The Most-Watched Movie On Netflix Is The Only Horror Film To Win An Oscar This Year

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The king of the monsters has stomped his way onto Netflix and is claiming his rightful throne. On June 1, the Academy Award-winning Godzilla Minus One came to the streamer and is already reigning supreme as the #1 most-watched movie on the site. This comes as no surprise as the film dominated box offices late last year, making over $115.8 million globally against a sub-$10 million budget.

Read the full synopsis below:

Set in postwar Japan, Godzilla brings new devastation to an already scorched landscape. With no military intervention or government help in sight, the survivors must join together in the face of despair and fight back against an unrelenting horror.

At the helm of this shockingly scary and deeply heartfelt take on Godzilla is Takashi Yamazaki, who wrote and directed Godzilla Minus One. He was also in charge of the film’s visual effects, which won the film an Oscar at the 2024 Academy Awards. This marked a massive occasion as Godzilla Minus One was the first Godzilla film to ever receive an Academy Award nomination, as well as the first Japanese film to be nominated in, and win, the Visual Effects category.

Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, and Kuranosuke Sasaki make up the core cast of the film. Yoshioka especially garnered attention for his portrayal of scientist Kenji Noda, the DIY leader of men trying to fight back against Godzilla.

Even before the film hit Netflix, filmmakers, critics, and Godzilla fans alike all took to Twitter to sing its praises and push people to see Godzilla Minus One in theaters. Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro, and Christopher Nolan were just a few directors who openly shared their adoration for Yamazaki’s work.

Now with the film on Netflix, there’s a renewed energy and love for the film for fans both new and returning. Check out some of those reactions below:


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