Actor Kate Mara as the title character in the movie 'Megan Leavey,' which is trending on Netflix.

Most popular movies on Netflix last week

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December 27, 2023
Updated on April 18, 2024
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Most popular movies on Netflix last week

A harrowing new documentary, a biographical drama about an unlikely pair, and a live-action take on an animated classic are joining Netflix's latest most popular movies chart.

In the first category is "What Jennifer Did," a Netflix original documentary that attempts to unravel the chilling case of Jennifer Pan, a young woman from Ontario, Canada who orchestrated a violent attack on her own family in 2010. The documentary–which debuted on Netflix on April 10—delves into Pan's background, revealing a life filled with high parental expectations and her struggle to meet them, which ultimately led her to fabricate elements of her life to gain their approval. The tension culminated when her lies fell apart, prompting her to hire hitmen to murder her parents.

Another feature that's riveting Netflix subscribers is "Megan Leavey," a 2017 biographical war drama that tells the true story of a young woman who finds a new direction in her life by joining the Marines. Kate Mara plays the eponymous hero, who bonds with Rex, a military combat dog. Together, they complete more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures both of them. After they are both wounded, Megan fights a lengthy battle to adopt Rex post-service. The movie, which has been tugging on Netflix users' heartstrings since it joined the streamer on April 8, serves as a poignant tribute to the healing power of human-animal companionship. 

Meanwhile, those looking for a film the entire family can enjoy can turn to "Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp," the 2024 live-action sequel adaptation of the beloved classic cartoon. In this Netflix original, the titular character taps into his mischievous ways to stop an inspector from shutting down his new home, Camp Woo Hoo. And if that wasn't enough conflict, the anthropomorphic woodpecker goes head-to-head with bullies from Camp Hoo Rah. The vibrant movie, which joined Netflix on April 12, is nothing short of slapstick-comedy shenanigans. Tune in if you want to see what has everyone laughing out loud.

Find out how all these films and more rank on the list Stacker compiled of the most popular movies on Netflix in the U.S. from April 8-April 14.

#10. Happy Gilmore

- Total weeks in top ten: 4

#9. Hotel Transylvania

- Total weeks in top ten: 2

#8. The Super Mario Bros. Movie

- Total weeks in top ten: 20

#7. Hotel Transylvania 2

- Total weeks in top ten: 4

#6. Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp

- Total weeks in top ten: 1

#5. The Little Things

- Total weeks in top ten: 2

#4. Glass

- Total weeks in top ten: 2

#3. The Bricklayer

- Total weeks in top ten: 1

#2. Megan Leavey

- Total weeks in top ten: 1

#1. What Jennifer Did

- Total weeks in top ten: 1

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