When it comes to the big screen, the whole state of Idaho hasn't been used quite as often big cities like Chicago, New York and Atlanta. A few film makers dared to take a chance on the Gem State and these are their masterpieces!

The Idaho Film Office explains that Idaho has everything a filmmaker could want to use in their films: mountains, whitewater, dusty back roads, farms, lava flows and quaint towns. Plus, it doesn't hurt that you get natural sunlight to shoot well into the evening in the summer months. It's also an attractive state to film in because most of Idaho's cities don't require you to file any film permits.

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Here's a look at some of the movies that took advantage of all those perks that Idaho has to offer. Some of them you may not have realized were shot in our own backyard. Others of them (::cough:: Napoleon Dynamite ::cough::) you most certainly knew were!

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Idaho has everything a filmmaker could want to use in their films: mountains, whitewater, dusty back roads, farms, lava flows and quaint towns. These are some of the films that took advantage of that!

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