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

From fantasy epics to heartwarming comedies, the films that dominated the Netflix global chart from August 21st to August 27th, 2023, offer a delightful array of entertainment.

Leading the pack is The Monkey King, a fantasy spectacle that has held its position for two consecutive weeks. This film takes viewers on a journey through ancient China, following a stick-wielding Monkey as he “teams with a young girl on an epic quest for immortality, battling demons, dragons, gods — and his own ego.”

In second place, Heart of Stone has amassed a staggering 28.5million hours of views. This action-packed thriller follows the story of a secret organisation as they try to stop the mysteriously powerful AI tech from falling into the wrong hands.

Making its debut at number three, You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah is a fun coming-of-age story. This feature film captures the madness of adolescence as it follows a young girl navigating the complexities of friendship, family, and self-discovery leading up to her Bat Mitzvah.

Street Kings speeds into fourth place with 10.3m hours of views. This crime drama—starring Keanu Reeves, Chris Evans, Forest Whitaker, and Hugh Laurie, among others—delves into the gritty world of undercover police work as an officer is embroiled in a web of corruption and deceit.

Fifth on the list is the animated delight The Boss Baby, a film that continues to charm even after ten weeks. With 9million hours of views, this comedy follows the antics of a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby who teams up with his older brother to thwart an evil plot.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roars into the sixth position with a debut-week haul of 10.1m hours of views. This instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise delivers more dinosaur encounters as characters navigate more perilous islands filled with danger and wonder.

The Pope’s Exorcist casts a chilling spell in seventh place with 6.5m hours of views. This horror film is all about the supernatural as an exorcist battles dark forces within the Vatican.

In eighth place, Half Brothers offers a lighthearted respite with 5.9m hours of views. This comedy follows two half-brothers as they embark on a cross-country journey of discovery, testing the boundaries of their relationship and uncovering surprising connections along the way.

Madagascar swings into the ninth spot with 4.8m hours of views. In this animated adventure, four zoo animals find themselves shipwrecked on the titular island, where they encounter a host of quirky characters and navigate a series of hilarious misadventures.

Rounding out the most popular chart is Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the family adventure that chronicles the iconic explorer Dora’s journey to uncover a lost Incan civilisation.

The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week:

  • The Monkey King
  • Heart of Stone
  • You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah
  • Street Kings
  • The Boss Baby
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • The Pope’s Exorcist
  • Half Brothers
  • Madagascar
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold