What to Watch on Netflix Top 10 Movie Rankings on August


If you want to know what movies people are watching the most on Netflix, you can stop everyone you pass on the street and ask, or you can just look up Netflix’s Top 10 movies list. Netflix Top 10 list of movies on Friday, Aug. 6 only shuffles what was there yesterday, with 1995’s Damon Wayans Sr. comedy Major Payne having an inexplicable rise to the sixth spot. Other than that, the list remains the same, with Freddie Highmore’s The Vault in the top spot, followed by The Losers and Aftermath.

Netflix’s Top 10 list of the most popular movies will tell you which movies everyone is watching, but which ones are actually good? We break down the entire Netflix Top 10 movie list and guide you through what to binge and what to skip. We do the same for Netflix’s Top 10 TV shows, as well as Netflix overall Top 10 list.

Based on Netflix Top 10 from Friday, August 6

1. The Vault

For fans of: Heists, Freddie Highmore | Is it good?: There are way better heist movies out therehttps://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/L41IJiageyg

The Good Doctor himself, Freddie Highmore, stars in this action-thriller about a team of thieves who have to steal treasure from the Bank of Spain during the World Cup. Sure!

2. The Losers

For fans of: The A-Team but dumber, pre-Marvel Chris Evans | Is it good?: It’s super forgettablehttps://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/cm5q8BXSmhI

You’ve heard the plot of this one so many times: Members of a U.S. Special Forces Unit are betrayed by their handler and decide to exact revenge against him. Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, and Idris Elba star in this 2010 action film, all before they joined the Marvel machine.

3. Aftermath

For fans of: Straight-to-video horror movies | Is it good?: Not even closehttps://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/jsUYJmgHUN4

Ashley Greene and Shawn Ashmore in this spooker that’s (loosely) based on actual events as a couple who move into a house for fresh start, as their marriage has hit some bumps in the road. Weird things start happening, and the house’s tragic past comes into play. Even this dull description is more exciting than what actually unfolds in the movie.

4. Resort to Love

For fans of: Weddings, people putting themselves in absurd situations | Is it good?: There are way better rom-coms out therehttps://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/6fcnG6-L4Cc

Christina Milian stars in this rom-com about an aspiring pop star who discovers she still has feelings for her ex-fiancé (Jay Pharoah) after agreeing to sing at his wedding. It’s a little like My Best Friend’s Wedding, but somehow even sillier. 

5. Five Feet Apart

For fans of: Romantic social distancing, Cole Sprouse | Is it good?: Ehh, the important thing is its heart is in the right placehttps://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/24YrEAGF32M

Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse play a pair of teens in the hospital undergoing treatment for cystic fibrosis, which prevents them from getting near each other for fear of getting sick. You can guess what happens from there, because this overly sentimental film is incredibly predictable. 

6. Major Payne

For fans of: Wayanses, movies that seem older than they are | Is it good?: Not really, but it will take you backhttps://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/8Mqt2dN8W3c

Damon Wayans Sr. stars in this 1995 comedy as a tough-as-nails Marine major who finds himself out of a job and ends up working at a prep school where he can torture children through military drills… comically! I’m sure everyone comes together in the end.

7. Poms

For fans of: Grandmothers, living | Is it good?: Give me an “N!” Give me an “O!”https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/-9PypHxfY_M

Diane Keaton stars as a dying woman who moves into a retirement community and, at the urging of a new friend, starts up a cheerleading club full of grannies who can still shake it (and hopefully not break it). If you’re after a feel-good story under any circumstances, this is it. If you are looking for a good movie, this isn’t it.

8. The Last Mercenary

For fans of: JCVD, ’80s action heroes, punching, kicking, splits-ing | Is it good?: It is nothttps://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/G4_ULVw5L04

Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the screen in this action comedy that fares a lot better with the action than the comedy. The plot, if you need to know, involves a former special agent brought back into the fold when he has to rescue his son. Put this low on your list or when you really want to watch something that will go in one ear and out the other.

9. Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning

For fans of: Japanese live-action, spraying blood | Is it good?: It’s the stylish, violent action you cravehttps://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/s0vN_2MRR50

Rurouni Kenshin: Final was only the beginning! It turns out Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning is really the ending. Yeah, that’s confusing, but The Beginning is the fifth and final chapter in the Japanese film franchise, a prequel explaining how the wandering swordsman Himura Kenshin got his cross-shaped scar.

10. Home

For fans of: The vocal stylings of Rihanna, cute aliens | Is it good?: It’s a sweet moviehttps://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/MyqZf8LiWvM

This is a classic buddy comedy about a young girl (voiced by Rihanna) who teams up with an alien (voiced by Jim Parsons) to try and find her mother (voiced by Jennifer Lopez). The aliens in Home definitely feel like knockoff Minions, but it’s an adorable movie nonetheless. 

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