50 States..50 Flicks

Can you name the films set in each state based on the synopsis?

AlabamaClassic adaptation of Harper Lee's novel. Captures the joy and sorrow of growing up in the Depression-Era south.
AlaskaSmart, underrated thriller with excellent performances by Al Pacino and Robin Williams.
ArizonaCoen brothers bring the heat back loaded with chase scenes
ArkansasBilly Bob's breakthrough project takes a harrowing look at a simple mans struggle with redemption and violence.
CaliforniaIt all happened one night in a MODEST city in this state. A group of teens seek adventure on the eve of the tumultous 60's.
ColoradoJack Torrence's experiences suggest you wouldn't want to book a long term stay at the Overlook Hotel.
ConnecticutTood Haynes homage to Douglas Sirk's classic 50's soap operas captures the rich beauty of old money suburbs in this state.
DelawareIt's not mentioned in the film but Mr. Durden's business card reveals his PAPER STREET compound is in Wilmington.
FloridaBoth a comedy and a cautionary tale. Being a stripper in Tampa isn't always easy but it looks like a lot of fun, let the magic begin.
GeorgiaOne of OLD HOLLYWOODS grandest creations, this film is also a love letter to life to (STATE) before, after and during the Civil war
HawaiiBurt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr's late night swim did more for the concept of making out on the beach than any other film in history.
IdahoThis state may not be the trendiest place in the nation but the protagonist proves that hipness and dance skills can make anyplace cool.
IllinoisThis manic comedy is full of great music, incredible chase sequences and is also and shows what 'sibling' love is all about.
IndianaBasketball-obsessed Indiana and its 1954 state champions from small-town Milan were the real-life inspiration for this stirring sports drama.
IowaCould this classic double play of baseball and father issues be set anywhere but the “corn jewel” of the American heartland? No.
KansasWith lovely sepia tones, Dorothy’s farm surroundings come to vivid life, as does a scary “twister” on the horizon.
KentuckyThis biopic of country-music legend Loretta Lynn emphasizes that she’s a honky-tonk honeysuckle rose born in coal dust and bred by the state’s hardscrabble rural beauty
LouisianaThe longer Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin prowl the city’s lively streets and hot spots, the more the region’s Cajun-inflected funky spirit comes through.
MaineStephen King thoroughly commits to depicting his home state in this murder mystery set in a handsome coastal town.
Maryland The famed flick, located in Burkittsville,Maryland is now known for harboring a ghost story that has routinely scared millions of Americans over the years.
MassachusettsStory of 'Irish' boxers grab for the brass ring gives us a working-class Lowell community that’s pugnacious, vivacious and fiercely loyal to its own.
MichiganDirty Harry shot this film on location in Detroit. His chararcter's deficance is a good metaphor for the city.
MinnesotaThis loosely autobiographical cult musical, had us wanting to purify ourselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.
MississippiA fictional town, mistaken identity, a missed train, hot temperatures, racial tension, a white police chief and an African-American detective oh and an Oscar for best picture.
MissouriFaux documentary about a community-theater troupe with delusions of Broadway grandeur beautifully captures small-town American eccentricity.
MontanaFly-fishing family drama featuring majestic landscapes; every time a line is cast into the Blackfoot River, you realize why they call it Big Sky country.
NebraskaPointed satire about a high-school student election. A fine satirical portrait. A microcosmic portrait of American politics and all its wheelings and dealings.
NevadaSome people say this 'caper' remake is better than the original in every single way and the sights and sounds are as vital to the film as the star studded cast.
New HampshireA quiet, picture-perfect suburb, is the setting for this stone-cold black comedy about a career-obsessed woman who murderously manipulates her way up the ranks of a local cable station.
New JerseyBurt Lancaster gives a great performance as a small time gangster who falls for Susan Sarandon.
New MexicoThis landmark western plays out in real time as lawman, Gary Cooper defends a small town.
New YorkThis film is Woody Allen's homage to New York City.
North CarolinaThis film is an enthusiastic celebration of America's pasttime. It also it's love for the quriks and customs for the game played on the minor level.
North DakotaThis film involving a pregnant cop and a kidnapping scheme was one of the best comedies of the 90's. 95% of it was actually shot in Minnesota not North Dakota.
OhioThis black comedy that plays teen suicide and high school mean girls for laughs is set in suburban Sherwood, Ohio.
OklahomaFrancis Ford Coppola took this S.E. Hinton Novel and adapted it to the big screen. Shot in Tulsa, the locations are as rugged and beautiful as the story demands.
OregonEvoking both the indie rep of Portland and Oregon’s sublime natural landscape, Kelly Reichardt’s hiking drama treks a path into the space that grows between two friends. The Beaver State is the film’s silent third character.
PennsylvaniaWithout Punxsutawney's favorite groundhog and his annual weather predicting ritual, the protagonist would have missed out on one of his finest roles.
Rhode IslandThis films protagonist is one of Rhode Islands finest State Troopers to ever wear the uniform, that is until his other personality takes over.
South CarolinaThe moving story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the 1st African American combat unit to fight in the Civil War.
South DakotaThis Hitchcock classic finds hero Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) scrambling across the faces of Mt. Rushmore as he embarks on a wild goose chase.
TennesseeThere are only a few states that come to mind when I hear of a hermit living in the backwoods, and Tennessee is one of them. This film is a perfect example of backwoods living and it has Elvis.
TexasGeorge Stevens' epic saga is as big as the Lone Star state and uses it's vast plains as a motif.
UtahTrue story tale of a hiker who faced his greatest challenge after being trapped by a falling boulder.
VermontVermont is the setting for this film that focuses on the artistic metamorphoses of students at an elite prep school.
VirginiaRichard Kelly's cult favorite about a troubled young man and an oversized bunny that haunts him is set in Middlesex, Virginia.
WashingtonCameron Crowe shot this romantic comedy in Seattle, just as the city's music scene (grunge) was taking off with the likes of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden climbing the charts.
West VirginiaTrue story of a university football coach who rebuilt the team after a tragic plane crash claimed the lives of 42 players and the coaching staff.
WIsconsinSocially awkward guy falls in love with a realistic sex doll in a small Wisconsin farming community. *Loved it and loved the soundtrack
WyomingOne of the best and funniest westerns in history follows two outlaws working their trade in the Wild Wild West.

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