Films set in South Carolina

by Mike_Noga | created - 16 May 2012 | updated - 28 Nov 2015 | Public

This is a list of films at least partially set in South Carolina.

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1. Slither (2006)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Don Thompson

Votes: 67,124 | Gross: $7.77M

2. Shag (I) (1989)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.

Director: Zelda Barron | Stars: Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Scott Coffey, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 3,320 | Gross: $6.96M

3. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 109,652 | Gross: $26.83M

4. The Big Chill (1983)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt

Votes: 28,427 | Gross: $56.20M

5. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

R | 98 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their lives adversely affected when a new man enters the picture. Will their family ever be what they expect?

Director: Anjelica Huston | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ron Eldard, Glenne Headly, Lyle Lovett

Votes: 3,720

6. The New Daughter (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

A single father moves his two children to rural South Carolina, only to watch his daughter exhibit increasingly strange behavior.

Director: Luiso Berdejo | Stars: Kevin Costner, Ivana Baquero, Samantha Mathis, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 12,715

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

97 min | Drama

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 »

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

Votes: 86

8. Gospel Hill (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

A former Sheriff of the southern town dealing with past sins, and a former civil rights worker, withdrawn since the martyrdom of his brother thirty years before, confront a threat to their town.

Director: Giancarlo Esposito | Stars: Chloe Bailey, Adam Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Casey Belville

Votes: 797

9. Asylum (IV) (2008)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Six college students discover their dorm was once an insane asylum that conducted gruesome lobotomies on its teenage inmates during the 1930's.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Sarah Roemer, Jake Muxworthy, Mark Rolston, Travis Van Winkle

Votes: 3,093

10. Conrack (1974)

PG | 106 min | Drama

White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District, he starts a job teaching at a small poor school located on Daufuskie ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Madge Sinclair, Tina Andrews

Votes: 1,435

11. Doc Hollywood (1991)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

A young doctor causes a traffic accident in a small town and is sentenced to work for some days at the town hospital.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Barnard Hughes, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 28,813 | Gross: $54.83M

12. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

57 Metascore

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. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with ... See full summary »

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys

Votes: 21,735 | Gross: $37.77M

13. Staying Together (1989)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

The complacent life of three small town brothers is shattered when their father sells the family business from under them.

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon, Jim Haynie

Votes: 655 | Gross: $4.35M

14. Rich in Love (1992)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

Charleston, South Carolina. The Odoms have lived a life of the traditions of the American south in their longtime, large family beach front home. That tradition is turned upside down when ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Albert Finney, Jill Clayburgh, Kathryn Erbe, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 705 | Gross: $2.15M

15. Special Bulletin (1983 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC... See full summary »

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Ed Flanders, Kathryn Walker, Roxanne Hart, Christopher Allport

Votes: 859

16. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 446,326 | Gross: $81.00M

17. Dear John (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

43 Metascore

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas

Votes: 120,606 | Gross: $80.01M

18. The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, History

63 Metascore

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 227,670 | Gross: $113.33M

19. Carnival Magic (1981)

G | 86 min | Fantasy

A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Don Stewart, Jennifer Houlton, Howard Segal, Regina Carrol

Votes: 485

20. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,303

21. Les marines (1962)

22 min | Documentary, Short

A French documentary which explores the training and lives of United States Marines.

Director: François Reichenbach | Star: Gérard Oury

Votes: 40

22. Trantasia (2006)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

Las Vegas promoters planning a review starring Jahna Steele invited transgender women to participate in "The World's Most Beautiful Transsexual Pageant," a two-day contest from which eight ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Stanford | Stars: Erica Andrews, Cassandra Cass, Mimi Marks, Maria Roman

Votes: 176

23. Little Senegal (2001)

97 min | Drama

After many years of having worked as a tour guide at the Senegalese slave museum, Alloune decides to go to America in search of his ancestors. They were taken away from his village 200 years ago and sold as slaves in the New World.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Sharon Hope, Roschdy Zem, Karim Traoré

Votes: 384

24. Perfect Harmony (1991 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Family, Music

In a private school in the U.S. South, Mr. Sanders, a new choirmaster tries to reduce some of the prejudice and hostility of some of the students in his choir. Paul, a bully who feels he ... See full summary »

Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Peter Scolari, Darren McGavin, Catherine Mary Stewart, Moses Gunn

Votes: 391

25. Radio (2003)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

38 Metascore

The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing.

Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 34,634 | Gross: $52.28M

26. Jolene (2008)

R | 121 min | Drama

31 Metascore

A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling cross-country experiencing life, love and heartbreak. Based on E.L. Doctorow's story, "Jolene: A Life."

Director: Dan Ireland | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Frances Fisher, Rupert Friend, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 3,582

27. Carolina Skeletons (1991 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama

After a long time in the Army, an African-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Bruce Dern, Melissa Leo, Paul Roebling

Votes: 291

28. Brother Future (1991 TV Movie)

103 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A young street rapper is transported back in time to the pre-Civil War South, where he finds himself in the middle of a slave revolt.

Director: Roy Campanella II | Stars: Phill Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Michael Burgess, Akosua Busia

Votes: 139

29. Swimming (2000)

R | 90 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town. Frankie works with her brother, Neil running their family's ... See full summary »

Director: Robert J. Siegel | Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Joelle Carter, Jennifer Dundas, Jamie Harrold

Votes: 872 | Gross: $0.16M

30. The Prince of Tides (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 13,871 | Gross: $74.79M