This is one of the most entertaining movies that has/have appeared this year.

Can't figure out with certainty whether the subject is singular or plural. Seems like has is the obvious answer but presence of that is making me falter.

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    ...native speakers use both versions (they're both syntactically fine), but in constructions of the general form one of NOUN who/that VERB, the plural verb is far more common (have, in your example). Jul 17 '19 at 13:54
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    One of my marbles is broken. The subject of the sentence is a single marble, so the singular verb is used. But in the example sentence, the subject is the most entertaining movies (plural)—it's talking abut a plural subject, so it needs a plural verb. This is one of (the most entertaining movies that have appeared this year). Jul 17 '19 at 14:15

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