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What are Netflix’s most popular originals, and how many people are actually watching them? That’s always been somewhat of a mystery, but the world’s most successful streamer (via Deadline) has finally released its top-10 list of exclusive films, based on viewer count. You can check out the full list below, but Netflix’s best investment was Extraction – an action-heavy thriller starring Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth. It managed to capture an incredible 99 million viewers.

Bird Box is No. 2 on the list, which was first reported by Bloomberg, with 89 million viewers,” added Deadline. “The No. 3 and No. 4 titles, respectively, are Peter Berg-directed Spenser Confidential, starring Mark Wahlberg, and Michael Bay’s 6 Underground, whose cast was headed by Ryan Reynolds.”

We’re not sure how many Netflix subscribers actually watched these films from beginning to end, however. That’s because – and this is really funny – Netflix counts anyone who watches something for at least two minutes as an official viewer. Say what?

Here’s the full list:

  • Extraction 99M
  • Bird Box 89M
  • Spenser Confidential 85M
  • 6 Underground 83M
  • Murder Mystery 73M
  • The Irishman 64M
  • Triple Frontier 63M
  • The Wrong Missy 59M
  • The Platform 56M
  • The Perfect Date 48M

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14 Comments

  1. I’ve only seen one of those movies. 6 underground. Was a "okay" movie, but not anything I’d write home about.
  2. I’ve seen a few, extraction was fun, and the new one with Charlize Theron is amazing.
  3. Hmm.. Sad to say I haven’t seen any of these. To be fair though, I don’t typically watch their original movies, but I watch a ton of their original series.
  4. For the most part not a big fan of their movies. We keep trying them but usually end up feeling like some kind of torture. Although, I’m probably one of the few on the planet who liked Deathnote. Still haven’t finished Bright but I heard a sequel was greenlit before the pandemic.
  5. For the most part not a big fan of their movies. We keep trying them but usually end up feeling like some kind of torture. Although, I’m probably one of the few on the planet who liked Deathnote. Still haven’t finished Bright but I heard a sequel was greenlit before the pandemic.

    I really liked Deathnote. It wasn’t too far off the source material either.

  6. I’ve seen a few, extraction was fun, and the new one with Charlize Theron is amazing.

    Watched The Old Guard last night (the Charlize flic) – not bad. Was expecting Highlander – and it was almost there, it kinda fell down at the end where it begged for the sequel / series.

    BUT.. the cleavage shots went a long way to make up for it.

  7. Watched The Old Guard last night (the Charlize flic) – not bad. Was expecting Highlander – and it was almost there, it kinda fell down at the end where it begged for the sequel / series.

    BUT.. the cleavage shots went a long way to make up for it.

    I think a insane badass immortal with a helper/spy, vs an insane badass no longer immortal where the stakes are higher is going to be pretty ****ing cool story telling. In my opinion it would be too predictable if they said she got her immortality back somehow. She needs to either redeem her love from before, then die to make it a interesting story. Still a little predictable but it could work well.

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