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January 12, 2010

"Slumdog" was Hyde Park's favorite movie in 2009

The most rented movies on Netflix in Hyde Park last year were critically-acclaimed Oscar contenders, according to data released by Netflix and aggregated by The New York Times, with Slumdog Millionaire topping the list in both the neighborhood's zip codes.

Slumdog was the third most rented movie across the U.S. last year, according to the data.

Here are the five most rented films in each zipcode

60615:

  1. Slumdog Millionaire

  2. Doubt

  3. Milk

  4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  5. Rachel Getting Married

60637:

  1. Slumdog Millionaire

  2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  3. Doubt

  4. Milk

  5. Burn after Reading

The northern-half of Hyde Park favored Twilight a little more than did the southern-half: it was the 11th most rented movie in 60615, while it was only the 12th most popular in 60637.

Just to the north of Hyde Park, Bronzeville, area 60653, liked the 2009 Best Picture winner, as well:

  1. Slumdog Millionaire

  2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  3. Doubt

  4. Tyler Perry's the Family that Preys

  5. Changeling

Twilight came in 17th.