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The 10 movies dominating Netflix around the world this week

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For the second week in a row, occupying the #1 spot on the list of the Top 10 Netflix movies worldwide is a Jamie Foxx-led action comedy about a dad who works as a pool cleaner but is really a vampire hunter.

That movie, Day Shift, racked up 63.3 million hours viewed around the world during the 7-day period that ended on August 21. That’s up from the prior week’s total of 56.5 million hours viewed — when, again, Day Shift was still #1. In this Netflix movie, Foxx plays “Bud Jablonski,” a blue-collar father trying to provide for his daughter Paige (Zion Broadnax) and stay in the good graces of his estranged wife Jocelyn (Meagan Good).

Foxx’s character cleans pools in the San Fernando Valley — on the day shift, as it were. But that’s actually just a front for how he really makes his money. Which, as we noted, is by hunting and killing vampires.

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On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie currently has a 58% critics’ score. As well as a not-much-better 67% audience score, so make of that what you will.

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Meanwhile, you can check out the full list of Netflix movies below, which also includes a new Lili Reinhart drama (Look Both Ways) and the third installment in the erotic 365 Days movie franchise (The Next 365 Days) in spots near the top of the list.

The Netflix movie Purple Hearts, which has attracted considerable controversy, is also still riding high following its release on the streamer on July 29.

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L to R: Danny Ramirez as Gabe and Lili Reinhart as Natalie in the Netflix movie “Look Both Ways.” Image source: Felicia Graham/Netflix

The Top 10 Netflix movies globally, based on the latest viewership data collected and reported by Netflix, include:

  1. Day Shift — 63.3 million hours viewed
  2. Look Both Ways — 48 million hours viewed
  3. The Next 365 Days — 39.3 million hours viewed
  4. Purple Hearts — 23.4 million hours viewed
  5. Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist — 20 million hours viewed
  6. The Gray Man — 14.6 million hours viewed
  7. The Angry Birds Movie 2 — 11.4 million hours viewed
  8. Uncharted — 8.6 million hours viewed
  9. The Sea Beast — 8.1 million hours viewed
  10. Inside the Mind of a Cat — 6.9 million hours viewed

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Andy Meek is a reporter who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy's coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming. Over the years, he’s interviewed legendary figures in entertainment and tech that range from Stan Lee to John McAfee, Peter Thiel, and Reed Hastings.