Regardless of whether or not you believe that the 1980s were the apex of American pop culture (there’s even a new movie about that very belief), there is no denying that decade produced some memorable films. "Top Gun." "The Breakfast Club." "Back To The Future." "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off." You get the picture.
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The folks over at Howtowatch.com put together an infographic of each state’s favorite ‘80s movie, and the results were surprising in some instances, and not so surprising in others.
Case in point: Texas’ favorite ‘80s film is Brian De Palma’s 1983 "Scarface" remake.
"Scarface" also took the top honor for Florida, where the film is set. Both states have two of the highest Cuban American populations in the U.S.
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The way Howtowatch arrived at these findings was by cross-referencing IMDb’s list of 1980s films with Google searches in each state over the last year to find the most-searched 1980s films.
Other not-so-surprising connections include Washington State and "Blade Runner" (teardrops in the rain, indeed), Colorado and "The Shining" and Maine and "Stand By Me."
Outliers include "Batman" (a favorite in Arkansas and Delaware), "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (Alaska and Hawai’i), "The Karate Kid" (Connecticut and New Mexico) and "The Princess Bride" (Idaho).
Check out the full map below.
Texas loves "Scarface," apparently.Howtowatch.com
What about you? What’s your favorite ‘80s film? Let us know in the comments.