Movies About Appalachia On Netflix

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Movies About Appalachia On Netflix

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The Shining (1980)

The Shining
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Rated R

The Shining is a psychological horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, released in 1980 and based on the novel of the same name by horror author Stephen King. The film stars Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who takes a job as a winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. Accompanied by his wife Wendy and young son Danny, Jack slowly begins to unravel as supernatural forces within the hotel influence his sanity. Danny is blessed with "the shining," a psychic power that allows him to see the hotel's horrific past. As Jack succumbs to the supernatural evil of the hotel, Wendy and Danny find themselves in a desperate race for survival.

The Hunt (2012)

The Hunt
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Thomas Vinterberg, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm
Rated R

The Hunt is a 2012 Danish drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg and based on the short story "The Curse" by author Hans Christian Andersen. The film follows Lucas, a kindergarten teacher who, after being wrongly accused of sexually abusing a child, finds himself ostracized and shunned by his small rural community. Despite his pleas of innocence, the townspeople quickly turn against him, forming a vengeful mob. The film is a powerful exploration of the power of mob mentality, as well as an exploration of the tension between faith and reason. The film stars Mads Mikkelsen as Lucas and Thomas Bo Larsen as his childhood friend and accuser. The Hunt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2014.

Into the Wild (2007)

Into the Wild
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Sean Penn, starring Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden
Rated R

"Into the Wild" is a 2007 American biographical adventure drama film written, co-produced, and directed by Sean Penn. Based on Jon Krakauer's 1996 non-fiction book of the same name, it tells the story of Christopher McCandless, a 24-year-old Emory University graduate who decides to walk away from his life of privilege in order to pursue a life of adventure and spontaneity. His travels take him to the Alaskan wilderness, where he searches for meaning in nature and his life. Along the way, he meets a variety of people and encounters a series of obstacles and self-discoveries along his journey. In the end, he learns about the power of nature, friendship, and the importance of community.

Touching the Void (2003)

Touching the Void
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Kevin Macdonald, starring Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron
Rated R

Touching the Void is a 2003 documentary by director Kevin Macdonald. It tells the story of two mountain climbers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, and their harrowing journey in the Andes in 1985. The climbers attempted to reach the summit of Siula Grande, a 21,000-foot peak in Peru, but things went wrong on their descent. Simpson broke his leg, and Yates was forced to cut the rope that had connected the men together. Yates thought Simpson had died and descended alone, but Simpson miraculously survived, despite numerous physical and psychological obstacles. The film recounts their experiences, both during and after the climb, and their ultimate reunion 20 years later.

The Revenant (2015)

The Revenant
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Alejandro G. Iñárritu, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson
Rated R

The Revenant is an adventure drama film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, in 19th-century America. After Glass is attacked by a bear while on a fur-trapping expedition, his companions abandon him, believing him to be dead. However, Glass survives and embarks on an epic journey of revenge against those who left him for dead. Along the way, he must overcome extreme elements, hostile Native American tribes, and the relentless pursuit of a vengeful hunter. In the end, Glass finds a way to transcend his physical and mental pain, and gain a spiritual rebirth.

Where Eagles Dare (1968)

Where Eagles Dare
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Brian G. Hutton, starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark
Rated M

Where Eagles Dare is a 1968 British World War II action-adventure film starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. The plot follows a British-American team of commandos who parachute into the Bavarian Alps to rescue an American officer who is being held by Nazi intelligence officers. The team must battle treacherous terrain and the forces of the Third Reich in order to succeed in their mission. The film is noted for its daring stunts, spectacular action sequences, and the performances of Burton and Eastwood. It is considered one of the best war movies ever made.

127 Hours (2010)

127 Hours
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Danny Boyle, starring James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott
Rated R

127 Hours is a 2010 British-American biographical survival drama film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Simon Beaufoy and produced by Christian Colson. The film stars James Franco as Aron Ralston, a mountaineer who becomes trapped by a boulder in an isolated slot canyon in Bluejohn Canyon, southeastern Utah, in April 2003. Ralston must find a way to dislodge the boulder trapping him, and in the process, he undergoes a physical and emotional journey. The film documents his desperate attempts at attaining freedom, his eventual self-rescue and his rescue by helicopter. The film also features interviews with Ralston discussing how the accident affected his life. The film received critical acclaim, with praise for Franco's performance, Boyle's direction and Beaufoy's screenplay. It was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Franco, winning the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

North Face (2008)

North Face
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Philipp Stölzl, starring Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Simon Schwarz
Rated Not Rated

The Wildest Dream (2010)

The Wildest Dream
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Anthony Geffen, starring Conrad Anker, Susan Robertson, Robert Macfarlane, Peter Gillman
Rated PG

The 12th Man (2017)

The 12th Man
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Harald Zwart, starring Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Marie Blokhus, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen
Rated Unrated

Cold Mountain (2003)

Cold Mountain
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Anthony Minghella, starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins
Rated R

Force Majeure (2014)

Force Majeure
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Ruben Östlund, starring Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren
Rated R

In Order of Disappearance (2014)

In Order of Disappearance
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Hans Petter Moland, starring Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jakob Oftebro
Rated R

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Seven Years in Tibet
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jean-Jacques Annaud, starring Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako
Rated PG-13

Alive (1993)

Alive
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Frank Marshall, starring Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay
Rated R

White Sun (2016)

White Sun
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Deepak Rauniyar, starring Dayahang Rai, Asha Magrati, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Sumi Malla
Rated Not Rated

Everest (2015)

Everest
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Baltasar Kormákur, starring Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson
Rated PG-13

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

The Cabin in the Woods
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Drew Goddard, starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz
Rated R

Shoot to Kill (1988)

Shoot to Kill
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Roger Spottiswoode, starring Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley, Clancy Brown
Rated R

Family Plot (1976)

Family Plot
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane
Rated PG

Seraphim Falls (2006)

Seraphim Falls
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From David Von Ancken, starring Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Wincott
Rated R

Cliffhanger (1993)

Cliffhanger
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Renny Harlin, starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner
Rated R

Dead Snow (2009)

Dead Snow
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Tommy Wirkola, starring Jeppe Beck Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan, Geir Vegar Hoel
Rated Not Rated

The Eiger Sanction (1975)

The Eiger Sanction
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee, Jack Cassidy
Rated Approved

The Eagle (2011)

The Eagle
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Kevin Macdonald, starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, István Göz
Rated PG-13

 



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