South Dakota’s Favorite 90’s Movie is All About Family and Robots
At my house we have three movies that are in contest rotation. movies that my wife and I will stop and watch if they are on any channel. We have DVDs, Blu-Rays and digital copies of them. I'm pretty sure we still have the VHSs in the basement. Those movies are three of the most 90's movies ever: Twister, Independence Day (we watch it every July 4th), and You've Got Mail.
Unfortunately none of those movies made it onto this list of the Favorite 90's Movies of each State that I found online. That list is dominated by lions, robots, and child abandonment.
The website Frontier Bundles analyzed Google Trends search data to determine which 90's movies people are still searching for. The results show each state’s favorite.
According to their findings South Dakota's favorite 90's movie is the time-travel and cyborgs blockbuster Terminator 2. The Mount Rushmore state seems to just love the classic tale of a boy and his robot buddy busting his mom out of an institution and running from a liquid metal killer. Good family fun.
Our neighbor to the south, Nebraska, is obsessed with the Jurassic Park sequel The Lost World. It is the Jeff Goldblumyist of the JPs, and the raptors look really cool in the grass during that one overhead shot.
Iowa is also on the Spielberg band wagon with their fave: Saving Private Ryan. That's a movie that is so good on many levels. Not just the famous opening scene, or ending; but the whole thing is beautiful, gritty art.
Minnesota missed a chance to show some love to hometown boys made good, the Coen brothers, and ignored Fargo to crown Home Alone as their favorite. Look, we all love to scare pizza guys and see people fall down stairs. But, really?
Lots of states loved Home Alone. Along with Forrest Gump and The Lion King. For some reason Alaska just loves The Phantom Menace, and Cali is down with Aladdin. Only Oklahoma and Virginia got it right, with Twister and ID4 as their faves respectively.
The full list:
|Alabama||The Lion King|
|Alaska||The Phantom Menace|
|Arizona||The Lost World|
|Arkansas||The Lion King|
|Colorado||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me|
|Connecticut||Saving Private Ryan|
|Delaware||Toy Story 2|
|District of Columbia||Mrs. Doubtfire|
|Florida||Men in Black|
|Idaho||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me|
|Indiana||The Lion King|
|Iowa||Saving Private Ryan|
|Louisiana||The Lion King|
|Maryland||The Lion King|
|Mississippi||The Phantom Menace|
|Missouri||The Lion King|
|Nebraska||The Lost World|
|New Hampshire||Saving Private Ryan|
|New Jersey||Saving Private Ryan|
|New Mexico||Terminator 2|
|North Dakota||Beauty and the Beast|
|South Carolina||Forrest Gump|
|South Dakota||Terminator 2|
|Tennessee||The Lion King|
|Texas||The Lion King|
|Utah||Beauty and the Beast|