Which 'Bad' Movie Does Your State Love the Most?
We hate to break it to you, but if you love Troll 2 or Battlefield Earth, you're in a camp of people who love campy movies—and that's putting it nicely.
Using film rating data and Google Trends, CenturyLinkQuote created a map of the most popular "bad" movie in each state. Fourteen movies on the list have received the dubious honor of a Golden Raspberry "Razzie" Award, which recognizes the worst of the worst in film. Jack and Jill, a 2011 rom-com starring Adam Sandler that was called "totally mediocre" by TimeOut London, won every category at the 2012 Razzies. It's still apparently a beloved motion picture in Colorado, though.
Of course, whether or not you like a movie is subjective, but the map is based on data from Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, and the Razzie Awards pertaining to the lowest-scoring (but still somehow popular) movies. After creating a shortlist, CenturyLinkQuote researched each movie on Google Trends to determine the states that are shamelessly watching them the most.
Among the most popular cringe-worthy movies are The Emoji Movie (2017)—a favorite in nine states, plus the District of Columbia—and Batman & Robin (1997), which IMDb ranks as George Clooney's worst role, despite the film remaining a hit in Delaware, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Utah more than two decades after it was released. A number of lackluster sequels also make the cut, as do a few cheesy family comedies.
Check out the map below to see your state's favorite guilty pleasure.