The United States of Movies

How do you select the most iconic movie for each state in the US? Some are pretty easy, because there aren't that many movies set in Rhode Island, Delaware, or West Virginia, so you go with what you have. Other movies were chosen because the locale is very much a part of the story, like how A River Runs Through It says a lot about Montana. That said, someone should really make a new movie about Georgia to replace Deliverance. Still, you could argue all day over what movie should represent California, New York, and Washington, DC, since there are so many to choose from. Entertainment Weekly did their best with this new map of the United States with an iconic movie representing each state. How did they do with your state?


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California: Die Hard
DC: Die Hard 2
New York: Die Hard 3...

This doesn't seem so difficult!

Seriously, most of their selections are just awful. Bet I could do better in a couple hours, but nobody is paying me for the effort... Most seem galling in their laziness, just picking any well known film from a state. Why Chinatown and not LA Confidential, or Pulp Fiction?
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This list should be called, "Random films that take place in these states". Why these movies? It seems like half are totally on the nose (Rocky for PA), while half have me scratching my head (Three Faces West for ND). There was no rhyme or reason behind the choices.
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