The Best Country Movies Films

The Best Country Movies

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List Criteria: 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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    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

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    Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Ginnifer Goodwin

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    Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Oona Chaplin

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    George Strait, Lesley Ann Warren, Kyle Chandler

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    Renée Zellweger, Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Beverly DAngelo

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    Maria Bello, Tim McGraw, Armie Hammer

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    Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

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    Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick, Jr.

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    John Travolta, Bonnie Raitt, Debra Winger

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    Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason

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    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Tim McGraw

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    Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin, Julie Christie

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    Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Jim Nabors

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    Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Marg Helgenberger

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    Robert Duvall, Ellen Barkin, Wilford Brimley

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    Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Ed Harris

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    Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Lesley Ann Warren

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    Rip Torn, Ahna Capri, Jeff Morris

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