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What movies best represent certain states? (via Reddit, where debate rages). Click to enlarge.

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  1. Anybody get Wayne's World = Delaware? I think Aurora Illinois.

    Posted by: Craig | Oct 27, 2010 9:40:02 AM

  2. One of the stupidest things I've seen on the Internet.

    Posted by: K in VA | Oct 27, 2010 9:55:34 AM

  3. For South Carolina, I would replace "Glory" with "Bastard Out of Carolina".

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Oct 27, 2010 10:06:23 AM

  4. Great. I get "Jesus Camp." Insulting, yet entirely appropriate.

    Posted by: six | Oct 27, 2010 10:12:16 AM

  5. Having lived in Wisco all my life, I've never heard of "American Movie."

    The best movie that represents Wisconsin would be Dogma.

    Posted by: Wisconsinite | Oct 27, 2010 10:12:41 AM

  6. Dumb. Somebody must be really bored.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 27, 2010 10:58:11 AM

  7. Missouri should obviously be Winter's Bone.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Oct 27, 2010 11:20:34 AM

  8. Florida = Scarface? Um, that's just Dade county.

    Posted by: latebrosus | Oct 27, 2010 12:30:36 PM

  9. Fargo is in North Dakota, not Minnesota. Also, Maryland appears to have annexed the Virginia part of the Delmarva peninsula. I hate to be that nitpicking commenter, but I can't help it--I'm kind of a geography nerd.

    Posted by: Chris | Oct 27, 2010 12:46:21 PM

  10. Ohio should be Heathers

    Posted by: Scott | Oct 27, 2010 1:18:34 PM

  11. Ugh, I will not have my home state of Michigan be represented by "Robocop."

    How about the 1980 film "Somewhere in Time," starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour?

    Posted by: Jake | Oct 27, 2010 1:58:16 PM

  12. Stupid and plays to stereotypes. California could just as easily be American History X.

    Posted by: Rob | Oct 27, 2010 2:15:33 PM

  13. Chris: Fargo is in ND, but the movie takes place in MN.

    Posted by: LA Guy | Oct 27, 2010 3:28:56 PM

  14. I'd give WA either Singles or Twilight.

    Posted by: Jeremiah | Oct 27, 2010 3:39:13 PM

  15. ’There’s Something About Mary’ has absolutely nothing to do with Rhode Island. Surely they meant ‘Me, Myself, and Irene’

    Posted by: Joe | Oct 27, 2010 4:21:47 PM

  16. debate simmers more than rages at reddit, but it is constant.

    Posted by: barilla | Oct 27, 2010 5:18:24 PM

  17. Yes, I associate Wayne's World with Illinois and not Delaware. The first movie I think of with Maine is not The Shawshank Redemption, but, rather, Peyton Place.

    And Louisiana will always be A Streetcar Named Desire, while Georgia will always be Gone with the Wind.

    Apparently, this map was created by straight guys who haven't watched a movie released prior to 1970.

    Posted by: Joseph | Oct 27, 2010 7:43:48 PM

  18. the departed was a good movie, and will go down as one of scorsese's best. Killer soundtrack--especially the last one: roy buchanan's sweet dreams. Nicholson was in top form for that one.

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 27, 2010 8:06:37 PM

  19. rocket boys? Um, no...deliverance.

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 27, 2010 8:23:38 PM

  20. That was bad. And someone needs to tell the person who made it that you need to used black text if you're going to have a yellow background. Those were very difficult to read.

    Posted by: Garst | Oct 27, 2010 8:58:48 PM

  21. There is one little sight gag in Wayne's World (in front of a blown-up postcard) that references Delaware and whoever made this map had that stuck as the location in their head. As others already pointed out, it takes place in suburban Chicago. Although the inspiration was Mike Myer's home in Scarborough, suburban Toronto.

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Oct 28, 2010 12:23:31 AM

  22. Minnesota = Purple Rain
    Delaware = Fight Club
    Florida = Bully

    Posted by: Steamblade | Oct 28, 2010 9:27:24 AM

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