The Top 10 Movies on Netflix: What’s Popular Right Now?

If you’re looking for a snapshot of the top 10 most-watched movies streaming on Netflix in the US, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered the current list of the most popular films on the streaming service, along with a brief synopsis and information on who stars in each movie. Did your favorite crack the top 10 on Netflix right now?

Currently, the top 10 movies on Netflix in the US are:

  1. The Chronicles of Riddick
  2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  3. The Hunger Games
  4. The Magician’s Elephant
  5. Riddick
  6. Sing 2
  7. Minions: The Rise of Gru
  8. Luther: The Fallen Sun
  9. Dragged Across Concrete
  10. I See You

10. ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’ (2004)

Director: David Twohy
Cast: Vin Diesel, Thandiwe Newton, Karl Urban, Alexa Davalos, Colm Feore
Runtime: 1h 59m | Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

IMDb – Rating: 6.6/10 | Popularity: 1,112 | Metascore: 38

"The Chronicles of Riddick" is a thrilling science fiction film that follows the adventures of the enigmatic and deadly Riddick as he becomes embroiled in a galactic war between the Necromongers and the remaining free planets. With epic battles, intense action scenes, and a powerful villain in Lord Marshal, the film keeps viewers on the edge of their seats as Riddick navigates his way through a dangerous and unpredictable universe. Along the way, he reunites with old friends and makes new allies, all while trying to uncover the secret of Lord Marshal's power and stop him from conquering the entire galaxy. Full of suspense and excitement, "The Chronicles of Riddick" is a must-see for fans of science fiction and action films.

The renowned criminal Richard Bruno Riddick touched down on Helion Prime, only to find himself caught up in a powerful invading force known as the Necromongers. This ruthless army sought to take over the universe, either through conversion or extermination of all humans in its wake. Riddick had to fight against these forces if he wanted to survive.

9. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ (2013)

Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland
Runtime: 2h 26m | Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

IMDb – Rating: 7.5/10 | Popularity: 120 | Metascore: 76

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is the second film in the Hunger Games series, based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. The film follows Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) as they are forced to participate in the Quarter Quell, a special edition of the Hunger Games in which former winners are pitted against each other.

As Katniss becomes a symbol of hope for the oppressed people of Panem, the Capitol sees her as a threat and works to eliminate her. With the help of her friends and allies, Katniss fights to survive the deadly games and ignite a rebellion against the oppressive government.

After their victory in the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark were seen as symbols of rebellion by the Capitol and were thus targeted as a result. The uprising that was sparked by their success in the Games was felt throughout the Districts of Panem.

8. ‘The Hunger Games’ (2012)

Director: Gary Ross
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley
Runtime: 2h 22m | Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

IMDb – Rating: 7.2/10 | Popularity: 62 | Metascore: 68

"The Hunger Games" is a dystopian science fiction film released in 2012 and directed by Gary Ross, based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, a teenage girl from the impoverished District 12 who is forced to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a televised battle to the death between teenagers from the twelve districts of Panem.

As Katniss fights for her life in the brutal and deadly games, she forms alliances with other contestants, including Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson), a fellow tribute from District 12. The film explores themes of survival, sacrifice, and rebellion against an oppressive government that uses the games to maintain control over the districts.

Katniss Everdeen selflessly steps up and takes the place of her younger sister in the Hunger Games, a televised event in which two adolescents from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are randomly selected to battle to the death.

7. “The Magician’s Elephant” (2023)

Director: Wendy Rogers
Cast: Noah Jupe, Mandy Patinkin, Natasia Demetriou, Benedict Wong, Miranda Richardson
Runtime: 1h 39m | Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

IMDb – Rating: 6.6/10 | Popularity: 184 | Metascore: 53

The Magician's Elephant" is a children's novel written by Kate DiCamillo and published in 2009. The story follows the journey of a young orphan boy named Peter Augustus Duchene, who sets out to find his long-lost sister. Along the way, he encounters a mysterious magician who claims to have the power to conjure an elephant out of thin air.

Peter is initially skeptical of the magician's claims, but as he investigates further, he begins to believe that the elephant may be the key to finding his sister. With the help of a kind-hearted police officer and a wise nun, Peter sets out on a magical and perilous adventure that leads him to unexpected places and teaches him valuable lessons about the power of hope, love, and forgiveness.

Peter, a young orphan, visits a fortune teller in the market square with a burning question – could his long-lost sister still be alive? The fortune teller tells him that the answer lies within a mysterious elephant and that finding it and its conjurer will require him to complete three seemingly impossible tasks. Thus begins Peter’s journey to change the face of his town in search of his sister.

6. ‘Riddick’ (2013)

Director: David Twohy
Cast: Vin Diesel, Jordi Mollà, Matthew Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista
Runtime: 1h 59m | Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

IMDb – Rating: 6.4/10 | Popularity: 451 | Metascore: 49

"Riddick" is a science fiction action film released in 2013, directed by David Twohy and starring Vin Diesel as the titular character. The film serves as a sequel to the earlier films in the "Chronicles of Riddick" series.

In the film, Riddick finds himself stranded on a hostile alien planet, where he must fight for survival against dangerous creatures and rival bounty hunters who are after the reward on his head. With his cunning and combat skills, Riddick sets out to outsmart his enemies and escape the planet.

Stranded on a searing hot planet, Riddick finds himself up against a savage alien race. With no other choice, he activates an emergency beacon, which piques the interest of two ships. One ship is captained by an old acquaintance of his and the other is manned by a new breed of mercenaries.

5. ‘Sing 2’ (2021)

Directors: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Bono
Runtime: 1h 50m | Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

IMDb – Rating: 7.4/10 | Popularity: 306 | Metascore: 49

"Sing 2" is an upcoming animated musical comedy film and a sequel to the 2016 film "Sing". Directed by Garth Jennings, the film follows the story of Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey), a koala who owns a theater and aims to stage the biggest and most spectacular singing competition yet.

In "Sing 2", Buster and his friends must travel to Redshore City to persuade a reclusive rock star named Clay Calloway (voiced by Bono) to perform at their competition. Along the way, they face challenges and obstacles as they work to make their dream a reality.

Buster Moon and his pals are doing their utmost to convince the reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the grand opening of their brand-new show. They are doing everything they can to make it a success and they need Clay to make it happen.

4. ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ (2022)

Directors: Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson, and Jonathan del Val
Cast: Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, Russell Brand
Runtime: 1h 27m | Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

IMDb – Rating: 6.5/10 | Popularity: 703 | Metascore: 56

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" is an animated comedy film and a prequel to the "Despicable Me" franchise. Directed by Kyle Balda and co-directed by Brad Ableson, the film follows the story of a young Gru, voiced by Steve Carell, who aspires to become the world's greatest supervillain.

In "Minions: The Rise of Gru", Gru teams up with a group of mischievous Minions to carry out his biggest heist yet. Along the way, he faces challenges from a rival supervillain named Vicious 6 and must also deal with the demands of raising his younger brother Dru.

The film features the lovable and hilarious Minions as well as new characters such as Vicious 6, voiced by Taraji P. Henson, and Wild Knuckles, voiced by Alan Arkin. With its witty humor, exciting action sequences, and colorful animation, "Minions: The Rise of Gru" promises to be a fun and entertaining family film.

The film was originally scheduled to be released in 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now set to be released in theaters on July 1, 2022.

3. ‘Luther: The Fallen Sun’ (2023)

Director: Jamie Payne
Cast: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis
Runtime: 2h 9m | Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

IMDb – Rating: 6.4/10 | Popularity: 4 | Metascore: 52

A serial killer terrorizes London while disgraced detective John Luther sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.

The infamous ex-detective John Luther has escaped from prison with one goal in mind: to track down a violent serial killer who is wreaking havoc in London. Luther is determined to stop the murderer and redeem himself in the process.

2. ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ (2018)

Director: S. Craig Zahler
Cast: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter
Runtime: 2h 39m | Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

IMDb – Rating: 6.9/10 | Popularity: 340 | Metascore: 60

"Dragged Across Concrete" is a 2018 crime thriller movie written and directed by S. Craig Zahler. The movie follows two police officers, Brett Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) and Anthony Lurasetti (Vince Vaughn), who are suspended without pay after a video of them using excessive force goes viral. In order to provide for their families, the two officers decide to use their police skills to rob a notorious criminal.

During their robbery attempt, they encounter unexpected obstacles and the situation quickly spirals out of control. Meanwhile, a young ex-convict named Henry (Tory Kittles) is trying to turn his life around but is pulled back into a life of crime when he is hired by the same criminal that Ridgeman and Lurasetti are trying to rob.

When two cops go too far, they find themselves suspended from their roles in the force. In order to make up for the lost income, they decide to take matters into their own hands and explore the dark side of the criminal underworld.

1. ‘I See You’ (2019)

Director: Adam Randall
Cast: Jon Tenney, Helen Hunt, Judah Lewis, Owen Teague
Runtime: 96 minutes | Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror

IMDb – Rating: 6.8/10 | Popularity: 3,123 | Metascore: 65

"I See You" is a 2019 horror-thriller movie directed by Adam Randall and written by Devon Graye. The movie follows the Harper family, who live in a small town and are trying to cope with the aftermath of their son's disappearance. Meanwhile, a detective named Greg Harper (played by Jon Tenney) is investigating a series of child abductions that have been happening in the town.

As the investigation continues, strange things start happening in the Harper family's home. Objects move on their own, doors open and close by themselves, and eerie noises can be heard. The family starts to suspect that someone is living in their home, but they can't seem to catch the intruder.

A police officer and his physician wife have been having some issues in their marriage, and their son is pinning the blame on his mother. In the course of his job, the policeman has been looking into the case of a missing boy that bears a resemblance to some cases that occurred a few years ago.


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