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30th Dec 2022

These were the most-watched Netflix movies and shows in 2022

Charlie Herbert

Netflix most watched shows of 2022

How many of Netflix’s most popular shows and movies of 2022 have you watched?

It’s been an interesting year for Netflix. Back in July, the platform had lost almost a million subscribers, as many decided to quit the service.

This meant it had lost members for two quarters in a row.

But the fact remains that it is still the number one streaming platform and series such as Stranger Things have become more popular than ever.

So, what have we been watching on Netflix, and how does this compare to the rest of the world?

We’ve compiled the data from Flix Patrol to reveal the top ten most watched movies and shows on Netflix in the UK for the entire year.


Well, despite all the millions of dollars that Netflix have sunk into mediocre blockbusters such as The Gray Man, it’s a festive classic from more than twenty years ago that tops the chart. Yes, How the Grinch Stole Christmas was the most popular film on Netflix in the UK this year, with 2016 family animation, Sing, sitting in second. And taking third place is the mind boggling true crime documentary that had everyone talking, The Tinder Swindler.

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

2. Sing

3. The Tinder Swindler

4. The Gray Man

5. The Adam Project

6. The Sea Beast

7. I Came By

8. The Man From Toronto

9. The Gentlemen


On the television front, it’s no shock to see which show tops the chart here. Stranger Things returned bigger, longer, scarier and better than ever. Meanwhile, many of us tuned in for the final trip to the Ozarks to see what would happen to the Byrd family, and we still can’t get enough of another, much more famous family, with The Crown sitting in 3rd.

1. Stranger Things

2. Ozark

3. The Crown

4. Love Is Blind

5. Bridgerton

6. Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

7. Inventing Anna

8. Cobra Kai

9. Wednesday

10. The Sandman

So, how in-line are the UK’s tastes with the rest of the world? Well, here are the most-watched Netflix films globally from 2022:

1. The Tinder Swindler

2. The Adam Project

3. The Sea Beast

4. Don’t Look Up

5. The Gray Man

6. Purple Hearts

7. The Man From Toronto

8. Hustle

9. Senior Year

And here are the most-watched Netflix series globally from 2022:

1. Stranger Things

2. Manifest

3. Inventing Anna

4. Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

5. Bridgerton

6. Wednesday

7. Café con aroma de mujer

8. Pasión de gavilanes

9. All of Us Are Dead

10. The Crown

And if you want to know what you’ve got to look forward to on Netflix in the new year, then we’ve got you covered right here.

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