Netflix Top Movies And Shows: What's Trending On July 16, 2022

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The summer season has definitely been an interesting time for the Netflix Top 10. So far, there’s been a diverse array of content within both the movies and TV lists. And at the end of this past week, there were a few major changes in the standings. When it came to the film side of things, a new original from the streamer wasted no time in climbing the ranks. But the bigger news has to do with TV, as a giant has finally fallen – but not far down the list. So without wasting any more time, let’s see what’s trending today, Saturday, July 16. 

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Top 10 Movies On Netflix In The U.S. - July 16, 2022

The Sea Beast, which nearly a week ago I predicted would hit No. 1, is still holding onto that spot after grabbing it on Tuesday. Second place now has a new occupant in Persuasion, Netflix’s Jane Austen adaptation that dropped on Friday. The Dakota Johnson-led film bumped down the colorful musical Sing 2 to the third slot. Fourth place now belongs to 2018 war movie 12 Strong, which is down one spot from yesterday. Meanwhile, the 2017 adaptation of TV’s CHIPS – which drew blunt thoughts from an OG star – is still in the No. 5 spot. 

Devastating true crime doc Girl in the Picture is now in sixth place after having been in fourth on Friday, while The Man from Toronto stays put in seventh. At No. 8, is Mean Girls, which garnered thoughts from the Internet after it returned to the streamer earlier this month. The Dark Knight Rises has, well… risen to the ninth spot from tenth. And finally, the rom-com Barefoot has dropped to tenth from eighth. 

  • 1. The Sea Beast
  • 2. Persuasion
  • 3. Sing 2
  • 4. 12 Strong 
  • 5. CHIPS
  • 6. Girl in the Picture
  • 7. The Man from Toronto
  • 8. Mean Girls
  • 9. The Dark Knight Rises
  • 10. Barefoot

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Top 10 TV Shows On Netflix In The U.S. - July 16, 2022

It’s finally happened, everyone. Stranger Things has been knocked off the top of the TV list, and it was fellow horror show Resident Evil (which was in second place yesterday) that did it. Of course, I can’t be too dramatic, though, as the Duffer Brothers’ horror, coming-of-age phenomenon only dropped to No. 2. All American: Homecoming is on the come up, as it’s jumped up to third place from seventh. Alone and D.B. Cooper: Where Are You? each  dropped only one spot and are now in fourth and fifth places, respectively.

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight managed to keep its composure and maintain its position at No. 6. The animated show is followed by The Umbrella Academy at No. 7, as that series dropped two places. Netflix original How To Change Your Mind, after being in ninth place yesterday, tip-toed up to eighth. The Flash, which recently treated fans to a major Reverse Flash twist in its Season 8 finale, dropped ever-so-slightly from eighth to ninth. Rounding out the rankings is another original offering from the streamer, Big Timber, which wasn’t on the list the other day.

  • 1. Resident Evil
  • 2. Stranger Things
  • 3. All American: Homecoming
  • 4. Alone
  • 5. D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?
  • 6. Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight
  • 7. The Umbrella Academy
  • 8. How To Change Your Mind
  • 9. The Flash
  • 10. Big Timber

The streamer’s originals continue to be dominant forces on both lists. I’d keep an eye on Persuasion, as there is a chance it could overtake The Sea Beast at No. 1. It’ll also be interesting to see just how long Resident Evil can stay on top in TV. As I continue to watch the standings, be sure that you get a hold of a Netflix subscription so that you can watch all of this content and more.

View the Netflix Top 10 lists for Friday, July 15, 2022.

View the Netflix Top 10 lists for Sunday, July 17, 2022.

Erik Swann
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Erik Swann is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend. He began working with the publication in 2020 when he was hired as Weekend Editor. Today, he continues to write, edit and handle social media responsibilities over the weekend. On weekdays, he also writes TV and movie-related news and helps out with editing and social media as needed. He graduated from the University of Maryland, where he received a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After shifting into multi-platform journalism, he started working as a freelance writer and editor before joining CB. Covers superheroes, sci-fi, comedy, and almost anything else in film and TV. He eats more pizza than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.