Movies Named After States

by kpfingaz | created - 03 Feb 2014 | updated - 08 Apr 2016 | Public

These are movies named after the 50 states in the United States of America.

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1. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

45 Metascore

A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas, Candice Bergen

Votes: 98,316 | Gross: $127.22M

Couldn't find any movie of significance to the exact title so I guess this one works for the Heart of Dixie.

2. Alaska (1996)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Family

While searching for their missing father in the mountains of Alaska, two siblings come across a baby polar bear on the run from a pair of poachers.

Director: Fraser C. Heston | Stars: Thora Birch, Vincent Kartheiser, Dirk Benedict, Charlton Heston

Votes: 4,943 | Gross: $11.57M

Family movie that I saw a while back. Can't remember much of it now.

3. Arizona (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Western

During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles to succeed in the freight and cattle business while at risk at the hands of corrupt and violent local businessmen and rampaging Indians.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William, Porter Hall

Votes: 1,061

4. I'm from Arkansas (1944)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Slim Summerville, El Brendel, Iris Adrian, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 132

No movies made with the exact title.

5. Kalifornia (1993)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

49 Metascore

A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Kathy Larson, David Milford

Votes: 49,101 | Gross: $2.40M

(K)iller California. Brad Pitt is psycho in this one.

6. Colorado (1940)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Trouble in Colorado is tying up Union troops needed back east during the Civil War and Lieut. Burke is sent to investigate. Macklin and his gang are causing the problems and Capt. Mason ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Pauline Moore, Milburn Stone

Votes: 208

7. The Big Gundown (1966)

Approved | 110 min | Western

Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes, Nieves Navarro

Votes: 4,984

I'm adding this one popularly known as "The Big Gundown" and also known as "Colorado"

8. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

33 Metascore

After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history.

Director: Peter Cornwell | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Elias Koteas, Kyle Gallner

Votes: 57,650 | Gross: $55.39M

No movies with the exact title.

9. Down Delaware Road (1988 TV Movie)


Three teenage boys not only share a strong friendship, but also go through the process of growing-up together.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: David Lascher, Mark Ballou, Adam Carl, Camille Cooper

No movies with the exact title.

10. Vernon, Florida (1981)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Comedy

A documentary on the eccentric residents of Vernon, Florida.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Albert Bitterling, Roscoe Collins, George Harris, Joe Payne

Votes: 2,884

Not the exact title but close enough.

11. Georgia (1995)

R | 115 min | Drama, Music

81 Metascore

Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Her desperate need to be accepted by her sister is constantly complicated by her drug and alcohol problems.

Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mare Winningham, Ted Levine, Max Perlich

Votes: 2,728 | Gross: $1.11M

12. Hawaii (1966)

Approved | 189 min | Drama

An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman

Votes: 2,533 | Gross: $34.56M

Based on James Michener's novel.

13. Idaho (1943)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A deputy sets out to prove that a respected judge, who had once been a criminal, is being framed for crimes committed by a crooked saloon owner.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers

Votes: 100


14. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert

Votes: 46,718 | Gross: $6.40M

Had to throw this one in since there are other movies here without the exact title.

15. Illinois (2008)

80 min | Drama

Set in the stark landscape of the American heartland, 'Illinois' performs a dispassionate post-mortem on a single family through successive generations. Watch how youthful decisions strip ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hess | Stars: Brendan Donaldson, Erinn Strain

Probably not the most interesting state name. However there are movies like "Chicago".

16. Somewhere in Indiana (2004)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Four people from four different cities join up on a trip to visit the birthplace of their favorite rebel film star. In the process, they learn more than they expected. They learn about themselves, each other, and what it means to be alive.

Director: Don Boner | Stars: Colin Alexander, Jeff Angel, David Grant Briggs, Tiffany Bullock

Votes: 28

Not noteworthy exact titles

17. Iowa (2005)

104 min | Crime, Drama

35 Metascore

A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives.

Director: Matt Farnsworth | Stars: Matt Farnsworth, Diane Foster, John Savage, Rosanna Arquette

Votes: 358

18. Kansas (1988)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber's plans.

Director: David Stevens | Stars: Matt Dillon, Andrew McCarthy, Leslie Hope, Alan Toy

Votes: 888 | Gross: $2.43M

19. Kentucky (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 445

Old movie

20. Louisiana (1984 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama, History, Romance

Virginia Tregan returns to her home in the U.S. Deep South from a sojourn in Paris only to discover that her family plantation and its holdings have been lost. She determines to recoup her ... See full summary »

Directors: Philippe de Broca, Jacques Demy, Etienne Périer | Stars: Margot Kidder, Ian Charleson, Andréa Ferréol, Lloyd Bochner

Votes: 95

21. Liberty, Maine (2001)


A young man has to confront his troubled relationship with his estranged father to be able to move forward with his life and fiancee.

Director: Josiah Emery | Stars: P. Michael Bourgoin, Eric Close, Laurel Holloman, Barney Martin

Votes: 15

Nothing else was available.

22. Maryland (1940)

92 min | Drama

A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter, Brenda Joyce, John Payne

Votes: 75

23. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

44 Metascore

Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.

Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

Votes: 221,203 | Gross: $0.03M

Nothing for Massachusetts at all. Boondock Saints was set in Boston.

24. UP, Michigan! (2001)

Comedy, Romance

Rivalries are renewed and love is rekindled when a group of old friends return to the U.P. for their high school reunion.

Stars: Catherine Lazo, Kipp Tribble, Jason C. Morgan, Shannon Leigh Lacey

Votes: 16

No exact titles.

25. Feeling Minnesota (1996)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

30 Metascore

An ex-convict and his bumbling crook brother fight for the same woman.

Director: Steven Baigelman | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Vincent D'Onofrio, Cameron Diaz, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 10,206 | Gross: $3.10M

26. Mississippi (1935)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Musical

Crosby plays a Philadelpia Quaker engaged to a Southern belle. He becomes a social outcast when he refuses to fight a duel. Fields then hires him to perform on his riverboat, promoting him ... See full summary »

Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Joan Bennett, Queenie Smith

Votes: 409

Bing Crosby in this.

27. Living in Missouri (2001)

90 min | Drama, Comedy

Living In Missouri is a comedy of manners which tells the story of RYAN, AMY, and TODD, whose humdrum Midwestern lives are starting to come apart at the seams. Personal betrayals abound ... See full summary »

Director: Shaun Peterson | Stars: Ian McConnel, Connor Ratliff, Christina Puzzo, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 29

28. Montana (1998)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A mob boss has the tough Claire and Nick pick up the guy, who lost money on his watch. Later, boss' Kitty runs away and Claire has to find her. Anyone not scheming? Who's shot next?

Director: Jennifer Leitzes | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Stanley Tucci, Robin Tunney, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 1,437

29. Nebraska (2013)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 108,135 | Gross: $17.65M

30. Nevada (1944)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Jim 'Nevada' Lacy wins a small fortune at craps, but soon finds himself accused of murdering a gold prospecting ranch owner.

Director: Edward Killy | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Nancy Gates

Votes: 244

31. The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

36 Metascore

The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster, Paul McCrane, Beau Bridges

Votes: 7,530 | Gross: $5.10M

32. New Jersey Drive (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

The streets of Newark, NJ are the setting for this stark drama of two teenagers who decide to carjack for fun and profit - but soon find themselves the target of every cop in town.

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Shar-Ron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein, Gwen McGee

Votes: 2,720 | Gross: $3.57M

33. New Mexico (1951)

Approved | 76 min | Western

A cavalry captain has great difficulty keeping the peace between his tyrannical colonel and an Indian chief bent on revenge.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Lew Ayres, Marilyn Maxwell, Andy Devine, Robert Hutton

Votes: 117

34. New York (2009)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

35 Metascore

A contemporary story of 3 friends discovering a new world set against the larger than life New York City. But one day the world around them changed.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Irrfan Khan

Votes: 9,761 | Gross: $0.98M

35. The Oh in Ohio (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Priscilla Chase is a woman who has never had an orgasm.

Director: Billy Kent | Stars: Parker Posey, Paul Rudd, Danny DeVito, Winter Ave Zoli

Votes: 5,906 | Gross: $0.42M

36. Oklahoma! (1955)

G | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 10,715

37. The Oregon Trail (1939)

Passed | 320 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Frontier scout Jeff Scott (Johnny Mack Brown) and his pal, Deadwood Hawkins (Fuzzy Knight), are hired by Washington officials to stop outlaw and Indian raids on pioneer wagon trains ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Louise Stanley, Fuzzy Knight, Bill Cody Jr.

Votes: 45

38. The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

A teenager in love, who needs money to arrange his future life with his mistress, kidnaps his own father for ransom, but nobody cares.

Director: Ron Nyswaner | Stars: Fred Ward, Keanu Reeves, Bonnie Bedelia, Amy Madigan

Votes: 1,026

39. Getting Out of Rhode Island (2003)

103 min | Drama

Morgan Stipe is not a film maker. He is a self centered dreamer from small town Rhode Island, obsessed with becoming a Hollywood player, regardless of the cost. Driven by ego, Morgan ... See full summary »

Director: Christian de Rezendes | Stars: Robert Azevedo, Jeremy Banks, Craig Berube, Richard Binkowski

Votes: 30

40. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

R | 98 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their lives adversely affected when a new man enters the picture. Will their family ever be what they expect?

Director: Anjelica Huston | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ron Eldard, Glenne Headly, Lyle Lovett

Votes: 3,959

Set in South Carolina.

41. Tennessee (2008)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

42 Metascore

The story of three people who strive to realize their dreams. Brothers Carter and Ellis set out on a road trip to their childhood home in a desperate search for their estranged father, who may hold the key to their future.

Director: Aaron Woodley | Stars: Adam Rothenberg, Ethan Peck, Mariah Carey, Lance Reddick

Votes: 732 | Gross: $0.02M

42. Texas (1941)

Passed | 93 min | Western

Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor, George Bancroft

Votes: 1,049

43. Utah (1945)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

When ranch foreman Roy learns the new ranch owner Dorothy Bryant and her friends are arriving, he directs them to Gabby's rundown ranch. He figures they will be discouraged and return East.... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 127

44. Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie (2013)

Not Rated | 520 min | Documentary, History

A collaborative and ground-breaking 6-part series about the culture and history of the iconoclastic state of Vermont. Several dozen award-winning Vermont filmmakers came together to make a ... See full summary »

Directors: Sue Bettmann, Jay Craven, Nora Jacobson, Rob Koier, Robin Lloyd, Louise Michaels, Kate Purdie, Sue Rees, Andrew Reichsman, Dorothy Tod, Jill Vickers

45. Virginia (2010)

R | 111 min | Drama

33 Metascore

A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.

Director: Dustin Lance Black | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Harrison Gilbertson, Amy Madigan

Votes: 1,901 | Gross: $0.01M

Well, Virginia is also a girls name too.

46. The Virginian (1946)

Approved | 87 min | Romance, Western