Most Watched Series & Movies on Netflix of All Time

Wednesday and Squid Game top the TV charts in 2024 while Red Notice and Troll are the biggest movies.

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Netflix has had some of the biggest hits in entertainment over the past decade. Thanks to Netflix’s top 10s, we know that Netflix’s biggest original hits were within the first 91 days of release. Below, we’ll keep track of Netflix’s most-watched movies and series, whether English or non-English. 

To measure its biggest hits, Netflix uses hours watched and completed viewing equivalents (CVE for short). These viewing hours are from Netflix’s global subscriber base, and CVE works by taking the runtime of the show or movie and dividing it by the number of hours watched. It’s not perfect, but it’s substantially better than what other streamers provide.

Before Netflix switched its hourly figures, it used the number of households who watched within the first 28 days. While these numbers are hard to stack against the list below, we have kept a record of all the old Netflix viewership stats here. Those numbers are correct up through October 2021, when Netflix switched.

Below, we’ve compiled a full list of all titles in the top 10 since mid-2021. This gives us a complete list of older 28-day hourly stats and Netflix’s newer 91-day stat, and we’ve split it into each category.

Note: Last updated on July 2nd to knock Baby Reindeer out of the top 10 English TV with Bridgerton S3 ranking #10. Under Paris rises to #4 on the Non-English film list.


Most Watched English Language Series of All Time

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New 91-Day List

Note: Listed by completed viewing equivalent 

  1. Wednesday (Season 1 – 2022)
    • Hours Watched: 1,718,800,000
    • Completed Viewing Equivalent: 252,100,000
  2. Stranger Things (Season 4 – 2022)
    • Hours: 1,838,000,000
    • CVE: 140,700,000
  3. DAHMER: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Season 1 – 2022)
    • Hours: 1,031,100,000
    • CVE: 115,600,000
  4. Bridgerton (Season 1 – 2022)
    • Hours: 929,300,000
    • CVE: 113,300,000
  5. The Queen’s Gambit (Limited Series – 2020)
    • Hours: 746,400,000
    • CVE: 112,800,000
  6. The Night Agent (Season 1 – 2023)
    • Hours: 803,200,000
    • CVE: 98,200,000
  7. Fool Me Once (Limited Series – 2024)
    • Hours: 629,800,000
    • CVE: 98,200,000
  8. Stranger Things (Season 3 – 2019)
    • Hours: 716,100,000
    • CVE: 94,800,000
  9. Bridgerton (Season 2 – 2022)
    • Hours: 797,200,000
    • CVE: 93,800,000
  10. Bridgerton (Season 3 – 2024)* 
    • Hours: 733,300,000 
    • CVE: 91,900,000
    • Note: Will continue rising through September ’24.

Previously in the all-time top 10:

  • Baby Reindeer: Limited Series
    • Hours: 335,200,000
    • CVE: 84,500,000
  • The Witcher (Season 1 – 2019)
    • Hours: 663,600,000
    • CVE: 83,000,000
  • Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (Limited Series – 2023)
    • Hours: 526,800,000
    • CVE: 81,300,000
  • The Watcher (Season 1 – 2022)
    • Hours: 447,100,000
    • CVE: 79,600,000

Most Watched English Language Movies of All Time

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New 91-Day List

  1. Red Notice (2021)
    • Hours Viewed: 454,200,000
    • Completed Viewing Equivalent: 230,900,000
  2. Don’t Look Up (2021)
    • Hours: 408,600,000
    • CVE: 171,400,000
  3. The Adam Project (2022)
    • Hours: 281,000,000
    • CVE: 157,600,000
  4. Bird Box (2018)
    • Hours: 325,300,000
    • CVE: 157,400,000
  5. Leave the World Behind (2023) 
    • Hours: 339,300,000
    • CVE: 143,400,000
  6. The Gray Man (2022)
    • Hours: 299,500,000
    • CVE: 139,300,000
  7. Damsel (2024)
    • Hours: 253,000,000
    • CVE: 138,000,000
  8. We Can Be Heroes (2020)
    • Hours: 231,200,000
    • CVE: 137,300,000
  9. The Mother (2023) 
    • Hours: 265,900,000
    • CVE: 136,400,000
  10. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)
    • Hours: 320,300,000
    • CVE: 136,300,000

Previously featured in the all-time 91-day top 10:

  • Extraction (2020) 
    • Hours: 266,900,000
    • CVE: 135,700,000
  • Extraction 2 (2023)
    • Hours: 278,700,000
    • CVE: 134,900,000
  • Spenser Confidential (2020)
    • Hours: 238,900,000
    • CVE: 129,100,000

Most Watched Non-English Language Series of All Time

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Squid Game – Picture: Netflix

New 91-Day List

  1. Squid Game (Season 1 – 2021)
    • Hours Viewed: 2,205,200,000
    • Completed Viewing Equivalent: 265,200,000
  2. Money Heist (Part 4 – 2020)
    • Hours: 710,200,000
    • CVE: 106,000,000
  3. Lupin (Part 1 – 2021)
    • Hours: 396,300,000
    • CVE: 99,500,000
  4. Money Heist (Part 5 – 2021)
    • Hours: 900,700,000
    • CVE: 99,200,000
  5. Money Heist (Part 3 – 2019)
    • Hours: 519,800,000
    • CVE: 80,000,000
  6. Lupin (Part 2 – 2021)
    • Hours: 258,900,000
    • CVE: 68,400,000
  7. Who Killed Sara? (Season 1 – 2021)
    • Hours: 392,400,000
    • CVE: 58,400,000
  8. Berlin (Season 1 – 2023)
    • Hours: 372,600,000
    • CVE: 56,700,000
  9. All of Us Are Dead (Season 1 – 2022)
    • Hours: 679,300,000
    • CVE: 55,500,000
  10. Dear Child (Limited Series – 2023)
    • Hours: 245,400,000
    • CVE: 50,900,000

Previously featured in the all-time 91-day top 10:

  • Elite (Season 3 – 2020)
    • Hours: 334,800,000
    • CVE: 50,000,000
  • Elite (Season 4 – 2021)
    • Hours: 302,200,000
    • CVE: 46,300,000

Most Watched Non-English Language Movies of All Time

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Troll – Picture: Netflix

New 91-Day List

  1. Troll (2022)
    • Hours Watched: 178,600,000
    • Completed Viewing Equivalent: 103,000,000
  2. Society of the Snow (2024)
    • Hours: 239,700,000
    • CVE: 98,500,000
  3. Nowhere (2023)
    • Hours: 155,600,000
    • CVE: 85,700,000
  4. Under Paris (2024)
    • Hours: 146,700,000
    • CVE: 84,600,000
  5. The Platform (2020)
    • Hours: 129,700,000
    • CVE: 82,800,000
  6. Through My Window (2022)
    • Hours: 116,000,000
    • CVE: 61,100,000
  7. AKA (2023)
    • Hours: 125,900,000
    • CVE: 60,900,000
  8. Blood Red Sky (2021)
    • Hours: 124,800,000
    • CVE: 60,900,000
  9. My Name Is Vendetta (2022)
    • Hours: 86,500,000
    • CVE: 56,400,000
  10. Black Crab (2022)
    • Hours: 103,300,000
    • CVE: 53,900,000

Previously featured in the all-time 91-day top 10:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)
    • Hours: 129,400,000
    • CVE: 52,100,000
  • Below Zero (2021)
    • Hours: 86,700,000
    • CVE: 48,600,000
  • Loving Adults (2022)
    • Hours: 83,600,000
    • CVE: 47,300,000

For more on the Netflix top 10s and to search all the titles with hourly data stats released, check out our search tool here.

This post will be updated over time to reflect additions to the top 10s. What’s been your favorite movie or series listed above? Let us know in the comments below.

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.

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