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30th Dec 2022

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

Rory Cashin


As well as the Netflix countdown, we also reveal the most-watched movies and shows in 2022 on Apple TV+.

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

We’ve compiled the data from Flix Patrol to reveal the top ten most watched movies and shows on Netflix (and, further down, Apple TV+) for the entire year.

You can also check out the most-watched lists for Disney+ here and Prime Video here.


As we have said over and over again, The Tinder Swindler is exactly the kind of movie that Netflix should continue making as often as they can. Instead of dunking $200 million budgets into movies like The Gray Man, which couldn’t even outrank the tiny-budgeted animated movie The Sea Beast.

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


Proof that Irish tastes and worldwide tastes don’t always align. Manifest didn’t even land in Ireland’s top 10 for the end of the year, while there are also two Spanish-language telenovelas that we’d never even heard of before.

1. Stranger Things

2. Manifest

3. Inventing Anna

4. Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

5. Bridgerton

6. Café con aroma de mujer (The Scent of Passion)

7. Wednesday

8. Pasión de Gavilanes (Hidden Passion)

9. All Of Us Are Dead

10. The Crown


Will Smith’s comeback movie couldn’t topple the Christmas musical with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. Beyond that, we understand if you’ve little very few or none of the rest of this list.

1. Spirited

2. Emancipation

3. Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me

4. Luck

5. A Charlie Brown Christmas

6. Causeway

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

8. The Greatest Beer Run Ever


Good: In Ireland, Bad Sisters topped this list, which didn’t crack the top ten list worldwide. Bad: In Ireland, Severance (aka the best show of 2022) didn’t even crack the top ten. So we all can do a little better.

1. Echo 3

2. See

3. Slow Horses

4. Shantaram

5. Ted Lasso

6. The Mosquito Coast

7. Acapulco

8. Mythic Quest

9. Severance

10. The Morning Show

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