In a digital landscape brimming with cinematic choices, Netflix still stands out despite its many controversial stances. The proof? The week of October 9th to 15th showcases a captivating lineup of English-language films that have left audiences spellbound.
Director Grant Singer’s debut feature film Reptile is still the reigning champion this week, gripping viewers for a remarkable three weeks in a row. This Benicio Del Toro and Alicia Silverstone film synopsis reads, “Following the brutal murder of a young real estate agent, a hardened detective attempts to uncover the truth in a case where nothing is as it seems, and, by doing so, dismantles the illusions in his own life.”
The Chloe Domont erotic thriller Fair Play follows closely, maintaining its allure for two consecutive weeks. With 26.9million hours viewed this week alone, it unfolds the battle of gender dynamics in the backdrop of the corporate world of finance.
Gemini Man, starring Will Smith, clinches the third position with 10.3m hours of viewership. Its sci-fi thrills and action-packed storyline have a grip on audiences on Netflix that no terrible reviews or ratings can stop. Next in line, we have American Made, a one-week sensation that secures fourth place with 9.3 million hours of viewing. This high-flying drama, starring Tom Cruise, and Domhnall Gleeson, offers an adrenaline rush as it delves into the world of covert operations.
Mean Girls proves to be a timeless comedy again. It has held its sway for three consecutive weeks, this week landing on the fifth spot. This October favourite flick, with one of the most memorable Halloween scenes in pop culture history, endures for all the right reasons!
Octavia Spencer’s Ma is a newcomer to the list and takes sixth place with 5.8m hours of viewership. This psychological thriller promises tension and suspense despite the initial response from critics being less than stellar.
Casper may be a friendly ghost, but it’s hauntingly charming in the seventh spot with 5.4m hours viewed. This family favourite continues to enchant audiences of all ages.
Tyson’s Run inspires hearts and secures the eighth spot with 5.4 million hours viewed. This heartwarming tale is about “An unathletic boy with autism strives to become an unlikely marathon champion giving his unfulfilled father purpose and a second chance at putting his family first.”
The Lost City swoops in at ninth place with 5.8 million hours viewed. This romantic adventure starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, and Daniel Radcliffe may be more of a mindless adventure saga, but folks seem to be enjoying the charms of the lead actors.
Jordan Peele’s Get Out, rounding off the top ten, has 5.3 million hours of viewing. Peele’s horror-suspense masterpiece remains a must-watch with its chilling social commentary, and it is just the perfect dose of spine-chilling for the spooky season.
The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week:
- Fair Play
- Gemini Man
- American Made
- Mean Girls
- Tyson’s Run
- The Lost City
- Get Out