Netflix's new no.1 stars Jodie Comer as you've never seen her before

The End We Start From is a haunting drama on Netflix

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It was only a matter of time before Jodie Comer's latest movie stormed up Netflix's rankings – I've been watching it climb at pace in the UK, where it's now the official new no.1 in the best streaming service's top 10 chart.

The End We Start From appeared for a short cinema run at the beginning of 2024 – and I distinctly remember Comer, the movie's protagonist, promoting it on various chat shows ahead of release. She looks as you've never seen her before in many scenes: pregnant and acting as a young mother.

And while you may know Comer from runaway successes such as the show Killing Eve – and that's one reason she's a master of accents – in The End We Start From she owns her native Liverpudlian accent. As you can see from the trailer below, she delivers "a career-defining performance":

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The End We Start From is a disaster movie of sorts, but one that looks to the humanity and moments of love over strife. I'm not saying it's cheery, per se, as bleakness is this flick's very setting.

Critics and audiences also can't decide how they feel about it. Sure, Comer's performance is largely lauded, but the overall movie has the Rotten Tomatoes scores sitting at 88% from critics but just 66% from audience reviews. 

That's quite a wide divide to start with, but if you go over to IMDb's site then the overall 59% equivalent rating is even lower. Clearly, then, the movie's themes and sensitivity have opinions split – and I suspect that'll only increase, as this one's hardly a classic summer blockbuster (despite being well worth a watch). 

It's good to see a British movie top the Netflix chart, though, furthering the streaming service's diverse listings. In recent times we've seen a whole host of chart-toppers, from Godzilla: Minus One (Japanese), to Under Paris (French).

Netflix has plenty of competition, though, with Apple TV+, for example, really upping its game of late: from the quirky-looking sci-fi Sunny, to the Matt Damon-starring thriller The Instigators. That's why we call it 'the sci-fi streaming king'.

How long will The End We Start From remain as Netflix's new no.1? Only time will tell. With so much landing on the service of late, there's no lack of great movies and shows to watch – so there's always jostling between the most-watched selections. 

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor at T3.com. He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 years and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone too (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech and audio aficionado his beat at T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a tech stone unturned he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.