In October 2019, the New York Times published the top 10 most watched Netflix Original movies of the year, according to the steaming services's third-quarter earnings. The data collected accounts for subscribers who watched at least 70 percent of the film. From October 2018 to October 2019, the most viewed Netflix original movies include everything from the adventure thriller Triple Frontier to the romantic comedy Always Be My Maybe to the competitive documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, proving that the streaming audience has a truly diverse taste.
Netflix has, according to the New York Times, more than 158 million subscribers worldwide, and the most popular Netflix original movies of 2019 have been watched by anywhere from 20 million to 80 million accounts. If you're looking for new content you can access in your living room or bed - or even on an airplane - the most watched Netflix originals in 2019 clearly adhere to high standards, or at the very least are entertaining.
The most watched Netflix original movie of 2019 is Bird Box, which, next to the highest grossing film of 2019, Avengers: Endgame, proves that the year's cinematic audience is looking not only for adventure, but a complex narrative. Regardless of which titles are the most viewed original movies on Netflix in 2019, however, the question of which is the most watchworthy still remains.
Directed by: Nahnatchka Khan
32 million views.Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Nahnatchka Khan. Childhood friends Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) find themselves in vastly different socioeconomic... more
Directed by: Susanne Bier
80 million views.Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel by Josh Malerman. A woman (Sandra Bullock) and a pair of children are blindfolded as they make their way... more
Directed by: Kyle Newacheck
73 million views.Murder Mystery is a 2019 American mystery-comedy film directed by Kyle Newacheck. While en route to Europe for a vacation, a NYC cop (Adam Sandler) and his wife (Jennifer Aniston) are invited to an... more
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
40 million views.The Highwaymen is a 2019 American crime film directed by John Lee Hancock. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and ex-partner Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) attempt to track down and apprehend... more
Directed by: Chris Smith
20 million views.Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Chris Smith, released on Netflix on January 18, 2019. An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous... more
Directed by: J. C. Chandor
52 million views.Triple Frontier is a 2019 American adventure crime-drama film directed by J. C. Chandor. Loyalties are tested when five friends reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of... more
Directed by: Peter Sullivan
40 million views.Secret Obsession is a 2019 Amerian drama thriller directed by Peter Sullivan.... more
Directed by: Chris Nelson
48 million views.The Perfect Date is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Chris Nelson, based on the novel by Steve Bloom. Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has the academic chops to get into his dream Ivy League... more
Directed by: Cindy Chupack
29 million views.Otherhood is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Cindy Chupack, based on the novel Whatever Makes You Happy by William Sutcliffe. Three Suburban moms (Felicity Huffman, Patricia Arquette, Angela... more
Directed by: Nzingha Stewart
41 millon views.Tall Girl is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Nzingha Stewart. That tallest girl in school, Jodi (Ava Michelle) decides to embrace her height.... more