Southern Movies

Over the last century, movies have offered portrayals of the American South that range from the darkness of Birth of a Nation to the fluffiness of Sweet Home Alabama. Whether they are set in the South, feature Southern characters, or both, movies feed and fuel how Americans view and treat the South. Below is a list of Southern Movie posts. Just click on the title to read:

Straw Dogs (2013)

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Intruder in the Dust (1949)

Black Snake Moan (2006)

The Black Klansman (1966)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Way Down South (1939)

The Waterboy (1998)

Greased Lightning (1977)

The Green Pastures (1936)

The Southerner (1945)

Down by Law (1986)

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

The Phenix City Story (1955)

The Children’s Hour (1961)

Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural (1973)

Norma Rae (1979)

Walking Tall (1973)

Radio (2003)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

Sounder (1972)

Sophie and the Rising Sun (2017)

Mud Bound (2017)

Ode to Billy Joe (1976)

Black Like Me (1964)

Shy People (1987)

Slaves (1969)

Moonshine County Express (1977)

Coming in August:

Angel Heart (1987)


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