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Netflix Reveals Its Top Ten Most Popular Movies Of All Time

Netflix Reveals Its Top Ten Most Popular Movies Of All Time

The streaming giant is now using a new method for calculating the popularity of its content.



Netflix has revealed its top 10 movies of all time after drumming up a new way to calculate the popularity of its films.

The streaming giant has started determining the rankings by looking at the total number of hours viewed in the first 28 days of a new show or movie's release.

Previously, Netflix used the metric of household views, which were counted after two minutes of watch time.


With this in mind, the list has changed a bit so you get a better idea of how long a movie or show has been viewed for.

Check out how many of your favourite films appear:

  1. Bird Box - 282 million hours
  2. Red Notice - 277.9 million hours
  3. Extraction - 231 million hours
  4. The Irishman - 215 million hours
  5. The Kissing Booth 2 - 209 million hours
  6. 6 Underground - 205 million hours
  7. Spenser Confidential - 197 million hours
  8. Enola Holmes - 190 million hours
  9. Army of the Dead - 187 million hours
  10. The Old Guard - 186 million hours

What do you think - did any of your faves not make the cut? It's perhaps not all that surprising that Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock, is so high up considering it became a social media phenomenon after releasing back in 2018.

Then there's Red Notice, the big-budget movie featuring Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Gal Gadot - straight after its release fans were already calling for a sequel.


Netflix also used its new metric system to determine the top ten most popular TV shows, which you can see below:

  1. Squid Game: Season 1 - 1.6 billion hours
  2. Bridgerton: Season 1 - 625 million hours
  3. Money Heist: Part 4 - 619 million hours
  4. Stranger Things 3 - 582 million hours
  5. The Witcher: Season 1 - 541 million hours
  6. 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 - 496 million hours
  7. 13 Reasons Why: Season 1 - 476 million hours
  8. Maid: Limited Series - 469 million hours
  9. You: Season 3 - 468 million hours
  10. You: Season 2 - 457 million hours

Of course Squid Game came in first place, although 1.6 billion hours?! That's a helluva lot of viewing time.


We can't argue it's not deserved though - the South Korean survival drama was gripping, heartfelt and full of twists and turns.

Since season two was confirmed by the show's creator Hwang Dong-hyuk earlier this month, we wonder if it'll topple the first round on Netflix's top ten list? Time will tell.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, Netflix, TV, Films & Movies, Squid Game