The Yellowhammer State Moviesby Hoekkie | created - 01 Aug 2018 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
The Yellowhammer State is the nickname of Alabama. Alabama has been called "The Yellowhammer State" since the Civil War, when a company of Alabama soldiers wore uniforms trimmed with yellow cloth and were nicknamed "Yellowhammers" (because of the bright yellow feathers that flash beneath this bird's wings and tail). "Yellowhammer" is the common name for the northern flicker woodpecker, which is also the state bird of Alabama (source: statesymbolsusa.org). Alabama became the 22nd state of the United States of America in 1819.
These movies have a connection with Alabama. They are (partially) filmed there or it's a topic in the story. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Alabama?
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1. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 96,900 | Gross: $127.22M
3. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Votes: 78,972 | Gross: $52.08M
4. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Sport
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.
Votes: 156,923 | Gross: $148.21M
R | 84 min | Comedy
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.
Votes: 336,655 | Gross: $128.51M
7. Tom and Huck (1995)
PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Two best friends witness a murder and embark on a series of adventures in order to prove the innocence of the man wrongly accused of the crime.
Votes: 9,224 | Gross: $23.74M
8. 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.
Votes: 12,349 | Gross: $9.70M
10. Failure to Launch (2006)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A thirty-something is still living with his parents until they hire an interventionist to help him graduate out of the house. That's when the fun begins.
Votes: 68,431 | Gross: $88.72M
11. 42 (2013)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.
Votes: 78,985 | Gross: $95.00M
12. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.
Votes: 170,609 | Gross: $132.09M
13. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the dormant Jason Voorhees is accidentally released from his prison by a telekinetic teenager. Now, only she can stop him.
Votes: 29,270 | Gross: $19.17M
14. Hooper (1978)
PG | 99 min | Action, Comedy
Hollywood aging stuntman Sonny Hooper wants to prove that he's still got what it takes to be a great professional in this risky and under-recognized line of work.
Votes: 5,587 | Gross: $78.00M
15. Final Destination (2000)
R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller
After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Votes: 215,218 | Gross: $53.33M
17. 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.
18. Manhunter (1986)
R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Former F.B.I. profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) returns to service to pursue a deranged serial killer named "the Tooth Fairy" (Tom Noonan) by the media.
Votes: 60,610 | Gross: $8.62M
19. My Cousin Vinny (1992)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 98,428 | Gross: $52.93M
20. Woodlawn (2015)
PG | 123 min | Drama, Sport
A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.
Votes: 6,182 | Gross: $14.39M
22. 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.
Votes: 6,393 | Gross: $3.36M
23. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 62,400 | Gross: $82.42M
24. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,654,642 | Gross: $330.25M
25. Honeydripper (2007)
PG-13 | 124 min | Crime, Drama, History
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 »
Votes: 1,831 | Gross: $0.27M
26. Race (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.
Votes: 31,717 | Gross: $19.10M
27. Crazy in Alabama (1999)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 6,446 | Gross: $1.95M
28. The Long Walk Home (1990)
PG | 97 min | Drama, History
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.
Votes: 2,997 | Gross: $4.80M
29. 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 »
Votes: 2,900 | Gross: $0.49M
30. The Order of Myths (2008)
Unrated | 97 min | Documentary
In 2007 Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras is celebrated... and complicated. Following a cast of characters, parades, and parties across an enduring color line, we see that beneath the surface of pageantry lies something else altogether.
Director: Margaret Brown
31. 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.
32. Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)
R | 122 min | Drama
Alabama; 1969: The death of a clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families. Do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart, or expose truths that could lead to unexpected collisions?
Votes: 2,719 | Gross: $0.01M
33. House (2008)
R | 88 min | Horror
In rural Alabama, two couples find themselves in a fight for survival. Running from a maniac (The Tin Man) bent on killing them, they flee deep into the woods and seek refuge in a house. ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,439 | Gross: $0.57M
34. 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.
35. 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.
Votes: 615 | Gross: $1.10M