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20 Most Popular Movies On Netflix

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Netflix has managed to come out with plenty of stuff to keep its users subscribing. If your aim is to never get bored then the glut of movies to stream on Netflix is great. It can be difficult to figure out which movies are actually worth your time, and which aren’t. If that’s your goal, this article got you covered.

With hundreds of movies on the streaming giant that changed the game, how do you know where to start when you are looking for something to watch? You can start with this article here! This article makes a combination of the 20 most popular and great Netflix original movies that are currently housing on its service including action films, comedies, horror flicks among others.

20 Most Popular Movies On Netflix

1. Missing (2023)

Most Popular Movies on Netflix

Missing is one movie where the main character stays behind a computer for most of the film but at least this story knows when to leave the computer behind.

Storm Reid played the role of June Allen, a teenage girl who stays behind at home in Los Angeles when her mother, Grace (Nia Long), goes off on a South American vacation with her new lover, Kevin (Ken Leung).

When Grace, June’s mother goes missing, June is forced to use her computer skills to start her search for her mother. he got assistance from Javier (Joaquim de Almeida), a Colombian man who could act as June’s surrogate and go places that she could not.

2. The Dilemma 

20 Most Popular Movies on Netflix

Ronny Valentine (Vince Vaughn) plays the key role, he faces multiple crises in the black comedy. Ronny and his buddy/business partner, Nick Brannen (Kevin James), are on the verge of a pitch that could change their lives forever. However, Ronny soon finds out that Nick’s wife, Geneva (Winona Ryder), is cheating on him with Zip (Channing Tatum). And if Nick should find out the truth, it might affect their company.

Ronny’s attempt to get more details about Geneva’s affair only causes his girlfriend, Beth (Jennifer Connelly), to suspect that his gambling addiction has returned. This forces Ronny to reconsider whether his personal life is more important than his professional aspirations.

3. Ted (2012)

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Ted is Family Guy’s creator and star Seth MacFarlane’s live-action directorial debut film where he plays the titular teddy bear. John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) wished for Ted to come to life and be his best friend when he was a child. John’s wish came true when he was an adult and his lifelong friendship with Ted is getting a little toxic.

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With the encouragement of his girlfriend, Lori Collins, John encourages Ted to move out and start his own life and he does that. But Ted’s bond with John isn’t easily broken, and he drags his friend into more chaotic events that threaten to destroy not only John’s relationship with Lori, but also his connection with Ted.

4. Mother’s Day (2023)

Mother’s Day is a film that has the same premise as the Netflix movie The mother where Jennifer Lopez played the role of a formidable spy who was willing to do anything to save her daughter.

The leading role of Mother’s Day was played by Agnieszka Grochowska. Grochowska plays Nina, who was a retired operative who had melted into obscurity of her own free will. Years earlier, Nina gave up her son, Max (Adrian Delikta), so he could have a normal life. But when Max’s safety was threatened, Nina leaves the quiet life behind and does whatever it takes to protect her child.

5. Faithfully Yours (2022)

Faithfully Yours is a Dutch thriller, it follows two women, Bodil (Bracha van Doesburgh) and Isabel (Elise Schaap), who are the best of friends that keep each other’s secrets. Together, Bodil and Isabel came up with a system to help them keep their affairs with other men a secret from their respective husbands, Milan (Nasrdin Dchar) and Luuk (Gijs Naber).

It all works out perfectly until Isabel ends up dead and Bodil is left holding the bag with fake alibis and a story that doesn’t hold up well under police scrutiny. Once their husbands were summoned, Bodil’s house of cards starts inevitably collapsing under the weight of her deception. But she still needs to uncover the mystery behind Isabel’s death.

6. The Mother (2023)

Jennifer Lopez played the role of Liam Neeson, as an unnamed assassin with a particular set of skills, none of which are particularly useful when it comes to being a parent.

But when Liam learns that the daughter she gave up, Zoe (Lucy Paez), is in danger from her enemies, she drops everything in an attempt to save her from an old foe, Adrian Lovell (Joseph Fiennes). And nothing Lovell puts in the Mother’s way can stop her for long.

7. A Man Called Otto (2022)

Tom Hanks really plays the title character in A Man Called Otto. Otto Anderson had valid reasons to be severely depressed suicidal. Rather than facing his twilight years after his wife death, Sonya (Rachel Keller), Otto prepares to end it all but he keeps running into his new neighbors, Marisol (Mariana Treviño) and Tommy (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo).

Otto could not kill himself because Marisol and her family always seem to arrive at inopportune times. But through their growing connection, Otto may yet find a new reason to live.

8. Pitch Perfect (2012) 

The original film is now back on Netflix and racing up the movie charts. Anna Kendrick plays the lead role as Beca Mitchell, a college freshman who is drawn into the intrigue of the campus’ all-female a cappella group, The Bellas.

Beca in no time had a clash with The Bellas’ leaders, Aubrey Posen (Anna Camp) and Chloe Beale (Brittany Snow), over the group’s stale routines. Beca also ends up courting Jesse Swanson (Skylar Astin), a freshman who joins The Bellas’ bitter on-campus rivals, The Treblemakers. That’s a recipe for drama, especially when Beca’s personal desires conflict with the aspirations of her group.

9. The Best Man Holiday (2013) 

In The Best Man Holiday, Mia (Monica Calhoun) invites their extended circle of friends for a Christmas holiday together after fifteen years of marriage to Lance Sullivan (Morris Chestnut). Mia’s declining health comes into play and it becomes a lingering tension between Lance and his former best friend, Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs).

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Harper agreed to write an unauthorized biography about his famous ex-pal, Lance in secret. And when the truth comes out, it may tear them apart for good and force their friends to take sides.

10. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (2022)

The storyline of Whitney Houston is that of a triumph and a tragedy. It tells the story of how the late singer rose from obscurity to become a famous women in the world, only to die at an early age of 48 years.

The film follows her meteoric rise and epic fall, Whitney (Naomi Ackie) is supported by her friend-turned-lover Robyn Crawford (Nafessa Williams) before hitting the music industry like a tidal wave. As Whitney’s fame grows, she marries Bobby Brown (Ashton Sanders) and descends into drug addiction that ends up threatening her career and even her life. And yet it’s impossible not to root for Whitney to pull herself out of that spiral.

11. Shrek Forever After (2010)

In Shrek Forever After, on Netflix Mike Myers plays the role of Shrek, where he became a domesticated ogre after his marriage to Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and the arrival of their rambunctious kids. Shrek was offered a chance to be a true ogre again by Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn), his magical powers create an alternate world where Shrek was never born and the kingdom is ruled with an iron fist by Rumpelstiltskin himself. In other to put things right, Shrek will have to connect again with greatly altered versions of Fiona, Donkey (Eddie Murphy), and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas).

12. Chupa (2023)

The legend of the chupacabra explains the fact that these goat-sucking fiends aren’t exactly cuddly, well Chupa gives us a different perspective of these two. In this family-friendly adventure, young Alex (Evan Whitten) goes to Mexico to visit his family in the wake of his father’s death.

Young Alex finds a lost chupacabra cub that he takes in and nurtures. Meanwhile, an American scientist, Richard Quinn (Christian Slater), is in search of the cub and will stop at nothing to find the cub and its mother. Young Alex must find a way to protect his new friend.

13. The Magician’s Elephant (2023)

The Magician’s Elephant adapts Kate DiCamillo’s novel and it tells the story of a young orphan named Peter (Noah Jupe) whose only wiish was to find his missing sister, Adele (Pixie Davies).

Peter  found out through a fortune teller that he has to find a Magician (Benedict Wong) who will summon an elephant. But before the elephant can lead Peter to his sister, he is forced to perform three impossible tasks, these attempt will change Peter’s life forever.

14. Inception (2010)

Inception is one of the best sci-fi movies of the 2010’s on Netflix, Inception is a well-made story about Dominic Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio). He made a living invading the dreams of other people and stealing their secrets for the purposes of corporate espionage using a technology that allows people to enter others’ dreams. Dom’s job is complicated along the line because his subconscious mind was haunted by a very literal version of his late wife, Mal Cobb (Marion Cotillard).

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He spent years in exile away from his children, he was finally given the chance to return home by the enigmatic Mr. Saito (Ken Watanabe). The catch is that Dom and his new team have to invade the mind of businessman Robert Michael Fischer (Cillian Murphy) to influence his decisions.

However, each layer of Robert’s mind brings new dangers to Mal and his team and the lines between reality and the dream world become blurred.. Once they go in, they may not come out.

15. Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023)

Idris Elba’s John Luther plays the leading role in the Netflix original film Luther: The Fallen Sun. In the movie, Luther is tossed in jail for everything illegal he did in the Luther TV series, all of this was engineered by his current adversary, David Robey (Andy Serkis), Luther later escapes from prison to go after Robey and bring him down for good on the other hand Luther’s former colleagues on the police force are also hunting for him.

16. Minions: The Rise Of Guru (2022)

Minions: The Rise of Gru was originally a Peacock movie that become of one of the few animated hit films of 2022 but Peacock loss it to Netflix. The delightfully silly Despicable Me origin story of Gru (Steve Carell) unfolds the child supervillain and his Minions (all voiced by Pierre Coffin) attempting to impress Gru’s idols, the Vicious 6, which includes Belle Bottom (Taraji P. Henson), Jean-Clawed (Jean-Claude Van Damme), Svengeance (Dolph Lundgren), Stronghold (Danny Trejo), and Nin-chuck (Lucy Lawless). Gru unknowingly alienate the Vicious 6 and turn them into his enemies. But with the help of the Vicious 6’s ex-leader, Wild Knuckles (Alan Arkin), Gru and the Minions have a fighting chance.

17. Pitch Black (2000)

Diesel plays the role of Richard B. Riddick in pitch black. He was a killer whose eyes could see even in the dark. Riddick is captured along the line by bounty hunter William J. Johns (Cole Hauser), and both men have the misfortune of being on a starship that crashes on a remote planet.

Riddick finally escapes, alongside other survivors, including Carolyn Fry (Radha Mitchell), Jack (Rhiana Griffith), and Abu al-Walid (Keith David) and they realize that the planet is overrun by fearsome creatures whenever it gets dark. In order to survive in this planet of monsters, they have to rely on their own monster: Riddick.

18. Easy A (2010)

This is a film about a seemingly harmless lie that turns into something far more complicated. Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) escapes a camping trip with her best friend Rhiannon (Aly Michalka) by telling a lie a date, which results to a school wide rumor.

Other than telling the truth, Olive choses to embrace the stigma of being the “school tramp” and even finds a way to profit off it by pretending to sleep with classmates being bullied about their sexuality in exchange for gift cards and other rewards.

19. World War Z (2013)

Brad Pitt’s Gerry Lane who plays the main character in this movie, finds himself thrust into the middle of an unfolding zombie apocalypse. Gerry was forced to help the U.N in exchange to save his wife Karin Lane (Mireille Enos), and their two daughters.

He was to help the U.N. researchers discover the source of the zombie virus in the hopes of finding a vaccine before the entire planet is overrun. It’s a race against time, and Gerry’s efforts may already be too late.

20. If Anything Happens I Love You

If Anything Happens is a short animated film about a family’s tragic loss resulting from a school shooting. This short animated film displays the power of love, hope and the will to move forward, the film progresses into a place of love, forgiveness, and hope. It is worthy of attention for its emotional bravery and stellar composition.

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