The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week: August 2023
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The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week: August 2023

Netflix has once again unveiled a lineup of films that have been at the top of their pecking order. Let’s dive into the top ten films that have been dominating during the week of August 7th to August 13th, 2023.

At the peak of the list is Heart of Stone, the Gal Gadot and Alia Bhatt-starring action rollercoaster. Clocking in at 69.6million hours viewed, this two-hour and six-minute is clearly being passively consumed by many.

In more action nonsense, Hidden Strike, with its 13.3m hours viewed, secures its place as a compelling contender. This Jackie Chan and John Cena bromance action drama is in the second spot. The documentary Untold: Johnny Football has managed to steal the spotlight in the third spot with 9.2m hours of viewing time in a mere week.

Breaking the monotony is What Men Want, a standard rom-com where Taraji P. Henson’s Alison, a sports agent, gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts and uses it to her advantage.

Animation fans and kids have been loving Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie, which has captured 9.8 million hours viewed. This animated gem has brought beloved characters to life on the big screen. 

Next, we have, a slice-of-life rom-com starring Ellie Kemper, Happiness for Beginners, which holds its ground for its third week, securing the sixth spot with 8.9 m hours viewed. 

Proving that classics never go out of style, Despicable Me 2 proudly sits in seventh place, boasting 7.8m hours viewed. A decade after its release, the charm of the minions continues to resonate with audiences of all ages. It has been on the top ten list for ten whole weeks now!

Jaws lite, Shark Bait is next in line, followed by the suspenseful thriller Fatale holds steady in the ninth spot, with 7.1m hours viewed. Wrapping up the top ten is River Wild, the mystery thriller film starring real-life couple The OC star Adam Brody and Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester.

The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week:

  • Heart of Stone
  • Hidden Strike
  • Untold: Johnny Football
  • What Men Want
  • Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie
  • Happiness for Beginners
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Shark Bait
  • Fatale
  • River Wild