- Street Kings, a 2008 movie directed by David Ayer, is currently trending on Netflix, landing at No. 4 on the Top 10 list.
- Despite not being available in the United States, Street Kings has garnered 5.7 million views and 10.3 million hours of watch time.
- The star-studded cast of the movie includes Chris Evans, Keanu Reeves, and Forest Whitaker.
Street Kings, a 2008 movie featuring Chris Evans before he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America in 2011, is currently charting on Netflix. The movie, which was directed by Suicide Squad‘s David Ayer, follows an LAPD officer who is blamed for the death of another police officer and begins to suspect a conspiracy. The star-studded cast of the movie also includes Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Common, and The Game.
Netflix has tabulated their Top 10 global English-language movies for the week of August 21 through August 27. Street Kings has landed at No. 4 on the list with 5.7 million views adding up to a total of 10.3 million hours, in spite of the fact that it’s not even available in the United States. This places it just below Netflix originals The Monkey King, You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah, and Gal Gadot’s Heart of Stone.
Chris Evans’ Pre-MCU Career is Full of Unique Titles
Although Captain America is the role that launched Evans to superstardom, he was a rising star for quite some time prior to 2011. His pre-MCU roles even include another Marvel superhero. He played Johnny Storm, also known as The Human Torch, in 2005’s Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
However, despite his superhero pedigree, Evans proved his range in a variety of different genres in that time period as well. This includes his early work in teen projects, such as the 2001 parody Not Another Teen Movie, which mashed up elements of She’s All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, and many other popular teen titles. He would also appear in the teen heist movie The Perfect Score opposite his future MCU co-star Scarlett Johansson.
After his teen movie period, he went on to star in quite a few thrillers and action movies as well, including Street Kings, Cellular, Sunshine, and Push. However, he also showed off his comedic skills in movies such as The Nanny Diaries (also opposite Johansson) and What’s Your Number? (which premiered the same year as Captain America). Although he is now most closely linked with the MCU in the public eye, Evans was building his star potential long before 2011 rolled around.