Everyone Is Watching ‘Angel Has Fallen’ on Netflix. Stream These Gerard Butler Movies Next.
When it comes to Netflix shows, Tiger King is still no. 1. But the most popular movie on Netflix is a 2019 action flick starring Gerard Butler. Angel Has Fallen grabbed the fourth spot on the streaming service’s top 10 as of April 10, after the popular docuseries, the Jason Bateman series Ozark, and the new sitcom The Big Show Show.
‘Angel Has Fallen’ is the most popular movie on Netflix
We’re all looking for a little escapism right now, and Angel Has Fallen fits the bill. The movie, which also stars Morgan Freeman and Jada Pinkett Smith, was a modest success at the box office when it was released last summer, bringing in $147 million worldwide on a budget of $40 million. But for audiences stuck at home looking for some distraction, the movie — which landed on the streaming service April 4 — is just what they need.
“Big dumb action escapism fun,” tweeted one person.
“This movie is cheesy as sh*t, hilariously awful script but over all entertaining,” read another Twitter review.
Butler reprises his role as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning in the third film in the Has Fallen franchise, while Freeman is back as Alan Trumbull, having now become president. In this installment, Banning is framed after an assassination attempt on the commander-in-chief and must fight to prove his innocence.
Stream ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ and these other Gerard Butler movies
If Angel Has Fallen leaves you wanting more Gerard Butler movies, you’re in luck. You can also stream the first Has Fallen movie on Netflix. In 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen, Butler protects President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) when the White House is attacked by North Koreans. (The second movie in the series, 2016’s London Has Fallen, is available to rent on Amazon and iTunes.)
Netflix also has several other movies starring Butler to stream, including the romantic comedy The Ugly Truth with Katherine Heigl and the action-comedy The Bounty Hunter, which co-stars Jennifer Aniston. You can also watch the 2016 drama A Family Man.
Best action movies on Netflix
If you’re in the mood for more movies that let you turn off your brain and enjoy some explosions, Netflix has you covered as well.
Among the many action movies on Netflix is The Foreigner stars Jackie Chan as a man out for revenge after terrorists kill his daughter. There’s also M1-5, a 2015 action thriller with Kit Harington from Game of Thrones; Salt, with Anglelina Jolie as a CIA officer accused of being a Russian spy; Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire with Gina Carano; and 1995’s video-game movie Mortal Kombat. Or queue up 1992’s Patriot Games with Harrison Ford as a CIA officer who thwarts an IRA terrorist attack in London. And if it’s action-comedy you want, you can stream both Bad Boys and Bad Boys II.
Netflix also has a number of original action movies, including Triple Frontier with Ben Affleck, Spenser Confidential with Mark Wahlberg, and 6 Underground with Ryan Reynolds.
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