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Netflix's most popular: 'Stranger Things,' 'Murder Mystery' top list for 2019

Shawn M. Carter

Netflix had a good year.

The streaming giant, which drew in more than $5 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2019, clocked nearly 160 million subscribers worldwide and ranked as the No. 1 platform for U.S. subscribers, beating out top competitors like Hulu, Disney+ and HBO Now.

Now, it released its list of the most popular shows and movies of 2019, with “Murder Mystery,” a feature comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jenifer Anniston, and “Stranger Things,” a three-season sci-fi series with Finn Wolfhard, landing the two top spots.

Netflix defines popularity as the number of subscribers who watched at least two minutes of a given film or show. Here are Netflix’s 10 most popular releases:

  • 1. "Murder Mystery"

  • 2. "Stranger Things 3"

  • 3. "6 Underground"

  • 4. "The Incredibles 2"

  • 5. "The Irishman"

  • 6. "The Witcher"

  • 7. "Triple Frontier"

  • 8. "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile"

  • 9. "The Umbrella Academy"

  • 10. "The Highwaymen"

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In 2019, Netflix, starting at $12.99 a month for a standard plan, spent roughly $15 billion on original content as it battled other streamers, like Hulu at $5.99 and Disney+ at $6.99.

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Its stock is up 22 percent on the year.

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