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Top 3 Must-Watch Movies on Netflix’s Current Top 10 List

The Netflix top 10 list is a valuable tool for discovering what to watch, but high rankings don’t always equate to quality. For instance, the poorly received comic book film “Madame Web” currently holds the #8 spot, and we suggest giving it a pass. So, how can you determine which movies are truly worth the buzz?

Here at Tom’s Guide, we’ve curated a selection of the top movies in the Netflix top 10 that are worth your time. This compilation includes an action-packed film centered on artificial intelligence, a family-friendly mystery featuring adorable creatures, and the movie that finally brought an Oscar to the Godzilla franchise last year. There’s a diverse range of options to cater to every viewer’s preferences.

The following article is based on the Netflix top 10 list of the most-watched movies in the U.S. as of June 2, 11 a.m. ET. For additional streaming recommendations, explore our guide on the best new movies recently added to streaming platforms, as well as an overview of everything new on Netflix this month.

“Godzilla Minus One” (2023)
The Oscar-winning “Godzilla Minus One” has finally made its way to streaming services outside of Japan. As someone who was deeply moved by the film in theaters, I’ve been praising its brilliance for months without the ability to share it legally. The movie lays bare the original titan’s greatness and delivers a poignant message of hope about humanity. Directed by acclaimed CG animator and VFX artist Takashi Yamazaki, the story unfolds at the end of World War II following the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It follows Kōichi Shikishima, a kamikaze pilot who faces a life-altering encounter with a colossal reptilian creature, leading him to a profound realization about the world around him.

“Atlas” (2024)
Jennifer Lopez stars in the sci-fi thriller “Atlas,” which premiered on Netflix at the end of May. The film marks Netflix’s latest venture into the realm of high-profile science fiction epics. Lopez portrays Atlas Shepherd, a brilliant data analyst with a deep distrust of artificial intelligence. In a future where AI soldiers are prevalent, a rogue AI believes that ending humanity is the key to ending war. Atlas embarks on a mission to capture the renegade robot, which is intertwined with her mysterious past. When circumstances take an unexpected turn, she must collaborate with an AI named “Smith” to complete her mission, with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance.

“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” (2019)
The live-action adaptation of the beloved Pokémon series, “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” is a rare gem among video game movie adaptations. The film follows Tim Goodman, a former Pokémon trainer who reunites with his father’s Pikachu after his father’s mysterious disappearance. Together, they unravel a complex mystery while discovering a sinister plot unfolding around them. With a mix of fun, mystery, and references for Pokémon enthusiasts, “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” offers an entertaining adventure for both fans and newcomers alike.

Netflix top 10 movies right now:
1. “Atlas” (2024)
2. “Colors of Evil Red” (2024)
3. “The LEGO Movie” (2014)
4. “Godzilla Minus One” (2023)
5. “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” (2019)
6. “Shrek” (2001)
7. “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (2023)
8. “Madame Web” (2024)
9. “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”
10. “Mother of the Bride” (2024)