The most popular Netflix series and movies

Netflix has announced its most popular series and movies of 2019, releasing a top 10 “What We Watched” list for each territory.

Netflix South Africa said the lists are compiled using the number of accounts “watching at least two minutes of a series, movie, or special during its first 28 days on Netflix in 2019”.

Movies more popular

In South Africa, movies dominated the overall top 10 releases, accounting for nine of the top 10 titles.

Michael Bay’s action movie 6 Underground, starring Ryan Reynolds, claimed the top spot.

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston comedy Murder Mystery placed second, while recently-released fantasy series The Witcher was at number three.

In addition to the combined list of top movies and series, Netflix also released top 10 lists for non-fiction releases and stand-up comedy shows.

For non-fiction content, street racing show Hyperdrive was the most popular selection, while Kevin Hart: Irresponsible was the number one stand-up comedy show.

Below is the full list of 2019’s overall top 10 most popular releases on Netflix in South Africa.


1. 6 Underground


2. Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery


3. The Witcher


4. Isn’t it Romantic


5. Falling Inn Love


6. Tall Girl


7. Secret Obsession


8. The Perfect Date


9. The Irishman


10. Triple Frontier


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