The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Jingle Jangle' to 'The Grinch'

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Netflix users aren’t waiting until next month to get into the
Christmas spirit. Several Christmas-themed movies were popular on
Netflix this week, from its new original “Jingle Jangle” to two
“Grinch” movies.

Every week,�the streaming search
engine Reelgood
 compiles for Business Insider a list of which
movies have been most prominent on Netflix’s daily lists that week.
On Reelgood, users can browse Netflix’s entire
movie library and sort by IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

Below are Netflix’s 9 most popular movies of the week in
the US:

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9. “Holidate” (2020, Netflix original)

“Fed up with being single on holidays, two strangers agree to be
each other’s platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real
feelings along the way.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 46%

What critics said: “Like so much of Netflix’s
quantity over quality output, Holidate is broad, unsubtle, and
seemingly designed to be half-watched, phone in hand. Yet within
that framework, it finds a unique comedic spark that keeps it
zipping along.” —
AV Club

8. “The Life Ahead” (2020, Netflix original)

“A Holocaust survivor running a daycare business forms an unlikely
friendship with a bitter street kid when she takes him in after he
robs her.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 94%

What critics said: “This picture earns its
tear-jerking without becoming treacly. OK, without becoming too
treacly. And it has other charming, enlightened components.” —

New York Times

7. “Hometown Holiday” (2018)

“An ambitious entertainment lawyer tries to sign a singing
sensation in his sister’s small town, but a local soon captures his
attention — and heart.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

6. “Mile 22” (2018)

“An officer in a top-secret CIA unit leads his team in escorting a
prized intelligence asset to safety, with enemy forces hot on their

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 23%

What critics said: “For a movie so excited to
tell a story about the CIA’s most highly-prized and least
understood unit, it sure doesn’t do much to ensure you leave any
more informed than you were when you sat down.” —Associated

5. “The Impossible” (2012)

“Tracking one family’s harrowing experiences, this gripping drama
depicts the chaos generated by the massive 2004 tsunami in
Southeast Asia.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 81%

What critics said: “Although it’s ostensibly
based on true events, The Impossible is not so much an inspiring
tale of survival as it is an action flick.” — Vulture

4. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

“The Grinch decides to rob Whoville of Christmas — but a dash of
kindness from little Cindy Lou Who and her family may be enough to
melt his heart.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 49%

What critics said: “Director Ron Howard aims
for the beautifully stylized mayhem of Frank Tashlin and Tim
Burton, but he comes closer to the clamorous, headache-inducing
visual overkill of Joel Schumacher’s Batman movies.” —
AV Club

3. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2013)

“Inventor Flint Lockwood battles mutant food beasts created by his
notorious machine, including shrimpanzees, tacodiles and jellyfish

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 70%

What critics said: “Obligation rivals
inspiration in this passable sequel to 2009’s zappy, gastro-themed
digimation.” —


2. “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” (2018)

“A grump with a mean streak plots to bring Christmas to a halt in
the cheerful town of Whoville. But a generous little girl could
change his heart.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 60%

What critics said: “You’re a Mediocre One, Mr.
Grinch. Those expecting Cumberbatch to add a little Dr. Strange to
his take on Dr. Seuss will be sorely disappointed as this animated
take on the Grinch buries its kid audience under a blanket of
bland.” —
Rolling Stone

1. “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” (2020, Netflix original)

“Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once-joyful
toymaker finds new hope when his kind and curious granddaughter
comes into his life.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 95%

What critics said: “It’s the filmic equivalent
of the high that comes from eating way too many candy canes and
drinking way too much hot chocolate.” —

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The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Jingle Jangle'
to 'The Grinch'