Shrek Has Been a Huge Streaming Hit Since Arriving on Netflix

At the beginning of March, the first two Shrek films made their way to Netflix, pairing one of our most popular animated franchises with the industry’s biggest streaming service. As you can imagine, the results have been electrifying for Netflix. Both Shrek and Shrek 2 have been dominant forces in the streaming landscape over the last couple of weeks, consistently performing as some of the most popular films on the entire service.

The two Shrek films have now appeared in Netflix’s weekly Top 10 viewership ranks for the second second week. From March 7th to March 13th, Shrek was the third-most-watched film on all of Netflix, behind original movies The Adam Project, The Weekend Awayand Against the Ice. Shrek was viewed for more than 10.3 million hours in that span.

Shrek 2 was nearly every bit as successful as its predecessor during that same time period. Netflix subscribers watched 9.9 million hours of Shrek 2 last week.

It appears as though the success of Shrek on Netflix is ​​going to continue this week. Tuesday’s edition of the daily Top 10 Movies here in the United States shows Shrek and Shrek 2 as the second and third most popular films on the service, respectively.

You can see a full rundown of Tuesday’s Netflix Top 10 Movies list below.

1. The Adam Project

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“Twelve-year-old Adam gets bullied – but grown-up Adam is a butt-kicking fighter pilot. And thanks to time travel, the two Adams are teaming up.”


2. Shrek


“On a mission to retrieve a princess from a fire-breathing dragon, gruff ogre Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot — a wisecracking donkey.”


3. Shrek 2

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“Back in Far Far Away, Shrek and Fiona share news of their marriage. But a sinister plan involving Prince Charming threatens their happily ever after.”


4. Shooter

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“An expert marksman is coaxed out of seclusion by colleagues who need his help to stop an assassination attempt against the president.”


5. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming

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“Madea’s back – hallelujer! And she’s not putting up[ with any nonsense as family drama erupts at her great-grandson’s college graduation celebration.”


6. Dunkirk

“In May 1940, soldiers and civilians struggle by land, sea and air to evacuate the British army and their allies, Europe’s last hope, from Dunkirk.”


7. Despicable Me 2


“More gadgets, more minions, more mayhem! As Gru turns his back on his baddie ways to care for his girls, a secret agency recruits him to fight evil.”


8. Coach Carter

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“When he takes over as Richmond High School’s basketball coach, Ken Carter demands that players show up academically as well as athletically.”


9. The Bombardment

“This 2022 dark period drama about a tragic chapter of World War II is written and directed by Ole Bornedal and based on true events.”


10. 21

“A brilliant group of students become card-counting experts with the intent of swindling millions out of Las Vegas casinos by playing blackjack.”



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