Films set in Floridaby Mike_Noga | created - 28 May 2012 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
These films are all at least partially set in The Sunshine State.
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1. Big Trouble (2002)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
The lives of several Miami denizens, from ad agents to gunrunners to street thugs to law enforcement to school-children, intersect with humorous and dangerous results.
Votes: 19,335 | Gross: $7.26M
2. Wild Things (1998)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.
Votes: 103,273 | Gross: $29.75M
3. Key Largo (1948)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A man visits his war buddy's family hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.
4. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 253,742 | Gross: $173.84M
6. Joe Panther (1976)
G | 110 min | Drama
A young Seminole indian boy comes of age outside the Florida Everglades by trying to enter the establishment ( white man's world ). He gets work as crew member on ( brian Keith's ) fishing ... See full summary »
7. The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire.
Votes: 10,190 | Gross: $0.44M
9. Salesman (1969)
G | 91 min | Documentary, Drama
Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families.
12. Body Heat (1981)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Votes: 28,979 | Gross: $24.06M
13. Miami Vice (2006)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.
Votes: 105,749 | Gross: $63.45M
14. Band of the Hand (1986)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Five juvenile lost causes are sent to the Everglades where a war veteran tries to reform them using survival tactics. Their new skills and resolve are tested when a Miami drug lord targets them for trying to clean up their neighborhood.
Votes: 2,579 | Gross: $4.87M
15. Gentle Ben (2002 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, Family
When a boy is left in the care of his mountain-ranger uncle, he learns valuable lessons about man's relationship with wild animals, and how the mayor poses a threat to local legend Ben - a grizzly bear.
16. Flipper (1996)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family
A teenage boy sent to spend the summer with his eccentric uncle on the Florida coast befriends a remarkable dolphin - and takes on local bad guys who are polluting the water. With Isaac Hayes.
Votes: 9,670 | Gross: $20.05M
19. Things Behind the Sun (2001)
R | 120 min | Drama, Music
A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.
20. The Longest Yard (1974)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
21. The Cocoanuts (1929)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical
During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.
22. Sixpack Annie (1975)
R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Busty, blonde and beautiful, Six-Pack Annie seeks to help her Aunt Tess raise $5,000 for the family diner...by trying to find a rich daddy.
24. Day of the Dead (1985)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.
Votes: 59,954 | Gross: $5.80M
28. Hoot (2006)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.
Votes: 7,609 | Gross: $8.08M
30. Cronicas (2004)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."
Votes: 3,235 | Gross: $0.30M
34. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Passed | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.
36. Sunshine State (2002)
PG-13 | 141 min | Drama, Romance
A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.
Votes: 3,740 | Gross: $3.06M
37. Cross Creek (1983)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.
Votes: 1,455 | Gross: $0.20M
39. FEMA City (2007)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary
In 2004, a trailer park was set-up in a field in Charlotte County, Florida after Hurricane Charley destroyed buildings and homes. Nearly 1,500 people moved into the more than 1,000 trailers... See full summary »
Director: Jamin Griffiths
40. Harbor of Missing Men (1950)
Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A fishing-boat owner, Jim "Brooklyn" Gannon, cuts a deal with a gangster syndicate to deliver a load of contraband firearms. The money for the transaction is stolen, and Gannon is trying to... See full summary »
41. Flight of the Navigator (1986)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.
Votes: 41,883 | Gross: $18.56M
43. Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
Two lonely, retired septuagenarians, an unkempt, hard-drinking Irish sea captain, and a fussy, well-mannered Cuban barber form an uneasy friendship.
Votes: 2,700 | Gross: $0.23M
44. Distant Drums (1951)
Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, Western
After destroying a Seminole fort, American soldiers and their rescued companions must face the dangerous Everglades and hostile Indians in order to reach safety.
45. Bad Boys (1995)
R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime