The world’s most popular English Netflix movies this week


Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, Red Notice


Every Tuesday, Netflix announces its Global Top 10 lists, the most viewed English and non-English movies and shows from the previous week. The ranking metric that Netflix uses to share this information with audiences is “Total Hours Watched,” which is the sum of the time Netflix subscribers around the world spent watching a given show or movie. This is a decent way to measure the popularity of a show or movie, as the hours watched roughly match the number of people watching it – and more significantly Netflix, watching it all. or almost.

You are viewing the list of the most viewed English films. For the week of November 15-21, the world’s most popular Netflix movie is Red Notice, the splashy action comedy starring three of the world’s biggest stars, Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds. This is by far the most important thing on Netflix right now, with over 100 million more hours watched than the second-place movie, The Princess Switch 3.

But just because something is watched for millions of hours doesn’t mean it’s really good. So, each week, we break down what is worth watching in Netflix’s Global Top 10 English Movies. We do the same for the Global Top 10 English shows, as well as the American Daily Top 10 list, which we then break down into Top 10 movies and Top 10 shows. We also have a list of the 50 best shows and movies. to watch on Netflix right now, as well as the best movies to watch on Netflix and the best TV shows on Netflix.

Based on Netflix’s Global Top 10 English Movies for the week of November 15-21

1. Red Notice

129.11MM hours viewed

For fans of: The Rock, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot | Is it good?: It’s good if you don’t want to think about anything for two hours

If you need to turn your brain off, you could do worse than watch Red Notice, a movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. Rocky and Ryan play an art thief and an art thief respectively, who team up to catch the world’s most wanted art thief (Gadot). the former Brahma Bull faces a real bull in a bullfight. It would normally be a dunkarooni slam to watch, but reviews will tell you it’s a stench that should be avoided. I would say it works with enough megawatts of Hollywood star power to mine two whole Bitcoins, making any criticism unnecessary. Red Notice is the most-watched thing on Netflix, movie or show, for the second week in a row, and # 1 in 94 countries. (Weeks in the Top 10: 2)

2. The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

24.77MM hours viewed

For fans of: Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens | Is it good?: This is one of Netflix’s best Christmas franchises, if that matters

If you didn’t shamelessly follow the cuckoo Princess switch movies, you might say, “Wait, there are three now?” There is of course, and this time it’s a heist. Princess Stacy (Vanessa Hudgens) and Lady Margaret (Vanessa Hudgens with a British accent) are just trying to throw a Christmas festival when they find out that the priceless relic loaned to them by the Vatican (yes, you read that right ) has been stolen. To get it back, they must team up with Margaret’s identical cousin, Fiona (Vanessa Hudgens in a blonde wig) and her various criminal associates. Fingers crossed, they find a way to kind of add a fourth Vanessa Hudgens to the mix. (Weeks in the Top 10: 1)

3. Love hard

21.24MM hours viewed

For fans of: Christmas, cat fishing | Is it good?: It’s a real delight

Nina Dobrev stars as a writer who apparently meets her perfect man (Darren Barnet) through a dating app, only finding out that she’s been fished. The man who caught her (Jimmy O. Yang!) Offers to pair her with the guy she’s interested in if she pretends to be his girlfriend for the holidays. There is nothing better than a silly Christmas romantic comedy, and this one understands the mission perfectly. (Weeks in the Top 10: 3)

4. Central intelligence

14.91MM hours viewed

For fans of: Friends comedies, stuff that is pretty good but not in fact Well | Is it good?: it makes no sense

If you want proof of how Netflix is ​​a truly global streaming service, Central intelligence is in the global Top 10 without being available for streaming in America, the company’s largest market. But people are watching the 2016 action comedy all over the place. Central intelligence follows Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart), a gentle-mannered forensic accountant who bumps into his high school mate Robbie Weirdicht, who is now a CIA agent who calls himself Bob Stone (Dwayne Johnson). To prevent his cover from breaking, Bob must integrate the resistant Calvin into his mission. Most of the humor comes from the sheer disparity between Johnson and Hart. (Weeks in the Top 10: 1)

5. The more they fall

13.77MM hours viewed

For fans of: The Wild West, Yeehaw culture, star actors | Is it good?: It’s very stylized, violent and exciting

Of course, you’ve heard the plot of hundreds of westerns before: A cowboy gathers a team to take revenge on the people who killed their loved ones. But have these cowboys (and cowgirls) ever been played by Regina King, Idris Elba, LaKeith Stanfield, Jonathan Majors, Delroy Lindo and Zazie Beetz? The impressive, predominantly black cast features sleek, bloody action from director Jeymes Samuel and producer Jay-Z. (Weeks in the Top 10: 3)

6. The Croods

13.43MM hours viewed

For fans of: The voice of Nic Cage, teaching kids that parenting is hard | Is it good?: It’s a solid family movie

A family of cave people who leave their homes only for need must learn to survive in the wild when circumstances force them to leave. A normal human boy with a knack for inventing helps them, as do the requisite friendly animals that all children’s films need. This one is appearing in Europe and South America at the moment. (Weeks in the Top 10: 1)

7. Army of thieves

12.26MM hours viewed

For fans of: Prequels, Heists, Zack Snyder | Is it good?: It’s pretty useless, but it’s fun!

that of Zack Snyder Army of the dead premiered in May, so by Netflix’s time we’re already overdue for a prequel. It is this prequel. The heist film explains how Ludwig Dieger (Matthias Schweighöfer, who also directs) fell into a life of crime, following the security hacker as he is recruited by a team of experts – an army of thieves, though you want – trying to pull off a heist at the very beginning of a zombie outbreak. Expect a lot less zombies in this one. (Weeks in the Top 10: 4)

8. Trolls

10.12MM hours viewed

For fans of: Sing, dance, kiss | Is it good?: It’s cute, and kids love it

The 2016 film that kicked off the jukebox franchise where cute animated creatures voiced by famous people sing popular songs made it into the Top 10 thanks to its strong performances in South America, Northern Europe and the Philippines. There’s a reason DreamWorks made three more Trolls movies and series streaming since the release of this film: children love to sing. Parents all over the world are fed up with hearing “Can’t Stop the Feeling”. (Weeks in the Top 10: 1)

9. 6 Underground

7.77MM hours viewed

For fans of: Wisecracks, ‘splosions | Is it good?: It’s brainless, but it’s hard to think of anything else while you watch it

We don’t know for sure why this Netflix Original made by Michael Bay from 2019 is currently so popular in Eastern Europe and Egypt. It probably has to do with people clicking play on the next thing the algorithm recommended after watching Red Notice. When 6 Underground came out, we called it “stupid, over the top, and a lot of fun”. (Weeks in the Top 10: 1)

ten.Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

7.68MM hours viewed

For fans of: Scary Stories, Halloween | Is it good?: That’s good, but why do people watch it two weeks after Halloween?

Enough people have watched this horror sequel for kids in Latin America to push it into the Global Top 10. The world is full of surprises. (Weeks in the Top 10: 1)

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