The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'The Dark Knight' to 'Training Day'

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"The Dark Knight" Warner Bros.
  • "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" were among the most popular movies on Netflix this week.

  • Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of Netflix's daily top 10 lists.

  • It provides Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday.

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Christopher Nolan's first two Batman movies, "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," are back on Netflix and they were among the streamer's most popular movies this week.

But the 2001 Denzel Washington-starring movie "Training Day" took the top spot.

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. On Reelgood, users can browse Netflix's entire movie library and sort by IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

Below are Netflix's 9 most popular movies of the week in the US:

9. "Batman Begins" (2005)

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Starring Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, and Gary Oldman. Warner Bros. Pictures

Description: "As a toxic threat endangers a corrupt city, Bruce Wayne finds himself at odds with a league of assassins and forced to battle more than his own demons."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 84%

What critics said: "It's not just the birth of Batman we're seeing in this triumphant interpretation, it's also the dawning of Gotham City's age of greed." — Entertainment Weekly

8. "I Care A Lot" (2021, Netflix original)

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Rosamund Pike in "I Care a Lot." Netflix

Description: "A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 81%

What critics said: "The brilliance of I Care A Lot is that it illustrates how exploitation of other humans (regardless of gender) is key to so much of capitalism." — Salon

7. "Two Weeks Notice" (2002)

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Warner Bros

Description: "A do-gooder lawyer working for a charming but selfish real estate mogul finally gets fed up and gives notice, only for their real feelings to emerge."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 42%

What critics said: "Much of the reason for the film's success is down to the pairing of Grant and Bullock, and it's easy to see how the film could have been a leaden disaster in the hands of blander actors." — Empire

6. "Parker" (2013)

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Current Entertainment

Description: "Parker is a thief — but he has scruples. So when his crew double-crosses him, Parker teams up with an unlikely partner to even the score."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 40%

What critics said: "It's an overlong, arduous caper, drawn from the work of thriller writer Donald E. Westlake much as a patient's tooth might be extracted with much banter and minimal anaesthesia." — Financial Times

5. "Sentinelle" (2021, Netflix original)


Description: "Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a highly trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 71%

What critics said: "The execution doesn't even come close to living up to the promise, leading to a dull and uninspired thriller." — Digital Spy

4. "Bigfoot Family" (2021, Netflix original)

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Description: "Bigfoot's now a big deal. So when he goes missing, his shy but tech-savvy teen son must take on an evil CEO to save his family and a wildlife preserve."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

3. "Moxie" (2021, Netflix original)

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Amy Poehler in "Moxie" Netflix

Description: "Inspired by her mom's rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 68%

What critics said: "It's directed by Poehler, who frames it as a tribute to change and the baby steps that lead to a movement. It's a Molotov cocktail disguised as a Shirley Temple." — Detroit News

2. "The Dark Knight" (2008)

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Warner Bros.

Description: "As Batman, Lt. Gordon and the district attorney continue to dismantle Gotham's criminal underground, a new villain threatens to undo their good work."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 94%

What critics said: "An exceptionally smart, brooding picture with some terrific performances." — CNN

1. "Training Day" (2001)

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Warner Bros./"Training Day"

Description: "A rookie cop with one day to prove himself to a veteran LAPD narcotics officer receives a crash course in his mentor's questionable brand of justice."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 73%

What critics said: "A brutal, fierce, and tense police thriller, Training Day takes a well-worn format and infuses it with freshness and verve." — BBC

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