Netflix: ‘Purple Hearts’ Tops English Films List, While ‘The Sandman’ No. 1 Series Through Aug. 7

Tthe romantic drama Purple Hearts topped Netflix’s English Films List with 102.59 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title the week ended Aug. 7. Starring Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine, the film appeared in the top 10 in 93 countries.

In its third week, Ryan Gosling’s actioner The Gray Man pulled in an additional 38.9 million hours viewed. The film also entered the streamer’s “Most Popular” list in the sixth spot and has now amassed 223.93 million hours viewed. Love is in the air (or not) as Wedding Season entered the list with 18.6 million hours viewed and in the top 10 in 82 countries. The Sea Beast came in fifth with 14.34 million hours viewed. 

Over 30 years after the release of the initial comic book upon which it is based, Netflix subs are streaming “The Sandman,” which debuted in the No. 1 spot on the English TV list with 69.48 million hours viewed. Over the course of 10 episodes, audiences are taken on an epic fantasy where “dreams never die.” Starring Tom Sturridge, the dark fantasy series appeared in the Top 10 in 89 countries.

Meanwhile, the survival thriller “Keep Breathing” was No. 2 with 54.73 million hours viewed. While fans await season five, the drama in season four of “Virgin River” kept fans entertained. The series had 46.93 million hours viewed. In its 11th week, “Stranger Things” season four remained on the list with 44.76 million hours viewed, with season three closing out the list with 17.04 million hours viewed.

From Emmy Award-winning co-creators Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman, “Uncoupled” made its way onto the list with 26.52 million hours viewed. The rom-com starring Neil Patrick Harris was in the top 10 in 47 countries. With 20.28 million hours viewed, investigative docu-series “Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99″ gave members a glimpse into the festival gone wrong

On the non-English films list, new entrants pulled viewers in. Korean action-adventure Carter had 27.3 million hours viewed, Mexican comedy Don’t Blame Karma! had 12.31 million hours viewed, Indian dark comedy Darlings had 10.21 million hours viewed and German drama Buba had 3.08 million hours viewed.

Returning films on the list included Argentinian thriller Recurrence (11.37 million hours viewed), Filipino comedy The Entitled (6.46 million hours viewed), Polish comedy Too Old For Fairy Tales (4.07 million), German horror Blood Red Sky (2.59 million hours viewed), Indian action-adventure RRR (2.55 million hours viewed) and Taiwanese horror Incantation (2.43 million hours viewed). 

Fans also came back for some of their favorites. South Korean drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” came in No. 1 on the non-English TV List with 67.01 million hours viewed. Meanwhile, another K-drama “Alchemy of Souls” had 20.1 million hours viewed, Spanish romantic drama “Alba” had 17.37 million hours viewed, season two of Mexican drama “Rebelde” had 8.76 million hours viewed and Korean drama “Remarriage & Desires” had 7.54 million hours viewed. Entering the list for the first time was Turkish romantic drama “Anotherself” with 31.2 million hours viewed, and seasons one and two of “Good Morning Verônica,” with 9.26 million hours viewed and 14.79 million hours viewed, respectively.  

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