There's Grosse Pointe Blank, 30 Minutes or Less, 8 Mile, American Pie, The Crow, RoboCop, Detroit Rock City, Escanaba in da Moonlight, Gran Torino...

What's the best movie that's set in the Mitten State? According to Thrillist, it's...

RoboCop (1987.):

As every egghead online will tell you, Paul Verhoeven's grisly sci-fi film is part action movie and part satire. Like the director's farcical shoot-em-up Starship TroopersRoboCop is a movie that both feeds and skewers America's militarized thirst for blood. When Detroit beat cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) is murdered on the job, he's brought back as the titular cyborg by Omni Consumer Products, a tech company looking to make big bucks by moving into law enforcement. Though much of the movie's vision of an urban dystopia was filmed in Dallas, the unflinching look at the unintended dehumanizing results of corporate innovation are fitting for a state that gave us both techno and Roger & Me."

To create their list of "Best Movies in Each State", Thrillist says they tried to select movies that took place mainly in a given state that "represent a state's place in the nation's collective consciousness"...

So, do you you agree with their decision? The list above is by no means complete -- so is there another movie you think is the best in Michigan?

Here are some of their choices for other states:

  • Colorado - South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
  • Delaware - Fight Club (1999)
  • Idaho - Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
  • Indiana - Hoosiers (1986)
  • Maryland - The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • Minnesota - Fargo (1996)
  • Nevada - Ocean's Eleven (2001)
  • Oklahoma - Twister (1996)
  • Pennsylvania - Groundhog Day (1993)
  • Vermont - Super Troopers (2001)