(Closed) Friday Fun… your state's most iconic movie

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you agree?
    Yes : (27 votes)
    23 %
    No : (89 votes)
    75 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 77
    2119 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013



    alaska: ours is the gold rush. john wayne totally. but its so old.


    so updated version: the movie ALASKA with the two kids that go looking for their dad after his plane crashed soooo cute!!! loved that movie growing up.but it was filmed in canada. in fact reality shows are pretty much the only thing filmed in alaska. everything else comes in and films a couple shots to throw randomly in the movie


    oh how could i forget “into the wild”


    gold rush is pretty old but ive seen it a few times. more people might know it but have you seen it??






    totally 8 mile!




    Seattle: hello sleepless in seattle. whats 50/50?????






    Post # 78
    167 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    That map is seriously misnamed. It’s showing the top rated (via IMDB) movie set in each state, which I can’t come up with a word for, but it sure doesn’t mean iconic.

    That being said I can’t say I’ve ever seen Deer Hunter so I’m gonna give that a “no” for being iconic for Pennsylvania.

    Post # 79
    2393 posts
    Buzzing bee

    OP, who came up with this list?

    “Scarface” is the last thing that comes to mind when I think of Florida movies.



    I was just thinking of “The Yearling” for Florida as well. It’s a really old movie but IMO it shows the true Florida from generations ago, long before Disney arrived and all that. 


    Post # 80
    7835 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I would not think of Silence of the Lambs for Maryland. I would think it should have been Hairspray. “Good Morning Baltimore”!

    Post # 81
    7642 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MissMarple:  I agree. how can Kansas not be the Wizard of Oz?

    Post # 82
    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    One flew over the Cuckoo’ nest…Oregon… YEP. filmed in my hometown at the mental hospital. bunch of crazies I tell ya.

    Haven’t been living in Florida long enough to really know…

    Post # 83
    7642 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Any Australians want to play?

    NSW – Finding Nemo (is that cheating?)

    Vic – Malcolm (for the trams)

    NT – Crocodile Dundee

    WA – Rabbit Proof Fence

    Tas – Young Einstein

    Qld, SA, ACT – no idea, help me out!

    Post # 84
    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @annb9:  the map says Mr Deeds goes to town, it’s a capra film starring Gary Cooper. It’s one of my favorite classics. It’s set in Vermont and nyc. It’s a classic film from the late 30s. Mr Deeds, the 2002 film was a remake and set in New Husband.


    Post # 85
    5659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @btothez:  maybe I’m too young to know what 50/50 is but I was gonna say sleepless in Seattle!

    Post # 86
    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would have to say October Sky or We Are Marshall for WV. Night of the Hunter is a good movie, but the only reason I even know of the film is because we read the book then watched the movie in a college course. 

    Post # 87
    9134 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @BelliniChic:  If you drive up the rural backroads from Orlando to Tallahassee you’ll still see the old rural Florida from the movie.

    Post # 88
    1827 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    oh god i guess ill be that obliatory random delaware resident.

    our movie was fight club. they never explicity mention delaware in the movie but it is apparently strongly implied that it takes place in wilmington, de.

    in fact, the only movie i can think of that actually mentions delaware would be wayne’s world. “hi. im in delaware”. hilarious and sad. i love it.

    dead poets society was filmed at a beautiful boarding school in DE but it is not supposed to take place in DE.


    …wayne’s world gets my vote.

    Post # 89
    2113 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @btothez:  I’ve never even heard of For a Few Dollars More. How can they pass up Texas Chainsaw Massacre? It has Texas in the name!!

    Post # 90
    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’ll take Pulp Fiction. Or the Big Lebowski. 

    Post # 91
    10650 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Only 2 come to mind – Brokeback Mountain and Cool Runnings.  Most tv/movie stuff is done in either BC or Ontario.

    I know there was a more action-oriented one shot here though.  There was also something done at my high school for something that was supposed to be based in Detroit or something but I have no idea of the genre or name of the movie.

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