Netflix Releases List of Top 10 Most-Watched Original Films
Netflix is notoriously secretive about its internal metrics. So the streaming giant shook up the film world this week when it released a list of the top 10 most-watched original movies on Netflix.
The top 10 Netflix movies list is not for this past month or even 2020 – it spans the last five years. You’re probably already aware of the massive success of Bird Box, the thriller starring Sandra Bullock, but have you even heard of Netflix’s #1 most-watched original film? You might be surprised by what made the list (and what didn’t!).
Here’s the list of the top 10 Netflix movies, starting with #10:
#10 – The Perfect Date (48 million)
Once Netflix realized that everyone loved Noah Centineo in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, they cast in him The Perfect Date. The romantic comedy follows the story of a teen boy who creates an app and offers himself up as a date for hire.
#9 – The Platform (56 million)
A hit at the Toronto Film Festival, The Platform is a horror film set in a prison in the future. It track what happens when some prisoners are starved while others above them are fed.
#8 – The Wrong Missy (59 million)
What if the wrong girl showed up to your date? That’s what happens in comedy The Wrong Missy – only it’s not just a date, it’s a getaway on an island!
#7 – Triple Frontier (63 million)
The intense Triple Frontier stars Ben Affleck and Oscar Issac as Special Forces operatives who plan a heist in a remote area of South America.
#6 – The Irishman (64 million)
Probably the most talked-about movie on this list, The Irishman was directed by Martin Scorsese and cost $160 million – more than any traditional film studio was willing to pay.
#5 – Murder Mystery (73 million)
Beloved comedy icons Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler reunite in Murder Mystery, which is about a middle-class husband and wife who try to solve a murder when they end up on a billionaire’s yacht.
#4 – 6 Underground (83 million)
Ryan Reynolds stars in 6 Underground, an action-thriller from Michael Bay about six vigilantes who come together to take down the toughest criminals and terrorists.
#3 – Spenser Confidential (85 million)
Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke star in this Peter Berg-directed action-comedy about a former detective who goes back into the investigative world when two Boston cops are murdered.
#2 – Bird Box (89 million)
Based on the short story of the same name, Bird Box follows a mother who must lead her children to safety in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious force will kill you if you look at it.
#1 – Extraction (99 million)
And the most-watched Netflix original is…Extraction! Starring Chris Hemsworth, Extraction follows a black-market mercenary who is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an international crime boss who’s stuck in prison.
Which of the top 10 Netflix movies have you seen? Let us know your favorites in the comments below!