The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'We Can Be Heroes' to 'Superbad'

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Robert Rodriguez’s “Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” sequel,
“We Can Be Heroes,” was Netflix’s most popular movie this week
after trailing behind Liam Neeson’s “Unknown” last week.�

Every week, the streaming search
engine Reelgood
 compiles for Business Insider a list of which
movies have been most prominent on Netflix’s daily top-10 lists
that week. On Reelgood, users can browse Netflix’s entire
movie library and sort by IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

Below are Netflix’s 9 most popular movies of the week in
the US:

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9. “Superbad” (2007)

Description:
“Hoping to have sex before college, high school seniors Seth and
Evan try to score booze for a huge party, leading to a series of
wild misadventures.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 88%

What critics said: “What makes the film so
appealing is the disconnect between what comes from the mouths of
these hormone-addled pups and what’s going on in their heads, where
they’re still clinging desperately to the innocence they’re leaving
behind.” — NPR

8. “Unknown” (2011)

Description:
“Liam Neeson stars as a man who regains consciousness after a car
accident, only to discover that another man is impersonating
him.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 55%

What critics said: “For about an hour or so,
‘Unknown’ is intriguing.” —
New Yorker

7. “Catch Me If You Can” (2002)

Description:
“An FBI agent makes it his mission to put cunning con man Frank
Abagnale Jr. behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he
revels in the pursuit.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 96%

What critics said: “A gently funny, sweetly
adventurous film that makes you feel genuinely good, that is to
say, entirely unconned by false sentiment or sharp,
overmanipulative Hollywood practices.” —
Time

6. “Killers” (2010)

Description:
“After a whirlwind romance, Jen and Spencer settle into married
life — until Spencer’s secret past as a hit man shakes up their
suburban bliss.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 10%

What critics said: “It’s pretty much dead in
the water as soon as a shirtless Kutcher tries to play suave and
utters some terrible French in his first attempt to woo his
co-star.” —
Toronto Star

5. “Charming” (2021, Netflix original)

Description:
“On the eve of his 21st birthday, an adored prince must find his
one, true soulmate before a spell takes away all love from his
kingdom.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 24%

What critics said: “It has the odd fun conceit
but the set-up is tortured, the storytelling is episodic, the gags
scattershot, the songs forgettable and the animation rudimentary.
You’ll live happily ever after without it.” — Empire

4. “17 Again” (2009)

Description:
“Nearing a midlife crisis, thirty-something Mike wishes for a
“do-over” — and that’s exactly what he gets when he wakes up to
find he’s 17 again.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 56%

What critics said: “17 Again makes the ’80s
comedies on which it’s modeled seem positively cutting-edge by
comparison.” —
New York Post

3. “Pieces of a Woman” (2021, Netflix original)

Description:
“A heartbreaking home birth leaves a woman grappling with the
profound emotional fallout, isolated from her partner and family by
a chasm of grief.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 75%

What critics said: “Pieces of a Woman is a
rather blunted depiction of an endlessly complex subject that
deserves much more contemplation. Despite impressive performances,
it fails to truly hit that mark.” —
Elle

2. “Good Burger” (1997)

Description:
“Working at a neighborhood fast-food joint, two teens try to save
the restaurant when a giant burger franchise fires up the
competition.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 32%

What critics said: “[Good Burger] will satisfy
their audience’s appetite for basic, messy silliness while leaving
many grown-ups mildly bemused by the fuzzy obviousness of its
humor, the gawky pacing of its sight gags and the second-handedness
of its slapstick.” — Los
Angeles Times

1. “We Can Be Heroes” (2021, Netflix original)

Description:
“When alien invaders capture Earth’s superheroes, their kids must
learn to work together to save their parents — and the
planet.” 

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 72%

What critics said: “The get-a-load-of-this
facetiousness of ‘We Can Be Heroes’ feels a bit rote, like the
child-lite version of a ‘Men in Black’ escapade crossed with wisps
of nostalgia for ‘The Goonies.'” —
Variety

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The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'We Can Be
Heroes' to 'Superbad'