New Korean Sci-Fi Thriller Dominates Netflix’s Global Top 10

There is new title on Netflix Global Top 10 movies lifting Kevin Hart’s ‘Lift’ from the top spot.

‘Lift’, despite mixed reactions, saw 36.7 million views to the top spot on Netflix for the week January 15 – January 21 week. The film had continued to dominate the global top 10 on the streaming platform for more than two weeks, after it debuted on Jan 12th, but has finally been beaten by a new entrant.

‘Badland Hunters’ is No. 1 Movie on Netflix Globally

“Badland Hunters” is a South Korean science fiction movie released on Netflix on January 26, 2024. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world after a deadly earthquake transforms Seoul into a lawless badland.

The plot revolves around a fearless huntsman who embarks on a mission to rescue a teenager abducted by a mad doctor who conducts experiments on humans.

Debuting at the top position in 31 countries on 27th January, the film is currently the most streamed title in 42 countries, as per FlixPatrol data.

Joining Badland Hunters and Lift in Top 10 Most Watched Movies for the day are ‘The Greatest Night in Pop’, Sixty Minutes, Society of the Snow, Deep Fear, From the Ashes, Animal, The Kitchen, and Mindcage in that order.

Starring Ma Dong-seok, Lee Hee-jun, Lee Jun-young, Roh Jeong-eui, Ahn Ji-hye, Kim Young-sun, Lee Han-joo, Park Ji-hoon, Jang Young-nam, Park Hyo-joon, Seong Byeong-suk, the thriller actioner ‘Badland Hunters’ is directed by Heo Myeong-haeng.

The movie has received a 6.0/10 rating on IMDb so far but has seen a more favorable response on MyDramaList with a 7.8/10 rating from 921 users.

On Rotten Tomatoes, film sees a 88% critics approval from 8 reviews so far. Bounding Into Comics’ Chris Sawin writes in a positive review, “Chock-full of impressive violence and spectacular fight scenes, Badland Hunters features Ma Dong-seok at his most explosive.”

Ready Steady Cut in their review says, “Badland Hunters is thrilling from beginning to end, filled with action, danger, brutality, and a tiny bit of humor to take the edge off.”

The film is reportedly adopted from part 2 of ‘Happy Boy’, a webtoon by Kim Soong Nyoong.

The movie is rated 18+ due to its content being violent and profanity in nature.

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