For a long time, Netflix had been secretive on the ratings of the originals they have on their Library that is why sometimes fans get shocked when a show that is thought to be popular got canceled because Netflix had been secretive of their ratings for a long time. There will be movies you will be expecting to be on this list but shockingly didn’t make it.
But now they just revealed the ratings of their Originals but movies and not the programs. Netflix released a top 10 list of the most-watched Netflix original movies of all time. What did the 167 million subscribers of Netflix watch the most?
Surprisingly, Noah Centineo stars only in one of these movies because Netflix surely likes to hire him a lot.
These are the most-watched Netflix movies on their debut! Thanks to the Pandemic. I get to watch all of these movies so I can give you a glimpse of their synopses without giving out spoilers. I
1. Extraction – 99 million
This action movie starring Hollywood Superstar Chris Hemsworth is about an Australian former SASR (Special Air Service Regiment) turned Mercenary who was hired to rescue the teenage son of a drug lord who got kidnapped in Bangladesh. It is a fun and fast-paced action movie that action fans will enjoy even though it got a fair amount of criticism from critics. The pacing of the movie reminds me of video games where the talking portion is cutscenes and the action scenes are gameplay. This movie is successful that a sequel is already in the works.
2. Bird Box – 89 million
This horror-thriller is based on a novel of the same title. It is about A mother named Mallory Hayes (played by Academy award-winning actress Sandra Bullock) Who tries to survive a road of obstacles together with 2 children as they try to escape an entity that drives people to suicide when they see it. Malory and the children will try to survive blindfolded!
This movie makes you fear the unknown that you can’t see. This movie became a huge hit by getting viral in social media. So it is a hit because of word of mouth. It thrilling and intense experience where you will feel vulnerable for characters.
3. Spenser Confidential – 85 million
This action movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke is a typical Buddy cop action movie that will give you nostalgia from past Buddy cop hits like Lethal Weapon, 21 Jump Street, and Rush Hour. If those movies are your Jam you might enjoy this one even though it follows a lot of typical Buddy cop tropes.
4. 6 Underground – 83 million
Is an action movie about a secret group of Vigilantes lead by A billionaire named Gray who was played by Ryan Reynolds. The group is planning to assassinate a dictator to free a country from its cruel regime. It is a visual experience because of the eye-catching special effects but this movie is kind of a Walmart version of The Fast and the furious franchise.
5. Murder Mystery – 73 million
A comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. It is about a married couple who ends up investigating a murder that happened in a Billionaire’s Yacht. I know Adam Sandler recently redeemed himself with doing movies like Uncut Gems but this movie is before Uncut Gems and after Jack and Jill.
6. The Irishman – 64 million This is a very amazing epic crime film starring some of the greatest actors of all time like Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Ray Romano. Rather than talking about the plot, I want to talk about the visual effects of this movie. CGI managed to make elderly actors become decades younger again! A movie like this could be the future of Hollywood. Actors won’t be needing plastic surgery and botox to look younger. The age-defying visual effects put me on awe. This movie is also the most praised by critics of all the movies on this list.
7. Triple Frontier – 63 million This heist action movie stars Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac. It is about some former US Special forces members who reunited to heist Mission in the Multiple borders of South America. I found this to be a better movie than Extraction but It was my acquired taste and I understand why the latter is more successful.
8. The Wrong Missy – 59 million
This comedy stars David Spade and Lauren Lapkus. It is about a man who accidentally invited a bad date he tries to avoid instead of the girl of his dreams. Imagine being stuck on a cruise with the terrible date you want to get rid of. Lauren Lapkus was entertaining as she plays a crazier and over the top version of the Manic Pixie Dreamgirl trope. Usually, in Romcoms, The Manic Pixie dream girl is the ideal girl men wants but this movie proves how terrible they are if they are real.
9. The Platform – 56 million
This is the only Foreign film that made it on the top 10. This Spanish horror film is loved by the critics and got higher rotten tomato scores that most movies on this list that is on the top side. Though this movie is not about a viral outbreak, it is going to resonate well with people suffering from quarantining.
10. The Perfect Date – 48 million
It’s A typical teen rom-com starring Noah Centineo. It is about guy teenage girls who can hire via an app and be their perfect date. Netflix loves Noah Centineo and this movie so much that there is another movie titled Swiped with the same plot and also stars Noah Centineo.