What’s Popular on Netflix This Week (August 8th, 2019)

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Orange is the New Black tops the Netflix UK list of popular releases

Welcome to a Thursday edition of what’s popular on Netflix for the past 7 days. Using a variety of sources, we can put together a picture of what’s the biggest titles currently streaming. The idea behind this is that it should give you some ideas of what to watch next on Netflix. 

Netflix UK has been releasing their list of popular titles on Thursdays as of late, so we’ll now publish this post every Thursday instead of the usual Wednesday spot.

Carrying on from last week, we’re happy to be including data from ReelGood.

Every week Netflix UK is the only actual source of what’s popular on Netflix for that week. It’s still in its “experimental” phase and provides an insight as to what’s hot on Netflix in that region.

Interestingly, Orange is the New Black rose to the top of the list this week Stranger Things continued to reign supreme.

  1. Orange Is the New Black
  2. Stranger Things
  3. Otherhood
  4. The Red Sea Diving Resort
  5. Another Life
  6. Jane The Virgin
  7. Suits*
  8. American Made*
  9. Sugar Rush
  10. Secret Obsession

Note: any title marked with a * is regionally specific and not on Netflix USA.

Every day, we list everything that’s new on Netflix and count which titles people click out to after reading the synopsis and trailer. For our most popular list, you tend to see fewer clicks go out to the bigger titles like Orange is the New Black because of how big they are.

This week, we got the August 1st additions, which contained plenty of new movies that all feature heavily below.

  1. Mission of Honor / Hurricane
  2. Jupiter Ascending
  3. MI-5
  4. All The Good Ones Get Away
  5. the Red Sea Diving Resort
  6. The Sinner
  7. Clash of the Titans
  8. American Hangman
  9. Last Knights
  10. Jackie Brown

ReelGood Top 10s

ReelGood republishes its list of the most popular movies and TV series that they catalogs alongside other streaming services. Their lists are usually less reliant on dates but do provide insight into some of the most searched titles on their platform.


  1. Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse
  2. Avengers: Infinity War
  3. The Dark Knight
  4. Pulp Fiction
  5. Inglorious Basterds
  6. Thor: Ragnarok
  7. Black Panther
  8. The Great Hack
  9. The Imitation Game
  10. Schindler’s List

TV Series

  1. Stranger Things
  2. Money Heist
  3. Dark
  4. Black Mirror
  5. Orange is the New Black
  6. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  7. Another Life
  8. The 100
  9. Peaky Blinders
  10. The Good Place


Stranger Things

IMDb is the biggest movie database in the world, and they measure a show or movie’s popularity via the movie meter. We’ll pick out every show or movie currently on Netflix and where they rank in the movie meter.

  1. Stranger Things (ranks #5)
  2. Orange is the New Black (ranks #6)
  3. Another Life (ranks #7)
  4. The Irishman (ranks #9)
  5. Money Heist (ranks #10)
  6. The Red Sea Diving Resort (ranks #13)
  7. Peaky Blinders (ranks #18)
  8. Mindhunter (ranks #24)
  9. Black Mirror (ranks #25)
  10. Dark (ranks #26)
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Founder of What's on Netflix and based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Kasey maintains the what's new library, keeps the coming soon lists up-to-date and writes about new and upcoming Netflix movies, series and games. Contact: kasey@whats-on-netflix.com