The Force Awakens is the most hyped movie of the last 5 years


Planet7 has analysed YouTube, IMDb and Reddit to discover the most hyped movies, actors and directors in the last five years. With this data we have also uncovered the biggest cinema hits and misses.

Most hyped movies:

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  2. Avengers: Infinity War

  3. Incredibles 2

  4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  5. Deadpool 2

  6. POKÉMON Detective Pikachu

  7. IT

  8. TENET

  9. Sonic The Hedgehog

  10. Ready Player One

Most hyped actors:

  1. Mark Ruffalo

  2. Josh Brolin

  3. Oscar Isaac

  4. Chris Evans

  5. Gwyneth Paltrow

  6. Benedict Cumberbatch

  7. Chris Hemsworth

  8. Samuel L. Jackson

  9. Scarlett Johansson

  10. Ryan Reynolds

Most hyped directors:

  1. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

  2. Brad Bird

  3. Rian Johnson

  4. J.J. Abrams

  5. Jeremiah S Chechik

  6. Sam Taylor-Johnson

  7. David Leitch

  8. Colin Trevorrow

  9. Andres Muschietti

  10. Rob Letterman

Most over-hyped movies:

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  3. Captain Marvel

  4. Wonder Woman

  5. Star Wars Episode IX

Most under-hyped movies:

  1. Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

  2. Won’t You Be My Neighbour

  3. Blade Runner 2049

  4. Logan

  5. The Lighthouse

How did we work this out?

We crawled and analysed thousands Reddit posts in r/movies in order to determine which trailers had the highest combination of comments, upvotes, awards. We also looked at IMDb and YouTube metrics, including likes, comments and views, and used the resulting data to create a Hype Score for the biggest movie trailers posted in the last five years.

In order to understand how it’s hype fared upon release, we took a Release Score using Metacritic data, and subsequently compared the two to determine which movies are the most over-hyped and which outperformed expectations.