The Palmetto State Moviesby Hoekkie | created - 10 Jul 2018 | updated - 13 Jul 2018 | Public
The Palmetto State is the official nickname of South Carolina. In 1788 it became the 8th state of the United States of America. These movies have a connection with South Carolina. It's a topic in the story or they are (partially) filmed in South Carolina.
Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with South Carolina?
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1. The Notebook (2004)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.
Votes: 482,599 | Gross: $81.00M
2. The Big Chill (1983)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of seven former college friends gather for a week-end reunion at a South Carolina vacation home after the funeral of another of their college friends.
Votes: 30,492 | Gross: $56.20M
4. The Patriot (2000)
R | 165 min | Action, Drama, History
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
Votes: 240,143 | Gross: $113.33M
5. Magic Mike XXL (2015)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
Votes: 49,073 | Gross: $66.01M
6. The Lords of Discipline (1983)
R | 102 min | Thriller
In 1960s America, a black cadet is allowed acceptance into a seemingly prestigious military academy, unleashing a barrage of corruption within the system that another cadet is willing to expose.
Votes: 2,381 | Gross: $11.79M
7. Doc Hollywood (1991)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young doctor on his way across the country to a job interview crashes his car in a small town and is sentenced to work for several days at the town hospital.
Votes: 30,854 | Gross: $54.83M
9. Naked (I) (2017)
TV-14 | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Nervous about finally getting married, a guy is forced to relive the same nerve-wracking hours over and over again until he gets things right on his wedding day.
10. Conrack (1974)
PG | 106 min | Drama
White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March 1969 under the Beaufort School District, he starts a job teaching at a small poor school located on Daufuskie ... See full summary »
11. Glory (1989)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
Votes: 114,279 | Gross: $26.83M
13. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama
In 1964, a teenage girl in search of the truth about her mother runs away to a small town in South Carolina and finds a family of independent women who can connect her to her past.
Votes: 22,869 | Gross: $37.77M
14. Rich in Love (1992)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
Charleston, South Carolina. The Odoms have lived a life of the traditions of the American south in their longtime, large family beach front home. That tradition is turned upside down when ... See full summary »
Votes: 735 | Gross: $2.15M
16. The Great Santini (1979)
PG | 115 min | Drama
As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated Marine pilot.
17. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,643,042 | Gross: $330.25M
18. The Corndog Man (1999)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama
A foul-mouthed and bigoted boat salesman in rural South Carolina is targeted for ruthless and never-ending telephone terrorism by a mysterious man claiming to be his son...
19. Beautiful Creatures (2013)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
Votes: 80,559 | Gross: $19.45M
20. The New Daughter (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Horror, Thriller
A single father moves his two children to rural South Carolina, only to watch his daughter exhibit increasingly strange behavior.
21. The Prince of Tides (1991)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Votes: 14,860 | Gross: $74.79M
22. Daughters of the Dust (1991)
TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance
Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,671 | Gross: $1.64M
23. Swimming (2000)
R | 98 min | Drama
Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town. Frankie works with her brother, Neil running their family's ... See full summary »
Votes: 886 | Gross: $0.16M
24. Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016)
R | 105 min | Drama
Autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, two interracial lovers are swept up in the tides of history.
Votes: 1,003 | Gross: $0.03M
25. Sweet Home Carolina (2017)
Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Diane is a struggling single mom in LA. Just when things are at their worst, but she will have to live in small town USA for a year and take care of a dog for a year before the house is hers.
26. Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport
Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,742 | Gross: $3.55M
27. Shag (I) (1989)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Votes: 3,574 | Gross: $6.96M
28. Gospel Hill (2008)
Unrated | 99 min | Drama
A former Sheriff of the southern town dealing with past sins, and a former civil rights worker, withdrawn since the martyrdom of his brother thirty years before, confront a threat to their town.
30. The Wise Kids (2011)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is ... See full summary »
31. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.
Votes: 51,518 | Gross: $39.01M
32. Porgy and Bess (1959)
138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.
33. Deliverance (1972)
R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
35. Little Red Wagon (2012)
PG | 104 min | Drama
With nothing more than a blazing spirit of philanthropy and his beat-up red wagon, Zach sets out to help homeless children in America. In the process, he sweeps his fractured family - and ultimately the entire country - along with him.