Top 10 Netflix movies 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.


10. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Top 10 Netflix movies right now

Directors: Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath
Writers: Etan Cohen, Eric Darnell, and Tom McGrath
Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, and Bernie Mac
Year Released: 2008
Genre: Family
What’s It About?: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the sequel to the DreamWorks Animation film, finds the animal characters attempting to make their way to New York City, only to crash land in Africa where they encounter different animals of their own species—wild animals.

9. Soul Surfer

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Director: Sean McNamara
Writers: Sean McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz, and Michael Berk
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Lorraine Nicholson, Carrie Underwood, and Dennis Quaid
Year Released: 2011
Genre: Inspirational Drama
What’s It About?: The biographical drama Soul Surfer tells the true story of a young woman’s recovery after a horrific shark attack.

8. The Willoughbys

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Director: Kris Pearn
Writers: Kris Pearn and Mark Stanleigh
Cast: Will Forte, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Ricky Gervais, Maya Rudolph, and Terry Crews
Genre: Family Comedy
Year Released: 2020
What’s It About?: The Netflix original animated film The Willoughbys revolves around four children who are convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, so they hatch a plan to send their parents off on a dangerous vacation.

7. 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.

6. Norm of the North: Family Vacation

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Director: Anthony Bell
Writers: Elie Choufany and Alec Sokolow
Cast: Jennifer Cameron, Paul Dobson, and Brian Drummond
Year Released: 2020
Genre: Animated Family Film
What’s It About?: This direct-to-video Norm of the North sequel finds Norm getting his crown stolen and thus embarking on a journey to find it all while repairing his family’s relationship.

5. Despicable Me

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Directors: Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Writers: Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio
Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Will Arnett, and Julie Andrews 
Genre: Family 
Year Released: 2010
What’s It About?: This is the film that put Illumination Entertainment on the map and launched a billion dollar franchise. The first Despicable Me is very much the story of a “supervillain” named Gru (Steve Carell) going toe-to-toe with another supervillain. Complicating matters is the fact that Gru has just become the adoptive father of three young girls. Silly minion shenanigans and “it’s so fluffy” ensues. It’s cute!

4. The Wrong Missy

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Director: Tyler Spindel
Writers: Kevin Barnett and Chris Pappas
Cast: David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Roman Reigns, Geoff Pierson, Sarah Chalke, and Molly Sims
Year Released: 2020
Genre: Comedy
What’s It About?: In the new comedy The Wrong Missy, produced by Adam Sandler, a man accidentally invites a crazy blind date from his past to his work retreat.

3. The Lovebirds

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Director: Michael Showalter
Writers: Aaron Abrams and Brendan Gall
Cast: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Sparks, and Anna Camp
Year Released: 2020
Genre: Romantic Comedy
What’s It About?: From the director of The Big SickThe Lovebirds follows a couple with a shaky relationship who get framed for murder and must work together to find the real culprit. Originally set to be released theatrically by Paramount Pictures, the film was sold to Netflix in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown.

2. Just Go with It

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Director: Dennis Dugan
Writers: Allan Loeb and Timothy Dowling
Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nick Swardson, Brooklyn Decker, Dave Matthews, Bailee Madison, and Nicole Kidman
Year Released: 2011
Genre: Romantic Comedy
What’s It About?: In Just Go With ItAdam Sandler stars as a man who feigns being in an unhappy marriage to get women. His rouse hits a snag, however, when a beautiful woman demands to meet his “wife” who he claims he’s divorcing, so he ropes his best friend and office manager (Jennifer Aniston) into posing as her so he can get the girl.

1.Uncut Gems

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Directors: Josh and Benny Safdie
Writers: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, and Ronald Bronstein
Cast: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Eric Bogosian, Idina Menzel, and Lakeith Stanfield
Year Released: 2019
Genre: Thriller
What’s It About?: A prime example of how great Adam Sandler is when he works with ambitous filmmakers, Uncut Gems follows a Jewish jeweler and gambling addict who must retrieve an expensive gem he purchased to pay off his debts. This movie will have you climbing up the walls with anxiety and tension for pretty much the entire runtime.

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