Films set in Arkansasby Mike_Noga | created - 16 May 2012 | updated - 11 Oct 2012 | Public
This is a list of films that are at least partially set in Arkansas.
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1. True Grit (1969)
G | 128 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.
Votes: 37,488 | Gross: $31.13M
3. Sling Blade (1996)
R | 135 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 79,666 | Gross: $24.48M
4. Rosalie Goes Shopping (1989)
PG | 94 min | Comedy
A kindly but thieving shopaholic tries to turn her mistakes around, but does so by becoming a skilled computer hacker, something that could only get her into more trouble despite her goal to impress her beloved family.
Votes: 718 | Gross: $0.57M
5. War Eagle, Arkansas (2007)
PG-13 | Drama
Coming of age in an Ozark town. Enoch is a high school senior: he stutters, has one friend, Wheels, a kid with CP who's in a wheelchair, and thinks about college in Tennessee on a baseball ... See full summary »
Votes: 232 | Gross: $0.12M
7. The Ernest Green Story (1993 TV Movie)
101 min | Drama
Follows the story of Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine who were the first blacks to integrate into an all white school.
Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.
9. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 TV Movie)
Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime
The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.
10. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Crime
A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.
11. Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock (1994)
Raw and unflinching, this pair of award-winning HBO films looks at the death and destruction caused by gang warfare across the United States. With unlimited access, the filmmakers document ... See full synopsis »
Director: Marc Levin
12. The Kettles in the Ozarks (1956)
Approved | 81 min | Comedy
Ma and the kids head back to the Ozarks for a visit with Pa's brother Uncle Sedge. He's working his way through a twenty years long relationship with Miss Bedelia Baines.
13. The River Within (2009)
TV-G | 102 min | Drama, Family
Jason returns home to study for the bar exam, but instead finds that his purpose in life was not what he'd originally thought.
Votes: 159 | Gross: $0.01M
14. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music
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?
15. Towncraft (2007)
104 min | Documentary
Towncraft looks at the importance of local scenes in a changing music world and the exciting music that emerges from smaller cities across the country when communities come together.
16. The Stand (1994)
Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
17. Arkansas Judge (1941)
Approved | 71 min | Action, Drama, Musical
Peaceful Valley town-founder, Judge Abner Weaver is distressed when the townspeople begin gossiping and "bearing false witness'" against Mary Shoemaker , the community handy-woman, who is ... See full summary »
18. I'm from Arkansas (1944)
Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs.
21. Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)
Not Rated | 88 min | Romance, Western
Fugitive bank robber Joe Maybe steals the identity of a marshal and rides into a town whose judge asks Joe to act as town marshal but an old flame almost betrays his real identity forcing Joe to claim she's his wife.
25. Summer's End (1985)
30 min | Short, Drama, Family
10-year-old Kathy prefers pigtails to curls and runs away for the day to avoid a hair appointment. While she's off having adventures with her best pal Jeeter, her parents clash over how to ... See full summary »
26. Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal (2005)
91 min | Documentary, Crime, History
A shocking expose of a prison blood donor program during the Clinton governorship in Arkansas. Infected prisoners slipped through the cracks and tainted blood made it into pharmaceuticals ... See full summary »
27. Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950)
Approved | 62 min | Action, Comedy, Sport
A crooked mayor and fight promoter conspire to sign slow-witted Humphrey to a contract. Their goal is to use Humphrey to get Joe Palooka to sign. As things develop, Humphrey becomes mayor.
30. Native Land (1942)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Paul Robeson narrates a mix of dramatizations and archival footage about the bill of rights being under attack during the 1930s by union busting corporations, their spies and contractors. ... See full summary »
31. Crazy Mama (1975)
PG | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Jonathan Demme directs this joyous relentlessly kitschy celebration of 1950s America: opportunity, rock'n'roll, and the road. He follows three generations of women and the men they pick up,... See full summary »
32. The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family
A feature adaptation of the classic television show, when nice guy redneck Jed Clampett strikes it rich when he finds black oil, and moves him and his kin to posh Beverly Hills.
Votes: 15,788 | Gross: $44.03M
33. Sing While You're Able (1937)
Approved | 66 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance
A toy company owner and his daughter find a singing hillbilly in the Arkansas backwoods and take him back to the big city in hopes of helping their radio show ratings.
34. The Windjammer (1945)
Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Music
Scott Elliott, a discharged WWII Navy officer and a film executive in civilian life, passes through a small Arkansas town, and meets Bob Burns, a farmer, and his daughter. As a film ... See full summary »
36. Man Outside (1987)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
A lawyer, running away from his past, becomes a recluse in the Alabama woods and becomes the primary suspect in the abduction of a local boy.
38. Pass the Ammo (1988)
R | 93 min | Comedy
A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two cousins in an attempt to avenge the theft of her inheritance. A quirky look at the ... See full summary »
Votes: 437 | Gross: $0.17M
41. Almost a Husband (1919)
50 min | Comedy
A New England schoolteacher arrives in a small Southern town. He becomes the savior of several local people in time of emergency, including a young who is oppressed by the unwelcome ... See full summary »
42. Arkansas Portraits: A Look at Art Made by Arkansans (2004 Video)
A documentary film about artists who lived and worked primarily in the state of Arkansas. Included are artists Carroll Cloar, Paul Maxwell, Leon Niehues and Louis and Elsie Freund. Features... See full summary »
43. Birthrite (2008 Video)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
Insurance adjuster Elizabeth Alexander is abducted by a backwoods mentally slow Charley and his crazy mother in the swamps of East Arkansas.
44. Come Morning (2012)
80 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
45. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1984)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
A professor and three of his students camp out in the wilderness to find a Bigfoot-type creature.