The Romantic Movie Your State is Obsessed with This Valentine’s Mapped

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and there’s no better time to kick back and watch your favorite romantic movie on Netflix or Hulu to get in the mood. But did you know your favorite love film could be influenced by where you live?

Using data from Rotten Tomatoes, we compiled a list of the most popular romantic movies of all time. We then teamed up with the expert analysts at Mindnet Analytics and studied Google Trends data to determine which romantic movie each state was most obsessed with relative to other states.

 

Interesting Finds

  • There are some romantic movies that multiple states are obsessed with, including HerGhostIt Happened One NightSense and SensibilitySilver Linings PlaybookThe African Queen, and Titanic.
  • Some obvious examples of geography aligning with the romantic movie a state was obsessed with include Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming where the movie was set, Jerry Macguire in Arizona (parts of the movie are shot in Arizona), and Pennsylvania’s love of The Philadelphia Story.
  • Overall, Titanic is the most searched for romantic movie in the US
  • New York, Massachusetts, and California are the top three states interested in romantic movies, respectively
  • Mississippi is least concerned with romantic movies, followed by South Carolina and West Virgina
  • Some states/regions showed very little interest in romance movies in general, as you can see by the heat map below:

romantic movie interest across states

 

The Romantic Movie Each State is Most Obsessed With

If you don’t feel like browsing the map above, here are the findings in list form:

AlabamaAn Officer and a Gentleman
AlaskaSense and Sensibility
ArizonaJerry Maguire
ArkansasWuthering Heights
CaliforniaIt Happened One Night
ColoradoThe African Queen
ConnecticutLetter From an Unknown Woman
DelawareSense and Sensibility
District of ColumbiaA Room With a View
FloridaThe African Queen
GeorgiaGone With the Wind
HawaiiStairway to Heaven
IdahoThe Princess Bride
IllinoisWeekend
IndianaThe African Queen
IowaThe Bridges of Madison County
KansasManhattan
KentuckyGhost
LouisianaCity Lights
MaineSilver Linings Playbook
MarylandThe Umbrellas of Cherbourg
MassachusettsMy beautiful Laundrette
MichiganHer
MinnesotaIt Happened One Night
MississippiHer
MissouriThe Shop Around the Corner
MontanaDoctor Zhivago
NebraskaAway From Her
NevadaGhost
New HampshireSilver Linings Playbook
New JerseyThe Curious Case of benjamin Button
New MexicoThe Shape of Water
New YorkBefore Sunrise
North CarolinaDirty Dancing
North DakotaRomeo and Juliet
OhioCarol
OklahomaPretty in Pink
OregonSay Anything…
PennsylvaniaThe Philadelphia Story
Rhode islandHowards End
South CarolinaPunch-Drunk Love
South Dakota10 Things I Hate About You
TennesseeYou’ve Got Mail
TexasCasablanca
UtahSingin’ in the Rain
VermontBefore Midnight
VirginiaAmélie
WashingtonSleepless in Seattle
West VirginiaTitanic
WisconsinTitanic
WyomingBrokeback Mountain

States Most Interested in Romantic Movies Ranked

New York1
Massachusetts2
California3
Connecticut4
Utah5
Rhode Island6
Washington7
District of Columbia8
Vermont9
Maine10
New Jersey11
Oregon12
Pennsylvania13
Maryland14
Hawaii15
Illinois16
Minnesota17
Arizona18
Missouri19
Colorado20
Indiana21
New Hampshire22
Delaware23
Idaho24
Ohio25
Kentucky26
Michigan27
Montana28
Iowa29
Nevada30
North Carolina31
Oklahoma32
Tennessee33
Virginia34
Wisconsin35
Alaska36
Kansas37
Louisiana38
New Mexico39
Texas40
Arkansas41
Florida42
Nebraska43
North Dakota44
South Dakota45
Alabama46
Wyoming47
Georgia48
West Virginia49
South Carolina50
Mississippi51