The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'The Mitchells vs. the Machines' to 'Scarface'

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"The Mitchells vs. the Machines" 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 animated "Mitchells vs. the Machines" was Netflix's most popular movie this week.

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9. "State of Play" (2009)

"State of Play"
Universal Pictures

Description: "A veteran journalist teams up with a young reporter to untangle a web of lies surrounding the suspicious death of a woman tied to a powerful politician."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 84%

What critics said: "The three screenwriters may have been trying to work too many plot strands into two hours; in any case, State of Play is both overstuffed and inconclusive." — New Yorker

8. "Stowaway" (2021, Netflix original)

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Anna Kendrick in "Stowaway." Netflix

Description: "A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 77%

What critics said: "It's a clever take on a familiar genre with a terrific cast, but the slow burn may be too slow." — RogerEbert.com

7. "Scarface" (1983)

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Universal

Description: "In a ruthless rise to Miami drug lord, a Cuban-born gangster descends into addiction, obsession and brutality, with grisly consequences."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 82%

What critics said: "Other than an unflinching, intense and extraordinary performance from Al Pacino as the Cuban-born gangster Tony Montana, this gruesome offering has little to recommend." — Hollywood Reporter

6. "Your Highness" (2011)

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Stuber Pictures

Description: "When an evil wizard kidnaps his bride-to-be, a valiant prince teams up with his deadbeat, stoner brother and a fiery warrior on a quest to rescue her."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 27%

What critics said: "Your Highness never sacrifices its cheerful, one-thing-after-another absurdity, or its inability to take itself even remotely seriously." — Film Comment

5. "Love Happens" (2009)

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Stuber Pictures

Description: "A self-help guru's failure to come to grips with his wife's death may cost him a chance at happiness with a quirky florist."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 16%

What critics said: "Call it a romantic comedy or romantic drama; you're still not going to giggle, your heart won't be warmed and ultimately, you'll leave unsatisfied." — Cinemablend

4. "Green Zone" (2010)

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Working Title

Description: "A US Army officer uncovers a conspiracy about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, launching a crusade that creates enemies within his own military."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 53%

What critics said: "A jangly, noisy, compulsively restless thriller on a par with the Bourne movies, shot through with political critique." — Washington Post

3. "Things Heard and Seen" (2021, Netflix original)

things heard and seen
Netflix

Description: "A young woman discovers that both her husband and their new home harbor sinister secrets after they leave Manhattan for small-town life."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 38%

What critics said: "You know a ghost story is a hot mess when it strands a stellar Amanda Seyfried and a top cast in a remote, country house haunted by toxic masculinity, dangling plot threads and nothing worth hearing or seeing." — ABC News

2. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" (2012)

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Paramount/Dreamworks

Description: "Next stop: New York! But to get back home, Alex and friends must hitch a ride with a traveling European circus and evade an evil animal-control officer."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 78%

What critics said: "Here is a family movie from which absolutely nothing is expected, and yet it's one of the week's best releases: a muscular, potent and very funny film." — Guardian

1. "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" (2021, Netflix original)

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Netflix

Description: "A robot apocalypse put the brakes on their cross-country road trip. Now it's up to the Mitchells — the world's weirdest family — to save the human race."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 98%

What critics said: "Take away the serrated satirical edges, and you're still left with a surprisingly delightful story about a dysfunctional family learning how to connect again." — Rolling Stone

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