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10 Most Popular Movies on Netflix, 2021


Last Updated on February 13, 2023 by Okoro Daniel O.

There are so many movies and documentaries to choose from on Netflix; it can be difficult to narrow down your options. Of course, the first step is making sure you have a subscription to one of the best streaming services out there. Once you’ve done that, consider these top 10 most popular movies on Netflix in 2021.

How to find the Best Movies to Watch on Netflix on your own?

Finding a good movie on Netflix can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. There are countless criteria that separate the good movies from the bad ones, not to mention all of the hidden gems among Netflix’s ever-growing catalog.

Since about 2002 when the streaming giant first launched- we movie fanatics have been on a quest to find what we’re looking for in this increasingly more crowded field. There are surefire ways to get exactly what you want out of Netflix, so read on and become a power user without even trying. Get full guide (How to find best movies to watch) here.

Now back to our list, shall we?!


1. Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead

This robbery thriller follows a group of soldiers as they attempt to steal money from a Las Vegas casino. The problem is that they must wend their way through a sea of bloodthirsty zombies.


2. Narcos, Mexico

Narcos, Mexico

Without Gallardo in jail, the cartels are at each other’s throats. That was the state of affairs when real Amado Carrillo Fuentes took to murdering his colleagues and founded the Juarez Cartel. According to reports, throughout his career, Fuentes amassed over $25 billion. This is what made him one of Mexico’s most influential and wealthy drug lords. This would be it: if there could have been any other ways to finish this story.


3. Squid Game

Squid Game

Squid Game is a dark, violent experience that will challenge even the most seasoned gamers. However, sharp social commentary and a surprisingly sensitive core keep viewers glued to the screens. It doesn’t really matter even if that means watching while hiding their eyes between their fingers.


4. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur Legend of the Sword

After his tyrannical uncle ascends to the throne, young Arthur loses his royal status. He is not aware of this until years later when he’s chosen to draw the Excalibur sword from the rock.



5. American Gangster

American Gangster

Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) is a ruthless, streetwise crime boss who runs Harlem’s chaotic drug trade. When Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), an outcast cop, attempts to bring down Lucas’ billion-dollar business, the two men are plunged into a legendary battle.



6. Maid


One woman’s life spent fighting to escape the inescapable grip of poverty in America is depicted in this heartbreaking limited series. After fleeing a violent relationship, aspiring writer Alexandra (Margaret Qualley) works as a cleaning lady to give her daughter a brighter future and pay for her education. Based on the best-selling Stephanie Land book of the same name, the drama follows Alex, an aspiring author who escapes an abusive relationship and works as a maid to support her child and provide her with a better future.



7. When a Stranger Calls

When a Stranger Calls

Jill Johnson (Camilla Belle) takes on a lucrative house-sitting gig. She embarks on a disturbing journey that can only be compared to an actual-life nightmare when she receives a strange phone call in the middle of the night. It’s her duty to protect the house–but who will protect Jill?



8. Moneyball


The story revolves around Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), the general manager of the Oakland A‘s, who defies conventional wisdom and challenges the system when his team is required to rebuild on a tight budget. Despite opposition from the establishment, the media, fans, and their own field manager (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beane – with the aid of a young, number-crunching Yale-educated economist (Jonah Hill) – builds a roster of oddballs, and forever transforms how baseball is played.



9. Red Notice

Red Notice

In Red Notice, a disgraced FBI profiler (Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson) seeks the assistance of the world’s second-best art thief (Reynolds) to capture the globe’s most wanted criminal. With Johnson’s action-man command, Reynolds’ sardonic humor, and Gadot‘s feminine allure combined, Red Notice is characterized as “chaotic-good” on the alignment grid.



10. Jump Street

Jump Street

College buddies who are now police rookies can’t catch a break. It isn’t until they’re forced to pose as students and bust a drug operation at their former high school. They relapse into their adolescent selves, putting the case – and their friendship—at risk hysterically! Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube star in this uproariously funny action-comedy written by Michael Bacall and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.


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