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The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week: December 2022

While we are slowly approaching the holidays, it would appear that few of those found on Netflix stand up against the plethora of next content which has flooded the streaming platform this week. We can see on their most popular films chart that art is still of the most importance.

That’s not to say that there are no Christmas movies on this week’s list, there are spots on the chart for Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with 13 million hours of viewing, The Noel Diary with 11 million hours of viewing, The Boss Baby: Christmas Bonus with 10.4 million hours and A Christmas Miracle for Daisy with just under 10 million hours of viewing. But, elsewhere, the chart is brimming with new content.

The Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell-led period drama Lady Chatterley’s Lover once again tops the chart with 29 million hours of viewing. The script synopsis reads: “Marrying Sir Clifford Chatterley, Connie’s life of wealth and privilege seems set as she takes the title of Lady Chatterley. Yet this idealistic union gradually becomes an incarceration when Clifford returns from the First World War with injuries that have left him unable to walk.”

Continuing: “When she meets and falls for Oliver Mellors, the gamekeeper on the Chatterley family estate, their secret trysts lead her to a sensual, sexual awakening. But as their affair becomes the subject of local gossip, Connie faces a life-altering decision: follow her heart or return to her husband and endure what Edwardian society expects of her.”

Only one step down is our pick for this week, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, a dramatic, engaging and completely beautiful retelling of the famous tale with 20 million hours of viewing. We called the film: “Sucking the colour of Disney’s version without draining the vibrancy, Del Toro’s story is set in an authentic representation of 1930s Fascist Italy, with the filmmaker refusing to shy away from the atrocities of time and place. After establishing the gorgeous village in which the story is set, the director is quick to print his gothic tone, draping propaganda of Benito Mussolini over the spritely exterior of the town, which slowly loses its vibrant energy with every passing day. It’s the perfect backdrop for the creation of Pinocchio himself.”

There are other great entries on the chart from Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt as the perfect weekend viewing and the Jason Momoa action-adventure tale Slumberland. It makes up one of the best charts of the year for films.

Find the full list below.

The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week:

  1. Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  2. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  3. Bullet Train
  4. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
  5. The Swimmers
  6. The Noel Diary
  7. The Boss Baby: Christmas Bonus
  8. Slumberland
  9. A Christmas Miracle for Daisy
  10. Emily the Criminal