Stranger Things, You, 6 Underground, The Irishman also among Netflix's most-viewed projects.

By Joey Nolfi
December 30, 2019 at 12:56 PM EST

Adam Sandler is currently the king of streaming and the box office.

While his potential Oscar contender Uncut Gems sets the holiday charts ablaze (with north of $20 million in ticket sales, the film is already en route to potentially becoming distributor A24’s highest grossing theatrical release ever), the 53-year-old comedy icon is sitting pretty atop Netflix’s list of most-streamed titles released in 2019.

Sandler’s feature comedy Murder Mystery — which he produced and stars in opposite Jennifer Aniston as a couple caught up in a high-stakes homicide investigation aboard a billionaire’s yacht — finished the year as the streaming giant’s most-watched overall release in the United States, beating out season 3 of Stranger ThingsRyan Reynolds‘ Michael Bay-directed action flick 6 Underground, and Martin Scorsese’s awards player The Irishman.

Other Netflix original films that cracked the top 10 include Ben Affleck’s ensemble adventure film Triple Frontier, Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy drama Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, Brenda Song’s stalker thriller Secret Obsession, and The Highwaymen, starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson. Non-Netflix titles that appear on the list are all animation titles hailing from major series: Incredibles 2 lands at No. 3, followed by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at No. 8 and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 at No. 9.

On the television side, Stranger Things season 3 was Netflix’s most-watched series of the year, followed by The Witcher at No. 2, The Umbrella Academy at No. 3, Dead to Me at No. 4, and, after only four days in release, You season 2 at No. 5.

Netflix compiled this year’s list by measuring data from accounts choosing to watch at least two minutes of a series, movie, or special during its first 28 days of streaming availability on Netflix in 2019. The compilation breaks from Netflix’s past metric of measuring popularity by gauging which accounts finished at least 70 percent of a given title, which the company has indicated “discriminates against longer form content.”

Read on for more lists of Netflix’s most-viewed titles of 2019.

Top 10 most popular releases of 2019

1. Murder Mystery 
2. Stranger Things 3
3. 6 Underground
4. 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 

Top 10 most popular series releases of 2019

1. Stranger Things 3
2. The Witcher
3. The Umbrella Academy
4. Dead to Me
5. You season 2
6. When They See Us
7. Unbelievable
8. Sex Education
9. 13 Reasons Why
10. Raising Dion   

Top 10 most popular movie releases of 2019

1. Murder Mystery
2. 6 Underground
3. Incredibles 2
4. The Irishman
5. Triple Frontier
6. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
7. The Highwaymen
8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
9. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
10. Secret Obsession

Top 10 most popular nonfiction releases of 2019

1. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
2. Jailbirds
3. Rhythm + Flow
4. You vs. Wild
5. Nailed It! season 3
6. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
7. Awake: The Million Dollar Game
8. Sugar Rush Christmas
9. Prank Encounters
10. Sugar Rush season 2

Top 10 most popular documentary releases of 2019

1. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
2. Our Planet
3. FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
4. Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
5. Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
6. Abducted in Plain Sight
7. The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
8. The Family
9. Street Food Volume 1: Asia
10. Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up

Top 10 most popular comedy releases of 2019

1. Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones
2. Kevin Hart: Irresponsible
3. Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All
4. Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho
5. Amy Schumer: Growing
6. Bill Burr: Paper Tiger
7. Aziz Ansari: RIGHT NOW
8. Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself
9. Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
10. Mike Epps: Only One Mike

Top 10 most popular international releases of 2019

1. Mighty Little Bheem
2. Kidnapping Stella
3. Always a Witch
4. Mirage
5. Burn Out
6. High Seas
7. Como caído del cielo
8. Money Heist part 3
9. Quicksand
10. The Rain season 2

Top 10 most popular kids and family series releases of 2019

1. Raising Dion
2. Green Eggs and Ham
3. Lost in Space season 2
4. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
5. Victorious
6. You vs. Wild
7. Nailed It! season 3
8. Fuller House season 5
9. Family Reunion
10. Mighty Little Bheem

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