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Twister(1996)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | Action, Adventure, Drama
3.2/5 (with 1,368 votes)

An unprecedented series of violent tornadoes is sweeping across Oklahoma. Tornado chasers, headed by Dr. Jo Harding, attempt to release a groundbreaking device that will allow them to track them and create a more advanced warning system. They are joined by Jo's soon to be ex-husband Bill, a former tornado chaser himself, and his girlfriend Melissa.

The Day After(1983)

3.3/5 (with 161 votes)

In the mid-1980s, the U.S. is poised on the brink of nuclear war. This shadow looms over the residents of a small town in Kansas as they continue their daily lives. Dr. Russell Oakes maintains his busy schedule at the hospital, Denise Dahlberg prepares for her upcoming wedding, and Stephen Klein is deep in his graduate studies. When the unthinkable happens and the bombs come down, the town's residents are thrust into the horrors of nuclear winter.

Friday Night Lights(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 58min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 227 votes)

A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to flare up. It is left to the inspiring abilities of new coach Gary Gaines to instill in the other team members -- and, by proxy, the town itself -- a sense of self-respect and honor.

American Honey(2016)

R
| 2h 43min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 366 votes)

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Paper Moon(1973)

PG
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 303 votes)

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl—who may or may not be his daughter—and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

The Big Kahuna(1999)

1h 30min | Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 154 votes)

Three salesmen working for a firm that makes industrial lubricants are waiting in the company's "hospitality suite" at a manufacturers' convention for a "big kahuna" named Dick Fuller to show up, in hopes they can persuade him to place an order that could salvage the company's flagging sales.

Directed by John Swanbeck - With Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito, Peter Facinelli, Paul Dawson

In Cold Blood(1967)

R
| 2h 14min | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 164 votes)

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

American Flyers(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 44 votes)

When Dr. Marcus Sommers realizes that he and his troubled, estranged brother David may be prone a fatal brain disease that runs in their family, he decides to make peace with his sibling, and invites him on a trip to the Rockies. There, the brothers bond over their shared enthusiasm for cycling and decide to enter a grueling bike race through the mountains. However, Marcus' health soon begins to fail, and David must compete without his brother at his side.

Stone Cold(1991)

R
| 1h 32min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 75 votes)

Joe Huff (Brian Bosworth) is a tough, loner cop with a flair for infiltrating dangerous biker gangs. The FBI blackmail Joe into an undercover operation that entails infiltrating "The Brotherhood" - a powerful Mississippi biker gang linked in the murder of government officials as well as dealing drugs with the mafia.

Biloxi Blues(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 88 votes)

Eugene, an aspiring writer from Brooklyn, is drafted into the US Army during the final months of World War II. For his basic training, the Army sends him to Camp Shelby in Mississippi, where toil, bad food, and antisemitic jibes await. Eugene takes refuge in his sense of humor and in his diary, but they won't protect him in a battle of wills with an unstable drill sergeant.

Carnival of Souls(1962)

1h 18min | Horror, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 207 votes)

Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish man. As the visions begin to occur more frequently, Mary finds herself drawn to the deserted carnival on the outskirts of town. The strangely alluring carnival may hold the secret to her tragic past.

Ride with the Devil(1999)

R
| 2h 18min | Drama, War, Romance / Love, Western
3.2/5 (with 82 votes)

Ride with the Devil follows four people who are fighting for truth and justice amidst the turmoil of the American Civil War. Director Ang Lee takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border where a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave, and a young widow form an unlikely friendship as they learn how to survive in an uncertain time. In a place without rules and redefine the meaning of bravery and honor.

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No Holds Barred(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 33min | Action, Drama
2.5/5 (with 35 votes)

Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for, but Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his network.

Bad Company(1972)

PG
| 1h 33min | Western, Drama
3.2/5 (with 32 votes)

After Drew Dixon, an upright young man, is sent west by his religious family to avoid being drafted into the Civil War, he drifts across the land with a loose confederation of young vagrants.

Picnic(1956)

PG
| 1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 39 votes)

Labor Day in a small Kansas farm town. Hal, a burly and resolute drifter, jumps off a dusty freight train car with the purpose of visiting Alan, a former college classmate and son of the richest man in town.

The Matchbreaker(2016)

PG
| 1h 34min | Romance / Love, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 27 votes)

When an idealistic romantic gets fired from his day job, he is offered a "one-time gig" to break up a girl's relationship for her disapproving parents. This "one-time" gig spreads through word-of-mouth and he ends up becoming a professional match-breaker. However, he ends up falling for one of his clients and must figure out how to balance his secret job with his love-life.

Directed by Caleb Vetter - With Christina Grimmie, Osric Chau, Victoria Jackson, Tessa Violet

The Gypsy Moths(1969)

3.1/5 (with 17 votes)

Three skydivers and their travelling thrill show barnstorm through a small midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend.

Kansas City(1996)

1h 56min | Thriller, Drama, Music, Crime
3.2/5 (with 30 votes)

A pair of kidnappings expose the complex power dynamics within the corrupt and unpredictable workings of 1930s Kansas City.

Firecracker(2005)

1h 52min | Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

A tale of murder in small-town Kansas. When Jimmy is lured away from his abusive family by a traveling sideshow carnival, he encounters Sandra, one of the main attractions. The happiness they find together causes them to confront the darkness in their lives.

I Am Lisa(2020)

1h 32min | Horror, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 20 votes)

A vicious and corrupt small-town sheriff and her deputies brutalise Lisa and leave her for dead in the nearby woods. There she is bitten by a werewolf and bestowed with supernatural abilities. Can Lisa retain her humanity as she exacts revenge and cedes herself more and more to the wolf side of her personality?

Directed by Patrick Rea

Up the Academy(1980)

R
| 1h 27min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 11 votes)

Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to a Military Academy. The life of discipline asks a lot of the four geeks. Of course these boys know how to make a party out of the hard times. Will they be "real men" after one year.

Directed by Robert Downey Sr. - With Wendell Brown, Ron Leibman, Ralph Macchio, Tom Poston, King Coleman, Barbara Bach, ...

The Attic(1980)

PG
| 1h 41min | Horror
2.4/5 (with 9 votes)

A librarian devotes her life to caring for her wheelchair-bound tyrannical father after being stood up at altar. She fantasizes his death and finds joy only with her pet monkey. When the monkey disappears, a shocking past is revealed.

Truman(1995)

PG
| 2h 15min | Drama, TV Movie
3.7/5 (with 8 votes)

Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war President.

Directed by Frank Pierson - With Gary Sinise

The Learning Tree(1969)

1h 47min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, frustrations and ambitions of the black teenager in small-town America are explored with a strong statement about human values.

Directed by Gordon Parks - With Dana Elcar, Kevin Hagen, Don Dubbins, Dub Taylor, George Mitchell, Hope Summers, ...

Sarah, Plain and Tall(1991)

3.8/5 (with 11 votes)

Kansas, 1910. Widowed farmer Jacob Witting finds that taking care of both his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is too difficult to handle alone. John takes out an ad in a newspaper for a mail-order bride, to which the "plain and tall" Sarah Wheaton answers, soon traveling from Maine to Kansas to become John's wife. Despite the love that grows between Sarah and the family, Sarah finds herself homesick, and she must ultimately choose whether or not to stay.

Directed by Glenn Jordan - With Glenn Close

Murder Ordained(1987)

3h 5min | Crime, Drama, TV Movie
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

This is the story of a minister who's feeling unhappy in his marriage who then has an affair with a church employee, who is also married, and who also has affairs, and whose husband is unwilling to divorce her. One day the minister's wife is found dead, in what appears to be an auto accident, but the highway patrolman who investigated the accident doesn't think that it's an accident but doesn't have enough evidence to justify an investigation. Later, when the woman's husband is killed an investigation begins.

The House on Pine Street(2015)

1h 51min | Drama, Horror
2.5/5 (with 17 votes)

A psychological horror about a young woman coping with an unwanted pregnancy after moving into a seemingly haunted house.

Directed by Austin Keeling, Aaron Keeling

Night Screams(1987)

1h 28min | Horror
2.2/5 (with 8 votes)

A football star throws a party for his friends. Two insane killers escape from a nearby asylum on that same night, and in their efforts to elude authorities, wind up at the party.

Directed by Allen Plone

A Matter of Justice(1993)

4h
3.9/5 (with 2 votes)

True story about the mother of a murder victim seeking to bring her son's widow to justice and gain custody of her granddaughter.

Directed by Michael Switzer - With Patty Duke

Where Pigeons Go to Die(1990)

1h 40min | Drama, TV Movie
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Sentimental drama about an aging man's fond reminiscences of his relationship with his grandfather in 1950 midwest and the time they spent together raising racing pigeons.

Directed by Michael Landon - With Art Carney
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