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The most popular Netflix movies of all time

Looking for movies to watch on Netlflix? Here are the most popular films on Netflix

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Looking for movies to watch on Netflix? We have tabulated the most popular movies of all time on Netflix, using data from the service which tracks how much each movie is viewed in terms of hours.

The 2021 A-lister showcase Red Notice tops the list, with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds starring in a modern-day heist film that blends the best of what you know the individual actors for from their own various franchises.

The 2021 dramedy Don't Look Up is a close second, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as astronomers trying (and failing) to warn the world's government about a massive comet on a deadly path towards earth.

Coming in fourth is the newest entry in the top 10 - Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which just hit Netflix in late December 2022.

Here's a list of the complete top 10 most popular movies on Netflix:

Ranking Movie name Hours viewed in first 28 days
1 Red Notice 364.02m
2 Don't Look Up 359.79m
3 Bird Box 282.02m
4 Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 279.73m
5 The Gray Man 253.87m
6 The Adam Project 233.16m
7 Extraction 231.34m
8 Purple Hearts 228.69m
9 The Unforgivable 214.7m
10 The Irishman 214.57m

You might be wondering why this only lists Netflix-produced movies, and not the array of other movies from other studios that are (or have been) on the streaming service over the years. Netflix-produced projects have something going for it movies made by others don't; as Netflix owns the rights, these movies are available on Netflix worldwide and in perpetuity - unlike movies which come and go over the years, and in some cases isn't available in Netflix worldwide.

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant: Chris Arrant is the Popverse's Editor-in-Chief. He has written about pop culture for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel, Newsarama, CBR, and more. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. (He/him)


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