As far as Netflix original movies go, it’s a bit of a light week for the streamer in its home market right now, as today’s top 10 US movies list is almost entirely dominated. for movies that didn’t actually originate with Netflix.
Today’s list, in other words, consists mostly of third-party titles like Rush hour Y MR. and Mrs. Smith — however, with two exceptions. In the N. 1 and no. But then again, this is what a light week looks like for Netflix on the movies front, and that description is probably charitable. The company spends hundreds of millions of dollars on a slate of original movies, but here we are in the US (at least for the time being) turning to movies that are a decade or older.
The best Netflix movies in the US
However, we must emphasize that the image looks different if you zoom out and consider the most popular Netflix movies in a global base and not just in the US. For the 7-day period ending October 2, for example, Netflix’s latest Top 10 rankings show that four of the top 5 Netflix movies globally were Netflix originals (lou, Blond, get revengeY The blues of a jazzman).
Here, meanwhile, are the most popular Netflix original movies in the US right now.
#1 movie – Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
From director John Lee Hancock and based on a short story by Stephen King, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone tells the story of a boy who befriends an older, lonely billionaire. After the old man’s death, the boy can communicate with him from the grave through the iPhone that was buried with him when he passed away.
Jaeden Martell receives a message from beyond the grave on Mr. Harrigan’s phone. Now on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/XiEnRKot8Q
-Netflix (@netflix) October 5, 2022
“When Mr. Harrigan sadly passes away,” Netflix explains, the boy “discovers that not all is dead and gone and strangely finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave via (an) iPhone in this supernatural majority. old. story that proves that certain connections are never lost.”
on rotten tomatoes, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone currently has a 41% critic score and a 61% audience score.
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#8 movie – Blond
One of the most controversial and polarizing Netflix releases of 2022, director Andrew Dominik’s reimagining of Marilyn Monroe’s life is a beautifully shot film starring Ana de Armas that is nonetheless graphic and hard to watch, full of rape , abuses and so many other dislikes. It’s no wonder this long-awaited Netflix movie has inexorably slipped down the streamer rankings following its streaming debut on September 28.
on rotten tomatoes, Blond is currently classified as “rotten”, with a 42% critic score and a 32% audience score.
Read our full review of the film here.
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