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'Shouldn't Have Started the Civil War, Then': Southern Gothic Tales

Southern gothic describes films set in the American south, with deeply flawed, occasionally grotesque characters inhabiting areas in decline. While the genre has its roots in literary giants like Faulkner and Williams, the movies in this collection are only from the 1990s onwards. Make sure to check out recent addition 'Winter's Bone' for a great, gritty coming-of-age story!

'Put Away Childish Things': Indie Comings-of-Age

Modern independent dramas portraying the tumultuous transitions of adolescents into slightly older adolescents. Make sure to check out 'I Believe in Unicorns' for a great new film from director Leah Meyerhoff, depicting an imaginative teenage girl's attempt to grapple with the premature onset of adulthood's responsibilities.

Movies Like Mud: Southern Gothic Crime Movies

If you've got hooked on 'True Detective' then you've already had a taste of the tried and true genre of Southern Gothic crime. Southern Gothic is defined by a bleak look at poverty, moral depravation, and decline within the American South. What better setting for badass detectives and terrifying psychopaths?

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