Netflix’s 10 biggest original movies of all time, including ‘Army of the Dead’ and ‘Extraction’

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“Army of the Dead.”

  • Netflix said in its Q2 earnings report on Tuesday that “Army of the Dead” and “Fatherhood” were both watched by more than 70 million households.
  • Its biggest movies also include “Extraction” and “Bird Box.”
  • Netflix measures a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a show or movie.
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10. “Fatherhood” – 74 million

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Kevin Hart shows his dramatic chops in “Fatherhood.”

Description: “A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. Inspired by a true story.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 66%

What critics said: “The appeal of Fatherhood really boils down to its title, the resilience of the human spirit, and Hart being bold enough — like his alter ego — to think that he can do this. And like Matt, by the time it’s over, he’s demonstrated that he pretty well can.” — CNN

9. (tied) “Army of the Dead” – 75 million

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Description: “After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 70%

What critics said: “Snyder understands the tonality of a modern zombie film. Like Dawn of the Dead, it’s where his trademark snark shines best.” — Polygon

9. (tied) “Project Power” (2020) – 75 million

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Description: “An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 61%

What critics said: “A film built on the thrill of the now, the hyper-modernity on show in hip-hop trappings, tricks lifted from gaming and yes, the availability of the whole thing at the push of a button in the palm of your hand.” — Financial Times

7. “Enola Holmes” (2020) – 76 million

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Millie Bobby Brown stars in “Enola Holmes.”

Description: “While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 91%

What critics said: “‘Enola Homes’ is the kind of movie that the preteen set will surely delight in and watch over and over. I know I would have.” — Associated Press

6. “The Old Guard” (2020) – 78 million

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Description: “Four undying warriors who’ve secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal.”

Rotten Tomatoes critics score: 80%

What critics said: “The Old Guard asks some existential questions that leave the audience wanting more.” — Vox

5. (tie) “Murder Mystery” (2019) – 83 million

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Description: “On a long-awaited trip to Europe, a New York City cop and his hairdresser wife scramble to solve a baffling murder aboard a billionaire’s yacht.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 44%

What critics said: “Every Adam Sandler comedy abides by a trope as hoary as ‘the butler did it.’ At some point in the shenanigans, Sandler’s schlub has gotta get a chance to prove he’s the bravest boy in the world.” — Variety

5. (tie) “6 Underground” (2019) – 83 million

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Ryan Reynolds in “6 Underground.”

Description: “After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 36%

What critics said: “This is a terrible action movie that utilizes Michael Bay’s worst instincts and none of his best.” — Newsday

3. “Spenser Confidential” (2020) – 85 million

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Description: “Spenser, an ex-cop and ex-con, teams up with aspiring fighter Hawk to uncover a sinister conspiracy tied to the deaths of two Boston police officers.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 37%

What critics said: “An ending that teases the possibility of sequels, with Wahlberg’s Spenser tackling more cases of police officers and emergency personnel who have been falsely accused of crimes, should elicit nothing but groans.” — AV Club

2. “Bird Box” (2018) – 89 million

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Directed by Susanne Bier.

Description: “Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 63%

What critics said: “Bird Box’s pieces feel forcibly screwed together, a movie marionetted by strings of data code. There’s good scenes and smart ideas, but overall, the movie mostly clomps.” — Guardian

1. “Extraction” (2020) – 99 million

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Description: “A hardened mercenary’s mission becomes a soul-searching race to survive when he’s sent into Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord’s kidnapped son.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 67%

What critics said: “The fight scenes are plastic and glossy. Hargrave mistakes gore for cool and technical prowess for choreography, deploying overlong one-take shots that look like ‘Call of Duty’ outtakes.” — New York Times

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