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Netflix Reveals Most Popular 2019 Movies And TV Shows, And The Top Slot Is Weird

Adam Sandler's Murder Mystery is somehow Netflix's "most popular" release of 2019.


Netflix has released a list of its most popular titles released in 2019, and some of the entries on the list might surprise you. While major releases like Stranger Things 3 and The Irishman make the cut, along with box office smashes like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The Incredibles 2, the most popular title of the year is going to come as a shock.

Murder Mystery, the comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, takes the top slot on Netflix for 2019. Does this mean it was actually the most-watched movie on the streaming service, though? Not necessarily. As The Hollywood Reporter points out, Netflix determines popularity based on how many people watch at least two minutes of a movie or show within the first 28 days of release. The streaming giant, however, does not release statistics showing how many people actually finished any given title.

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Other movies that made the list include Michael Bay's 6 Underground, Triple Frontier, and Wreck-It Ralph 2. On the TV side of things, Stranger Things 3 was joined by The Witcher, Umbrella Academy, Season 3 of You, When They See Us, and 13 Reasons Why, among other shows. You can take a look at the full Top 10 below.

Most popular 2019 releases

1. Murder Mystery

2. Stranger Things 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

Most popular 2019 TV series releases

1. Stranger Things 3

2. The Witcher

3. The Umbrella Academy

4. Dead to Me

5. You: Season 2

6. When They See Us

7. Unbelievable

8. Sex Education

9. 13 Reasons Why

10. Raising Dion

Most popular 2019 movie releases

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

Now, with a new year underway, there's even more original content coming from the service. Make sure to take a look at our most anticipated Netflix exclusives of 2020--and what's coming and going from the service in January--to plan your binging accordingly.

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