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I love to watch movies set in travel destinations if I can find them.  Here are some movies I’ve found set in various U.S. States (This page is a work in progress.  I welcome any suggestions for movies to add to this list):

  1. U.S. States
    1. Alabama
    2. Alaska
    3. Arizona
      1. Raising Arizona (1987) ****
      2. Thelma and Louise (1991) ****
      3. Grand Canyon (1991)
      4. Tombstone (1993)
      5. How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005) ****
      6. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
      7. Lucky (2017) ****
    4. Arkansas
    5. California
      1. Echo in the Canyon (2018) ***
    6. Colorado
      1. Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) ****
      2. Jeremiah Johnson (1972) ****
      3. City Slickers (1991) ***
      4. Bowling for Columbine (2002) ***
      5. About Schmidt (2002) ****
    7. Connecticut
    8. Delaware
    9. District of Columbia – Washington, D.C.
    10. Florida
    11. Georgia
      1. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) ****
    12. Hawaii
    13. Idaho
    14. Illinois
      1. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
      2. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
      3. Ordinary People (1980) ****
      4. The Breakfast Club (1985) ****
      5. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) ****
      6. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) ****
      7. Home Alone (1990) ****
      8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
      9. Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
      10. Mean Girls (2004)
      11. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
      12. Man of Steel (2013)
      13. For Grace (2015) ****
      14. The Accountant (2016)
    15. Indiana
    16. Iowa
    17. Kansas
    18. Kentucky
      1. The Story of Sea Biscuit (1949)
      2. Raintree County (1957)
      3. Harland County, U.S.A. (1976)
      4. Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
      5. Stripes (1981)
      6. In Country (1989)
      7. Fire Down Below (1997)
      8. The Insider (1999)
      9. Sea Biscuit (2003)
      10. Elizabethtown (2005)
      11. Dreamer (2005)
      12. Secretariat (2010) ****
      13. Tammy (2014)
      14. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
      15. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
      16. American Animals (2018)
    19. Louisiana
    20. Maine
    21. Maryland
    22. Massachusetts
    23. Michigan
      1. Searching for Sugar Man (2012) ****
    24. Minnesota
    25. Mississippi
      1. One Mississippi (TV Series 2015-2017) ****
    26. Montana
      1. Little Big Man (1970) ****
    27. Nebraska
      1. The Indian Runner (1991)
      2. O Pioneers! (1992) ***
      3. My Antonia (1995)
      4. Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
      5. About Schmidt (2002) ****
      6. Peacock (2010)
      7. The Descendants (2011)
      8. Nebraska (2013) ***
      9. Take Me to the River (2015)
      10. Downsizing (2017)
      11. Tully (2018) ***
    28. Nevada
      1. Pay It Forward (2000) ****
    29. New Hampshire
    30. New Jersey
      1. The Station Agent (2003) *****
    31. New Mexico
      1. Stagecoach (1939)
      2. High Noon (1952)
      3. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
      4. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
      5. The Tao of Steve (2000) ***
      6. Off the Map (2003)
      7. Little Miss Sunshine (2006) *****
      8. Georgia O’Keefe (2009) ****
      9. Crazy Heart (2009)
    32. New York
      1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) ****
      2. Serpico (1973) ****
      3. Taxi Driver (1976) ****
      4. Tootsie (1982) ****
      5. Big (1988) ***
      6. When Harry Met Sally (1989) *****
      7. Learning to Drive (2014) ****
    33. North Carolina
    34. North Dakota
      1. Fargo (1996) ***
      2. Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns (1997) *****
      3. Wooly Boys (2001) ***
      4. Flight of the Red Tail (2009)
      5. White Earth (2013)
      6. The Overnighters (2014)
      7. Welcome to Leith (2015)
      8. Bravetown (2015) ****
      9. A Different American Dream (2016)
    35. Ohio
      1. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
      2. WKRP in Cincinnati (TV series 1978-1982)
      3. Rain Man (1988) ***
      4. Fresh Horses (1988)
      5. Little Man Tate (1991)
      6. The Mighty (1998)
      7. Traffic (2000)
      8. The Ides of March (2011)
      9. The Avengers (2012)
      10. Miles Ahead (2015)
      11. Carol (2015) **
      12. Marauders (2016)
      13. Inconceivable (2017)
    36. Oklahoma
    37. Oregon
      1. Lean on Pete (2017)
    38. Pennsylvania
      1. Flashdance (1983) *****
      2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) ****
      3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) ****
    39. Rhode Island
    40. South Carolina
      1. Conrack (1974)
      2. The Great Santini (1979) ****
      3. The Big Chill (1983) *****
      4. The Lords of Discipline (1983)
      5. Glory (1989)
      6. The Prince of Tides (1991) *****
      7. The Fugitive (1993)
      8. Forrest Gump (1994) *****
      9. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
      10. G.I. Jane (1997)
      11. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
      12. The Patriot (2000)
      13. Rules of Engagement (2000)
      14. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
      15. Cold Mountain (2003) ****
      16. Radio (2003)
      17. The Notebook (2004) ****
      18. The Secret Life of Bees (2008) ****
      19. Dear John (2010)
      20. Accidental Love (2015)
    41. South Dakota
      1. Badlands (1973)
      2. Dances with Wolves (1990) ****
      3. Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story (1992) ***
      4. Thunderheart (1992)
      5. Lakota Woman (1994)
      6. Crazy Horse (1996)
      7. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
      8. Imprint (2007)
      9. The Revenant (2015)
      10. Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
      11. The Rider (2018)
    42. Tennessee
      1. Nashville (TV Series 2012-2018)
    43. Texas
    44. Utah
      1. The Electric Horseman (1979)
      2. Footloose (1984) *****
      3. Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (1989)
      4. 127 Hours (2010) ****
    45. Vermont
    46. Virginia
    47. Washington
    48. West Virginia
    49. Wisconsin
    50. Wyoming
      1. Continental Divide (1981) ****
      2. Lean on Pete (2017) ****

U.S. Territories

  1. American Samoa
  2. Guam
  3. Northern Mariana Islands
  4. Puerto Rico
  5. U.S. Virgin Islands