2019 was the year that Netflix firmly put their stamp on their own film and got Hollywood all concerned. The streaming site, with renewed confidence, has now shared the top 10 film releases of the year and the most-watched may surprise you.
Ryan Reynold’s 6 Underground tops the list ahead of Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler’s Murder Mystery with Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic, The Irishman, completing the podium.
6 Underground and The Irishman are high up the list considering their late release but the real surprise is Murder Mystery which saw 30 million people watch the film the weekend it arrived on the streaming platform.
It should be noted that Netflix determines these numbers by looking at “the number of accounts choosing to watch at least two minutes of a series, movie or special during its first 28 days on Netflix in 2019.”
Netflix says the new method is “a far more pure way to measure popularity rather than 70% metric we’ve used in the past (which discriminates against longer form content).”
You can find the full list below.
- 6 Underground – Directed by Michael Bay.
- Murder Mystery – Directed by Kyle Newacheck.
- The Irishman – Directed by Martin Scorsese.
- Isn’t It Romantic – Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.
- Triple Frontier – Directed by J. C. Chando.
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Directed by Jake Kasdan.
- El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – Directed by Vince Gilligan.
- Fractured – Directed by Brad Anderson.
- Secret Obsession – Directed by Peter Sullivan.
- The Highwaymen – Directed by John Lee Hancock.