What Movie Best Represents Florida?

By Brad Haynes

There have been lots of essays done taking a look at the movie that best represents each state.

When it comes to Kansas, The Wizard of Oz tends to always be represented (although if you’re looking to go a little darker, In Cold Blood gives a much chillier and probably more accurate vision of the midwest in the 60s).

And when it comes to Iowa, Field of Dreams seems to hit it out of the park on every list.

But Florida gets some mixed reactions. Probably the most consistent movie representing Florida on the various lists is the Brian DePalma classic Scarface, with Al Pacino’s memorable Tony Montana.

Entertainment Weekly and Complex both went with Scarface, but there were some other interesting choices out there as well. TimeOut New York chose the 2012 cautionary tale Spring Breakers and MSN also looked at the sleazier side of the state with Magic Mike. And Reader’s Digest pegged The Birdcage, and its neon South Beach locale, for their choice of movie most representing Florida.

I’m looking along somewhat more wholesome lines and thinking of native Florida with The Yearling.

What about you? What movie set in The Sunshine State do you think best represents Florida?

 

More from Brad Haynes
Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 1059 SUNNY FM

Get The App
Win Tickets To See Dead & CompanyRegister to win your tickets to see Dead & Company.

Listen Live