The Most Famous Movie Filmed In Each State
Who doesn't love spotting their hometown in a big-time Hollywood film? It may be hard to do, but you never know when a bunch of A-list actors might have shot a film right on your very own street! And in case you've ever wondered which iconic movies have been filmed in your state, here is a comprehensive list. Spoiler alert — all 50 states led to some true classics.
50. Ohio: The Shawshank Redemption
Director: Frank Darabont
Why it's great: One of film's greatest tales of hope, The Shawshank Redemption was shot at the historic Ohio State Reformatory. The prison housed inmates for nearly a century until 1990, just a few years before Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, and company made their way behind its bars.
49. Vermont: Beetlejuice
Director: Tim Burton
Why it's great: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetle... well, you know what happens when you say his name three times in a row. The quaint town of Corinth, Vermont, served as the location for all of the outdoor scenes for Michael Keaton's bio-exorcist. That's right — this movie wasn't actually shot in the Netherworld.
48. New Mexico: No Country for Old Men
Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen
Why it's great: Though some scenes were slated in Las Vegas and West Texas, the Coen Brothers leaned on New Mexico for most of the stunning scenery in this contemporary Western. So don't be afraid to visit the Land of Enchantment today, because you won't actually run into Javier Bardem's murderous Anton Chigurh.
47. Maine: Pet Sematary
Director: Mary Lambert
Why it's great: Can you have a true Stephen King adaptation without actually shooting in Maine? The horror maestro penned the script and was heavily involved in the filmmaking process, which is why the entire production took place in his home state.