Wednesday, May 22, 2024

10 Most Popular Netflix Original Movies Of All Time

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Netflix has become the go-to for people who are in the mood for a new movie but don’t know what to watch. The video streaming platform has become so prevalent that over 192 million subscribers are paying monthly for the service, and who knows how many others are using friends and family’s Netflix passwords? With the ability to just bail on a movie if it gets bad, essentially the equivalent of walking out of the cinema all from the comfort of your own couch is possible. So when these top 10 most popular Netflix Original movies made the list, we knew that they were for real and worth the watch!

Always Be My Maybe (2019)

This Netflix Original is about a successful woman (Ali Wong) who reconnects with her childhood love when she goes back home. Wong wrote, starred, as well as added the right amount of heart into the film. Throughout the film, Wong has trouble seeing that there is more of a connection with her childhood love mainly because she’s dating Keanu Reeves, which is totally understandable.

Fyre (2019)

The infamous Fyre Festival is one of the most lavish and expensive festivals that was never planned. This Netflix Original documentary film follows the series or disorganized disasters that led to fraud and even having one of the organizers opt to provide sexual favors to get things to work out. The documentary is a must-watch cringe-worthy cluster of chaos paired with rich kid tears that will make you shake your head in disbelief! 

The Highwaymen (2019)

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It’s the 1930s, and Bonnie and Clyde are on the loose. Woody Harrelson and Kavin Costner star in this film as two former Texas Rangers brought back from retirement. These two old dogs have their own problems, and histories revealed as the thrill of the chase is mixed in. Although the film does come off a bit procedural, it’s still a nice twist on an old story.

Bird Box (2018)

Sandra Bullock stars in this post-apocalyptic Netflix Original thriller that has malevolent entities that descend on the Earth and whoever looks at them goes insane and kills themselves. Bullock struggles to survive and ends up finding herself alone, protecting two young kids from the end of the world. If you’re in the mood for something less dark, Sandra Bullock stars in some great films, albeit more of the magical kind.


This film is definitely for the ladies. Starring Angel Basset, Patricia Arquette, and Felicity Huffman, these three suburban moms have children that live in New York and suffer from empty nest syndrome. When they decide to visit their children unannounced, there’s no telling how much trouble they’ll get into! 

Murder Mystery (2019)

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Invited to spend time on a billionaire’s yacht, who’d say no to that!? This comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston follows the normal married couple as they find themselves in quite a predicament and in the middle of a murder mystery when the said billionaire ends up dead. Will they solve the crime or just end up in deep water?

Secret Obsession (2019)

Starring Mike Vogel and Brenda Song, this psychological thriller involves a woman who wakes up in the hospital suffering from amnesia and a man at her beside claiming to be her husband. Suspicions arise, and we’re conflicted with how true this man is at telling her about her life. We’re also left questioning what he has to do with her losing her memory, to begin with. Song begins to uncover the mystery with the help of a police detective.

If you’re into thrillers, make sure to check out 12 Movies Like “Gone Girl” With Big Twists.

The Perfect Date (2019)

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Noah Centineo plays a young man who hires himself out as the perfect date. This film is for the young people out there! Centineo will act, dress, and do whatever his date wants in order to have the perfect night. The woman of his dreams enlists his services, and he thinks he has struck gold, but he comes to realize that maybe he’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.

Triple Frontier (2019)

It’s little surprise that this was a hit given the marketing and star-studded lineup. Ben Affleck, Garret Hedlund, and Oscar Isaac team up as a former US Army Delta Dorce reunited for a heist job in South America. They all return for their own reasons and this action-packed film would have also been a hit on the big screen as well. Triple Frontier makes the cut as one of the most popular Netflix Original movies, and if you’re in a kick-ass mood then you definitely need to check out the Top 15 Action Movies Like “John Wick.”

Tall Girl (2019)

This Netflix Original movie is about a really tall girl who thinks she’ll never find love. But her luck begins to change when a very tall Swedish exchange student arrives at her school. She is thrown into figuring out how to flirt and date, but as you’ve probably guessed, she learns that she’s been looking for acceptance and love in all the wrong places.

Did we miss any? Tell us what your favorite Netflix Original movie is in the comments!

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Sue Yin
Sue Yin
Sue is always searching for what to watch next. She's an avid rom-com and comedy genre TV and movie watcher. In her spare time, she'll read and debate whether the book or movie was better.

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