Movies set in America's Deep South

The Southern states setting the stage

Stars Insider

24/03/22 | StarsInsider


The Deep South region of the United States has provided a suitably steamy and sultry backdrop for numerous Hollywood movies, anything from the sweeping Civil War epic 'Gone with the Wind' (1939) to the classic courtroom drama 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1962). As the birthplace of the civil rights movement, many films made in the Southern states of America deal with segregation, prejudice, and the struggle for freedom. Music, too, plays an important role, the location forever associated with the rise of country music and rock and roll. So, what are some of the famous films drawn to the atmosphere and the iconography of the Deep South?

Click through this list of southern-made movies to find out.


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