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The 10 most watched films of the week (05/11/2024)

With eerily similar stories, Secrets of a Scandal and An Idea of ​​You are highlights among the most watched films of the week

The month of May arrived doing very well in the ranking of the most watched films of the week, bringing several new features and finally renewing the ranking which, for months, had been dominated by the same titles. The premieres of highly acclaimed feature films and some surprises have given more options to audiences thirsty for new stories.

The highlight this time is the film The secrets of a scandaldrama with protagonist Juliana Moore (Essay on blindness) AND Natalie Portman (Black Swan) AND Based on a true story. In the film, Moore plays a former teacher who is married to a much younger boy who was her student.

Secrets of a Scandal tells the true story of a teacher who fell in love with an underage student (Image: Reproduction/Rocket Science)

Their relationship began when the young man was still a minor, which was the subject of much controversy at the time. And, when the crisis seems to have been overcome, the arrival of an actress who wants to bring that story to the cinema will reopen old wounds and show how this type of problematic relationship leaves marks that are difficult to forget.

Another novelty that arrived making a lot of noise was the feature film An idea of ​​you. Hero Anne Hathaway, the story began as a fanfic about an older woman who gets involved with singer Harry Styles. The screenplay was adapted and gave rise to a very popular production streaming.

An Idea of ​​You began as a fanfic featuring singer Harry Styles (Image: Playback/Prime Video)

Remembering that these are just a few highlights of the week. Discover the other most watched films of the week based on searches carried out on JustWatch.

10. Perfect days


Perfect days has a very particular proposal, which shows the quiet life of a man who loves cleaning public toilets in a small town in Japan. It seems absurd, but it is the way in which German director Wim Wenders shows how it is possible to find beauty in even the most banal things in life.

The film revolves around Hirayama (Koji Yakusho), a middle-aged man who works at a cleaning company in Japan, working in chemical toilets around the city. And it is with the arrival of his niece in the city that he will show young people how the sublime hides even in the most unlikely things.

Perfect days is available on Mubi and for purchase and rental on iTunes.

9. Past life


After a period outside the list of the most watched films of the week, Past lives returns to the charts after finally arriving in streaming. The film is now available on Telecinema, which has made many people rush to watch this intense drama.

Director Celine Song’s debut title tells the story of Nora and Hae Sung, two friends who grew up together in South Korea, but who haven’t seen each other for 20 years. And, after a long time, they meet again and begin to question and face the rumors about their lives and what they could have been if they had followed different paths.

Past lives is available on Telecine and for purchase and rental on iTunes, Amazon AND Google Play.

8. Area of ​​interest


Area of ​​interest It continues to be widely seen, and for very good reason: it’s one of the best films of last year, and one of those productions that remains impactful no matter how many times you watch it. For this reason it has already become a staple in our ranking.

Addressing the banality of evil, it tells the story of Rudolf Höss, the Nazi officer who commanded the Auschwitz concentration camp, and how, despite the horror that lay on the other side of the wall, he and his family continued with a seemingly perfect and peaceful life. .

And the strength of the film lies precisely in showing the daily life of this family, so ordinary and banal, in the face of the horrors that were happening right next door. And all this from a real case.

Area of ​​interest is available on Prime Video.

7. Poor creatures


The film won four Oscars, including best actress Emma Stone —, Poor creatures It shines brightly with its originality as it tells the story of a woman who is brought back to life, but now takes the brain of a child with her.

For this reason he needs to learn both basic functions, such as walking, sitting and talking, as well as social skills. It is from this point that the film makes a good criticism of society and the way it limits women’s lives and questions various social rules, showing how not everything we consider natural is as logical as we believe.

Poor creatures is available on Star+.

6. Anatomy of a fall


Anatomy of a fall is another 2024 Oscar winner that has long been among the most watched. Winner of the award for best original screenplay, it mixes the jury film with a dramatic thriller based on a very particular case: the death of a man in an isolated chalet in the middle of the mountains. With only his family around, his wife becomes the prime suspect in the crime.

And it is from here that the work, one of the most interesting texts of the year, unfolds. The protagonist played Sandra Hüller (Area of ​​interest) begins to be judged from a very partial perspective in which the important thing seems to be not the crime itself, but the jurors’ perception of it – in a speech that says much more about society than the murder in question.

Anatomy of a fall is available on Prime Video.

5. Dune: part 2


Dune: part 2 no introduction required. The most watched film of 2024 in theaters around the world continues the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) on his journey of revenge in one of the greatest science fiction epics of all time. And the important point is that, unlike other famous stories, Denis Villeneuve’s film has an uncertainty in the protagonist that makes everything much more interesting.

Dune: part 2 is available for purchase and rental on Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play.

4. Consistency


The story of Consistency revolves around the passage of a comet and how it affects a group of friends. Astronomy enthusiasts, they gather to view the event, but begin to encounter questions that are beyond everyone’s understanding.

As the comet gets closer, everyone’s behavior begins to become strange, at the same time other strange things begin to happen to all the guests and the mystery only increases as the very notion of reality begins to be put into question. discussion. One science fiction blow heads off.

Consistency is available on Prime Video and for purchase and rental on Google Play and iTunes.

3. Oppenheimer


The big winner of the 2024 Oscar for Best Film, Oppenheimer remains very popular in streaming. The film directed by Christopher Nolan (The origin) tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bombfocusing on his vanity as leader of the Manhattan Project and his fears about the impacts this could bring.

At the same time, the film delves into the personal controversies of this important 20th century figure, from his romantic affairs and betrayals to the political conflict that followed the war, Nolan tells a story that goes far beyond how the bomb was created. – and all this with an impressive performance from Cilian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) in the lead role.

Oppenheimer is available on Prime Video and for purchase and rental on iTunes and Globo Play.

2. An impression of you


An idea of ​​you it’s one of those films whose initial proposition is so incredible that it really deserves to hit the screens. The film starring Anne Hathaway is based on the book of the same name, created as a fanfic. Author Robinne Lee was inspired by singer Harry Styles and imagined a story in which an older woman falls in love with the lead singer of a teenage band.

It is with this crazy premise that the film became a great success, proving that there is no age for love or dreams. And it’s proof that romantic comedies still thrive on streaming.

An idea of ​​you is available on Prime Video.

1. The secrets of a scandal


Closing our list, another love story between an older woman and a younger guy – only, this time, much more problematic and with a not-so-happy ending. The secrets of a scandal It’s based on the true story of a teacher who had an affair with an underage student, and despite spending time in prison for it, they end up together.

However, the appearance of an actress who wants to bring the case to the cinema makes the couple reevaluate their condition and understand how problematic the relationship is and how much they have given up everything to be together.

The secrets of a scandal is available on Prime Video and for purchase and rental on iTunes and Google Play.

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