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Revision as of 14:00, 8 April 2015

Scenery Cheat Sheet
At the boundary between each zone, stories blend together. Somewhere in the New Mexico desert, the Roadrunner is pursued by a tireless Anton Chigurh.
Title text: At the boundary between each zone, stories blend together. Somewhere in the New Mexico desert, the Roadrunner is pursued by a tireless Anton Chigurh.


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GeoGuessr is a game using StreetView images that drops the player in a random location and challenges them to work out where they are. It is also referenced in 1214: Geoguessr.

The title text references Anton Chigurh (portrayed by Javier Bardem), who is the main antagonist of the film No Country For Old Men.

Note that this is a map of where the stories are set, not where they were filmed.



A cheat sheet for
figuring out where in the US you are
by recognizing the background from movies
(for use by GeoGuessr players and crash-landed astronauts)


[From top left, left to right, top to bottom]

Movie title Area(s) covered Filming Location(s) Notes
50 Shades of Grey
Dances with Wolves
Starship Troopers
Wild Wild West
The Sandlot
Napoleon Dynamite
Brokeback Mountain
Oregon Trail Video Game, not filmed
Interstellar "Earth Parts"
Star Trek (2009) "Earth Parts"
Field of Dreams Technically, all the earth parts of this movie too.
The Music Man
Blues Brothers
A Christmas Story
That song about Jack and Diane
8 Mile
Groundhog Day Western Pennsylvania and New York Woodstock, IL
My Side of the Mountain (book) Adriondack Mountains, NY Catskill mountains, near Delhi, NY The area shown on the map is actually the Adirondack mountains, not the Catskills. I suspect this is an error.
Super Troopers Vermont, NY ("Somewhere near the border")
Pet Semetary
What about Bob Lake Winnipesaukee, NH Smith Mountain Lake, VA
The Departed
The Village
War of the Worlds (2005) Also referenced in 556: Alternative Energy Revolution
The Rock Alcatraz Island Alcatraz Island
That movie about wine & talking He clearly means Sideways
Top Gun
Part of Independence Day
Roadrunner cartoons Animated, not filmed
The Wizard of Oz The Judy Garland version, presumably. The earth parts.
Anything by Mark Twain
Walk the Line
October Sky East Tennessee
Dirty Dancing
[Generic City] Washington DC, Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia N/A
Deep Impact
The Hunt for Red October Atlantic Ocean
Gone with the Wind
Forrest Gump
Every movie with a big budget ... Hollywood, CA
The Truman Show
but with desert in the background
No Country for Old Men
True Grit Or the 2010 version
Office Space
Dazed and Confused
Kill Bill
Duck Dynasty
Princess and the Frog Animated, not filmed
All Dogs go to Heaven Animated, not filmed
Big Fish
O Brother Where Art Thou
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Truman Show Northern Florida Seaside, Florida
Miami Vice Or the film

See also

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Wish he added Big Hero 6 for San Francisco. They did a super good job at getting the map accurate to San Francisco. 19:19, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

But that was set in San Fransokyo (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

One objection: although What About Bob? was set at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, it was actually filmed at Smith Mountain Lake, VA. -- ‎Jstech (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

The Napoleon Dynamite Idaho square doesn't cover Preston, where it was filmed. 06:00, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

The Twilight/50 Shades area really shouldn't cover eastern Washington and Oregon either. East of the Cascade Mountains is much more like Boise than Seattle. Tribble314 (talk) 07:12, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Tribble314 is completely correct

It gets Forest Gump wrong, that is set in Alabama, including the Alabama gulf coast and not easter Georgia, The Tombstone section is on the wrong side of Arizona and Zorro is set, and filmed, in California. Anything By Mark Twain is too far south, and since Road Runner cartoons all have Saguaro and organ pipe cactus, it is amazing how the map outlines the exact part of Arizona where they don't exist (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

It's not about where it's set. It's where it's filmed. And I object to the 'Anything by Mark Twain' on the grounds that it's basically just Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn without say Innocents Abroad or for that matter most of what was written by a guy who did a good bit of traveling in his lifetime.--Dude108.162.237.183 09:28, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
No, the map is about where it's set (generally). Star Trek wasn't actually filmed in Iowa, part of the movie was set there. In any event, the explanation provides a column for each. - Equinox 15:14, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Let's not forget A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court! I'm pretty sure that doesn't fit in 'Anything By Mark Twain'-space. --PsyMar (talk) 12:46, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

I never even knew I lived so close to so many awesome movies. The Goyim speaks (talk) 12:39, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia tells me that there are 3 2005 War of the Worlds movies. So... The Goyim speaks (talk) 12:43, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

A lot I'd like to argue with, but without proof (no time to look), I'll skip most except for this: The Twin Cities of Minnesota (Minneapolis & St. Paul) are clearly shown (Mpls. skyline at least) in Fargo, yet the Twin Cities area is barely within Fargo's border. (Nitpick from the movie: the characters are coming FROM the north but the Mpls view is obviously from the south, I-35W Northbound.) Also, North Country, whose story is based around taconite mining in Minnesota's Iron Range (north/northwest of Duluth), should have been included, and also shows a Mpls. skyline as an establishing shot for either lawyer's offices and/or a courthouse. (And one more thing: Thanks to whoever pointed out that Woodstock, IL is the true filming location for Groundhog Day. I would show it on the map with a dot or star there, rather than the Pennsylvania area is supposedly represents.) --BigMal27 // 13:03, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

I think the Oregon Trail section of the map is specifically referring to the video game, because the subtitle below the main text in that map location says "The only part I ever got to." 17:00, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

That was my assumption too. It's challenging to get to the end of the game, whereas I don't know any reason to not be able to finish the movie. Smperron (talk) 16:41, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Are we going to have a column for the area the square covers on the map? or a place to record whether or not the area covers the filming location or where it was set? 17:57, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

I think the statement "this is where the movies are set, not where they are filmed" completely misses the point. This is a map of where the movies look like they are set. So, some areas are where they are set (if the movie background seems to be where it's supposed to be) and some areas are where they were filmed (if there's an obvious contradiction between location and setting). Hence, The Sandlot, for example... 18:03, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Orange is the New Black is a much more convincing setting for Upstate New York, even though it isn't a movie. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

For the record, northeast america is a pretty good guess for any Steven King movie. Lots of his stuff is set up there. I know because I am an avid reader. The Goyim speaks (talk) 04:18, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

I took out the line about 50 Shades being the first fan fiction book to be made into a movie. (The movie Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was a Harry Potter fan fiction.) {{ 15:19, 9 April 2015 (UTC)}}

Much (if not most) of True Grit takes place in Oklahoma, so this should at least be Oklahoma/Arkansas (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I did not watch "dazed and confused" but according to that one line in wikipedia,the cast are from austin,tx.maybe this should give a note -kai 07:43, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Duck Dynasty* is a TV show not a movie 13:46, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Vermonters know that Supertroopers wasn't filmed in Vermont. Vermont doesn't have billboards. 14:49, 17 April 2015 (UTC)