Movies about Southern Appalachia
Check out these movies which are all available on video.
28 Days (2000) with Sandra Bullock. The movie was filmed at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. Funny movie about Sandra Bullock drying out in Western North Carolina.
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980 ). Sissy Spacek won the academy award for portraying the country singer, Loretta Lynn. Great movie, good singing even if you are not a country music fan.
Cold Mountain (2003). If you read the book, you have to see the movie. So it was not filmed in Western North Carolina but it is a good movie, anyway.
Deliverance (1972). A good movie from a great book. Four big-city males go on a canoe trip they will never forget.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) with Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy. Written by Fannie Flagg. The story weaves between the present and the depression in Alabama.
Nell (1994) with Jody Foster is the story of a present-day wild child who grows up in a forest wilderness outside of Robbinsville, North Carolina. Nell speaks in a language anyone has ever heard before. It was filmed in the Southern Appalachians. Good story, fantastic scenery.
Songcatcher (2001) with Janet McTeer. A recent movie about Appalachia in the early part of the 20th Century.
ThunderRoad (1958) with Robert Mitchum. About moonshiners and indirectly about NASCAR.
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