Special Report

The Best Movie Filmed In Your State and D.C.

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Vermont
> Best movie filmed in state: Beetlejuice (1988)
> IMDb rating: 7.5 / 10 (265,122 votes)
> RT rating: 85 / 100 (59 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $73.8 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in Vermont: The Trouble with Harry (1955), What Lies Beneath (2000)

Exterior shots for Tim Burton’s late ’80s comedy “Beetlejuice” were filmed in the village of East Corinth, Vermont. The house seen in the movie was a fake residence, though the town’s school that is shown at the end of the movie was actually East Corinth’s Mason Hall.

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Virginia
> Best movie filmed in state: Lincoln (2012)
> IMDb rating: 7.3 / 10 (246,036 votes)
> RT rating: 89 / 100 (284 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $182.2 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in Virginia: Loving (2016), What About Bob? (1991)

Steven Spileberg’s Oscar-winning drama about Abraham Lincoln’s decision to abolish slavery was filmed throughout Virginia, including in Richmond and Petersburg. Filming locations included the State Capitol and the Executive Mansion.

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Washington
> Best movie filmed in state: Captain Fantastic (2016)
> IMDb rating: 7.9 / 10 (191,782 votes)
> RT rating: 82 / 100 (227 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $5.9 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in Washington: Dancer in the Dark (2000), Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

“Captain Fantastic” follows a father and his six children who live in the wilderness of Washington state. The main filming location of the movie was the Deception Pass State Park in Washington. Some scenes were filmed in New Mexico as well.

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West Virginia
> Best movie filmed in state: Super 8 (2011)
> IMDb rating: 7.0 / 10 (339,389 votes)
> RT rating: 81 / 100 (290 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $127.0 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in West Virginia: We Are Marshall (2006), The Glass Castle (2017)

“Super 8” is a science fiction thriller that tells the story of a group of friends who witness a train crash and decide to find out what happened. J. J. Abrams filmed at several locations in West Virginia, though the train crash scene was filmed at a ranch in California.

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Wisconsin
> Best movie filmed in state: Major League (1989)
> IMDb rating: 7.2 / 10 (62,389 votes)
> RT rating: 83 / 100 (40 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $49.8 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in Wisconsin: The Last Kiss (2006)

The 1989 baseball comedy was primarily shot in Wisconsin, where filmmakers made use of Milwaukee County Stadium as a stand-in for Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. Milwaukee native Bob Uecker also appears in the movie, though the story is about the Cleveland Indians.

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