The New York Times has published a list of the top Netflix rentals for all of 2009 – by zip code! The article allows you to view the major U.S. metropolitan areas and see which movies were the most popular. You can also select a movie and see in which zip codes it was more popular than others. The article is a very well done example of geo-mapping data!
Here’s the list of top movies for Menlo Park’s 94025:
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- Slumdog Millionaire
- Burn After Reading
- Rachel Getting Married
- Gran Torino
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona
My personal favorites from that list were Slumdog Millionaire and Frost/Nixon! How about you?