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What to Watch on Netflix Top 10 Movie Rankings on November 24

Nothing can stop the Rock and the Reynolds

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Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, Red Notice

Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, Red Notice

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If you're looking for a good movie to watch on Netflix, then a great way to get started is to crowdsource who is watching what by looking at the Netflix Top 10 Movies list, which tracks the most-watched movies on the streaming service. The list for Wednesday, Nov. 24 is still topped by Red Notice, the star-studded action-comedy starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds, as it has been for almost two weeks. The 2012 Kevin James comedy Here Comes the Boom is rocking at No. 2, and the kids' movie Extinct is holding at No. 3 for the fourth straight day. Below that, there are a number of Christmas movies on the list, including The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star at No. 4, Love Hard, the Christmas romcom starring Nina Dobrev and Jimmy O. Yang, at No. 6, and the two movies that make up one of  Netflix's biggest Christmas franchises, The Christmas Chronicles, at No. 7 and No. 9. 

But which of the films in Netflix's Top 10 list of the most popular movies are actually good? We break down the entire Netflix Top 10 Movies 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. We also have a list of the 50 best shows and movies to watch on Netflix right now, as well as the best movies on Netflix and the best TV shows on Netflix

Based on Netflix's Top 10 from Wednesday, Nov. 24


1. Red Notice


For fans of: The Rock, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot | Is it good?: It's good if you don't want to think about anything for two hours

If you need to turn off your brain, you could do worse than to watch Red Notice, a movie starring Dwayne JohnsonRyan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot. Rocky and Ryan play a fed and an art thief, respectively, who team up to catch the world's most-wanted art thief (Gadot), and there are tons of fights, big action sequences with rocket launchers and helicopters, and one bit where the former Brahma Bull takes on a real bull in a bullfight. This would normally be a slam dunkarooni to watch, but the critics will tell you that it's a stinker that should be avoided. I'd counter that it runs on enough megawatts of Hollywood star power to mine two whole Bitcoins, rendering any criticism pointless. (Yesterday's rank: 1)


2. Here Comes the Boom 


For fans of: Slapstick humor, MMA | Is it good?: No, but it could be worse

The plot of this movie couldn't be any less derivative of a million other comedy movies. It's about a high school teacher named Scott (Kevin James) whose school is about to undergo budget cuts that will eliminate all extracurricular activities. In order to raise the money necessary to keep the programs alive, Scott decides to become a mixed martial arts fighter, because fighters get paid even if they lose — and Scott, as an out-of-shape 42-year-old man, is going to lose a lot. But he has heart, determination, and a few tricks up his sleeve that may help him do better than anyone expects. Here Comes the Boom is Rocky meets "put on a show to save the community center" comedy with a dash of paid promotion for UFC. It's not great, but James and Henry Winkler, who plays a music teacher-turned-cornerman, make it entertaining enough. (Yesterday's rank: 2)


3. Extinct


For fans of: Ice Age, rude humor | Is it good?: Not especially 

Your kids' enjoyment of Extinct may come down to whether or not they think the Flummels are cute or creepy. The Flummels are donut-shaped rodents (I guess?) from the Galapagos Islands in 1835 who discover portals that allow them to travel back and forth through time. And in the future, they discover that they've gone extinct. Heavy! But there's still a lot of room for goofy jokes and bright colors as the Flummels try to save their species from going the way of the dodo. The voice cast is led by Rachel Bloom and Adam Devine. (Yesterday's rank: 3)

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4. The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star


For fans of: Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens | Is it good?: It's one of Netflix's best Christmas franchises, if that counts for anything

If you haven't been keeping up with the shamelessly cuckoo Princess Switch movies, you might be saying, "Wait, there are three of these now?" There sure are, and this time it's a heist. Princess Stacy (Vanessa Hudgens) and Lady Margaret (Vanessa Hudgens with a British accent) are simply trying to host a Christmas festival when they discover that the priceless relic loaned to them by the Vatican (yes, you read that right) has been stolen. To get it back, they have to team up with Margaret's identical cousin Fiona (Vanessa Hudgens in a blonde wig) and her various criminal associates. Fingers crossed they find a way to somehow add a fourth Vanessa Hudgens to the mix. (Yesterday's rank: 4)

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5. The Harder They Fall


For fans of: The Old West, yeehaw culture, all-star casts | Is it good?: It's highly stylized, violent, and exciting

Sure you've heard the plot from hundreds of Westerns before: A cowboy gets a crew together to exact revenge on the persons who killed their loved ones. But have those cowboys (and cowgirls) ever been played by Regina King, Idris Elba, LaKeith Stanfield, Jonathan Majors, Delroy Lindo, and Zazie Beetz? The awesome predominantly Black cast dishes out stylish, bloody action from director Jeymes Samuel and producer Jay-Z. (Yesterday's rank: 6)

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6. Love Hard


For fans of: Christmas, catfishing | Is it good?: It is a truly silly delight

Nina Dobrev stars as a writer who seemingly meets her perfect man (Darren Barnet) via dating app, only finding out she's been catfished. The man who catfished her (Jimmy O. Yang!) offers to set her up with the guy she's interested in if she pretends to be his girlfriend for the holidays. There is nothing better than a ridiculous Christmas rom-com, and this one fully understands the assignment. (Yesterday's rank: 5)


7. The Christmas Chronicles


For fans of: Santa Claus, adventure | Is it good?: Kurt Russell is always good

Kurt Russell plays an athletic, expectation-confounding version of Santa Claus ("I don't say 'ho ho ho,'" he says. "That's a myth") in this 2018 holiday hit from producer Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Home Alone). It follows two kids who accidentally cause Santa's sleigh to break down, then go on an adventure with him as they try to fix the sleigh and save Christmas. It doesn't rise to the level of Columbus' other family classics, but it's one of the best Netflix Original holiday movies. (Yesterday's rank: 10)


8. The Holiday


For fans of: Ye ol' switcheroo rom-coms, Nancy Meyers | Is it good?: Eh, it's OK

American Cameron Diaz and Brit Kate Winslet swap homes to give their lives a jolt and end up meeting some charming chaps (Jude Law and Jack Black) over the holidays. It's as generic as they come, but sometimes that isn't a bad thing. (Yesterday's rank: 8)


9. The Christmas Chronicles 2


For fans of: America's sweethearts Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Christmas | Is it good?: The first is better, but it still gives a good dose of holiday cheer

In the Chris Columbus-directed sequel to The Christmas Chronicles, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn return as Santa and Mrs. Claus, which is pretty delightful all on its own. There's also a plot here, though, with Kate Pierce (Darby Camp), who has grown into a cynical teen, reuniting with the Clauses to help save Christmas after it's threatened by Belsnickel, an elf gone bad played by The Hunt for the Wilderpeople star Julian Dennison. (Yesterday's rank: n/a)


10. Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You


For fans of: Dogs and Mariah Carey | Is it good?: It's for the Mariah completist

Gather 'round, children, and let Marian Carey tell you the story about how she wanted a puppy as a kid, so she dog-sat a pooch around Christmastime in this 2017 animated holiday film. (Yesterday's rank: 9)


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