The top three Netflix shows and movies in Australia

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

The most popular original Netflix shows and movies Australians are binge-watching have been revealed based on new Google search data

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)

Topping the list is Netflix's original drama and horror series Stranger Things (pictured is Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things)

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

2. Ozark 

3. Dare Me

4. Locke & Key

5. I Am Not Okay with This

6. Medical Police

7. Ragnarok

8. The Witcher

9. Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings

10. Living with Yourself

11. Raising Dion

12. Unbelievable

13. The Politician

14. Mindhunter

15. La Casa de Papel

16. Dark

17. When They See Us

18. Dead to Me

19. Special

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

29. You

30. Tidelands

31. The Kominsky Method

32. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

33. Riverdale

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

                                        Source: Finder 

Australia’s most searched for Netflix originals in the past year

SERIES 

1. Stranger Things

2. The Witcher

3. Umbrella Academy 

 MOVIES

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

Robert De Niro's Netflix original crime movie, The Irishman, has been the most watched film by Australians

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

3. IT*

4. A Quiet Place

5. Insidious*

TOP 5 COMEDY PICKS AS OF MARCH 31

1. Friends*

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

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