These Were the Most Popular Movies and TV Shows on Netflix in 2019

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"Murder Mystery" with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler topped the list.

"Murder Mystery" with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler topped the list.

Netflix has revealed its top 10 most popular original TV shows and movies of 2019, and the Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston comedy Murder Mystery, which previously claimed the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix film, has beat out the streaming platform's most popular TV series, Stranger Things. 

The kids of "Stranger Things"

The kids of "Stranger Things"

Based on data provided to Polygon by Netflix, here are the top 10 most-watched TV shows and movies that premiered on the streaming giant in 2019:

1. Murder Mystery 

2. Stranger Things 3 

3. 6 Underground 

4. The Incredibles 2

5. The Irishman 

6. The Witcher 

7. Triple Frontier 

8. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile 

9. The Umbrella Academy

10. The Highwayman

Michael Bay's "6 Underground" starred Ryan Reynolds

Michael Bay's "6 Underground" starred Ryan Reynolds

Polygon points out that Sandler is historically popular with Netflix subscribers:

In 2017, Netflix reported that users had spent nearly 500 million hours watching Adam Sandler movies on the platform, and Murder Mystery reportedly saw 30 million people watch in the first weekend when the movie dropped over the summer. Despite his best movie ever premiering in theaters this month (Uncut Gems), Netflix subscribers remain Sandman loyalists.

Stranger Things claimed second place on the 2019 Netflix top 10, while Martin Scorsese’s three-and-a-half-hour mob epic The Irishman, Michael Bay’s 6 Underground, and the Game of Thrones-wannabe fantasy series The Witcher also made the list.