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View Poll Results: which city has the most/best cult/classic films that portray the city
boston (e.g.- mystic river, boondocks saints, the departed, good will hunting, ...) 10 18.52%
new york city (e.g.- do the right thing, sex and the city, goodfellas, hes just not that into you, ...) 21 38.89%
l.a. (e.g.- pulp fiction, menace ii society, boyz n the hood, friday, ...) 7 12.96%
philadelphia (e.g.- rocky, philadelphia, trading places, silver lining playbook, ...) 8 14.81%
chicago (e.g.- soul food, blues brothers, ferris buellers day off, ...) 6 11.11%
washington, dc (e.g.- enemy of the state, minority report, mr. smith goes to washington, all the presidents men, ...) 2 3.70%
las vegas (e.g.- oceans 11, casino, the hangover, ...) 0 0%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-13-2016, 08:38 PM
 
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My favorite Chicago movie....Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
adventures in babysitting.

i realize equalizer was set in boston but it doesnt feel very bostonian ?
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:25 PM
 
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white men cant jump l.a. reference in this podcast:
https://youtu.be/sVnx7-N1Ax4

also, related:
favorite cities for setting in a video game

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Old 07-11-2017, 01:59 PM
 
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Juno!!
Filmed in Vancouver, BC.
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:04 PM
 
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I thought He's Just Not That Into You was set in Baltimore.
You thought right.

He's Just Not That Into You (2009) - Filming Locations - IMDb
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:42 PM
 
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Pittsburgh:

Fences
Striking Distance
The Silence of the Lambs
The Night of the Living Dead
The Fish that Ate Pittsburgh
Sudden Death
Striking Distance
The Next Three Days
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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L.A.=Heat, Collateral, Falling Down, Drive
Chicago=The Fugitive, Chain Reaction, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Blues Brothers
NYC=Goodfellas, Raging Bull, A Bronx Tale, State Of Grace, Taxi Driver, Cop Land, Kiss Of Death, Die Hard With A Vengeance, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Ghostbusters(1984) and Ghostbusters II
Miami=Bad Boys, Scarface
San Francisco=48 Hrs, Bullitt, Dirty Harry, So I Married An Axe Murderer
Seattle=Get Carter(remake), Disclosure
New Orleans=Bad Lieutenant Port Of Call: New Orleans
San Diego=Traffic, Anchorman
Tucson=Hamlet II
Houston=Twins
Washington=Arlington Road
Boston=Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River, Blown Away, Good Will Hunting, The Town, The Departed
Phoenix=Sicario, Psycho, Waiting To Exhale, Phoenix(1998)
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:43 AM
 
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I'd probably go with some movie set in the South like Steel Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes, Remember the Titans, My Cousin Vinny or Driving Miss Daisy. All of the movies based on John Grisham novels tend to paint a colorful picture of Southern society too.

A Bronx Tale is probably the best "New York" film, imo, since it was based on Calogero ("Chazz") Palmenteri's life.

Philadelphia with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington could have been called "Chicago" and it would have been the same exact movie.

One movie that shows unique aspects of Chicago culture is Love Jones with Nia Long and Larenz Tate. Though the city of Chicago is not crucial to the story, the director goes out of his way to include some very interesting things about Chicago. The movie makes Chicago seem like a cool place to live.
I watched Love Jones the other day. Definitely one of my favorite movies. I definitely agree with you. I'm reminded of Common's verse in the Black Star track, Respiration: "My circumstance is between Cabrini and Love Jones." Essentially, the bad and the good, respectively.

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Old Today, 07:40 AM
 
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check out this map i found online:
https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/com...ar_movies_map/
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Old Today, 07:58 AM
 
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For NOLA, I always think of movies like Double Jeopardy and Candyman.
A Streetcar Named Desire
This Property Is Condemned
Deja Vu
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Angel Heart
Interview With The Vampire
Pretty Baby
Big Easy

NOLA played a big role in all of these movies, and so many more.
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