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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
      1. Selma (2014) ****
    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. Vertigo (1958) *****
      2. The Graduate (1967) *****
      3. Duel (1971) *****
      4. Play Misty for Me (1971) ****
      5. Dirty Harry (1971) ****
      6. Heaven Can Wait (1978) ****
      7. Top Gun (1986) ****
      8. Father of the Bride (1991) ****
      9. Clueless (1995)
      10. The Parent Trap (1998) ****
      11. Erin Brokovich (2000) ****
      12. Almost Famous (2000)
      13. Life as a House (2001)
      14. The Hours (2002) *****
      15. Punch Drunk Love (2002)
      16. Crash (2004) *****
      17. Meet the Fockers (2004) ****
      18. Sideways (2004) ****
      19. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) *****
      20. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
      21. Bobby (2006)
      22. Babel (2006) ****
      23. Little Miss Sunshine (2006) *****
      24. Into the Wild (2007)
      25. Milk (2008)
      26. Frost/Nixon (2008)
      27. Changeling (2008)
      28. Bottle Shock (2009)
      29. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
      30. My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
      31. Easy A (2010)
      32. The Kids Are All Right (2010) ***
      33. Larry Crowne (2011) *****
      34. Hangover Part II (2011)
      35. We Bought a Zoo (2011)
      36. Just Go With It (2011)
      37. Drive (2011)
      38. Chasing Mavericks (2012)
      39. Blue Jasmine (2013) ***
      40. The Call (2013) ****
      41. If I Stay (2014)
      42. Wild (2014) ****
      43. San Andreas (2015)
      44. Steve Jobs (2015) *****
      45. McFarland, USA (2015)
      46. Concussion (2015) ****
      47. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
      48. 20th Century Women (2016) ****
      49. La La Land (2016) ****
      50. The Founder (2016)
      51. Home Again (2017) ****
      52. Lady Bird (2017) *****
      53. Bumblebee (2018)
      54. Free Solo (2018)
      55. First Man (2018)
      56. The Sisters Brothers (2018)
      57. Echo in the Canyon (2018) ***
      58. The Biggest Little Farm (2018) ****
      59. Winchester (2018)
      60. Bird Box (2018)
      61. Destination Wedding (2018)
      62. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
      63. The Dirt (2019)
      64. The Intruder (2019)
      65. Ford v Ferrari (2019)
      66. Captain Marvel (2019)
      67. Wine Country (2019)
      68. Us (2019)
    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) ****
      6. Our Souls at Night (2017) ****
    7. Connecticut
    8. Delaware
    9. District of Columbia – Washington, D.C.
    10. Florida
      1. Body Heat (1981) *****
    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. Risky Business (1983) ****
      5. The Breakfast Club (1985) ****
      6. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) ****
      7. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) ****
      8. Home Alone (1990) ****
      9. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
      10. Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
      11. Mean Girls (2004)
      12. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
      13. Man of Steel (2013)
      14. For Grace (2015) ****
      15. 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
      1. Baltimore
        1. Marnie (1964)
        2. Diner (1982)
        3. Tin Men (1987)
        4. The Accidental Tourist (1988) ****
        5. Avalon (1990)
        6. He Said, She Said (1991) ***
        7. Sleepless in Seattle (1993) ***** (Fells Point)
        8. Homicide: Life on the Streets (1993-1999)
        9. Liberty Heights (1999)
        10. The Sum of All Fears (2002)
        11. The Wire (2002-2008)
        12. Hairspray (2007)
        13. He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) ***
        14. Putty Hill (2010)
        15. I Used to Be Darker (2013)
        16. The Shape of Water (2017) ****
    22. Massachusetts
      1. Spotlight (2015) *****
    23. Michigan
      1. Gran Torino (2008) *****
      2. Searching for Sugar Man (2012) ****
    24. Minnesota
      1. Juno (2007) ****
    25. Mississippi
      1. One Mississippi (TV Series 2015-2017) ****
    26. Missouri
      1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) *****
    27. Montana
      1. Little Big Man (1970) ****
      2. The Horse Whisperer (1998) ****
    28. 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) ***
    29. Nevada
      1. Pay It Forward (2000) ****
    30. New Hampshire
      1. The Moon’s Our Home (1936)
      2. Our Town (1940)
      3. Northwest Passage (1940)
      4. The Devil & Daniel Webster (1941)
      5. The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951)
      6. The Last Detail (1973)
      7. The Europeans (1979)
      8. On Golden Pond (1981) *****
      9. The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
      10. The Good Son (1993)
      11. The War Room (1993)
      12. Affliction (1997)
      13. Mr. Deeds (2002)
      14. The Brown Bunny (2003)
      15. Live Free or Die (2006)
      16. The Sensation of Sight (2006)
      17. Disappearances (2006)
      18. What Goes Up (2009)
      19. Before I Sleep (2013)
      20. In Your Eyes (2014)
      21. Hedgehog (2017)
    31. New Jersey
      1. The Station Agent (2003) *****
    32. 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)
    33. 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. Serendipity (2001) ****
      8. Fading Gigolo (2013) ****
      9. Learning to Drive (2014) ****
      10. Sully (2016) *****
    34. North Carolina
    35. 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)
    36. 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)
    37. Oklahoma
    38. Oregon
      1. Lean on Pete (2017)
    39. Pennsylvania
      1. Flashdance (1983) *****
      2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) ****
      3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) ****
    40. Rhode Island
    41. 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)
    42. 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)
    43. Tennessee
      1. Nashville (TV Series 2012-2018)
    44. Texas
    45. Utah
      1. The Electric Horseman (1979)
      2. Footloose (1984) *****
      3. Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (1989)
      4. 127 Hours (2010) ****
    46. Vermont
      1. Nothing Sacred (1937)
      2. The Trouble with Harry (1955)
      3. Those Calloways (1965)
      4. The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983)
      5. September (1987)
      6. Baby Boom (1987) ****
      7. Sweet Hearts Dance (1988)
      8. The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)
      9. Funny Farm (1988)
      10. Johnny Tsunami (1999)
      11. What Lies Beneath (2000)
      12. State and Main (2000)
      13. Super Troopers (2001)
      14. Spinning Into Butter (2007)
      15. Northern Borders (2013)
      16. Ten Thousand Saints (2015)
      17. Moonlight in Vermont (2017)
    47. Virginia
    48. Washington
    49. West Virginia
    50. Wisconsin
    51. 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