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Netflix has revealed its most popular movies and shows of 2022

Updated Jan 1st, 2023 10:10PM EST
The Gray Man on Netflix
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Every week, we update you on the 10 biggest movies and top 10 shows on Netflix. They offer a timely glimpse at the preferences of the average Netflix user, and sometimes even give us insight into whether or not an original series is likely to return for another season. But with this week’s top 10 update being the last of the year, Netflix also revealed the 10 most popular movies and shows (English and non-English) that streamed on the service in 2022.

If you’ve been following these updates throughout the year, most of the entries on these lists won’t surprise you. Stranger Things 4 was the most-watched English-language Netflix show of the year, while The Gray Man was the biggest English-language movie.

As for non-English content, All of Us Are Dead was the most popular show, and Troll was the top movie in 2022. That’s two years in a row that a Korean show has climbed to the top of the charts on Netflix, with Squid Game having dominated in 2021.

If you want to know what else was popular on Netflix in 2022, here are the lists:

Netflix’s most popular English TV shows of 2022:

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in Stranger Things 4: Volume 2.
Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in STRANGER THINGS. Image source: Netflix
  1. Stranger Things 4
  2. Wednesday: Season 1
  3. Dahmer
  4. Bridgerton: Season 2
  5. Inventing Anna
  6. Ozark: Season 4
  7. The Watcher: Season 1
  8. The Sandman: Season 1
  9. The Umbrella Academy: Season 3
  10. Virgin River: Season 4

Netflix’s most popular Non-English TV shows of 2022:

All Of Us Are Dead on Netflix
(L to R) Cho Yi-hyun as Choi Nam-ra and Lomon as Lee Su-hyeok in “All of us are Dead.” Image source: Yang Hae-sung/Netflix
  1. All of Us Are Dead: Season 1
  2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo: Season 1
  3. The Marked Heart: Season 1
  4. Til Money Do Us Part: Season 1
  5. Elite: Season 5
  6. High Heat: Season 1
  7. The Empress: Season 1
  8. Business Proposal: Season 1
  9. Wrongs Side of the Tracks: Season 1
  10. Welcome to Eden: Season 1

Netflix’s most popular English movies of 2022:

the gray man netflix
Ryan Gosling as Sierra Six in the Netflix movie “The Gray Man.” Image source: Netflix
  1. The Gray Man
  2. The Adam Project
  3. Purple Hearts
  4. Hustle
  5. The Tinder Swindler
  6. The Sea Beast
  7. Enola Holmes 2
  8. Senior Year
  9. The Man from Toronto
  10. Day Shift

Netflix’s most popular Non-English movies of 2022:

Troll is the biggest non-English Netflix movie ever.
Troll is the biggest non-English Netflix movie ever. Image source: Netflix
  1. Troll
  2. All Quiet on the Western Front
  3. Black Crab
  4. Through My Window
  5. The Takedown
  6. Loving Adults
  7. Carter
  8. My Name Is Vendetta
  9. Restless
  10. Furioza

Those were the biggest shows and movies of 2022. If you want a sneak peek at what Netflix has in store for 2023, be sure to check out our new on Netflix article. I have a feeling both JUNG_E and That ’90s Show could wind up on these lists next year.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.

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