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.

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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:

AlabamaThe Lion King
AlaskaThe Phantom Menace
ArizonaThe Lost World
ArkansasThe Lion King
ColoradoAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
ConnecticutSaving Private Ryan
DelawareToy Story 2
District of ColumbiaMrs. Doubtfire
FloridaMen in Black
GeorgiaForrest Gump
HawaiiJurassic Park
IdahoAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
IllinoisHome Alone
IndianaThe Lion King
IowaSaving Private Ryan
KentuckyHome Alone
LouisianaThe Lion King
MarylandThe Lion King
MichiganHome Alone
MinnesotaHome Alone
MississippiThe Phantom Menace
MissouriThe Lion King
MontanaTerminator 2
NebraskaThe Lost World
New HampshireSaving Private Ryan
New JerseySaving Private Ryan
New MexicoTerminator 2
New YorkGhost
North CarolinaTitanic
North DakotaBeauty and the Beast
OhioHome Alone
PennsylvaniaHome Alone
Rhode IslandTitanic
South CarolinaForrest Gump
South DakotaTerminator 2
TennesseeThe Lion King
TexasThe Lion King
UtahBeauty and the Beast
VirginiaIndependence Day
WashingtonTerminator 2
West VirginiaArmageddon
WisconsinHome Alone
WyomingMrs. Doubtfire



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