The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Seaspiracy' to 'Bad Trip'

  • Every week, the streaming search engine Reelgood compiles for Insider a list of which movies have been most prominent on Netflix’s daily top-10 lists that week. 
  • Netflix counts a view if an account watches a movie or TV show for at least two minutes.
  • The kids animated movie “Secret Magic Control Agency” topped this week’s list. The documentary “Seaspiracy” was also popular.
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9. "Elizabeth and Margaret: Love and Loyalty" (2020)

Description: “This documentary takes an intimate look at the complex, widely misunderstood relationship between Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, Princess Margaret.”

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8. "The Secret Life of Pets 2" (2019)

Description: “On a farm outside New York, Max aims to boost his confidence while in the city, Snowball attempts to rescue a tiger cub and Gidget pretends to be a cat.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 60%

What critics said: “The sequel to 2016’s animated hit is even thinner on plot than the first one, whose title promised a look behind the scenes and inside the minds of cats and dogs.” — Detroit News

7. "Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal" (2021, Netflix original)

Description: “Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to get the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 89%

What critics said: “His story might not be over yet, but ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ suggests that even if Singer goes down, the problem he exploited shows no sign of letting up.” — Indiewire

6. "Deadly Illusions" (2021)

Description: “After a bestselling novelist suffering from writer’s block hires a new nanny for her children, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 10%

What critics said: “Movies don’t come much clunkier than ‘Deadly Illusions,’ an unconvincing mishmash of psychodrama and erotic thriller filled with silly plot holes, obvious dialogue, and risibly bad actions and reactions.” — Los Angeles Times

5. "A Week Away" (2021, Netflix original)

Description: “In this uplifting musical, a troubled teen takes a leap of faith by attending summer camp — and unexpectedly finds love, friends and a place to belong.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 47%

What critics said: “This is a film as tidy, transparent and kid-friendly as a square of Jell-O salad, and so squishily eager-to-please that it doesn’t engage with its religious themes so much as tuck them into song lyrics to hover in the narrative like grapes.” — New York Times

4. "Yes Day" (2021, Netflix original)

Description: “A mom and dad who usually say no decide to say yes to their kids’ wildest requests — with a few ground rules — on a whirlwind day of fun and adventure.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 47%

What critics said: “Parents will be amused with the antics that ensue. The kids will love it.” — San Jose Mercury News

3. "Seaspiracy" (2021, Netflix original)

Description: “Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers alarming global corruption.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 83%

What critics said: “Seaspiracy is both well-researched and informative, and at times genuinely shocking … If shock and awe are what it takes to get the message across, then Seaspiracy is effective, if not particularly multifaceted.” — Thrillist

2. "Bad Trip" (2021, Netflix original)

Description: “In this hidden-camera prank comedy, two best friends bond on a wild road trip to New York as they pull real people into their raunchy, raucous antics.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 73%

What critics said: “It’s a delivery system for strung-together Situationist happenings, a fancy way of saying that everyday people get co-opted into highly elaborate, hilarious, smart-comics-doing-dumb-gross sh–.” — Rolling Stone

1. "Secret Magic Control Agency" (2021, Netflix original)

Description: “Hansel and Gretel of fairy tale fame — now acting as secret agents — must use magic, clever thinking and teamwork on a mission to find a missing king.”

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