The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Monster' to 'Oxygen'

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  • 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 Mitchells vs. the Machines" repeated at the top spot this week.

  • New Netflix originals "Monster" and "Oxygen" also made the list.

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9. "Oxygen" (2021, Netflix original)

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Netflix

Description: "After waking up in a cryogenic unit, Liz fights to survive and remember who she is before her oxygen runs out."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93%

What critics said: "A neat little sci-fi nightmare; a cool-toned exercise in claustrophobia that nearly pulls off the innate improbabilities of its high-concept nonsense." — Entertainment Weekly

8. "Scarface" (1983)

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IMDb/Universal Pictures

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: "Still a must-see for Pacino's potent and influential performance." — Guardian

7. "Open Season" (2006)

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Sony

Description: "After saving a deer from a hunter's clutches, a domesticated grizzly finds himself relocated to the wild — and unprepared for the real world."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 48%

What critics said: "In the end, the hunter becomes the hunted; but wouldn't the animal rights message mean more if you actually cared about the critters?" — BBC

6. "The Clovehitch Killer" (2018)

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IFC Films

Description: "A teenager's picture-perfect family is torn apart when he uncovers unnerving evidence of a serial killer close to home."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 78%

What critics said: "Skiles's film doesn't care so much if you think you know how it ends, even if you're right. It's all about twisting the knife in the process of confirming those fears." — Vulture

5. "The Whole Truth" (2016)

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Likely Story

Description: "Trying to earn an acquittal for a teen client accused of murdering his wealthy father, a defense attorney uncovers disturbing facts about the victim."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 32%

What critics said: "The script for The Whole Truth is an 'airport book,' although it contains even less sizzle and grit than most of those." — RogerEbert.com

4. "Dead Man Down" (2013)

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Frequency Films

Description: "An enforcer plotting revenge against the ruthless criminal he works for is blackmailed by a mysterious neighbor looking to exact vengeance of her own."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 41%

What critics said: "A way-too-leisurely thriller whose destination is fairly obvious from early on, but to which the talented cast apply themselves with effortful seriousness." — Time Out

3. "Monster" (2021, Netflix original)

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Netflix

Description: "A talented teen implicated in a robbery-turned-murder fights for his innocence and integrity against a criminal justice system that's already judged him."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 67%

What critics said: "Three years is a long time, especially these days, but even in 2018, reviews of the film balked at its gloominess and distracting filmmaking. It has not aged well." — Indiewire

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: "You don't have to be a child of four to enjoy this series, but it helps." — Financial Times

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: 97%

What critics said: "In 'The Mitchells vs. the Machines,' family life is a brilliant, ever-changing collage." — Associated Press

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