Netflix's List Of Their Most Watched Movies Ever Is Fascinating To Look At
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Recently, Adam Sandler's movie about a basketball scout — called Hustle — dropped on Netflix, and if you haven't watched, it's gotten a great response thus far!
In addition to a 92% from both critics and audiences (both scores are higher than all but one movie in the top 10), Hustle has been the most streamed thing on Netflix since its release, with 84,580,000 hours viewed (as of June 12, 2022). That's roughly 9,655 YEARS worth of eyeballs watching.
Here's what's wild — that's not even close to cracking the top 10 most watched Netflix movies...yet. Let's take a look at the current top performing movies of all time.
NOTE: All of this info was found on Netflix's Top 10 website, which provides updates on past and current trending movies and shows.
10.Spenser Confidential has the 10th most hours streamed in 28 days, reaching 197,320,000.
The movie came out in 2020, and it stars Winston Duke and Mark Wahlberg. Here's how Netflix describes it: "Spenser, an ex-cop and ex-con, teams up with an aspiring fighter, Hawk, to uncover a sinister conspiracy tied to the deaths of two Boston police officers."
Spenser Confidential has a 37% rating from critics and 51% from the audience on Rotten Tomatoes.
9.6 Underground was watched for 205,470,000 hours. (That's over 8 million more hours than Spenser Confidential!)
The movie came out in 2019 and stars Ryan Reynolds. Here's how Netflix describes it: "After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator."
6 Underground has a 36% rating from critics and 60% from the audience on Rotten Tomatoes.
8.The Kissing Booth 2 was watched for 209,250,000 hours. That's over 3.5 million more than 6 Underground.
This 2020 movie stars Joey King, and it's the only member of The Kissing Booth trilogy to reach Netflix's top 10 most streamed flicks. Here's how Netflix describes it: "With college decisions looming, Elle juggles her long-distance romance with Noah, changing relationship with bestie Lee, and feelings for a new classmate."
The Kissing Booth 2 has a 27% rating from critics and 38% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.
7.The Irishman was watched for 214,570,000 hours — that's over 5 million more hours than The Kissing Booth 2 and probably the first time these two very different movies have been mentioned in the same sentence.
The 2019 movie has a star-studded cast that includes Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. Here's how Netflix describes it: "Hit man Frank Sheeran looks back at the secrets he kept as a loyal member of the Bufalino crime family in this acclaimed film from Martin Scorsese."
The Irishman has a 95% from critics and 86% from the audience on Rotten Tomatoes. It has the highest rating from critics of any movie in the top 10.
6.The Unforgivable was watched for 214,700,000 hours — only 130,000 more hours than The Irishman.
The 2021 film stars Sandra Bullock, who is one of two actors to have multiple films in the top 10 (you'll see her other one in the top three). Here's how Netflix describes it: "Released from prison into a society that won't forgive her, a woman convicted of murder searches for the little sister she was forced to leave behind."
The Unforgivable has a 38% from critics and 74% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.
5.Extraction was watched for 231,340,000 hours. That's well over 16 million more hours than The Unforgivable.
The 2020 film stars Chris Hemsworth and is based on a graphic novel called Ciudad. Here's how Netflix describes it: "A hardened mercenary's mission becomes a soul-searching race to survive when he's sent into Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord's kidnapped son."
Extraction has a 67% from critics and 70% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.
4.The Adam Project was watched for 233,160,000 hours. That's 1,820,000 hours more than Extraction.
The 2022 film stars Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, and Jennifer Garner. Here's how Netflix describes it: "After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed teams up with his 12-year-old self on a mission to save the future."
The Adam Project has a 68% from critics and a 74% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.
3.Bird Box is the second Sandra Bullock movie in Netflix's top 10 most streamed films, and it was watched for 282,020,000 hours. That's over 48 million more hours than The Adam Project.
The 2018 movie also features Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, and BD Wong. Here's how Netflix describes it: "Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety."
Bird Box has a 64% from critics and a 57% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.
2.Don't Look Up was watched for a whopping 359,790,000 hours. It's one of only two movies to cross the 300 million mark. That's over 77 million more hours than Bird Box!
The 2021 film has several stars in it, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, and Jonah Hill. Here's how Netflix describes it: "Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurling toward Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh."
Don't Look Up has a 55% from critics and 78% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.
1.Finally, the most streamed Netflix movie of all time is Red Notice, which was watched for 364,020,000 hours! Over 4 million more hours than Don't Look Up.
The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and the man who is in Netflix's most streamed movies for THREE different films, Ryan Reynolds. Here's how Netflix describes it: "An FBI profiler pursuing the world's most wanted art thief becomes his reluctant partner in crime to catch an elusive crook who's always one step ahead."
Red Notice has a 36% from critics and 92% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. That's the highest audience score of any movie on this list, and the largest discrepancy between critics and fans, so it's worth watching for yourself to form your own opinion!
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