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The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Peppermint' to 'Marauders'

  • "Peppermint" was a hit on Netflix this week but notably absent from the streamer's popularity rankings was David Fincher's "Mank."
  • Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February.
  • Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday.
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The Jennifer Garner-starring action movie "Peppermint" rose to the top of Netflix's popularity rankings this week, but notably absent was David Fincher's new movie, "Mank."

The potential Oscar contender failed to make the week's top nine movies, suggesting it lacks widespread appeal among Netflix users.

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:

9. "Little Nicky" (2000)

Description: "The devil sends his sweet son Nicky to Earth to bring back his scheming siblings, who have plans to oust dear old dad from power."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 22%

What critics said: "Creating perhaps his most irritating persona to date, Sandler manages to get through the entire movie with barely a single gag, save for a few uninspired chuckles." — BBC

8. "Triple 9" (2016)

Description: "A group of dirty Atlanta cops blackmailed by the Russian mob plan a seemingly impossible heist that sets off an explosive chain reaction of violence."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 54%

What critics said: "One of those productions in which much of the creative energy has been funneled into gaudily inventive displays of violence." — New York Times

7. "Rust Creek" (2018)

Description: "A wrong turn in the woods becomes a fight for her life when a career-seeking college student runs into two outlaw brothers looking to cook up trouble."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 84%

What critics said: "Director Jen McGowan and screenwriter Julie Lipson take too leisurely of an approach to a story that should be more taut, but the attention they pay to characters and setting makes a difference in how the movie plays out." — Los Angeles Times

6. "The Christmas Chronicles" (2018, Netflix original)

Description: "After accidentally crashing Santa's sleigh, a brother and sister pull an all-nighter to save Christmas with a savvy, straight-talking St. Nick."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 67%

What critics said: "Hot Santa is a premise that requires a few risks, but this movie falls just short of making the leap. Still the film has a few interesting points to make as to the way the idea of how Christmas has changed over the years." — Polygon 

5. "Ava" (2020)

Description: "An elite assassin wrestling with doubts about her work scrambles to protect herself — and her estranged family — after a hit goes dangerously wrong."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 17%

What critics said: "Ava is a napping-on-the-couch movie through and through, with recognizable names and a sexy premise but no distinct personality." — AV Club

4. "The Christmas Chronicles 2" (2020, Netflix original)

Description: "Unhappy over her mom's new relationship, a now-teenage Kate runs away and lands at the North Pole, where a naughty elf is plotting to cancel Christmas."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 73%

What critics said: "Chris Columbus takes over the reins as director and binges on the cheesy digital effects, but his story does dash off into an exciting new direction as it revisits the origins of Santa." — San Jose Mercury News

3. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000)

Description: "The Grinch decides to rob Whoville of Christmas — but a dash of kindness from little Cindy Lou Who and her family may be enough to melt his heart."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 49%

What critics said: "It's sweet enough for the very young, edgy enough for teens, and world/pop culture savvy enough for adults." — IGN

2. "Marauders" (2016)

Description: "A series of high-stakes thefts at banks owned by a manipulative millionaire sparks an FBI agent to suspect a sinister plan behind the deadly heists."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 20%

What critics said: "It's a bank-robbery thriller and a 'political' expos all at once: No wonder this overly elaborate potboiler turns into a muddle." — Variety

1. "Peppermint" (2018)

Description: "After her family is murdered, a mild-mannered mom remakes herself into a badass vigilante in order to exact violent justice."

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 12%

What critics said: "There was a time when a woman being the star of her own bad action franchise could have been considered the apex of progress, but that time is past." — Vulture

Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider’s parent company, Axel Springer, is a Netflix board member.

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