If there's one word to describe 2020, it's unpredictable. With the world going on lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every aspect of our lives changed—including our viewing habits. Most cinemas are closed indefinitely, making streaming platforms our main sources of entertainment this year.
Google's Year In Search 2020 just dropped, and the result for the Top-Searched Movie in the Philippines is unpredictable, but isn't that surprising. Topping the list is Through Night And Day, an underrated romantic film that came out over two years ago. Shortly after its release on Netflix in July, it was the most-watched title on the streaming platform.
Curious to know the 10 Top-Searched Movies in the Philippines for 2020? Check out the list below!
1. Through Night And Day
What made it relevant this year? Pinoys channeled all their feels and hugot by watching Through Night And Day. Also, we got to vicariously take a trip to Iceland because most of the film was shot there!
What made it relevant this year? Bong Joon Ho's thriller-slash-dark-comedy made history by winning four awards at the 2020 Oscars: Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Best Director, AND BEST PICTURE—the very first non-English film to do so. #RepresentationMatters
3. Enola Holmes
What made it relevant this year? It was a fun, empowering, and thrilling film about the adventures of the precocious younger sister of famed detective Sherlock Holmes.
Who's in it? Liu Yifei, Yoson An
What made it relevant this year? Even before it dropped on Disney+…there was already so much controversy surrounding the much-anticipated remake. TBH, can't blame people boycotting it.
5. Black Panther
Who's in it? Chadwick Boseman
6. Train To Busan 2
Who's in it? Kang Dong Won, Lee Jung Hyun
What made it relevant this year? Train To Busan 2: Peninsula is the sequel to the hit 2016 zombie flick starring Gong Yoo. It finally premiered worldwide in July and also hit select theaters in the Philippines.
Who's in it? Chris Hemsworth
What made it relevant this year? Netflix's big-budget action film premiered in April and is already the most-watched movie ever on the streaming platform.
What made it relevant this year? While the world battles COVID-19, the 2011 pandemic film…just hits too close to home.
9. Birds Of Prey
Who's in it? Margot Robbie
What made it relevant this year? Love it or hate it, Margot Robbie pulled off power moves by producing and starring in the empowering DC film.
10. Miracle In Cell No. 7
Who's in it? Aga Muhlach
What made it relevant this year? The Philippine remake of the beloved Korean film premiered at the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival and was a surprise hit when it opened on Christmas Day!
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.