Brian Gallagher - Daily Mail
Mar 29, 2023
A popular TikTok video has seemingly helped a relatively-obscure 2019 film entitled I See You top the Netflix charts.
Last week, a TikTok content creator dubbed TheWeekendWatch alerted her viewers to the film, which came to the Netflix streaming service last week.
The streaming service's Top 10 charts for the week of March 20-26 were released on Wednesday, revealing I See You made its first chart entry at #3.
However, for the last few days, I See You has been the #1 movie on the massive streaming service.
The news didn't go unnoticed by the film's star, Helen Hunt - who was spotted out with friend Jeffrey Nordling this month - who took to Instagram on Friday to share a Netflix screenshot that revealed I See You was in fact #1.
'I See You is ON NETFLIX!!! RIGHT NOW!! What??? I made this FUN,SCARY thriller a couple of years ago called “I See You.” Check it out! (Best watched at night, alone, in the dark),' Hunt said, while tagging the movie's official Instagram and her co-stars Jon Tenney, Judah Lewis, director Adam Randall and Darrell Redleaf, who did her hair and makeup on the film.
She also shared two Netflix screenshots revealing the movie was the #1 movie on the Netflix charts, along with a poster featuring her, Tenney and Lewis.
The film follows a doctor (Hunt) and her policeman husband (Tenney) who are going through marital troubles.
Meanwhile, the husband takes on the case of a missing boy that has eerie similarities to another case from many years earlier.
The film debuted at the SXSW Film Festival in March 2019 to strong reviews (77% on Rotten Tomatoes) and it was picked up by Saban Films for distribution.
It was released theatrically in December 2019 but it only took in $1.2 million worldwide and drifted into relative obscurity.
After the film was released on the Netflix streaming service earlier this month, it caught the attention of TheWeekendWatch, who told her 139K followers to check it out.
'If you open up Netflix today and you see this, hit play, trust me, you wanna watch this' she said, pointing to the film's poster.