December 14th, 2011
10:32 AM ET
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the top 10 most-rented Netflix movies of all time, and the No. 1 film may come as a surprise.
But first, coming in at No. 10 is the Coen brothers' 2007 adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Western thriller, “No Country for Old Men." Next up, Robert Downey Jr.’s turn as a superhero in the 2008 blockbuster “Iron Man.”
Number eight is last year’s mind-bending sci-fi action flick, “Inception.” Then we have RDJ again with the action-y “Sherlock Holmes” (2009), and coming in at No. 6 is the 2006 Leo DiCaprio/Scorsese crime thriller “The Departed.”
Now for the top five: 2009 Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” is the fifth most-rented Netflix title, and deservedly so; it won six Oscars. Above that we have Brad Pitt aging backwards in the 2008 film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” The third most popular flick is 2007 oldster comedy-drama “The Bucket List.”
The oldest film on the list, 2004’s Oscar-winning drama “Crash,” comes in at No. 2.
And the most popular Netflix rental of all time is … “The Blind Side”! The feel-good football/adoption tale is at the top of everyone’s queue. Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her role in the 2009 movie.
How many of the top 10 have you seen?
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