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The Sandra Bullock Drama That Netflix Fans Can't Stop Watching

Sandra Bullock's name carries a lot of weight in the movie industry. The films she has appeared in have garnered roughly $5.6 billion combined at the worldwide box office and the titles she's been a producer on have also generated millions of dollars (via The Numbers). With movies like "The Blind Side," "Gravity," and "Minions" to her name, the Oscar-winning actress and producer has cemented her place among the Hollywood elite.

Her first foray into the world of streaming service originals, Netflix's "Bird Box," proved to be a huge payoff. The survival film smashed Netflix's viewing records when it was first released. According to Forbes, over 45 million users viewed it within its first week on Netflix. Two years later, Bullock is the star of another buzzy Netflix title that is showing major promise. Judging by the streamer's top 10 movies list, it looks like the film could already be on its way to "Bird Box" levels of success

The Unforgivable is a Netflix hit

Sandra Bullock's latest original film for Netflix certainly proves that the actress' star power goes far on the streaming service. The just-released film, "The Unforgivable," is currently in the number one spot on Netflix's list of the Top 10 Movies in the U.S., surpassing other buzzy releases like "Red Notice" and "A Boy Called Christmas."

"The Unforgivable" stars Bullock as Ruth Slater, a recently released prisoner who served time for murder. Ruth hopes to reenter the world and locate her long-lost younger sister but finds that society is less than forgiving of convicted felons. The film, based on the 2009 British miniseries "The Unforgiven," also stars Viola Davis as Liz Ingram, a woman who now lives in Ruth's old home with her family, and Vincent D'Onofrio as  Liz's husband John. 

Viewers already seem to be eating the drama up, as, in addition to its high placement on Netflix's top 10 list, "The Unforgivable" currently has an 82% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. However, it's a different story among critics, with whom it only has a 40% approval rating due in part to a "contrived and unrelentingly grim story." Thankfully, you can decide for yourself as "The Unforgivable" is streaming now on Netflix.