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Netflix's biggest movie is 'inspiring' film based on extraordinary true story
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Netflix's biggest movie is 'inspiring' film based on extraordinary true story

A film that tells an 'inspiring' true story is the biggest movie on Netflix right now

A movie that's shot to the top of the Netflix charts is an 'inspiring' film based on an extraordinary true story, and viewers are loving it.

If you're a subscriber of Netflix - and let's face it, who's not - then you'll know it can be difficult to know what to put on when faced with endless options.

Scrolling through each category and finding something to watch is never easy, so seeing what others are talking about online is always helpful.

The Hill tells an 'inspiring' true story.
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And, if you need some watch inspo, the flick on everyone's lips at the moment - titled The Hill - is gaining lots of attention, managing to climb its way to being the most popular film on the streaming platform in the US right now.

The movie tells the story of Rickey Hill, the son of a travelling pastor who has been through an awful lot in his life.

It chronicles how Ricky overcomes a disability in order to try out for a legendary major league scout that could just land him in the big time.

See what you make of it in the trailer below:

A young Rickey Hill wears leg braces due to a degenerative spinal disease, but enjoys playing baseball.

But due to his strict father, Rickey is dissuaded from baseball as he wants to shield his son from further injuries.

In spite of the obstacles, Rickey still dreams of making it big, but his determination threatens to divide his family.

Directed by Jeff Celentano from a screenplay by Angelo Pizzo and Scott Marshall Smith, The Hill features the likes of Dennis Quaid, Colin Ford, Joelle Carter, Randy Houser, Jesse Berry, Bonnie Bedelia, and Scott Glenn.

The sports drama was originally released in theatres on 25 August, but has seen a huge rise in popularity thanks to a Netflix release.

'"That movie The Hill on Netflix was so good & inspiring & based on a true story so incredible all that Rickey Hill overcame the true definition of never giving up on your dreams," one X user penned.

It is the biggest movie on Netflix right now.
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While many fans may be loving it, The Hill actually sits at just 44 percent on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer.

Randy Myers, from the San Jose Mercury News, said: "While director/screenwriter Jeff Celentano's heart and soul is firmly in the right place, his faith-based drama suffers from being too long and repetitive and sidelines the subject's transition later in life."

On the other hand, Thelma Adams, from AARP Movies for Grownups, penned: "Echoes of Norman Rockwell bounce off The Hill, a sincere, inspiring baseball movie grounded in a complicated father-son relationship."

That being said, the flick boasts an impressive 97 percent audience score so it's probably best to see for yourself.

The Hill is streaming on Netflix now.

Topics: Film and TV, Netflix