30 Most popular movies on Netflix

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The fate of the movies, be it their success or failure, lies in the hands of the viewers. With a large percentage of viewers on Netflix, certain shows immediately become popular with the fans for their charismatic stories or action-packed scenes.

Currently, romance movies like Love At First Sight and Love is in the Air are the most popular to watch globally. Likewise, action and horror movies like Reptile and Devil on Trial are equally enthralling viewers with their gritty and electrifying stories and actors’ performances.

Check out this list of 30 most popular movies on Netflix to know what is currently fan-favorites and if the blurb interests you, add it to your own watchlist.

Love At First Sight

Genre: Romance

love at first sight

Two people fall in love while traveling together from New York to London. But busy airports and customs pull them apart, losing each other. It stars Ben Hardy and Haley Lu Richardson, this ‘will they, won’t they’ romance is a heart-fluttering movie.

You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Teen

to my bat mitzvah

Two teenage girls, obsessed with their bat mitzvah, become best friends and meticulously plan their upcoming rite of passage passionately. But the emergence of a good looking boy who is super popular, threatens their friendship as well their bat mitzvah party. Starring Adam Sandler, Sunny Sandler, and Samantha Lorraine, the movie is a comedy and family drama.

Spy Kids: Armageddon

Genre: Action, Adventure, Kids

Spy Kids: Armageddon | Official Trailer | Netflix

A reboot of the movie Spy Kids, the story follows two genius children of secret agents. By accident, they help a dangerous game developer by giving him access to control each and every piece of technology. Now, to save the world and their parents in the aftermath of this, they immediately don their own spy glasses and become spies themselves. Starring Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, and Billy Magnussen, the movie revives the old magic and mystery of the original Spy Kids.

American Made

Genre: Crime, Drama

American Made - Official Trailer [HD]

A pilot who is hired by the CIA to help them fly to mission destinations turns corrupt after indulging himself in a life of drugs and arms dealing. While the CIA ignores his indulgence, the DEA agency especially takes an interest in his activities of smuggling drugs by air. It stars Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, and Jayma Mays.

The Lost City

Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Adventure

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A romance novelist’s life takes an adventurous turn when the map of treasure she wrote about in her book gains the attention of an odd billionaire. Starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, and Daniel Radcliffe, this comedy adventure takes one to a fantastical city of lost and coveted treasure.

Get Out

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Horror

Get Out Official Trailer 1 (2017) - Daniel Kaluuya Movie

Meeting the parents of his white girlfriend, an African-American man finds himself uncomfortable and suspicious of what is actually going on behind the mask of this seemingly normal American family. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Bradley Whitford, the movie won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Old Dads

Genre: Comedy

Old Dads | A Netflix Film From Director Bill Burr | Official Trailer | Netflix

Bill Burr, one of the best stand-up comedians today, stars in Old Dads, which follows three dads and their struggle with understanding millennial jargon, progressive school lessons and their preschool aged children. Also starring Bobby Cannavale and Bokeem Woodbine, the movie is directed and written by Bill Burr as well.

Devil on Trial

Genre: Crime, Horror, Documentary

THE DEVIL ON TRIAL | Official Trailer | Netflix

A true crime documentary about a 19-year-old boy who was accused of stabbing and killing his landlord. But when the case was put on trial, the defendant, instead of pleading for insanity, claimed to have been possessed by the devil.

Long Shot

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Long Shot Trailer #1 (2019) | Movieclips Trailers

A journalist met his babysitter, on whom he had a crush on, at a Hollywood movie premiere. Charlotte, his previous babysitter, is currently thinking of running for the presidency, and after reading the journalist’s article, she decides to hire him to write her speeches. It stars Charlize Theron, Seth Rogan and Alexander Skarsgard.

No Hard Feelings

Genre: Comedy, Drama

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Maddie is on the verge of losing her home, and for her to earn money quickly, she answers a weird ad for a date. An introverted boy’s parents are worried about his nature and want him to open up and experience “dating” before he goes off to college. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Andrew Barth Feldman, and Hasan Minhaj, this comedy movie is laugh out loud funny.


Genre: Comedy, Romance

Tammy - Official Teaser Trailer [HD]

Tammy is a mess after getting fired from her job and finding out about her husband’s infidelity. Wanting to get away for a while, she ropes in her grandmother, and off they go on a road trip filled with stupid and fun chaos. Starring Mellisa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon, this comedic duo’s movie is hysterically funny.

Red Notice

Genre: Comedy, Action

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In the slew of multiple interests, it’s hard to believe who is right and who is wrong. Hartley, an FBI agent, is incarcerated after an ancient and previous Egyptian egg is stolen under his nose. He teams up with another notorious art thief with the mutual benefit of putting behind the Black, the one who actually stole the eggs. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, the movie is a perfect combination of Ryan’s witty one liners and amazing action scenes.

Adam Project

Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy, Action

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Adam, a scrawny little boy, is smart and quick, but with a hovering mother, being bullied at school, and missing his dad, he is having a hard time. One day, a man crash lands in his backyard, claiming to be his future self. It stars Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, and Zoe Saldana, this movie is a science fiction thriller to watch.

Bird Box

Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction, Horror

bird box

A mysterious and alien being that can compel people to kill themselves if you look at them infest the world, killing nearly everyone in the process. Now, the survivors have to don blindfolds to remain safe. Among these is a mother who is trying to safeguard her two children as they try to escape. It stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson.

Grey Man

Genre: Thriller, Action

the grey man

After finding suspicious activities within the government secret agency he works for, Six is being hunted by agents all over the world. When his former retired mentor, who took him into this agency, helps him, but his granddaughter’s life is threatened, Six has to now save the little girl while saving himself. It stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas, the movie has some of the most powerful action scenes.

We Can Be Heroes

Genre: Family, Comedy, Action, Kids

We Can Be Heroes | Priyanka Chopra & Pedro Pascal | Official Trailer | Netflix India

With the fall of Heroics, the superheroes who save the world one by one, their children are taken in and kept locked for protection as they may be the next potential targets. But after the last hero has fallen, the kids decide to team up and use their individual strengths and superpowers collectively to get out and take their parents’ place to save the world. It stars Pedro Pascal and Priyanka Chopra, the movie is directed by the directors of Spy Kids.

The Mother

Genre: Thriller, Action

THE MOTHER | Jennifer Lopez | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Mother is a name for a secret US military operative who gets involved with two men; one is an ex-special service air captain, and another is an arms dealer. She reports their corrupt practices after knowing their truth, even though she is pregnant with one of the criminal’s children, which sends her into hiding after sending the child to foster care. After 12 years, the Mother is lured out of hiding to protect her daughter, who has become the target of kidnapping. It stars Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Paez, and Joseph Fiennes.

Glass Onion

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

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An invitation to a billionaire’s fancy glass onion abode on an island for a vacation by an unknown sender catches Benoit Blanc’s attention as it asks him to save a man who is still alive but soon will be dead. With a scattering of interesting groups of people on this vacation, with old and new grudges and sweet and sour benefits involved with the billionaire, Benoit has his work cut out for him to find who the perpetrator is. It stars Daniel Craig, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.


Genre: Action, Thriller

Extraction | Official Trailer | Screenplay by JOE RUSSO Directed by SAM HARGRAVE | Netflix

A mercenary responsible for extracting people from highly dangerous situations is assigned to rescue an Indian gangster’s kidnapped teenage son. With his own demons to battle, the ruthless mercenary sets out on this action-packed mission in Bangladesh. It stars Chris Hemsworth, David Harbor, and Randeep Hooda.

Extraction 2

Genre: Action, Thriller

extraction 2

A Georgian crime lord has imprisoned his family along with him to make them unable to escape, and after the abuse gets serious, the woman decides to call her sister for help. Retired after his last mission, Tyler has left his days of extraction behind. But when his ex-wife’s sister’s family is in need of help for a professional like him, he again dons his mercenary outfit. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, and Idris Elba.

Don’t Look Up

Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy

dont look up

Two astronomer scientists come to realize that a comet soon might cause the destruction of Earth and humanity with it. But when the relevant authority takes their serious warnings as jokes, the duo decides to set out on a media road trip to make everyone around the world aware of the upcoming tragedy. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Cate Blanchett.


Genre: Thriller

Accused | Official Trailer

It is a haunting and chilling movie about how vicious social media hate and rage could be if you are accused of something you never even did in the first place. A man is accused of being responsible for the London tube bombing by his high school classmate, which gains traction on social media, and he immediately is subjected to a nation wide witch hunt as now everyone believes him to be the perpetrator. It stars Chaneil Kular, Nitin Ganatra, and Frances Tomelty.

The Machine

Genre: Action, Comedy

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Bert Kreischer, a famous stand-up comedian, becomes the target of a Russian mob family. Remembering his drunken mistake 20 years ago when he had taken a trip to Russia to explore and came across some Russian gangsters, Bert now has to safeguard himself and his family against the mob who are trying to exact their revenge now. It stars Bert Kreischer, Iva Babic and Mark Hamill.

Force of Nature

Genre: Action, Thriller

Force of Nature Trailer #1 (2020) | Movieclips Trailers

In the event of an upcoming storm, the residents of Puerto Rico are trying to evacuate while buying necessities. Among these is a group of thieves who want to take advantage of the chaos and rob an apartment together. It stars Mel Gibson, Stephanie Cayo, and Emile Hirsch.

The Black Book

Genre: Thriller

The Black Book | Official Trailer

A deacon’s path of revenge starts when his innocent son is killed by corrupt police officers. A Nigerian movie, The Black Book stars Richard Mofe-damijo, Sam Dede, and Shaffy Bello in this gripping and dark tale of a father’s quest to get justice.


Genre: Drama, Crime

Reptile | Benicio Del Toro & Justin Timberlake | Official Trailer | Netflix

Nichols, a detective, is investigating the case of a real estate agent’s murder. Walking through the process of investigation with the victim’s husband, he tries to pinpoint what is the truth and what are lies. It stars Benicio Del Toro, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Silverstone.

Love Is in the Air

Genre: Romance

Love Is in the Air | Official Trailer | Netflix

All is fair in love and war, but what if it involves your family? Dana is an independent and strong woman who has made it as a pilot. But her family’s fledgling company calls for her support. The situation gets worse when the corporation decides to end its efforts by sending a man, and Dana thinks she is falling in love with the enemy. It stars Delta Goodrem, Joshua Sasse, and Roy Billing, this movie has gorgeous tropical scenes to marvel at.

Fair Play

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Drama

fair play

Emily and her fiancé, Luke’s relationship starts to crumble after she is promoted instead of him. Maliciousness rises, and he accuses her of using her gender and stealing his job. Starring Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich and Eddie Marson, the movie has some really well-done, intense emotional scenes.

Identity Thief

Genre: Crime, Comedy

Identity Thief Official Trailer #2 (2013) - Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy Movie HD

Sandy’s stolen identity takes him on a hilarious and chaotic adventure when he decides to go down to Florida and catch the thief himself. Instead, he is wrapped up in fake Sandy’s mess, and together, they run for their lives.It stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman, and Amanda Peet.

Gemini Man

Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Drama

gemini man

Directed by Ang Lee, Gemini Man is a science fiction movie about an assassination who seems to be being hunted himself, but his hunter matches his moves hand to hand, rendering him confused and defeated. After an investigation, the truth reveals itself that the hunter is none other than a clone of himself, which arouses his suspicion of what his own real identity is. It stars Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Clive Owen.