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The Best Movies With Town in the Title

Updated May 14, 2021 456 votes 47 voters 8.4k views

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Since it's such a common word, it's not surprising there are many movies with town in the name. This list ranks the best movies with town in the title, regardless of what genre it is. Do you have a favorite movie with town in the name? This isn't a common way to categorize films, but that's part of the fun. There are probably one or two movies with town in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with town in the title includes movies like The Town, On the Town, and Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word town in it.

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    China Town

    Shammi Kapoor, Madan Puri

    Released1962

    Directed byShakti Samanta

    China Town is a 1962 Hindi film directed by Shakti Samanta, under Shakti Films. Written by Ranjan Bose and music by Ravi. It is a black-and-white movie, starring Shammi Kapoor in a double role, as a...  more
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    The Town

    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck

    Released2010

    Directed byBen Affleck

    The Town is a 2010 American crime drama film directed by Ben Affleck. A longtime thief, planning his next job, tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to an earlier heist, and a...  more

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    Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

    Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire

    Released1970

    Directed byArthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

    Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is a 1970 stop motion television special, made by Rankin-Bass. The film stars actor Fred Astaire as the narrator S.D. Kluger, Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle/Santa Claus,...  more

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    Taking Back Our Town

    Ruby Dee, Chris Bauer

    Released2001

    Directed bySam Pillsbury

    Taking Back Our Town is a 2001 drama film written by Monte Stettin, Susanna Styron and Bridget Terry and directed by Sam Pillsbury....  more
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    The Only Game in Town

    Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty

    Released1970

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    The Only Game in Town is a 1970 American drama film, the last directed by George Stevens. It stars Elizabeth Taylor and Warren Beatty. The screenplay by Frank D. Gilroy is based on his play of the...  more
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    The Town That Dreaded Sundown

    Anthony Anderson, Denis O'Hare

    Released2014

    Directed byAlfonso Gomez-Rejon

    The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a 2014 American horror film meta-sequel to the 1976 film of the same name. The film is produced by Ryan Murphy of Ryan Murphy Productions and Jason Blum of Blumhouse...  more

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    A Small Town in Texas

    Timothy Bottoms, Bo Hopkins

    Released1976

    Directed byJack Starrett

    A Small Town in Texas is a 1976 movie directed by Jack Starrett starring Bo Hopkins, Susan George, and Timothy Bottoms. It was filmed in Lockhart, Texas....  more
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    Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die

    Edgar Buchanan, Richard Dix

    Released1942

    Directed byWilliam C. McGann

    Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die is a Western film released in 1942, starring Richard Dix and Kent Taylor, and directed by William McGann....  more
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    Zombie Town

    Jayson Argento, Dennis Lemoine

    Released2007

    Directed byDamon Lemay

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    A Town Called Panic

    Bernard Frédéric, Jeanne Balibar

    Released2009

    Directed byVincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier

    A Town Called Panic is a 2009 stop-motion animated film, co-produced by Belgium, Luxembourg and France. It was directed by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar and is based on the TV series of the same...  more
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    On the Town

    Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly

    Released1949

    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

    On the Town is a 1949 musical film with music by Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It is an adaptation of the Broadway stage musical of the same...  more

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    New In Town

    Renée Zellweger, Rashida Jones

    Released2009

    Directed byJonas Elmer

    New in Town is a 2009 American-Canadian romantic comedy film directed by Jonas Elmer. A Miami businesswoman (Renée Zellweger) is transferred to rural Minnesota, and while she is there she...  more

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    36 China Town

    Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor

    Released2006

    Directed byAbbas Burmawalla, Mustan Burmawalla

    36 China Town is a 2006 Bollywood comedy mystery film directed by Abbas-Mustan. The film is a mystery that follows the investigation of a police officer trying to find the killer of a wealthy casino...  more
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    Hibiscus Town

    Jiang Wen, Liu Xiaoqing

    Released1986

    Directed byXie Jin

    Hibiscus Town is a 1986 Chinese film directed by Xie Jin, based on a novel by the same name written by Gu Hua. The film, a melodrama, follows the life and travails of a young woman who lives through...  more
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    Abilene Town

    Rhonda Fleming, Lloyd Bridges

    Released1946

    Directed byEdwin L. Marin

    Abilene Town is a 1946 western film directed by Edwin L. Marin. The film stars Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Lloyd Bridges, Rhonda Fleming, and Edgar Buchanan. The movie is set in the Old West years...  more
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    The Talk of the Town

    Cary Grant, Jean Arthur

    Released1942

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    The Talk of the Town is a 1942 American comedy/drama film directed by George Stevens, starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Ronald Colman, with a supporting cast featuring Edgar Buchanan and Glenda...  more
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    Boom Town

    Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr

    Released1940

    Directed byJack Conway

    Boom Town is a 1940 American adventure film starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, and Hedy Lamarr, and directed by Jack Conway. The supporting cast features Frank Morgan, Lionel...  more
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    Small Town Girl

    James Stewart, Robert Taylor

    Released1936

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman, Robert Z. Leonard

    Small Town Girl is a film starring Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, and James Stewart. The romantic comedy was directed by William A. Wellman. Based on a novel by Ben Ames Williams, the film went through...  more
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    Chronic Town

    Garry Marshall, Christine Lakin

    Released2008

    Directed byTom Hines

    Chronic Town is a 2008 film directed by Tom Hines. Truman Korovin is a lonely, sharp-witted cab driver in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1980. The usual routine of picking up fares and spending his nights at...
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    Terror in a Texas Town

    Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot

    Released1958

    Directed byJoseph H. Lewis

    Terror in a Texas Town is a 1958 American Western film, directed by Joseph Lewis and starring Sterling Hayden. The script of Terror in a Texas Town was written by Dalton Trumbo one of the infamous...  more
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    A Town Called Hell

    Stella Stevens, Martin Landau

    Released1971

    Directed byRobert Parrish, Irving Lerner

    A Town Called Hell is a 1971 western action comedy drama film written by Richard Aubrey and directed by Robert Parrish and Irving Lerner....  more
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    Ghost Town Law

    Buck Jones, Raymond Hatton

    Released1942

    Directed byHoward Bretherton

    Ghost Town Law is a 1942 western film written by Adele S. Buffington and directed by Howard Bretherton....  more
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    The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town

    Fred Astaire, Skip Hinnant

    Released1977

    Directed byArthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

    The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town is a stop motion holiday TV special by Rankin/Bass. It originally debuted on the ABC network on April 6, 1977 at 8 p.m....  more
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    Ali Baba Goes to Town

    Shirley Temple, Lee J. Cobb

    Released1937

    Directed byDavid Butler

    Ali Baba Goes to Town is a 1937 film starring Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, and Roland Young. Cantor plays a hobo named Aloysius "Al" Babson, who walks into the camp of a movie company that is making...  more