The Holiday season has well and truly arrived as the warm and fuzzy feelings we so dearly desire at this time of year have spilt into the streaming world. Netflix’s most popular charts always reflect society, and judging by the below, right now, people are getting ready to be cosy for the rest of the year.
That’s right, it may only feel like Halloween was yesterday, but across the world, people are readying themselves for end-of-year celebrations and, for us, that means looking forward to Christmas and, in particular, the snuggly feeling we all get from holiday movies. This week that’s reflected in the latest Lindsay Lohan film Falling for Christmas finding its way to the top of the most popular charts, amassing 38 million hours of viewing in its second week in the chart.
The movie has been billed as “the Citizen Kane of Christmas movies” and has been tipped to provide Lohan with a renaissance of sorts. The socialite and actor has been on the peripheries of movie-making for a few years following numerous public struggles. But here she is back in fine form, providing a saccharine end to her 2022.
Elsewhere on the list, with 33 million hours of viewing, we have the snuggly Slumberland a children’s movie with enough beguiling fantasy to keep any little one watching with sincere attention. And, as an extra treat for the adults, it features Jason Momoa as Nemo’s outlaw partner as she explores the wonders of the titular realm. It really does have everything you need to give a sense of warmth to one’s household, bar a hot chocolate and a good blanket.
One not-so-snuggly new entry on the list is The Wonder starring Florence Pugh in a period drama. Pugh leads an ensemble cast including Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O’Byrne, David Wilmot, Ruth Bradley, Caolán Byrne, Josie Walker, Ciarán Hinds, and Toby Jones. Despite being labelled a period drama, prompting audience expectations based on cliches, Lelio exemplifies some innovation as a filmmaker by incorporating inventive concepts to divert these assumptions.
Of course, Millie Bobby Brown’s hit of 2022, outside of Hawkins, Enola holmes 2 remains a fan favourite with 21 million hours of viewing, which means both it and the prequel remain in the top ten for another week. It stays in the charts alongside Eddie Redmayne’s chilling The Good Nurse and the quite brilliant Where the Crawdads Sing, which may be the critic’s choice for this week’s entries.
Below, you can find the full list.
The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week:
- Falling for Christmas
- The Wonder
- Enola Holmes 2
- Where the Crawdads Sing
- Christmas with You
- Minions & More Volume 2
- The Good Nurse
- Enola Holmes
- I Am Vanessa Guillen