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2020 was the year of searching for ways to stay entertained at home, so it’s no surprise that binge-watching reached an all time high worldwide this year. While sheltering in place, many of us have invited characters from all over the world (and sometimes out of it) to join us in our living rooms. It’s also kept us connected: For many families, including my own, movies and TV shows made us feel together even when we were apart. Let’s relive some of 2020’s favorite titles while we explore this year’s trending movies and TV shows.

This year’s top trending TV shows feature both a king and a queen, as well as a karate master and an infamous nurse. More of the top trending TV shows below. 

  1. Tiger King

  2. Cobra Kai

  3. Ozark

  4. The Umbrella Academy

  5. The Queen's Gambit

  6. Little Fires Everywhere

  7. Outer Banks

  8. Ratched

  9. All American

  10. The Last Dance

The title that takes home the trophy for the number one trending movie, both globally and in the United States, also won the 2020 award for Best Picture. And we saw searches for a  beloved superhero film from 2018 spike again after the movie’s iconic star passed away. Here are the rest of 2020’s top trending movies in the U.S. 

  1. Parasite

  2. 1917

  3. Black Panther

  4. Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey

  5. Little Women

  6. Just Mercy

  7. Bad Boys 3

  8. Sonic the Hedgehog

  9. Contagion

  10. Fantasy Island

Your 2020 might not have been action-packed, but plenty of this year’s films were: From the big screen to our television screens, here are 2020’s trending action movies. 

  1. 1917

  2. Black Panther

  3. Birds of Prey

  4. Bad Boys 3

  5. Sonic the Hedgehog

  6. Mulan

  7. The Old Guard

  8. Artemis Fowl

  9. Bloodshot

  10. Extraction

This year, we all needed a good laugh.  The top trending comedies this year will surely have you smiling. 

  1. Hubie Halloween

  2. Like a Boss

  3. Onward

  4. Trolls World Tour

  5. Borat 2

  6. Spies in Disguise

  7. The Wrong Missy

  8. Dolittle

  9. King of Staten Island 

  10. Downhill

And when audiences weren’t looking on the lighter side, there were plenty of dramatic films for more serious streaming. Here are the top trending movies in the drama category.  

  1. Little Women

  2. Just Mercy

  3. Tenet

  4. 365 Days

  5. Jojo Rabbit

  6. The Photograph

  7. Enola Holmes

  8. The Gentlemen

  9. The Hunt

  10. After We Collided

Spooky movie favorites from years past as well as brand new titles filled the list of 2020’s top trending thrillers. 

  1. Contagion

  2. Fantasy Island

  3. Underwater

  4. The Grudge

  5. The Invisible Man

  6. The Turning

  7. The Devil all the Time

  8. Antebellum

  9. Gretel & Hansel

  10. Knock Knock

Now that 2020 is coming to an end, maybe these lists will give you some inspiration for a few last streaming sessions. 

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