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50 Nifty States; 50 Nifty Movies

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People who added this item 9235 Average listal rating (5792 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 605 Average listal rating (354 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 2109 Average listal rating (1232 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 4030 Average listal rating (2704 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 4002 Average listal rating (2448 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 4319 Average listal rating (2851 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 1983 Average listal rating (1347 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 328 Average listal rating (208 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 134 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 660 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 756 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 5159 Average listal rating (3369 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 4972 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 920 Average listal rating (590 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 2382 Average listal rating (1571 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 1378 Average listal rating (857 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 542 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 417 Average listal rating (277 ratings) 6.5 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 3331 Average listal rating (2173 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 648 Average listal rating (412 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 2504 Average listal rating (1681 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 2033 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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People who added this item 3501 Average listal rating (2345 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8

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 71 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 910 Average listal rating (580 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 557 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 317 Average listal rating (209 ratings) 5.8 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 960 Average listal rating (653 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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