My list of some of the most culturally and visually realistic movies based in the American South that I have ever seen.
A lot of the movies based here make me cringe, with the unrealistic and sometimes hateful potrayals. But these got it as right as you could, and they were fair even when the subject matter was harsh.
1. Winter's Bone (2010)
Great story about one determined girl who just won't stop till she finds out what she wants to know, Also Brutally realistic and beautifully shot. And Teardrop is one of the greatest characters ever!
2. Joe (2013)
Very unflinching look at the desperation and violence of a severe white trash existence. Very depressing movie, but a somewhat happy ending.
3. Black Snake Moan (2006)
Most realistic movie ever about chaining a white woman to your radiator. Great depiction of the Delta.
4. A Love Song For Bobby Long (2004)
A very underrated movie, and a very realistic character study.
5. Southern Belles (2005)
Southern Belles done right <3
6. The Apostle (1997)
Hard to get more realistic then this.
7. Sling Blade (1996)
Coz its Sling Blade.
8. The Last Picture Show (1971)
Just a great movie all around!