With the SVOD service netflix, each beginning of the week also marks the beginning of a new adventure. This is all the more evident when we take a look at the ranking of the most viewed content on said platform from a weekly point of view.
And during the week from Monday August 7 to Sunday August 13, 2023, there are several changes to note in the top 10 most-watched movies on Netflix.
10. Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
-A3.7 I7.2 R93-
- Genres: Comedy, Drama
- Director: Sophie Hyde
- Cast: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack, Isabella Laughland, Les Mabaleka, Lennie Beare, Carina Lopes, Charlotte Ware
Synopsis: Nancy Stokes is a now retired widow. Throughout her life and especially during her married years, she has never felt the thrill of a night of pleasure. Now that she has free time after devoting herself to her job as a teacher, she intends to discover the joys of sex without further delay.
In the hope of achieving the pleasure that her life as a couple has never been able to satisfy, Nancy decides to hire the services of a sex worker. This is how she meets the young and attractive Leo Grande.
9. xXx: Return of Xander Cage
-A2.2 I5.2 R45-
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama
- Director: DJ Caruso
- Cast: Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Samuel L. Jackson, Donnie Yen, Rory McCann
Synopsis: During a mission that has gone wrong, Xander Cage is on the verge of passing the weapon to the left. While he is left for dead, the latter manages to get out of this bad situation and carefully prepares his return to the field.
And as part of his new mission, which promises to be one of the most perilous, he will have to work together with an old acquaintance. The partner in question is none other than Augustus Gibbons, the man who taught him everything. Their mission is to seize “Pandora’s Box”, a weapon of destruction.
8. Shark Bait
-A1.7 I4.4 R30-
- Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller
- Director: James Nunn
- Cast: Holly Earl, Jack Trueman, Catherine Amy Hannay, Malachi Pullar-Latchman, Thomas Michael Flynn
Synopsis: A group of friends make the most of a short weekend in Mexico. During this moment of escape from the daily grind, they spend the night partying instead. Giving free rein to their desires, they even end up stealing two jet-skis to offer themselves neither seen nor known a short trip to the sea.
But their reckless actions will very quickly turn against them when they find themselves caught in a violent frontal collision. With their jet skis now out of order and in addition to having a serious injury, this small group will try to survive. That said, the situation is quite alarming, as predators lurking in the depths are on the lookout for a feast.
7. Happiness for Beginners
-A2.4 I6.1 R31-
- Genres: Comedy, Romance
- Director: Vicky Wight
- Cast: Ellie Kemper, Luke Grimes, Nico Santos, Blythe Danner, Ben Cook, Shayvawn Webster, Julia Shiplett, Gus Birney
Synopsis: Helen Carpenter, a 32-year-old teacher, tries to get back on her life after her divorce a year ago. As she struggles to get back in the saddle, her brother decides to give her a little help.
This is how, by dint of persuasion, the latter manages to convince her to enroll in a wilderness survival course. He hopes that this adventure will help him take his mind off things and get back on their feet. In search of a sign for a new beginning, Helen was far from suspecting what this adventure had in store for her as a surprise.
6. Heart of Stone
-A2.5 I5.7 R32-
- Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
- Director: Tom Harper
- Cast: Gal Gadot, Aliat Bhatt, Jamie Doman, Matthias Schweighöfer, Jing Lusi, Sophie Okonedo
Synopsis: Rachel Stone is an intelligence agent operating for the peacekeeping organization known as Charter. The latter has just been given a new mission. His task is to protect “The Heart” by all means.
This is an artificial intelligence that is both Charter’s most valuable asset and his greatest weakness. A threat currently hangs over “The Heart”, because a hacker tries to seize it.
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5. Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
-A1.9 I5.5 R63-
- Genres: Action, Zombie Apocalypse, Comedy, Science Fiction
- Original work: Aso Haro & Kotaro Takata (Zom 100 manga: Bucket List of the Dead)
- Director: Yusuke Ishida
- Cast: Eiji Akaso, Mai Shiraishi, Shuntaro Yanagi, Kazuki Kitamura, Yui Ichikawa, Mayo Kawasaki
Synopsis: Akira Tendo is a young man who is on the verge of burnout. While he thought he had found the job of his dreams, his days will gradually become a real hell. Pressured by a tyrannical employer, Akira works around the clock and is nothing more than a slave to his business.
However, it is enough for a zombie epidemic to spread for him to regain a taste for life. No longer obliged to return to work, he sets himself the objective of enjoying his days without imposing limits on himself before it is too late.
-A1.7 I3.8 R38-
- Genres: Action, Drama
- Director: Daniel Markowicz
- Cast: Piotr Witkowski, Jacek Koman, Michalina Olszańska, Mariusz Bonaszewski, Aleksandra Adamska, Sebastian Stankiewicz
Synopsis: Kiel is a mercenary who has just been hired to get his hands on a most dangerous weapon. When used, this weapon is capable of turning any average individual into a crazed killer.
But during this mission, Piotrek, Kiel’s brother is also affected by murderous madness and attacks him violently. Out of control, Kiel is forced to take Piotrek’s life. Now, he is driven only by a strong desire for revenge against those who made his brother an uncontrollable killing machine.
3. What Men Want
-A2.4 I5.4 R42-
- Genres: Comedy, Romance
- Director: Adam Shankman
- Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan, Aldis Hodge, Josh Brener, Erykah Badu, Max Greenfield, Richard Roundtree
Synopsis: Alison “Ali” Davis is a sports agent who asks many questions about the male sex. But his questions are oriented more towards the professional sphere than that of love. Working in a male-dominated environment, she wants to make it to the top.
To do this, she decides to call on the service of a psychic. The latter ends up making him drink a special beverage that grants him the ability to hear the thoughts of men. What will she be able to discover with such power?
-A3.3 I6.3 R56-
- Genres: Drama, Thriller
- Director: Boris Kunz
- Cast: Kostja Ullmann, Corinna Kirchhoff, Marlene Tanczik, Iris Berben, Lisa-Marie Koroll
Synopsis: In the future, humanity has acquired a revolutionary technology allowing it to transfer at will, years of life from one person to another. Thanks to the Aeon company which developed this technology, the world has undergone a lot of changes.
Elena, a young woman who is overwhelmed with debt decides to give up 40 years of her life in order to pay it off definitively. Although she has no choice, this decision will deprive her of the bright future that she and her husband Max dreamed of. Employed at Aeon, Max tries to recover the years she lost. Unfortunately, it turns out to be much more complex than he would have imagined.
1. Hidden Strike
- Genres: Action, Mystery, Thriller
- Director: Scott Waugh
- Cast: Jackie Chan, John Cena, Pilou Asbak, Amadeus Serafini, Wang ZhenWei, Max Huang, Lee Huang, Gong Jun
Synopsis: Luo Fen is an entrepreneur specializing in private security. One day, the latter is tasked with exfiltrating a group of workers held captive in an oil refinery. Said refinery managed by China is however located in Mosul in Iraq. In other words, the mission is even more risky.
To carry out this mission, Luo Fen is led to team up with a former US army officer by the name of Chris Van Horne. But during the operation, they will learn that the real objective of the attackers is to seize the gasoline of the refinery.
Source : FlixPatrol