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The 10 most popular movies on Netflix right now

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services in the world, with nearly 240 million subscribers. And just what do those people tend to watch? In particular, what is the most popular movie on Netflix?

Each week, the streaming service releases a list of its 10 most-watched movies over the preceding seven days. Below, we’ve listed the top 10 movies in the U.S. from October 23 to October 29, along with general information about each film, such as genre, rating, cast, and synopsis.

Emily Blunt and Chris Evans in Pain Hustlers.

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10. Casper (1995)

10. Casper
49 %
pg 100m
Genre Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Stars Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Malachi Pearson
Directed by Brad Silberling

While most ghosts are scary and mean, Casper is as kind as they come. As a young and friendly ghost, Casper peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine along with the Ghostly Trio. When the nasty Carrigan Crittenden (Cathy Moriarty) explores the mansion for a wealthy treasure, the ghosts try to scare her away, but to no avail.

Needing to clear the house to find the treasure, Carrigan hires paranormal specialist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) to communicate with the ghosts. Accompanying James is his teenage daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci), who becomes the subject of Casper’s love and attention. However, maintaining a relationship between a human and a ghost proves quite challenging.

9. Reptile (2023)

9. Reptile
53 %
r 136m
Genre Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Stars Benicio del Toro, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Silverstone
Directed by Grant Singer

In Netflix’s Reptile, a young real estate agent named Summer (Matilda Lutz) is brutally murdered. Her boyfriend, Will (Justin Timberlake), finds her body in one of the properties they were going to sell. Assigned to the case is Detective Tom Nichols (Benicio del Toro) and his partner, Detective Dan Clearly (Ato Essandoh).

Tom is a good cop who is married to Judy (Alicia Silverstone). Tom narrows down the list of suspects to three men: Will, Summer’s ex-husband, Sam (Karl Glusman), and Eli Phillips (Michael Carmen Pitt). Nothing about this case is easy as Tom grapples with finding the killer while struggling to keep his own life in check.

8. Long Shot (2019)

8. Long Shot
67 %
r 125m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Directed by Jonathan Levine

Who knew that Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron would have such great chemistry? Rogen and Theron form an unexpected couple in Long Shot. Fred Flarksy (Rogen) is an opinionated New York City journalist who abruptly quits his job after disagreeing with the new politics of the newspaper’s owner. Charlotte Field (Theron) is the U.S. Secretary of State with presidential aspirations.

Fred unexpectedly runs into Charlotte at a charity fundraising event. Charlotte was Fred’s former babysitter and childhood crush. After reading his columns, Charlotte hires Fred to be her new speechwriter. What starts as a professional relationship turns into a courtship as Fred and Charlotte develop a romantic connection. Yet, forces out of their control try to tear these two opposites apart.

7. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

7. Hotel Transylvania 2
44 %
pg 89m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Stars Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky

Halloween might have passed, but spooky movies like Hotel Transylvania 2 live on even in November. After the events of Hotel Transylvania, Drac (Adam Sandler) is now a grandfather to Dennis (Asher Blinkoff), the son of his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez), and son-in-law, Johnny (Andy Samberg). When Dennis fails to grow fangs as a toddler, Drac worries that his grandson is not a vampire.

When Johnny and Mavis travel to California to visit Johnny’s parents, Drac enlists the help of his friends to babysit Dennis and train him in the ways of a monster. Hotel Transylvania 2 is fun for the entire family, so stream it on your next movie night!

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 - Official Trailer (HD)

6. Burning Betrayal (2023)

6. Burning Betrayal
r 99m
Genre Romance, Mystery, Drama
Stars Giovanna Lancellotti, Leandro Lima, Camilla de Lucas
Directed by Diego Freitas

What would you do if you discovered your fiancé had a mistress? Babi (Giovanna Lancellotti), an accountant, learns that her fiancé, Caio (Micael Borges) has had a mistress for two years. Upset and out for revenge, Babi dyes her hair, hops on a motorcycle, and joins a bike club.

In her club, Babi meets Marco (Leandro Lima), whom she nicknames the “hot judge.” Marco was the judge who presided over an alleged money-laundering scheme involving Caio. Babi and Marco spend the night together, unlocking a more passionate and sexual version of herself. As she spends more time with Marco, Babi learns about his mysterious past, putting her in danger. 

5. Knights of the Zodiac (2023)

5. Knights of the Zodiac
35 %
pg-13 113m
Genre Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Stars Mackenyu, Madison Iseman, Diego Tinoco
Directed by Tomek Baginski

Saint Seiya, a manga series by Masami Kurumada, receives a live-action adaptation in Knights of the Zodiac. Seiya (Mackenyu) is a strong-willed teen on a mission to find his abducted sister, Patricia. To make ends meet, Seiya fights for cash. During one of his clashes, Seiya unleashes a mysterious blue light that represents his mystical power.

Seiya eventually learns his destiny is to become the Pegasus Knight, a warrior for the goddess Athena. Seiya is tasked with protecting Sienna (Madison Iseman), who is Athena reincarnated. But first, Seiya must train and learn to use his powers to eventually be worthy of a spot among the Knights of the Zodiac.

4. Minions (2015)

4. Minions
56 %
pg 91m
Genre Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Stars Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton
Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

The childlike yellow creatures get their own movie in Minions, the spinoff/prequel to Despicable Me. Three Minions – Kevin, Stuart, and Bob – struggle to find a master after failing to work for a T. rex, Count Dracula, and Napoleon. The Minions hitchhike to Orlando in the late 1960s and meet Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock) at a villain convention.

Scarlet, the world’s first female supervillain, and her husband, Herb (Jon Hamm), recruit the Minions to join them in London to steal Queen Elizabeth II’s crown. If the Minions succeed, they will receive a reward, but if they fail, Scarlet will eliminate the Minion race. Expect a lot of hijinks from these lovable creatures.

3. Pain Hustlers (2023)

3. Pain Hustlers
44 %
r 122m
Genre Drama, Crime
Stars Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Catherine O'Hara
Directed by David Yates

Liza Drake (Emily Blunt) is a high school dropout and single mom in desperate need of money to provide for her epileptic daughter (Chloe Coleman). Liza meets Pete Brenner (Chris Evans), a sales rep at a pharmaceutical startup in a Florida strip mall. However, Liza quickly learns the company is a front for a dangerous racketeering scheme.

Liza exceeds expectations at the company, reaping the rewards of her high sales. Yet, Liza questions the company’s morals and ethics after witnessing the devastation it causes to innocent people. Based on the 2022 book by Evan Hughes, Pain Hustlers is an eye-opening look into the opioid crisis.

2. Old Dads (2023)

2. Old Dads
42 %
r 102m
Genre Comedy
Stars Bill Burr, Bobby Cannavale, Bokeem Woodbine
Directed by Bill Burr

Bill Burr is known for his excellent stand-up comedy on Netflix. Now, the comedian is stepping behind the camera to direct his feature directorial debut, Old Dads. Burr stars as Jack Kelly, a middle-aged father struggling to adapt to a progressive, modern world. Jack and his two best friends, Connor Brody (Bobby Cannavale) and Mike Richards (Bokeem Woodbine), sell their longtime business to a hotshot group of millennials.

The company used to sell throwback jerseys. Now, the company is a “gender-neutral, carbon-neutral 21st-century lifestyle apparel brand.” For the three boomers, the failure to transition to the changing times at work translates to their personal lives as they struggle to adapt as fathers.

1. No Hard Feelings (2023)

1. No Hard Feelings
59 %
r 104m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Andrew Barth Feldman, Laura Benanti
Directed by Gene Stupnitsky

The studio summer comedy returned in a big way with No Hard Feelings, starring Jennifer Lawrence. Maddie Barker (Lawrence) is a foul-mouthed Uber driver facing bankruptcy in Montauk. Due to a failure to pay property taxes, Maddie’s car is repossessed, increasing the likelihood of her home being taken away. Desperate for money, Maddie responds to an unusual Craigslist request from wealthy crypto investors Allison and Laird Gecker (Laura Benanti and Matthew Broderick).

The proposition: Maddie will be gifted a Buick Regal if she dates the couple’s 19-year-old son Percy (Andrew Barth Feldman), a shy introvert with no social skills. Maddie has to boost Percy’s confidence before he goes to college. Let the raunchiness ensue.

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