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Best Movies Set in Georgia

Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don't miss the best movies set in Georgia.

Georgia is a southeastern U.S. state whose terrain spans coastal beaches, farmland, and mountains. Capital city Atlanta is home to the Georgia Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times.

The city of Savannah is famed for its 18th- and 19th-century architecture and leafy public squares. Augusta hosts the Master's golf tournament. 

Best Movies Set in Georgia

Forrest Gump
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Sinise (Actors)

Forrest Gump

Year: 1994

Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life.

Whether dominating on the gridiron as a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save — his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).

Pitch Perfect
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson (Actors)

Pitch Perfect

Year: 2012

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Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

Monster's Ball
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton, Heath Ledger (Actors)

Monster's Ball

Year: 2001

Hank Grotowski is a prison guard whose son, who works on the prison's death row, commits suicide. Grotowski spirals into depression until one night he helps Leticia Musgrove's injured son.

When he dies, the couple are united by grief, but as their relationship develops, he learns he and his son were party to the execution of her husband.

Baby Driver
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James (Actors)

Baby Driver

Year: 2017

Baby, a music-loving orphan also happens to be the prodigiously talented go-to getaway driver for heist mastermind Doc.

With the perfect soundtrack picked out for each and every job, Baby ensures Doc's violent, bank-robbing cronies – including Buddy, Bats and Darling – get in and out of Dodge before it's too late.

He's not in it for the long haul though, hoping to nail one last job before riding off into the sunset with beautiful diner waitress Debora. Easier said than done.

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The Color Purple
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery (Actors)

The Color Purple

Year: 1985

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry.

After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing “Mister” Albert Johnson (Danny Glover), things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can.

She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

Now that you've completed the list of best books set in this state, why not check out some others? Here are the Best Movies Set in All 50 States.

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