These Are the Most Popular Romance Movies by State, According to Streaming Observer

Consider your V-Day plans made

Updated 02/09/19

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Not all romance movies are created equal: The expansive film genre runs the gamut from The Notebook to When Harry Met Sally to, arguably, Pixar's WALL-E. There's classics, clichés, and the rare love films that can magically warm even the least sentimental of hearts. Because there's a little bit of something for every taste, no moviegoer (even the most high-brow) is immune to having a romance favorite. Whether you like to admit it or not, there's that one film (however surprisingly) that's changed your perception of on-screen love for the better, and you'd be more than willing to rewatch, no arm-pulling required.

A number of different factors can influence your romance flick of choice, but data from Streaming Observer hints that your geographic location might have something to do with it. Just in time for Valentine's Day, the platform used data from Rotten Tomatoes to create a list of the most popular romance movies of all time, and then collaborated with Mindnet Analytics to determine which state watched each more than the others.

Some of findings won't come as too much of a shock; the folks in Pennsylvania are predictably obsessed with The Philadelphia Story. The data also showed that multiple states couldn't get enough of Her, Ghost, It Happened One Night, *Sense and Sensibility,, Silver Linings Playbook, and The African Queen. Meanwhile, another repeat across the country, Titanic, takes the throne as the most searched for romance movie in the United States.

Not only did the research uncover specific movie-watching trends, but Streaming Observer made note of larger nationwide patterns too. For example, if you live in New York, Massachusetts, or California, sidle up to your sweetheart and turn on Hulu because these three states are the most interested in romantic films, respectively. On the other hand, Mississippi had the least desire to pop in a love story, followed by South Carolina, and West Virginia.

Check out the list below to see if your favorite film lines up with your state's pick. Regardless of where you're from, though, let these loved-up flicks become your official V-Day romance movie guide. You're welcome.

Alabama: An Officer and a Gentleman

Alaska: Sense and Sensibility

Arizona: Jerry Maguire

Arkansas: Wuthering Heights

California: It Happened One Night

Colorado: The African Queen

Connecticut: Letter From an Unknown Woman

Delaware: Sense and Sensibility

Florida: The African Queen

Georgia: Gone With the Wind

Hawaii: Stairway to Heaven

Idaho: The Princess Bride

Illinois: Weekend

Indiana: The African Queen

Iowa: The Bridges of Madison County

Kansas: Manhattan

Kentucky: Ghost

Louisiana: City Lights

Maine: Silver Linings Playbook

Maryland: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Massachusetts: My Beautiful Laundrette

Michigan: Her

Minnesota: It Happened One Night

Mississippi: Her

Missouri: The Shop Around the Corner

Montana: Doctor Zhivago

Nebraska: Away from Her

Nevada: Ghost

New Hampshire: Silver Linings Playbook

New Jersey: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

New Mexico: The Shape of Water

New York: Before Sunrise

North Carolina: Dirty Dancing

North Dakota: Romeo and Juliet

Ohio: Carol

Oklahoma: Pretty in Pink

Oregon: Say Anything...

Pennsylvania: The Philadelphia Story

Rhode Island: Howards End

South Carolina: Punch-Drunk Love

South Dakota: 10 Things I Hate About You

Tennessee: You've Got Mail

Texas: Casablanca

Utah: Singin' in the Rain

Vermont: Before Midnight

Virginia: Amélie

Washington: Sleepless in Seattle

West Virginia: Titanic

Wisconsin: Titanic

Wyoming: Brokeback Mountain

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