Every week, Netflix releases its top 10 shows and movies in a country. But if you’re looking for the ever-green movies to watch on Netflix, then that’s what this list is for. Our team had a fun time binging on hundreds of movies to compile this list. Here’s our pick of the top 10 most popular movies to watch on Netflix 2023.
1. The Sum of All Fears
Ben Affleck is an amazing artist there’s no doubt about that. Ben Affleck was once a part of a Jack Ryan type of movie, and without a doubt it was great. The 2002 audience didn’t really care for Ben Affleck, regardless of that the movie was quite loved. Affleck plays a CIA analyst racing against time to stop an incoming nuclear war between U.S. & Russia. The movie has all the elements of a tense thriller flick with a bit of an element of shock in the third act.
2. Django Unchained
In our team’s personal opinion, this was the movie that should have earned Leonardo DiCaprio his Oscar. Django Unchained is Quentin Tarantino’s most financially successful movie till now. The movie is set in 1858 and revolves around the story of a freed slave and his quest to save his wife.
Django Unchained can be unsettling for some viewers as it provides an insight into the lives of slaves in America and how they suffered during the time. The darkest time in the history of America combined with the touch of Tarantino makes it one of the most entertaining and popular movies on Netflix. Plus, DiCaprio’s performance makes it something to watch over and over again.
3. Casino Royale
As the movie “No Time to Die” is delayed a couple of times because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Netflix has a collection of James Bond movies to go through till it finally comes on-screen. Casino Royale is one of the most popular Netflix movies, a movie that redefined the character of James Bond. The movie is full of realistic action sequences and is full of high stakes with thrill. The movie is incredible acting and story-wise, and it also sets a great future for the upcoming movies in the James Bond saga.
4. The Conjuring
Love horror flicks? Then you’ll definitely love the conjuring. If you don’t like horror flicks, then it is sure to give you nightmares. Conjuring was the movie that started it all, it made James Wan a major director. The huge success of the movie made possible multiple horror movie franchises.
5. Dances With Wolves
Without a doubt, Dances With Wolves is one of the best historical dramas of all time. The movie makes it possible to see how much time has changed since its release 3 decades ago. The reason it is one of the most popular movies is because of all the awards it won. The movie made over $400 million worldwide on its way to seven academy awards, also winning the Best Picture award. It is also known as a movie that stole 3 Oscars from GoodFellas, take it from us, this movie is better than its reputation.
6. How to Train Your Dragon (1 & 2)
It is impossible to make a list of the top 10 most popular movies to watch on Netflix and not include anything from DreamWorks studios. The movie is based on Vikings, spending their lives protecting their land from Dragons. Hiccup, a teenage boy finds a dragon, and instead of opting to kill the dragon, he trains it to be his pet. Beautifully animated with a great story is what makes this movie so famous among the viewers.
Christopher Nolan is without a doubt one of the most visionary directors of our time. He creates the best stories and leaves the audience asking for more at the end of every movie. Inception is one similar example. 2020 was the 10-year anniversary of Inception and it was viewed by millions across the world celebrated the anniversary. Inception is the perfect combo of a heist and a bond movie. The less we say about the movie the better. One thing’s for sure, it’s something worth watching once in a lifetime.
Another masterpiece was made by Christopher Nolan. The movie is based on the premise, that life on earth is ending and the only way to survive is to find habitable planets in deep space. Interstellar won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Sci-Fi movie and tons more. Incredible acting by Matthew McChonagh, Anne Hathway, Michael Caine, and Mackenzie Foy makes it movie one of the most popular movies to watch on Netflix.
9. Terminator 2 (Judgment Day)
When we talk about successful sequels, Terminator 2 ranks high on the list. Our team had a blast going back and watching the movie. Director James Cameron brings his best in an action-packed movie about a cybernetic robot sent from the future to ensure the survival of mankind. Unlike the first movie, Arnold Schwarzenneger is a good terminator.
Built on a fast-paced, action-packed story, Terminator 2 is one of the best sci-fi of all time. Even if you aren’t a fan of action-packed movies, Terminator 2 is sure to make its way to your heart.
10. The Pelican Brief
Love legal thrillers? The Pelican Brief is one of the best in the genre. Written and directed by the great filmmaker Alan J. Pakula, the leading man behind All the President’s Men, Klute, and The Parallax View. The movie came out in 1993 and it stars Julia Roberts as a law student who writes a legal brief detailing a theory about why two Supreme Court justices were murdered. The movie is full of thrill from the beginning to the end, and it takes the feel of the 90s thriller movies to the top.