Have you ever been curious about the popularity of rental movies by neighborhood? The NY Times graphics department was and they got movie rental data from Netflix for a dozen cities. The result is this very interesting visual.

The cities are listed on the right. As you move the bar from left to right you get to see the distribution of movie rentals by neighborhood. Movies can be viewed based on popularity, critical acclaim or alphabetically. The color codes show the ranking of the movie by zip code. Movies listed here are the 100 most frequently rented movies from Netflix in 2009. When you scroll over the map you get the top rentals for each zip code.

 

So much information has been packed into one neat display.