Oct 28, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Entertainment, Infographics, Movies, Web

50 Movies for 50 States

Redditor subtonix made a map of what movies best represent each of the 50 states. Personally, I would have gone with Sleepless in Seattle for Washington, and Grumpy Old Men for Minnesota, but I agree with most of the choices. I especially love Clerks for New Jersey, and Red Dawn for Colorado (Wolverines!).

Do you think your state was accurately represented?

Via GeekTyrant.

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15 Responses to “50 Movies for 50 States”

  1. In a word: YES. California was PERFECTLY represented.

  2. kimmie says:

    Um… never even heard of first blood. I'd vote Twilight or Sleepless in Seattle for washington! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    edit. okay, I guess First Blood is the first Rambo film.. but I was too young to enjoy that when it came out (more like not even born). Twilight is more relevant ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Heather says:

    Yeah, I'm bummed about the choice for Washington. But not as bummed as I would be if I lived in Georgia. Yikes, what a representation! I love Maine, though.

  4. Cara says:

    The person who created this must not realize that Fargo is in North Dakota, not Minnesota! And I definitely would have chosen Sleepless in Seattle for my home state!

  5. Catherine says:

    Is it weird that I haven't seen most of these movies? I would have also suggested 10 things I hate about you for Washington

  6. This is great! Although as a native New Jerseyan, I would prefer Garden State to Clerks ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Kate says:

    I knew, before I even looked, that Napoleon Dynamite would be listed for my home state of Idaho. ๐Ÿ™‚ I used to hate it but now I embrace the love

  8. Julia S says:

    I'm originally from NH and I would've chosen The Hotel New Hampshire…great flick!!!! Weird, smart, and sexy young Rob Lowe!!!!

  9. Di says:

    Napolean Dynamite is PERFECT for idea. People either love it or hate it, but if you're from around that area it makes waaaay too much sense.

  10. Di says:

    argh. for Idaho, not idea…

  11. MrsW says:

    Hmm, I'd either take Grumpy Old Men or New In Town for Minnesota… Fargo is in ND, kthx.
    O Brother Where Art Thou is GREAT for MS.
    I haven't lived in Florida long enough, and not familiar with Scarface.

  12. Nadine says:

    Being from Hawaii, I wouldn't have picked "Tora, Tora, Tora" for Hawaii. I think it's a little racist to pick that movie, it's like saying Hawaii is all gung-ho Japanese people, and well it's not. Yes there's a WHOLE lot of Asians, but trust me they're not all Japanese, there's a ton of Korean, Chinese, and Filipino too. I personally would have picked "Blue Crush" although not everyone is a die hard surfer in Hawaii, the mean waves of Hawaii is well represented, and trust me, those waves are MEAN!

  13. Sarah says:

    Total cop-out using HOOSIERS for Indiana. Seriously. Creativity was not at the forefront for that choice.

  14. Sara says:

    Jesus Camp? Really? That's lame. What about Meet Me in St. Louis? Or White Palace? Or Up in the Air?

  15. Kristin says:

    Being from Wyoming I don't feel Brokeback Mountain represents it well, especially considering it's not a real place. I have lived here all my life and rode a horse once, contrary to popular belief the majority of people here are not cowboys and do not live on ranches/farms. Sure some people do but I think it is considerably less than many people would think. The only other recent movie I think of that was set in Wyoming is, Did You Hear About the Morgans? which I didn't see but is also set in a fake town, so I doubt it's any better. I can't think of a recent movie that depicts it well the way it is now, probably because it's too dry and boring to make a real movie about really. I think some westerns probably depict it accurately the way it was back then.

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