Netflix: Most Popular English-Language Films, by views
Netflix movieNumber of views,
in millions
Red Notice230.9
Dont Look Up171.4
The Adam Project157.6
Bird Box157.4
The Gray Man139.3
We Can Be Heroes137.3
The Mother136.4
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery136.3
Extraction135.7
Extraction 2134.9
  • Region: Worldwide
  • Time period: as of Oct 2023
  • Published: Oct 2023

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Red Notice leads with 230.9 million views

Red Notice stands out as the most viewed English-language Netflix film in 2023, amassing a staggering 230.9 million views, significantly outperforming its closest competitor, Don't Look Up, which secured 171.4 million views. The gap of 59.5 million views underscores the exceptional popularity of Red Notice.

Top 3 films account for over 25% of total views

Red Notice, Don't Look Up, and The Adam Project together accumulated over 559.9 million views, making up more than 25% of the total views among the top 10 listed films. This demonstrates a significant concentration of viewer interest in the top three movies.

Close competition between Bird Box and The Adam Project

The competition for viewership is remarkably tight between The Adam Project and Bird Box, with the former securing 157.6 million views and the latter closely following with 157.4 million views, highlighting a mere 0.2 million view difference.

Action and thriller genres dominate

Films like Red Notice, The Gray Man, and Extraction series indicate a strong viewer preference for the action and thriller genres, as these titles not only make up half of the list but also accumulate substantial view counts, underscoring the genre's appeal.

Narrow margin between lowest and highest view counts

The view count margin between the most and the least watched films in the list is 96 million views, with Extraction 2 being the least watched at 134.9 million views. This relatively narrow margin suggests a consistent level of popularity and engagement across the platform's top content.

Sequels maintain strong viewership

The Extraction series demonstrates the effectiveness of sequels in retaining audience interest, with Extraction amassing 135.7 million views and its sequel, Extraction 2, slightly trailing with 134.9 million views, indicating a strong franchise presence on Netflix.

Diverse production scale and themes

The list showcases a variety of production scales and themes, from high-budget action flicks like The Gray Man to character-driven mysteries such as Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, reflecting Netflix's diverse content strategy aimed at catering to a wide range of viewer preferences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which film has the most views on Netflix?

Red Notice has the most views, amassing a staggering 230.9 million views.

What percentage of the total views do the top 3 films account for?

The top three films, Red Notice, Don't Look Up, and The Adam Project, account for more than 25% of the total views.

Terms and Definitions

Netflix is a streaming service that allows members to watch a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices. Founded in 1997 in the United States, Netflix has since expanded worldwide and revolutionized the way people consume visual media.

Streaming is a method of transmitting or receiving data (especially video and audio material) over a computer network as a steady, continuous flow, allowing playback to proceed while subsequent data is being received. This eliminates the need to download a file to view it.

English-language films are movies predominantly or entirely produced in English or primarily targetted towards English-speaking audiences. They are created worldwide, with the most notable industries being Hollywood and Bollywood.

Original productions are movies or series produced or funded by Netflix. They are often exclusive to the platform and are a major mechanism through which Netflix differentiates itself from other streaming services.

Licensed titles are movies or TV series produced by other companies that Netflix has purchased the rights to stream on their platform. The rights can be exclusive or non-exclusive and they often vary by region.
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