Special Report

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

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Ohio
> Best movie filmed in state: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
> IMDb rating: 9.3 / 10 (2,359,180 votes)
> RT rating: 91 / 100 (75 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $28.2 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in Ohio: The Deer Hunter (1978), Dark Waters (2019)

“The Shawshank Redemption” is a fan favorite, with 98% of audiences giving it a positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie — much of which takes place within a prison — was primarily filmed in Ohio, specifically in the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. A 25-year anniversary celebration was held at that site in 2019.

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Oklahoma
> Best movie filmed in state: Rumble Fish (1983)
> IMDb rating: 7.2 / 10 (31,959 votes)
> RT rating: 74 / 100 (34 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $2.5 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in Oklahoma: The Outsiders (1983), UHF (1989)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola (“The Godfather”), “Rumble Fish” follows a low-level street thug (Matt Dillon) who is trying to live up to his older brother’s (Mickey Rourke) reputation. The movie was shot at various locations throughout Oklahoma, but mostly in Tulsa.

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Oregon
> Best movie filmed in state: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
> IMDb rating: 8.7 / 10 (923,445 votes)
> RT rating: 94 / 100 (81 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $109.0 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in Oregon: Stand by Me (1986), The General (1926)

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” based on the novel of the same name by Ken Kesey, is about a criminal who encourages rebellion against an oppressive nurse in a mental hospital. The MiloÅ¡ Forman-directed drama was filmed at the Oregon State Mental Hospital in Salem.

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Pennsylvania
> Best movie filmed in state: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
> IMDb rating: 8.6 / 10 (1,280,829 votes)
> RT rating: 96 / 100 (103 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $130.7 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in Pennsylvania: Night of the Living Dead (1968), Creed (2015)

“The Silence of the Lambs” was shot in multiple states, with most of the filming taking place around Pittsburgh. Notable Pennsylvania locations in the film include the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Allegheny County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. The house that in the movie is portrayed as the torture house of serial killer Buffalo Bill is located in Layton, Pennsylvania.

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Rhode Island
> Best movie filmed in state: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
> IMDb rating: 7.8 / 10 (320,822 votes)
> RT rating: 93 / 100 (263 critic votes)
> Domestic box office: $45.5 million
> Other top rated movies filmed in Rhode Island: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009), Amistad (1997)

Filming of Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” — which boasts a cast of Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, and Francis McDormand among others — took place in different locations across Rhode Island. The movie follows two kids who run away together, prompting a local search.

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