Newly-added Netflix film is being hailed 'the best movie ever'

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What happens when an Oscar-winning film like Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge makes its Netflix debut?

Instant virality, that's what! Released on the streaming giant on September 1, this hard-hitting war drama quickly muscled its way into Netflix's top ten most-viewed movies, generating buzz across social media platforms.

Several viewers have not hesitated to call the film, which stars Andrew Garfield and Australian actress Teresa Palmer, "the best movie ever."

Check out the trailer for Hacksaw Ridge:

One ecstatic fan took to Twitter, exclaiming, "'Guys, I just watched the best movie ever on Netflix. Name - Hacksaw Ridge based on a true story. I highly recommend. Produced by Mel Gibson. A must see.'"

Another was jubilant over its Netflix availability, saying: "'Watching Hacksaw Ridge!!! So glad it’s finally on Netflix!'"

As if that wasn't enough, one viewer even touched on the emotional rollercoaster the film provides: "'Hacksaw Ridge Is On Netflix. Time to bust out the tissues and ice-cream," they wrote.

Yet another chimed in, stating, "'If you’ve never seen Hacksaw Ridge, it’s on Netflix. Amazing movie. 10/10 recommend.'"

The film centers around the true story of Desmond Doss, portrayed by Garfield, who is a deeply religious U.S. recruit in World War II. Despite being a conscientious objector and refusing to carry a weapon, he saves 75 men during the ferocious Battle of Okinawa.

Doss is initially ostracized by his fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance, deeply rooted in his Seventh Day Adventist upbringing. Nevertheless, he goes on to earn the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and selfless actions.

Viewers praised director Mel Gibson for his re-creation of the harrowing battlefield scenes. Alongside American actor Vince Vaughn, the film also stars a lineup of acclaimed Australian talent, including Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, and Richard Roxburgh.

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Director Mel Gibson, known for his knack for producing intense, visually spectacular films, has been praised for his brilliant re-creation of the harrowing battlefield scenes. Credit: John Phillips / Getty

Produced as an Australian-US collaboration with a budget of $40 million, Hacksaw Ridge grossed an impressive $180 million worldwide. On the awards front, the film was nominated for six Oscars, taking home trophies for Editing and Sound Mixing. It also swept nine Australian Academy Awards (AACTAs), including Best Picture.

The film's popularity is not merely a fleeting Netflix trend; it is a testament to the universal appeal and emotional depth of Hacksaw Ridge. Its Netflix surge is another feather in its cap, adding to its status as a modern classic in war cinema.

So, whether you're a war movie aficionado or simply looking for an epic film that delivers on all fronts, Hacksaw Ridge is, as fans unequivocally put it, "a must-see."

Featured image credit: NurPhoto / Getty

Newly-added Netflix film is being hailed 'the best movie ever'

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

What happens when an Oscar-winning film like Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge makes its Netflix debut?

Instant virality, that's what! Released on the streaming giant on September 1, this hard-hitting war drama quickly muscled its way into Netflix's top ten most-viewed movies, generating buzz across social media platforms.

Several viewers have not hesitated to call the film, which stars Andrew Garfield and Australian actress Teresa Palmer, "the best movie ever."

Check out the trailer for Hacksaw Ridge:

One ecstatic fan took to Twitter, exclaiming, "'Guys, I just watched the best movie ever on Netflix. Name - Hacksaw Ridge based on a true story. I highly recommend. Produced by Mel Gibson. A must see.'"

Another was jubilant over its Netflix availability, saying: "'Watching Hacksaw Ridge!!! So glad it’s finally on Netflix!'"

As if that wasn't enough, one viewer even touched on the emotional rollercoaster the film provides: "'Hacksaw Ridge Is On Netflix. Time to bust out the tissues and ice-cream," they wrote.

Yet another chimed in, stating, "'If you’ve never seen Hacksaw Ridge, it’s on Netflix. Amazing movie. 10/10 recommend.'"

The film centers around the true story of Desmond Doss, portrayed by Garfield, who is a deeply religious U.S. recruit in World War II. Despite being a conscientious objector and refusing to carry a weapon, he saves 75 men during the ferocious Battle of Okinawa.

Doss is initially ostracized by his fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance, deeply rooted in his Seventh Day Adventist upbringing. Nevertheless, he goes on to earn the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and selfless actions.

Viewers praised director Mel Gibson for his re-creation of the harrowing battlefield scenes. Alongside American actor Vince Vaughn, the film also stars a lineup of acclaimed Australian talent, including Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, and Richard Roxburgh.

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Director Mel Gibson, known for his knack for producing intense, visually spectacular films, has been praised for his brilliant re-creation of the harrowing battlefield scenes. Credit: John Phillips / Getty

Produced as an Australian-US collaboration with a budget of $40 million, Hacksaw Ridge grossed an impressive $180 million worldwide. On the awards front, the film was nominated for six Oscars, taking home trophies for Editing and Sound Mixing. It also swept nine Australian Academy Awards (AACTAs), including Best Picture.

The film's popularity is not merely a fleeting Netflix trend; it is a testament to the universal appeal and emotional depth of Hacksaw Ridge. Its Netflix surge is another feather in its cap, adding to its status as a modern classic in war cinema.

So, whether you're a war movie aficionado or simply looking for an epic film that delivers on all fronts, Hacksaw Ridge is, as fans unequivocally put it, "a must-see."

Featured image credit: NurPhoto / Getty