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.

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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 Grinch

Image via Illumination, Universal Pictures

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.

9. Kill the Irishman

Image via Anchor Bay Films

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh and Jeremy Walters

Cast: Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken

Year Released: 2011

Genre: Gangster Crime Drama

What’s It About?: Set in the 1960s, the film chronicles the rise and fall of Danny Greene in the Cleveland Mafia.

8. The Lost Husband

Image via Six Foot Pictures

Director/Writer: Vicky Wight

Cast: Leslie Bibb and Josh Duhamel

Year Released: 2020

Genre: Romance

What’s It About?: Based on the Katherine Carter novel of the same name, the story finds a widow retreating to her aunt’s goat farm where she forms a connection with the ranch’s manager.

7. Despicable Me

Image via Universal Pictures

Directors: Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud

Writers: Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio

Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, and Miranda Cosgrove

Year Released: 2010

Genre: Family

What’s It About?: A supervillain’s quest to be the best supervillain in the world is thwarted when he becomes a parent to three young children.

6. 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.

5. Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Image via DreamWorks Animation

Director: Rob Minkoff

Writer: Craig Wright

Cast: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, and Allison Janney

Year Released: 2014

Genre: Animated Family Film

What’s It About?: This DreamWorks Animation movie follows a gifted anthropomorphic dog who raises an adopted son, traveling the world through a time machine.

4. The Sleepover

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Director: Tirsh Sie

Writer: Sarah Rothschild

Cast: Sadie Stanley, Maxwell Simkins, Cree Cicchino, Ken Marino, Joe Manganiello, and Malin Akerman

Year Released: 2020

Genre: Family Action Comedy

What’s It About?: When their parents are kidnapped by international thieves, it’s up to the kids to save the day.

3. Drunk Parents

Director: Fred Wolf

Writers: Peter Gaulke and Fred Wolf

Cast: Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek, Jim Gaffigan, Joe Manganiello, Ben Platt, and Treat Williams

Year Released: 2019

Genre: Comedy

What’s It About?: Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek play a pair of financially strained parents attempting to sell everything they own.

2. Project Power

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Directors: Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

Writer: Mattson Tomlin

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback, and Rodrigo Santoro

Year Released: 2020

Genre: Sci-Fi Actioner

What’s It About?: A drug dealer, police officer, and former soldier team up to stop the distribution of a drug that gives its user superpowers for five minutes.

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Director/Writer: David Marmor

Cast: Nicole Brydon Bloom, Giles Matthey, and Taylor Nichols

Year Released: 2020

Genre: Horror-Thriller

What’s It About?: A young woman moves to Los Angeles to start anew, only to discover her apartment neighbors are not what they seem.

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I have to say first that I like the post, and then that I will keep it on my site. Still, I have to watch all these movies, they seem interesting to me. Thank you very much!

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