The most watched movies in Netflix’s history make it clear what works best on the platform

Can you guess which one is in the Top 1?

The most watched movies in Netflix’s history make it clear what works best on the platform
Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

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The Netflix catalog is, in short, a supermarket where you can find everything. From dramatic series to war movies, passing through genres like science fiction or horror, the streaming platform leads the rest basically because it has all possible types of audience.


But what works best on the platform? Thanks to the data revealed by Netflix, below we leave you with the ten movies that have had the best audiences on the VOD service. Although many of them are different, in general they make it clear that there are certain genres that are above the rest.

The most viewed movies on Netflix

These are the ten most viewed original Netflix movies on the platform:

10 – Extraction, 2020

9 – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, 2022

8 – Leave the World Behind, 2023

7 – The Mother, 2023

6 – We Can Be Heroes, 2020

5 – The Invisible Agent (The Gray Man, 2022)

4 –Bird Box, 2018

3 – The Adam Project, 2022

2 – Don’t Look Up, 2021

1 – Red Notice, 2021

If there’s one thing this top makes clear, it’s that action is the genre that works best on Netflix. Both Red Alert and The Adam Project, The Invisible Agent and Tyler Rake are pseudo-franchises created by the streaming service where action takes precedence over the rest, as well as a stellar cast.


However, the top also leaves room for horror with Bird Box and even children’s movies like Superkids. There are quite clear factors that set these films apart from the rest, but it is also true that Netflix continues to stand out for its variety even in the most watched content.

Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

Cultural journalist specialized in film, series, comics, video games, and everything your parents tried to keep you away from during your childhood. Also an aspiring film director, screenwriter, and professional troublemaker.

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