J.Lo Nearly Beats Sandra Bullock’s Record on Netflix’s List of Top Movies Ever

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That was a close one, Bird Box. Jennifer Lopez’s latest action flick, The Mother, nearly overtook your spot on the list of Netflix’s top 10 most popular English-language films of all time.

Per an updated list provided by the streaming service, Lopez’s new action/thriller film (which premiered on May 12) skyrocketed to the number six spot on the Most Popular English Films list with an astounding 234.07M hours viewed.

Other films ranking above The Mother include The Gray Man (253.87M hours viewed) and Glass Onion: The Knives Out Mystery (279.74M hours viewed). 

The Mother follows a highly skilled assassin (Lopez) who gives up her daughter (Lucy Paez) to ensure her safety. However, years later, her plans fall apart and she comes out of hiding to rescue her daughter after she is kidnapped. 

In contrast, Bird Box (starring Sandra Bullock) sits at the number three spot on the list with a total of 282.02M hours viewed in the first 28 days following its release. Fortunately for Bullock’s flick, the numbers appear to be locked after those initial 28 days, so J.Lo will be staying at number six, just a few slots behind.

The two films occupying the top spots on the list include Don’t Look Up (359.79M hours viewed) and Red Notice (364.02M hours viewed).

Bullock’s 2018 psychological thriller follows a mother trying to get her two children to safety after an unknown force takes over the world, causing one to harm themselves if they lay eyes on the deadly presence.

Though Bird Box received mixed reviews from critics, the sci-fi film went on to become a huge success amongst viewers—to the point where it even spawned the viral “Bird Box Challenge.” 

Well, we know what we’re watching tonight (The Mother and then Bird Box).

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