To say it’s been a wierd yr for motion pictures can be a little bit of an understatement—as a result of, actually, it’s been an unprecedented yr for the leisure business. COVID-19 has shuttered the doorways at nearly each movie show all over the world, leaving solely our tv units for leisure.
But, truthfully, 2020 hasn’t been a such drawback for Netflix
So as we glance again on Netflix’s hottest motion pictures this previous yr, we understand simply how excessive the stakes have been. Because to make the 2020 Top 10 on Netflix additionally means to be one of many ten most viral motion pictures on the earth.
And which motion pictures make up that prime ten checklist? While Netflix retains a good wrap on obtain numbers, we’ve put collectively a points-based system that may assist us achieve a greater thought. Each day, we file the place a film ranks on Netflix’s Daily Top 10 checklist. We then add these factors as much as see which motion pictures have dominated the platform over an extended time frame.
In truth, we don’t simply have the “Top 10” motion pictures of 2020—we now have the Top 50. So, based on our calculations, listed below are the 50 hottest motion pictures on Netflix (up to now) in 2020:
Building as much as the Top 10:
50. Soul Surfer – 82 factors
48. (tie) The Hangover – 83 factors
48. (tie) Lost Girls – 83 factors
45. (tie) The Babysitter: Killer Queen – 84 factors
45. (tie) Due Date – 84 factors
45. (tie) Da 5 Bloods – 84 factors
44. The Last Days of American Crime – 87 factors
43. Dangerous Lies – 90 factors
42. Den of Thieves – 91 factors
40. (tie) The Lovebirds – 92 factors
40. (tie) 2012 – 92 factors
38. (tie) John Henry – 93 factors
38. (tie) Work It – 93 factors
37. Coffee & Kareem – 94 factors
36. Love, Guaranteed – 95 factors
35. Life As We Know It – 96 factors
31. (tie) The Nut Job – 98 factors
31. (tie) Fatal Affair – 98 factors
31. (tie) Feel the Beat – 98 factors
31. (tie) The Smurfs – 98 factors
30. Dennis the Menace – 101 factors
27. (tie) Just Go With It – 102 factors
27. (tie) How Do You Know – 102 factors
27. (tie) Jurassic Park – 102 factors
25. (tie) The Help – 103 factors
25. (tie) Outbreak – 103 factors
24. Pets United – 105 factors
23. Drunk Parents – 108 factors
22. Animal Crackers – 109 factors
21. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs – 110 factors
20. Desperados – 114 factors
19. The Platform – 117 factors
17. (tie) Uncut Gems – 123 factors
17. (tie) The Social Dilemma – 123 factors
16. Space Jam – 126 factors
15. Code eight – 129 factors
14. The Lost Husband – 135 factors
13. The Kissing Booth 2 – 139 factors
12. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – 141 factors
11. The Willoughbys – 169 factors
9. (tie) Project Power – 179 factors
At one level in September, Project Power was on the verge of attaining the unattainable. While it’s uncommon for a film to spend greater than ten consecutive days in first place on the Daily Top 10, Project Power pushed its streak all the way in which to 13. Alas, the film was thwarted from the throne in some unspecified time in the future after which rapidly fell off the checklist. Still, the Jamie Foxx motion automobile put collectively sufficient factors to crack the 2020 Top 10.
9. (tie) The Old Guard – 179 factors
It appears insane that The Old Guard—one more Netflix motion flick with an enormous price range and a bankable film star on the heart—wasn’t even the most well-liked film of July. In the yr’s seventh month, The Old Guard spent 14 days in both the #1 or #2 place on the Daily Top 10. In whole, the Charlize Theron movie ranked extremely sufficient on all 23 days it spent on the charts to tie for the #9 spot on this checklist.
7. (tie) Angel Has Fallen – 182 factors
One of the few non-Netflix Originals on this checklist, Angel Has Fallen proved newly launched movie can carry out very nicely when made obtainable to a wider viewers. Back in April, Angel Has Fallen spent 25 consecutive days on the Daily Top 10 charts, which included three showings within the #1 slot. That allowed the motion movie to handily win the month of April on Netflix.
7. (tie) Extraction – 182 factors
Just after Angel Has Fallen began to fall down the Netflix charts, Extraction stepped in to handle enterprise. This Chris Hemsworth challenge was certainly one of 4 motion movies led by enormous film stars to make the 2020 Top 10, largely due to its six-day first-place stint on the Daily Top 10 again in late April. The exhibiting helped Extraction rank ninth within the month of April and third within the month of May—and seventh on this yearly checklist.
6. The Lorax – 184 factors
In another month, The Old Guard would have managed the Monthly Top 10 checklist. But The Lorax proved simply how viral an animated movie might be on Netflix after simply edging out The Old Guard for the highest spot in July. The Lorax solely noticed two days within the #1 place on the Daily Top 10, but put collectively sufficient factors in its 28 days on the charts to rank simply forward of The Old Guard. July was solely the second month this yr the place two completely different motion pictures garnered at the least 170 factors.
5. The Wrong Missy – 187 factors
Easily Netflix’s most profitable comedy in 2020, The Wrong Missy ran wild with the Top 10 charts this previous spring. Back in May, the comedy hit grew to become the second film on Netflix to spend at the least 9 consecutive days within the #1 place. And in whole between May and June, The Wrong Missy would seize 26 days on the Daily Top 10 charts. That allowed the David Spade comedy to simply accumulate extra factors than another film within the month of May.
four. Spenser Confidential – 236 factors
Spenser Confidential is perhaps in fourth place on this 2020 checklist, however you may simply argue that the Mark Wahlberg crime thriller had essentially the most spectacular Top 10 run this yr. The movie spent a ridiculous 18 consecutive days this previous May atop the Daily Top 10 rankings—a streak that no different film has come even near matching. That allowed Spenser Confidential to take the highest spot on the March Top 10 checklist.
three. 365 Days – 282 factors
The film of the summer season wasn’t one anyone anticipated. 365 Days captured the web by storm this previous season, which allowed the Polish erotic movie to catapult up each the month-to-month and yearly charts. In June, 365 Days grew to become the third film to accrue 200 factors in a single month—which was sufficient to win the highest spot in June. But then 365 Days would go on to complete in sixth place on the July Top 10 as nicely, all due to its 45-day streak on the day by day charts. That’s the second-longest streak of any film on Netflix this yr.
2. The Angry Birds Movie 2 – 284 factors
It’s laborious to consider that the sequel to a film primarily based on an app can be the second-most widespread film on Netflix in 2020, however…nicely, right here we’re. Between February, March and April, The Angry Birds Movie 2 would spend 53 non-consecutive days on the Daily Top 10—which included eight days within the #1 place. That efficiency all0wed The Angry Birds Movie 2 to complete in second place in each February and March.
1. Despicable Me – 426 factors
To say Despicable Me has been essentially the most profitable film film on Netflix this yr doesn’t fairly do the movie justice. In the 163 days the animated basic has been a part of the Netflix database this yr, Despicable Me has made a whopping 111 appearances on the Daily Top 10. The subsequent closest film? The Angry Birds Movie 2 with 53 appearances. So as you’ll be able to see, no film has captured the Netflix viewers in 2020 fairly like Despicable Me has. The beloved animated movie has completed within the Monthly Top 10 4 completely different instances in 2020, and completed in fifth place on the Summer Top 10.