As 2023 draws to an end, the entertainment industry has seen its share of successes and flops that have captured the attention of streamers across the vast sea of competition when it comes to picking the right streaming platform for you.
Regardless, you could be wondering what stood out this year and hope to add a couple of movies and TV shows to your watch list for the year-end. Well, we have that covered for you and the great news is that the statistics cut across 140 countries as picked from the various streaming platforms.
Of course, don’t be surprised to see an animation or TV series on the list get the limelight, as it has been the case for years with certain streaming platforms getting lucky with the kind of content they put out for their audiences. We have top runners like Super Mario Bros and the likes of The Last of Us eat up the top spots.
This year’s movie streaming charts are dominated by titles available on Netflix and Disney+. Netflix secured rank #1 (The Super Mario Bros. Movie) and #2 (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse) while Disney has the most original titles in the Top 10, including The Little Mermaid, Avatar: The Way of Water and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Interestingly, the three major streaming services (Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+) are not represented in the top 3 TV shows. Instead, this year’s podium belongs to MAX (The Last of Us), Peacock (Yellowstone) and AppleTV+ (Ted Lasso).
Not to waste your time, here are the top movies and TV shows streamed so far in 2023 as shared by JustWatch, which are calculated by user activity across their website and mobile apps. This includes clicking on a streaming offer, adding a title to a watchlist, and marking a title as ‘seen’. This data is collected from >40 million movie & TV show fans per month. It is updated daily for 140 countries and 4,500 streaming services.
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