Netflix’s latest sensation, the apocalyptic thriller “Leave The World Behind,” starring Julia Roberts and Ethan Hawke, has made a meteoric rise into the streaming giant’s all-time top ten most-watched movies.
Directed by Sam Esmail, this Netflix original has captivated audiences worldwide, securing its place as the eighth most popular film on the platform.
A Thrilling Narrative Captures Global Attention
Released at the beginning of December last year, “Leave The World Behind” presents a gripping tale of a family’s vacation turned nightmare. Roberts and Hawke portray a couple whose weekend getaway with their children at a remote property spirals into chaos when two strangers arrive with news of a complete media blackout.
The plot thickens as the family grapples with trust issues and the looming threat of an apocalypse, creating a suspenseful and thought-provoking narrative.
The film’s success is not just in its star-studded cast or the intriguing storyline, but also in its significant viewership figures. With 136.3 million views and a total of 322.6 million hours watched globally, “Leave The World Behind” stands out as a remarkable achievement for Netflix. What’s more, with almost two weeks left in its initial 91-day window, there’s potential for the film to climb even higher in the rankings.
Rivaling the Giants of Netflix
“Leave The World Behind” finds itself in an elite group on Netflix’s leaderboard. The top spot is currently held by “Red Notice,” a spy flick featuring Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, and Gal Gadot, with a staggering 230.9 million views. It is closely followed by Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Don’t Look Up” and “The Adam Project,” also starring Reynolds, securing second and third places, respectively.
Netflix’s penchant for diverse content is further highlighted by its top 10 lists for international movies and English language series. The Norwegian action movie “Troll” leads the international chart, while Tim Burton’s “Wednesday” dominates the English language series list.
However, the crown jewel of Netflix’s success remains “Squid Game” season 1. This Korean dystopian thriller not only tops the international series list but also holds the record across all categories with an astounding 265.2 million views.
As “Leave The World Behind” continues to draw viewers, it serves as a testament to Netflix’s ability to deliver compelling content that resonates with a global audience. This film, along with the other top-ranking movies and shows, is currently available for streaming on Netflix.