Another month come, another month gone. And July was an unusually contentious month for Netflix’s Top 10, as seven different films would claim the #1 position throughout the month.
For those who don’t know: Netflix introduced the Top 10 feature back in late February. With that list, we can see which movies and shows were the most popular on any given day.
Because Netflix doesn’t release download numbers, the Top 10 has become our only insight into the inner-workings the world’s most popular streaming service. Thus, we developed our own Рейтинговая система that allows us to rank movies and shows based on where they place on those daily Top 10 lists.
And July’s rankings were changing up to the very last minute. These ten movies beat out everyone else:
10. The Town – 75 points
Ben Affleck’s Город started the month strong on the Top 10, spending one day in second place and four days in third place. But twelve days into its run, the crime drama had completely fallen off the list. Still, the short run was strong enough for the film to finish in the month’s top ten.
9. Patriots Day – 79 points
How the might have fallen. патриоты день was the surprise winner to start the month of July, as the movie spent five straight days in the #1 position. But after just nine days, the Mark Wahlberg movie had exited from the Top 10 completely as movies like Старая гвардия и Lorax began to dominate.
7. (tie) The Kissing Booth 2 – 80 points
That was quick! Thanks to the success of the first Будка для поцелуев film, the sequel absolutely commanded the Top 10 for its first eight days on Netflix. The romantic comedy spent every single day in first place, achieving a streak that only four other movies have matched in the history of the Top 10: Spenser Confidential, The Wrong Missy, The Angry Birds Movie 2 и Uncut Gems. Expect strong results to continue for Kissing Booth 2 в августе.
7. (tie) Despicable Me – 80 points
Здесь ничего нового. Гадкий я finished in third place for the April rankings, in second place for the May rankings and in 11th place for the July rankings. In 2020, no movie has racked more points than Гадкий я, which has made a record 90 appearances on the daily Top 10.
6. 365 Days – 86 points
On June 24, the unthinkable finally happened: 365-дневная did not appear on the Top 10. Prior to that day, the Polish erotic drama had spent 45 consecutive days on the list—the second-most ever behind Гадкий я’s 49-day streak. The film started the month strong in third place, but slowly worked its way down the Top 10 and eventually fell off.
5. Fatal Affair – 98 points
Роковое дело only spent 13 days on the Top 10. But seven of those days were enjoyed in the #1 spot—a streak that not even Старая гвардия could muster. After Роковое дело lost the #1 spot to Ip Man 4: Финал on July 23, the thriller quickly fell from the Top 10.
4. How Do You Know – 102 points
Without a doubt, the surprise movie of the month on Netflix was the seemingly forgotten 2010 romantic comedy Как вы знаете,. Once the movie made its Netflix premiere on July 10, Как вы знаете, would appear on the Top 10 for 20 straight days. The movie never went higher than the #3 position, but appeared in the top five 12 different times.
3. Desperados – 114 points
Most of July belonged to Desperados. The Netflix comedy only held onto the #1 spot for two days, but made enough Top 10 appearances to consistently rank near the top throughout July. On July 20, Desperados fell from the Top 10 entirely.
2. The Old Guard – 172 points
Не только Старая гвардия appeared on the Top 10 every day since its debut, and not only was Старая гвардия the second-most popular movie of July, but Старая гвардия has also become the ninth-most-popular film of the Top 10 era. The Charlize Theron film enjoyed a six-day streak at #1 after its premiere, which was followed by six days in the #2 slot.
1. The Lorax – 186 points
Lorax’s three-day head start on Старая гвардия meant everything, as the animated film would rack up 25 points in that span. Not only did Lorax beat out every other movie during the month of July, but the Danny DeVito project has already become the sixth-most-popular movie on Netflix in 2020.