Set in Philadelphia: IMDb users' "favoritest" movies

This is simply a list of the movies listed in Wikipedia as having been set in Philadelphia, which necessarily includes many films not shot there (e.g., The Philadelphia Story) and doesn't include many films shot there but set elsewhere e.g., Limitless). These are ranked according to their "favoritestness," my quasigrammatical term of art for the number of IMDb high ratings (8+) for a film, adjusted by the overall viewership of other movies from the same half-decade. By this metric, older movies generally do better than new stuff, and mediocre but massive hits (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) may well do better than little-seen gems (1776). This dataset includes only opening-day numbers for Creed; I expect it to fly up the list in time.

  • Rocky

    1

  • The Philadelphia Story

    2

  • The Sixth Sense

    3

  • Dawn of the Dead

    4

  • Rocky II

    5

  • Twelve Monkeys

    6

  • 42nd Street

    7

  • Philadelphia

    8

  • Trading Places

    9

  • Marnie

    10

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    11

  • Rocky III

    12

  • Rocky IV

    13

  • Witness

    14

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    15

  • Unbreakable

    16

  • Law Abiding Citizen

    17

  • Shooter

    18

  • A History of Violence

    19

  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    20

  • Blow Out

    21

  • Rocky Balboa

    22

  • National Treasure

    23

  • Birdy

    24

  • Kitty Foyle

    25

  • 1776

    26

  • The Big Store

    27

  • Rocky V

    28

  • The Young Philadelphians

    29

  • Fallen

    30

  • The Happening

    31

  • Best in Show

    32

  • Lady in the Water

    33

  • The Philadelphia Experiment

    34

  • Invincible

    35

  • Mannequin

    36

  • High School

    37

  • The Show Off

    38

  • The Happiest Millionaire

    39

  • In Her Shoes

    40

  • Baby Mama

    41

  • The Burglar

    42

  • Up Close & Personal

    43

  • Mannequin Two: On the Move

    44

  • Bustin' Loose

    45

  • Fat Albert

    46

  • The Show-Off

    47

  • Wide Awake

    48

  • Pride

    49

  • Creed

    50

  • Then She Found Me

    51

  • The Show-Off

    52

  • My Architect

    53

  • The 24th Day

    54

  • Two Bits

    55

  • Money for Nothing

    56

  • 10th & Wolf

    57

  • Trick Baby

    58

  • Fighting Back

    59

  • Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

    60

  • Downtown

    61

  • State Property

    62

  • State Property 2

    63

  • Train Ride

    64

  • Cover

    65