Films set in Georgiaby Mike_Noga | created - 31 May 2012 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
Here's a list of films that are at least partially set in Georgia.
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1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
G | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 241,786 | Gross: $198.68M
2. Deliverance (1972)
R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
3. 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: 57,210 | Gross: $82.42M
4. Squirm (1976)
R | 92 min | Horror
A storm causes some power lines to break and touch the ground, drawing millions of man-eating worms out of the earth, and into town where they quickly start munching on the locals.
5. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
PG | 99 min | Drama
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
Votes: 81,828 | Gross: $106.59M
6. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
A partially idealized and fictionalized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people.
Votes: 77,268 | Gross: $20.19M
7. Undertow (2004)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
Following the death of his wife Audrey, John Munn moves with his two sons, mid-teen Chris Munn and adolescent Tim Munn, to a pig farm in rural Drees County, Georgia, where they lead a ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,674 | Gross: $0.02M
9. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Votes: 33,725 | Gross: $25.08M
10. Joyful Noise (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Votes: 7,166 | Gross: $30.92M
11. Riverbend (1989)
R | 106 min | Action, Drama
A black major (Steve James) and his men are on the run from a rigged court martial and hide out in a small Georgia town where a cruel white sheriff is terrorizing the black population. ... See full summary »
12. Idlewild (2006)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,800 | Gross: $12.55M
13. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.
15. Facing the Giants (2006)
PG | 111 min | Drama, Sport
A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Votes: 13,550 | Gross: $10.18M
16. Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A couple's seemingly solid marriage begins to crumble when the wife discovers that her husband intends to divorce her.
Votes: 11,347 | Gross: $50.63M
18. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.
Votes: 9,551 | Gross: $63.26M
19. Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.
Votes: 8,173 | Gross: $65.65M
20. Killing Season (2013)
R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American, one Serbian, find their unlikely friendship tested when one of them reveals their true intentions.
Votes: 31,383 | Gross: $0.03M
21. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)
PG | 112 min | Drama, Music
A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.
Votes: 748 | Gross: $14.92M
22. Song of the South (1946)
Approved | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.
Votes: 9,460 | Gross: $63.72M
23. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
G | 123 min | Drama
When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 16-year-old daughter.
25. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him.
Votes: 636,761 | Gross: $164.62M
26. Dutch (1991)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from a prep school, only to learn that her son isn't the nicest kid.
Votes: 10,262 | Gross: $4.60M
27. The Neon Bible (1995)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality ... See full summary »
Votes: 679 | Gross: $0.03M
28. The Atlanta Child Murders (1985– )
245 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The city of Atlanta, Georgia, is terrorized by a rash of child murders occurring in its black community. When a black photographer is arrested for the crimes, controversy erupts over ... See full summary »
29. The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Cousins Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke, and their uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane.
Votes: 69,960 | Gross: $80.27M
31. Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000 TV Movie)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the early 1980s, there was someone killing the children of Atlanta. Eventually a single man was caught and convicted in one of the largest manhunts in our nation's history. Ever since, ... See full summary »
33. Daddy's Little Girls (2007)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Romance
A mechanic (Idris Elba) enlists the help of a successful, but lonely, attorney (Gabrielle Union) while trying to wrest custody of his three daughters from his treacherous ex-wife and her ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,317 | Gross: $31.34M
35. Randy and the Mob (2007)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Crime
A good ol' boy (McKinnon) gets into trouble with some mobsters, and then must seek assistance from his estranged, identical twin gay brother.
Votes: 333 | Gross: $0.05M
36. Love Crimes (1992)
R | 90 min | Romance, Thriller
A tough female district attorney is investigating a man who picks out women from public places by posing as a famous photographer, then takes pictures of them, then pushes on their ... See full summary »
Votes: 762 | Gross: $2.39M
38. Swamp Water (1941)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.
39. Lure of the Wilderness (1952)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In a Georgia swamp, a young hunter stumbles upon a wanted fugitive and his daughter, and helps them return to civilization.
40. I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951)
Passed | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The simple told story, based on Corra Harris' biographical book, of a Methodist minister, called to a north-Georgia mountain-community in 1910 who, with his gently-bred new bride, meets the... See full summary »
41. 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.
Votes: 108,735 | Gross: $26.83M
42. The Last Song (2010)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A rebellious girl is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Votes: 67,898 | Gross: $62.95M
43. Footloose (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
Votes: 40,800 | Gross: $51.80M
44. Good Deeds (2012)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
Votes: 6,758 | Gross: $35.03M
45. Sherman's March (1985)
Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by ... See full summary »
46. Sherman's March (2007 TV Movie)
Documentary, History, War
This documentary chronicles General William Tecumseh Sherman's fabled "March to the Sea" through Georgia and the Carolinas, utilizing state of the art production techniques including CGI, special effects and historical re-creations.
48. The Muppet Movie (1979)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.
Votes: 27,669 | Gross: $76.66M
49. Sudie and Simpson (1990 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
Sudie and Simpson, Louis Gossett, Jr. stars in this film based on Sarah Flanigan Carter's autobiographical novel about growing up in World War II-era Georgia, Sudie Harrington, a feisty ... See full summary »
50. Dance of the Dead (2008)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror
On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.
52. Murder in Coweta County (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama
In 1948, in rural Georgia, Coweta County is watched over by its legendary, indomitable Sheriff Lamar Potts (Johnny Cash). No felony had ever gone unsolved while Sheriff Potts was in charge.... See full summary »
53. Wise Blood (1979)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church.
54. Wanderlust (2012)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.
Votes: 66,174 | Gross: $17.23M
57. I Am the Bluebird (2009)
30 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi
The story of a young man's struggle to uncover the truth surrounding an illegal medical operation that was performed on him by his own father.
58. The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own ... See full summary »
59. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister's son, a ... See full summary »
Votes: 556 | Gross: $0.18M
61. Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama
The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.
Votes: 10,484 | Gross: $55.18M
62. Road Trip: Beer Pong (2009 Video)
R | 95 min | Comedy
Three college roommates join a bus full of gorgeous models and travel the country to compete in a National Beer Pong Championship. With a busload of attractive women who knows how much fun they could have?
63. Meet Wally Sparks (1997)
R | 105 min | Comedy
Wally Sparks is a tabloid television show reporter, who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the Governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.
Votes: 2,754 | Gross: $4.00M
65. Southern Belles (2005)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
Bell and Belle want to break out of their trailer park lives and get up and out to the "Big City" of Atlanta. Just when they think they are on their way to getting a nest egg Bell falls for a handsome police officer named Rhett Butler.
67. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Votes: 120,546 | Gross: $75.33M
68. ATL (2006)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.
Votes: 9,019 | Gross: $21.16M
71. My Super Psycho Sweet 16 (2009 TV Movie)
Unrated | 84 min | Horror
A spoiled teen's birthday bash turns killer after she convinces her parents to re-open a roller skating rink where murders took place.
72. Slaughter (I) (2009)
R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
A young woman looks to escape her abusive life by moving to a friend's farm near Atlanta. Unfortunately, she learns her place of supposed comfort offers more terrifying forms of abuse.
73. Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten.
74. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
Votes: 141,548 | Gross: $79.10M
78. Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)
PG | 125 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."
Votes: 781 | Gross: $0.11M
79. The Street Cleaner (2007)
34 min | Short, Thriller
Prostitutes are disappearing from Savannah, Georgia's Historic District. As police hunt for a serial killer, the local media fuels the city's fear. Jamie, a heroin-addicted young streetwalker, doesn't imagine that she could be next.
80. The Joneses (2009)
R | 96 min | Drama
A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.
Votes: 35,573 | Gross: $1.47M
83. Beauty Shop (2005)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy
A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her former boss (Kevin Bacon) after opening her own business in Atlanta.
Votes: 14,494 | Gross: $36.35M
84. Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Horror
Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.
Votes: 5,823 | Gross: $73.16M
86. Term Life (2016)
R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A guy wanted around town by various hit men hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in and pay out for his estranged daughter.
Votes: 5,184 | Gross: $0.01M
87. Baby Driver (2017)
R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Music
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Votes: 266,996 | Gross: $107.83M