Pain Hustlers #1 most-watched film on Netflix – world is fascinated with corruption of U.S. pharmaceutical industry

Pain Hustlers #1 most-watched show on Netflix — in Top 10 since its release

According to Flix Patrol, a site based in the Czech Republic that reports on current streaming data for all the big platforms, Emily Blunt’s new movie Pain Hustlers is the #1 most-watched show on Netflix today.

Released on October 27th on Netflix, Pain Hustlers is not only the #1 most-watched show on Netflix, it has been in the Top 10 for 4 days, so since its release.


It is also the #1 most-watched film in 52 countries, including Germany, France, Bahrain, Australia, Austria, Cyprus, Singapore, Slovenia, Ukraine, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States.

Not surprisingly, it appears the world is fascinated with how corrupt the pharmaceutical industry is in the United States.

How tens of millions of Americans are addicted to pain killers and will often do anything to get them.

How the rest of the world should avoid doing what many in the medical establishment do in the U.S.

After all, for millions of people, the outcome is not very nice.

Facts about Pain Hustlers


Pain Hustlers stars Emily Blunt, Andy Garcia, Catherine O’Hara, Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James, and Chloe Coleman.

The movie is directed by David Yates (Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts trilogy), and the screenplay was written by Wells Tower, who based it on the 2022 book of the same name by Evan Hughes.

As Netflix explains the Pain Hustlers plot:

Liza Drake (Blunt) is a blue-collar single mom who has just lost her job and is at the end of her rope.

A chance meeting with pharmaceutical sales rep Pete Brenner (Evans) puts her on an upwards trajectory economically but dubious path ethically as she becomes entangled in a dangerous racketeering scheme 

Pain Hustlers is now streaming on Netflix.

It will be interesting to see, when the next Netflix streaming rankings come out next Tuesday, if the crime drama is still on top.


Steve Reynolds