Your ultimate isolation Netflix guide: Australia’s most searched for TV shows and movies – and the top 40 must-see titles to watch right now
- Research has revealed the most searched for Netflix Originals in Australia
- Stranger Things topped the list, followed by The Witcher and Umbrella Academy
- Bird Box and El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie have also proved to be popular
- TV experts recommend Tiger King, Ozark and Dare Me as ‘must watch’ for 2020
The most popular original Netflix shows and movies Australians are binge-watching have been revealed based on Google search data from the past year – as experts reveal their go-to watch guide for isolation viewing in 2020.
Topping the list is Netflix’s original drama and horror web television series Stranger Things, which follows a group of friends trying to get to the bottom of supernatural events in their small town in the 80s, OLBG revealed.
The second most searched for movie of the past year is The Witcher, a fantasy drama series about a monster hunter who struggles to find his place in the world, followed by The Umbrella Academy which is based on a comic book series.
The most popular original Netflix shows and movies Australians are binge-watching have been revealed based on new Google search data
Topping the list is Netflix’s original drama and horror series Stranger Things (pictured is Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things)
The best Netflix Australia shows right now according to the TV experts at Finder
1. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
3. Dare Me
4. Locke & Key
5. I Am Not Okay with This
6. Medical Police
8. The Witcher
9. Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings
10. Living with Yourself
11. Raising Dion
13. The Politician
15. La Casa de Papel
17. When They See Us
18. Dead to Me
20. Our Planet
21. Turn Up Charlie
22. Queer Eye
23. On My Block
24. The Umbrella Academy
25. One Day at a Time
26. Dirty John
27. Russian Doll
28. Sex Education
31. The Kominsky Method
32. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
34. The Haunting of Hill House
35. Stranger Things
36. House of Cards
37. Master of None
38. Black Mirror
39. Rick and Morty
40. Orange Is the New Black
Australia’s most searched for Netflix originals in the past year
1. Stranger Things
2. The Witcher
3. Umbrella Academy
1. The Irishman
2. Bird Box
3. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Meanwhile, Robert De Niro’s Netflix original crime movie, The Irishman, has been the most searched film by Australians.
Sandra Bullock’s post-apocalyptic thriller film Bird Box, which is about a mother and her two children trying to escape a mysterious force killing people the neighbourhood, is in second place.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which is epilogue to the television series Breaking Bad, has also proved to be hit, coming in third place.
Around the world, Stranger Things has been the most popular series followed by Love, 13 Reasons Why and Sacred Games.
Bird Box has also been the most searched movie globally followed by The Irishman and Roma.
Betting platform OLBG used Google search data to find the favourite original films and series on Netflix.
Robert De Niro’s Netflix original crime movie, The Irishman, has been the most watched film by Australians
For those looking for something different. the TV critics at A Good Movie to Watch compiled a list of the best lesser-known movies on Netflix, with The Perks of Being a Wallflower coming in at number one with a staff rating of 96 per cent.
Coming in second was drama End of Watch, which was rated 95 per cent by staff, followed by The Town (95 per cent) and Warrior (94 per cent).
Completing the top 10 are Icarus (94 per cent), Lion (92 per cent), Jim & Andy (92 per cent), St. Vincent (92 per cent), Room (91 per cent) and God’s Own Country (91 per cent).
People reveal their top movie & TV show picks for 2020 in online poll
Taking to popular Facebook group Netflix Recommendations, thousands of people the world over have revealed their top picks for Netflix show/movies based on three genres: Horror, Comedy and Action
TOP 5 HORROR PICKS AS OF MARCH 31
1. The Conjuring*
2. The Haunting of Hill House
4. A Quiet Place
TOP 5 COMEDY PICKS AS OF MARCH 31
2. Big Bang Theory
3. Coming to America
4. How I Met Your Mother*
5. The Office*
TOP 5 ACTION PICKS AS OF MARCH 31
1. Spenser Confidential
2. John Wick 3
3. What Happened to Monday*
4. Kingsman The Secret Service
5. 6 Underground
*Not available in Australia