Top 5 most-watched Netflix movies of all time

Sometimes, you are just not in the mood to head outside on a weekend. All you want to do is just stay at home and eat and sleep and do whatever else you want. But you have to admit, it can be boring to be all alone in your house doing nothing. If you don’t want to bother your friends to come over, you can just turn your TV on and go to Netflix.

With countless shows and movies on the streaming platform, Netflix is a certified boredom buster for most people. But have you ever wondered which films are the most-watched in the world? If you are curious to find out, Carnival Shop lists down five of the most-watched Netflix movies of all time:

The Kissing Booth 2

The Kissing Booth 2 is a romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello and is the second instalment of The Kissing Booth trilogy with the film stars Joey King, Joel Courtney, and Jacob Elordi. 

It tells the story of how Noah and Elle’s relationship will survive even though they have to separate from each other as Noah heads for Harvard and Elle goes to senior high. The Kissing Booth 2 was released in July 2020 and garnered a total of 209 million viewing hours, despite terrible reviews by critics.

The Irishman

The Irishman is an epic crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. It tells the story of World War II veteran-turned-truck driver Frank Sheeran getting involved in the affairs of mob boss Russell Bufalino. Sheeran had also turned into a hitman, working for Jimmy Hoffa, a president of a labour union.

This movie was released in November 2019 and it ran for three and a half hours. Believe it or not, it garnered a total of 215 million viewing hours. Critics nitpicked the movie for its terrible de-aging technology but the film overall was well-received by reviewers and fans.

Extraction

Extraction is the first film directed by Sam Hargrave and accomplished with the help of Anthony and Joe Russo. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Sam Hargrave, and Golshifteh Farahani. It tells the story of a black market mercenary tasked to rescue the kidnapped son of an international crime lord.

Extraction was released in April 2020 and has garnered a total of 231 million viewing hours. Critics have mixed reactions to the film, seeing that its director was just making his debut after being a stunt coordinator for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Bird Box

Bird Box is a post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Susanne Bier. The film stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, and John Malkovich. It tells the story of how a woman and her family survive an unseen threat that drives people who have seen it to commit suicide. Bird Box has become so popular, it spawned numerous memes and caused a buzz in the pop culture community for a while.

Bird Box was released in December 2018 and has garnered a total of 282 million viewing hours. The gap between it and Extraction proves how popular Bird Box became when it was released.

Red Notice

Red Notice is an action comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds. It tells the story of how FBI agent John Hartley assists Interpol in capturing the world’s most wanted art thief who has been issued a red notice, the highest global alert for wanted criminals.

This movie was released in November 2021 and garnered 328.8 million viewing hours. Despite the poor reviews, Red Notice managed to rake in a large viewership due to the inclusion of three Hollywood A-listers.

Seeing that people around the world spend hundreds of millions of hours in total watching these five movies, are you finally interested to find out what makes these films well-loved by the world? What if you don’t have a Netflix subscription yet? Carnival Shop can help you out with that as well. Feel free to contact them anytime you need digital services, they’re surely a name you can trust!

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