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Stranger Things, Hustle hold on to Netflix top spots

June 22, 2022

The NBA season may be over, but Hustle, the inspirational basketball drama, stayed atop the Netflix English Films List for a second week with 57.19 million hours viewed in the week commencing June 13th. As Adam Sandler’s highest rated film on Rotten Tomatoes, Hustle continued to receive praise from press and fans alike and made the Top 10 in 90 countries.

Spiderhead, the genre-bending psychological thriller directed by Top Gun: Maverick’s Joseph Kosinski, debuted at #2 with 35.4 million hours viewed. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollet, the film appeared in the Top 10 in 93 countries.

Following the Tribeca Film Festival’s opening night premiere, Jennifer Lopez’s intimate documentary, Halftime, entered the list in the fourth spot with 18.88 million hours viewed. Giving fans a peek behind the curtain into her life, full of perseverance, creative brilliance and cultural contributions, the film was in the Top 10 in 67 countries. Netflix viewers also kept Interceptor on their radar as the film came in fifth with 13.11 million hours viewed. Inspired by true events, Trees of Peace took viewers on a journey of an unbreakable sisterhood bond during genocide in Rwanda. The film, directed by first-time filmmaker Alanna Brown, had 9.38 million hours viewed. 

With announcements of a second season and a reality competition series, Squid Game Season 1 jumped back into the Top 10 non-English TV list with 7.48 million hours viewed. New entrants on the list included Brazilian dramedy Maldivas (11.3 million hours viewed) and Season 2 of Mexican comedy The War Next Door (7.71 million hours viewed). While mainstays on the list, Spanish dramas Intimacy (30.21 million hours viewed) and Our Blues (15 million hours viewed), Spanish thriller Wrong Side of the Tracks (9.68 million hours viewed) and Turkish drama As The Crow Flies (7.64 million hours viewed), kept viewers entertained.

After four weeks, Stranger Things 4 hasn’t lost its footing. The series remained in the top spot on the English TV List with 102.26 million hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 93 countries. Season 4 was the most viewed title this week and has now amassed 883.30 hours viewed on the Most Popular list. Past seasons held on strong, coming in at #4 (Season 3), #5 (Season 2) and #6 (Season 1).

Fans continued to explore the two world wars, by order of the Peaky Blinders. The sixth and final season came in second with 61.36 million hours viewed. Additionally, Season 1 entered the list with 16.42 million hours viewed. First Kill put a stake in the third spot with 48.77 million hours viewed, appearing in the Top 10 in 83 countries. In its premiere week, God’s Favorite Idiot, starring Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy, had 22.48 million hours viewed and made the Top 10 in 26 countries. Meanwhile, Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey and The Lincoln Lawyer kept audiences tuned in with 27.64 million hours viewed and 17.55 million hours viewed, respectively. 

On the non-English Films side, viewerss flocked to new releases. Argentinian psychological thriller The Wrath of God (17.23 million hours viewed), Spanish action-adventure Centauro (13.87 million hours viewed) and Polish romantic comedy Heart Parade (12.4 million hours viewed) debuted in the top three spots on the list. 

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