The umbrellas of... what? Utah is 'most obsessed' with this obscure flick

Actress Catherine Deneuve. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

With Valentine's Day approaching, a website decided to find out what romantic movies each state was most obsessed with and Utah's film is one you may not have heard of: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."

The 1964 musical romantic drama is the movie says Utah is most obsessed with. Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo starred in the movie which was entirely sung with no spoken dialogue.

Utah is also the fifth most interested in romantic movies nationwide behind Washington D.C., Vermont, Maine, and New York.

Kill the Cable Bill used the following methodology:

The folks at Mindnet Analytics — a consulting firm that studies Google and social media trends — started with the top 100 best fresh romantic movies from Rotten Tomatoes in order to determine a set of candidate movies that each could possibly be obsessed with. From there, they searched each movie on Google trends using state-wise search frequencies. Only search frequencies from Feb. 1, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2020 were analyzed.

Washington D.C., Vermont, Maine, and New York are the top four states interested in romantic movies, respectively. Florida is least concerned with romantic movies, followed by North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas.


  • Alabama Her
  • Alaska The Princess Bride
  • Arizona Once
  • Arkansas The Shape of Water
  • California Once
  • Colorado Ghost
  • Connecticut - Say Anything
  • Delaware The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • FloridaBeauty and the Beast
  • GeorgiaGone With The Wind
  • Hawaii Say Anything
  • Idaho Now, Voyager
  • Illinois Stolen Kiss
  • Indiana Weekend
  • Iowa Southside With You
  • Kansas Manhattan
  • Kentucky Stolen Kisses
  • Louisiana Now, Voyager
  • Maine Singin' In The Rain
  • Maryland Her
  • Massachusetts Wings of Desire
  • Michigan Weekend
  • Minnesota All That Heaven Allows
  • Mississippi An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Missouri The Shop Around The Corner
  • Montana Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Nebraska The Philadelphia Story
  • Nevada A Room With a View
  • New Hampshire My Beautiful Laundrette
  • New Jersey West Side Story
  • New Mexico Lost in Translation
  • New York Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • North Carolina Her
  • North Dakota Away From Her
  • Ohio Ghost
  • Oklahoma It Happened Once Night
  • Oregon Once
  • Pennsylvania The Philadelphia Story
  • Rhode Island Before Sunrise
  • South Carolina Stolen Kisses
  • South Dakota City Lights
  • Tennessee Stolen Kisses
  • Texas Casablanca
  • Utah The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Vermont Wuthering Heights
  • Virginia A Very Long Engagement
  • Washington Now, Voyager
  • Washington, D.C. Letter From An Unknown Woman
  • West Virginia Bright Star
  • Wisconsin Stolen Kisses
  • Wyoming West Side Story