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This little-known supernatural film is the most-watched movie on Netflix

Tessa (Joey King) and Skylar (Kyle Allen) sit alone in a movie theater in The In Between.
The In Between was released on Netflix on Friday, April 8. (Image credit: Tina Rowden/ Netflix)

The In Between just became Netflix's most-watched movie within days of its release on the streaming service.

The In Between was first released as a Paramount Plus original movie in the US on February 11, but it didn't receive too much buzz. This led Netflix to pick up the rights to the movie outside of the US (even in territories where Paramount Plus is available like Australia and Canada), and they relaunched it with Netflix Original branding on Friday, April 8.

According to Netflix's own Global Top 10 (opens in new tab) stats for last week (April 4-10), The In Between is among the Top 10 titles of no less than 82 different territories and is the number one feature in no less than 28 of them at the time of writing.

In terms of viewing time, The In Between has been watched for a total of 26.77 million hours around the world, far outstripping any other release in the chart.

For comparison, the movie in second place was The Adam Project, which is now in its fifth week in Netflix's Global Top 10. The Ryan Reynolds sci-fi flick was viewed for a total of 10.9 million, so clearly The In Between has made a huge splash among audiences across the globe.

If you're unfamiliar with the movie, The In Between is a sci-fi romance based on the novel of the same name by Marc Klein (opens in new tab). The story follows Tessa (Joey King, The Act),  a young teenager swept up in her very first romance who wakes up in hospital following a traffic collision that tragically claimed the life of her first boyfriend, Skylar (Kyle Allen, West Side Story).

Tessa refuses to give up on the connection the pair shared and begins to notice signs which suggest that Skylar might be trying to reach out to her from "The In Between", a sort of window in time where someone who has recently passed away must have final contact before fully moving on.

The In Between is available to stream now on Netflix and on Paramount Plus in the US. If you're looking for things to watch on Netflix, try checking out our guide to the best Netflix series you can watch right now.

Martin Shore
Martin Shore

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.