Which of these movies about Kentucky are the best? It's time to vote up the best movies set in the Bluegrass State. Some of these movies were actually filmed in Kentucky but all of them are about or partially set in Kentucky. Situated between Indiana and West Virginia, Kentucky is the inspiration or setting for classic movies and cult favorites. From Disney’s Secretariat to Next of Kin starring Patrick Swayze, it's time to finally determine the greatest Kentucky movies.
Vote up the best movies based in Kentucky. Be sure to check back to see what other voters think about these Kentucky films. Don't see your favorite Kentucky movie? Add it to the list and find out how other film aficionados rank your additions.
Directed by: Cameron CroweElizabethtown is a 2005 American romantic tragicomedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst. Alec Baldwin has a small role as a CEO of an athletic... more
Directed by: John IrvinNext of Kin is a 1989 American action film directed by John Irvin and starring Patrick Swayze and Liam Neeson, with Adam Baldwin and Ben Stiller in one of his earliest roles. The screenplay was based... more
Daniel BooneJohn Carradine, Heather Angel
Directed by: David HowardDaniel Boone is a 1936 American historical film directed by David Howard and starring George O'Brien, Heather Angel and John Carradine.... more
Directed by: David ButlerThe Story of Seabiscuit is a 1949 American drama film directed by David Butler and starring Shirley Temple. The screenplay was written by John Taintor Foote. Though shot in Technicolor, the film... more
Directed by: David ButlerThe Little Colonel is a 1935 American comedy drama film directed by David Butler. The screenplay by William M. Conselman was adapted from the children's novel of the same name by Annie Fellows... more
Directed by: Michael AptedCoal Miner's Daughter is a 1980 biographical film which tells the story of country music legendary singer Loretta Lynn. It stars Sissy Spacek as Loretta, a role that earned her the Academy Award for... more
Directed by: John GatinsDreamer is a 2005 American family drama film starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, inspired by the true story of an injured Thoroughbred racehorse named Mariah's Storm. The film was written and... more
Directed by: Mark E. PooleDead Moon Rising is a 2007 horror film written and directed by Mark E. Poole. It stars Jason Crowe, Mike Seely, and Erica Goldsmith as locals who must fight waves of zombies in Louisville, Kentucky.... more
Directed by: Marshall Neilan, Alfred E. GreenIn Old Kentucky is a 1919 silent film drama produced by Louis B. Mayer and distributed through First National Attractions, later First National Pictures. The picture was directed by Marshall Neilan... more
Directed by: Burt LancasterThe Kentuckian is a 1955 Technicolor and CinemaScope adventure film directed by Burt Lancaster, who also starred. This was one of only two films Lancaster directed, and the only one for which he has... more
Directed by: Dylan Baker23 Blast is a 2013 American sports drama film directed by Dylan Baker. A local football star, Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka), is stricken with a series of severe headaches and a bacterial meningitis... more
Boy Meets GirlMichael Welch, Eric Schaeffer
Directed by: Eric SchaefferBoy Meets Girl is a 2014 romantic comedy film written and directed by Eric Schaeffer....
GloryMargaret O'Brien, Walter Brennan
Fake IDStephen Beasley, Stuart Perelmuter
Directed by: Gil D. ReyesFake ID is a 2003 gay-themed comedy film. Directed by Gil D. Reyes, Fake ID is filmed and set in Louisville, Kentucky. The March 2003 premiere was held in Louisville. The DVD was released May 25,... more
Directed by: Randall WallaceSecretariat is a 2010 biographical sports drama film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Randall Wallace. The film chronicles the life of thoroughbred race horse... more
Directed by: Tony BillHarlan County War is a television film directed by Tony Bill and written by Peter Silverman.... more
Directed by: Raoul WalshBand of Angels is a 1957 romantic drama film set in the American South before and during the American Civil War, based on the novel of the same name by Robert Penn Warren. It starred Clark Gable,... more
Directed by: Félix Enríquez AlcaláFire Down Below is a 1997 American action film directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá in his directorial debut, and starring Steven Seagal. The film also includes cameos by country music performers Randy... more
Directed by: Guy HamiltonGoldfinger is the third film in the James Bond series and the third to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. The film also... more
- Harlan County, USA is a 1976 Oscar-winning documentary film covering the "Brookside Strike", an effort of 180 coal miners and their wives against the Duke Power Company-owned Eastover Coal Company's... more
Directed by: Jonathan DarbyHush is a 1998 American thriller starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnathon Schaech, and Jessica Lange.... more
Directed by: Norman JewisonIn Country is a 1989 American drama film produced and directed by Norman Jewison, starring Bruce Willis and Emily Lloyd. The screenplay by Frank Pierson and Cynthia Cidre was based on the novel by... more
Directed by: David ButlerKentucky is a 1938 Technicolor film with Loretta Young, Richard Greene, and Walter Brennan. It was directed by David Butler. It is a Romeo and Juliet story of lovers Jack and Sally, set amidst... more
Kentucky KernelsGeorge McFarland, Noah Beery
Directed by: George StevensKentucky Kernels is a 1934 film directed by George Stevens....
My Old Kentucky HomeMy Old Kentucky Home is a short animation film originally released in June 1926, by Max and Dave Fleischer of Fleischer Studios as one of the Song Car-Tunes series. The series, between May 1924 and... more