What, Like It’s Hard? We Found Each State’s Most Searched 2000s Movie.

From Regina George to Tony Stark, the early 2000s had some of the most iconic movie characters of all time. Over 20 years since films like Shrek and Spider-Man were released, Americans still love to re-watch their favorite movies from the 2000s—and we can see the obsession with these movies live on as popular toys, Halloween costumes, and even Tik Tok filters.

With Legally Blonde 3 premiering in May and Avatar 2 hitting theaters this December, the team at US Direct wanted to find out which 2000s movie each state is searching for the most. 

Map of top 2000s movie in each state
Top ranking 2000s movies in America

Interesting Findings

  • American Psycho is searched most in the most states nationwide, with 14 states googling it most, including New York, the state where the film takes place. 
    • The horror film, which has become a cult classic, has won eight awards, including the International Horror Guild Award. 
  • Science fiction action film Transformers places second on our list, with 12 states googling it most. 
    • Transformers became the highest-grossing film of 2007, was nominated for three Academy Awards, and won 15 film awards, including the MTV Movie Award. 
    • Good news for fans of the Transformers series—the seventh film, Rise of the Beasts, is scheduled for release in 2023. 
  • Iron Man is third on our list with six states googling it most. 
    • Iron Man tied with Shrek and Avatar for the second highest IMDB score on our list, at 7.9/10. 
    • As the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man won 16 awards, including the Hollywood Film Award. 
  • Shrek and Twilight tied for fourth on our list, despite the fact that Shrek has the highest Metacritic score on our list at 84 and Twilight has the lowest at 56. 
  • Although Avatar remains the highest-grossing movie of all time at the global box office, earning $2.84 billion, and Avatar 2 is set to be released in December, the film was searched most by just one state: Florida. 


We compiled a list of the 100 most popular 2000s movies based on data gathered from Marie Claire, Rotten Tomatoes, and IMDb. We then found each film’s search volume in Semrush and plugged the 11 most-searched movies into Google Trends to see which movie was googled most by each state in the past 12 months. 

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