What Does Netflix Say About Your Neighborhood?


The New York Times put together a really cool interactive map of the top Netflix rentals by zip code for 12 U.S. metropolitan areas. Rachel Getting Married and Milk are huge in South Brooklyn and much of Seattle, for example. After you look up your own zip code, it's fun to look up the other zip codes you've lived in in the past, and the zip codes of your friends in other cities. (Actually, that last activity can be depressing -- you'll probably find that your friends' top ten lists are nearly identical to your own.) You can also look at shaded maps according to a movie's popularity. Have fun!

A Peek Into Netflix Queues [Arts Beat/NYT]