favorite patriotic movie mapThe 4th of July is upon us, and while many of us will celebrate with some BBQ and fireworks, there’s another great way to honor the day — watching a patriotic movie. There’s no shortage of amazing films to get you in the mood to celebrate America’s independence, but did you know your favorite patriotic movie could be influenced by where you live?

Using data on the most popular patriotic movies of all time, we teamed up with the expert analysts at Mindnet Analytics and studied Google Trends to find out which patriotic movie each state was most obsessed with relative to other states.

 

Interesting Finds

  • There are some patriotic movies that multiple states are obsessed with, including Captain America: The First AvengerIndependence DayLone Survivor, and Sands of Iwo Jima, to name a few.
  • Some obvious examples of geography aligning with the patriotic movie a state was obsessed with include Forrest Gump in South Carolina (much of the movie was filmed there), Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, and Gone with the Wind in Georgia.
  • Overall, Independence Day is the most searched for patriotic movie in the US
  • West Virginia, North Dakota, and Arkansas are among the states with the most overall interest in patriotic movies
  • Some states/regions showed very little interest in patriotic movies in general, as you can see by the heat map below:

interest in patriotic movies

 

The Patriotic Movie Each State is Most Obsessed With

If you don’t want to use the map above, here are the findings in list form in alphabetical order:

Alabama PATTON
Alaska CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Arizona SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON
Arkansas SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON
California SGT. WILL GARDNER
Colorado RED DAWN
Connecticut THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
Delaware CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
District of Columbia ROCKY IV
Florida RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II
Georgia GONE WITH THE WIND
Hawaii CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Idaho LONE SURVIVOR
Illinois INDEPENDENCE DAY
Indiana A FEW GOOD MEN
Iowa 1776
Kansas THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
Kentucky AMERICAN SNIPER
Louisiana BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Maine HACKSAW RIDGE
Maryland MEN OF HONOR
Massachusetts UNITED 93
Michigan ARGO
Minnesota THE PATRIOT
Mississippi MEN OF HONOR
Missouri SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Montana HOW THE WEST WAS WON
Nebraska REMEMBER THE TITANS
Nevada LONE SURVIVOR
New Hampshire BLACK HAWK DOWN
New Jersey ROCKY IV
New Mexico INDEPENDENCE DAY
New York YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
North Carolina TOP GUN
North Dakota UNITED 93
Ohio REMEMBER THE TITANS
Oklahoma SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Oregon DAVY CROCKETT KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER
Pennsylvania GETTYSBURG
Rhode Island FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
South Carolina FORREST GUMP
South Dakota THE GENERAL
Tennessee GODS AND GENERALS
Texas STRIPES
Utah PATRIOT GAMES
Vermont AMERICAN SNIPER
Virginia GODS AND GENERALS
Washington PATRIOT GAMES
West Virginia SGT. WILL GARDNER
Wisconsin FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
Wyoming GLORY

 

Chris Brantner

Author Chris Brantner

Chris Brantner follows the streaming video industry closely and has reported on it for years. He's also the editor in chief for Streaming Observer. Email him at [email protected] Disclosure: Streaming Observer is supported by readers. Articles may contain referral links. For more information, see the disclosure at the bottom of the page.

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