The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week: January 2024
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The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week: January 2024

The week between January 22nd and January 28th, the top ten most popular films captivating audiences on Netflix include heart-pounding dramas and whimsical animations, the eclectic mix caters to every subgroup of subscribers on the platform.

Leading the pack at number one is still the Kevin Hart heist drama Lift, which has held its position for three consecutive weeks. The film has amassed a staggering 31million hours viewed this week alone.

In the second spot, we have a new entry, Mindcage, a terribly panned supernatural mystery thriller about copycat murderers and serial killers. Directed by Mauro Borrelli, the film stars John Malkovich and Martin Lawrence.

The Kitchen claims the third spot again, with 14m hours viewed this week. The dystopian drama is based on a future where social housing has been eliminated. Directed by Daniel Kaluuya and Kibwe Tavares, the film features Kane Robinson, aka Kano, and Jedaiah Bannerman as a father-son duo who have to fight to stay together and survive in this world.

Following closely is The Hill, a gripping drama based on the true story of baseball player Rickey Hill. With 13.4m hours viewed, this film, in its first week on the global top ten list, has managed to captivate audiences worldwide after spending a week on the US top ten.

Rounding out the top five is Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, a period drama that has captured 8.7million hours of viewership. This film, starring the inimitable Olivia Colman along with Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, immerses audiences in the intricate political manoeuvres of the 18th-century court, where power and betrayal go hand in hand.

The list continues with the unlikely Margot Robbie hit, The Legend of Tarzan, The Super Mario Bros. Movie on its ninth-week streak, finance dramedy Dumb Money, crime caper Queenpins, and the animated Leo. Each film offers a unique viewing experience, from jungle adventures to animated escapades and thrilling heists. 

So, what have you been watching on Netflix this week?

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The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week:

  • Lift
  • Mindcage
  • The Kitchen
  • The Hill
  • The Favourite
  • The Legend of Tarzan
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Dumb Money
  • Queenpins
  • Leo