Must-watch movies on Netflix: Bird Box
Release Year: 2018
Directed By: Susanne Bier
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong
No one could have anticipated that a little movie called Bird Box would have such an enormous impact on pop culture. From the second Netflix released the horror-thriller, millions flocked to watch the Sandra Bullock starrer, and some even took its plot too literally with a headline-grabbing blindfold challenge. Based on Josh Malerman’s 2014 book of the same name, Bird Box centers on Malorie (Sandra Bullock) and her children as they search for a new beginning while facing the threat of a mysterious entity that can’t be looked in the eye.
Bird Box premiered on Netflix in December 2018 and garnered mixed reception from critics. Regardless of that mixed reception, the film managed to sweep the cultural conversation as if it had topped the box office and made millions in its opening weekend. In fact, Bird Box quickly became one of the streaming service’s biggest original movies with a viewership of 89 million households within its first month of streaming. Obviously, a sequel’s in the works for another blindfolded adventure. But you have to take the blindfold off to behold this must-see.