Our Made in America series featuring the best movies shot in each state continues with the top 10 Georgia films, AKA movies made in the state that’s always on our minds.
But before we even dive in to the movie magic from the great Peach State, we sing many a Georgia themed song, reference the classic reality dating show Elimidate and tell tales of crossing paths with Ursher… or it is Usher? Watch the clip and then you’ll know.
Here are our top 10 Georgia films:
1 – Sweet Home Alabama (4:40)
“Patrick Dempsey is a no go in this movie… because of Josh Lucas.”
2 – Fried Green Tomatoes (7:55)
“Murder and intrigue and a very young Chris O’Donnell.”
3 – Smokey and the Bandit (9:35)
“I probably saw this on TV when we had, like, seven channels.”
4 – Deliverance (11:30)
“It will traumatize you.”
5 – Daddy’s Little Girls/
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (13:35)
“I have a guilty pleasure. It used to be Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen movies… then it became a little more adult… it’s Tyler Perry movies.”
6 – Life As We Know It (16:05)
“Josh Duhamel pushes the baby down to the floor. And that baby is super cute too!”
7 – Drumline (19:55)
“That movie is almost like a sports movie. You get caught up in the adrenaline.”
8 – Driving Miss Daisy (21:00)
“Is this possible for this, like, kinda crotchety old caucasian woman to make an older black man her best friend?”
9 – Forrest Gump (23:35)
“I will say, that movie is SO good, but depressing as hell.”
10 – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (26:25)
“I think it’s where Kevin Spacey started working on his Frank Underwood accent for House of Cards. He claims it’s from Gaffney, SC, but it sounds awfully close to his Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil accent.”
We just couldn’t stop there. Our one to grow on Georgia film is Now and Then (28:00)
“I love the adults in it. I love the kids in it. I love the treehouse in it!”
And there you have it. Our favorite movies made in Georgia.
Did we miss one of your faves? We’d love to hear about your favorite Georgia film. Let us know what it is in the comments below.