The United States of America is divided into 50 smaller, semi-autonomous districts, called states, responsible for establishing laws on things like education, regulation of alcohol, speed limits, and any other rule that reserved for the federal government and doesn't contravene federal laws. Combined with natural climate and geographical discrepancies, along with the weight of history, these "states" each have a distinct identity, an identity that can be depicted in film.
That identity is what we're interested in here: What is the best movie in every state? We gave ourselves a few criteria to guide our choices, though any ranking based on human-made borders is bound to be fraught with debate and uncertainty. With that proviso, we tried to select movies that took place mainly in a given state, which meant road trip classics (Easy Rider or Thelma and Louise come to mind) won't show up anywhere. We also picked films that represent a state's place in the nation's collective consciousness -- you probably don't think "New Hampshire!" when someone mentions Jumanji. So, we humbly present you with the best movie from every state: