Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thrillist claims they know the best movie from Florida

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 7:04 AM

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Thrillist, a site that once ranked Florida as the worst state in the country, recently released a very subjective list of the best movies from each state. Shockingly, they didn't give us Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Nope, as Tony Montana once said, "In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.

Yeah, they gave us Scarface.  

The article, titled "The Best Movie that Takes Place In Every State," focuses on films that were either filmed in their respective homes or about the states they were chosen for. 

Scarface was probably a good choice. With a setting in Miami in the '80s, insane amounts of cocaine and Al Pacino as Tony Montana, it's an unforgettable movie.

A few other films that could've taken the honors (and were filmed right here in the Orlando area) include Edward Scissorhands, Lethal Weapon, and Ocean's Eleven.

If you'd like to see what other states got on the list, check them out below.

Best Moves in Every State

Alabama: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Alaska: The Edge (1997)

Arizona: Raising Arizona (1987)

Arkansas: White Lightning (1973)

California: Point Break (1991)

Colorado: The Shining (1980)

Connecticut: Beetlejuice (1988)

Delaware: Fight Club (1999)

Florida: Scarface (1983)

Georgia: Deliverance (1972)

Hawaii: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Idaho: Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Illinois: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Indiana: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Iowa: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)

Kansas: Looper (2012)

Kentucky: Next of Kin (1989)

Louisiana: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Maine: Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Maryland: The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Massachusetts: Jaws (1975)

Michigan: Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Minnesota: Fargo (1996)

Mississippi: In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Missouri: Gone Girl (2014)

Montana: Legends of the Fall (1994)

Nebraska: Election (1999)

Nevada: Superbad (2007)

New Hampshire: What About Bob? (1991)

New Jersey: Being John Malkovich (1999)

New Mexico: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

New York: The Godfather (1972)

North Carolina: Cape Fear (1962)

North Dakota: Leprechaun (1993)

Ohio: Tommy Boy (1995)

Oklahoma: UHF (1989)

Oregon: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Pennsylvania: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Rhode Island: The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

South Carolina: Slither (2006)

South Dakota: North by Northwest (1959)

Tennessee: The Evil Dead (1981)

Texas: Dazed and Confused (1993)

Utah: Con Air (1997)

Vermont: Baby Boom (1987)

Virginia: Shenandoah (1965)

Washington: First Blood (1982)

West Virginia: Night of the Hunter (1955)

Wisconsin: Bridesmaids (2011)

Wyoming: Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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