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Some of the Best Movies Set in the South

There are so many great movies set in the Southern states. If you have never heard of some of these, they are certainly worth a watch.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This movie is set during the Civil War. Blondie (Clint Eastwood) and Tuco have a somewhat uncomfortable alliance, as they team up to try and look for treasure. They need to outwit Angel Eyes, an outlaw who wants to try and plunder some of the riches for himself. A lot of Wild West movies were once based on poker and saloons, but now there are so many modern movies that revolve around online slots.


Friday Night Lights

Based on a book and set in Odessa, Texas, “Friday Night Lights” is a Southern favorite. It’s about a heroic high school football team and captures the spirit of hometown pride. A scrappy football team takes a road trip to the playoffs, and you will find yourself rooting for them right until the very end.


Something to Talk About

This humorous family drama is set in the year 1995 and revolves around the story of Grace Bichon, played by Julia Roberts. She comes to the conclusion that her husband is having an affair and tries her best to deal with the situation. Grace confronts him in the middle of the night and then begins to question the authority of everyone in her life. Horses play a big role in this hometown movie that will make you want to saddle up and ride. If you have not seen this movie yet, be prepared to laugh as well as cry.


Sweet Home Alabama

You can easily take the woman out of the South, but you can’t take the South out of the woman. The famous Reese Witherspoon stars in this film, and she learns this the hard way. “Sweet Home Alabama” stars Josh Lucas and Patrick Dempsey as well. Witherspoon is charming as usual and, after living in New York, she is forced to return to her roots to get a divorce. She is reluctant to call Alabama home, but she soon comes to the conclusion that there is no place like it.


The Notebook

This classic love story is set in North Carolina and is a book-to-movie adaptation from Nicholas Sparks. It will melt your heart with its tragic ending and also stars a young Ryan Gosling, but this love story is a reminder of the beauty of the North Carolina coast. It’s safe to say you will need some tissues to watch this one.

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