Netflix shares its 10 most popular original movies of all time

  • Netflix provided a list of its 10 most popular original movies
    of all time to Bloomberg on Wednesday.
  • The list includes “Extraction,” “Bird Box,” and “The
  • Netflix counts a view if an account watches at least two
    minutes of a movie or TV series.
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Netflix has revealed its most popular original movies ever.

The list, provided to
on Wednesday, includes the action movie “Extraction”
starring Chris Hemsworth, the thriller “Bird Box” starring Sandra
Bullock, and Martin Scorsese’s Oscar contender “The Irishman.”

Netflix has lifted the curtain on viewership numbers in recent
years on some of its biggest hits, but never indicates whether an
original movie has performed poorly. It also introduced daily top
10 lists of its most popular movies and TV shows earlier this year.
This is the first time the streaming giant has offered its own list
of its most popular movies of all time, though.

Netflix counts a view if an account watches at least two minutes
of a movie or TV series, which is
how it calculated
this list and its daily lists. The list of
biggest movies ever is based on viewership within the first four

After “Extraction” debuted in April, Netflix said it was

pacing to be its biggest movie premiere of all time
. It looks
like it lived up to expectations, as it topped the list.

Netflix’s latest original movie,
“The Old Guard,”
is another hit and has topped the daily lists
since it debuted on Friday.

Below are the 10 most popular Netflix original movies

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10. “The Perfect Date” (2019) — 48 million viewers in first four

Description: “To earn money for college, a high
schooler launches an app offering his services as a fake date. But
when real feelings emerge, things get complicated.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 65%

What critics said: “‘The Perfect Date’ feels
engineered by Netflix algorithms.” — Los Angeles Times

9. “The Platform” (2020) —56 million

Description: “In a prison where inmates on high
floors eat better than those below, who get the scant scraps, one
man tries to effect change so everyone gets enough.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 83%

What critics said: “If you can stomach it, ‘The
Platform’ is a funny and fierce farce with its eyes on race, class
and the ways people can rise up for the betterment of all by
working together.” —
Detroit News

8. “The Wrong Missy” (2020) — 59 million

Description: “Tim thinks he’s invited the woman
of his dreams on a work retreat to Hawaii, realizing too late he
mistakenly texted someone from a nightmare blind date.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 36%

What critics said: “One can’t shake the
impression that Spade has been handed his unwanted leftovers.”
— AV

7. “Triple Frontier” (2019) — 63 million

Description: “Loyalties are tested when five
former special forces operatives reunite to steal a drug lord’s
fortune, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 71%

What critics said: “There’s a meta-narrative in
there somewhere, condemning films like Triple Frontier for
exploiting the violence of war for superficial ends, but Chandor
doesn’t delve into self-analysis long enough to make a point about
it.” —
The Wrap

6. “The Irishman” (2019) — 64 million

Description: “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.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 96%

What critics said: “It’s the ultimate fusing of
Scorsese’s two sides … And even though it takes a while to get
there, the movie is a masterpiece, one made by a man counting down
his own years as if they were rosary beads.” —
Boston Globe 

5. “Murder Mystery” (2019) — 73 million

Description: “On a long-awaited trip to Europe,
a New York City cop and his hairdresser wife scramble to solve a
baffling murder aboard a billionaire’s yacht.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 44%

What critics said: “It would be uncomfortably
cynical to assume that Sandler thinks these novocaine-like comedies
are what common people want to watch, but the guy doesn’t leave us
much choice.” —

4. “6 Underground” (2019) — 83 million

Description: “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.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 36%

What critics said: “This is a terrible action
movie that utilizes Michael Bay’s worst instincts and none of his
best.” —

3. “Spenser Confidential” (2020) — 85 million

Description: “Spenser, an ex-cop and ex-con,
teams up with aspiring fighter Hawk to uncover a sinister
conspiracy tied to the deaths of two Boston police officers.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 37%

What critics said: “It’s an
action-comedy-mystery-thriller that manages to spectacularly fail
at all the above, an algorithmic abomination that’s as coldly
constructed as it is clumsily made.” —

2. “Bird Box” (2018) — 89 million

Description: “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.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 63%

What critics said: “Unfortunately, Bird Box
puts these performers through familiar paces, in roles of such
tight typecasting that they seem like recurring characters in an
extended TV series.” —
New Yorker

1. “Extraction” (2020) — 99 million

Description: “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.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 68%

What critics said: “No judgments here if you
just want to hang back and let nonstop gore, gunfire, explosions
and a gung-ho Chris Hemsworth numb you into submission.”
— Rolling Stone

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