Here are the Top 10 most watched movies on Netflix ever


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The streaming giant released its list of 10 most-watched movies. The film topping the list drew in 99 million views.

Netflix is notoriously secretive about how many people watch the movies and television shows it spends so lavishly to produce.

The streaming giant did offer a little more clarity on the popularity of some of its original films, revealing to Bloomberg that Extraction, a Chris Hemsworth action flick, Bird Box, a dystopian thriller with Sandra Bullock navigating a bleak hell-scape that may not be a so-distant future, and Spenser Confidential, a machismo-fuelled murder mystery that reunites Mark Wahlberg with Lone Survivor Peter Berg, were among its three most-watched debuts.

Extraction attracted 99 million views in its first four weeks of release, Bird Box was seen by 89 million, and Spenser Confidential was streamed by 85 million subscribers.

'Murder Mystery' ranked fifth with 73 million views.'Murder Mystery' ranked fifth with 73 million views.

It's unclear how many of these viewers stuck around for the final credits, as Netflix registers anyone who watched two minutes or more of a movie as a viewer.

Unsurprisingly, Netflix is working on follow-ups to both Extraction and Bird Box. Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, a lavish crime epic that spent US$175mil (RM746mil) to de-age Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, was the sixth most watched film, attracting 64 million views.

It's a strong number, but one that pales in comparison to the Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds' team-up 6 Underground with 85 million views or the Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston comedy Murder Mystery with 73 million views. Neither film attracted as much attention from critics or entertainment journalists.

'Bird Box' came in second, drawing in 89 million views.'Bird Box' came in second, drawing in 89 million views.

Other recent Netflix-backed awards winners such as Marriage Story and Roma failed to crack the top 10.

As Bloomberg points out, one constant with the films that clicked with viewers was the presence of a major star – be it a Hemsworth, a Wahlberg, a Bullock, a Reynolds, or a Sandler. Old school auteurs, not so much (though a cinephile's case for Mr. Bay has been made before). – Reuters

Netflix's Top 10 Most Watched Movies:

  1. Extraction (99 million viewers)
  2. Bird Box (89 million)
  3. Spenser Confidential (85 million)
  4. 6 Underground (83 million)
  5. Murder Mystery (73 million)
  6. The Irishman (64 million)
  7. Triple Frontier (63 million)
  8. The Wrong Missy (59 million)
  9. The Platform (56 million)
  10. The Perfect Date (48 million)
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