Quite a few newly-added movies have proven themselves popular on Netflix since arriving earlier this month, but the majority are anchored by usual Netflix anchors like Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, and Mark Wahlberg. That said, there is another new July addition making waves on Netflix that doesn't feature one of those well-known A-list stars, nor does it ride the coattails of a substantial budget. A low-budget indie thriller named Only has been hanging around the Netflix Top 10 for a few days now, causing plenty of conversation amongst viewers.
Only stars Freida Pinto and Leslie Odom Jr., the latter of which has been dancing and singing in millions of homes around the country as the star of Hamilton on Disney+. Odom won a Tony Award for his performance as Aaron Burr, the political rival of Alexander Hamilton. Perhaps his budding star power is helping Only gain attention on Netflix.
Then again, the film's subject matter is likely also a factor. Only is about a deadly virus that begins killing off the female population around the world, and a couple that is hiding out in quarantine together. Films like Outbreak and Contagion have seen an uptick in popularity since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and it could be that Only is following a similar path.
Despite not being a very well-known film, Only is making a name for itself by hanging around the Netflix Top 10 for as long as it has, currently sitting at #9 on the list. You can take a look at the full Top 10 below.
1. Unsolved Mysteries
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2. The Warrior Nun
"After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns."prevnext
3. The Baby-Sitters Club
"Ann M. Martin's beloved books get a modern update in this series that follows a group of girlfriends and their homegrown babysitting business."prevnext
"After drunkenly sending a cringeworthy email, hopeless romantic Wes heads to Mexico with her best friends to erase the note before her new love reads it."prevnext
5. Floor Is Lava
"Teams compete to navigate rooms flooded with lava by leaping from chairs, hanging from curtains and swinging from chandeliers. Yes, really."prevnext
6. Patriots Day
"A tough cop on punishment duty at the Boston Marathon helps track down those responsible for the bombing that stunned the nation."prevnext
7. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
"When widower Larry asks Chuck to poser as his gay lover so that he can get domestic partner benefits for his kids, his loyal buddy agrees."prevnext
8. The Town
"Career bank robber Doug and his volatile partner hit a roadblock when Doug falls for bank manager Claire, whom he kidnapped during their last heist."prevnext
"A couple must endure a self-imposed quarantine and elude authorities after a mysterious virus proves lethal to the world's female population."prevnext