Denzel Washington Thriller Hits Netflix Top 10 List Exactly One Month After His Serial Killer Flick Reached #1

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Well, it seems like Netflix users can’t get enough of Denzel Washington because another dark action thriller starring the Hollywood vet has just entered the top ten movies list on Netflix—which is exactly one month after the star’s serial killer flick, The Little Things, claimed the number one spot on the streaming platform. 

The Equalizer (which is one of my fave movies starring the longtime actor, btw) is the first installment in the Equalizer movie franchise. Currently sitting at number nine on the streamer’s most-watched movies list (after peaking at number seven earlier this week), the 2014 action film centers around a retired CIA operative named Robert McCall (Washington), who resorts to his old ways when he tries to save a sex worker (Chloë Grace Moretz) who is being controlled by violent Russian mobsters.

While The Equalizer received mixed reviews from critics upon its release, the movie grossed $192.3 million worldwide at the box office. The film is followed by two sequels: The Equalizer 2 (2018) and The Equalizer 3 (2023).

And those who were hoping to see Washington in Equalizer 4 should not hold their breath. Back in October 2023, the film’s director, Antoine Fuqua, sat down with Empire and revealed that Equalizer 3 would be the actor’s last. 

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While Fuqua believes that the 69-year-old actor has already bid a final farewell to the role of Robert McCall, he told the outlet, “I don’t want to say he’s found happiness, and I don’t want to give it all away, but he meets someone lovely, he’s in a lovely town and he seems to be at peace.” He also added, “That seems to be a good place to stop.” 

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