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50 Nifty States; 50 Nifty Movies

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People who added this item 9092 Average listal rating (5784 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8

ALABAMA




My favorite film of all time just happens to be the first on the list because of alphabetical reasons. Gump travels all over the world in this film; but the film starts and ends in the great state of Alabama!
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ALASKA




This is my favorite state and favorite film over the last few years, their chemistry is unparalleled in this story that makes me want to live in Alaska more than any other place.
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ARIZONA




My favorite old western shows many fantastic shots of AZ, specifically monument valley - a place John Ford would later shoot many of his films.
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People who added this item 603 Average listal rating (353 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8

ARKANSAS




If you thought only idiots would want to live in Arkansas, psychos also do.
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People who added this item 2056 Average listal rating (1227 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2

CALIFORNIA




It was the first film to give fantastic aerial shots of Los Angeles. We also got to see Malibu, Long Beach, and Catalina.
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People who added this item 3989 Average listal rating (2702 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.3

COLORADO




While none of the scenes were actually shot in Aspen, they were shot in Breckinridge, Colorado Springs, and Estes Park, all great places in CO.
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CONNECTICUT




It's almost as nice as Arbor Day in New Mexico.
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DELAWARE




"Or you could be whisked away to Delaware... look, I'm in Delaware"
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People who added this item 3900 Average listal rating (2440 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3

FLORIDA




It managed to show all the aspects of Miami without making it too obvious. It made you want to visit; but at the same time made you scared to ever go down there.
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GEORGIA




I would praise this classic for its epic scenes and life in the deep south; but I don't think it would give a damn.
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People who added this item 4285 Average listal rating (2855 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8

HAWAI'I




I was surprised to see a comedy project the beauty of the islands as well as this did. It also made the travel destination feel like a place where you could actually live, too.
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IDAHO




Now we know the perfect habitat for raising llamas.
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People who added this item 1971 Average listal rating (1345 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8

ILLINOIS




Many films shot here, but we got to see Chicago, the countryside, and the state's water system.
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People who added this item 326 Average listal rating (209 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Rudy (1993)

INDIANA




The greatest story to come out of Indiana. I'm sorry, all you Hoosiers fans, that film is great, this one's better.
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IOWA




Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa.
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People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Leap of Faith (1992)

KANSAS




This film made KS look like a state scattered with small towns filled with uneducated simple folk... accurate?
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People who added this item 664 Average listal rating (410 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.3

KENTUCKY




Bourbon, horses, and bats; that's what KY is all about.
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People who added this item 751 Average listal rating (492 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Runaway Jury (2003)

LOUISIANA




With accents galore, you couldn't help but feel like a po' boy after this film.
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MAINE




All of the shots outside of the bedroom are beautiful, thanks to Maine.
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MARYLAND




The sickos were from everywhere else; but the story unfolds in MD.
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People who added this item 5101 Average listal rating (3371 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5

MASSACHUSETTS




Many films are shot in Beantown; but I thought this had the best shots of the city and it has to be the best film shot there, too.
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People who added this item 4923 Average listal rating (3258 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7

MICHIGAN




People had forgotten how nice Michigan can be, thanks to people like Michael Moore. This film managed to make it cool again.
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MINNESOTA




What do Minnesotans love? Hockey.
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MISSISSIPPI




Has there been a movie filmed in Mississippi not surrounded around racism?
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MISSOURI




This film managed to make Missouri gorgeous.
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MONTANA




It really solidified the outdoors-centric way of life in Montana; and it hasn't changed much since.
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People who added this item 909 Average listal rating (588 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Election (1999)

NEBRASKA




It wasn't hard to show the blandness of Nebraska in this film.
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People who added this item 2344 Average listal rating (1561 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2

NEVADA




There have been many films shot in Las Vegas; but this one is my favorite.
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NEW HAMPSHIRE




A beautiful backdrop for the racket going on in the foreground.
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People who added this item 1371 Average listal rating (856 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3

NEW JERSEY




I could pick any Kevin Smith movie; but I thought they had the best shots and representations of Jersey in this film.
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People who added this item 537 Average listal rating (370 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7

NEW MEXICO




The movie was filmed in a few states, but the best landscape shots were in NM.
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NEW YORK




There are so many movies I could have put here, like Taxi Driver, The Godfather, Elf, Hitch, and hundreds more; but I found it fascinating to see how an area like the 5-Points can grow into what it is today, 150 years later.
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People who added this item 406 Average listal rating (276 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Bull Durham (1988)

NORTH CAROLINA




Possibly the only place that serves pulled BBQ pork sandwiches at a baseball game.
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People who added this item 3278 Average listal rating (2172 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1

NORTH DAKOTA




No one 500 miles outside of Fargo had ever heard of the town before this movie. Now everyone can speak Fargo.
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People who added this item 635 Average listal rating (411 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.1

OHIO



A genuine microcosm for blue collar towns in the midwest.
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People who added this item 2487 Average listal rating (1682 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3

OKLAHOMA




The only exciting thing OK has to offer: Tornados
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People who added this item 2022 Average listal rating (1340 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1

OREGON




Astoria is like a haven for a perfect family life, and this movie easily proves it.
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PENNSYLVANIA




Sure, I could have picked any Philadelphia movie, but I can't think of a better town in PA than Punxatawney, after seeing this film.
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People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4

RHODE ISLAND




The Farrelly brothers love Rhode Island, it's in nearly all of their movies, and this one gives it the greatest face time.
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People who added this item 893 Average listal rating (577 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7

SOUTH CAROLINA




My dad introduced me to this movie when I was twelve, right before we took a weekend trip down the Chattooga in SC.
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SOUTH DAKOTA




The second half of this film is what makes it a classic, and it's all in SD
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TENNESSEE




It will make anyone want to visit Tennessee, for those who don't know anything about Tennessee
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TEXAS




A Hollywood version of what Texas high school is all about, and it's still not as scary and ridiculous.
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UTAH



A state where there is no professional baseball team
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People who added this item 543 Average listal rating (385 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.1

VERMONT




A film pot-heads of Vermont are proud of
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VIRGINIA




A Disney-fied look at racism in the good ol' south.
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People who added this item 309 Average listal rating (208 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2

WASHINGTON




"Hellooooo Washington!!"
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WASHINGTON D.C.




Shots of our nation's capital rarely seen on camera, along with the staples.
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People who added this item 947 Average listal rating (652 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1

WEST VIRGINIA




Not a favorable impression of what life is like in the hills of WV
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WISCONSIN




The cameras managed to effortlessly capture the uniqueness of the great town of Madison.
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I was set out to prove at least one well-known and well-liked movie has been filmed in all 50 United States. Obviously some states, like California and New York, have an abundance of coverage on the silver screen, so along with other popular filming states, I have picked films that best represent each state. My apologies to citizens of Delaware.

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Posted: 9 years, 5 months ago at Apr 5 7:38
Nice pick for Washington, DC
Posted: 9 years, 5 months ago at Apr 8 21:37
Haha, you couldn't find any movies for Delaware??
That is a classic scene in Wayne's World, good work!
Posted: 9 years, 4 months ago at May 14 3:46
Yahoo, The Last Kiss is awesome!!
Posted: 9 years, 4 months ago at May 20 12:17
Great list, but shocked you didn't pick a Stephen King based movie for Maine. ALL his major books are based there. Maybe 'Stand by Me' or 'Misery' or 'Dolores Claiborne'?
Posted: 9 years, 4 months ago at May 21 2:27
Great list, but shocked you didn't pick a Stephen King based movie for Maine. ALL his major books are based there. Maybe 'Stand by Me' or 'Misery' or 'Dolores Claiborne'?


Those are great movies but why not Shawshank?


Other than that, Stehako, very interesting list.
Posted: 9 years, 4 months ago at May 21 5:44
I liked 'In the Bedroom' more than the King movies; but Shawshank would have been a better pick. I honestly didn't know it took place in Maine. Maybe I need to see it again.
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Posted: 9 years, 3 months ago at Jun 11 23:54
Fantastic list.

"Drop Dead Gorgeous", if you've never seen it would have been great for Minnesota.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Apr 24 16:23
Great List.

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