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The Most Watched Movies on Netflix This Week

Need something new to watch? These are the most popular movies on Netflix and other video-streaming services this week, courtesy of

Hubie Halloween (Photo: Scott Yamano/Netflix)

It used to be finding a movie to watch at the rental store was a chore. Now there are services like that can tell you in an instant where to find the film (and TV shows) you might have an interest in streaming. 

With 4 million-plus users searching each week for new films, Reelgood extrapolates those queries into a list of the top movies of the week on Netflix. Not just the high-octane originals, but also classic films that are getting new attention, as well as obscure films—especially from overseas—that might be worth your time. Plus we throw in its list of the top films across all the major streaming services at the end. Take a look and see if your favorite flick is on the list; maybe you’ll find a new favorite to view tonight. 


Just the latest in a long line of films that prove how important intrepid reporting is, 2016's Oscar-winner Spotlight is about the group of reporters at the Boston Globe who cracked open the Catholic abuse scandal that continues to have repercussions today. 

Back to the Future

The ultimate classic of time travel and 1980s fashion, watch as Marty McFly travels back to 1955 and meets his old (younger?) friend Doc Brown and tries to save the day. 

American Murder: The Family Next Door

Pregnant Shan'ann Watts disappeared, along with her two young daughters, in 2018. Was it her devoted husband? This true crime doc will tell you all about it. 


The Coen Brothers’ 1996 crime film, the inspiration for the equally good (and I’d venture better) TV series on FX, is a modern classic, with stars Frances McDormand and William H. Macy at their very best.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The classic novel became an even more classic film, one of the first that made Jack Nicholson a household name. It is also the origin of Nurse Ratched, who has her own prequel origin story, also on Netflix. 

The Social Dilemma

Did you ever get a sinking feeling that maybe social networks are...bad? And did it stick with you even though you can't stop checking Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and more? You were right to feel that way. This documentary spells out why. 

American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules

Did you know the original American Pie series has a spin-off with five films in it? This is the latest (the last one was in 2009). It focuses on some girls who, apparently, have rules. It’s also the first of any film with the words “American” and “Pie” in the title to not star Eugene Levy, but he was busy with better things

Enola Holmes

The latest adventures of Sherlock Holmes? No, Enola Holmes is the new adventures of Sherlock’s previously unheard of younger sister, played with immense charm by Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown. 

The Devil All The Time

Tom Holland ditches Spider-Man for a psychological thriller about the horrors a backwoods family has to live with after the horrors of war (specifically WWII)—abuse at home and even from the church. 

Hubie Halloween

Never forget, if you want your dose of Adam Sandler, Netflix has him locked down for making new movies like Hubie Halloween. He again recruits every famous “funny” person he can to be in this tale of a nebbish who loves Halloween so much. He then must save his home town from a serial killer on the big day. 

Most Watched Streaming Movies This Week

Most Watched Streaming Movies This Week

Above is a new infographic from Reelgood looking at the viewership of all the Netflix Original Movies on their premiere weekends in the third quarter of 2020.

Netflix is far from alone in the world of movie streaming. Here is the list of the top movies across all the video-streaming services.

15. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Amazon Prime Video)

14. Halloween  (1978) (Philo, Hoopla, Shudder, AMC)

13. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Peacock)

12. The Invisible Man (2020) (HBO services)

11. Train to Busan  (Amazon Prime Video, Tubi, Shudder, Crackle, Plex)

10. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Netflix)

9. The Social Dilemma (Netflix)

8. American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules (Netflix)

7. Inception (Amazon Prime Video)

6. Black Box (Amazon Prime Video)

5. Hocus Pocus (Disney+)

4. Enola Holmes (Netflix)

3. The Devil All the Time (Netflix)

2. Hubie Halloween (Netflix)

1. Charm City Kings (HBO Max)

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Eric has been writing about tech for 28 years. He was on the founding staff of Windows Sources, FamilyPC, and Access Internet Magazine (all defunct, and it's not his fault). He's the author of two novels, BETA TEST ("an unusually lighthearted apocalyptic tale"--Publishers' Weekly) and KALI: THE GHOSTING OF SEPULCHER BAY. He works from his home in Ithaca, New York. 

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