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The Top 10 Most Popular Movies on Netflix Right Now

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Now that Netflix has unveiled its new “Top 10” feature, we have an assessment of what people are actually watching on the streaming service. Each day, the “Top 10” feature shows the most popular films and TV shows as viewed by subscribers.

But if you’re looking for not only a quick rundown of the Top 10 most popular movies on Netflix, but also a little more information on what they’re about and who’s in them, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve assembled the current list of the most popular movies on Netflix in the U.S., along with more information about each film.

So peruse through the current Top 10 below, and be sure to check out our much longer, more curated list of the best movies on Netflix and the current Top 10 TV shows on Netflix.

10. The Secret Life of Pets 2


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Director: Chris Renaud

Writer: Brian Lynch

Cast: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, and Harrison Ford

Year Released: 2019

Genre: Animated Family Film

What’s It About?: The sequel to the hit Illumination Entertainment movie finds the titular pets going on a family road trip to a farm, where they encounter farm animals and a curmudgeonly sheep dog voiced by Harrison Ford.

9. The Grinch


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Directors: Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney

Writers: Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson and Angela Landsbury

Year Released: 2018

Genre: Animated Family Christmas Movie

What’s It About?: Illumination Entertainment’s new adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic puts a bit of a modern spin on The Grinch while telling the story of a mean creature who attempts to steal Christmas from a town of Whos.

8. Blackpink: Light Up the Sky

Director: Caroline Suh

Year Released: 2020

Genre: Music Documentary

What’s It About?: This documentary chronicles the origins and rise of the South Korean girl group Blackpink.

Batman: The Killing Joke


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Director: Sam Liu

Writer: Brian Azzarello

Cast: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, and Ray Wise

Year Released: 2016

Genre: Animated Superhero Movie

What’s It About?: This adaptation of the classic DC Comics arc The Killing Joke intercuts a story about the Joker driving police commissioner James Gordon insane with the origin story of the iconic villain.

6. American Pie: Girls’ Rules

Director: Mike Elliott

Writers: Blayne Weaver and David H. Steinberg

Cast: Madison Pettis, Lizzie Broadway, Piper Curda, Natasha Benham, Darren Barnet, and Zachary Gordon

Year Released: 2020

Genre: Teen Comedy

What’s It About?: Four high school seniors vow to turn their love lives around by homecoming.

5. Octonauts & the Great Barrier Reef

Director: Blair Simmons

Writer: Stephanie Simpson

Cast: Simon Greenall, Rob Rackstraw, Jo Wyatt and more

Year Released: 2020

Genre: Animated Kids Musical Special

What’s It About?: In this Octonauts musical special, the gang works to save a new friend’s fragile reef from coral-eating starfish.

4. American Murder: The Family Next Door


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Director: Jenny Popplewell

Year Released: 2020

Genre: True Crime Documentary

What’s It About?: The Netflix original documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door tells the true story of the 2018 Watts family murders using social media posts, law enforcement recordings, text messages, and home videos.

3. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting


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Director: Rachel Talalay

Writer: Joe Ballarini

Cast: Tom Felton, Indya Moore, Tamara Smart, Oona Laurence, and Cameron Bancroft

Year Released: 2020

Genre: Teen Family Friendly Horror Film

What’s It About?: A babysitter is thrown into a supernatural adventure when the kid she’s watching gets kidnapped by the Boogeyman.

2. Moneyball


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Director: Bennett Miller

Writers: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin

Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt, and Spike Jonze

Genre: Sports Drama

What’s It About?: Based on a true story, Brad Pitt plays the general manager of the Oakland A’s who embraces the controversial practice of sabermetrics to build his team.

1. Hubie Halloween


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Director: Steven Brill

Writers: Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler

Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Rob Schneider, June Squibb, Kenan Thompson, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Buscemi and Maya Rudolph

Year Released: 2020

Genre: Halloween Comedy

What’s It About?:  Adam Sandler plays a much-ridiculed resident of Salem who spends every Halloween patrolling the city as a “Monitor,” which pays off when the town gets in trouble.

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