The new Netflix film “Uncorked” is now the most popular movie on the service, according to Netflix’s public ranking system.
The movie debuted on March 27. “Uncorked” tells the story of a young man who must choose between following his dream to become a sommelier and his familial obligations to a barbecue business in Memphis. I know that I’ve been drinking more wine during this self-isolation period, so maybe this movie is feeling extra relevant right now.
“Uncorked” dethroned the Mark Wahlberg movie “Spenser Confidential,” which isn’t in the top spot on Netflix for the first time in weeks (it’s now fifth). And after a few weeks near the top, “Contagion” is now at the bottom of the list at No. 10. I wonder if the novelty of the self-isolation has worn off, and now people want escapism from the situation. (And if that’s the case, you can check out our recent round-up of “comfort shows” to watch.)
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6. “The Occupant” (Netflix Film)
5. “Spenser Confidential” (Netflix Film)
2. “The Platform” (Netflix Film)
1. “Uncorked” (Netflix Film)
NOTE: At the end of February, Netflix added a feature called “Top 10 in the U.S. Today.” The exact methodology behind these rankings remains unclear. But since Netflix has developed a reputation for not sharing viewership data, these rankings offer a rare glimpse into what subscribers are actually watching.