The Most Popular Movies and TV Shows on Netflix in 2018

With massive international expansion, consistent subscriber growth, and tons of new Netflix originals, we’re going to guess that 2018 was the biggest year yet for Netflix when it comes to total hours spent streaming content.

The streaming giant released their 2018 year in review, recapping the most popular movies and TV shows on the service, and you can get our complete breakdown of the funny, the heartfelt, and the wtf here:

According to Netflix, the most-binged Netflix original shows on their service:

  1. On My Block
  2. Making a Murderer: Part 2
  3. 13 Reasons Why: Season 2
  4. Last Chance U: INDY
  5. Bodyguard
  6. Fastest Car
  7. The Haunting of Hill House
  8. Anne with an E: Season 2
  9. Insatiable
  10. Orange Is the New Black: Season 6

*Netflix series released between January 1 to November 28, 2018 with the highest average watch time per viewing session. Based on US viewing data.

Here you will find the stars Netflix subscribers fell in love with, based on how many new followers they gained on Instagram following the release of their Netflix show:

  1. The Fab Five (Queer Eye)
  2. Lana Condor (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)
  3. Joel Courtney (The Kissing Booth)
  4. Miguel Herrán (Elite / La Casa de Papel)
  5. Jaime Lorente Lopez (Elite / La Casa de Papel)
  6. Maria Pedraza (Elite / La Casa de Papel)
  7. Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Sierra Burgess is a Loser)
  8. Joey King (The Kissing Booth)
  9. Hannah Gadsby (Nanette)
  10. Kiernan Shipka (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)

*Talent who appeared in a Netflix series or film in 2018 who received the largest % growth in Instagram following since January.

Here are the most popular movies on Netflix, based on global viewing numbers:

  1. The Kissing Booth
  2. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  3. Roxanne Roxanne

What about you? Did you fall in love with any new shows or movies? Let us know on social media and we’ll report back with the most popular responses.