A Controversial 2018 Film Is The Top Movie On Netflix Right Now

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“Dragged Across Concrete” is currently the most popular movie on Netflix, according to the streaming service’s public ranking system.

The controversial 2018 film stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn as two abusive cops who turn to crime after they are suspended for police brutality. When “Dragged Across Concrete” first debuted at the Venice Film Festival, The Daily Beast described the crime thriller as “a vile, racist right-wing fantasy,” while other critics decried its excessive violence and lengthy runtime.

In second place is another crime thriller: “Luther: The Fallen Sun.” A continuation of Idris Elba’s popular British detective series “Luther,” the film was released in theaters on Feb. 24 before joining Netflix on March 10.

The “Chronicles of Riddick” franchise is also having a moment on Netflix, as “Pitch Black” (2000), “The Chronicles of Riddick” (2004) and “Riddick” (2013) all made the current ranking. This interest comes shortly after a promising update on the long-awaited fourth installment, “Riddick: Furya.”

On the more kid-friendly side of the movie world, the adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s book “The Magician’s Elephant” made the list after its March 17 premiere on the streaming service. The film features the voices of Noah Jupe, Mandy Patinkin, Brian Tyree Henry, Benedict Wong, Miranda Richardson and more.

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