Being trapped inside for a lot of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic means that a lot of us have binge-watched more TV and movies at home than we ever have before.
And it seems for Kiwis there have been certain titles on Netflix that have won our hearts, becoming the most popular watches.
A few trends emerged this year in New Zealander’s top go-to flicks, showing that Kiwis like a strong leading lady, with Emily in Paris, Enola Holmes, and The Queen’s Gambit reigning supreme.
Despite international travel being off the table, Kiwis weren’t afraid to expand their cultural horizons with what they were watching, seeing non-English content increasing 60 per cent compared to 2019, especially Korean content, which went up more than 80 per cent from last year.
Take a look at the most popular Netflix movies and TV series of 2020 in New Zealand by genre:
TV Series: The Umbrella Academy S2
TV Series: Emily in Paris
Movie: The Social Dilemma
TV Series: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
Movie: Enola Holmes
TV Series: The Queen's Gambit
Movie: Ghosts of War
TV Series: The Haunting of Bly Manor
Movie: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
TV Series: Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous S1
TV Series: Too Hot to Handle
Movie: The Princess Switch: Switched Again
TV Series: Dash & Lily
Movie: Spenser Confidential
TV Series: Ozark S3