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Added by Stehako on 4 Apr 2009 12:22
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50 Nifty States; 50 Nifty Movies

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People who added this item 9438 Average listal rating (6947 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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People who added this item 3327 Average listal rating (2105 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Into the Wild (2007)

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 634 Average listal rating (380 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Sling Blade (1997)

ARKANSAS




If you thought only idiots would want to live in Arkansas, psychos also do.
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People who added this item 2181 Average listal rating (1331 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 4082 Average listal rating (2810 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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People who added this item 87 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4

CONNECTICUT




It's almost as nice as Arbor Day in New Mexico.
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People who added this item 1949 Average listal rating (1308 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Wayne's World (1992)

DELAWARE




"Or you could be whisked away to Delaware... look, I'm in Delaware"
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People who added this item 4137 Average listal rating (2694 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scarface (1983)

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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People who added this item 2508 Average listal rating (1520 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1

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 4381 Average listal rating (2999 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 2031 Average listal rating (1388 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Fugitive (1993)

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 346 Average listal rating (223 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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People who added this item 943 Average listal rating (622 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.5

IOWA




Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa.
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People who added this item 140 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1

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 670 Average listal rating (422 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Seabiscuit (2003)

KENTUCKY




Bourbon, horses, and bats; that's what KY is all about.
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People who added this item 773 Average listal rating (514 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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People who added this item 318 Average listal rating (180 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4

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 5246 Average listal rating (3587 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Departed (2006)

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 5028 Average listal rating (3425 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7
American Pie (1999)

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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People who added this item 1037 Average listal rating (634 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5

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 947 Average listal rating (621 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3

NEBRASKA




It wasn't hard to show the blandness of Nebraska in this film.
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People who added this item 2499 Average listal rating (1699 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Casino (1995)

NEVADA




There have been many films shot in Las Vegas; but this one is my favorite.
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People who added this item 690 Average listal rating (455 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7

NEW HAMPSHIRE




A beautiful backdrop for the racket going on in the foreground.
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People who added this item 1388 Average listal rating (883 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Chasing Amy (1997)

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 557 Average listal rating (381 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8

NEW MEXICO




The movie was filmed in a few states, but the best landscape shots were in NM.
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People who added this item 3809 Average listal rating (2451 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5

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 434 Average listal rating (299 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1

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 3422 Average listal rating (2296 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Fargo (1996)

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 674 Average listal rating (442 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
Tommy Boy (1995)

OHIO



A genuine microcosm for blue collar towns in the midwest.
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People who added this item 2525 Average listal rating (1717 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Twister (1996)

OKLAHOMA




The only exciting thing OK has to offer: Tornados
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People who added this item 2084 Average listal rating (1394 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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People who added this item 3606 Average listal rating (2477 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1

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 73 Average listal rating (43 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 944 Average listal rating (613 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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People who added this item 1908 Average listal rating (1257 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3

SOUTH DAKOTA




The second half of this film is what makes it a classic, and it's all in SD
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People who added this item 236 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5

TENNESSEE




It will make anyone want to visit Tennessee, for those who don't know anything about Tennessee
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People who added this item 351 Average listal rating (204 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Varsity Blues (1999)

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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People who added this item 715 Average listal rating (447 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Sandlot (1993)

UTAH



A state where there is no professional baseball team
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People who added this item 575 Average listal rating (408 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1

VERMONT




A film pot-heads of Vermont are proud of
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People who added this item 1277 Average listal rating (828 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8

VIRGINIA




A Disney-fied look at racism in the good ol' south.
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People who added this item 333 Average listal rating (226 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
Black Sheep (1996)

WASHINGTON




"Hellooooo Washington!!"
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People who added this item 3328 Average listal rating (2203 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9

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 995 Average listal rating (685 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Wrong Turn (2003)

WEST VIRGINIA




Not a favorable impression of what life is like in the hills of WV
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People who added this item 546 Average listal rating (314 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Last Kiss (2006)

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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