Netflix's top 10 titles of 2019: 'Murder Mystery' and 'Stranger Things' Season 3 top list
Netflix has come up with the list by tallying the number of subscribers who watched 'at least two minutes of a film or TV show in the first 28 days of release'.
The streaming giant Netflix has released the Top 10 Most Popular Releases of 2019, Most Popular Series Releases of 2019, Most Popular Movie Releases of 2019, Most Popular Documentary Releases of 2019 among others as the year comes to end. In a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has come up with the list by tallying the number of subscribers who watched "at least two minutes of a film or TV show in the first 28 days of release."
The No 1 spot on the most popular releases of the year was taken by Jennifer Aniston-Adam Sandler movie 'Murder Mystery'. It was followed by 'Stranger Things' Season 3, Michael Bay's '6 Underground', animated feature 'The Incredibles 2' and Martin Scorcese's 'The Irishman'.
'The Witcher' and 'You' Season 2 have not been on the platform for 28 days and these shows' information is based on projected viewership numbers. It must be noted that unlike this list, Netflix viewership numbers released in quarterly earnings reports are calculated after taking into account the number of subscribers who have watched either 70 percent of a movie title, or 70 percent of Episode 1 of a series to be counted as a view.
The streaming giant also released the most popular content in Japan, South Korea, India and Malaysia, which features a list of American and local content. In South Korea, for instance, the most popular title turned out to be the six-episode first season of historical drama 'Kingdom', according to a report in Variety.
This is also Netflix's first original K drama. Despite having premiered in mid-December with just six episodes in, 'Crash Landing on You', starring Hyun-bin and Son Ye-jin, took the fourth spot while 'The Witcher' and '6 Underground' took the second and third spot respectively. The other Korean drama that was featured in the top 10 list includes 'Persona', 'When the Camellia Blooms', 'Love Alarm', 'Vagabond' and stand-up comedian Park Na-rae’s 'Park Na-Rae: Glamour Warning'.
In India, the top 10 titles with the exception of one were also local content, specifically Hindi. The exception being '6 Underground', which came in at eighth. The series to be featured in the top 10 list in India are 'Sacred Games', 'Kabir Singh', 'Article 15', 'Bard of Blood', 'Drive', 'Badla', 'House Arrest', 'Delhi Crime' and 'Chopsticks'.
In Malaysia, all shows of the top 10 list featured American titles: '6 Underground', 'Murder Mystery,' 'The Witcher', 'Isn’t It Romantic', 'Tall Girl', 'Triple Frontier', 'The Perfect Date', 'Umbrella Academy', 'Secret Obsession' and 'Fractured'.
In Japan, the top 10 titles were a mix of Netflix originals, anime, and one live-action adaptation of an anime. At the first spot was 'The Naked Director', followed by reality show 'Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020', '6 Underground', 'Gintama 2: Rules Are Made to Be Broken', 'Rilakkuma and Kaoru', 'Ultraman', 'Call Boy', 'Neon Genesis Evangelion', 'The Witcher' and 'Aquaman'.
Here's a consolidated list for the US
Top 10 Most Popular Releases of 2019
1. 'Murder Mystery'
2. 'Stranger Things' Season 3
3. '6 Underground'
4. 'The Incredibles 2'
5. 'The Irishman'
6. 'The Witcher'
7. 'Triple Frontier'
8. 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'
9. 'The Umbrella Academy'
10. 'The Highwaymen'
Top 10 Most Popular Series Releases of 2019
1. 'Stranger Things' Season 3
2. 'The Witcher'
3. 'The Umbrella Academy'
4. 'Dead to Me'
5. 'You' Season 2
6. 'When They See Us'
8. 'Sex Education'
9. '13 Reasons Why'
10. 'Raising Dion'
Top 10 Most Popular Movie Releases of 2019
1. 'Murder Mystery'
2. '6 Underground'
3. 'The Incredibles 2'
4. 'The Irishman'
5. 'Triple Frontier'
6. 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'
7. 'The Highwaymen'
8. 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'
9. 'Wreck-It Ralph 2'
10. 'Secret Obsession'
Top 10 Most Popular Non-Fiction Releases of 2019
1. 'Tidying Up With Marie Kondo'
3. 'Rhythm + Flo'
4. 'You vs. Wild'
5. 'Nailed It!' Season 3
6. 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2019: Freshly Brewed'
7. 'Awake: The Million Dollar Game'
8. 'Sugar Rush Christmas'
9. 'Prank Encounters'
10. 'Sugar Rush' Season 2
Top 10 Most Popular Documentary Releases of 2019
1. 'Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes: Limited Series'
2. 'Our Planet'
3. 'FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened'
4. 'HOMECOMING: A film by Beyoncé'
5. 'Don't F--k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer: Limited Series'
6. 'Abducted in Plain Sight'
7. 'The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann'
8. 'The Family: Limited Series'
9. 'Street Food: Volume 1: Asia'
10. 'Kevin Hart: Don’t F--k This Up'
10 Most Popular Comedy Specials on Netflix in 2019
1. 'Dave Chappelle: Sticks and Stones'
2. 'Kevin Hart: Irresponsible'
3. 'Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias: One Show Fits All'
4. 'Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho'
5. 'Amy Schumer: Growing'
6. 'Bill Burr: Paper Tiger'
7. 'Aziz Ansari: Right Now'
8. 'Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself'
9. 'Wanda Sykes: Not Normal'
10. 'Mike Epps: Only One Mike'
Top 10 Most Popular International Releases of 2019
1. 'Mighty Little Bheem'
2. 'Kidnapping Stella'
3. 'Always a Witch'
5. 'Burn Out'
6. 'High Seas'
7. 'Como Caído del Cielo'
8. 'Money Heist' Part 3
10. 'The Rain' Season 2