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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 07-28-2015, 01:06 AM
 
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I wonder how Albuqueque and Breaking Bad haven't been mentioned. Breaking Bad put a lot of light on ABQ.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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I wonder how Albuqueque and Breaking Bad haven't been mentioned. Breaking Bad put a lot of light on ABQ.
I thought we were just doing movies, but if we're doing TV shows as well then I have to include Bojack Horseman for Los Angeles. The LA references are completely off the chain. They hide so many easter eggs in there for locals that you really need multiple viewings to catch them all.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I wonder how Albuqueque and Breaking Bad haven't been mentioned. Breaking Bad put a lot of light on ABQ.
too hard to spell it
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Twin Cities
'Fargo'
'Grumpy Old Men'
'Purple Rain'
'A Serious Man'
'The Mighty Ducks'
Juno!!
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:30 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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Twin Cities
'Fargo'
'Grumpy Old Men'
'Purple Rain'
'A Serious Man'
'The Mighty Ducks'
thanks for the insite but the mighty ducks i assumed was based in l.a. because of the hockey team. aside from fargo none of them scream twin cities (and thats because of the name).
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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.
+1 trading places, rocky

i dont remember anything philly in philadelphia (except for the name). we will count it because the video for the bruce springstein song was very philadelphia.

6th sense, 12 monkeys, law abiding citizen (even though mayor nutter is in it) could've been shot anywhere.

i havent seen the others.

national treasure is equal parts boston, new york, philadelphia, d.c. (also, nick cage movies dont count).

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Old 07-28-2015, 10:33 AM
 
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The city and inner ring suburbs of Detroit were major players in the indie horror hit It Follows.
8-mile is kinda' a classic ?
what else is there ?
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Atlanta:

Gone with the Wind
Sharky's Machine
Driving Miss Daisy
ATL
Drumline
i've only seen atl and drumline but i hesitate to call them classics. theres also medea movies (which ones should i consider) ?
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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
enemy of the state, minority report
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...
Chicago had the John Hughes era (especially High Fidelity)
The Blues Brothers
The Sting

Cheers!
blues brothers def (i havent seen the others). what else does chicago got (i saw source code recently, not exactly a classic).
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Whenever I think of NYC, Taxi Driver comes to mind.
never seen it but me too.
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For NOLA, I always think of movies like Double Jeopardy and Candyman.
never knew candyman was new orleans. benjamin button and pelican brief (others ?)

theres only a few that i've heard of from the st louis/ cleveland/ dallas/ savannah suggestions.

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Old 07-28-2015, 10:33 AM
 
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My favorite Chicago movie....Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:10 PM
 
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My favorite Chicago movie....Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
The Breakfast Club and Home Alone, too!
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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My favorite Chicago movie....Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
One of the first films that came to mind. Chicago really shines in this one.

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The Breakfast Club and Home Alone, too!
Chicago plays a very limited role in both films. The Breakfast Club takes place lock, stock and barrel in a high school.

My picks (top of my head)

Ferris Bueller (Chicago)
Vertigo (San Francisco)
Rocky (Philadelphia, #1 in my book)
Saturday Night Fever (NYC)
Falling Down (Los Angeles)
Do the Right Thing (Brooklyn)
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:05 PM
 
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poll opened using some of the suggestions from this thread.

i think it will be l.a. then new york then boston.
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