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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 18.87%
new york city (e.g.- do the right thing, sex and the city, goodfellas, hes just not that into you, ...) 21 39.62%
l.a. (e.g.- pulp fiction, menace ii society, boyz n the hood, friday, ...) 7 13.21%
philadelphia (e.g.- rocky, philadelphia, trading places, silver lining playbook, ...) 7 13.21%
chicago (e.g.- soul food, blues brothers, ferris buellers day off, ...) 6 11.32%
washington, dc (e.g.- enemy of the state, minority report, mr. smith goes to washington, all the presidents men, ...) 2 3.77%
las vegas (e.g.- oceans 11, casino, the hangover, ...) 0 0%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-27-2015, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Washington DC:
All the President's Men
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The Exorcist
Clear and Present Danger
A Few Good Men
Burn After Reading
St. Elmo’s Fire
The American President
Wag the Dog

And if you count TV shows
The West Wing
The X-Files
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Washington DC:
All the President's Men
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The Exorcist
Clear and Present Danger
A Few Good Men
Burn After Reading
St. Elmo’s Fire
The American President
Wag the Dog

And if you count TV shows
The West Wing
The X-Files
Don't forget House of Cards!
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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Philly has some good movies that hit a lot of genres.

Drama: Philadelphia with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington
Suspense/horror: Sixth Sense
Sports: Rocky
Comedy: Trading Places
Scifi: 12 Monkeys
Adventure: National Treasure
Classic: Philadelphia Story
Detective: Witness
Documentary: 30 For 30: Final Shot (Let the Fire Burn is another good one).

Idk there are others like Silver Lining Playbook, World War Z, Unbreakable, Law Abiding Citizen.
12 Monkeys was excellent. Terry Gilliam's style meshes with the Philadelphia setting perfectly.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:43 PM
 
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The LA ones you mentioned are good but very limited in scope (South central/gangs/violence) compared to the huge breadth of films that show different sides of this city.
Agree!

Of the few from your list that I saw I think your right on. The ones that I've seen from your list that immediately came to my mind were from 1980 on in no order:

Swingers
Point Break
Friday
Boogie Nights
Fast Times At Ridgemont High

To LA add:
Quinceanera
Maybe a Cheech & Chong movie thrown in the mix
Sideways

Chicago had the John Hughes era (especially High Fidelity)
The Blues Brothers
The Sting

Cheers!
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:48 PM
 
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Whenever I think of NYC, Taxi Driver comes to mind.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:49 PM
 
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Washington DC:
All the President's Men
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The Exorcist
Clear and Present Danger
A Few Good Men
Burn After Reading
St. Elmo’s Fire
The American President
Wag the Dog

And if you count TV shows
The West Wing
The X-Files
Dr. Strangelove, too.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:56 PM
 
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For NOLA, I always think of movies like Double Jeopardy and Candyman.

For Memphis, there's Hustle and Flow.

Savannah--Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:21 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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ST.LOUIS


Meet me in St.Louis
Pride of St.Louis
Fighting Father Dunne
The Black Hole
The Hoodlum Priest
The Great St.Louis Bank Robbery
White Palace
The Glass Menagerie
It Happens Every Spring
Spirit Of St.Louis
Manhunter
Identity Thief
The Game Of Their Lives
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Cleveland has some good characters in these movies:

American Splendor
Antwone Fisher
Major League
The Fortune Cookie
A Christmas Story
Captain America
Captain America:Winter Soldier
Draft Day
Almost Famous
Happy Gilmore (some of it)
Spider Man III
The Avengers
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:37 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Dallas/Ft. Worth

Benji (1974)
Debbie Does Dallas
North Dallas Forty
It Takes Two
Talk Radio
Office Space
Dr. T & the Women
Parkland
Dallas Buyers Club


... I'd say DFW is more known for TV shows than film.
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