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The most popular movies on Netflix right now besides ‘Lou’

by Stewart Cole

“Lou” is currently the most popular movie on Netflix, according to the streaming service’s public ranking system.

Starring Allison Janney and Jurnee Smollett, the action thriller follows a mother who joins forces with her mysterious neighbor to rescue her kidnapped daughter. “Lou” premiered on September 23 to mixed reviews from critics, many of whom praised the acting but were not entirely convinced by the plot.

The second most popular movie of the moment is “A Jazzman’s Blues” by Tyler Perry. Perry wrote, produced and directed this period drama – a departure from the comedies that made him famous. Set in rural Georgia, the film tells the story of forbidden love and family secrets spanning 40 years.

Animated films also appear in the current ranking, with “Sing 2,” “Despicable Me 2” and “Minions & More 1” taking three spots in the top 10. New youth comedy “Do Revenge” is also trending, after received generally positive reviews upon its release on September 16.

Young adults may also be interested in checking out “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” an adaptation of the first book in Cassandra Clare’s hit YA series. Emily in Paris herself, Lily Collins stars in the urban fantasy film, which flopped when it premiered in 2013, but may be finding a more interesting audience on Netflix.

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