Films set in Mississippiby Mike_Noga | created - 21 May 2012 | updated - 11 Jul 2017 | Public
This is a list of films that are at least partially set in Mississippi.
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1. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Votes: 255,040 | Gross: $45.51M
2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 38,943 | Gross: $17.57M
3. Biloxi Blues (1988)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi, Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon.
Votes: 13,013 | Gross: $43.18M
4. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History
A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.
Votes: 9,355 | Gross: $13.05M
7. The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War
In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.
8. Cookie's Fortune (1999)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama
Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Votes: 11,771 | Gross: $10.92M
9. The Help (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 378,913 | Gross: $169.71M
11. A Time to Kill (1996)
R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.
Votes: 115,338 | Gross: $108.77M
12. Miss Firecracker (1989)
PG | 102 min | Comedy
Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest, trying to emulate her cousin Elain's win many years ago. Few think she can win, even ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,777 | Gross: $0.65M
13. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 257,549 | Gross: $255.96M
14. Mississippi Burning (1988)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History
Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
Votes: 75,721 | Gross: $34.60M
15. Loading a Mississippi Steamboat (1898)
"Colored stevedores carrying the cargo aboard a river boat."
16. The Ladykillers (2004)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.
Votes: 91,674 | Gross: $39.80M
American Playhouse (1981– )
For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Based on the life and times of NAACP field secretary and Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers, assassinated in 1963.
18. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 1,157,144 | Gross: $162.81M
19. Crimes of the Heart (1986)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 3,224 | Gross: $22.91M
20. Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
PG | 106 min | Drama
At last, we're given the answers to the questions raised by the haunting 1967 Bobbie Gentry song of the same title. Eighteen- year-old Billy Joe McAllister is in love with Bobbie Lee, but ... See full summary »
21. River Lady (1948)
Approved | 78 min | Action, Drama, Western
During the 1850s, crooked lumber syndicate man Beauvais tries to take over the local mill while Sequin, the sensual owner of a gambling riverboat, tries to control the heart of Mississippi lumberjack Dan Corrigan.
22. Mississippi Masala (1991)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »
Votes: 4,323 | Gross: $7.31M
24. The War (1994)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama
Vietnam War vet Stephen Simmons must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends, and a rival group of children. He also must deal with his own personal and ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,065 | Gross: $16.55M
25. Crossroads (1986)
R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
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.
Votes: 12,255 | Gross: $5.84M
26. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Votes: 57,881 | Gross: $24.38M
27. Bamui yeolgisokeuro (1985)
An anti-social and angry young man spends his time on the streets in the more dangerous parts of Seoul. He meets a young woman whom he wants to possess. However, he gradually falls in love ... See full summary »
29. Life (I) (1999)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.
Votes: 39,868 | Gross: $63.84M
30. Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance
A narrator tells the story of his childhood years in a tightly knit Afro-American community in the deep south under racial segregation.
Votes: 441 | Gross: $3.38M
31. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.
32. Murder in Mississippi (1990 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama
In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.
33. Down in the Delta (1998)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama
Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,341 | Gross: $5.66M
35. Straw Dogs (2011)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Los Angeles screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Votes: 30,003 | Gross: $10.32M
36. Mississippi (1935)
Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Musical
Crosby plays a Philadelpia Quaker engaged to a Southern belle. He becomes a social outcast when he refuses to fight a duel. Fields then hires him to perform on his riverboat, promoting him ... See full summary »
38. Show Boat (1951)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, Family, Musical
The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.
44. Mississippi Blues (1983)
96 min | Documentary
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.
45. The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003)
G | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The Adventures of Ociee Nash tells the story of nine year old Ociee Nash in the year 1898 who is sent from her father and brothers in rural Mississippi to live with her refined aunt in Asheville, North Carolina.
46. The Reivers (1969)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures.
47. Free State of Jones (2016)
R | 139 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.
Votes: 41,302 | Gross: $20.76M
48. The Free State of Jones (2010)
11 min | Short, Action, Drama
In the Civil War South, a group of Confederate deserters fight to defend their freedom at any cost. When the band captures a Confederate prisoner, tensions mount and the true meaning of ... See full summary »