10 Most Thrilling Movies That Dominate the U.S. Netflix Charts to Watch Today

10 Most Thrilling Movies That Dominate the U.S. Netflix Charts to Watch Today
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Choose the best option for your next movie night.

Sometimes choosing a movie to watch is a task that takes far more time than actually watching that movie. If you don't want to go through the extra trouble of making this overwhelming decision on your own, try limiting your options.

While each Netflix viewer's genre preferences may vary, if enough people across the country are watching the movie, that means it has something to appeal to them all. So scroll down to see the list of the top 10 most watched movies available on Netflix in the U.S. right now and see which one catches your eye.

10. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

To say that this movie was successful would have been an understatement. After just 1 week in theaters, it became the highest grossing movie based on a video game and had every chance of becoming the highest grossing movie of 2023 before the Barbie mania took over theaters. Now you can enjoy the movie too, but in the comfort of your own home.

9. The Wages of Fear (2024)

The only Netflix original movie on this list is a perfect choice for those who love action thrillers and beautiful scenery. Although it failed to impress many critics and is now considered couch cinema, it can be a nice thing to put on the background after a long day at work when all you want to do is let your mind drift away.

8. The Accountant (2016)

Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, and Jon Bernthal, this thriller wasn't a big hit with critics, but it managed to get a lot of fans. One of the things that makes it so controversial is the presence of an autistic character in a very violent environment, but you can watch it and make up your own mind.

7. Mortal Engines (2018)

Just like many other movies that failed to become a commercial success and bring many viewers to the theater, 2018's post-apocalyptic steampunk Mortal Engines is now getting its well-deserved moment in the spotlight on Netflix. So, if you're tired of countless comedies and action flicks, this unique setting would be a nice change.

6. Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)

This is the second installment of the live-action sports fantasmagoria that is Space Jam, but not a bit worse than the first. Starring LeBron James as a fictionalized version of himself, Space Jam 2 takes viewers back to 1998, where the star enlists the Looney Tunes crew to win a basketball game.

5. Skyscraper (2018)

Skyscraper's biggest draw has to be Dwayne Johnson, who stars as a Marine veteran turned FBI hostage rescue team commander who must assess the security of a skyscraper. Skyscraper wasn't a massive success, ending 2018 as the 31st highest grossing film of the year worldwide, but it's still an entertaining watch.

4. Split (2016)

Back in 2016, this James McAvoy-led movie made a lot of noise, with everyone praising the actor's ability to transform into a whole range of characters. While many felt that this took away from the thriller element of the film and led to some lazy writing decisions, the truth is that Split is still very much worth watching.

3. Glass (2019)

Those who loved Split and James McAvoy's performance in it may enjoy Glass just as much, as he and Anya Taylor-Joy return to the film in the exact same roles. Although the movie had all the chances to be a big success, considering that Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson also joined the cast, it failed to receive much praise.

2. Baby Driver (2017)

Whether you love Edgar Wright’s style or not, it’s hard to deny the success of this movie. If you want to join Ansel Elgort 's Baby on his adventurous journey to a quiet and happy life away from criminal influence, you can now do so on Netflix. Baby Driver is sure to grip anyone’s attention from the very first frames.

1. The Little Things (2021)

This movie takes the viewer back to the atmosphere of the early 1990s noir and plays with the audience's mind through the variety of characters portrayed by brilliant actors. The story of two detectives (Denzel Washington and Rami Malek) investigating a series of murders in Los Angeles will stay with you for days.