‘The Greatest Night in Pop’ is the number-one film on Netflix
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‘The Greatest Night in Pop’ is the number-one film on Netflix

In a bit of an unprecedented move, the number one film on Netflix globally isn’t an action blockbuster or even an indie darling. It is indeed not even fiction. It is a feel-good dose of nostalgia in the form of a documentary, The Greatest Night in Pop.

Netflix subscribers worldwide are tuning in to relive a momentous occasion in music history as The Greatest Night in Pop claims the top spot on the streaming platform’s film charts. 

Directed by Bao Nguyen, this documentary takes viewers back to a pivotal moment in 1985 when an ensemble of music icons gathered for an unprecedented recording session.

Released on January 29th, 2024, The Greatest Night in Pop swiftly rose to prominence on the top ten charts, securing its place as the number one film on Netflix globally. Garnering acclaim from audiences and critics alike, the documentary has also solidified its position in the top ten films across 68 countries, with Canada and Australia propelling it to the summit of their respective charts.

At the heart of this enthralling film is the story of ‘We Are the World’, a song that transcended boundaries and united musicians for a noble cause. The documentary features an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the events leading up to the recording session that brought together music’s brightest stars. 

From Michael Jackson’s plethora of pets to the palpable absence of Prince changing the course of pop history that night, the documentary delves into the collaborative efforts and ego clashes that gave rise to this iconic anthem. The Greatest Night in Pop highlights every major moment that went into the making of this hit single.

With 19.2million hours viewed between January 29th and February 4th, 2024, and a staggering total of 11.9million views to date, the documentary has struck a chord with viewers.

As audiences continue to flock to Netflix to experience the magic of The Greatest Night in Pop, it’s evident that the spirit of camaraderie and compassion captured in this documentary remains as relevant today as it was nearly four decades ago.

You can watch The Greatest Night in Pop on Netflix now.