This New Ryan Phillippe Movie Just Hit #1 on Netflix & It’s Totally Worth the Watch

Move over, The Impossible. There's a new movie making its way to the top of Netflix's charts. And it even stars one of our favorite actors, Ryan Phillippe.

Called The 2nd (referencing the second amendment of the United States Constitution), the 2020 film just made its way to the number one spot on the streaming service’s list of most-watched movies, surpassing The Christmas Chronicles 2, Peppermint, The Grinch and Rust Creek. Keep reading for everything we know.

The 2nd follows secret-service agent, Vic Davis, on his way to pick up his estranged son, Sean, from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes terrorist operation. Yikes. His son's friend Erin Walton (the daughter of a Supreme Court Justice) is the target, and this armed gang will stop at nothing to kidnap her and use her as leverage for a pending landmark legal case.

And while some reviews (we’re looking at you Rotten Tomatoes) were less than kind to the small-budget film, we were actually fairly impressed (and entertained). In fact, The 2nd feels like a true throwback to old-school action movies featuring never-ending fight scenes and explosions. Not to mention, watching Phillippe show off his fighting skills is an added plus.

In addition to Phillippe, the action-thriller also stars Casper Van Dien (All American), Jack Griffo (Knight Squad), Lexi Simonsen (The Pyramid), Richard Burgi (General Hospital) and William Katt (The Unwanted). The film was directed by Brian Skiba, and produced by Phillippe, Geoffrey James Clark, Kirk Shaw, Daniel Grodnik, James Shavick and Josh Tessier.

So, maybe take a break from all of the Christmas movie bingeing and opt for something a little more action-packed this evening.