Top 10 most watched Netflix series of all time

Top 10 most watched Netflix series of all time

Have you ever wondered what are the most watched series on the most used streaming platform, Netflix? In this article we list the top 10 series in order of views, and we think that some of the positions will surprise you!

1. Squid Game

In the number one spot with 265 million views we have, as expected, 'Squid Game'. This Korean series focuses on a group of 456 desperate people drowning in debt who are lured to participate in a bloody game of survival in which they have the chance to win close to $39 million if they make it through six challenges.

While the genre of the series is not that novel, its visual production, relatable characters and disturbing view of human nature have connected with many audiences around the world.

Duration: 1 season, 9 episodes of 60 minutes.

Country: South Korea

Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk.

Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-jun.

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2. Wednesday

With 252 million views, the series tells the story of Wednesday (or Merlina), a smart and sarcastic girl. As a member of the Addams family, she's a little dead inside, but that doesn't stop her from making new friends, and also enemies, at the Never Again Academy as she takes on the task of investigating a wave of murders. It has been such a success that a second season is on the way.

Duration: 1 season, 8 episodes of 50 minutes.

Country: United States

Director: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar.

Cast: Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome.


3. Stranger Things

In the number 3 position, with almost 141 million views, we have season 3 of 'Stranger Things', the series that is a clear homage to Hollywood's eighties movie productions. The costumes, photography, and sets are the spitting image of life 35 years ago. Regarding the most watched season of the series created by the Duffer brothers, the installment focuses on a typical summer in Hawkins, with the already-known group of friends in the middle of a love awakening when Dustin discovers, in a radio broadcast, the Scourge, a monster that will endanger everyone's lives.

Duration: 4 seasons, 9 episodes of 85 minutes.

Country: United States

Director: The Duffer Brothers

Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown.

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4. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

With 115 million reproductions, this miniseries brings to the screen the case of Jeffrey Dahmer, a murderer who caused terror in the United States for more than a decade in the 20th century. Despite having committed 17 murders, Dahmer managed to escape justice for quite some time.

Duration: 1 season, 10 episodes of 50 minutes.

Country: United States

Director: Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan.

Cast: Evan Peters, Richard Jenkins, Niecy Nash-Betts.


5. Bridgerton

At number 5 with 113 million views, we have 'Bridgerton', a series that has nothing to do with the violence of the first one, quite the opposite: love. Due to its level of drama, Bridgerton could be likened to a soap opera, but with the production values ​​of a movie. In the series everything is beautiful: the music, the photography, the dresses, the protagonists. The story is narrated in the third person by Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews), a mysterious woman who is aware of everything that happens in English high society in terms of the search for love, happiness, dances, and the social occasions of the time.

Duration: 3 seasons, 8 episodes of 60 minutes.

Country: United States

Director: Chris Van Dusen

Cast: Adjoa Andoh, Julie Andrews, Lorraine Ashbourne.

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6. The Queen's Gambit

With almost 112 million views comes the series that put chess as a topic of conversation. It is possibly the most successful Netflix miniseries to date. Inspired by the novel by Walter Tevis, it tells the story of a young girl who discovers the incredible gift she has for chess. Set in the 1950s, the girl from an orphanage travels a difficult road to fame while battling prejudice and addictions.

Duration: 1 season, 7 episodes of 60 minutes.

Country: United States

Director: Scott Frank, Allan Scott.

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Marielle Heller.


7. Money Heist (La casa de papel)

At number 7 we have Money Heist, or 'La casa de papel' in the original Spanish, with 106 million views. The series deals with the spectacular assault, by a gang of criminals, on the National Currency and Stamp Factory and the Bank of Spain. The combination of the action, intrigue and thriller genres together with its attractive plot and the peculiar character of its characters have made it the most successful Spanish series of all time. As for the fifth season, the last: when it seemed that nothing could get worse, a new enemy arrived much more powerful than any of the previous ones: the army. What started as a robbery has now turned into a war.

Duration: 4 seasons, 8 episodes of 45 minutes.

Country: Spain

Director: Álex Pina

Cast: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, and others.

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8. Lupin

At number 8 we have the French-speaking series 'Lupin' with 99 million views. And it is not the only one in this classification that deals with good-hearted thieves in the best Robin Hood style. The series is inspired by Arsene Lupin, the white-collar thief from the books of the French writer Maurice Leblanc. However, the Netflix story follows Assane Diop (Omar Sy) who has the brilliant intelligence of the character and who seeks to survive thanks to what he learned in the Leblanc books that his father left him, before being taken to prison by a crime he did not commit. Assane thus becomes the spiritual disciple of the white-collar thief.

Duration: 3 seasons, 5 episodes of 45 minutes.

Country: France

Director: George Kay

Cast: Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme.

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9. The Night Agent

This series debuted with 98 million views and has surprised and conquered the public. At first glance, it seems a conventional story that does not push the limits, but perhaps that is precisely the reason for its success. In it, an FBI agent answers a call from the emergency line at the White House and this is enough to take him to an environment of conspiracies, dangers, and espionage. It has a good pace to develop the plot and the characters, plus it has a future for several seasons.

Duration: 1 season, 10 episodes of 45 minutes.

Country: United States

Director: Shawn Ryan

Cast: Gabriel Basso, Luciane Buchanan, Hong Chau.


10. The Witcher

We have a slight suspicion that Henry Cavill and the female audience have something to do with the fact that 'The Witcher' is ranked in the top 10 most popular series on Netflix with 83 million views. All joking aside, the project is the adaptation of one of the best sagas of fantastic literature, written by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. It has achieved international fame thanks to the video games developed by CDProjekt RED (before they made Cyberpunk 2077). The story is as follows: Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), a lonely monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more evil than beasts. But fate throws him towards a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a dangerous secret. The three must learn to navigate together through an increasingly volatile and dangerous continent.

Duration: 3 seasons, 8 episodes of 60 minutes.

Country: United States

Director: Alik Sakharov, Charlotte Brändström, Alex Garcia Lopez, and Marc Jobst

Cast: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, MyAnna Buring, Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur, and Joey Batey

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