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The Best Movies Set In West Virginia  

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179 votes 18 voters 35 items

List Rules Vote up the greatest movies about or set in West Virginia.

Which of these movies about West Virginia are the best? It's time to vote up the best movies that take place in the Mountain State. Some of these movies were actually filmed in West Virginia but all of them are about or partially set in West Virginia. With several movies set in the Appalachian Mountains or about the Mothman, the state of West Virginia is the inspiration or setting for classic movies and cult favorites. If you've ever asked yourself where was Patch Adams, the Wrong Turn franchise, or October Sky filmed, the answer is West Virginia. With that being said it's time to finally determine the greatest West Virginia movies.

Vote up the best movies based in West Virginia. Be sure to check back to see what other voters think about these West Virginia films. Don't see your favorite movie made in West Virginia? Add it to the list and find out how other film aficionados rank your additions.

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October Sky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern, Chris Cooper
October Sky is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern. It is based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's ...more
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The Mothman Prophecies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney
The Mothman Prophecies is a 2002 supernatural thriller film directed by Mark Pellington, based on the 1975 book of the same name by parapsychologist and Fortean author John Keel. The screenplay ...more
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Hatfields & McCoys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Kevin Costner, Tom Berenger, Bill Paxton
It’s the true American story of a legendary family feud—one that spanned decades and nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. Hatfields & McCoys, a three-part miniseries, ...more
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We Are Marshall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones
We Are Marshall is a 2006 American historical drama biopic film directed by McG. It depicts the aftermath of the 1970 incident that 37 football players on the Marshall University Thundering Herd ...more
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Matewan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper, Mary McDonnell
Matewan is a 1987 American drama film written and directed by John Sayles, and starring Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell and Will Oldham, with David Strathairn, Kevin Tighe and ...more
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Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers
Wrong Turn is a 2003 American horror film directed by Rob Schmidt and written by Alan B. McElroy. The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and starred Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, ...more
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Hidden Figures is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi, based on the non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly. The story of a team of female African-American ...more
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Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden
Silent Hill is a 2006 psychological horror film directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary, Christophe Gans and Nicolas Boukhrief. The film is an adaptation of Konami's survival ...more
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Patch Adams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter
Patch Adams is a 1998 semi-biographical comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bob Gunton. Directed by Tom Shadyac, it is based on the life story of ...more
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The Night of the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish
The Night of the Hunter is an American thriller film directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. Based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Davis ...more
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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Paris Hilton, Kate Bosworth, Ginnifer Goodwin
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Luketic and starring Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, and Josh Duhamel.
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Blood Creek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill, Wentworth Miller
Blood Creek, previously known as Creek and Town Creek, is a horror film directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Michael Fassbender as the main antagonist and written by Dave Kajganich. The film ...more
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American Ultra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace
American Ultra is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John ...more
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The Wild and Wonderful Whites ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Jesco White, Mamie White
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia is a 2009 documentary film directed by Julien Nitzberg, chronicling the White Family of Boone County, West Virginia.
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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons
"“The hillbillies from the store captured Alison!” Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some relaxin’, discover they ain’t alone in them woods. They ...more
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Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginning... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Tenika Davis, Kristen Harris, Dean Armstrong
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings is a 2011 American horror film written and directed by Declan O'Brien and the fourth installment in the Wrong Turn film series. The film serves as a prequel to ...more
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Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Kaley Cuoco, Janet Montgomery, Tamer Hassan
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead is a 2009 American horror film and the third installment in the Wrong Turn film series, directed by Declan O'Brien and starring Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery and ...more
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Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Aqueela Zoll
Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort is a 2014 American horror film directed by Valeri Milev and the sixth installment in the Wrong Turn film series.
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Wrong Turn 2: Dead End is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Henry Rollins, Daniella Alonso, Crystal Lowe
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End is a 2007 American horror film directed by Joe Lynch and starring Erica Leerhsen, Henry Rollins and Texas Battle. The film is a sequel to the 2003 film Wrong Turn and the ...more
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Marshall University: Ashes to ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Marshall University: Ashes to Glory is a 2000 documentary about the November 14, 1970 Marshall University plane crash that killed 75 people, and the efforts of new head coach Jack Lengyel and ...more
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A Killing Affair is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Peter Weller, Kathy Baker, John Glover
A Killing Affair, is a 1986 drama film starring Peter Weller, Kathy Baker, John Glover, Bill Smitrovich and Danny Nelson.
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Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Roxanne McKee, Doug Bradley, Finn Jones
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines is a 2012 American horror film written and directed by Declan O'Brien and the fifth installment in the Wrong Turn film series. The film is a sequel to Wrong Turn 4: ...more
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Big Business is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Seth Green
Big Business is a 1988 American comedy film farce starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. The movie revolves around two sets of identical female twins who were mismatched at birth, with one ...more
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Them That Follow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Alice Englert
Them That Follow is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage. Inside a snake-handling church deep in Appalachia, a forbidden relationship forces a pastor’s ...more
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The X-Files: I Want to Believe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Set In West Virginia
Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, David Duchovny
The X-Files: I Want to Believe is a 2008 American supernatural fiction film directed by Chris Carter and written by both Carter and Frank Spotnitz. It is the second feature film installment of ...more