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The top trending TV shows and movies in 2020, according to Google

You might want to add these TV shows and movies to your watchlist if you haven't seen them already.

Published onDecember 9, 2020

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You wouldn’t be alone in spending most of your lockdown in front of the TV screen watching Netflix or any other service, as millions of people around the world did the same in 2020. Now, Google has crunched the numbers to reveal the top trending TV shows and movies of the year.

Some of the most popular TV shows in 2020 were Tiger King, Cobra Kai, and The Umbrella Academy. Meanwhile, Google found that Parasite and 1917 were among the top trending movies of the year. The search giant also saw a spike for 2018’s Black Panther following the death of actor Chadwick Boseman. Check out both lists below.

Top trending TV shows

  1. Tiger King
  2. Cobra Kai
  3. Ozark
  4. The Umbrella Academy
  5. The Queen’s Gambit
  1. Little Fires Everywhere
  2. Outer Banks
  3. Ratched
  4. All American
  5. The Last Dance

Top trending movies

  1. Parasite
  2. 1917
  3. Black Panther
  4. Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey
  5. Little Women
  1. Just Mercy
  2. Bad Boys 3
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog
  4. Contagion
  5. Fantasy Island

Google also charted the top trending action movies, comedies, dramas, and thrillers. Some of the more notable entries include Borat 2, Mulan, and Tenet. You can check out those lists below.

Top trending action movies

  1. 1917
  2. Black Panther
  3. Birds of Prey
  4. Bad Boys 3
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog
  1. Mulan
  2. The New Guard
  3. Artemis Fowl
  4. Bloodshot
  5. Extraction

Top trending comedies

  1. Hubie Halloween
  2. Like a Boss
  3. Onward
  4. Trolls World Tour
  5. Borat 2
  1. Spies in Disguise
  2. The Wrong Missy
  3. Dolittle
  4. King of Staten Island
  5. Downhill

Top trending dramas

  1. Little Women
  2. Just Mercy
  3. Tenet
  4. 365 Days
  5. Jojo Rabbit
  1. The Photograph
  2. Enola Holmes
  3. The Gentlemen
  4. The Hunt
  5. After We Collided

Top trending thrillers

  1. Contagion
  2. Fantasy Island
  3. Underwater
  4. The Grudge
  5. The Invisible Man
  1. The Turning
  2. The Devil All the Time
  3. Antebellum
  4. Gretel and Hansel
  5. Knock Knock

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