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Best Movies Set in Alabama

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Alabama is a southeastern U.S. state that’s home to significant landmarks from the American Civil Rights Movement. The city of Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church, now a museum, was a protest headquarters in the 1960s.

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s church and the Rosa Parks Museum, dedicated to the activist, can be found in the capital of Montgomery. 

Best Movies Set in Alabama

To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford (Actors)

To Kill a Mockingbird

Year: 1962

Told through the eyes of “Scout,” a feisty six-year-old tomboy To Kill A Mockingbird carries us on an odyssey through the fires of prejudice and injustice in 1932 Alabama.

Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his brilliant performance as the Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece. The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. 

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Alabama Moon

Year: 2009

After the death of his survivalist father, an 11-year-old boy raised in the wilderness struggles to adapt to the modern world. He follows his father's final instructions and decides to try and make his way to Alaska.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
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  • Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen (Actors)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Year: 2006

NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) stays on top thanks to a pact with his best friend, Cal Naughton, Jr. (John C. Reilly). But when a French Formula One driver makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test. 

Big Fish
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  • Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup (Actors)

Big Fish 

Year: 2003

Throughout his life, Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions, and tall tales. In his later years, portrayed by five-time Best Actor Oscar nominee Albert Finney (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Erin Brockovich, 2000), he remains a huge mystery to his son, William (Billy Crudup).
 
Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures in this marvel of a movie.
Forrest Gump
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  • Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Sinise (Actors)

Forrest Gump

Year: 1994

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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).

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

To continue learning, check out the Alabama State History Project.

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