Under-The-Radar 2023 Sci-Fi Movie Starring Ben Kingsley Becomes A Netflix Hit

A critically acclaimed science-fiction film from 2023 starring Ben Kingsley that flew under the radar in theaters is now a hit on Netflix.

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  • Jules, a sci-fi film starring Ben Kingsley, went unnoticed in theaters but has become a hit on Netflix.
  • In its first week on Netflix’s Top 10, Jules garnered 6.7 million views, making it the fifth most-watched movie.
  • Despite positive reviews, the movie only made $2 million in theaters before gaining popularity on the streaming platform.

After flying under the radar earlier this year, Jules is now a hit on Netflix. The sci-fi film follows Ben Kingsley as a man whose quiet life is upended when a UFO and its extra-terrestrial passenger crash lands in his backyard. In addition to Kingsley, the cast includes Harriet Sansom Harris, Zoƫ Winters, Jade Quon, and Jane Curtin. Jules was released in theaters in August 2023 and despite positive reviews from critics, it flew under the radar and only made $2 million.

Now, three months after its theatrical release, the under-the-radar sci-fi film is now a hit on Netflix. For the week of November 20-26, Jules was watched for 6.7 million hours and received 4.6 million total views. This is good enough for the fifth-place spot on the charts and marks the movie’s first week in Netflix’s Top 10.

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Source: Netflix

  • Jules Movie Poster 2023


    Release Date:

    Marc Turtletaub

    Ben Kingsley, Harriet Sansom Harris, Zoe Winters, Jade Quon, Jane Curtin


    90 Minutes

    Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

    Gavin Steckler

    Big Beach

    Bleecker Street