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Netflix’s Top 10 Shows and Movies Right Now

Updated July 27, 2021

What’s trending on Netflix this week?

The shows and movies most popular on Netflix according to their subscribers are found on the service, but that’s only part of the story. Fans spend more time on their favorite Netflix series and movies than just the time spent binging them; they also read up on titles’ background and critical standing on Rotten Tomatoes’ own pages. We’ve made a list of the top 10 movies and shows on Netflix U.S. that our visitors have been reading about over the seven days ending July 25.

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Netflix originals Gunpowder Milkshake, all three Fear Street films, Sex/Life, and Katla dominate the list in the period. Just released Masters of the Universe: Revelation pops up at No. 1.

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Adjusted Score: 92.242%
Critics Consensus: A smart and subversive twist on slasher horror, Fear Street Part II: 1978 shows that summer camp has never been scarier thanks to stellar performances from Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, and Ryan Simpkins.
Synopsis: Shadyside, 1978. School's out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider... [More]
Directed By: Leigh Janiak

Sex/Life: Season 1 (2021)

Adjusted Score: 24.263%
Critics Consensus: Suffocating its more provocative ideas with steamy interludes and melodramatic writing, this erotic drama is too obsessed with sex to ever fully come to life.
Synopsis: A woman's daring sexual past collides with her married-with-kids present when the bad-boy ex she can't stop fantasizing about crashes... [More]

Adjusted Score: 60.948%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A pair of interwoven stories set in the present and past, THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER follows Ellie Haworth... [More]
Directed By: Augustine Frizzell


Cosmic Sin (2021)

Adjusted Score: 3.385%
Critics Consensus: Let he who is without Cosmic Sin cast the first stone -- and possibly use it to rouse Bruce Willis from the slumber he seems to be in throughout this dreadful sci-fi blunder.
Synopsis: Bruce Willis and Frank Grillo star in the new epic sci-fi adventure set in the year 2524, four hundred years... [More]
Directed By: Edward Drake

Katla: Season 1 (2021)

Adjusted Score: 61.727%
Synopsis: In Iceland, after the subglacial volcano Katla has been erupting constantly for a whole year, Gríma is still looking for... [More]

Adjusted Score: 93.852%
Critics Consensus: Fear Street Part Three: 1666 sends the slasher series back in time for a trilogy-concluding installment that caps things off on a screaming high note.
Synopsis: The origins of Sarah Fier's curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the... [More]
Directed By: Leigh Janiak

Adjusted Score: 85.328%
Critics Consensus: Fear Street Part One: 1994 kicks off the trilogy in promising fashion, honoring the source material with plenty of retro slasher appeal.
Synopsis: A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued... [More]
Directed By: Leigh Janiak


Blood Red Sky (2021)

Adjusted Score: 84.082%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A woman with an inexplicable illness is all that stands against a group of hijackers on her transatlantic flight. Determined... [More]
Directed By: Peter Thorwarth

Adjusted Score: 67.151%
Critics Consensus: Though it runs dangerously close to being a pure sugar rush with no substance, Gunpowder Milkshake is a brutal blast that will absorb audiences into its neon-infused universe.
Synopsis: Three generations of women fight back against those who could take everything from them in the mother of all action... [More]
Starring: Lena Headey
Directed By: Navot Papushado

Adjusted Score: 99.732%
Critics Consensus: Armed with an incredible voice cast, Revelation smartly updates Masters of the Universe while retaining the quirky charms of the original to create a show that's bound to please fans and newcomers alike.
Synopsis: The war for Eternia culminates in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION that picks up where the iconic characters left off... [More]

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