Netflix’s Most Watched Films In 2021

Netflix’s Most-Watched Films In 2021: Since Netflix has launched its weekly top 10 global hit list, it has become a lot easier to keep track…

Published: January 21st, 2022 7:04 am | Updated: May 11, 2022 7:04 am

Netflix’s Most-Watched Films In 2021: Since Netflix has launched its weekly top 10 global hit list, it has become a lot easier to keep track of what the hot topics are in the world of Netflix. As a consequence, viewers now get to choose the movie and series wisely if they are on a tight schedule.

For new subscribers who had little idea about what was going on in Netflix before they came these lists come in real handy. And lastly, for those patient viewers who restrain themselves from barging upon a movie as soon as it releases and waits to see the rating and acceptance of it, Netflix’s Top 10 is the most authentic aid.

But as we just said, these top 10 lists are based on weekly views. So, it’s a bit of hard work to seek out the most popular or most-watched movies of all time on Netflix. This is why we have combined all the lists and made a master list of Netflix’s most-watched films that include brand new movies like ‘Don’t Look Up’ and comparatively older movies like ‘Enola Holmes’. You just have to read the article till the end and you’ll know what movie or movies you want to stream next.

Let’s have a look at  Netflix’s Most-Watched Films In 2021

10. Enola Holmes-

Year: 2020
View: 189.9 million hours

More than one hundred years after Arthur Conan Doyle created the quintessential detective Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Springer added one more sibling to the Holmes family- a sister. Based on her book ‘The Ebola Holmes Mysteries: The Case of the Missing Marquess’, Harry Bradbeer made the movie ‘Enola Holmes’ which agitates fans’ love and most importantly loyalty to the famous detective Sherlock Holmes as some of them accept the new member and some of them don’t.

Enola Holmes is a fictional character specially created to make a contrast with the male detective to show how different it would have been for a woman of similar intelligence and genius to flourish and gain fame.

The 2020 film is the first movie adaptation of the Enola Holmes series with Henry Cavill starring as Sherlock Holmes and Helena Bonham Carter as the Holmes’ mother who goes missing. After her mother’s disappearance, Enola calls her brothers to find her but eventually rushes to do it herself.

On the way, she meets young lord Viscount Tewkesbury, played by Louis Partridge, who is on the run and helps him. The role of Enola has come to life with all its charm in the hand of the brilliant Millie Bobby Brown. Though some people have criticized the mystery of the plot as being unequal to the Holmes mystery, we should keep in mind that this is only the first case of Enola and Enola is a very young woman who was confined in a home till now.

9. Spenser Confidential-

Year: 2020
View: 197.3 million hours

Directed by Peter Berg, this movie belongs to the action and crime genre. Two Boston police officers are murdered unearthing a twisted murder conspiracy. To solve the mastery, a former Police detective comes back to Boston’s criminal underworld.

Mark Wahlberg who is also one of the producers of the film, is playing the titular character detective Spenser. After ‘Lone Survivor’, ‘Deepwater Horizon, ‘Patriots Day’, and ‘Mile 22’, this is the fifth film in collaboration with Berg and Wahlberg.

8. 6 Underground-


Year: 2019
View: 205.5 million hours

An interesting plot surrounding six individuals from all around the world is sought out. Every one of them is unparalleled at what they do and they are chosen to fake their death for a planned seizure of a ruthless dictator.

Directed by Michael Bay, the cast of this film includes Ryan Reynolds, Melanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy, Dave Franco, etc.

7. The Kissing Booth 2-

Year: 2020
View: 209.25 million hours

Directed by Vince Marcello, this movie marks the sequel of ‘The Kissing Booth‘ of 2018. After Elle and Noah, the central teenage couple of the film spend an amazing summer together, Noah has to leave for Harvard. Their long-distance relationship complicates when an attractive new transfer student Marco, comes to school.

On the other hand, Elle and her best friend Lee are planning to re-open the kissing booth with Marco in place of Noah as one of the kissers. Returning actors and actresses in the role of Elle, Noah, and Lee are Joey King, Jacob Elordi, and Joel Courtney. The new kid Marco is starred by Taylor Zakhar Perez.

6. The Irishman-


Year: 2019
View: 214.57 million hours

Set in the time of 1950 the plot develops around a truck driver Frank Sheeran whose life entangles with Russell Bufalino and his crime family of Pennsylvania. Frank begins to climb up the social stairs while also working for a powerful Teamster of the crime world Jimmy Hoffa.

Directed by Martin Scorsese, in this film Robert De Niro plays the role of Frank, the Irish Man, Joe Pesci stars the role of Russell Bufalino, and Al Pacino plays Jimmy Hoffa.

5. The Unforgivable-

Year: 2021
View: 214.69 million hours

This movie made a big hit right after its release. It tells the story of a woman named Ruth Slater who has recently been released from prison where she was serving sentence for a violent crime. But now as she tries to re-enter society, she will have to face many hindrances to put her life back together as the world is reluctant to forget and forgive her past. Starring in the role of the protagonist, is the all-time brilliant Sandra Bullock.

4. Extraction-


Year: 2020
View: 231.3 million hours

Set in Bangladesh, this film features an Australian black-market mercenary who is hired to rescue a kidnapped son of an imprisoned crime lord of the international level. The typical plot of the underworld crime with weapon dealers, drug traffickers are unfolded by director Sam Hargrave.

Renowned for the role of Thor, Chris Hemsworth plays the character of the mercenary on a mission. Other cast member includes Golshifteh Farahani, Sam Hargrave, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, David Harbour, and famous Indian actor Randeep Hooda, etc.

3. Bird Box-

Year: 2018
View: 282.02 million hours

As a mysterious force haunts the population, people must avoid seeing it as it will take the shape of the watcher’s worst fear. A woman with her children must undertake a dangerous journey through woods and rivers to reach a safe place.

This sci-fi horror movie is directed by Susanne Bier and the cast includes Machine Gun Kelly, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Rosa Salazar, Jacki Weaver, etc.

2. Don’t Look Up-


Year: 2021
View: 321.52 million hours

Directed by Adam McKay, this film has taken the entertainment media to a storm by its extraordinary casting and the cast members’ extraordinary acting. A student of astronomy and her professor must go on a media tour to convince people about an approaching comet that threatens the existence of the Earth.

The cast ensemble includes award-winning actress and actor Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, the brilliant Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Chris Evans, and Ariana Grande.

1. Red Notice-

Year: 2021
View: 364.02 million hours

The movie that is currently at the top of Netflix’s most-watched movie list, is about the world of international crime where an FBI agent will have to reluctantly team up with a renowned art thief to catch the world’s most notorious art thief.

In the role of the FBI agent is Dwayne Johnson, and in the role of the renowned art, the thief is playing Ryan Reynolds whereas the mysterious art thief, the one who is to be caught in the movie is played by Gal Gadot, famous for her portrayal of the Wonder Woman.