The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Deadly Illusions' to 'Skylines'

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"Deadly Illusions" Kiss and Tale Productions

A new thriller called "Deadly Illusions" was Netflix's biggest movie this week. But while it's popular with Netflix users, the movie has been trashed by critics and has a 14% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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. "The Secret Life of Pets 2" (2019)

The Secret Life of Pets 2
Directed by Chris Renaud. Universal Studios

Description: "On a farm outside New York, Max aims to boost his confidence while in the city, Snowball attempts to rescue a tiger cub and Gidget pretends to be a cat."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 60%

What critics said: "It's never a great sign when the biggest laughs a movie gets are during the end credits." — New York Post

8. "The BFG" (2016)


Description: "A little orphan meets up with a kind giant who's supposed to eat her but instead protects her from some truly horrible giants who terrorize them both."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 74%

What critics said: "This family-friendly blockbuster is not a Pixar pick-me-up, or a wacky Ice Age odyssey designed to send the little ones screaming excitedly through the foyer, hopped up on irony and wisecracks and heading directly for the nearest toy store." — Metro

7. "The Last Blockbuster" (2020)

the last blockbuster
Popmotion Pictures

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: 67%

What critics said: "More entertaining than educational, but just informative enough to do the trick." — Variety

6. "Skylines" (2020)

Mirabelle Pictures Productions

Description: "When a mysterious alien virus begins to endanger humanity, an elite team of soldiers launches into space to end the threat for good."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 52%

What critics said: "It's perfectly passable low-key science fiction, almost certainly destined for a fast trip to Netflix, where it can be taken up as an amiable evening's viewing." — Polygon

5. "Jiu Jitsu" (2020)

jiu jitsu movie
Green Olive Films

Description: "After the defeat of a celebrated war hero, an ancient order of fighters battles powerful space invaders as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 27%

What critics said: "Indebted to arcade fighting hits that prize complicated button-mashing combos over serious characterizations and drama." — The Daily Beast

4. "Savages" (2012)

savages movie
Moritz Borman

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: "Messy, violent, and often garish, but it's capably directed by Stone." — Decider

3. "Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal" (2021, Netflix original)

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

Description: "Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to get the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 88%

What critics said: "Augmenting the carnival atmosphere was the public indignation over privileged people scamming a system already tailored for them, a point made rather emphatically in Operation Varsity Blues." — Wall Street Journal

2. "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: 48%

What critics said: "There's not too much of a draw for the child-free — other than a sense of relief — but the message of the importance of saying 'yes' and 'no' will likely resonate with its target audience, especially when presented in generally amiable packaging." — Los Angeles Times

1. "Deadly Illusions" (2021)

deadly illusions
Kiss and Tale Productions

Description: "After a bestselling novelist suffering from writer's block hires a new nanny for her children, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 14%

What critics said: "Writer-director Anna Elizabeth James lurches between hokey predictability and just plain bizarre scenes as she staggers towards a finale that never looks anything but 'inevitable.'" — Movie Nation

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