Top 10 Biggest Netflix Movies & Shows Right Now (December 14, 2021)

Welcome to our guide to the most popular new on netflixa full breakdown of the biggest shows, based on who’s watching what.

This week sees the unforgivablethe 2021 drama starring and produced by Sandra Bullock, climbs to the top spot

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To help you navigate the vast array of Netflix offerings, we’ve rounded up our reviews, features, and quick shots of the shows and movies that made it to the top 10 list for the US, and put it in an easy to read list. place. Read on to find out what people are watching, and check out our coverage to help you choose which Netflix hits suit your needs or personal tastes.

Polygon updates Netflix’s top 10 every Tuesday. The actual top 10 is subject to change between updates.

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10. Austin in his twenties

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Netflix’s latest reality dating series Austin in his twenties follows – you guessed it – a cast of eight twenty-somethings looking for love in Austin, Texas. The twist? It’s the “new normal” of 2021, baby! Watch these young adults move into each other’s gender-specific homes and grow from complete strangers to friends and intimate partners. The series premiered on Netflix last weekend, which is why it’s at number 10 on this week’s top 10 list.

9. Cocomelon

CG babies and anthropomorphic cats wearing badges in Cocomelon.

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Nothing will ever win Cocomelon. The sun will go supernova before Cocomelon is made. bow to Cocomelon.

If your child has to watch something (or maybe you tune in yourself? No judgment here!), the animated series of nursery rhymes and animated songs on YouTube has become one of the most popular children’s shows on service this week. It’s amazing – he’s been on the list since fall 2020 and has only gone down Onceand shows no sign of leaving… never!

8. Theft of money

(L to R) RODRIGO DE LA SERNA as PALERMO, ITZIAR ITUÑO as LISBOA, JAIME LORENTE as DENVER, BELÉN CUESTA as MANILA in episode 02 of MONEY HEIST.  cr.  TAMARA ARRANZ/NETFLIX © 2020

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Money theft, the thriller crime drama produced by writer-creator Alex Pina, follows the story of a team of eight robbers recruited by a criminal mastermind known only as “The Professor” who orchestrates one of the heists ​the most elaborate in recorded history. Originally conceived as a limited series told in two parts, the popularity of Money theft spawned three six-part seasons that follow the heist of the crew of the Royal Mint of Spain and the Bank of Spain. The last half of the third season of Money theft released on Netflix earlier this month, which explains why the series is number eight on this week’s Top 10 list.

7. Law-Abiding Citizen

Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx in Law Abiding Citizen

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F. Gary Gray’s 2009 vigilante action thriller Law abiding citizen stars Gerard Butler (300) as Clyde Shelton, a man whose wife and daughter are murdered during a home invasion. Ten years after prosecutor Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) cut a deal with one of the killers in exchange for testimony, the killers are found dead and Shelton admits to murdering them. Imprisoned in prison and having nothing more to lose, Clyde issues an ultimatum to Nick: free him or see more people around him die. Law abiding citizen was added to Netflix in early December, which is why it’s in Netflix’s top 10 this week at number seven.

6. The Witcher

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Netflix’s 2019 Fantasy Drama Series the witcher returns to the top 10 this week! Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series of the same name, the show follows the story of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a magically enhanced monster slayer whose fate is tied to Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) and a powerful enchantress named Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra). The highly anticipated second season of the witcher is slated for release this Friday, so it’s no surprise to see it pop up on this week’s list at number six as audiences try to refresh (or catch up) on what happened before the premiere.

5. Lost in Space

(L to R) Brian Steele as Robot, Maxwell Jenkins as Will Robinson, Mina Sundwall as Penny Robinson, Parker Posey as Doctor Smith in episode 302 of Lost In Space.

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The third and final season of lost in space, which premiered earlier this month, follows Judy, Penny, Will Robinson and their robot companion as they attempt to lead a group of young colonists during an evacuation from the mysterious planet they’ve been stranded on since. more than a year. As their parents John and Maureen desperately try to find them, they will have to face a terrifying alien threat unlike any they have ever encountered before. According to our review,

The season projects “endgame moods” throughout and it feels like anything could happen at any time, perhaps by mistake. The second half of the season feels like a marathon of climactic moments that could be the turning point in history, but aren’t. The final episode alone has three of these twists before ending on the least visually interesting one, and the attempt to give each main character their own moment of shining triumph in a limited amount of time diminishes each a bit. . It’s the only season that has eight episodes instead of 10, and it’s possible COVID-era production complications necessitated the story’s final act being compressed. While the path to the finish line is a bit jagged, the finale effectively hammers home each of the show’s overarching themes, namely the value of trust and the ability of each person (human or robot) to change their own programming.

4. Queen of Flow

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Set in Medellin, Colombia, the telenovela drama queen of flow follows the story of Yeimy Montoya, a talented young composer accused of drug trafficking and falsely imprisoned, who is released from prison 17 years later to plot the downfall of the men who betrayed her and thwarted her dream. The show’s 90(!) episode two second season premiered on Netflix last month, which is why it’s still holding onto this week’s top 10 at number four.

3. Back to the Outback

(L-R) Miranda Tapsell as Zoe the spiny devil lizard, Isla Fisher as Maddie the taipan, Angus Imrie as Nigel the scorpion, Guy Pearce as Frank the hairy spider funnel and Tim Minchin as Pretty Boy the koala.

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Remember Madagascar, the 2005 Dreamworks animated film about quirky zoo creatures escaping captivity to return to the wild? Well, imagine that, but with different animals, and you basically have Back to the Outback. The Netflix original children’s adventure comedy stars Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin, Guy Pearce and more as a group of cuddly Australian creatures trying to get home while being chased by a zookeeper who acts and looks suspiciously like Steve Irwin. Back to the Outback premiered on the service last weekend, which is why it made this week’s Netflix Top 10 list at number three.

2. The Cabin

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Based on William P Young’s 2007 novel of the same name, the 2017 Christian drama The shack stars Sam Worthington (Avatar) as Mack Phillips, a happily married family man whose life is turned upside down by the death of his child. Embittered by this loss, Mack retreats into isolation and anger until he receives a mysterious invitation to return to the cabin where his daughter’s body was found. There he enters a hidden dimension and encounters God (Octavia Butler), Jesus Christ (Aviv Alush) and the Holy Spirit (Sumire Matsubara), prompting him to reconcile his loss of faith and discover a renewed will to live. . The film was added to Netflix last weekend, which is why it’s in this week’s top 10 at number two.

1. The Unforgivable

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Based on the 2009 UK miniseries by Sally Wainwright unforgivenSandra Bullock stars in the unforgivable as Ruth Slater, a former convict trying to rebuild her life following a brutal crime. As she struggles to acclimatize to life in a place that no longer feels like home, Ruth will have to face those who won’t forgive her for what she has done and will stop at nothing until her sins be paid for in blood. According to our review,

Despite a deep set led by a transformative Bullock, Unforgivable moves at a turgid pace, lacking the urgency and pathos required in a redemption tale with any hope the audience will pull for its damaged protagonist. Similar to Kidman in Destructive, Bullock’s appearance oscillates from taut and tattered in present-day scenes, to shiny and fully made-up in sequences set in the past. Bullock portrays Slater as terse, tense at the jaw, and always on the verge of blowing out. Slater tries to lay low. She’s often guarded – she’s had her day, but her reputation as a cop killer will always follow her. That’s why, when a colleague at the fish packing plant, the kind and generous Blake (Jon Bernthal, still sporting his King Richard mustache) falls in love with her, she initially seems hesitant to pursue the first ounce of kindness offered to her. Slater doesn’t believe she deserves redemption.

Alfonso E. Cramer