In a year when the world movie market was so bleak due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, online movie streaming platforms emerged as a perfect alternative. In particular, Netflix is probably the name most sought after thanks to the diverse movie store and constantly updated on a regular basis.
In addition, to give users the most perfect experience, the platform also released the ranking of the Top 10 hottest movies every day in February. This is a way to help Netflix both promote their own works, and help the audience easily solve the headache problem “what to watch today”.
In the past few months, there have been a lot of popular names in the Netflix rankings, such as Chris Hemsworth’s action blockbuster Extraction, or Willoughbys, an animated movie that is also worth watching.
The criteria for Netflix’s rankings are very simple, and mostly revolve around views on this platform. The publicity of their views is not complicated at all, as long as the audience watching at least 2 minutes of a movie, or a series, it is already calculated into 1 view. The collected data will be updated every 24 hours to help Netflix conduct the ranking.
To understand which films are considered the most popular on Netflix, let’s take a look at the 13 names that have appeared most on this list (at least 3 weeks or reach the top 1 in super short time). However, it is not always famous that the quality will be very good and this, because many of these works are mercilessly lowly scored by Rotten Tomatoes.
Besides, not only Netflix’s homegrown works are appreciated. When launched on this platform in May 2019, Uncut Gems also had a spectacular acceleration and quickly became the most famous name of Netflix at that time. The Help film, released in 2011, also hit the scene in the last few weeks of last month despite not being very popular.
During the first 6 months of this year, the most popular movies on Netflix varied in genres, from the hit animated film Despicable Me to the “bombs” The Last Days of American Crime – works 0 point for plots. Here is a specific list of the 13 names that have made the Top 10 on Netflix, along with scores and general comments from experts.
Review of Hollywood Reporter: “A film does not leave any impression.”
Variety’s comment: “Overall bad, the political elements are too ungainly, sometimes there are some funny details.”
Review by RogerEbert.com: “Compared to movies of the same genre such as 48 Hours or Lethal Weapon, this film is relatively light, not in the shape of a complete work.”
Review of Los Angeles Times: “The Wrong Missy is quite gentle, it is the type of movie that few people recommend to their friends at all. But who knows, it is suitable for them”.
Review of AV Club: “The ending of this film has created a very good premise for the sequels, with more cases, more important characters.”
Review of Globe and Mail: “Reputation is a sensational film but there are no surprises, the characters are quite faint”.
Review of Rolling Stone: “If you don’t want to think much, simply enjoy the action sequences, eye-catching, intense gun battles, but the epic explosion, Chris’s movie Hemsworth is the most suitable choice “.
Review by RogerEbert.com: “The pace of the film is quite fast, especially in the second half after the mission of the characters entered the climax. This will be a work that makes children enjoy.”
Financial Times review: “A good film about the issue of stereotype”.
Review by Newsweek: “The hottest summer movie about teenage!”
Review by Daily Beast: “This humorous animation has quickly become a classic, suitable for all ages, from children to adults – who are looking for a few moments of pure relaxation.” .
Review of Hollywood Reporter: “There are a lot of things happening in The Willoughbys. But if you can keep pace with the movie speed, with unexpected twist, the animation of Netflix will be extremely satisfying.”
Review of USA Today: “A movie in the style of high-dose Sandler and the Safdies brothers, and they succeeded.”
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