Discover the Top Ten Netflix Films Gaining Major Viewing Attention.

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Netflix is among the most popular streaming platforms worldwide, boasting nearly 250 million subscribers. But what exactly do these viewers prefer watching? Specifically, which film reigns supreme on Netflix? Weekly, the streaming service unveils a roster of its top 10 most-watched movies over the past seven days to keep its audience informed about the current popular titles.

Sitting atop Netflix’s weekly chart is another rom-com. “Mother of the Bride,” a romantic comedy featuring Brooke Shields and Miranda Cosgrove, claims the number one spot. “Shrek,” “Unfrosted,” “The Judge,” and “Shrek Forever After” follow suit in Netflix’s top five. Below, we’ve compiled the top 10 movies in the United States from May 6 to May 12, providing general details about each film, including genre, rating, cast, and summary.

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10. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

10. The Peanut Butter Falcon
GenreAdventure, Comedy, Drama
StarsShia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson
Directed byTyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” follows Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a 22-year-old with Down syndrome whose dream is to become a professional wrestler. Zak desires to train at a wrestling school in North Carolina under his idol, the Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). One day, Zak flees his state-run care facility and teams up with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), an outlaw who agrees to assist him in reaching North Carolina.

As they journey together, they build a genuine friendship while evading capture through walking, talking, and even sailing. Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), Zak’s caregiver at the nursing home, eventually catches up with the pair and decides to join them on their adventure. Along the way, this newly-formed trio discovers a great deal about one another in this heartwarming 2019 film.

9. The Great Wall (2016)

9. The Great Wall
GenreAction, Adventure, Fantasy
StarsMatt Damon, Jing Tian, Willem Dafoe
Directed byZhang Yimou

During their quest for gunpowder in China, European mercenaries face an attack by a monster near the Great Wall. Only two men — Irishman William Garin (Matt Damon) and Spaniard Pero Tovar (The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal) — survive by defeating the creature.

Captured at the Wall, William and Pero are imprisoned by the Nameless Order, a group of fighters assigned to battle alien monsters. Despite William and Pero’s intentions to flee the Order, the alien warfare prevents their departure from China. Forced to contribute to the Chinese forces in fighting the Beast Queen and her formidable army, William and Pero have no alternative options left. 

8. The Equalizer (2014)

8. The Equalizer
GenreThriller, Action, Crime
StarsDenzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz
Directed byAntoine Fuqua

In the 2014 action thriller “The Equalizer,” Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua team up for the second time. Washington portrays Robert McCall, a retired military veteran and DIA assassin, committed to leading a peaceful life in his later years. Robert’s retirement is interrupted after encountering Alina (Chloë Grace Moretz), a teenage girl seeking to escape her harrowing life as a sex worker.

When Alina falls into a coma following an assault by her Russian pimp, Robert can no longer remain a bystander. Utilizing his exceptional combat skills, Robert embarks on a solo mission to take on the entire Russian mafia to safeguard Alina and liberate her from their grasp.

7. One More Shot (2024)

7. One More Shot
StarsScott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Alexis Knapp
Directed byJames Nunn

Scott Adkins, one of Hollywood’s most underrated martial artists, takes the lead in his own action-packed thriller, “One More Shot.” Serving as a direct sequel to 2021’s “One Shot,” this sequel sees Adkins’s Jake Harris, an elite Navy SEAL, tasked with escorting a notorious terrorist suspect, Amin Mansure (Waleed Elgadi), to Washington, D.C., for questioning.

However, as Amin is a wanted individual, various malicious factions attempt to disrupt his transfer to the United States. Ambushed by heavily armed mercenaries, Jake must rely on his instincts and training to protect Amin and safely reach the nation’s capital. “One More Shot” utilizes the one-take filming approach, giving the appearance of a seamless, continuous shot.

6. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

6. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
GenreFamily, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
StarsBen Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer
Directed byTom McGrath, Eric Darnell

The lovable Central Park Zoo animals — Alex the lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer), and Gloria the hippopotamus — embark on a new adventure in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. The quartet sets out to return to New York City on a cargo plane alongside lemurs King Julien XIII (Sacha Baron Cohen), Maurice (Cedric the Entertainer), and Mort (Andy Richter).

Unfortunately, their journey doesn’t go as planned, and the plane crash-lands in continental Africa on the savannah. Each animal is welcomed by their respective species, including Alex reuniting with his parents. Will the group choose to stay here permanently or continue their quest to return to New York?

5. Shrek Forever After (2010)

5. Shrek Forever After
GenreComedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Family
StarsMike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Directed byMike Mitchell

Shrek’s adventures continue in the fourth installment, “Shrek Forever After.” Shrek (Mike Myers) is now married to Fiona (Cameron Diaz), a father to their children, and a renowned figure due to his past deeds. Despite this, Shrek yearns for the tranquility of his swamp.

Shrek strikes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) to experience being a “real ogre” for a day. However, this decision transports Shrek to an alternate reality where he has never met Fiona, and Rumpel is in control. Shrek must ally with Donkey (Eddie Murphy) to reverse the agreement and restore his former life in the final film of the franchise.

4. The Judge (2014)

4. The Judge
StarsRobert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
Directed byDavid Dobkin

Following his mother’s passing, Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr. from “The Sympathizer”) — a defense attorney in Chicago — returns to his small Indiana hometown. Hank reconnects with his elder brother, Glen (Vincent D’Onofrio), and younger brother, Dale (Jeremy Strong), before reluctantly meeting his estranged father, Judge Joseph Palmer (Robert Duvall).

Hank’s plans to leave town are thwarted when his father is arrested for a hit-and-run fatality. Despite the judge’s reluctance to accept help, Hank must set aside his pride and defend his father. Through this case, Hank uncovers a secret that sheds light on his father’s distant behavior throughout his life.

3. Unfrosted (2024)

3. Unfrosted
GenreComedy, History
StarsJerry Seinfeld, Melissa McCarthy, Jim Gaffigan
Directed byJerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld delves into the Pop-Tarts story in his directing debut, “Unfrosted.” In an interview with Netflix, Seinfeld explained that this tale unfolds in Battle Creek, Michigan, where Kellogg’s and Post vied for this product. Yet, the narrative takes an unexpected, absurd turn beyond this.

“Unfrosted” casts Seinfeld as Bob Cabana, a Kellogg’s employee in early 1960s Michigan. Kellogg’s and Post engage in a fierce rivalry over a breakfast pastry, a departure from their cereals’ fame, marking a pivotal moment in the culinary world.

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