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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 more than 220 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 January 23 to January 29, along with general information about each film, such as genre, rating, cast, and synopsis.

10. Dog Gone (2023)
10. Dog Gone
39 %
6.0/10
pg 95m
Genre Family, Adventure, Drama
Stars Johnny Berchtold, Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Directed by Stephen Herek

Who doesn’t love a film about the search for a missing dog? Johnny Berchtold stars as Fielding Marshall, a college senior who rescues a lab named Gonker. The two form a loving relationship as they become best friends. On a hike on the Appalachian Trail, Gonker and Fielding become separated.

To make matters worse, Gonker needs medicine within the next 19 days to survive. In need of help, Fielding turns to his father, John (Rob Lowe), and the duo sets out to find the dog. The film is based on the 2016 heartwarming fact-based book by Pauls Toutonghi.

9. The Bad Guys (2022)
9. The Bad Guys
64 %
6.8/10
pg 100m
Genre Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Comedy
Stars Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Awkwafina
Directed by Pierre Perifel

Imagine an animated film that combines the heists of Ocean’s Eleven with the criminals of The Suicide Squad. As it turns out, that film exists in the form of The Bad Guys. Mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell), the pickpocket getaway driver, leads his team of criminals known as “The Bad Guys.”

When the authorities catch The Bad Guys, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal for his team to avoid prison. The criminals will become model citizens in exchange for no prison sentence. In the beginning, the scheme works, and Mr. Wolf slowly finds himself wanting to leave a life of crime. However, a new villain emerges during the team’s absence, and The Bad Guys are called upon to save the day and thwart the plans of their new enemy. 

8. The Pez Outlaw (2022)
8. The Pez Outlaw
76 %
7.2/10
pg 85m
Genre Documentary
Stars Steve Glew, Kathy Glew, Ridoyanul Hoq
Directed by Bryan Storkel, Amy Bandlien Storkel

Ever wonder how much money you could make from selling Pez dispensers? Steve Glew got in on the action, and his wild story is documented in The Pez Outlaw. Glew began traveling to Europe in search of Pez models that were never available in the U.S. Pez collectors are willing to pay thousands of dollars for these rare dispensers, and Glew ended up smuggling these collectible items back into the country, earning a hefty profit.

However, this put a target on Glew from the U.S. CEO of Pez, Scott McWhinnie, who put an end to Glew’s antics. This begins an entertaining cat-and-mouse game between McWhinnie and Glew as he slowly becomes the “outlaw” of the Pez community.

7. All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)
7. All Quiet on the Western Front
77 %
8.1/10
r 147m
Genre Action, Drama, History, War
Stars Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer
Directed by Edward Berger

Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front is one of the most influential works of World War I literature.  The 1929 novel is a harrowing depiction of the horrors of war as told from the perspective of a German soldier named Paul Bäumer. Now, Netflix has adapted the story into a feature film directed by Edward Berger.

Set toward the end of World War I, the film follows Bäumer (Felix Kammerer) and his fellow friends who enlist in the German army with hopes of becoming heroes. However, Bäumer quickly realizes the harsh realities of war and the brutal consequences involved. Netflix’s feature film marks the third time the source material has been made into a movie. The previous two films were released in 1930 and 1979, with the first adaptation winning Outstanding Production (Best Picture) at the Oscars.

All Quiet on the Western Front | Official Teaser | Netflix
6. Trolls (2016)
6. Trolls
55 %
6.4/10
pg 92m
Genre Family, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Music
Stars Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel
Directed by Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn

Based on the Good Luck Trolls dolls comes the film adaptation, Trolls, which depicts the lives of small, lovable creatures. However, this happy lifestyle is interrupted when the Bergens, led by the cruel Chef (Christine Baranski), invade Troll Village and kidnap multiple trolls.

Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick), an extremely happy troll, sets out on a quest to rescue her friends. She enlists the help of Branch (Justin Timberlake), a cautious survival troll who is the complete opposite of Poppy. The two trolls must find a way to work together before they lose their friends forever.

5. JUNG_E (2023)
5. JUNG_E
53 %
5.4/10
pg-13 98m
Genre Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Stars Kang Soo-youn, Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Kyung-soo
Directed by Yeon Sang-ho

The future is not so bright in JUNG_EIn the 22nd century, climate change has left Earth beyond devastated, forcing humans to live in compounds in outer space. Within the shelter, a civil war occurs, and the elite mercenary Yun Jung-Yi (Kim Hyun-Joo) becomes a war hero.

After a fatal accident leaves Jung-Yi in a vegetative state, a researcher clones her brain and develops an AI mercenary named JUNG_E. Yun Seo-hyun (Kang Soo-Yeon), the daughter of Jung-Yi, heads the JUNG-E project and is fighting to end the civil war. This marks the last appearance of Kang, who tragically died in May 2022.

4. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)
4. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
81 %
7.4/10
pg-13 140m
Genre Mystery, Thriller, Comedy
Stars Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe
Directed by Rian Johnson

After the success of 2019’s Knives Out, Rian Johnson is back with another mystery in the sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) invites his closest friends – Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn), Lionel Toussaint (Leslie Odom Jr.), Birdie Jay (Kate Hudson), and Duke Cody (Dave Bautista) – to his mansion on a private island in Greece to take part in a murder mystery weekend.

Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) and Bron’s former partner, Cassandra “Andi” Brand (Janelle Monáe), also receive invites to Bron’s mansion, The Glass Onion. Although Bron stages a fake murder for the game, a real crime occurs, much to the shock of the guests. With Blanc on the scene, it’s up to the world’s greatest detective to solve another case.

3. Sing 2 (2021)
3. Sing 2
49 %
7.4/10
pg 110m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Music
Stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson
Directed by Garth Jennings

After the events of 2016’s Sing, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) and his friends are once again attempting to put on the greatest show in Redshore City.

To impress entertainment owner Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale), the crew proposes a show involving Clay Calloway (Bono), a once-famous rock star who became a recluse after his wife’s death. Now. it’s up to Buster and his cast to convince Clay to come out of hiding to headline their show.

2. Narvik (2022)
2. Narvik
6.6/10
r 108m
Genre War, Drama, History, Action
Stars Kristine Cornelie M. Hartgen, Carl Martin Eggesbø, Christoph Gelfert Mathiesen
Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg
While most of the attention is going to All Quiet on the Western Front, another war film, Narvik, is gaining quite a following on Netflix. The Norwegian war film depicts the Battle of Narvik, which took place for two months in the spring of 1940. Narvik takes place in Narvik, a small Norwegian town that provides a crucial source of iron to the German army. The battles are predominantly fought in the sea and surrounding mountains. The two-month warfare resulted in a surprising loss for the German army, which became Hitler’s first major defeat.
1. You People (2023)
1. You People
49 %
4.6/10
r 117m
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Jonah Hill, Lauren London, Eddie Murphy
Directed by Kenya Barris

Jonah Hill and Kenya Barris team up for the cringe comedy, You People. Hill stars as Ezra Cohen, a mid-30s Jewish podcaster who accidentally stumbles into the car of Amira Mohammed (Lauren London), a Black Muslim woman. The pair start to date, which eventually turns into a relationship. Six months later, Ezra plans to propose to Amira. However, their respective families have yet to meet one another.

When Ezra’s parents (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny) finally meet Amira’s parents (played by Nia Long and Eddie Murphy), it’s awkward and uncomfortable as the families clash over culture, societal expectations, and generational differences. It’s a comedic look into the differences within an interracial and interfaith relationship.

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