- Stand by Me. Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman. 111 votes. Released: 1986. Directed by: Rob Reiner. After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body.
- Fargo. Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy. 52 votes. Released: 1996. Directed by: Joel Coen. "Fargo" is a reality-based crime drama set in Minnesota in 1987.
- It's a Wonderful Life. James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore. 43 votes. Released: 1946. Directed by: Frank Capra. After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true.
- What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen. 69 votes. Released: 1993. Directed by: Lasse Hallström. Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility.
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- 'Runaway Bride' (1999) When most brides get wedding jitters, Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) gets wedding phobia. She's left three men at the altar with a fourth on the way, and she's infamously called "The Runaway Bride'.
- 'Doc Hollywood' (1991) After completing his residency in Washington D.C., Dr Benjamin "Ben" Stone (Michael J. Fox) is ready to move to Beverly Hills and work with noted plastic surgeon Dr Halberstrom.
- 'Falling Inn Love' (2019) After losing her job and her boyfriend the same week, Gabriela Diaz (Christina Milian) does what any woman in her position would do: she enters a Win An Inn contest.
- 'Safe Haven' (2013) The new waitress in town, Katie Feldman (Julianne Hough), is a woman with a mysterious past only she knows. The local general store owner, Alex Wheatley (Josh Duhamel), is a widower with two children, Josh (Noah Lomax) and Lexie (Mimi Kirkland).
- Winter River, CT – Beetlejuice (1988) Despite being set in Connecticut, the town of East Corinth, Vermont actually filled in for Winter River in the movie, Beetlejuice.
- Hill Valley, CA – Back to the Future (1985) With its paradoxical name and ever-changing appearance throughout the franchise, Hill Valley is an important character in the Back to the Future trilogy.
- Shelby, IN – Now and Then (1995) The movie Now and Then has a very Stand by Me feel, but you won’t find Castle Rock on this list due to its tendency to unleash unspeakable evil and tragedy in its many incarnations.
- Woodsboro, CA – Scream (1996) Serving as the location for a slasher movie might make you wonder why anyone would want to live in Woodsboro, especially if you are a teen who fits the bill of a classic horror movie victim.
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Everybody's Fine (2009) PG-13 | 99 min | Adventure, Drama 7.1 Rate 47 Metascore A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children. Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore
Austin is the state capital, and it didn't have a small town feel in the film. There were many different social classes, cultural identities (hippies, etc.) and the film took place in the kind of high school that small towns don't have. It's too big, for one. Not everyone in the high school even knew each other.