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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 in the preceding seven days. Below, we’ve listed the top 10 movies in the U.S. from November 21 to November 27, along with general information about each film: genre, rating, cast, and synopsis.

10. Sing 2 (2021)
10. Sing 2
49 %
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 out of hiding to headline their show.
9. Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich (2022)
9. Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich
r 101m
Genre Documentary
Stars Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein, Maiken Baird
Directed by Maiken Baird, Lisa Bryant
Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes have been well-documented up to this point. Now, learn about Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s top accomplice, in the new documentary film Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich. Directed by Maiken Baird and Lisa Bryant, this documentary is the follow-up to Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich. Viewers can “discover the monster behind the monster” as the documentary explores Maxwell’s relationship with Epstein, her role in the scandal, and the subsequent trial for her crimes. It’s an eye-opening film about the horrors of sex trafficking and one of the monsters behind it.
8. The Swimmers (2022)
8. The Swimmers
63 %
pg-13 134m
Genre Drama, History
Stars Manal Issa, Nathalie Issa, Matthias Schweighöfer
Directed by Sally El Hosaini
Yusra Mardini is a Syrian swimmer who competed with the Refugee Olympic Team at the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics. Before she became an Olympic swimmer, Yusra and her sister, Sara, fled their home country of Syria during the Syrian Civil War in 2015. Their uplifting story is now the subject of the biographical drama The Swimmers. Directed by Sally El Hosaini, Nathalie Issa and Manal Issa star as Yusra and Sara Mardini, two sisters who, along with 18 other migrants, escaped Syria in a small dinghy. When the motor died at sea, Yusra, Sara, and two other people hopped in the water and swam alongside the boat, pushing and dragging it for hours before they reached land. Their inspiring journey is something that you need to see to believe.
7. The Wonder (2022)
7. The Wonder
71 %
r 109m
Genre Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Stars Florence Pugh, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Tom Burke
Directed by Sebastián Lelio
What if someone could survive without food? That question is the premise of the new period drama The Wonder. Based on Emma Donoghue’s 2016 novel of the same name, The Wonder stars Florence Pugh as Elizabeth “Lib” Wright, an English nurse sent to an Irish town to investigate an anomaly in 1862. Anna O’Donnell (Kíla Lord Cassidy) is a young girl who has survived for over four months without eating. As tourists flock to visit the town, Lib must get to the bottom of this mystery and determine if Anna’s lack of eating is a miracle or the work of something more sinister. 
The Wonder | Official Trailer | Netflix
6. Christmas with You (2022)
6. Christmas with You
32 %
pg 91m
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Aimee Garcia, Freddie Prinze Jr., Deja Monique Cruz
Directed by Gabriela Tagliavini

It’s the holiday season, which means Netflix will release its slate of romantic Christmas movies. One of those films, Christmas with You, marks the long-awaited return of Freddie Prinze Jr. Once considered a ’90s heartthrob and romantic comedy icon, Christmas with You has Prinze’s first starring role in a live-action film since 2008.

In Christmas with You, Aimee Garcia stars as Angelina, a fading pop star looking to create a Christmas song to rejuvenate her music career. When Angelina listens to a young singer named Christina (Deja Monique Cruz), she does a meet-and-greet at her school. Angelina eventually meets Christina’s father, Miguel (Prize Jr.), the school’s music teacher. Sparks begin to fly after Angelina spends time with Miguel, and the two begin to write a song. Will it lead to love? Watch and find out!

Christmas With You | Official Trailer | Netflix
5. Falling for Christmas (2022)
5. Falling for Christmas
39 %
pg-13 95m
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, George Young
Directed by Janeen Damian

Lindsay Lohan, your comeback begins now. In the new holiday romantic comedy Falling for Christmas, Lohan stars as Sierra Belmont, a spoiled heiress who has lost touch with reality as her fame skyrockets. When Sierra’s boyfriend proposes to her at the top of a mountain, she falls off, crashing to the bottom. When she awakes, Sierra suffers amnesia, struggling to remember something as simple as her name.

In the hospital, Sierra, who now goes by the name “Sarah,” meets Jake Russell (Chord Overstreet), the owner of a local bed and breakfast. Jake offers a place for Sarah to stay while she regains her memories, which she begrudgingly accepts. At the hotel, Sarah learns about the value of hard work and kindness thanks to Jake and his daughter, Avy (Olivia Perez). While not perfect, Falling for Christmas is a formulaic holiday movie with a feel-good ending.

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

Imagine an animated film that combined 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. 

3. Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)
3. Where the Crawdads Sing
43 %
pg-13 125m
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson
Directed by Olivia Newman
The sleeper hit of this past summer, Where the Crawdads Sing is based on the 2018 novel by Delia Owens. Normal People breakout star Daisy Edgar Jones plays Kya Clark, an outcast who is forced to raise herself in the marshlands of North Carolina. During her young adulthood, Kya attracts the attention of two men, Tate Walker (Taylor John Smith) and Chase Andrews (Harris Dickinson). When one of the men is found dead, the town turns on Kya and tries her for murder. As the investigation unravels, the marsh’s secrets begin to surface, threatening the livelihood and well-being of the town.
2. The Noel Diary (2022)
2. The Noel Diary
pg 99m
Genre Romance, Comedy, Drama
Stars Justin Hartley, Barrett Doss, Shelby Reitman Renee
Directed by Charles Shyer

Justin Hartley is known for making us cry as Kevin Pearson on This Is Us. Now, he’s pulling at our heartstrings again in the Christmas romance The Noel Diary. Hartley plays Jake Turner, a novelist who returns to his hometown after his mother’s death. While dealing with her estate, Jake discovers a diary that might belong to his family’s nanny.

A woman named Rachel (Barrett Doss) shows up looking for answers about her mother, and as it turns out, Rachel’s mother is the nanny. In search of more answers, Jake and Rachel embark on a road trip to question Jake’s estranged father about the nanny. Along the way, Jake and Rachel bond as they find love in a place they didn’t expect.

1. Slumberland (2022)
1. Slumberland
39 %
pg 117m
Genre Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Stars Jason Momoa, Marlow Barkley, Chris O'Dowd
Directed by Francis Lawrence

What if there was an exciting world of adventure and opportunity, and the only way to access it is through your sleep? For Nemo (Marlow Barkley), this dream world becomes her destiny in Slumberland. Sharing the same name as the title, Slumberland is an adventurous place that Nemo visits at night to escape her lonesome reality.

When her father (Kyle Chandler) dies, Nemo is visited by the half-man/half-beast Flip (Jason Momoa) in Slumberland. Flip used to team up with Nemo’s father in the past, and now, he’s in search of the treasure map that belonged to him. Nemo gives Flip the treasure map, and in exchange, Flip will help Nemo acquire a magical pearl that will allow her to see her father again. Directed by Francis Lawrence, Slumberland is fun for the whole family as it keeps the dream alive for kids and adults. 

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