Hillbilly comedies and music

by greenbudgie | created - 10 Oct 2017 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

And some hillbilly culture documentaries with some music in them. In year of release order from 2018 going back in time to 1929.

"Once in a while I get inspired and finish my act with the hillbilly hoedown." (Quotation by Loretta Lynn).

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1. Hillbilly (II) (2018)

87 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

"hillbilly" is a documentary film that examines the iconic hillbilly image in media and culture. The film explores more than a hundred years of media representation of mountain and rural ... See full summary »

Directors: Sally Rubin, Ashley York | Stars: Michael Apted, Ronny Cox, Sam Gleaves, Crystal Good

Votes: 128

2. Paw and Sonny Boy (2015– )
Episode: Exercisin' with Paw and Sonny Boy (2016)

TV-G | 6 min | Comedy

Sonny Boy is surprised to discover that Paw has a homemade exercising tape called "Hillbilly Hop: Aerobics With Paw."

Directors: Aric Bunch, Michael Bunch | Stars: Aric Bunch, Michael Bunch, Justin Jones, Landon Jones

3. Campin' Buddies (2014)

60 min | Action, Comedy

Two backwoods amigos (Tom Lester and Ray Stevens) enter a contest to win a hillbilly bus and hilarity ensues.

Director: Tom Logan | Stars: Victoria Jackson, Don Most, Tom Lester, Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick

Votes: 45

4. Legend of the Hillbilly Butcher (2014)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

In a lonely backwoods shack, Carl Henry Jessup spends his time drinkin' an' thinkin' bout dem good ole days with only his half sister, Rae Lynn, and his friend, Billy Wayne to keep 'em ... See full summary »

Director: Joaquin Montalvan | Stars: Doreen Barnes, Allen East, S.E. Feinberg, Theresa Holly

Votes: 53

5. Hillbilly Horror Show (2014– )

Not Rated | Comedy, Horror

Hillbilly Horror Show is a horror/ comedy anthology that showcases short horror films from up and coming filmmakers, hosted by our favorite hillbillies Bo, Cephus, and their kissing cousin, Lulu.

Stars: Bo Keister, Scott Geiter, Rachel Faulkner

Votes: 376

6. Brother Drop Dead (2012)

77 min | Comedy

A hillbilly family revolts on their youngest brother after he writes a best selling memoir about them.

Director: Ansel Faraj | Stars: Linden Chiles, Nathan Wilson, Seth Lovett, Audrey Stanzler

7. The Soup (2004–2020)
Episode: The Goodest Moments of Redneck Shows (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Take a gander at this special episode of "The Soup" highlighting the best moments in hillbilly TV.

Stars: Joel McHale, Kelly Levy, Anndi McAfee, Fred Willard

8. The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance (2011)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History, Music

The Hayloft Gang takes us back to an era when the sounds of barn dance radio filled living rooms from coast to coast, and traces the history of one of the longest running and most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Parry | Star: Garrison Keillor

9. Hillaree the Hillbilly (2011– )


A young, southern girl takes viewers on a tour through life in her hometown in this viral hit.

Star: Laura Hunter Drago

10. World's Dumbest (2008–2014)
Episode: Hillbillies 2 (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

We comb the countryside to find twenty hillbillies doing ignorant, dangerous, dumb things on video. Check out bad home-made fireworks, terrible tractor stunts, a blasted bow-hunter, and? a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jaime Andrews, J.J. Austin, Daniel Baldwin, Chip Bolcik

11. The Hills Have Thighs (2008)

78 min | Comedy

Daniel Boone Owen, a local Hillbilly Icon, has gone missing in Appalachia. Last seen face down in his favorite watering hole, Scatterbrain's, the theories behind his disappearance are as ... See full summary »

Director: James Bubba Cromer | Stars: Hance Oliver, Dona Ayers, Mona Lisa Johnson, James Bubba Cromer

Votes: 57

12. The Last One (II) (2008)

TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary

In a far corner of Southern Appalachia, moonshiner Popcorn Sutton makes one last batch of true bootleg whiskey. The craft of traditional distillation is revealed along with a lifetime of memories in the trade.

Director: Neal Hutcheson | Stars: Popcorn Sutton, Floyd Sutton, Abigail Moore, Bill Milsap

Votes: 103

13. Hillbilly: The Real Story (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

The history and culture of the legendary inhabitants (the "hillbillies") of Appalachia.

Director: David Huntley | Stars: Billy Ray Cyrus, Popcorn Sutton, Tim Smith, Roddy Moore

Votes: 38

14. The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy

33 Metascore

Cousins Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke, and their uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson, Alice Greczyn

Votes: 73,778 | Gross: $80.27M

15. Homemade Hillbilly Jam (2005)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

A musical romp through the Ozark Mountains with a handful of rascally modern-day hillbillies.

Director: Rick Minnich

Votes: 47

16. The Fifth String (2004 Video)

83 min | Drama, Music

Behold! Nineteenth Century mountain music and the long forgotten tunes of the Appalachian trail have been rediscovered in the hills of West Virginia! "The Fifth String" is the story of ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Phelan | Stars: Dwight Diller, Jack Phelan

17. The Bare Hick Project (2000)

11 min | Short, Comedy

A bunch of students go into the woods to make a "documentary" on their town legend, the Bare Hick, a naked hillbilly who runs around in the woods shooting beer cans and blinding people.

Director: Josh Copeland | Stars: Rebecca Haden, Will Haden, Ben Copeland, Heath Haden

Votes: 13

18. The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

37 Metascore

A feature adaptation of the classic television show, when nice guy redneck Jed Clampett strikes it rich when he finds black oil, and moves him and his kin to posh Beverly Hills.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Jim Varney, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 16,703 | Gross: $44.03M

20. Redneck Zombies (1989)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

A barrel of radioactive waste is lost out in the woods. Some demented rednecks find it and use it as part of their still. Everybody who drinks from the liquor they produced turns into a zombie.

Director: Pericles Lewnes | Stars: Steve Sooy, Anthony M. Carr, Ken Davis, Stan Morrow

Votes: 2,832

21. A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 94 min | Fantasy, Music

A country and western singer on a trip through the Tennessee mountains runs into a reclusive backwoodsman, and a witch.

Director: Henry Winkler | Stars: Dolly Parton, Lee Majors, Bo Hopkins, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 973

22. Stroker Ace (1983)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

30 Metascore

The title character, a popular NASCAR driver, clashes with the fried-chicken mogul that sponsors his racing team.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Jim Nabors, Parker Stevenson

Votes: 3,397 | Gross: $13.00M

23. Kentucky Woman (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

A woman faces harassment and humiliation when she goes to work as a coal miner to support her small son and ailing dad.

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Ned Beatty, Philip Levien, Sandy McPeak

Votes: 79

24. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Musical

40 Metascore

A town's Sheriff and regular patron of a historical whorehouse fights to keep it running when a television reporter targets it as the Devil's playhouse.

Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning

Votes: 9,395 | Gross: $69.70M

25. Take This Job and Shove It (1981)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top Manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them, the one which happens to be the main ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Robert Hays, Art Carney, Barbara Hershey, David Keith

Votes: 704 | Gross: $17.57M

26. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Music

54 Metascore

A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill, Sunny Johnson

Votes: 830 | Gross: $14.92M

27. The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

Jed Clamplett and his backwoods family help solve an energy crisis in their own rustic ways for their Beverly Hills neighborhood they still cannot adjust to.

Director: Robert M. Leeds | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Nancy Kulp, Ray Young

Votes: 126

28. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music

87 Metascore

Biographical story of the legendary country singer's rise from humble, poverty-stricken beginnings in Kentucky to worldwide superstardom and how she changed the sound and style of country music forever.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak

Votes: 15,782 | Gross: $67.18M

29. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

PG | 100 min | Action, Comedy

41 Metascore

The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 14,075 | Gross: $66.13M

30. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)

PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy

The adventures of the fast-drivin', rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County.

Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

Votes: 10,069

31. Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of the townspeople, particularly on the PTA board, they feel she dresses too sexy and is a little too "loose"... See full summary »

Directors: Richard C. Bennett, Ralph Senensky | Stars: Barbara Eden, Ronny Cox, Nanette Fabray, Louis Nye

Votes: 976

32. Hooch (1977)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

In a tiny county in Appalachia, handsome young El Camino-driving Eddie Joe Rodgers excels at brewing "hooch", the traditional moonshine. The Old-Timers begin to stew as Eddie Joe's charm ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Mann | Stars: Gil Gerard, Erika Fox, Melody Rogers, William T. Hicks

Votes: 24

33. Bad Georgia Road (1977)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy

New York City woman inherits a moonshine farm in the South.

Director: John C. Broderick | Stars: Gary Lockwood, Carol Lynley, Royal Dano, Tom Kibbe

Votes: 89

34. Moonrunners (1975)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy

Grady and Bobby Lee run moonshine for Uncle Jesse, who prides himself on his old-school moonshining methods, and refuses to buckle in to the 'big business moonshine' of Jake, who controls these parts for New York mobsters.

Director: Gy Waldron | Stars: James Mitchum, Kiel Martin, Arthur Hunnicutt, Chris Forbes

Votes: 267

35. Sixpack Annie (1975)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Busty, blonde and beautiful, Six-Pack Annie seeks to help her Aunt Tess raise $5,000 for the family diner...by trying to find a rich daddy.

Director: Fred G. Thorne | Stars: Lindsay Bloom, Jana Bellan, Joe Higgins, Larry Mahan

Votes: 215

36. Bootleggers (1974)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Details the lives of two feuding families of bootleggers, the Pruitts and the Woodalls, in rural 1920s and 1930s Arkansas.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Paul Koslo, Dennis Fimple, Slim Pickens, Jaclyn Smith

Votes: 109

37. Hot Summer in Barefoot County (1974)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Action

A city cop is sent out to the country to go undercover and bust up a ring of moonshiners run by a woman and her three hot teenage daughters.

Director: Will Zens | Stars: Sherry Robinson, Don Jones, Tonia Bryan, Charles Elledge

Votes: 142

38. Preacherman Meets Widderwoman (1973)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

"Preacherman" Amos T. Huxley meets his match in five-time widow Alzena Suggs.

Director: Albert T. Viola | Stars: Albert T. Viola, Marian Brown, Bob Berg, Jeramie Rain

Votes: 11

39. Sweet Georgia (1972)

60 min | Comedy

Sweet Georgia is the sex-crazed nympho wife of the brutal rancher, Big T. Unfortunately, Big T is an ugly, abusive drunk, and Georgia looks for love elsewhere.

Director: Edward Boles | Stars: Marsha Jordan, Barbara Mills, Gene Drew, Chuck Lawson

Votes: 80

40. Honey Britches (1971)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

This is the story of four jewel thieves on the run who decide to hole up with a hillbilly couple until the search for them slackens off.

Directors: Donn Davison, Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Ashley Brooks, George Ellis, Trudy Moore, Michael Battlesmith

Votes: 484 | Gross: $0.38M

41. Li'l Abner (1971 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

The misadventures of Al Capp's hillbilly characters are given a musical-comedy treatment.

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Ray Young, Nancee Parkinson, Billie Hayes, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 13

42. Tobacco Roody (1970)

84 min | Comedy

A southerner comforting his buxom stepdaughter, his young wife seducing a sheriff and getting sexually blackmailed by a banker, their sleeping daughters approached by drunk farmers. Just another standard day in a hillbilly farm.

Director: Bethel Buckalew | Stars: Dixie Donovan, Johnny Rocco, Debbie Osborne, Wendy Winders

Votes: 176

43. Country Cuzzins (1970)

X | 90 min | Comedy

The Peabodys are about to assemble every one from the clan, including that snobby, well-off urbanite, cousin Prudence. The true fun really begins when the merry family from the mountains will actually pay Pru a visit.

Director: Bethel Buckalew | Stars: Rene Bond, John Tull, Debbie Osborne, Pamella Princess

Votes: 252

44. The Moonshine War (1970)

GP | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A federal agent attempts to make some real money before the alcohol ban is lifted so he sets his sights on the whiskey cache of an old army buddy.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Widmark, Alan Alda, Melodie Johnson

Votes: 379

45. Hee Haw (1969–1997)

60 min | Comedy, Music

Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent.

Stars: Roy Clark, Gunilla Hutton, Buck Owens, Junior Samples

Votes: 1,189

46. Feud with a Dude (1968)

G | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short