The Most Popular Movies On Netflix Right Now Besides 'Safe House'

Other popular films include an assassin's revenge flick and the story of a father's harrowing search for his missing son.

“Safe House” is the most popular movie on Netflix, according to the streaming service’s public ranking system.

The 2012 action thriller stars Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington as a current and former CIA agent on the run from murderous mercenaries in Cape Town, South Africa. Although the film was a box-office success, it received mixed reviews from critics at the time of its release.

The second most popular movie at the moment is the assassin’s revenge thriller “Kate,” which stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead. And in third place is “The Father Who Moves Mountains,” a Romanian drama about a retired intelligence officer on the hunt for his missing son in the snowy Carpathians.

"Safe House" on Netflix.
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"Safe House" on Netflix.

Beyond the top three, another notable addition is “Nightbooks,” a dark fantasy film adapted from J.A. White’s book of the same name. Although the film is rated PG, many reviewers have noted it is at times “genuinely frightening” so may not be suitable for younger children.

Other non-Netflix films in the ranking right now include the music classic “School of Rock,” the martial arts biopic “Birth of the Dragon,” and the 2005 Jennifer Lopez drama “An Unfinished Life.”

Read on for the full list of the top 10 movies. And if you want to stay informed about everything joining Netflix each week, subscribe to the Streamline newsletter.

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7. “Vivo” (Netflix)

4. “Nightbooks” (Netflix)

2. “Kate” (Netflix)