The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from ‘The Last Blockbuster’ to ‘Yes Day’

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“The Last Blockbuster”

  • “The Last Blockbuster” documentary was among the most popular movies on Netflix this week.
  • Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of Netflix’s daily top 10 lists.
  • It provides Insider with a rundown of the week’s most popular movies on Netflix every Friday.
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Last year’s “The Last Blockbuster” documentary, about the fall of Blockbuster and its last remaining location, is now on Netflix and it didn’t take long for the movie to become one of the streamer’s most popular titles.

The new Netflix original “Yes Day,” starring Jennifer Garner, was also a hit.

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. On Reelgood, users can browse Netflix’s entire movie library and sort by IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

Netflix counts a view if an account watches a movie or TV show for at least two minutes. Netflix’s daily lists are based on the previous 24 hours.

Below are Netflix’s 9 most popular movies of the week in the US:

9. “Training Day” (2001)

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Description: “A rookie cop with one day to prove himself to a veteran LAPD narcotics officer receives a crash course in his mentor’s questionable brand of justice.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 73%

What critics said: “Marred slightly by an unsatisfactory climax, this is a cracking cop drama anchored by great performances and intelligent direction from Fuqua.” — Empire

8. “Safe Haven’ (2013)

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Description: “When a mysterious woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, she begins a new life but remains haunted by a terrifying secret.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 14%

What critics said: “Keeping up with the movie’s inane plot twists makes for a capricious good time, but an unimaginative denouement turns the whole thing into a fool’s errand.” — Chicago Reader

7. “The Last Blockbuster” (2020)

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Description: “This nostalgic documentary reveals the real story of Blockbuster’s demise, and how one last location in Oregon keeps the spirit of a bygone era alive.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 70%

What critics said: “The film proves timely in its warning about how a brave new digital world can claim casualties in terms of existing businesses and social interaction.” — CNN

6. “I Care A Lot” (2021, Netflix original)

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Description: “A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 81%

What critics said: “The trouble with ‘I Care a Lot’ is not how cynical it seems but how pleased it is with that cynicism, forever straining to top its own tastelessness.” — New Yorker

5. “Savages” (2012)

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Description: “With the help of a shady DEA agent, two weed entrepreneurs take on a merciless cartel leader who wants in on their business and kidnaps their lover.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 50%

What critics said: “While Savages aims for provocative and dynamic, it comes off as predictable and strained.” — USA Today

4. “The Dark Knight” (2008)

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Description: “As Batman, Lt. Gordon and the district attorney continue to dismantle Gotham’s criminal underground, a new villain threatens to undo their good work.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 94%

What critics said: “Watching the first dizzying, vertiginous overhead shot of the glittering skyscrapers and minuscule streets, I literally forgot to breathe for a second or two, and found myself teetering forward on my seat.” — Guardian

3. “Bigfoot Family” (2021, Netflix original)

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Description: “Bigfoot’s now a big deal. So when he goes missing, his shy but tech-savvy teen son must take on an evil CEO to save his family and a wildlife preserve.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

2. “Parker” (2013)


Description: “Parker is a thief — but he has scruples. So when his crew double-crosses him, Parker teams up with an unlikely partner to even the score.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 40%

What critics said: “A B-picture in the classic mold: unambitious but precise.” — ScreenCrush

1. “Yes Day” (2021, Netflix original)

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Description: “A mom and dad who usually say no decide to say yes to their kids’ wildest requests — with a few ground rules — on a whirlwind day of fun and adventure.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 44%

What critics said: “Dad is chased by vindictive birds, Mom picks a fight at a theme park and the kids come to appreciate that, sometimes, adults are right to say no to things — like this movie.” — New York Times

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