Report: best movie filmed in Texas

According to a report by 24/7 Wall St.- 24/7 Tempo, the best movie filmed in Texas is “Paris, Texas” (1984).

However, most Texans would likely disagree– citing numerous John Wayne movies for starters.

“Each state has unique characteristics that make it attractive to filmmakers, and with that in mind, 24/7 Tempo has tapped critic and audience ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb to find the best movie filmed in every state,” the report states.

Paris, Texas, which is about a drifter who struggles to adapt to society and his family after missing for four years, was filmed in several locations in Texas– but not in the town after which it was named. It was filmed in El Paso, Marathon, Terlingua, Houston, and not in Paris, Texas. And yes, there is a Paris, Texas.

24/7 Wall St. reports that the second best movie filmed in Texas is “The Last Picture Show” (1971).

The analysis was based on critic and audience ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB to find the best movie filmed in every state.

Most Texans would disagree with this analysis and call this ranking a bunch of horse @#$x.

And John Wayne would likely say, “That’ll be the day.”

 

State Best movie Year IMDb rating Tomatometer score Second best movie Year
Alabama Get Out 2017 7.7 98 Just Mercy 2019
Alaska Insomnia 2002 7.2 92 Runaway Train 1985
Arizona Psycho 1960 8.5 96 Once Upon a Time in the West 1968
Arkansas Sling Blade 1996 8 96 Mud 2012
California Modern Times 1936 8.5 100 City Lights 1931
Colorado Badlands 1973 7.8 98 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989
Connecticut The Ice Storm 1997 7.4 85 We Need to Talk About Kevin 2011
Delaware Dead Poets Society 1989 8.1 84 Blue Ruin 2013
District of Columbia Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 8.1 96 All the President’s Men 1976
Florida The Truman Show 1998 8.1 95 Edward Scissorhands 1990
Georgia Avengers: Endgame 2019 8.4 94 The Peanut Butter Falcon 2019
Hawaii From Here to Eternity 1953 7.6 92 Papillon 1973
Idaho Napoleon Dynamite 2004 6.9 72 N/A
Illinois The Dark Knight 2008 9 94 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018
Indiana Hoosiers 1986 7.5 89 Rudy 1993
Iowa The Straight Story 1999 8 95 The Bridges of Madison County 1995
Kansas Paper Moon 1973 8.1 93 Mars Attacks! 1996
Kentucky Goldfinger 1964 7.7 99 Stripes 1981
Louisiana 12 Years a Slave 2013 8.1 95 Logan 2017
Maine In the Bedroom 2001 7.4 93 It 2017
Maryland Philomena 2013 7.6 91 The Barbarian Invasions 2003
Massachusetts Good Will Hunting 1997 8.3 98 Spotlight 2015
Michigan Anatomy of a Murder 1959 8 100 Vishwaroopam 2013
Minnesota A Simple Plan 1998 7.5 91 Beautiful Girls 1996
Mississippi Mississippi Burning 1988 7.8 84 The Help 2011
Missouri Up in the Air 2009 7.4 90 Winter’s Bone 2010
Montana Little Big Man 1970 7.6 96 A River Runs Through It 1992
Nebraska Nebraska 2013 7.7 91 Election 1999
Nevada Casino 1995 8.2 80 Leaving Las Vegas 1995
New Hampshire On Golden Pond 1981 7.6 93 In Your Eyes 2014
New Jersey On the Waterfront 1954 8.1 99 The Wrestler 2008
New Mexico Ace in the Hole 1951 8.1 92 No Country for Old Men 2007
New York The Godfather 1972 9.2 98 The Godfather: Part II 1974
North Carolina Evil Dead II 1987 7.8 95 Blue Velvet 1986
North Dakota Fargo 1996 8.1 94 N/A
Ohio The Shawshank Redemption 1994 9.3 91 The Deer Hunter 1978
Oklahoma Rumble Fish 1983 7.2 74 The Outsiders 1983
Oregon One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975 8.7 94 Stand by Me 1986
Pennsylvania The Silence of the Lambs 1991 8.6 96 Night of the Living Dead 1968
Puerto Rico Assassins 1995 6.4 98 GoldenEye 1995
Rhode Island Moonrise Kingdom 2012 7.8 93 Hachi: A Dog’s Tale 2009
South Carolina Cold Mountain 2003 7.2 70 The Big Chill 1983
South Dakota Dances with Wolves 1990 8 83 Nomadland 2020
Tennessee The Green Mile 1999 8.6 78 October Sky 1999
Texas Paris, Texas 1984 8.1 97 The Last Picture Show 1971
Utah Jeremiah Johnson 1972 7.6 95 Wind River 2017
Vermont Beetlejuice 1988 7.5 85 The Trouble with Harry 1955
Virginia Lincoln 2012 7.3 89 Loving 2016
Washington Captain Fantastic 2016 7.9 82 Dancer in the Dark 2000
West Virginia Super 8 2011 7 81 We Are Marshall 2006
Wisconsin Major League 1989 7.2 83 The Last Kiss 2006
Wyoming Django Unchained 2012 8.4 87 N/A
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