Here’s a site taking advantage of Google Maps and showing where various movies were filmed in Tennessee. You can type in the name of a city or, search by name of the film, or put in an address and see what was filmed within 25 miles of that spot.
Within 25 miles of Kingsport, where I grew up, I found Days of Thunder, The River, Dreamers, The Work and the Glory: American Zion, and The Evil Dead.
None of these, alas, are destined to become classics of the silver screen. Try your favorite Tennessee town–maybe you’ll have better luck.
Finding movies filmed in Tennessee