Netflix once again boasted the ten most popular movies and series on its website. The platform has been doing this regularly since November last year. Each week, the site publishes lists of the most viewed products, both worldwide and by country. They can be checked at top10.netflix.com.
Back-to-back Top10 ratings are based on the total number of hours for a particular title viewed by users around the world. The new methodology replaces the previous audience measurement model, which summarized the number of accounts on which a specific movie or series was watched for at least two minutes in the first 28 days after its first viewing on Netflix. The site publishes four lists each week: lists of the ten best films and series – two separate for English and non-English productions. Netflix also shows local Top10 ratings for over 90 countries, including Poland. The platform announced that each season of the series will be measured separately, which means that more than one season of the popular Netflix series may appear in the weekly Top10 list.
Polish films that are Netflix hits
Last week (April 18-24), the action thriller “Choose or Die” directed by Toby Mackins with Eola Evans and Asa Butterfield (known from the “Sex Education” series) was a huge hit among English-speaking films on Netflix. Seduced by the chance to win an unclaimed cash prize, the film tells the story of two friends who reboot a mysterious video game from the 1980s and enter a surreal world of horror. Netflix viewers spent more than 15 million hours on “Choose or Die” last week.
The second in this category is the science fiction melodrama “Between Life and Death”. Joey King (“The Kissing Booth”) and Kyle Allen star in the film about growing up and the paranormal, based on Mark Klein’s novel. The main character is a teenager who lost the love of her life in a tragic accident and begins to believe that the boy is communicating with her from beyond the grave. Netflix users around the world spent a total of more than 13 million hours watching Between Life and Death last week.
The platform was closed with the document “White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch”, which first appeared in the ranking, about the rise and fall of the famous clothing brand, which at the beginning of the twenty-first century was subject to a class action lawsuit for racial discrimination. The film shows former company employees talking about how obsessed the company’s president, Mike Jeffries, is with looking young. Netflix viewers around the world spent less than 10 million hours on the documentary directed by Alison Kleiman.
Polish productions are in the lead among non-English-language films. The romantic comedy “The Taming of the Shrew” by Anna Wieczur-Bluszcz jumps first from second place. The action takes place in the Tatras. The main character is Kaśka (played by Magdalena Lamparska, better known from the movie “365 dni”), who returns to her hometown of Zakopane to treat a broken heart. Her sudden return spoils her brother’s business plans, who seeks help from Patrick (Mikowaj Rosnersky). This is to seduce Kaika and convince her to change her mind. As we have already said, the film also featured Adam Małysz, our ex-jump and ski driver, who is currently the director of Ski Jump and Nordic Together at the Polish Ski Association, which he has never seen before.
In turn, Cyprian T. Olencki’s drama “Furioza” with Mateusz Panasyuk, Veronika Ksyukiewicz and Mateusz Damieksky in the lead roles drops from the first to the second in the list of non-English films. Viewers will recognize Dawid, a former pitch killer who returns to the underworld as a plug for Dzika, who was once friends from a gang of troublemakers, and now a policewoman. If he does not cooperate with the cops, his brother, the head of football fans, will be imprisoned for years. The film premiered in Polish cinemas on October 22 last year and has been available on Netflix for several weeks.
Last place on the podium is “Yaksha: Decisive Mission,” a South Korean spy movie starring Sula Kyung-gu (The Merciless) and Parka Hae-soo (Squid Game.” “A noble prosecutor is tasked with investigating the activities of secret agents.” and their famous commander, thus getting involved in a dangerous war between spies” – we read in the description of the plot.
Among the English-language Netflix series around the world, the six-episode short series that appeared last week, “Anatomy of a Scandal,” is an adaptation of the best-selling novel directed by David Kelly. This psychological thriller and courtroom drama tells the story of the British elite’s life filled with social and political scandals.
The second season of “Bridgertons” series, based on the novels of Julia Quinn, came in second place. The main character of the next part of the saga is Anthony, the eldest of the Bridgerton brothers, who has decided to marry. The new season brings viewers unexpected twists in the choice of life partners for the heroes of the series.
In turn, the third place in this category was the debut of the documentary series “Conversations with a Murderer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes” about an American politician, a respected local builder, and hours later – a clown for rent, who murders 33 young men. People in 1972-1976 men.
When it comes to non-English series, the Colombian series “Stolen Heart” was the most watched series in the world last week. Second place is the fifth season of the Spanish production “School for the Elite”, and closed the podium with the Turkish thriller “Yakamoz S-245”, which debuted in the ranking.
Top 10 best Polish movies and series on Netflix
And what do Polish Netflix viewers watch the most? It turns out that it is mainly domestic products that occupy the first four places of the list. They were opened by the romantic comedy “The Taming of the Shrew” with Magdalena Lamparska, Mikołaj Roznerski, Piotr Cyrwus, Tomasz Sapryk, Dorota Stalińska, Dorota Landowska, Magdalena Schejbal, Piotr Polek and Adam Małysz.
In second place was the comedy “8 Things You Didn’t Know About Men,” starring Alicia Pachelda-Koro and Mikowaj Rosnersky. The stage was closed by “Gierek” by Michał Węgrzyn. The film reveals the secrets of the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers Party, Eduard Geric (played by Michael Kotersky). The events take place in the years 1970-1982, from the moment he took this job until the end of his detention.
Netflix data shows that in the case of series, the Poles have also used local productions most often in the past week. It debuted in the rating “Keep Your Calm” – the second Polish production based on the novel by the master of crime fiction, Harlan Coben, directed by Michau Gazda and Bartosz Konopka. The series debuted on the platform on April 22. Netflix’s six-episode production features, among others, Magdalena Boczarska, Leszek Lichota, Mirosław Zbrojewicz, Bartłomiej Topa, Tomasz Drapik, Agnieszka Grochowska, Grzegorz Damięcki.
Second place is the mini-series “Anatomy of the Scandal”, and the Colombian series “Stolen Heart” closed the podium.
Over 2 million Netflix subscribers in Poland?
At the end of last year, Netflix had 221.84 million subscribers globally, compared to 213.56 million in the previous quarter and 203.66 million at the end of 2020. The company generated revenue in the fourth quarter of last year. On an annual basis increased by 16%. – From 6.64 to 7.71 billion US dollars, and net profit – from 542 million US dollars to 607 million US dollars.
For two years, Netflix was the most popular VoD platform in Poland. According to a Mediapanel study in March of this year. It was visited by 14.03 million Polish Internet users, corresponding to 46.79%. scope, group. Everyone spent an average of 5 hours, 5 minutes and 19 seconds on the podium. Netflix, like other global VoD publishers, does not disclose the number of subscribers it has in Poland. Unofficially, there are said to be more than 2 million of them.