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What to Watch on Netflix Top 10 Movie Rankings on July 23

Twilight fans are getting trolled

Tim Surette
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans

Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans


If you want to know what movies people are watching the most on Netflix, you can stop everyone you pass on the street and ask, or you can just look up Netflix's Top 10 movies list. Netflix's Top 10 list of movies on Friday, July 23 still sees the Twilight films dominating, but one movie has broken up the franchise's total stranglehold on the Top 5. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (which we die-hard Fanpires know is the WORST film of the series) was bumped down to the sixth spot in favor of Trollhunters: Rise of the TItans, the final film in Guillermo del Toro's Tales of Arcadia franchise. Gunpowder Milkshake, Cosmic Sin, and two of the Fear Street films are still hanging in there.

Netflix's Top 10 list of the most popular movies will tell you which movies everyone is watching, but which ones are actually good? We break down the entire Netflix Top 10 movie list and guide you through what to binge and what to skip. We do the same for Netflix's Top 10 TV shows, as well as Netflix's overall Top 10 list.

Based on Netflix's Top 10 from Friday, July 23

1. Twilight

For fans of: The internet, vampires, seeing how Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart got famous | Is it good?: It's perfectly stupid

What is there to say about Twilight that hasn't already been said? The first adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's teen vampire romance books was a true moment, introducing us to human Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her undead boyfriend Edward (Robert Pattinson), but most importantly, it's the film that inspired a thousand memes. When people say "so bad it's good," they're talking about Twilight(Yesterday's rank: 1)

2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon

For fans of: Laughable depictions of depression, great soundtracks | Is it good?: Again, perfectly silly!

The second Twilight film (temporarily) breaks Bella and Edward up after he decides he's just too dangerous to be around her. This movie is probably most memorable for its ridiculous sad montage sequence, where Bella sits alone in her room for months without her man, which really has be seen to be believed. (Yesterday's rank: 2)

3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

For fans of: CGI babies, absurd fight sequences | Is it good?: It's a camp masterpiece

The fifth and final Twilight film has everything: a kid with a CGI'd face, a fight scene where people get their heads popped off like Barbie dolls, a montage of the previous four movies set to Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years," Michael Sheen in white face makeup and a terrible wig. You'll laugh, you'll cry -- because you're laughing so hard. (Yesterday's rank: 3)

4. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

For fans of: Vampire vs. werewolf politics | Is it good?: There's a little too much going on, but if you're a fan, you're a fan

The third Twilight movie yet again puts Bella and Edward's romance to the test, as she's forced to choose between her boyfriend and her childhood friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner). (Yesterday's rank: 4)

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5. Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans

For fans of: Epic kids' movies | Is it good?: It's a worthy final chapter

This animated film is the final part of Guillermo del Toro's Tales of Arcadia franchise, which also consists of three TV seasons. This time around, the Guardians of Arcadia must band together to stop reawakened Titans from doing bad things, probably. (Yesterday's rank: 6)

6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

For fans of: Weddings, suffering | Is it good?: It's all setting up for Breaking Dawn Part 2, which means it lags a little

In the second to last Twilight film, Bella and Edward get married! And then Bella immediately gets pregnant with Edward's demon baby, which puts her human body through untold horrors. This movie was intended for children. (Yesterday's rank: 5)

7. Gunpowder Milkshake

For fans of: Watching all of your favorite actresses shoot guns | Is it good?: It's a whole lot of fun

You might not have known you wanted a movie starring Angela Bassett, Lena Headey, Michelle Yeoh, Karen Gillan, and Carla Gugino as members of an all-female assassin sisterhood protecting a little girl from a crime ring, but you certainly did want it. This is that movie! (Yesterday's rank: 7)

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8. Cosmic Sin

For fans of: Bruce Willis doing his Bruce Willis thing | Is it good?: Nah

Bruce Willis stars in this film that essentially has the same plot as that new Amazon movie, The Tomorrow War: A group of soldiers decide to end an intergalactic war before it starts by taking action against a newly discovered alien planet. (Yesterday's rank: 8)

9. Fear Street Part Three: 1666

For fans of: Witches, pretty much | Is it good?: Just as the two Fear Street movies that came before, it's a fun time

The third and final film in the Fear Street slasher-horror trilogy takes it back, way back to 1666 to get to the root of Shadyside's haunted past. Turns out it has a lot to do with witches and a series of witch-hunts that made life miserable for teens centuries later. When in doubt, blame witches! (Yesterday's rank: 9)

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10. Fear Street Part One: 1994

For fans of: Teens in peril | Is it good?: It's corny but has a few good scares

Teens becoming involved in scary murders is par the course for slasher films, and Fear Street is no different. In this one, a group of high schoolers face off against the mysteriously evil killer who's been terrorizing their town. The film is, of course, an adaptation of R.L. Stine's book series, and, as you probably figured out, the first installment in a trilogy. (Yesterday's rank: 10)

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