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Watch America’s Favorite Rom-Com This Valentine’s Day

A couple on a sofa watching a rom-com.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re planning a night in, a movie might be on the agenda—particularly, a romantic one. If you want some help choosing a good one, Coupon Lawn has discovered the most popular rom-com in the U.S. just in time for Valentine’s Day.

To discover the country’s favorite romantic comedy, Coupon Lawn looked at Google Trends and Google AdWords from 2018-2020. It compared terms related to different films and how you could watch them around Valentine’s Day. Armed with that info, Coupon Lawn was able to figure out which flick was the most popular in the country, as well as each state’s individual pick.

So, which comedy for lovers came out on top? That would be 1990’s Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

A color-coded U.S. map showing the most popular rom-com in every state in 2020.
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The film about a prostitute and businessman who fall in love topped the list 2018-2019, but was dethroned in 2020 by another classic: The Princess Bride.

Some other romantic films people evidently favor above all others include:

  • Clueless: This 1995 film starring Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd is based on Jane Austen’s Emma.
  • Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink:  All lovers know that you can’t ever go wrong on V-Day with a John Hughes’ classic.
  • Crazy Rich Asians: This more recent film (2018) about a New Yorker who travels to Singapore to meet her fiancé’s family for the first time is comedy gold!

Hopefully, the map over on Coupon Lawn and the list above will give you a good starting point to find the perfect film to watch while snuggling with your honey.

[Via Apartment Therapy]

This post was written by Shea Simmons and was first posted to

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