These are the most popular movies on Netflix (so far) this winter
We’re only 45 days away from the start of the new year, and 15 different movies have already taken the No. 1 spot in Netflix’s Top 10. Usually, a single movie will remain dominant for days at a time. But 2021 is a new year, and the new trend on the world’s most popular streaming platform is very diverse.
Who is great! But it also makes you wonder: which movies have actually been the most dominant in 2021?
Unfortunately, we don’t have a definitive answer to this question because Netflix maintains very strict control over its audience figures. But we got a pretty good idea thanks to my Top 10 formulas, which awards points each day based on a movie’s position on the daily charts.
So which movie was the most popular this winter season? For this date range, which runs from December 21, 2020 to March 20, 2021, there is one film that is clearly a winner. But after that, the rest of the field is wide open.
Here are the 20 most popular movies of the winter season (so far) according to my Top 10 ranking system:
- We can be heroes – 341 points
- The missing – 124 points
- In front of the house – 115 points
- 17 again – 109 points
- Outside the wire – 109 points
- Find ‘Ohana – 107 points
- Midnight sky – 98 points
- Good Burger – 91 points
- Unknown – 90 points
- The next three days – 88 points
- Penguins of Madagascar – 83 points
- Excavation – 83 points
- Everything about the Benjamin – 77 points
- Death to 2020 – 76 points
- After we collide – 75 points
- Below zero – 66 points
- How the Grinch stole Christmas – 66 points
- Are we there already? – 58 points
- City Cup – 58 points
- Pieces of a woman – 58 points
It is certainly not surprising to see We can be heroes in the first place, like this movie has undoubtedly become The most popular Netflix movie of the Top 10 era. The film has now been on the daily charts for 51 consecutive days, a feat that two other films (The grinch and How the Grinch stole Christmas) may match. Meanwhile, We can be heroes saw a # 1 finish on ten different days.
In addition to having won first place on the winter list, We can be heroes is currently the third most popular movie of Netflix’s Top 10 era. And very soon he might overtake Despicable Me to claim first place.
After We can be heroes, the land becomes quite crowded. Because no movie has been as dominant as this superhero movie, no one was able to run away with second place.
It’s quite surprising to see The missing in that # 2 spot, however, given that the film never claimed the # 1 spot on the Daily List. Several other films that rank behind The missing managed to spend several days in the first place, like In front of the house, who spent four consecutive days in first place, and Outside the wire, who captured six days at the top.
While no film will manage to catch up We can be heroes, it remains to be seen which film will rise to this second place. I will continue to follow the leaderboards every day and update this article accordingly.