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Netflix’s Top 10 Shows and Movies Right Now

Updated September 20, 2021

What’s trending on Netflix this week?

The shows and movies most popular on Netflix according to their subscribers are found on the service, but that’s only part of the story. Fans spend more time on their favorite Netflix series and movies than just the time spent binging them; they also read up on titles’ background and critical standing on Rotten Tomatoes’ own pages. We’ve made a list of the top 10 movies and shows on Netflix U.S. that our visitors have been reading about over the seven days ending September 19.


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Last week’s action-packed no. 1, the Mary Elizabeth Winstead-starring movie Kate, drops to no. 2, making way for the return of British high school dramedy Sex Education. That series – starring Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, among others – has gone from strength to strength, and its third and current season is Certified Fresh at 100% on the Tomatometer. Also new to the top 10, and the service, are the kid-friendly spooky flick Nightbooks, produced by genre icon Sam Raimi; Korean survival thriller series Squid Game; and Schumacher, a documentary about the famed Formula 1 champion.

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Is your favorite Netflix show or series on the Netflix Top 10 list? Let us know in the comments what you’re watching on Netflix right now.

#10

Schumacher (2021)
44%

#10
Adjusted Score: 28763%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The life and career of seven-time Formula 1 world champion race car driver Michael Schumacher.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Michael Wech

#9
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus:

#8

Prey (2021)
20%

#8
Adjusted Score: 7189%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Roman, his brother Albert and their friends go on a hiking trip into the wild. The group soon find themselves... [More]
Directed By: Thomas Sieben

Lucifer: Season 6 (2021)
100%

#7
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A well-plotted coda that gives its devilishly delightful cast plenty to do, Lucifer's final-final season is a fitting farewell to the prince of darkness and his many friends.

Squid Game: Season 1 (2021)
100%

#6
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus:

#5

Nightbooks (2021)
82%

#5
Adjusted Score: 81563%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: David Yarovesky

Money Heist (2017)
92%

#4
Synopsis: A criminal mastermind who goes by "The Professor" has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history... [More]

#3

Worth (2020)
80%

#3
Adjusted Score: 85349%
Critics Consensus: It isn't as hard-hitting as one might expect, but Worth remains a powerfully performed and rewardingly complex dramatization of real-life events.
Synopsis: In Washington, D.C., lawyer Kenneth Feinberg battles cynicism, bureaucracy and politics to help the victims of 9/11.... [More]
Directed By: Sara Colangelo

#2

Kate (2021)
41%

#2
Adjusted Score: 45895%
Critics Consensus: Mary Elizabeth Winstead does reliably gripping work in the title role, but Kate is disappointingly derivative of numerous other female assassin films.
Synopsis: Slipped a fatal poison on her final job, a ruthless Tokyo assassin has less than 24 hours to find out... [More]
Directed By: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

#1
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: With a seemingly endless desire to dive deeper into its characters paired perfectly with its talented ensemble, Sex Education's third season is a masterclass in brutally honest, brilliantly heartfelt comedy.
Directed By: Jamie Campbell


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