We’ve reached that halfway to the festive season point. That means serial killers’ gritty and bleak portrayals are being passed out. Now it’s getting closer to that signature colour palette of red, green and white, with decorative lights and a cup of hot chocolate in every shot.
This week’s most popular on Netflix pinpoint this shift and some other treats if you’re not quite in the Christmas mood yet.
The number one spot this week goes to the independent and witty Enola Holmes. Enola Holmes 2, the sequel to the successful 2020 mystery, was released nearly two weeks ago, yet is still racking up the streams. This can be put down to its fabulous cast of Millie Bob Brown, Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham Carter.
Our review notices Brown’s magnetic charm and talent. We found that she “deftly brings out the desperation of an independent woman striving for equality in a world that tries to bring her down.”
Former child star Lindsay Lohan is undergoing a dramatic career development with Falling for Christmas. This light-hearted festive flick was released last Friday and has already earned second place in most streams. Some critics are calling Falling for Christmas the Citizen Kane of Lohan films. It’s a blend between the 80s classic Overboard and every Hallmark film.
A new entry on the list is Where the Crawdads Sing, a summer release that’s now been added to the site and is receiving some impressive streams. It’s a thriller that an abandoned yet defiant girl, Kya, who raises herself to adulthood in a North Carolina marshland. Just in case you want one more thrill before settling into the festive season. The film also features a Taylor Swift song in its soundtrack, which is fitting as you may recognise the leading star from the emotional drama Normal People.
It seems that site users are also looking for some throwback animation, as the 2015 family comedy Hotel Transylvania 2 has also earned a spot on the most popular.
Check out the full list of the ten most popular films this week
10 most popular films on Netflix this week
- Enola Holmes 2
- Falling for Christmas
- Enola Holmes
- The Good Nurse
- Minions & More Volume 2
- The Bad Guys
- Where the Crawdads Sing
- The School for Good and Evil
- Hotel Transylvania 2