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The Top 10 Movies on Netflix to Watch Right This Second (Including a Haley Lu Richardson Film at #1)

Movie night, anyone?

​​There are countless streaming options available at our fingertips, but not everything lives up to our expectations. That’s why we often turn to the top ten movies list on Netflix, which ranks titles based on who’s watching what. Not only does it include the most popular new releases (like You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah), but it also features a few old favorites (like Matilda). The best part? The top movies on Netflix are updated on a daily basis, so there’s never a shortage of new options.

From My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 to The Boss Baby, keep scrolling to find out what the streaming service’s viewers recommend you watch right this second.

1. Love at First Sight (2022)

  • Who’s in it: Haley Lu Richardson, Ben Hardy, Dexter Fletcher, Rob Delaney
  • Run Time: 91 minutes

Inspired by Jennifer E. Smith's 2011 novel The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, the romance movie follows two passengers who fall in love on their flight to London, but then lose each other at customs. Will they find their way back to each other?

2. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

  • Who’s in it: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
  • Run Time: 180 minutes

This raunchy classic details the rise and fall of Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who climbed up the corporate ladder and founded a massively successful firm through unethical practices.

3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2023)

  • Who’s in it: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine
  • Run Time: 94 minutes

A must-watch for fans who loved the first installment, this sequel follows Toula and Ian as they navigate the ups and downs of marriage and parenting.

4. Woody Woodpecker (2017)

  • Who’s in it: Timothy Omundson, Thaila Ayala, Eric Bauza
  • Run Time: 91 minutes

Based on the cartoon character created by Walter Lantz, the 2017 film centers around the rambunctious bird, who tries to save his forest habitat when a rich lawyer wants to tear it down to build his dream home.

5. Cry Macho (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Clint Eastwood, Dwight Yoakam, Eduardo Minett
  • Run Time: 104 minutes

The Western drama revolves around a former rodeo star and horse breeder who's tasked with rescuing a young boy from his alcoholic mother and returning him to his father.

6. Matilda (1996)

  • Who’s in it: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Pam Ferris
  • Run Time: 98 minutes

The family-friendly movie follows a gifted girl (Mara Wilson) who’s often neglected by her parents. When she goes to school for the first time, she meets a teacher who changes everything.

7. Despicable Me 2 (2013)

  • Who’s in it: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove
  • Run Time: 98 minutes

Former supervillain Gru has turned a new leaf and is now fighting evil as part of the Anti-Villain League. His mission? To capture El Macho, a villain who's determined to take over the world.

8. The Boss Baby (2017)

  • Who’s in it: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel
  • Run Time: 97 minutes

When Tim's family welcomes a peculiar new baby with a suit and briefcase, they have no idea what they're getting themselves into. That is, until Tim discovers the real reason for his arrival.

9. You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (2023)

  • Who’s in it: Adam Sandler, Sunny Sandler, Sadie Sandler
  • Run Time: 103 minutes

Adam Sandler stars alongside his real-life daughters, Sunny and Sadie, in this comedy film that’s based on Fiona Rosenbloom’s 2005 YA novel of the same name. The story focuses on a 12-year-old girl who is preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. What could possibly go wrong?

10. Sing 2 (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton
  • Run Time: 110 minutes

The sequel to Sing follows Buster Moon and his performer friends as they prepare to put on a special show. The only hitch? They need to convince a famous rockstar to join them.

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