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To determine each state's fav film, howtowatch.com checked out IMDB's list of 1980's films and sorted them by popularity. They then cross-referenced the top 25 most popular films from their '80s movie list with Google searches in each state over the past year to see which 1980's movies were most likely to be a fan favorite in the area. (Image courtesy of howtowatch.com).
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Can you guess D.C.'s favorite '80s film?

Who doesn't love a good '80s movie?? The Brat Pack, a constant struggle for acceptance, a gnarly soundtrack and of course an abundance of totally teased hair. While trying to choose a fav for me is akin to selecting a favorite child, the curious crew over at HowtoWatch.com was determined to discover "classic ‘80s movies took the cake (and the 16 candles on top) in each state."

And D.C.'s favorite '80s film is...

The Breakfast Club!

Wait a second. . . our nation’s capital prefers a movie about people of diverse backgrounds coming together and finding common ground? That doesn’t sound right.

To determine each state's favorite film, howtowatch.com checked out IMDB's list of 1980's films and sorted them by popularity. They then cross-referenced the top 25 most popular films from their '80s movie list with Google searches in each state over the past year to see which 1980's movies were most likely to be a fan favorite in the area.

Virginians are apparently gaga for Ghostbusters and Maryland can't get enough of Coming to America.

Howtowatch.com was able to draw many geographical trends between their findings, such as the fact that people loved movies with a local connection, New England loves sci-fi flicks, Back to the Future had a higher rate of popularity in the SW states and the Midwest seemed to be obsessed with movies about airplanes.

So what do you think -- do these films line up with your '80s binge-watching preferences??

Learn more about the study, here!

And in case you were wondering, here are the 10 top-grossing films of the decade.

  1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), $435 million
  2. Return of the Jedi (1983), $309 million
  3. The Empire Strikes Back (1980), $290 million
  4. Batman (1989), $251 million
  5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), $245 million
  6. Ghostbusters (1984), $238 million
  7. Beverly Hills Cop (1984), $234 million
  8. Back to the Future (1985), $210 million
  9. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), $197 million
  10. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), $179 million
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