There are very few things better than cancelling your plans and just binging on 80s movies on a Sunday. And when it comes to 80s flicks, Howtowatch.com decided to research and break down which flicks were preferred by Americas’s 50 states.
To determine each state’s favorite ‘80s movie, they checked out IMDb’s list of 1980s films and sorted them by popularity. The movies were then cross-referenced with Google searches on previous research to determine which movies were most popular in certain areas.
California, and the southwest, prefers Back to the Future while New Mexico is all about the Karate Kid, according to the survey. The Goonies is popular in Oregon (makes sense), Scarface is big in Florida (also makes sense), and Ferris Bueller’s Day off is huge in Illinois (seriously though, this all makes sense).
You can check out the full list of the states below the map.
|Alaska||Raiders Of The Lost Ark|
|Arizona||Back To The Future|
|California||Back To The Future|
|Connecticut||The Karate Kid|
|Georgia||Coming to America|
|Hawaii||Raiders Of The Lost Ark|
|Idaho||The Princess Bride|
|Illinois||Ferris Bueller’s Day Off|
|Kansas||Back To The Future|
|Louisiana||Coming to America|
|Maine||Stand By Me|
|Maryland||Coming to America|
|Michigan||Back To The Future|
|Mississippi||Coming to America|
|Nevada||Back To The Future|
|New Jersey||Back To The Future|
|New Mexico||The Karate Kid|
|New York||Once Upon A Time In America|
|North Carolina||Top Gun|
|North Dakota||Die Hard|
|South Carolina||Top Gun|
|South Dakota||Full Metal Jacket|
|Utah||Back To The Future|
|Vermont||Return Of The Jedi|
|DC||The Breakfast Club|