Following the Covid-19 pandemic that lead to the huge growth in subscribers, Netflix announces the top 10 most viewed movies in its history.
Top 10 most viewed movies on Netflix:
10- "Fatherhood" (2021) - 74 million views
This film was released the weekend of Father’s Day and it’s an appropriate film that recognizes and honors what male parents feel and can experience. It also emphasizes that a male parent can be just as loving and important as any kind of parent. It’s a feel-good story that is a perfect gift to the dads of the world, particularly the African-American dads who are a clear focus here. In fact, President Barack Obama’s production company is behind or involved with this film, reportedly because it portrays an African-American father in a positive light. It must be stated though that Obama’s company Higher Ground didn’t get involved with this film until after this film was already in production and perhaps not until it was already completed. I say this because it’s important to note Obama’s company didn’t make all the decisions here, and some of the decisions are arguably questionable, based on films that Obama’s company has produced thus far.
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
Starring: Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery
Directer: Paul Weitz
9- "Project Power" (2020) - 75 million views
A punchy, likable trio of performances are the point of this superhero action-thriller with energy to burn. It’s from directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost (who made the documentary Catfish before moving into commercial features) and looks like it’s based on a graphic novel, but actually no: this is an original script by Mattson Tomlin, who is now working with Matt Reeves on the new Batman starring Robert Pattinson. The setting is New Orleans five minutes into the future, and the city has a very scary and specific drug problem: capsules that give you a superpower, but you can never be sure exactly which superpower, and it only lasts five minutes.
IMDb Rating: 6/10
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback
Directers: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
8- "Army of the Dead" (2021) - 75 million views
A military transport is unexpectedly upset, unleashing a zombie outbreak. Some time later, the zombies are contained in Las Vegas, and the government is planning a nuclear strike to stop them. Meanwhile, businessman Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada) hires Scott Ward (Dave Bautista) to infiltrate a Las Vegas casino and procure a forgotten $200 million in cash, hours before the strike could wipe out the entire area. Scott assembles a crack team for the job, but zombies and other threats make things more difficult than planned. Even more challenging: Scott's daughter, Kate (Ella Purnell), insists on coming along to find a missing woman who's lost in the zombie zone.
IMDb Rating: 5.8/10
Starring: David Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera
Director: Zack Snyder
7- "Enola Holmes" (2020) - 76 million views
Sherlock's little sister proves to be no mean sleuth herself in this fun adventure, based on the popular novels by Nancy Springer and starring a headstrong Millie Bobby Brown in the title role. Free-spirited Enola awakes on her 16th birthday to find her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) missing, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts but no apparent clue as to where she's gone or why. Against the wishes of her elder brothers (Henry Cavill as the famous detective, Sam Claflin as the stuffy Mycroft), she absconds from her uptight finishing school and sets out to solve the mystery. It's a knockabout yarn that never takes itself too seriously, blessed with a witty script and taut action. There's so much to enjoy in Brown's captivating central performance, especially her numerous asides to camera that take the viewer along for the ride. The plot may be a little sticky in places, but the occasional hiccups don't hang around, and as the opening salvo in a potential franchise it'll do just nicely.
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown,Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin
Director: Harry Bradbeer
6- "The Old Guard" (2020) - 78 million views
Led by a warrior named Andy, a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile, the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary.
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Starring: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
5- "Murder Mystery" (2019) - 83 million views
After 15 years of marriage, Audrey (Jennifer Aniston) sees Nick (Adam Sandler) as a nice guy, an okay husband, but not necessarily the best husband. The source of her criticism: They never went on their honeymoon. So, with hearing her speak on it, and him feeling bad about not providing the life she deserves, Nick takes her on a European vacation. One which, originally, was supposed to be a bus tour which would have them learn how they cure ham. However, with the introduction of Charles Cavendish (Luke Evans) and his eccentric peers, they find themselves in a murder mystery plot. One which, at times, is very similar to the novels Audrey loves.
IMDb Rating: 6/10
Starring, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Luke Evans
Director: Kyle Newacheck
4- "6 Underground" (2019) - 83 million views
For pure gonzo outrageousness and steroidal silliness, this action spectacular made for Netflix by Michael Bay has a certain amusement factor and thumpingly unsubtle oomph. And, incidentally, anyone who has seen Bay’s Florida crime caper Pain & Gain (2013) will know that he is not as dumb as he’s made out to be by all of us in the critical-gatekeepers-of-good-taste community. Having said that, the great man has done his best recently to live down to his reputation with a couple of insufferable Transformers films and 13 Hours, a celebration of gym-built, bearded US special forces guys blasting the hell out of foreign people in the Middle East. But 6 Underground – although every bit as infatuated with weaponry and violence as ever – does at least have a teeny bit of a sense of humour
IMDb Rating: 6.1/10
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuwel Garcia-Ruflo
Director: Micheal Bay
3- "Spenser Confidential" (2020) - 85 million views
After serving time in prison for assault, ex-cop Spenser (Wahlberg) gets entangled in the double-murder of two Boston police officers — uncovering a sinister conspiracy gripping the city that led to him being framed five years earlier. With the help of his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk (Winston Duke), he embarks on a quest to take down the ring of dirty cops and drug dealers that helped put him away and have been wreaking havoc on the streets ever since.
IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin
Director: Peter Berg
2- "Bird Box" (2018) - 89 million views
A woman struggling to survive with her two children after a mysterious force kills off most of the world's population.
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich
Director: Susanne Bier
1- "Extraction" (2020) - 99 million views
A fearless black market mercenary, embarks on the most deadly extraction of his career when he’s enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Bryon Lerum, Ryder Lerum
Director: Sam Hargrave