Do you know what we all have in common? Netflix originals.
If you want to get a sense of what defines a generation, just take a look at what everyone was collectively binge-watching in that given year.
In 2019, Netflix was the top streaming service unifying the masses with content like the third season of “Stranger Things” and the second season of “You.” Seriously, every single soul had their eyes peeled on Joe Goldberg/Will Bettelheim over the holiday weekend.
For their yearly roundup, Netflix waved their magic wand and pulled up the data of most-watched films and shows.
Some titles, like the aforementioned two, are obvious while others may surprise you.
For example, you might have thought that “The Irishman” was the platform’s most successful release and yet, you’d be surprised to learn that the achievement went to Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s “Murder Mystery." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film was watched by almost 31 million accounts in the first three days of release.
Henry Cavill’s “The Witcher” is off to an impressive start as the sixth most popular release despite premiering on Dec. 20. The fantasy series even surpassed Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” as the top show in the world, according to Business Insider.
Check out the full report below:
Top 10 Most Popular Series Releases of 2019
1. Stranger Things 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 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
If you haven’t seen any of these Netflix Originals, well, you can always start the new decade by binge-watching and getting tuned into the cultural zeitgeist.