama

Three young sorority women try to find love with potential men, while worrying about changes in their way of life when integration begins at their college in 1957 segregated Alabama.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates, Treat Williams

Votes: 594 | Gross: $1.10M

19. The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992– )

240 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »

Stars: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Angela Bassett, Holly Robinson Peete, Margaret Avery

Votes: 2,701

20. Honeydripper (2007)

PG-13 | 124 min | Crime, Drama, History

68 Metascore

1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the ... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Danny Glover, LisaGay Hamilton, Yaya DaCosta, Charles S. Dutton

Votes: 1,786 | Gross: $0.27M

21. Another Part of the Forest (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Romance

This 'prequel' to The Little Foxes tells how the ruthless members of the old-South Hubbard family got that way.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Fredric March, Dan Duryea, Edmond O'Brien, Ann Blyth

Votes: 309

22. Stay Hungry (1976)

R | 102 min | Drama, Comedy

A syndicate wants to buy a whole district to rebuild it. They've bought every house except the small gym "Olympic", where Mr. Austria Joe Santo prepares for the Mr. Universum championships ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 3,534

23. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Clifton Powell, Ella Joyce

Votes: 453

24. Unconquered (1989 TV Movie)

113 min | Drama

In 1962 in Montgomery, Alabama, State Attorney Richard Flowers is one of few willing to fight racial injustices even if it costs him his family's peace.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Peter Coyote, Dermot Mulroney, Tess Harper, Jenny Robertson

Votes: 125

25. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 59,334 | Gross: $82.42M

26. Blue Sky (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Romance

Jessica Lange stars in a period drama about a family moving to a military base, and she quickly becomes part of a cover-up involving nuclear bomb tests.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Powers Boothe, Carrie Snodgress

Votes: 6,043 | Gross: $3.36M

27. Hounddog (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music

31 Metascore

A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

Director: Deborah Kampmeier | Stars: Dakota Fanning, David Morse, Piper Laurie, Granoldo Frazier

Votes: 5,596 | Gross: $0.13M

28. My Cousin Vinny (1992)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield

Votes: 93,326 | Gross: $52.93M

29. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

45 Metascore

A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas, Candice Bergen

Votes: 92,923 | Gross: $127.22M

30. The Phenix City Story (1955)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews

Votes: 1,913

31. Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2000)

84 min | Documentary, History

74 Metascore

The history of the "Scottsboro Boys," a group of African American men who were victims of a racist miscarriage of justice that became a national controversy.

Directors: Barak Goodman, Daniel Anker | Stars: Frances McDormand, Stanley Tucci, Andre Braugher, Nesbitt Blaisdell

Votes: 263

32. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy

50 Metascore

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

Votes: 39,104 | Gross: $126.74M

33. The Pacific (2010)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 82,491

34. Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012)

TV-PG | 97 min | Biography, Drama

In 1970's Alabama, a young preacher struggles with his faith, and attacks from his church, after being hired to prove whether or not Hell exists.

Director: Jeff Wood | Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Keri Lynn Pratt, Wes Robertson, John Wesley Shipp

Votes: 143

35. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy

57 Metascore

After being mistaken for terrorists and thrown into Guantánamo Bay, stoners Harold and Kumar escape and return to the U.S., where they proceed to flee across the country with federal agents in hot pursuit.

Directors: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg | Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Corddry

Votes: 122,687 | Gross: $38.09M

36. Nothing But a Man (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.

Director: Michael Roemer | Stars: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster

Votes: 1,051 | Gross: $0.01M

37. George Wallace (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 178 min | Biography, Drama

Following Alabama governor George Wallace through segregation, presidential elections, an assassination attempt and personal trauma.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gary Sinise, Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 1,169

38. The Story of Doctor Carver (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Biography, Drama

The story of Dr. George Washington Carver (1864-1943), black educator and horticulturist. He is perhaps most well known for developing over 140 products from all parts of the peanut plant, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jesse Graves, Ben Hall, John Lester Johnson, Frank McGlynn Jr.

Votes: 47

39. Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

In 1930s Alabama, nine young black men are accused of raping two white women. The judge in the case, unlike the rest of the town, comes to believe that the boys are innocent, and against ... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Arthur Hill, Ellen Barber, Paul Benjamin, Larry Butts

Votes: 60

40. SpaceCamp (1986)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

The young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidentally launched into orbit.

Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 11,955 | Gross: $9.70M

41. A Smile as Big as the Moon (2012 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Family

a special education teacher, helps his students, & trains them, & looks for ways to take them to where they are dreaming to go, space camp!

Director: James Steven Sadwith | Stars: John Corbett, Jessy Schram, Logan Huffman, Moira Kelly

Votes: 685



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