The sadistic thriller that made a splash at this year’s Toronto Film Festival has earned more than a million votes, a record.
Gone is the story of an American family’s attempts to escape a violent, abusive father, played by David Fincher.
The film is an instant classic, and earned a Best Animated Feature Oscar nomination.
In the film, the young father’s obsession with his daughter, played with uncanny panache by Emma Watson, has the family fleeing their own abusive family, in a search for safety.
It’s a tough, intense film that deals with themes of violence, abuse, identity, and loss that are deeply affecting.
Fincher is known for the psychological horror movies he made with his wife, Kathryn Bigelow, about two women in a house, played both by Bigelows.
Gone, however, is the first time the pair have collaborated on a feature film, so the film’s emotional impact is even greater.
The director, who had a lengthy career working with actors including Michael Keaton, Reese Witherspoon, and Reese Wozniak, is known to be a master of the emotionally-charged thriller.
The film has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Picture Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Original Score.
As for the nominations, it’s not clear how many people actually watched the film on Netflix.
The streaming giant doesn’t release viewership numbers, but in a statement, it said: “Gone has become a phenomenon, winning over millions of viewers worldwide with its emotional storytelling, emotional performances, and compelling emotional story.
We are excited about the awards season and look forward to presenting another Oscar-winning film for viewers in 2018.”