Netflix France: the 10 most popular films of the week of October 16

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4 films, which were added to Netflix on October 15, 2023, have shaken up the ranking of the most viewed cinematographic works on the platform in France.

What are these films and what are the other 6 in the top 10 for the week of October 16 to 22? Find out below and then watch in top video quality on Netflix.

10 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Available on Netflix since 1er October 2023, this feature-length film is starting to lose momentum, falling to tenth place in the French rankings. However, this is the third time the film has appeared in the top 10 most popular films in France since it was added to the platform.

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Charlie, a child from a modest family, works hard to help his family and saves every penny. Unfortunately, he can only dream of the sweets that children his age crave. However, his luck changes when he enters a competition organized by the mysterious Willy Wonka, owner of the town's famous chocolate factory. The five golden tickets hidden in his chocolates promise a lifetime of sweets to their discoverers.

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, originally released on July 13, 2005, was directed by Tim Burton and written by John August. It's a family comedy, featuring a talented cast including Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Brigitte Millar and David Kelly. The film explores the culinary creations of the eccentric Willy Wonka.

9 - Reptile

Last week, "Reptile" dropped to ninth place in France. Since its release on Netflix on September 29, 2023, it has appeared for the fourth time among the 10 most popular films.

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The placid world of real estate is rocked by the brutal murder of a young agent. The case, both complex and mysterious, is entrusted to a hardened detective, whose devotion to justice drives him to delve deep into the mystery. However, as his investigation progresses, he realizes that appearances are deceiving. First, the truth about the murder escapes all logic, then the revelations lead him to question the foundations of his own existence, dismantling the illusions that have shaped his life.

"Reptile", a story full of twists and turns, was created by Grant Singer and scripted by 3 talents including Grant Singer, Benjamin Brewer and Benicio Del Toro. The latter, along with superstar Justin Timberlake, play key roles in this feature film.

8 - The Good Neighbor

It's one of the films freshly added to the Netflix France catalog on October 15, 2023, and it goes straight into the top 10 and into eighth place among those most viewed last week.

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David is a journalist moving from Berlin to the provinces. As soon as he arrives, he is helped by his neighbor Robert, and a friendship is born, easing their solitude. However, a nocturnal accident forces them to hide the truth, strengthening their friendship in an unsettling way.

"The Good Neighbor" is a thriller directed by Stephan Rick, released on June 17, 2022. The cast features actors such as Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Luke Kleintank, Eloise Smyth, Bruce Davison, Ieva Florence-Viksne, Guna Zarina, Ieva Seglina, Regina Razuma, Inga Alsina, and Maxim Busel.

7 - Seminar (The conference)

After its release on October 13, 2023, "Séminaire" appears for the second time in the top 10 most viewed films on Netflix France, climbing to seventh place.

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A group of employees gather for a business seminar. What begins as a normal meeting soon changes. They discover that a killer is planning to attack them. They must stop fighting and work together to survive.

This feature film is one of the horror films freshly added to Netflix in 2023not recommended for under-16s. "Seminar" is marked by suspense and thrills, where the characters try at all costs to escape and defeat the killer. It was directed by Patrik Eklund and features talented actors such as Katia Winter and Adam Lundgren, along with Eva Melander and others.

6 - Nos jours heureux

This comedy joined Netflix's extensive library on October 5, 2023 and is still going strong, despite dropping to sixth place after ranking fourth in the most viewed films on the platform in France.

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This is the story of Vincent Rousseau, who organizes his first summer camp. He soon discovers how difficult it is. He encounters many difficulties every day. The counselors and kids get into mischief, and Vincent tries to control everything.

Originally released on June 28, 2006, this feature film was directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. Jean-Paul plays the lead role, and ii is joined by Omar Sy and Marilou Berry. "Nos jours heureux" is an amusing story, presenting the funny moments and problems of summer camps.

5 - Mindscape

It's the second of four films to sweep some of the rankings, having entered the Netflix France top 10 on October 15, 2023. "Mindscape" moves straight into fifth place.

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A man with exceptional hypnotic abilities is able to explore people's minds. His next mission leads him to examine the complex case of an exceptionally intelligent teenager, whose actions pose a danger to herself and others. Is she psychotic, or is she hiding a devastating trauma?

This intriguing thriller, directed by Jorge Dorado, was originally released on October 13, 2013. It features a talented cast, including Mark Strong, Taissa Farmiga, Brian Cox, Indira Varma, Noah Taylor, Richard Dillane, and Saskia Reeves.

4 - The last letter from her lover

"La dernière lettre de son amant" is also one of the 4 films added on October 15, 2023 on Netflix France that turned the ranking on its head, rising to fourth place among last week's 10 most popular films on the platform.

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A journalist discovers love letters dating back to 1965, prompting her to solve the mystery surrounding this forbidden passion. As she delves into this enigmatic past, she also explores her own feelings.

This international romantic drama, directed by Augustine Frizzell, was originally released on August 6, 2021. It features notable actors including Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones, Callum Turner, Joe Alwyn, Nabhaan Rizwan, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Appleton, Christian Brassington, Alice Orr-Ewing, and Lee Knight.

3 - The minions: Once upon a time there was Gru (The rise of Gru)

This thrilling comedy landed on Netflix on October 6, 2023 and continues to cause a sensation. It is still in the Top 3 for its third appearance among the 10 feature films that most captivated French viewers.

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12-year-old Gru finds himself rejected by his evil idols. Desperate to prove that he has what it takes to be a villain, he surrounds himself with his clumsy Minions followers to perform evil deeds.

"The Minions: Once Upon a Time Gru", aimed at a young, family audience, premiered on July 1, 2022. The film was directed by Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val, exploring the origin of one of the most iconic villains, with a cast including Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Alan Arkin, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren and Danny Trejo.

2 - Gemini Man

"Gemini Man" is second only to "Non-stop" in the ranking of best films on Netflix France. This film was added to the platform on October 11, 2023, and is already the second time it has made the top 10.

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A sniper has recently retired. His quiet life changes abruptly when he has to face a younger version of himself. This clone is stronger, faster, and has been sent to kill him. A great battle begins between the man and his double.

It's a captivating action film directed by Ang Lee, being a mix of action and suspense, with intense fights and impressive special effects. Will Smith plays the lead role, accompanied by other talented actors such as Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong.

1 - Non-stop

Barely added to Netflix on October 15, 2023, "Non-stop" is making a splash, taking direct first place among the 10 most-viewed films on the platform in France over the past week.

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An air marshal in mid-flight receives threatening messages from a stranger claiming to be on board the same plane. The agent finds himself in a race against time to identify the culprit among the passengers.

This action film, originally released on February 26, 2014, is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. It features a talented cast, including Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Corey Stoll, Lupita Nyong'o, Omar Metwally, Jason Butler Harner, and Linus Roache.

These films are all available for one-off purchase. download on Netflix. So you can watch them online or offline, as you like!

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