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What South Africans watched this year

Netflix has released stats of the top movies watched in South Africa across three categories: overall, nonfiction, and standup.



With the year coming to a close, Netflix has announced the most-watched movies and series on its platform in South Africa.

While 6 Underground only scored 37% on Rotten Tomatoes, it came first in the overall top 10 watched content. This may be because the film was released at a time when many South Africans were on holiday, and having time to be told what to watch on the Netflix homepage. 

The Witcher, on the other hand, scored a much higher 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, and also featured high up on the top 10 list. It may not have featured as high as 6 Underground because movies require less of a time commitment than a TV series.

Overall Top 10
6 Underground
Murder Mystery
The Witcher
Isn’t It Romantic
Falling Inn Love
Tall Girl
Secret Obsession
The Perfect Date
The Irishman
Triple Frontier

Of non-fiction, the reality TV show about cars – Hyperdrive – has come in first place, suggesting the need for an unscripted reality show experience.

Hyperdrive: Season 1
You vs. Wild: Season 1
Prank Encounters: Season 1
Rust Valley Restorers: Season 1
Awake: The Million Dollar Game: Season 1
Sugar Rush Christmas: Season 1
Blown Away: Season 1
Rhythm + Flow: Season 1
Tiny House Nation: Volume 1
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: Season 1

In comedy specials, Kevin Hart’s Irresponsible features in first place. Hart has had a very trying 2019, with being seriously injured in a car accident in September and going back to comedy shortly after. His passion for his career has pushed him to the top of Netflix’s stand-up comedy specials list. 

Comedy Specials
Kevin Hart: Irresponsible
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones
Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself
COMEDIANS of the world: South Africa
Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho
Amy Schumer Growing
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
Bill Burr: Paper Tiger
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All
Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America


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