Most-watched Netflix original movies of 2022

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Looking for the biggest Netflix movie hits of 2022? You’ve come to the right place as we take you through all the biggest new Netflix Original movies that have dominated the Netflix top 10 around the world.

This list collects data from FlixPatrol which looks at the daily top 10 lists produced around the world. We will also be using hourly data from Netflix’s new Top 10 site.

If you’re looking for the most popular Netflix movies of 2021, we’ve got a separate list for that.

We also have a separate listing for the full list of every new Netflix Original movie released in 2022.

Netflix lists documentaries in their movie top 10, but we’ll cover those separately at a later date.


List of most watched Netflix original movies in 2022

We’ll start by walking you through the top 5 most-watched original movies of 2022 before diving into the full list.

This list is correct as of April 5, 2022 – will be updated in Summer 2022.

1. don’t look up

Top 10 points: 20,807 points
Netflix Hourly Data: 389.58 million hours viewed between December 19, 2021 and February 13, 2022.
Released on Netflix: Dec 24, 2021

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don’t look up was a late addition to Netflix in 2021 that released over the Christmas period and has continued to perform well into 2022.

Directed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, the film comes from Adam McKay and centers on two scientists trying to convince the world that an asteroid is headed straight for Earth.

Netflix’s Top 10 Hourly Data Charts saw the film in the top 10 English-language film list for 8 weeks, stopping after the week ending February 13, 2022.

The film currently holds the award for the most hours of viewing in one week and the second most viewed film in 28 days.


2. The Adam Project

Top 10 points: 16,612 points
Netflix Hourly Data: 209.49 million hours viewed between March 6 and March 27, 2022.
Released on Netflix: March 11, 2022

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Directed by Shawn Levy, The Adam Project is Netflix’s biggest film release of Q1 2022. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner, and a man who travels back in time to team up with his 12-year-old self for the future.

In particular, the film saw a big drop in viewing between Weeks 2 and 3, suggesting it may not stay in this top 10 forever, but we’ll keep you updated as the year goes on.

The Adam Project is also one of the highest-rated new films of 2022 with 68% from critics and 76% from the audience.


3. The weekend away

Top 10 points: 12,038 points
Netflix Hourly Data: 79.950,000 million hours viewed between February 27 and March 20, 2022.
Released on Netflix: March 3, 2022

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This adaptation of Sarah Alderson’s novel, directed by Kim Farrant, is about two friends who go on vacation together to Croatia, but one of the friends goes missing.

The film has a 48% rating on RottenTomatoes and an audience rating of 36%.


4. through my window

Top 10 points: 11,511 points
Netflix Hourly Data: 103.67 million hours viewed between January 30 and March 27, 2022.
Released on Netflix: February 4, 2022

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The first mostly non-English language on this list so far is Through My Window, the Spanish film from Nostromo Pictures.

The romantic film is about a girl’s crush on her neighbor that turns into something more when he begins to develop feelings for her, despite the objections of his family.

The film has a Rotten Tomatoes audience rating of 26%.


5. The royal treatment

Top 10 points: 10,627 points
Netflix Hourly Data: 77.58 million hours watched between January 16 and February 6, 2022.
Released on Netflix: January 20, 2022

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One of Netflix’s major new romantic comedies in 2022 is The Royal Treatment starring Laura Marano and Mena Massoud.

The film has a critics rating of 35% and an audience rating of 37% on RottenTomatoes.


6. black crab

Top 10 points: 10,513 points
Netflix Hourly Data: 76.43 million hours watched between March 13 and March 27, 2022.
Released on Netflix: March 18, 2022

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Noomi Rapace headlines this Swedish action thriller directed by Adam Berg.

The film has a 46% of critics on RottenTomatoes and 38% of the audience with the critical consensus “the bleak and distracted story makes for a fairly forgettable viewing experience.


7. shameless

Top 10 points: 8.858 points
Netflix Hourly Data: 79.75 million hours watched between January 9 and January 30, 2022.
Released on Netflix: January 13, 2022

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This new mystery thriller, directed by Alyssa Milano, centers on a writer who returns home and tries to get to the bottom of her sister’s murder investigation.

The film has a critical rating of 15% on RottenTomatoes with an even worse 14% audience rating.


8. Mother/Android

Top 10 points: 7,733 points
Netflix Hourly Data: 52.9 million hours viewed between January 2 and January 16, 2022.
Released on Netflix: January 7, 2022

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This film was released on Netflix early this year but did not do so everywhere. In fact, the film was first released in the United States as a Hulu Original movie and remains there to this day.

Mother/Android is headed by Chloë Grace Moretz and, like many of the other films on this list, didn’t score as well with critics or audiences. It has a 33% critics score and a 24% with audience.


9. restless

Top 10 points: 7,610 points
Netflix Hourly Data: 60.42 million hours watched between February 20 and March 27, 2022.
Released on Netflix: February 25, 2022

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Set in France, this action thriller is based on the 2014 Korean film A Hard Day.


10. Against the ice

Top 10 points: 7.516 points
Netflix Hourly Data: 43.46 million hours viewed between February 27 and March 13, 2022.
Released on Netflix: March 2, 2022

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This suspenseful thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole from Game of Thrones is set in the early 1900s after a failed expedition in Greenland.

The critical consensus for the film according to RottenTomatoes is as follows:

“Against the Ice isn’t the most original or exciting wilderness thriller, but viewers looking for man-versus-nature entertainment could easily do worse.”

We will keep this post updated over time, so bookmark it.