Films set in North Carolina according to Wikipedia

by WilliamHartPhD | created - 03 Aug 2011 | updated - 04 Aug 2011 | Public

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Films_set_in_North_Carolina (August 2, 2011)

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1. The 5th Quarter (2010)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Driven by the tragic and fatal car crash that took the life of his fifteen year old brother Luke, and wearing Luke's number 5 jersey, Jon Abbate helps to lead the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to the most successful season in school history.

Director: Rick Bieber | Stars: Ryan Merriman, Andie MacDowell, Aidan Quinn, R. Keith Harris

Votes: 1,327 | Gross: $0.40M

2. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 57,360 | Gross: $30.18M

3. Bright Leaf (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

In 1894, Brant Royle shocks the aristocratic tobacco growers of Kingsmont by planning to mass-produce cigarettes.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall, Patricia Neal, Jack Carson

Votes: 864

4. Bull Durham (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

73 Metascore

A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

Votes: 40,444 | Gross: $50.89M

5. The Butcher's Wife (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, George Dzundza, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 5,832 | Gross: $9.69M

6. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 143,130 | Gross: $79.10M

7. Charleen (1980)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

One month in the life of Charleen Swansea, North Carolina poet, mother, beloved teacher, eccentric, romantic, and complex star of McElwee's Sherman's March. In HD.

Director: Ross McElwee | Stars: Charleen Swansea, John W. Love Jr.

Votes: 56

8. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History

73 Metascore

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 127,311 | Gross: $95.64M

9. D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

PG | 99 min | Family, Sci-Fi

A seemingly normal young boy turns out to be a top secret, military-created robot with superhuman abilities.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Kathryn Walker, Colleen Camp

Votes: 10,468 | Gross: $7.84M

10. The Rutherford County Line (1987)

98 min | Action

The life Of Sheriff Damon Huskey and his manhunt for the man who killed his brother.

Director: Thom McIntyre | Stars: Earl Owensby, Terry Loughlin, Marilyn Carter, Dean Whitworth

Votes: 25

11. Dear Jesse (1998)

82 min | Documentary

Can you go home again? What if you're a gay man and home is a state where voters keep electing a homophobe to the US Senate? In 1996, at age 30, native son Tim Kirkman returns to North ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Kirkman | Stars: Nathan A. Barbour, Karen Brown, Patsy Clarke, Hal Crowther

Votes: 140 | Gross: $0.02M

12. The Descent (2005)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder

Votes: 174,255 | Gross: $26.02M

13. The Descent: Part 2 (2009)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.

Director: Jon Harris | Stars: Michael J. Reynolds, Shauna Macdonald, Jessika Williams, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 37,043

14. Don't Fade Away (2010)

89 min | Drama

A troubled music manager on the edge returns from Los Angeles to North Carolina to care for his sick father.

Director: Luke Kasdan | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Mischa Barton, Beau Bridges, Fran Kranz

Votes: 303

15. Vynález zkázy (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Lubor Tokos, Arnost Navrátil, Miroslav Holub, Frantisek Slégr

Votes: 1,360

16. George Washington (2000)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

82 Metascore

A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Candace Evanofski, Donald Holden, Damian Jewan Lee, Curtis Cotton III

Votes: 6,861 | Gross: $0.24M

17. A Good Baby (2000)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A young inbred loner wandering the back roads of North Carolina comes across an abandoned baby. He immediately starts seeking the baby's parents, but starts developing a bond with the child... See full summary »

Director: Katherine Dieckmann | Stars: Henry Thomas, David Strathairn, Cara Seymour, Danny Nelson

Votes: 302

18. Goodbye Solo (2008)

R | 91 min | Drama

89 Metascore

Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West, Diana Franco Galindo, Lane 'Roc' Williams

Votes: 5,223 | Gross: $0.87M

19. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

52 Metascore

Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche, Ryan Phillippe

Votes: 116,344 | Gross: $72.59M

20. Junebug (2005)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A dealer in "outsider" art travels from Chicago to North Carolina to meet her new in-laws, challenging the equilibrium of this middle class Southern home.

Director: Phil Morrison | Stars: Embeth Davidtz, Alessandro Nivola, David Kuhn, Alicia Van Couvering

Votes: 20,096 | Gross: $2.68M

21. Kiss the Girls (1997)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

46 Metascore

Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur

Votes: 56,124 | Gross: $60.53M

22. Loggerheads (2005)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

62 Metascore

Three overlapping stories of estranged families in three regions of North Carolina.

Director: Tim Kirkman | Stars: Kip Pardue, Michael Kelly, Tess Harper, Adrian Lee

Votes: 1,538 | Gross: $0.12M

23. Main Street (2010)

PG | 92 min | Drama

Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of today's ... See full summary »

Director: John Doyle | Stars: Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 2,328 | Gross: $0.00M

24. Maximum Overdrive (1986)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

24 Metascore

A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

Director: Stephen King | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 25,797 | Gross: $7.43M

25. Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

A doctor who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis

Votes: 20,033 | Gross: $41.85M

26. Road to Nowhere (I) (2010)

R | 121 min | Romance, Thriller

59 Metascore

A young filmmaker gets wrapped up in a crime while shooting his new project on location.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Tygh Runyan, Dominique Swain, Shannyn Sossamon, John Diehl

Votes: 1,476 | Gross: $0.04M

27. Shallow Hal (2001)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

48 Metascore

A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli

Votes: 116,998 | Gross: $70.84M

28. Tin Cup (1996)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin

Votes: 41,082 | Gross: $53.85M

29. Track 29 (1988)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery

A doctor's wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside café, she encounters a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd, Colleen Camp

Votes: 1,616 | Gross: $0.43M

30. A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 179,596 | Gross: $41.23M