Movies about small towns

Movies about small towns
List of the best movies about small towns selected by visitors to our site: Groundhog Day, The Cursed, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Prestige, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Tall Man, Back to the Future, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Jennifer's Body, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersImmortals, Reporters
PlotLove, Time travel, Obsession, Depression, Recurring day
PlaceHotels, USA, Small cities
TimeWinter
StyleMind-altering, To cry, Philosophical, Smart, Fancy

A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersDemons
PlotMusic, Curses, Music group
PlaceSmall cities, Concerts
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing

A supernatural thriller set in a cozy Tennessee town where Sheriff Jimmy Muldoon and younger brother, Deputy Lloyd Muldoon, have a firm grasp of law and order until a stranger, Denny White, comes to town and horrible things begin to happen.

Duration02:11
CharactersAlcoholics, Guests
PlaceParty, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy

Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally attack one another when they see how boring their naïve newlywed guests have made their night.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersMagician, Scammers, Twins, Brothers, Wizards
PlotLove, Magic, Puzzles, Relationship, Obsession
PlaceCourt, England, London
Time19th century
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersLosers, Psychiatrists, Nurses
PlotFreedom
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:46
CharactersNurses
PlotAbduction, Pursuit, Conspiracies, Mystery, Justice
PlaceSmall cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense

When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersTeens, Scientists, Losers, Inventors, Partners
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Time machine, Multi-part, Fate
PlaceSmall cities
TimeFuture
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Light, Worth watching

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, drama
CountryItaly, West Germany, France
Duration01:47
CharactersVampire

Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man's beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets in motion their destruction.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Demons, Serial killers, Cannibals, Friends
PlotPassion, Supernatural, Demon possession
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleBlack humor, Womens in main roles

A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration02:41
CharactersKings, Monsters, Dragons, Heroes, Elves
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Treasures
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersWarriors
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Fight
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop, Uprising
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Serious

Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel in the process.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersWerewolf, Monsters, Serial killers, Police, Sheriffs
PlotInvestigation
PlaceMountains, USA, Small cities
TimeNew Year

A stressed-out police officer struggles not to give in to the paranoia that grips his small mountain town as bodies turn up after each full moon.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Demons, Tough guys, Clowns, Revived toys
PlotSurvival, Fight, Apocalypse
PlaceSmall cities
StyleFancy, For a group of friends, Dynamic

When his car breaks down, a quiet loner agrees to clean an abandoned family fun center in exchange for repairs. He soon finds himself waging war against possessed animatronic mascots while trapped inside Willy's Wonderland.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, comedy, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersCowboys, Lifeguards, Heroes, Hunters, Partners
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Revenge, Fight, Slavery
PlaceWild West, Mansions, USA
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Black humor, Epic, Serious

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

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Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersOfficials
PlotPolitical
PlaceRussia, Small cities

The crazy comedy "City Day" tells about one day in the life of the inhabitants of the provincial Lyubyakino. Celebrating the City Day, people did not notice that the president himself had planned the working trip through the town. Sudden news plunges everyone into shock and creates chaos: the mayor, the district police officer, the priest and other heroes from this place, lost in the outback, forgotten by God and progress, must, in the shortest possible time, bring the city, actively celebrating, as the last time, into a decent look, in a hurry to mask the problems from the view from the guarded cortege and to depict that this is a place of high culture of everyday life.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryTurkey
Duration02:37
CharactersLawyers
PlotTravel
PlaceTurkey
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Soulful, Atmospheric, Smart

In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is proving more difficult than expected as Kenan is fuzzy as to the body's exact location. As the group continues looking, its members can't help but chat among themselves about both trivia and their deepest concerns in an investigation that is proving more trying than any of them expected.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:11
CharactersSuperhero, Robots, Mafia, Gangsters, Terrorists
PlotLove, Adventure, Skirmishes, Revenge, Experiments
PlaceMansions, USA, New York
StyleMarvel, Exciting, For men, Disturbing

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:22
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Monsters, Childrens, Demons
PlotAbduction, Death, Hunting, Missing people, Fear
PlaceSchool, Small cities
TimeSummer
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Teachers
PlotTreason, Poker, Relationship, Dolls, Ghosts
PlaceParty, Hospitals, Small cities
StyleVital signs

Catherine Clare reluctantly trades life in 1980 Manhattan for a remote home in the tiny hamlet of Chosen, New York, after her husband George lands a job teaching art history at a small Hudson Valley college. Even as she does her best to transform the old dairy farm into a place where young daughter Franny will be happy, Catherine increasingly finds herself isolated and alone. She soon comes to sense a sinister darkness lurking both in the walls of the ramshackle property—and in her marriage to George.

Duration01:49
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers
PlotMoney, Obsession, Split personality, Mental disorders, Mystery
PlaceHotels
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Smart

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersNurses, Sheriffs
PlotLove, Money, Success, Jealousy, Birthday
PlaceParty, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

In the Salinas Valley in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother for the love of their father. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, how to get ahead in business and in life, and how to relate to his estranged mother.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Killers
PlotBody exchange, Supernatural, Birthday
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSerious, Disturbing

A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersSuperhero, Kings, Gods, Giants, Heroes
PlotLove, Adventure, Superpowers, Relationship, Mythology
TimeFuture
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Epic, For men

Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:35
CharactersStrong women, Police, Mothers
PlotCancer, Justice
PlaceCourt, USA, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Black humor, Numbers in the title

After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Jason Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotLove, Loneliness, Intrigue, Meaning of life, Mystery
PlaceSea, Islands, Forest
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Inspirational

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:23
CharactersSuperhero, Superman, Journalists, Reporters
PlotAdventure, Expeditions, Saving the World, Double life
PlaceDeserts, USA
StyleExciting, DC, By comics, Serious, Best soundtracks

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersAngels, Family, Millionaires
PlotFriendship, Depression, Fate, Dreams, Holidays
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryCanada, Germany
CharactersZombie, Police, Brother and sister
PlotViruses, Experiments, Genetic experiments
PlaceSmall cities

Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, the townspeople are forever…changed…and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryCanada
Duration01:30
PlotLove, Fate
PlaceUSSR, Canada
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

Maryse and her husband are desperate to sell a backhoe sitting abandoned in their suburban yard. Her brother, Benoit, is trapped in endless adolescence, sharing their childhood home with their invalid father. Benoit is enamoured with a single mom named Nathalie, and he's hoping to finally grow up by living with her... but Nathalie's son does not approve. A serious accident at the factory where Maryse works, a strange series of coincidences, and the arrival of a Man claiming to come from the future launch Maryse and Benoit on a life-changing road trip. Following up his acclaimed feature film Continental, a film without guns, filmmaker Stephane Lafleur once again brings us an ensemble of compelling characters, in a story where the ordinary and the fantastic collide





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