The sci-fi thriller “Code 8” is a surprise hit.
The new Netflix addition “Code 8” is now the most popular movie on the service, according to Netflix’s public ranking system.
I’d count this as a surprise. “Code 8” debuted in theaters last year and only earned about $150,000, according to Box Office Mojo. In 2016, the film creators raised over $2 million on Indiegogo to make the movie.
“Code 8” is a sci-fi, dystopian thriller about a segment of the human population developing superpowers and becoming outcasts as a result. The government forces them to work lackluster jobs. A few band together and try to fight back.
Netflix has churned out sci-fi dystopia thrillers over the last few years and must really know how to push these storylines to its subscribers.
The highest-ranking Netflix Film is “Love Wedding Repeat,” a rom-com that features Olivia Munn.
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10. “The Hangover”
9. “The Last Airbender”
8. “Molly’s Game”
7. “LA Originals”
6. “Coffee & Kareem”