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Movies Set in Texas

Based on the summary and starring actor, name these movies or TV shows that took place in Texas.
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First submittedNovember 5, 2012
Last updatedOctober 6, 2019
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Summary
Star
Movie
FBI agent goes undercover at a beauty pageant.
Sandra Bullock
Miss Congeniality
Leatherface guys uses power tools to kill a bunch of people
who picked up a hitchiker.
Tobe Hooper
(director)
The Texas Chain
Saw Massacre
Rule #1 for zombie avoidance: cardio.
Jesse Eisenberg
Zombieland
Astronauts have a problem. Houston mission controllers must fix it.
Tom Hanks
Apollo 13
Some guys who work at an office have to work on Saturday,
so they decide to steal money, which might land them in federal prison.
Ron Livingston
Office Space
If Jon Voight is your jerk football coach, overthrow him
and win the game anyway.
James Van Der
Beek
Varsity Blues
A bunch of Gen X slackers living in Houston have problems which
probably seemed like a big deal in the 1990s.
Winona Ryder
Reality Bites
Austin-area teenagers drink and smoke pot because it's the 1970s.
Matthew
McConaughey
Dazed and
Confused
If you find a bunch of money, better return it before a guy with a
weird air gun hunts you down.
Coen Brothers
(producers)
No Country for
Old Men
Golfer refuses to play it smart, takes 12 shots to hit it in,
but steals women's hearts.
Kevin Costner
Tin Cup
 
 
 
Summary
Star
TV Show
Propane salesman has redneck friends, a feminist wife, and a strange son.
Mike Judge (creator)
King of the Hill
Law enforcement agent Chuck Norris punches a lot of people,
but doesn't even get hit once ever.
Chuck Norris
Walker, Texas
Ranger
Two immature teenagers watch music videos and look weird in profile.
Mike Judge (creator)
Beavis & Butthead
A rich oil baron and his family have schemes and intrigues aplenty.
Larry Hagman
Dallas
High school football coach in Dillon, Texas deals with constant drama
including the paralysis of his star quarterback.
Kyle Chandler
Friday Night Lights
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level 23
Nov 3, 2012
Friday Night Lights is a television show. It's not a movie.
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level 61
Nov 5, 2012
This quiz is about both movies and TV shows.
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level 34
Dec 20, 2018
billy bob thornton version was a movie....
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level 77
Aug 7, 2019
It's both
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level 61
Nov 3, 2012
The friday night lights referred to in this quiz is the tv show, not the movie.
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level 39
Nov 3, 2012
Kyle Chandler was not in Friday Not Lights the movie he was in the TV show and the show was set in Dillon, TX. The movie, set in Odessa, starred Billy Bob Thornton
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level ∞
Nov 5, 2012
My bad. Moved it over to the TV section. Thanks.
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level 13
Nov 15, 2012
so change the clue please to read as Dillon, rather than Odessa?
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level 50
Apr 18, 2017
As of 2017 it still says Kyle Chandler for the movie. If you want it to be correct for the TV section change Odessa to Dillon. Replace Kyle Chandler with Billy Bob Thornton and it's correct for the movie section.
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level 56
Mar 17, 2018
North Dallas Forty was an enjoyable football movie from the late 70's.
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level 72
Jul 29, 2018
I was looking for North Dallas 40 too. Classic football movie with Nolte.
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level 76
Nov 20, 2018
Only one of the three guys was asked to work on Saturday in Office Space. That was a very small element of the plot. They decided to steal money because two of them got laid off (and one got promoted).
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level 73
Feb 14, 2019
Never heard of most of them. Surely there must be some westerns or other classics to add.
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level 73
Feb 14, 2019
Like Giant? Maybe Boyhood is too arthouse? The Last Picture Show?
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level 61
Oct 9, 2019
I got them all, but I suspect that's because the quizmaker likely came of age in the mid-90's, like I did. There are certainly much more noteworthy candidates for this list than some of the inclusions. Last Picture Show, Bonnie & Clyde, and Searchers are all classics and deserve mention. Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, From Dusk 'til Dawn, and Places in the Heart are less prestigious but still more significant than a lot of the films on this list. Hell or High Water is a very recent and excellent film that has "TEXAS!" written all over every frame.
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level 79
Feb 15, 2019
Been a long time since I saw Office Space--was there anything in the movie to indicate it was set in Texas?
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level 77
Aug 7, 2019
His neighbor's accent? Or possibly the fact that it, like several things on this quiz, was done by Mike Judge.
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level 51
Oct 10, 2019
The neighbor's accent isn't very pronounced and isn't very clearly Texas, more like a fake slight Southern accent that isn't very authentic. The actor is from North Carolina.
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level 61
Oct 9, 2019
I always thought it was intentionally ambiguous to best capture the spirit of how soulless and cookie-cutter those corporate operations are. As kal mentioned, it's a Mike Judge movie, which means it was probably filmed in Texas, so there might be some road sign or something that gives away the filming location, but I don't think the movie is really "set" anywhere specific.
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level 66
Oct 9, 2019
There were a few of these I had no idea were set in Texas. Like dazed and confused, you would think some of those kids would have had a Texas accent if they all grew up there.
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level 65
Oct 9, 2019
Doesn’t a lot of There Will Be Blood occur in Texas? Maybe that would be a good one to add.
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level 61
Oct 9, 2019
It was definitely filmed in Texas, but I am pretty sure it is set in New Mexico at the beginning and then moves to California when Daniel goes to see the Sunday family and set up his new oil operation. One of the best movies of this millennium, for sure.
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level 65
Oct 9, 2019
Oh, darn. It took place in a Western state with a lot of oil, so I just figured that it was Texas without ever actually looking it up. It’s a good movie, but best in the millennium might be a bit of a stretch. It definitely helped to cement Daniel Day-Lewis as one of the greatest actors of our time.
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level 37
Oct 9, 2019
Suggestion: Heroes.
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level 76
Oct 9, 2019
More suggestions that I've seen: Dallas Buyers Club, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Last Picture Show, HUD, Giant, Tender Mercies, - but really surprised not to see Old Yeller on the list. Surely one of these would be better than Zombieland - but since I haven't seen it I really can't say for certain.
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level 70
Oct 9, 2019
Good suggestions. I think Zombieland is better known than Varsity Blues, Tin Cup and Reality Bites. If we go by IMDb voting numbers, it has 10 times more than either of these. If it is a better movie, I don't know.
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level 37
Oct 10, 2019
Didn't see TCM lol otherwise it would have been the easiest for me
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level 46
Oct 16, 2019
Dazed and Confused! I grew up down the road from the drive in that they go to, it's still there to this day!