The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'I Care A Lot' to 'The Conjuring'

  • “I Care A Lot” was Netflix’s most popular movie this week. 
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Netflix’s new original movie, “I Care A Lot,” shot to the top of its popular rankings this week. 

Two “Conjuring” movies were also hits on Netflix this week.

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. "The Conjuring" (2013)

Description: “When a family starts experiencing supernatural terrors after moving into a Rhode Island farmhouse, they seek the help of a pair of noted demonologists.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 86%

What critics said: “In The Conjuring, the scary casts out the spirit of the silly, permanently, and with a vengeance.” — Washington Post

8. "Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie" (2021, Netflix original)

Description: “When wild animals escape from a sanctuary, Bear Grylls — and you — must pursue them and secure their protective habitat. An interactive special.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

7. "War Dogs" (2016)

Description: “A massage therapist gets in over his head when he partners with a charismatic childhood pal in the lucrative but shady business of global arms dealing.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 61%

What critics said: “The whole thing has a breezy, surprisingly low-stakes ‘isn’t the system really at fault here?’ feel to it. Which makes War Dogs an enjoyably goofy, if rote, look at the banality of war profiteering.” — Polygon

6. "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: “I didn’t get a migraine, but there are stronger recommendations.” — Daily Telegraph

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

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: “If the knock on ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ was that it was a rip-off of ‘Toy Story,’ then the second film better grounds itself in its own universe. Like its main three characters, it has learned to be comfortable in its own animated skin.” — Associated Press

4. "The Conjuring 2" (2016)

Description: “After her daughter unwittingly releases a malevolent spirit in their house in London, a woman enlists the Warrens’ help to confront the evil presence.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 80%

What critics said: “It is a basic thing done very well, in many ways a pristine example of what Wan always shows up to do. He’s going to keep you anxious  —  nothing can feel totally stable when a camera never ceases to move.” — The Ringer

3. "To All the Boys: Always and Forever" (2021, Netflix original)

Description: “Senior year of high school takes center stage as Lara Jean returns from a family trip to Korea and considers her college plans — with and without Peter.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 77%

What critics said: “Lara Jean and Peter grow up convincingly in a well-handled conclusion to Netflix’s hit trilogy, with a heart as generous as its charming central heroine.” — Empire Magazine

2. "No Escape Room" (2018)

Description: “A lighthearted bonding opportunity takes a dark and decidedly dangerous turn when a father and daughter try out an escape room in a small town.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

1. "I Care A Lot" (2021, Netflix original)

Description: “A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 81%

What critics said: “See the movie for the performances and the concept — and watch it closely for the potential it contains, but doesn’t entirely exploit.” — Rolling Stone

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

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