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10 most popular films on Netflix this week: May 2022

Every week we bring you the ten most popular Netflix films across the globe as we aim always to provide the very Best of Netflix. This week of May 2022, some relatively newer releases have taken over the charts. 

Concentrating solely on the week that has just passed, we bring you the ten most popular films on Netflix, with millions of hours streamed as a handy indicator for what everyone will be talking about in the office and at home.

Ever since its release in 2020, 365 Days has been the poster child of controversy for glamorising rape, Stockholm Syndrome and kidnapping and presenting a twisted understanding of coerced consent. For a second time in the month, the film has appeared in the tenth spot on the charts, with a stream count of a little over six million hours. 

The successor to the previous film, titled 365 Days: This Day has received zero-rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A lot more insufferable, the film has no steady plot narrative. The characters can barely act and not even endless orgasms, opulence or glistening abs can salvage the film from being the despicable disaster that it is. 

However, the Netflix audience seemingly has a penchant for such films which they love to hate; the sequel has been streamed for a little over 27 million hours and tops the charts.

Read our honest and scathing review of the film here

Among new releases, Along for the Ride has taken over the charts. Based on Sarah Dessen’s eponymous 2009 novel and directed by Sofia Alvarez, the film deals with teenage insomniacs finding love as the protagonists embark on epic adventures at night. Flaunting their score by the Beach House, Alvarez had previously talked about how their “dream pop sound is so lucid and nostalgic with an emotional current that buzzes through your body” is perfect for the vibe of the show. 

Decades after her demise, Marilyn Monroe is still a raging point of interest. While the world was divided over Kim Kardashian donning Marilyn’s “Birthday dress” at the MET Gala, the icon’s everlasting influence is undeniable.

Her death has been a topic of controversy and conspiracy theories that have now been debunked in the latest documentary The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes. The documentary has been viewed for 7.5 million hours and is still on the top 10 charts ever since its release. 

Pete Davidson’s film Marmaduke, too, has been viewed for 7 million hours and occupies the ninth spot. Families are probably enjoying the antics of the overgrown titular Great Dane and his mischievous antics as he finds himself embroiled in the world of the elite dogs and grand competitions. 

Read below to find the list of the ten most popular films on Netflix this week in May 2022:

Netflix’s most popular films this week: 

  1. 365 Days: This Day 
  2. Sonic The Hedgehog 
  3. Silverton Siege 
  4. Along for the Ride 
  5. The Gentlemen 
  6. U.S. Marshals 
  7. The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes 
  8. Men in Black: International 
  9. Marmaduke 
  10. 365 Days