Rhode Island, pay attention: Your favorite film is apparently "Hachi: A Dog's Tale."
A map posted on Reddit earlier this week charts the most popular film set in each state, and some results are surprising, especially for the nation’s smallest state.
Based on a true story, "Hachi" debuted in 2009, starring Richard Gere and Joan Allen. It follows a college professor who adopts an abandoned dog with a penchant for waiting at train stations.
The map was compiled using ratings on the Internet Movie Database and "Hachi " received an 8.2 out of 10. But it doesn't exactly have the same blockbuster status as “Dumb and Dumber,” which also takes place in Rhode Island.
There are results that make perfect sense. The most popular film set in Nevada, for instance, is "Casino," and the top-rated film set in Nebraska is "Nebraska."
In the rankings, classic films were at no disadvantage. The most popular film in Washington, D.C., is Frank Capra's "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," starring Jimmy Stewart as filibustering Sen. Jefferson Smith. It beat out several other iconic (and more contemporary) movies set in the nation's capital, including "All the President's Men.” The same goes for the highest-ranked film in Connecticut, "Bringing up Baby," a 1938 film starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant that topped newer release "Revolutionary Road."
Only one film was the top-rated in two states. According to the IMDB rankings, the Coen brothers’ 1996 film "Fargo" was the most popular film set in both North Dakota and Minnesota.
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