Netflix is not big on releasing viewer numbers, but every once in awhile they throw us a bone, as they did recently when they revealed to Bloomberg their most watched original movies. It’s no surprise that the ones with A-List stars came out on top.
Numbers are ever increasing, of course, but when this list was released, we were stunned to see that the universally panned Murder Mystery, with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, took the number 5 spot (73 million views), a notch above Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman (64 million viewers), upon which Netflix spent over $175 million.
But shortly after that list was posted, the more recently released The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron, had already eclipsed both of them, — it was at 75 million and counting after only about two weeks.
It’s also interesting to note that the top five are are all action movies or thrillers, with prominent movie stars including Chris Hemsworth, Sandra Bullock, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds and the aforementioned Theron. We’re thinking only in the summer of 2020 could a comedy starring David Spade (The Wrong Missy) make anyone’s Top Ten list.
In any case, here is the Netflix Top 5 List of Original Movies, and trailers to whet your appetite for five of them. They’re all worth a watch.
Netflix Original Movies Top 5 list
Extraction (99 million)
2. Bird Box (89 million)
3. Spenser Confidential (85 million)
6 Underground (83 million)
5. The Old Guard (75 million+)
It seems like everyone has watched this super streamer over the past several months. This Netflix Original Movies Top 5 list may give you some good new ideas.