Which 'Bad' Movie Does Your State Love the Most?

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Warner Home Video

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.

A map of the U.S. with icons representing different movies
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Every State’s Favorite Place to Spend Spring Break, Mapped

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Spring break falls in March 2020 in many parts of the U.S., and if you still don't know where to go this year, check out the popular travel plans of people in your home state for some inspiration.

This map Travelocity put together using its own customer data shows the most disproportionately popular spring break destinations for residents of all 50 states and Washington, D.C. It should come as no surprise that Florida cities dominate the map. Orlando was the top springtime vacation spot of 10 states, including Texas, Georgia, and Massachusetts. Miami, Tampa, and Pensacola also appear on the list.

But not everyone craves warm weather this time of year. As college students flood their state, Florida natives flee north to Chicago. And some states farther north prefer vacation spots that are decidedly not tropical. In Idaho, spring-breakers are heading to Seattle, and in West Virginia, they're booking trips to Buffalo—neither of which are cities that come to mind when you think of margaritas and bikinis. You can find the preferences of your home state in the map below.

Map of top spring break destinations.
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Spring break may seem like a modern phenomenon, but people have been using the arrival of the season as an excuse for debauchery since ancient Roman times. You can read more about the history of spring break here.