When you’re in the mood for a lighthearted pick-me-up, nothing beats putting on a good romantic comedy. The problem is, there are so many out there it can be hard to choose which one to watch. A recent study puts all hesitation aside and makes it easier for you to choose. Using Google Trends, Framebridge.com was able to uncover the most searched-for romantic comedies in each state. So, if you’re having a hard time deciding, this list may just narrow down the options for you.
When it comes to Netflix favorites, it’s clear that The Kissing Booth has taken the United States by storm. In thirty-two states, this coming of age rom-com was the most searched for overall. Tying for second place in the study was When We First Met, and I Am Not an Easy Man, and for third place, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and Love Per Square Foot. These should give you a good place to start if you’re looking for a good rom-com binge list for the weekend.
If you don’t have a Netflix subscription, don’t worry. They also looked at the most searched romantic comedy overall, so you’re bound to find a favorite among the bunch. The movies that took the top spots were Something’s Gotta Give and Hitch, who were most searched in 3 states each. Other top contenders were There’s Something About Mary, Seems Like Old Times, One Fine Day, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Legal Eagles, Knocked Up, and Friends with Benefits.
What are romantic comedies without our favorite actors and actresses to make romantic love stories come alive? The research also revealed which leading ladies and leading men were most searched for across the US, and the results for both were quite varied. For the top leading lady, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn were the fan favorite in three states each. Coming up short of first place was Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Eva Mendes, Sandra Bullock, and Meg Ryan. For the top leading man, Jack Nicholson stole the show, or should I say movie, as the most searched-for romantic comedy actor in four states. Runners up to Jack Nicholson include Will Smith, Matthew McConaughey, and Ben Stiller who were the most searched for in three states each.
Now that you know the fan favorites across the United States, you should have all the inspiration you need to get your romantic comedy watching started. All that’s left for you to do is pick up some popcorn, ice cream, and an extra box of tissues for that laugh-so-hard you cry moment, and you’re on your way to a feel-good weekend.