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Films Shot in West Virginia

Public list by WPS with 46 movies or TV shows/series

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xXx(2002)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 1,901 votes)

Xander Cage is your standard adrenaline junkie with no fear and a lousy attitude. When the US Government "recruits" him to go on a mission, he's not exactly thrilled. His mission: to gather information on an organization that may just be planning the destruction of the world, led by the nihilistic Yorgi.

Primal Fear(1996)

R
| 2h 9min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 1,432 votes)

An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a third person in the room.

The Deer Hunter(1978)

R
| 3h 4min | Drama, War
4.0/5 (with 1,727 votes)

A group of working-class friends decide to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.

Unstoppable(2010)

PG-13
| 1h 38min | Action, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 1,579 votes)

A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and proves to be unstoppable until a veteran engineer and young conductor risk their lives to try and stop it with a switch engine.

Out of the Furnace(2013)

R
| 1h 56min | Thriller, Drama, Crime
3.3/5 (with 853 votes)

Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.

The Night of the Hunter(1955)

NR
| 1h 33min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 647 votes)

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

The Glass Castle(2017)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 337 votes)

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

Super 8(2011)

PG-13
| 1h 52min | Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 3,015 votes)

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

Sommersby(1993)

PG-13
| 1h 49min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 157 votes)

Set in the South just after the US Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband, believed killed in battle. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he suddenly returns, Laurel has mixed emotions. It appears that Jack has changed a great deal, leading some people to believe that this is not actually Jack but an imposter. Laurel herself is unsure, but willing to take the man into her home, and perhaps later into her heart.

The Silence of the Lambs(1991)

R
| 1h 59min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 7,610 votes)

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 233 votes)

A small-town girl wins a date with a Hollywood star through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the celebrity, and the girl's best friend.

We Are Marshall(2006)

PG
| 2h 4min | Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 292 votes)

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

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Z for Zachariah(2015)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Drama, Romance / Love, Science Fiction
2.8/5 (with 437 votes)

In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.

Gods and Generals(2003)

PG-13
| 3h 34min | Drama, History, War
3.2/5 (with 75 votes)

The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point.

Super Size Me(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Documentary
3.4/5 (with 727 votes)

Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are fat or obese. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his weight along the way, resulting in a scary conclusion.

Directed by Morgan Spurlock - With Morgan Spurlock

The Rain People(1969)

R
| 1h 41min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 25 votes)

When a housewife finds out she is pregnant, she runs out of town looking for freedom to reevaluate her life decisions.

Matewan(1987)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 41 votes)

Filmed in the coal country of West Virginia, "Matewan" celebrates labor organizing in the context of a 1920s work stoppage. Union organizer, Joe Kenehan, a scab named "Few Clothes" Johnson and a sympathetic mayor and police chief heroically fight the power represented by a coal company and Matewan's vested interests so that justice and workers' rights need not take a back seat to squalid working conditions, exploitation and the bottom line.

Sweet Dreams(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 20 votes)

The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

Lassie(1994)

PG
| 1h 34min | Kids & Family, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 89 votes)

On their way to start a new life at a sheep farm in rural Virginia, the Turner family are halted by a wreck on the highway that has claimed the life of a truck driver. Spotting the trucker's now-abandoned collie on the side of the road, they take pity on the dog and adopt her. As the city family copes with the change to rural life, including a feud with a neighboring farm family who resent the city interlopers, the ever-loyal Lassie helps them adjust to their new surroundings.

Little Accidents(2014)

1h 45min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 35 votes)

In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.

Directed by Sara Colangelo - With Elizabeth Banks

Child of God(2014)

R
| 1h 44min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
2.5/5 (with 36 votes)

A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, he descends to the level of a cave dweller and falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Bubble(2005)

R
| 1h 14min | Drama, Crime, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 49 votes)

Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Heroin(e)(2017)

3.6/5 (with 53 votes)

This documentary follows three women -- a fire chief, a judge and a street missionary -- as they battle West Virginia's devastating opioid epidemic.

Directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon

Fools' Parade(1971)

G
| 1h 38min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 9 votes)

When a trio of ex-convicts led by Mattie Appleyard is released from prison, they hope to open a general store using money Mattie has saved during his 40-year sentence. This attempt is met with great resistance from a corrupt prison official and the banker who issued Mattie the check.

The Devil and Daniel Johnston(2006)

1h 50min | Documentary, Music
3.9/5 (with 56 votes)

This 2005 documentary film chronicles the life of Daniel Johnston, a manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist, from childhood up to the present, with an emphasis on his mental illness and how it manifested itself in demonic self-obsession.

Directed by Jeff Feuerzeig - With Daniel Johnston

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia(2009)

1h 26min | Documentary
3.4/5 (with 28 votes)

Produced by Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine for MTV and Dickhouse Productions, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia is a documentary about the renowned West Virginia outlaw Jesco White and his eccentric backwoods family. In addition to getting in trouble with the law, the Whites, who live deep within Appalachia, uphold a time-honored dancing style, even as they contend with poverty, drugs and other issues. Alternately humorous and sad, the movie is an unflinching look at life on the criminal margins of rural mountain culture.

Directed by Julien Nitzberg - With Jesco White

A Christmas Tree Miracle(2013)

1h 42min | Kids & Family, Drama
2.8/5 (with 9 votes)

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Directed by J.W. Myers

Feast of the Seven Fishes(2019)

3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

A slice of life story that follows a large Italian family on Christmas Eve as they prepare for the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes, reminisce about the past and seek love in the future.

Directed by Robert Tinnell

Salvage(2006)

NR
| 1h 20min | Horror
2.4/5 (with 21 votes)

Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, dragged, sliced, and stabbed, Claire awakens at work--where it all began--untouched and unharmed. But the hellish ordeal is far from over. The madman is back and he's ready for more blood...

Directed by Josh Crook, Jeff Crook - With Wayne Morris, John Briley, John P. Miller

Reckless(1984)

1h 30min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

Rebellious footballer Johnny, falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, he is poor and broken. Tracy already has a boyfriend but he acts like a jerk, so Johnny has to win Tracy's heart - something she seems reluctant to let him do.

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