The Top 10 Movies on Netflix That Are Most Popular Right Now –

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Netflix is home to an enviable library of movies. From horror, to comedy, to romance — and everything in between — the streamer has all that we could want and more. Each week, Netflix releases a roundup of the most popular 10 films on the streaming service, noting the most popular movies on Netflix that are the top choices for subscribers at the moment.

Right now, the Netflix original movies like AKA are dominating the chart, alongside several oldies like The Family that Preys and Heat.

Below, you’ll find the list of top movies on Netflix right now.


‘Pitch Perfect’


The original film that started it all, Pitch Perfect, has landed on Netflix. The acapella comedy stars Anna Kendrick as Beca Mitchell, a DJ who joins her school’s singing group and finds much more than she was bargaining for.

The film was so successful it spawned multiple spin-offs, including Bumper in Berlin, the Peacock series Decider’s Joel Keller praised for its performances by Adam Devine and Sarah Hyland.




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Crime drama Heat has a sizzling cast and a gripping story line. Robert de Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer and more star in a story of criminal Neil McCauley as he plots his last epic heist. He’s being tracked though, by Lieutenant Hanna (Pacino), who is trying to take him down while also grappling with his own messy personal life.

Fans of Heat can also stream The Town, Inside Man and Public Enemies.



‘Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway’

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Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway is a Hindi-language movie that follows Debika Chatterjee, an Indian mother who loses custody of her two children after moving to Norway. What unfolds as she fights to get custody back of her children is an inside look at the country’s questionable foster care and legal system, built to work against people of color.

The film is inspired by the true story of Sagarika Chakraborty and her husband, whose kids get taken away by the Norwegian Child Welfare Services who took issue with their cultural customs. Rani Mukerji stars in this drama, written and directed by Ashima Chibber.



‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

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2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation is a blast of an action film from director Jon M. Chu. Channing Tatum stars as Duke, while The Rock plays Roadblock. Together, Duke and Roadblock must fight their enemy, COBRA, while also minding a potential threat within the government.

If you like G.I. Joe: Retaliation, be sure to check out The Rise of Cobra, Snake Eyes and G.I. Joe: The Movie.



‘The Croods’

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The Croods is a family hit sure to please on any movie night. The animated 2013 release follows a prehistoric family who has to figure out their next steps after their home is destroyed. The film boasts an impressive voice cast of Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Cloris Leachman, Catherine Keener and more.

If you like movies like Ice Age, Hotel Transylvania and TurboThe Croods is for you. And good news: it has a sequel, too! Once you’re done watching, check out The Croods: A New Age.  




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UglyDolls brings everyone’s favorite stuffed animals to life in this underdog tale for children. On their quest to find a child to love them, a ragtag group of UglyDolls run into a group of Perfect Dolls who are training to make it into the Big World.

Featuring an all-star cast with Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, and more, UglyDolls shows what it means to be unique in a superficial world.



‘Fifty Shades of Black’

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Comedian Marlon Wayans puts his comedic spin on the steamy Fifty Shades trilogy with Fifty Shades of Black. In this wild take on the romance hit, college student Hannah crosses paths with eccentric mogul Christian Black. Their romantic relationship hits a few snags due to Black’s antics and their meddling loved ones.

This satire features comedy heavy hitters Kali Hawk, Mike Epps, and Fred Willard, making for a hilarious, yet cringey take on the already cringey romance franchise that captured hearts everywhere in the 2010s.



‘¡Que Viva Mexico!’

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In this Spanish-language comedy, Pancho Reyes returns to his family’s hometown in Mexico after learning about his grandfather’s death that possibly left him with a large inheritance. But his return to the remote town spurs feelings of resentment amongst the family he once abandoned in search of something else.

¡Que Viva Mexico! is a spirited tale about family and greed. It stars Alfonso Herrera – who some may remember from Ozarks, or even the 2004 series Rebelde – as Pancho, along with other well-known Latin-American stars.

STREAM¡Que Viva Mexico! on Netflix


‘A Man Called Otto’

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Tom Hanks trades in his charming attitude for a grumpy scowl in A Man Called Otto, the English language remake of A Man Called Ove. Hanks stars as a recently widowed and depressed man whose life is changed by the introduction of his cheery neighbors. The film also stars Truman Hanks, Mariana Trevino and Rachel Keller.

A Man Called Otto is mechanically engineered for maximum lachrymosal extraction. The grouch meets the pollyanna, and something has to give, and this is the type of movie that you know which way it’s going to swing, probably even before you watch it,” Decider’s John Serba writes.

Read our full A Man Called Otto review.



‘The Mother’

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Jennifer Lopez is back, baby. In The Mother, the triple threat stars as a military-trained assassin who comes out of hiding to protect her daughter after she gets kidnapped. Lopez’s character, who is just named The Mother, gave up custody of her daughter when she was first born in order to protect her, but, twelve years later, she’ll stop at nothing to get her back.

This action-packed thriller broke records when it premiered on May 12, scoring the biggest opening for a film on Netflix so far this year. The Mother is a chance to see Lopez as an action-adventure star, even if the stunts can get a bit ridiculous sometimes.

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