Special Report

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

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Colorado
> Best movie filmed in state: Badlands (1973)
> IMDb rating: 7.8 / 10 (66,531 votes)
> RT rating: 98 / 100 (58 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: Not available
> Other top rated movies filmed in Colorado: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Terrence Malick’s 1973 debut film established the director as a major cinematic talent. Among the movie’s exceptional traits is its showing of America’s wilderness — intended to be South Dakota and Montana. The movie was actually shot in Colorado, primarily the southeast region of the state.

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Connecticut
> Best movie filmed in state: The Ice Storm (1997)
> IMDb rating: 7.4 / 10 (53,666 votes)
> RT rating: 85 / 100 (68 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $8.0 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in Connecticut: We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Revolutionary Road (2008)

Acclaimed director Ang Lee directed this movie about the strained relationship among the members of a wealthy suburban family and how they fix it. The plot is set in New Canaan, Connecticut, and most of the movie is filmed there.

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Delaware
> Best movie filmed in state: Dead Poets Society (1989)
> IMDb rating: 8.1 / 10 (429,548 votes)
> RT rating: 84 / 100 (57 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $95.9 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in Delaware: Blue Ruin (2013)

“Dead Poets Society” stars Robin Williams as an English teacher who inspires students at an exclusive preparatory school in Vermont. The movie was actually filmed in Delaware and used the St. Andrew’s School in Middletown as the prep school.

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District of Columbia
> Best movie filmed in state: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
> IMDb rating: 8.1 / 10 (107,536 votes)
> RT rating: 96 / 100 (45 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $9.0 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in District of Columbia: All the President’s Men (1976), The Exorcist (1973)

“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” follows an idealistic man (James Stewart) who is going to Washington, D.C., to fill up a vacancy in the Senate. Most of the filming locations are in D.C., including the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol.

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Florida
> Best movie filmed in state: The Truman Show (1998)
> IMDb rating: 8.1 / 10 (947,438 votes)
> RT rating: 95 / 100 (132 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $125.6 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in Florida: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

“The Truman Show” tells the story of an insurance salesman (Jim Carrey) who begins to suspect and eventually finds out his whole life is a reality TV show. In addition to Los Angeles, the Oscar-nominated film was filmed at several locations in Florida, including in Panama City and Seaside.