That's Into the wild, for Alaska, not Alone in the wilderness, I guess...
Isn't Waynes World set in Aurora, Illinois?
I'll take The Departed but I wonder what would have been our movie before that came out.
I love Groundhog Day, but what about Philadelphia
Great, but maybe make S. Dakota "North By Northwest" and move Dances with Wolves to N Dakota?
The whole point of The Wizard of Oz is that it's NOT Kansas. Also I think using Jesus Camp twice is cheating, though I do love that movie. But! I do love this map in general, great idea.
Duh! How about "Sleepless in Seattle" instead of "First Blood" That movie took place in Canada not Washington state.
Fargo, Minnesota? Uhm...Isn't Fargo in North Dakota.Also, a better film for Alabama is Big Fish. Unlike My Cousin Vinny (and Crazy in Alabama, Heart of Dixie, Forrest Gump, and Sweet Home Alabama) it was actually filmed in Alabama. Also, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Jesus Camp for ND? I am so ashamed of us...
Fargo is in North Dakota. "Fargo" is set (mostly) in Minnesota.
More for Oregon - "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Short Circuit"
WTH? "First Blood" for WA. That was Hope B.C. Should be "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle"
"Rocket Boys" for West Virginia is fine, but "Matewan" would have been deeper and more significant.
Since it was filmed in Middletown, Delaware"Dead Poets Society" would be perfect for Delaware
For Michigan, surely the best picture would be"Somewhere in Time" filmed on Mackinaw Island many years ago.A more recent picture could be "Gran Torino".
Washington State= "Singles", "10 things I hate about you", "Say Anything", and "Sleepless in Seattle" is a no-brainer..
North Dakota should be "Fargo" and Minnesota should be "Drop Dead Gorgeous" or "Juno". And "What about Bob" for New Hampshire?? It was filmed in Alabama, I think. New Hampshire should be "On Golden Pond".
Since when has Virginia's Eastern Shore been best represented by Pink Flamingos?Also, Wayne's World would definitely be my choice for Delaware.
How about Blue Hawaii for Hawaii
"Twister" was the obvious Oklahoma choice, but "The Outsiders" is what it should've been.
umm. Wasn't A River Runs Through It Filmed in West Virginia? just sayin.
actually I just found out it wasn't. sorry.
OHIO:"The Deerhunter" filmed in Cleveland"A Christmas Story" filmed in Cleveland
"What About Bob?" had its "vacation" shots filmed in Virginia near Smith Mountain Lake, not Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.
"Jesus Camp" for North Dakota, I lived there my whole life and I assure you that I never met anyone as friggin crazy as the folks at Jesus camp. At least give us "Wooley Boys!"
Ummm....since when was waynes world outside of IL? Did anyone that made this list even see the movies?
Wayne: Imagine being magically whisked away to Delaware... Hi. I'm in Delaware.
For Oregon "Sometimes A Great Notion" best depicts the state
4 brothers fit michigan more than robocop would. . .
Sorry Delaware 1 line from Wayne's World is not enough to pry that movie from Illinois. The vast majority of that movie was set in IL and bits in WI.
North Carolina has "Dirty Dancing" written all over it!
Wow almost everyone is completely missing the point. It's not about where something was filmed, who cares. It's about what state embodies the movie the best, whether it be that state being mentioned a lot in the movie, or otherwise playing a big role in the movie in some way, so that when we think about that movie, we unmistakably think of that state.
OHIO: American Splendor
Why Waynes World for Delaware?
First Blood was filmed in Hope, BC, not anywhere in Washington.
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Tommy Boy should be for Ohio.
Fargo is in North Dakota, not Minnesota.
Am I missing something? I was born and raised in Kentucky and have seen Kalifornia ... I can think of no connection.
Early Grace drove a car with Kentucky plates- I think the assumption is that they were from there. I too am a lifelong resident of Ky..doesn't really do our state justice.
Delaware: Fight Club
99% of Fargo took place in Minnesota, not Fargo, ND... Good pick.
Nebraska should be represented by Election.
Iraq - Three KingsIndia - The Darjeeling Limited (no Slumdog!)Vietnam - Good Morning, ....VietnamGuatemala - PredatorCanada - Strange BrewSouth Africa - District 9European Vacation - take your pick!
99% of 'Fargo' takes place in Minnesota, that's why it is there. What I am wondering about is why is 'Waynes World' listed as Deleware... I seem to recall it was mostly set in Aurora, IL. I guess I'll have to watch it again.
I prefer WITNESS to represent Pennsylvania. It covers the extremes of a very diverse state: urban Philadelphia and rural Lancaster County.
What about Washington DC?
ohio-also; Welcome to Collinwood, Major League, Tommy Boy, Airborne, my pick would be Christmas Story everybody Knows that movie. gummo was rediculous.
RoboCop for Detroit!?!?!?! What about a movie like Gung-ho?! The entire movie is about automotive manufacturing.
As other people have said, it's about where the film is suppose to take place not where it is filmed. Since A Christmas Story says it takes place in Indiana it is a Indiana film even though the house is in Cleveland.
You missed Tennessee!"Thunder Road" or "Inherit The Wind"Georgia should be "Gone With The Wind" I do not know if any of thes movies were actually filmed in these states.Doug in TN
No, this is awful....of all the great things about Missouri you have give us Jesus Camp. And what's more, you've already included another time with South Dakota. I am highly displeased with this movie choice and I'm a Christian.
SCARFACE for Florida? C'mon: that's so 80s. How about THE YEARLING or CROSS CREEK, both of which show the REAL Florida.
For Michigan how about Semi Pro with Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson. Then there was Whip It With Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page. Jimmy Stewart starred in Anatomy of a Murder filmed in Michigan.Bruce Willis, Die Hard II was filmed in Michigan. Taylor Lautner will use Ann Arbor as the setting in his new movie...Sean Penn just wrapped production in the thumb area of state and George Clooney is filming his new one here soon.
Super Troopers for VT? I can't think of a lamer more stereotypical film. How about "Funny Farm" or "State and Main" or "Baby Boom?" All classics and all a thousand times better than Super Troopers. boo!
Stand By Me for Oregon
Everyone needs to stop suggesting movies that nobody knows.
Ohio = Accepted or maybe Tommy Boy. Either one :)
For West Virginia, Rocket Boys is the name of the book. October Sky is the name of the movie.
Gods & Generals for Virginia
As I haven't seen it on this post board, and you all don't get the Delaware reference on this map to Wayne's World - there is a scene in the movie where they are experimenting with a green screen and they have different states behind them. One of them is Delaware where Wayne says, "Or how about Delaware, I mean, Delaware." Great joke reference by the creator!
Fargo is in North Dakota, but much of the movie takes place in "the cities" meaning the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Map is a fun idea--I like the range of movies included. And the Coen Bros. definitely deserve the 4 slots they have--they're so good at evoking place.
Doug-Evil Dead was filmed in Morristown. Darn right to claim it as top movie. (Even though Robert Mitchum was awesome in Thunder Road). Gummo is on here for another state and was filmed in Nashville so it's not about where the film was actually shot.
I've never even heard of that movie for Maryland...The Blaire Witch Project - though ridiculous, would probably have been a better choice.
what genius decided to put white text over bright yellow
Pink Flamingos is definitely Maryland, especially Baltimore. If you haven't seen it, you should. The last scene is tasty. There is nothing else like it. It's an old movie for some of you, 1972, but it is worth the time.
Pretty sure Red Dawn was on a submarine in the Atlantic Ocean...Waynes World, was in Chicago and suburbs.Oh and RI should be the 1 with Jim Carry where he has those black sons, & he's a state trooper.Children of the Corn, That's even funnier than Fear and loathing in Las Vegas!
Nebraska should be "Election" with Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. Or at least "About Schmidt."
it was a good idea, but you're doing it wrong. it might have been better if you actually watched the films and learned their settings.
groundhog day for Pa. terrible What about ROCKY cmon now
im pissed that waynes world is in Delaware. It's in aurora Illinois damnit
Ohio = Tommy Boy.
I feel like The Mighty Ducks is a better movie for Minnesota.
I have to disagree with everyone saying Ohio should be anything else other than Gummo... Gummo is the quintessential character movie for Ohio. Haven't seen it? Go find it. Truly a great work from the weird vision of Harmony Korine.
Can't read the movies on ANY of the yellow states!!! So, what was the choice for Illinois?
Yes, Fargo is in Nort Dakota....but the film embodies Minnesota. I grew up there and yes the people do talk that way at least in Brainerd. Calling it Fargo is just another irony placed by the Coen brothers, who also grew up in Minnesota. The irony was obviously lost on the previous commentators
Groundhog day is great and all, but how about Rocky!