A friend I know used to always complain that there were no new movies on Netflix. That the movies they showed on Netflix Instance were subpar. I believe that’s changed. So I thought it would be interesting to look up the best new blockbusters on Netflix. So I made a list of all the movies that came out with in the last 2 years that did well at the box office. Here’s what I came up with.
I picked movies that made 50 million or more. I think, for the most part, these movies are outstanding. I was shocked to see the amount of blockbusters on Netflix this year. These are the ones running right now. It does not take into account the movies that have already been removed from Netflix. There are 2 numbers after the title of each movie. The first is the year of course, and the second is the round number money the movie made at the domestic box office, in millions.
Robocop (2014) (50 million)
I enjoyed this a lot. Someone said they explained things too much, I think it was just a superhero origin story. Origin stories, many times, seem a little drawn out. I think Robocop 2 will be better, but I enjoyed this one.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) (100 million)
If you loved the first one, you love the second one. It made over $100 million at the movies, and Netflix scooped it up quick. Enjoyable.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) (50 million)
Another in the series of Jack Ryan films. It does well to explain some of the never before seen backstory. It’s an edge of your seat ride for part of the movie. It does slow down, but I still enjoyed it.
GI Joe Retaliation (2013) (100 Million)
Big, big name brand here. I grew up watching GI Joe, so seeing them live action with super special effects is a real treat. I enjoyed both these films, and hope they make a 3.
World War Z (2013) (200 million)
A great big zombie bash. The film turned over 200 million at the box office. I really never thought we’d see the day of the blockbuster big budget zombie film, but I’s here.
Star Trek into Darkness (2013) (200 million)
Making over 200 million at the box office, this is one of the fastest paced, most fun Star Trek movies ever made. This is not your grandfather’s Star Trek. If you don’t watch Star Trek, you’re not a trekkie, give this one a try. Anyone would like this movie. It’s a space action thrill ride.
Wolf of Wall Street (2013) (100 million)
Over 100 million at the box office can’t be wrong. The movie is a mix of fun and drugs and then money. A good film.The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)(400 Million)
At 400 million I’m in shock. I’m not a big Hunger Games fan, but there is no way to say that Netflix doesn’t have a blockbuster. This one, for this year, is probably Netflix’s biggest.
Olympus Has Fallen (2013) (98 million)
A better film than many give it credit for. At right around 100 million dollars at the box office, it certainly was a rush of a blockbuster. It’s fun if you don’t take it too seriously.
The Croods (2013) (180 Million)
All the kids’ films on this list made a bunch of money. Kids’ movies these days really attracted flocks, or herds, whatever they call a large mass of small children. This one is very good.
Escape from Planet Earth (2013) (100 million)
This is an ok cartoon kids’ movie. It’s not as good as some of the others on the list, but still good.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunter (2013) (50 million)
I really enjoyed this film. It’s silly really. It’s about Hansel and Gretel when they grow up and go around killing witches. If you haven’t see this, you have to give it an eye, at least one. You’ll like it.
The Nut Job (2014) (60 million)
A good kid’s movie. My kids liked it, but because of all the kids movies I’ve watched over the last year, my eyes glazed over, and I can’t really tell you, it if was good or bad. My kids say good.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014) (100 million)
Another kid’s blockbuster. I haven’t seen this one yet, but it is based on loveable characters. I’m sure my daughter will make me sit through it very soon.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) (100 million)
I love this film. It’s one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a long time. We saw this at the Drive-in when it came out, and the whole family was excited to watch it on Netflix. My daughter has seen it 25 times or more now.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2013)(200 million)
One of the biggest movies on this list. It made almost 200 million at the theaters. I have to say this is the best kid’s movie on the list. It’s just a good movie hands down. The first How to Train Your Dragon was better, but this one is very good.