Tag: rural-setting

Mad Bastards (2010) 6.7

Mad Bastards (2010)

TJ's quest to find the son he's never known, takes him on a journey across the remote and stunning Kimberley landscape. On the road, TJ questions his life of violence... he meets a host of amazing characters who open up ...

The Final Season (2007) 6.6

The Final Season (2007)

True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill their form...

Hugo and Josephine (1967) 6.2

Hugo and Josephine (1967)

Josefin is a six-year-old girl who lives isolated in the countryside, where her father is a priest. She has no friends until she meets Hugo. He is a carefree boy who rather walk in the forest than go to school. Together ...

Tuppen (1981) 5.8

Tuppen (1981)

1944. Cederqvist comes to a small cloth factory to see how the all-women staff can work more efficiently. When first arriving he is greeted with suspicion and his efforts at courting the young ladies are futile. But as s...

The Apple War (1971) 6.7

The Apple War (1971)

A German business man, Volkswagner, comes to Österlen in the south of Sweden to build Deutschneyland, a gigantic amusement park for German tourists. The local councilors and the member of parliament are all in favor of t...

Under the Sun (1998) 6.7

Under the Sun (1998)

Olof lives alone on his family's farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik, who helps him in the afternoons. Once a sailor, Erik brags of having known hundr...

Sunshine Follows Rain (1946) 6.6

Sunshine Follows Rain (1946)

19th century in the north of Sweden. A story of forbidden love between farmer's daughter Marit and Jon, the scorned result of an extramarital affair between a girl Marit's father Germund once loved and a gypsy fiddle pla...

Red Hill (2010) 6.4

Red Hill (2010)

A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.::Anonymous...

Wise Blood (1979) 7.1

Wise Blood (1979)

US Army war veteran Hazel Motes may not be a believing Christian, somehow observations like the state of a run-down country church, meeting the ridiculous frauds on the streets and memories inspire him to take up, after ...

The Better Angels (2014) 6.1

The Better Angels (2014)

Indiana, 1817. The entire nation, only 40 years old and a few years removed from a second war of independence, is raw. Men, women, and children alike must battle nature and disease to survive in remote log cabins. This i...

No Such Thing (2001) 6.1

No Such Thing (2001)

Beatrice (Sarah Polley) works as a researcher at a sensationalist New York City-based media organization, although she is more often than not tasked with making coffee than anything else. Unlike her colleagues, she is sh...

Oliver Twist (1948) 7.8

Oliver Twist (1948)

The immortal characters of Charles Dickens' classic novel, Oliver Twist...A penniless orphan in 17th century London - Poor but honest Oliver is fleeing the cruelty of the workhouse when he's forced in a band of young thi...

Grandmother’s House (1988) 5.3

Grandmother’s House (1988)

When their father dies, Lynn and her younger brother David have to move in with their grandparents. Their mother died already when they were young, so they were told. One morning a dead man is found near their new home. ...

Miss Chazelles (2019) 5.8

Miss Chazelles (2019)

Clara and Marie are rivals. Clara is the first successor, while Marie won the Chazelles-sur-Lyon Prize. The tension rises between Clara's friends and Maries's family, but the girls are ambivalent....

Aparajito (1956) 8.4

Aparajito (1956)

After living awhile in Benares, 10 year old Apu and his mother move in with her uncle in a small Bengali village. Apu enters a local school, where he does well. By the time he graduates, he has a scholarship to study at ...

Altered (2006) 5.6

Altered (2006)

After a chance encounter at the ages of fifteen with a terrifying alien race, Wyatt, Cody, Duke and Otis are scarred by the death of their friend. Released from experimentation by the creatures, they go their separate wa...

The Natural (1984) 7.5

The Natural (1984)

An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a l...

Pixie (2020) 6.3

Pixie (2020)

To avenge her mother's death, Pixie masterminds a heist but must flee across Ireland from gangsters, take on the patriarchy, and choose her own destiny....

The Crazies (2010) 6.5

The Crazies (2010)

As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a...

Mr. Thank You (1936) 7.4

Mr. Thank You (1936)

Mr. Thank You is the kindly young driver of a local bus traveling from poverty stricken coastal villages, over the mountains, to the town. He thanks everybody when they let his bus pass on the narrow road. Among the pass...

Capote (2005) 7.3

Capote (2005)

Famed writer Truman Capote, southern born and bred but now part of the New York City social circle, is growing weary of his current assignment of writing autobiographical type pieces for the New Yorker. After reading a n...

Sweetgrass (2009) 6.8

Sweetgrass (2009)

In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, in the extreme north-west of the United States. It was a journey of almost three hundred kilomet...

For the First Time (1967) 7.1

For the First Time (1967)

A traveling film projectionist brings the film Modern Times (1936) to a secluded village that has never seen a motion picture before.::Rhyl Donnelly...

Nang Nak (1999) 6.5

Nang Nak (1999)

Based on a Thai legend. Mak leaves for Bangkok and is seriously wounded in the Chiang Toong War. When Mak returns, his wife and baby continue to live together till a revelation leads to an unexpected paradigm shift ....

Wildflower (1991) (TV) 7.1

Wildflower (1991) (TV)

One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an educa...

Wild River (1960) 7.6

Wild River (1960)

A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a farmer who objects to his employme...

Mother of Mine (2005) 7.6

Mother of Mine (2005)

During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. From the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)), "Mother of Mine" tackles that painful...

Letter from the Mountain (2002) 7.1

Letter from the Mountain (2002)

An urban Japanese couple decide to move to the country.::Anonymous...

Violeta Went to Heaven (2011) 7.3

Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)

A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.::Anonymous...

Fire Will Come (2019) 6.9

Fire Will Come (2019)

O que Arde ("Lo que Arde" in Spanish, "What It Burns" in English) is a rural drama that follows Amador, a forty-something arsonist who is free from jail after to accomplish two-thirds of his imprisonment to burn an entir...

Zvizdan (2015) 7.1

Zvizdan (2015)

Three different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred: this is a film about the dangers - and the enduring strength - of f...

The Secret Garden (1949) 7.5

The Secret Garden (1949)

When cholera takes the parents of Mary Lennox, she is shipped from India to England to live with her Uncle Craven. Archibald Craven's house is dark and drafty, with over 100 rooms built on the edge of the moors. Mary fin...

Ned Kelly (1970) 5.1

Ned Kelly (1970)

Based on a true story, Ned Kelly is unable to support his family in the Australian outback, he turns to stealing horses in order to make money. He gets more deeply drawn into the outlaw life, and eventually becomes invol...

Resurrection (1980) 7.3

Resurrection (1980)

Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirm...

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965) 8

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)

In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts months; finally he rejoins the colorful life around him, marrying Palagna. She wan...

Chicogrande (2010) 6.6

Chicogrande (2010)

Butch Fenton, major of American army, comes for Villa's head and he's gonna get it. The "Punitive Expedition" proved to be the last major campaign of the U.S. Cavalry. Mexican revolution is the first social movement of t...

From the Dark (2020) -

From the Dark (2020)

A rural murder mystery thriller.::Cell 9...

Motel Hell (1980) 6

Motel Hell (1980)

Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all ...

On Dangerous Ground (1951) 7.3

On Dangerous Ground (1951)

Hard, withdrawn city cop Jim Wilson roughs up one too many suspects and is sent upstate to help investigate the murder of a young girl in the winter countryside. There he meets Mary Malden, whom he finds attractive and i...

Pather Panchali (1955) 8.6

Pather Panchali (1955)

The story of a young boy, Apu, and life in his small Indian village. His parents are quite poor - his father Harihar, a writer and poet, gave away the family's fruit orchard to settle his brother's debts. His sister Durg...