Highest-Rated Movies about 'Mississippi', Sort by Popularity


The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2004), Neshoba: The Price of Freedom (2008), Django Unchained (2012), The Help (2011), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), I Am Not Your Negro (2016), Down in the Delta (1998), Mississippi Burning (1988) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Mississippi movies.


The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2004)

Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp examines the 1955 Mississippi murder of a 14-year-old black boy who whistled at a white woman.

mother, civil rights activist, family member, sheriff, teenager, al sharpton, raw

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Neshoba: The Price of Freedom (2008)

Filmmakers Micki Dickoff and Tony Pagano chronicle the successful efforts to retry Edgar Ray Killen for masterminding the killing of three young civil-rights workers in 1964 Mississippi.

murderer, klansman, civil rights activist, emotional, solemn, gripping, mississippi

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Django Unchained (2012)

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

slave, bounty hunter, criminal, plantation owner, wife, servant, gritty

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The Help (2011)

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

maid, journalist, editor, rival, mother, heartwarming, inspiring

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

alcoholic, wife, father, brother, mother, sister-in-law, sultry

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I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

writer, agent, martin luther king jr., disturbing, engaging, inspiring, moving

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Down in the Delta (1998)

A drug user (Alfre Woodard) moves her children from Chicago to Mississippi to stay with their uncle (Al Freeman Jr.) and his family.

single mother, grandmother, uncle, wife, son, daughter, touching

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Mississippi Burning (1988)

Two F.B.I. Agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

fbi agent, mayor, sheriff, klansman, activist, wife, tense

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The Insider (1999)

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

television producer, scientist, lawyer, executive, wife, thrilling, powerful

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

convict, politician, salesman, wife, gangster, musician, quirky

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Intruder in the Dust (1949)

In 1940s Mississippi, two teenage boys and an elderly woman combine forces to prevent a miscarriage of justice and clear a black man of a murder charge.

wrongly accused, teenager, police officer, lawyer, powerful, gripping, small town

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A Time to Kill (1996)

In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.

klansman, lawyer, bailiff, judge, protégé, alcoholic, disheartening

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For Us, the Living: The Medgar Evers Story (1983)

The life and times of the NAACP field secretary and civil-rights leader (Howard E. Rollins Jr.), assassinated in 1963.

activist, wife, racist, assassin, cop, dark, emotional

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Show Boat (1936)

Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

singer, gambler, actress, actor, father, daughter, spectacular

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Mudbound (2017)

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

mother, farmer, child, brother-in-law, soldier, sharecropper, emotional

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Cold Mountain (2003)

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

soldier, farmer, deserter, wife, housekeeper, bleak, sad

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The Jerk (1979)

A simple minded, sheltered country boy suddenly decides to leave his family home to experience life in the big city, where his naivety is both his best friend, and worst enemy.

adopted son, killer, gas station owner, filmmaker, carnival worker, woman, madcap

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Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored (1995)

A narrator tells the story of his childhood years in a tightly knit Afro-American community in the deep south under racial segregation.

young boy, great-grandfather, great-grandmother, dancer, friend, tender, powerful

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Last of the Mississippi Jukes (2003)

A stunning exploration of fading juke joint traditions at the heart of Mississippi blues culture, with Morgan Freeman.

club owner, singer, musician, music lover, fascinating, endearing, mississippi

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This Property Is Condemned (1966)

The dramatic love story of small-town Mississippi girl Alva Starr and railroad official Owen Legate, set during the Great Depression.

southern belle, mother, businessman, lover, wealthy man, melodramatic, solemn

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Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)

An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman.

pilot, southern belle, bootlegger, grandfather, fiancée, friend, airy

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Small Town Gay Bar (2006)

The story of community in the Deep South that is forced to deal with the struggles of ignorance, hypocrisy and oppression.

gay man, drag queen, bar owner, lesbian, mayor, preacher, gutsy

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My Dog Skip (2000)

A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

young boy, dog, parent, friend, emotional, heartwarming, amusing

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Black Snake Moan (2006)

A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.

tramp, musician, boyfriend, reverend, mother, father, campy

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Summer and Smoke (1961)

Plain, repressed spinster falls for a dashing young medical student, but he prefers the wilder life, until it's too late.

doctor, spinster, beautiful woman, neighbor, melodramatic, emotional, passionate

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Show Boat (1951)

The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairy tale romance is threatened after his luck turns sour.

singer, gambler, husband, wife, daughter, melodramatic, powerful

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Free State of Jones (2016)

A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.

farmer, medic, confederate soldier, slave, fugitive, rebel, brooding

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Cookie's Fortune (1999)

Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.

aunt, niece, widow, theatrical producer, scapegoat, crafty, gripping

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The Reivers (1969)

In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures.

young boy, handyman, best friend, grandfather, prostitute, uncle, amusing

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Go for Broke! (1951)

The story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II.

japanese-american, lieutenant, soldier, engaging, emotional, patriotic, mississippi

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