Netflix viewers have been left “crying their eyes out” at a 2012 drama starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, which has climbed the streamer’s chart despite “rotten” reviews.
Movies can appear on Netflix’s top 10 chart out of nowhere. Just look at last week’s number one movie: The Postcard Killings, a thriller starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan that vanished into the ether upon its original release, only to be streamed by millions across the US years later.
It’s par for the course, with critically dismissed films regularly ascending the chart: recently, there’s been Deep Fear, The Legend of Tarzan, and Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club.
The podium has since been shuffled, making room for a tear-jerker with a shocking true story.
Channing Tatum’s The Vow climbs Netflix chart
The Vow, starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, is number one on Netflix’s top 10 movies in the US. Check out the full chart below:
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- The Vow
- Orion and the Dark
- The Greatest Night in Pop
- Tom & Jerry
- Pacific Rim
- The Super Mario Bros. Movie
- The Postcard Killings
- The Hill
The film follows Paige (McAdams) and Leo (Tatum), newlyweds whose lives are upended by a car crash. Leo comes out unscathed, but his wife emerges from a coma without any memory of him or their relationship. He tries to find a way back into her head, but it becomes more complicated when she reconnects with her past fiancé.
It has a 32% score on Rotten Tomatoes, but Netflix viewers haven’t been deterred by the reviews. “The Vow, which happens to the best romantic movie on earth is now on Netflix,” one user tweeted.
“The Vow is on Netflix and best believe I watched that sh*t and balled my eyes out,” another wrote. “The Vow is on Netflix, I will be watching this 3-4x a week this whole month,” a third posted. “The Vow is on Netflix, no one talk to me I’m going to be unavailable for the next 7 business days crawling into a hole,” a fourth wrote.