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02nd Jul 2023

2023’s most popular shows on Disney+, Apple TV+ & Prime Video so far

Rory Cashin

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Check to see how many of these you’ve seen… or are on your to-watch list…

We’re heading into the second half of 2023, so now is a good time to take stock of the year so far. We’ve already checked in on the most popular Netflix movies and shows of the first six months of the year, so these lists will be looking at the other popular streaming services.

The following lists are compiled by data from Flix Patrol, and is exclusively from data for Irish customers of Disney+, Prime Video and Apple TV+.

So start marking up your lists to check off which ones you’ve already watched, and which you are missing out on…


1. Moana

2. Encanto

3. Frozen

4. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

5. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

6. Avatar: The Way Of Water

7. Strange World

8. Avatar

9. The Menu

Unsurprisingly, the top three positions are filled with modern animated classics, proving that Disney+ might be the greatest invention for families with children of a certain age.

On the flip side, alongside the list of beloved cartoons, huge Marvel movies and the Avatar franchise, it is great to see a nasty little gem like The Menu crack the list.


1. Grey’s Anatomy

2. Modern Family

3. Family Guy

4. The Simpsons

5. Bluey

6. Criminal Minds

7. The Mandalorian

8. The Walking Dead

9. The Kardashians

10. NCIS

Where the movies are kept on a repeated loop to keep the kids happy, it appears the same idea is in place with the shows… but for the adults. The only true Disney+ original here is The Mandalorian, with pretty much all of the rest existing before the arrival of Disney’s streaming service.


1. Everything Everywhere All At Once

2. Mindcage

3. Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre

4. Air

5. Shotgun Wedding

6. Creed II

7. Bastille Day

8. Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant

9. The Suicide Squad

10. Triangle of Sadness

A pretty strong mix here of Amazon Prime exclusives and licensed titles, including the most recent Best Picture Oscar winner topping the list.

Mind you, we’ve never even heard of that movie that arrived in the No.2 position…


1. Clarkson’s Farm

2. Reacher

3. Jack Ryan’s Tom Clancy

4. Daisy Jones & The Six

5. Star Trek Picard

6. Citadel

7. The Power

8. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

9. The Rig

10. Hunters

Much like The Rings Of Power when it arrived, Prime Video’s most expensive shows are barely making a dent in the way they might have hoped, as proven by Citadel’s positioning, despite reportedly being the second most expensive TV show ever made.


1. Ghosted

2. Tetris

3. Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie

4. Sharper

5. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

6. Spirited

7. Emancipation

Yes, their top movie is among our worst movies of 2023 so far list, but beyond that, the rest of this list is pretty solid, if a little … uninspired?


1. Ted Lasso

2. Bad Sisters

3. The Morning Show

4. Shrinking

5. Slow Horses

6. Silo

7. The Last Thing He Told Me

8. Black Bird

9. The Big Door Prize

10. Truth Be Told

We’ve been telling anyone who will listen that Apple TV+ has the highest hit rate for a TV streaming service in Ireland – HBO and HBO Max don’t have a direct outlet in Ireland – and that is because they have such an incredibly varied and high quality offering.

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