Ahead of what will likely be his final turn as Batman in The Flash later this year, fan-favorite actor Ben Affleck is making some waves on Netflix with a movie he released nearly 12 years ago. When a movie with a big star attached makes its way to Netflix (usually in the action or comedy genres) a few years after its release, it oftentimes finds itself making a splash with viewers who never saw it in the first place or who have been itching to revisit it. Ryan Reynolds, Chris Evans, Dwayne Johnson, Adam Sandler, and several others have had this affect, and it seems Affleck is yet another attention-grabber for the streaming service.
The Town, which Affleck also directed, was initially released to positive reviews back in 2010. The film follows the leader of a bank robbers who falls in love with a witness and has to deal with a dangerous rebellion from his own crew. After being added to Netflix at the start of the new year, The Town has already taken a place amongst the most popular movies on the entire service.
Wednesday’s edition of the Netflix Top 10 Movies list shows The Town as the sixth-most popular film on the streamer, moving up from the 10th position on Tuesday’s list.
You can check out a breakdown of Netflix’s Top 10 movies below!
1. Don’t Look Up
“Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh.”
2. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
“When a distress signal pinpoints his grandfather’s location on an uncharted island, teen Sean Anderson teams with an unlikely ally: his stepfather.”
3. The Lost Daughter
“A woman’s quiet seaside vacation takes an unsettling turn when her fixation on a young mother staying at a nearby villa awakens memories from her past.”
4. The Longest Yard
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“While doing time, a professional quarterback persuades a fellow convict and former coach to prepare a group of inmates for a game against the guards.”
5. Dark Shadows
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“Tim Burton’s take on the cult gothic soap follows a centuries-old vampire as he returns to his now-crumbling estate to meet his modern descendants.”
6. The Town
“A career criminal’s star-crossed romance with a bank robbery witness stirs up trouble with authorities — and his own cutthroat crew of accomplices.”
7. Rise of the Guardians
“Jack Frost teams up with Santa, the Tooth Fairy and others to battle a malicious spirit determined to destroy the innocent beliefs of children.”
8. Just Go With It
“Posing as an unhappily married man, Danny must cover up a careless lie to his girlfriend by recruiting his assistant to play his soon-to-be ex-wife.”
9. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
“On the run from bullies, a group of trick-or-treating teenagers hide in a local haunted house and discover a trove of chilling takes unfolding within.”
10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“The eccentric Willy Wonka opens the doors of his candy factory to five lucky kids who learn the secrets behind his amazing confections.”