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List Rules This list is for movies with country themes, including films that take place in the South, are about living in the country, or are about country music.

This list of the best country movies is ranked by film fans and professional movie critics. Country is one of the most popular genres of music in the United States. So much of the genre extends far beyond just music. It’s connected to a sense of pride in the country and in specific states. The genre has become an entire culture, including dance, food, and has also influenced our collective pop culture. Since so much history and emotion is connected to the country genre, it opens itself up well to movie storytelling and film adaptations. There are hundreds of stories of success, love, failure, romance, and heartbreak connected to the country universe and any of the good country movies feature these themes.

So, what are the best country movies of all time? This list is filled with films that perfectly encompass the passion for country and the culture that surrounds it. Country themed movies like Walk the Line and Crazy Heart tell stories of struggling country music artists, including their passion and sorrows. Other films, like O Brother, Where Art Thou? are more comical, focusing on the lighter side of the genre. You can check out many of these country movies on Netflix, including movies like Sweet Home Alabama and other romantic country movies.

This list is filled with the best movies focusing on the country lifestyle, artists, and genre. The stories told in these movies are very human, so no matter what genre you prefer, there’s something for everyone.

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Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Country Movies
Sweet Home Alabama Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey Dakota Fanning

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The Longest Ride is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Country Movies
The Longest Ride Britt Robertson, Alan Alda Oona Chaplin

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Walk the Line is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Movies
Walk the Line Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix Ginnifer Goodwin

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Pure Country is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Country Movies
Pure Country George Strait, Lesley Ann Warren Kyle Chandler

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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Country Movies
Footloose Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid Andie MacDowell

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8 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Country Movies
8 Seconds Renée Zellweger, Luke Perry Stephen Baldwin

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Flicka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Country Movies
Flicka Maria Bello, Tim McGraw Armie Hammer

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Smokey and the Bandit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Country Movies
Smokey and the Bandit Sally Field, Burt Reynolds Jackie Gleason

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Country Movies
O Brother, Where Art Thou? George Clooney, John Goodman Holly Hunter

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Urban Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Country Movies
Urban Cowboy John Travolta, Bonnie Raitt Debra Winger

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Coal Miner's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Country Movies
Coal Miner's Daughter Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek Beverly DAngelo

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Country Strong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Country Movies
Country Strong Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester Tim McGraw

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Hope Floats is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Country Movies
Hope Floats Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr.

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Crazy Heart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Country Movies
Crazy Heart Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Country Movies
Nashville Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin Julie Christie

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Broken Bridges is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Country Movies
Broken Bridges Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds Kelly Preston

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The Best Little Whorehouse in ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Country Movies
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds Jim Nabors

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The Thing Called Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Country Movies
The Thing Called Love Sandra Bullock, River Phoenix Trisha Yearwood

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The Cowboy Way is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Country Movies
The Cowboy Way Kiefer Sutherland, Woody Harrelson Marg Helgenberger

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Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Country Movies
Fried Green Tomatoes Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker Chris O'Donnell

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Murphy's Romance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Movies
Murphy's Romance Sally Field, Corey Haim James Garner

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Country Movies
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol Anupam Kher

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Tender Mercies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Country Movies
Tender Mercies Robert Duvall, Ellen Barkin Wilford Brimley

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Sweet Dreams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Country Movies
Sweet Dreams Jessica Lange, John Goodman Ed Harris

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Songwriter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Country Movies
Songwriter Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson Lesley Ann Warren