There’s a new Netflix movie atop the streamer’s global English-language chart this week — it’s the swoon-worthy romance Love at First Sight, based on Jennifer E. Smith’s novel The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and starring Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy as passengers who fall in love on their flight from New York to London. Nothing else even comes close to this film viewership-wise on Netflix’s latest most-watched movies chart, which also includes mostly third-party titles as well as Adam Sandler’s latest Netflix release You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (a film that’s gotten some of the best reviews of his career but is almost a month old at this point).
Netflix Top 10 (September 11-September 17)
Starting with Love at First Sight, here are the top 10 Netflix movies in the world right now:
- The Out-Laws — 14.1 million views
- You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah — 4.3 million views
- Woody Woodpecker — 3.5 million views
- Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch — 3.4 million views (not available in the US)
- Fifty Shades Freed — 3.4 million views (not available in the US)
- The Croods — 3.2 million views (not available in the US)
- All My Life — 3 million views (not available in the US)
- Leatherface — 2.9 million views (not available in the US)
- Boss Baby — 2.8 million views
- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back — 2.6 million views
Next, let’s take a closer look at the film that’s currently outperforming all other Netflix movies right now worldwide.
The #1 Netflix movie in the world (Love at First Sight)
Love at First Sight, which racked up 14.1 million views for the week of September 11-17, is currently dominating the streamer’s Top 10 English movies list in 92 countries. As far as what it’s about, the story finds “Hadley” and “Oliver” slowly starting to fall in love on their flight from New York to London. Until, that is, they lose each other at customs, their hopes dashed, and feeling like the odds are too great that they’ll ever find the other again.
Hadley had missed her original flight from New York to London, and she actually meets Oliver in a chance encounter at the airport, which sparks an instant connection. After a long night on the plane together, getting to know each other even more, it feels like time has passed in the blink of an eye when they finally land at Heathrow and get separated. “Finding each other in the chaos seems impossible,” explains Netflix’s official synopsis. “Will fate intervene to transform these seatmates into soul mates?”
The movie currently has pretty decent reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, including an 80% audience score based on more than 100 user ratings. And as for the book that it’s based on — hopeless romantics who’ve read it don’t need any reminding, but upon publication it garnered critical acclaim, including from The New York Times which called it “a gorgeous, heartwarming reminder of the power of fate.”
In addition to Love at First Sight, meanwhile, here are some other Netflix movies worth checking out if you’re in the mood for romance:
- Always Be My Maybe: In this Netflix gem, Ali Wong and Randall Park star as childhood friends reunited in adulthood (in my opinion, this is the best Netflix original romantic comedy movie).
- To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: Starring Lana Condor as lovesick teenager Lara Jean, this delightful YA Netflix movie is adapted from the 2014 novel of the same name by Jenny Han.
- Lady Chatterley’s Lover: Netflix’s adaptation of the steamy romance novel from D.H. Lawrence.