The year-end lists continue to roll in as Netflix has shared its most popular titles of 2019. Featuring the most popular overall releases of the year, the most popular movies and TV shows, and more, the data comes from the number of subscribers who watched at least two minutes of a program within the first 28 days of its release.
Somewhat surprisingly, the Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston-starring Murder Mystery is Netflix's most popular release of 2019 — spanning movies and TV — besting the third season of Stranger Things. Netflix previously revealed that 30,869,863 accounts watched Murder Mystery during its first three days of availability, giving it the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix film. Rounding out the top five most popular overall releases of 2019 are Michael Bay's 6 Underground, Disney's The Incredibles 2, and Martin Scorsese's star-studded The Irishman.
Stranger Things 3 comes in as the most popular series of the year, outdoing The Witcher, The Umbrella Academy, Dead to Me, and the second season of You, which complete the top five. For movies, behind Murder Mystery are the aforementioned 6 Underground, The Incredibles 2, and The Irishman, in addition to Triple Frontier starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, and Pedro Pascal.
See below for Netflix's most popular releases of 2019, which also includes documentaries, comedy specials, and more.
Most Popular Releases of 2019
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 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 7. Unbelievable 8. Sex Education 9. 13 Reasons Why 10. Raising Dion
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
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
Most Popular Comedy Specials of 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
Most Popular Nonfiction Releases of 2019
1. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo 2. Jailbirds 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
Most Popular International Releases of 2019
1. Mighty Little Bheem 2. Kidnapping Stella 3. Always a Witch 4. Mirage 5. Burn Out 6. High Seas 7. Como caído del cielo 8. Money Heist: Part 3 9. Quicksand 10 The Rain: Season 2