The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Thunder Force' to 'Saving Private Ryan'

Travis Clark
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"Thunder Force" Netflix
  • Every week, the streaming search engine Reelgood compiles for Insider a list of which movies have been most prominent on Netflix's daily top-10 lists that week.

  • Netflix counts a view if an account watches a movie or TV show for at least two minutes.

  • The superhero movie "Thunder Force," starring Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy, was Netflix's most popular movie this week.

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9. "Two Distant Strangers" (2021, Netflix original)

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Netflix

Description: "In this Oscar-nominated short film, a man trying to go home to his dog gets stuck in a time loop that forces him to relive a deadly run-in with a cop."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

8. "What Lies Below" (2020)

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DRF Productions

Description: "Back home at her lake house, a teenager begins to suspect that a sinister force lurks beneath the surface of her mother's too-perfect new lover."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 62%

What critics said: "What Lies Below mostly coasts on its never-fully exploited main scenario: what would you do if an attractive eccentric tried to be your stepfather?" — RogerEbert.com

7. "Saving Private Ryan" (1998)

Tom Hanks Saving Private Ryan
"Saving Private Ryan" was directed by Steven Spielberg. DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Description: "Eight U.S. Army Rangers penetrate German-held territory during World War II to find and bring home a soldier whose three brothers have been killed."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93%

What critics said: "An old-fashioned war picture to rule them all — gripping, utterly uncynical, with viscerally convincing and audacious battle sequences." — Guardian

6. "The Stand In" (2020)

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Ingenious Media

Description: "Her career in shambles, a reclusive movie star hires her stand-in to go to rehab for her, not expecting how much the look-alike will relish the role."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 30%

What critics said: "What's a bigger offense than a movie wasting away a committed Drew Barrymore performance? That would be a movie wasting away two committed Drew Barrymore performances." — Variety

5. "Concrete Cowboy" (2021, Netflix original)

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Netflix

Description: "Sent to live with his estranged father for the summer, a rebellious teen finds kinship in a tight-knit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 79%

What critics said: "Your classic story about an irritable young man redeemed by an animal, and the embrace of a community. But it's satisfying even so, largely because watching Elba is such a pleasure." — Time

4. "Legally Blonde" (2001)

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Reese Witherspoon in "Legally Blonde." MGM

Description: "When dazzling L.A. sorority girl Elle Woods gets dumped by her snobby boyfriend, she decides to win him back by following him to Harvard Law School."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 70%

What critics said: "Funny, enjoyable and, above all, relaxing. You won't need much brain power, but you'll certainly have fun." — BBC

3. "Sniper: Ghost Shooter" (2016)

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Destination Films

Description: "Snipers ordered to protect a gas pipeline from terrorists suspect a security breach when they're targeted by a ghost shooter who knows their location."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

2. "The Little Rascals" (1994)

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Description: "As Alfalfa tries to charm Darla, a group of pint-sized mischief-makers land in all sorts of antics. Inspired by Hal Roach's 'Our Gang' series."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 23%

What critics said: "A dismal kids' comedy in which all creativity stopped after casting lookalikes for the old 'rascals' was completed." — Chicago Tribune

1. "Thunder Force" (2021, Netflix original)

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Netflix

Description: "Two childhood best friends reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 25%

What critics said: "Thunder Force might help illustrate why there are so few pure superhero comedy movies ... It's almost as if being a superhero is hard, but being funny is much harder." — Polygon

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