Netflix’s Top 5 Movies for September May Surprise You
Netflix’s top 10 may change daily or weekly, but a monthly snapshot of their most popular offerings may tell a different story. On the series side, Cobra Kai has been a winner all of September, but what about movies?
The highly anticipated Tom Holland-led The Devil All the Time dropped on Sept. 16 and is still building momentum, but there are other films on the streamer that are drawing in huge numbers, including the heavily boycotted Cuties.
Here’s a look at which movies are dominating Netflix in September so far (per Forbes). Which ones will you add to your personal watch list?
5. ‘The Babysitter: Killer Queen’
A sequel to The Babysitter, this one picks up with Cole trying to move on from the events of the first film. Now older and dealing with the many pressures of high school rejection (and his crush), Cole finds it hard to be accepted.
And Bee’s satanic cult is still at it in The Babysitter: Killer Queen. According to Forbes’ calculations, it’s sitting in fifth place at the moment.
4. ‘The Social Dilemma’
Ironically, this documentary began trending for its insightful look at how social media has taken over people’s lives.
More than just commentary about staying glued to our devices, The Social Dilemma examines the business practices of major platforms such as Facebook and Instagram and begs viewers to ponder how much they’re being manipulated. “You are the product.”
3. ‘Due Date’
It’s 2010 all over again with this comedy that stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis as two strangers on a hilarious road trip. Yes, these two together!
Downey is an uptight dad-to-be and Galifianakis is described as a “slacker.” The movie hit Netflix on Sept. 1 and fans are either re-watching it or checking it out for the first time.
2. ‘The Smurfs’
The Smurfs landed on Netflix on Aug. 31, and since its arrival, the blue creatures are taking over with parts 1 and 2.
Per Forbes, the original 2011 installment has peaked on and off Netflix’s top 10 rankings for weeks, and only recently was ousted by Love, Guaranteed. But The Smurfs 2 is inching its way up the charts now too.
1. ‘Love, Guaranteed’
In the mood for a rom-com? Netflix’s Love, Guaranteed may remind you of a Hallmark movie with its storyline about a lawyer who takes on a client who wants to sue a dating site.
Inevitably, they fall for each other, but not without some bumps in the road. Rachael Leigh Cook and Damon Wayans Jr. star in this film directed by Grumpy Old Men writer Mark Steven Johnson. It’s number one.
In case you’re curious, Forbes plucked the 10 most popular films of the moment on the platform, and in addition to Cuties, The Boss Baby, Puss in Boots, and Pets United are raking in the views.
With days left in the month, there’s still time for new releases such as Enola Holmes, Challenger: The Final Flight, or The Devil All the Time to take over.