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The Best Movies Set In West Virginia

Updated August 1, 2019 388 votes 30 voters35 items

List RulesVote 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.

  • 1
    We Are Marshall
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    5

    We Are Marshall

    Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara

    Released2006

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

    We Are Marshall is a 2006 American historical drama biopic film directed by McG. It depicts... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    October Sky
    13
    4

    October Sky

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern

    Released1999

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    October Sky is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Hatfields & McCoys
    14
    6

    Hatfields & McCoys

    Kevin Costner, Tom Berenger

    Released2012

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

    Hatfields & McCoys (History, 2012) is an American three-part Western television miniseries... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    The Mothman Prophecies
    14
    6

    The Mothman Prophecies

    Richard Gere, Debra Messing

    Released2002

    Directed byMark Pellington

    The Mothman Prophecies is a 2002 supernatural thriller film directed by Mark Pellington, based... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Matewan
    11
    5

    Matewan

    James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Sayles

    Matewan is a 1987 American drama film written and directed by John Sayles, and starring Chris... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Silent Hill
    10
    6

    Silent Hill

    Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell

    Released2006

    Directed byChristophe Gans

    Silent Hill is a 2006 psychological horror film directed by Christophe Gans and written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort
    8
    4

    Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort

    Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis

    Released2014

    Directed byValeri Milev

    Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort is a 2014 American horror film directed by Valeri Milev and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    The Night of the Hunter
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    8

    The Night of the Hunter

    Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters

    Released1955

    Directed byCharles Laughton, Terry Sanders, Robert Mitchum

    The Night of the Hunter is an American thriller film directed by Charles Laughton and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    American Ultra
    8
    5

    American Ultra

    Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton

    Released2015

    Directed byNima Nourizadeh

    American Ultra is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Hidden Figures
    8
    5

    Hidden Figures

    Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

    Released2016

    Directed byTheodore Melfi

    Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi, based on... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

    Released2009

    Directed byJulien Nitzberg

    The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia is a 2009 documentary film directed by Julien... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead
    5
    2

    Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead

    Kaley Cuoco, Janet Montgomery

    Released2009

    Directed byDeclan O'Brien

    Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead is a 2009 American horror film and the third installment in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
    5
    2

    Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings

    Tenika Davis, Kristen Harris

    Released2011

    Directed byDeclan O'Brien

    Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings is a 2011 American horror film written and directed by Declan... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Blood Creek
    6
    5

    Blood Creek

    Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill

    Released2008

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    Blood Creek, previously known as Creek and Town Creek, is a horror film directed by Joel... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Wrong Turn
    6
    5

    Wrong Turn

    Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui

    Released2003

    Directed byRob Schmidt

    Wrong Turn is a 2003 American horror film directed by Rob Schmidt and written by Alan B.... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
    5
    4

    Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

    Henry Rollins, Daniella Alonso

    Released2007

    Directed byJoe Lynch

    Wrong Turn 2: Dead End is a 2007 American horror film directed by Joe Lynch and starring Erica... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Marshall University: Ashes to Glory
    Marshall University: Ashes to Glory is a 2000 documentary about the November 14, 1970 Marshall... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Mothman
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    4

    Mothman

    Jewel Staite, Susie Abromeit

    Released2010

    Directed bySheldon Wilson

    Mothman is a 2010 Syfy television film starring Jewel Staite and Connor Fox. The film... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Them That Follow
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    0

    Them That Follow

    Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever

    Released2019

    Directed byBritt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage

    Them That Follow is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Britt Poulton and Dan Madison... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    A Killing Affair
    4
    2

    A Killing Affair

    Peter Weller, Kathy Baker

    Released1977

    Directed byDavid Saperstein

    A Killing Affair, is a 1986 drama film starring Peter Weller, Kathy Baker, John Glover, Bill... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Heroin(e)
    5
    5

    Heroin(e)

    Necia Freeman, Patricia Keiller

    Released2017

    Directed byElaine McMillion Sheldon

    Heroin(e) is a 2017 documentary short film directed by Elaine McMillion. Three women fight to...
  • 22
    Timber Falls
    2
    2

    Timber Falls

    Brianna Brown, Nick Searcy

    Released2007

    Directed byTony Giglio

    Timber Falls is a 2007 horror-thriller film with elements of a slasher film directed by Tony... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
    4
    4

    Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines

    Roxanne McKee, Doug Bradley

    Released2012

    Directed byDeclan O'Brien

    Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines is a 2012 American horror film written and directed by Declan O'Brien... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
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    8

    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

    Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

    Released2010

    Directed byEli Craig

    Tucker & Dave vs. Evil is a 2010 American comedy horror film directed by Eli Craig. Tucker... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Dark Harvest
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    Dark Harvest

    Jessica Dunphy, Don Digiulio

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Moore, Jr.

    Dark Harvest is a 2004 slasher horror film, written and directed by Paul Moore.