Top Trending Movies @ Home

Your roundup of the week's top movies now available to rent or own.

By Matthew Lissauer

Gerard Butler in "Greenland."

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Looking to make it a movie night at home? Great! Here are the most popular movies you can choose from to watch on all the major video on demand services. Bookmark this page as we'll be updating it each week with a new top ten.

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    Greenland

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    "Greenland" continues to be the reining champ this week. The popcorn thrills of a disaster movie is the perfect means to escape your 2020 and early '21 reality. "Greenland," with Gerard Butler, seeks to be something a bit more down-to-earth, and in all cases succeeds. As comets rain down from the skies, structural engineer John (Butler) reunites with his estranged wife (Morena Baccarin) and son (Roger Dale Floyd) as they seek refuge anywhere they can. Want to keep the popcorn poppin'? Here are more popcorn romps from the past year you can enjoy.

    Greenland

    Thriller / 2020

    John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting leveled, the Garrity's experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

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    The Croods: A New Age

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    "The Croods: A New Age" has been finding a lot of love with audiences. Not only is Universal's new family film topping the charts at home, but it's also currently the #1 movie in theaters -- not bad for a film that came out a few months ago over Thanksgiving. Credit must be given to Universal Studios for supporting cinemas in these trying times. Even with their movies on Premium VOD, you can still catch them in the theater where open and safe. The animated sequel follows up on the 2013 original with the prehistoric Croods clan encountering a more evolved family aptly named the Bettermans.

    The Croods: A New Age

    Animated / 2020 / PG

    Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discovers an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all of its needs. Unfortunately, they must also learn to live with the Bettermans -- a family that's a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. As tensions between the new neighbors start to rise, a new threat soon propels both clans on an epic adventure that forces them to embrace their differences, draw strength from one another, and survive together.

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    Monster Hunter

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    After closing the chapter on the "Resident Evil" franchise, Milla Jovovich and her husband, director Paul W. S. Anderson, re-team for another action-packed video game adaptation. Jovovich stars as Lt. Artemis who, along with her troop, gets transported to another world where monsters reign. She teams up with a skilled hunter (Tony Jaa) to help in the fight against the monsters, and get her soldiers back home.

    Monster Hunter

    Action / 2020 / PG-13

    Behind our world, there is another -- a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new one, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, terrifying attacks, Artemis teams up with a mysterious hunter who has found a way to fight back.

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    Tenet

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    Christopher Nolan's mind-bending thriller requires multiple viewings, so definitely take advantage of the 48 hour rental period and watch it as much as you can. If you need further assistance, we do our best to explain the ending for you here.

    Tenet

    Action / 2020

    A secret agent embarks on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent the start of World War III.

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    Wonder Woman 1984

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    After two months in theaters and on HBO Max, Petty Jenkins' DC superhero sequel is now yours to own. Gal Gadot reprises her role as Wonder Woman, as she takes on the powerful villainess Cheetah and sleazy '80s businessman Max Lord, who has the power to fulfill all your wildest dreams.

    Wonder Woman 1984

    Action / 2020 / PG-13

    Diana Prince lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s -- an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she's come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile by curating ancient artifacts, and only performing heroic acts incognito. But soon, Diana will have to muster all of her strength, wisdom and courage as she finds herself squaring off against Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility.

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    Let Him Go

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    After losing their son, an ex-sheriff (Kevin Costner) and his wife (Diane Lane) set out on their own to rescue their grandson, held captive by a mysterious family that lives off the grid. Lead actors Costner and Lane provide intense performances, and DCEU fans might enjoy the re-pairing of the stars, last seen together playing Superman's parents in "Man of Steel."

    Let Him Go

    Crime Drama / 2020

    Following the loss of their son, a retired sheriff and his wife leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas.

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    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

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    Escape the winter doldrums with this bright and sunny comedy from the gals that brought you "Bridesmaids." Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, who co-wrote the script, are the quirky title characters who embark on a Florida adventure that becomes unlike any other. It's their first trip outside their hometown and the two soon, of course, get in over their puffed up heads when they cross paths with Edgar (Jamie Dornan) who works for villains that seek to destroy the good town of Vista del Mar.

    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Comedy / 2021 / PG-13

    Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time ever.

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    The Wolf of Wall Street

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    Life imitates art and vice versa. Just as "Contagion" found a second life on VOD as the pandemic became a real and deadly threat, so too are a few Wall Street movies still trending after the big Wall Street/GameStop hoopla from a few weeks back. The most popular of those films continues to be Martin Scorsese's wild biopic "The Wolf of Wall Street." Leonardo DiCaprio's hedonistic take on sleazy stock trader Jordan Beloft is the exact image that comes to mind when we think about Wall Street greed run wild.

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Biography / 2013

    In 1987, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) takes an entry-level job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. By the early 1990s, while still in his 20s, Belfort founds his own firm, Stratton Oakmont. Together with his trusted lieutenant (Jonah Hill) and a merry band of brokers, Belfort makes a huge fortune by defrauding wealthy investors out of millions. However, while Belfort and his cronies partake in a hedonistic brew of sex, drugs and thrills, the SEC and the FBI close in on his empire of excess.

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    Jumanji: The Next Level

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    After the popularity of 2017's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," a sequel was inevitable, with most of the main cast returning. Since its release in 2019, the family-friendly follow-up adventure has found continual success at home where it consistently remains a top digital rental/purchase. That's mainly due in part to the humor and action sequences that are only enhanced by the chemistry of its cast. And, with all this success, you can be rest assured a third one will soon be on its way.

    Jumanji: The Next Level

    Action / 2019

    When Spencer goes back into the fantastical world of Jumanji, pals Martha, Fridge and Bethany re-enter the game to bring him home. But the game is now broken -- and fighting back. Everything the friends know about Jumanji is about to change, as they soon discover there's more obstacles and more danger to overcome.

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    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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    It's clear that people gearing up for the upcoming "Godzilla vs. Kong" show-down next month. There's no better time than now to get caught up on the WB/Legendary "Monsterverse" with Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla," Jordan Vogt-Roberts' "Kong: Skull Island," and this action-packed entry from Michael Dougherty, where Godzilla proves he's the true monster king, fighting off the beasts Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah.

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Action / 2019

    Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species-thought to be mere myths-rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.

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