Yes, it is the week before Halloween, and yes, there are hundreds of horror classics to be watching on Netflix to scare the living bejesus out of you. However, there is also a whole vault of movies that won’t leave you sleeping with the lights on. Here, we’re looking back at the most popular films on Netflix.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, only one film could ever be atop this week’s chart of most popular films on Netflix. The Charlize Theron-led epic The School For Good and Evil has been getting a lot of buzz and has turned the hype into 78 million hours of viewing, despite the odd critique.
Based on Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling fantasy book series, The School for Good and Evil, is a highly-anticipated live-action film that features Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington in the centre, among various other talented actors.
With Chainani serving as the executive producer, the film is being directed by Paul Feig. Feig is known for directing films like Bridesmaids, A Simple Favor, Spy and the Ghostbusters reboot. Chainani expressed his gratitude for the Netflix adaptation, saying, “To have one of your favourite directors adapt your book into a film for Netflix is an honour and a dream.”
Elsewhere on the list, the tragic and traumatic Luckiest Girl Alive continues to remain in the top ten, garnering a huge 19 million hours of viewing in its third week in the chart. Starring Mila Kunis, the film encompasses the life of TifAni FaNelli (Mila Kunis), who has it all. A life most would envy. One with a successful career as a journalist. She is a hardworking woman with a bright future ahead. And above it all, she has a rich fiance who is the personification of perfection. Unfortunately, perfection always comes at a cost.
Suppose thrillers and horror movies aren’t quite what you’re looking for. May we direct you to the two animated features on this week’s list, the quite brilliant Boss Baby from Dreamworks as well as the charmingly quaint Sing, which pitches a battle of the voices between a selection of wise-cracking animals.
And, to top it all off, there is the Charlie’s Angels remake featuring Kristen Stewart, which, while vastly beneath the questionable quality of the Cameron Diaz-led affair of the early 2000s, has a gentle charm.
Find the full list below.
10 most popular films on Netflix this week:
- The School for Good and Evil
- The Curse of Bridge Hollow
- Luckiest Girl Alive
- The Stranger
- Black and Blue
- Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
- The Boss Baby
- Charlie’s Angels