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A 1994 movie starring Kevin Costner has become the most watched movie on Netflix.
The most watched movie on the site’s global streaming platform, according to a new report, is the ecological thriller Waterworld, which debuted in 1994.
The second most watched movie on the site is the grunge version of The Addams Family, starring Raul Julia and Renee Zellweger.
The top 10 list was compiled by Netflix to mark the launch of more than 600 movies on its US and international platforms.
The list includes previously released titles like The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction and Spirited Away, and newer titles including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Aquaman and Deadpool 2.
Most viewed movies on Netflix globally: 1. Waterworld 2. The Addams Family 3. The Shawshank Redemption 4. Gravity 5. What Women Want 6. The Usual Suspects 7. The Usual Suspects 2. Pulp Fiction 8. The Avengers 9. Up 10. Sons of Anarchy
The top 10 is then broken down by city. London viewers saw the most of The Addams Family and As Good As It Gets, while The Shawshank Redemption and Hook are the most watched movies in Berlin.
By country, Brazilians and Swedes were most likely to check out The Shawshank Redemption, while Italians have The Usual Suspects and Australians find The Usual Suspects.
What’s it like to watch the most watched movies on Netflix? Two TV reporters from News 4 Edmonton have just given BBC News Channel viewers an exclusive look at what it’s like to watch The Usual Suspects with a pair of journalists from News 4 Edmonton. If you aren’t familiar with these classics, check out their reaction to them when they arrived at 6 o’clock EST. Plus, a news special. It’s coming to the BBC on Friday, 19 June, at 1800 on BBC News Channel.
According to Netflix’s data, the most watched original movie on the site’s US and international platforms was earlier this year’s drama film Bird Box.
The film, starring Sandra Bullock, is based on a 2006 novel by Josh Malerman and tells the story of a woman who loses all her sight after a phenomenon known as “The Beast” (a wife-beating, boneless creature) sends people around the world into blind panic.