The great state of Michigan isn't just a backdrop for Hollywood blockbusters; it's a star in its own right with movies being made about and set in the Mitten State. From gritty urban tales to quirky comedies, Michigan has been the muse for many memorable movies. Think 8 Mile, Semi-Pro, and yes, even Beverly Hills Cop.

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But which flick truly captures the essence of the Great Lakes State? That's the burning question Far & Wide set out to answer. They wanted to know, what films best represent each state. They combed through films set or filmed here, seeking that special something that screams "Michigan."

And the winner is...

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Dream Girls!

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Surprised? So was I! But hey, this musical gem set in 1960s and '70s Detroit hits all the right notes. It's got soul, ambition, and killer style—just like us Michiganders.

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Sure, 8 Mile was a contender, showcasing Eminem's rise against the backdrop of Detroit's streets. But Dream Girls stole the spotlight with its rags-to-riches tale of The Dreams, a trio of R&B singers, and their journey to stardom.

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Why Dream Girls? Picture this: vintage vibes, Motown magic, and a killer soundtrack. Plus, it's a slice of our state's history served with sass and sparkle. It's like stepping back in time, with fabulous costumes and sets that scream "Detroit hustle."

So, if you're craving a taste of Michigan on the silver screen, cue up Dream Girls. But hey, if you're still hungry for more, check out our star-studded gallery below. From hometown heroes to Hollywood icons, Michigan's got talent in spades. Lights, camera, action—let's roll, Michigan!

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