Netflix Top 10 Movies Today

What are the most popular films on Netflix in the United States right now?

The characters of Despicable Me 3, one of the Netflix top ten movies today

Don’t want to miss out on the hottest movies on Netflix? Then you’ve come to the right place. Below are the top 10 most-watched English films on the streaming service for the week of February 5 – February 11, 2024.

Top 10 Movies on Netflix U.S. right now

#1 Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3

The 2017 animated film Despicable 3 landed on the first spot of the Netflix Top Ten Movies after it earned 15.9 million views for the week of February 5 – February 11.

It is the third installment in the “Despicable Me” film series, produced by Illumination Entertainment. The film is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, with co-direction by Eric Guillon.

In Despicable Me 3, the main character, Gru, discovers that he has a long-lost twin brother named Dru. Dru is wealthy and charming, in contrast to Gru’s more villainous past. The story revolves around Gru and Dru teaming up for a heist against the villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who has become obsessed with the character he played in the 1980s and is now committing crimes in a nostalgic fashion.

The film features the return of Gru’s Minions, the small, yellow, mischievous creatures that have become iconic characters in the franchise. Despicable Me 3 continues the series’ tradition of combining humor, heartwarming moments, and entertaining animation. It was a commercial success, grossing over $1 billion worldwide.

Despicable Me 3 | Official Trailer - In Theaters Summer 2017 (HD) | Illumination

#2 Orion and the Dark

Orion and the Dark

The 2024 animated fantasy film Orion and the Dark earned 12.7 million views for the week of February 5 – February 11, allowing it to secure the second spot in the latest Netflix Top Ten Movies ranking.

Directed by Sean Charmatz in his feature directorial debut and written by Charlie Kaufman, the movie is based on the children’s book of the same name by Emma Yarlett. In the film, a boy named Orion, who is afraid of the dark, befriends a giant, smiling creature named Dark. Dark takes Orion on a journey through the night to help him overcome his fears.

The film stars the voices of Jacob Tremblay, Paul Walter Hauser, Angela Bassett, Colin Hanks, Natasia Demetriou, Golda Rosheuvel, Nat Faxon, Ike Barinholtz, Aparna Nancherla, Mia Akemi Brown, Shannon Chan-Kent, Shino Nakamichi, Ren Hanami, Matt Dellapina, and Carla Gugino.

Orion and the Dark has received positive reviews from critics, who have praised its animation, humor, and heart.

Orion and the Dark | Official Trailer | Netflix

#3 Lover, Stalker, Killer

Lover, Stalker, Killer

The 2024 documentary film Lover, Stalker, Killer earned 10 million views for the week of February 5 – February 11, securing the third spot in the Netflix Top Ten Movies ranking.

The documentary tells the chilling true story of Dave Kroupa, a mechanic who tries online dating for the first time and gets entangled with two women: Liz, a single mom, and Cari, another single mom. What starts as casual dating takes a dark turn when Cari becomes increasingly obsessed with Dave, leading to years of stalking, harassment, and ultimately, violence.

Lover, Stalker, Killer has received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised its suspenseful storytelling and exploration of the dangers of online dating, while others criticized its pacing and lack of depth.

Lover, Stalker, Killer | Official Trailer | Netflix

#4 Minions

Minions

The 2015 computer-animated comedy film Minions took the fourth spot in the Netflix Top Ten Movies after it earned 9.6 million views for the week of February 5 – February 11.

A spin-off and prequel to the Despicable Me film series, the movie focuses on the history and adventures of the Minions, who are small, yellow, and mischievous creatures that serve various masters throughout history. The movie primarily follows three Minions named Kevin, Stuart, and Bob.

In the film, the Minions seek a new villain to serve after inadvertently causing the demise of their previous masters. They travel to New York City in the 1960s, where they attend a villain convention and ultimately become henchmen for the ambitious supervillain Scarlet Overkill and her inventor husband, Herb. The story takes them to London, where they get involved in various comedic escapades and help Scarlet in her quest to steal the Queen of England’s crown.

Minions is a lighthearted and humorous film known for its colorful animation and the Minions’ unique language, as well as its blend of family-friendly humor and entertaining action sequences.

Minions | Official Trailer (HD) | Illumination

#5 Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

The 2013 animated film Despicable Me 2 earned 9.1 million views for the week of February 5 – February 11, allowing it to secure the fifth spot in the latest Netflix Top Ten Movies ranking.

In Despicable Me 2, Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League (AVL) to stop a new supervillain named El Macho, who is planning to steal the PX-41 serum, a chemical that can turn people into living monsters. Gru teams up with Lucy Wilde, an AVL agent, and his adopted daughters Margo, Edith, and Agnes to stop El Macho.

The film received positive reviews from critics, who praised the animation, humor, and voice acting.

Despicable Me 2 | Trailer (HD) | Illumination

#6 Despicable Me

Despicable Me

The 2010 animated movie Despicable Me landed on the sixth spot of the Netflix Top Ten Movies after it earned 7.3 million views for the week of February 5 – February 11.

is the first film in the Despicable Me franchise and was produced by Illumination Entertainment. The movie was directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud.

The story revolves around Gru, a supervillain voiced by Steve Carell, who plans to steal the moon with the help of his army of small, yellow, and mischievous creatures known as Minions. However, his plans take an unexpected turn when he adopts three orphaned sisters named Margo, Edith, and Agnes, who eventually warm his heart.

As the film progresses, Gru undergoes a transformation from a villainous character to a more caring and compassionate individual, especially in his relationship with the three girls. The Minions, who quickly became fan favorites, contribute to the humor and charm of the movie.

Despicable Me was a critical and commercial success, spawning multiple sequels, including Despicable Me 2 (2013) and Despicable Me 3 (2017). The success of the franchise also led to the creation of spin-off films focusing on the Minions, such as Minions (2015).

Despicable Me - Theatrical Trailer

#7 American Assassin

American Assassin

The 2017 action thriller film American Assassin earned 6.1 million views for the week of February 5 – February 11, securing the seventh spot in the Netflix Top Ten Movies ranking.

Directed by Michael Cuesta, the movie is based on the 2010 novel of the same name by Vince Flynn. The movie follows the character Mitch Rapp, a counter-terrorism operative, as he is recruited by the CIA to thwart a series of attacks planned by a mysterious operative known as “Ghost.”

Dylan O’Brien stars as Mitch Rapp, a young man seeking revenge for the death of his fiancée in a terrorist attack. After displaying impressive skills in self-defense and combat, Rapp attracts the attention of the CIA. The agency then decides to train him under the guidance of a Cold War veteran, Stan Hurley, portrayed by Michael Keaton.

The film explores themes of revenge, espionage, and the complexities of the counter-terrorism world. It received mixed reviews from critics but was praised for its action sequences and performances, particularly by Michael Keaton. American Assassin is part of a series of novels featuring the character Mitch Rapp, created by Vince Flynn, and it serves as an origin story for the protagonist.

AMERICAN ASSASSIN - Official Trailer - HD (Dylan O

#8 The Greatest Night in Pop

The Greatest Night in Pop

The 2024 documentary film The Greatest Night in Pop earned 5.1 million views for the week of February 5 – February 11, securing the eighth spot in the Netflix Top Ten Movies ranking.

The Greatest Night in Pop delves into the fascinating story behind the creation of the iconic charity single We Are the World, bringing to life the incredible night in 1985 when music legends came together for a powerful cause.

Directed by Bao Nguyen, the film features interviews with many of the artists who participated in the recording, including Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Wonder, and Kenny Rogers.

The Greatest Night in Pop has been praised by critics for its insightful look at the making of a cultural phenomenon. It currently holds a 98% score on Rotten Tomatoes, with reviewers commending its engaging storytelling and emotional impact.

The Greatest Night in Pop | Official Trailer | Netflix

#9 The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The 2006 comedy-drama film The Devil Wears Prada took the ninth spot in the Netflix Top Ten Movies after it earned 3.7 million views for the week of February 5 – February 11.

Based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger, the movie stars Anne Hathaway as Andrea “Andy” Sachs, a recent college graduate who lands a job as the assistant to the powerful and demanding fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep.

The story revolves around Andy’s experiences working at the fictional fashion magazine Runway, a position she initially sees as a stepping stone to her desired career as a journalist. However, she soon realizes the challenges and demands of the high-paced and cutthroat fashion industry. Miranda Priestly, known for her icy demeanor and high standards, becomes a formidable and influential figure in Andy’s life.

The film explores themes of ambition, personal identity, and the sacrifices people make for success. Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci also star in supporting roles. The Devil Wears Prada was a commercial success and is widely regarded as a popular and influential film within the fashion and entertainment industries. It has gained a reputation as a modern classic, known for its humor, fashion-centric storyline, and strong performances.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

#10 Lift

Lift

The 2024 comedy heist film Lift landed on the 10th spot of the Netflix Top Ten Movies after it earned 3.8 million views for the week of February 5 – February 11.

In the movie, master thief Wayne Hayes (Kevin Hart) gets roped back into the criminal world by his Interpol agent ex-girlfriend, Kate Bishop (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). Their mission? Steal a cool $500 million in gold bars from a high-tech security system onboard a transatlantic flight from London to Zurich. To pull off this audacious heist, Wayne assembles a motley crew of international specialists, each with their own unique set of skills. As you can imagine, things don’t exactly go according to plan. Double-crosses, near-misses, and hilarious hijinks ensue as Wayne and his team try to outsmart the authorities and escape with their loot.

Reviews for Lift have been mixed, with some praising its fast-paced action and comedic timing, while others criticizing its predictable plot and lack of character development.

Lift | Official Trailer | Netflix

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