The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Homefront' to 'The White Tiger'

  • Jason Statham’s “Homefront” surged to become Netflix’s most popular movie this week. 
  • Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of Netflix’s daily top 10 lists and provides Insider with a rundown of the week’s most popular movies on Netflix every Friday.
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The 2013 Jason Statham movie “Homefront” saw a surge in popularity on Netflix this week, while Robert Rodriguez’s “We Can Be Heroes” is still holding strong.

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.

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

9. "Pinkfong & Baby Shark's Space Adventure" (2019)

Description: “Joined by new friends from other planets, Pinkfong and Baby Shark explore outer space and search for missing star pieces to return home.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

8. "We Can Be Heroes" (2020, Netflix original)

Description: “When alien invaders capture Earth’s superheroes, their kids must learn to work together to save their parents — and the planet.” 

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 73%

What critics said: “‘Heroes’ is colorful and garish and relentlessly energized; as such, it’s not designed to work for anyone who wouldn’t be permitted into a PG-13 movie without a guardian.” — The Playlist

7. "Outside the Wire" (2021, Netflix original)

Description: “In the near future, a drone pilot sent into a war zone finds himself paired with a top-secret android officer on a mission to stop a nuclear attack.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 37%

What critics said: “The half-brained drudgery that Håfström’s delivers here only leaves you with the regret that this war wasn’t more fun to watch.” — Indiewire

6. "The White Tiger" (2021, Netflix original)

Description: “The ambitious driver for a rich Indian family uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur. Based on the bestselling novel.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 92%

What critics said: “The White Tiger feels like a fable, one that illustrates how trapping people in poverty so there will always be someone to do wealthier folks’ bidding is as much a function of psychology and culture as of economic opportunity.” — Vox

5. "Penguins of Madagascar" (2014)

Description: “Elite penguin spies Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with the suave agents of the North Wind to defeat power-mad genius Octavius Brine.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 73%

What critics said: “Penguins of Madagascar is an unexpected pleasure, a 3D kids’ animated feature that combines a wildly inventive visual style with enough in-jokes and self-reflexive references to keep film- loving adults happy, too.” — Independent

4. "The Next Three Days" (2010)

Description: “When his wife becomes a murder suspect and is sent to prison, a professor plots a meticulous plan to take back her freedom and reunite his family.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 51%

What critics said: “Neither Crowe nor Banks matches the levels of determination and despair that Vincent Lindon and Diane Kruger brought to the same roles in the original film.” — Guardian

3. "Cut-Throat City" (2020)

Description: “Bereft of opportunities in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a young man and his close friends turn to a life of crime in the 9th Ward of New Orleans.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 70%

What critics said: “RZA tells this story (from a screenplay by Paul Cuschieri) with deliberation and imaginative daring. With ‘Cut Throat City,’ his third feature, he comes into his own as a director.” — New York Times

2. "The Vanished" (2020)

Description: “When their daughter disappears during a family vacation, two terrified parents launch their own investigation that soon exposes local secrets.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 21%

What critics said: “Wildly implausible and improbably entertaining.” — Hollywood Reporter

1. "Homefront" (2013)

Description: “When an ex-DEA agent is widowed, he moves with his young daughter to a small town, but his quiet life is shattered by a meth-making drug trafficker.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 43%

What critics said: “The car chases aren’t done especially well, but overall, Homefront delivers the enjoyment you’d expect from a shoot-’em-up.” — The Atlantic

Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider’s parent company, Axel Springer, is a Netflix board member.

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