Top Movies & TV Shows to Watch on Netflix — Based on International, SEO Traffic Numbers

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Back in February, Netflix added a new feature to its platform that allows its users to to see the top 10, trending movies and TV shows in their country each day. 

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There are definitely some hits and misses on this list (IMO) over the last few months. the concept has been a wonderful way for me to discover new content to watch. 

Being the SEO nerd that I am, the “top 10 trends list” also inspired me to take a look at what the most popular movies and TV shows are based on SEO data for the Netflix.com website. I was also interested in globally popular shows — not just in the US.

Netflix.com/title/ pages have keyword rankings from over 150 countries. Img credit: Ahrefs

The following is a list of the top 40 movies and TV shows on Netflix, globally. It is based on Ahrefs’ data on estimated monthly SEO traffic data (pulled September, 2020). Check out each movie/show’s stats, and add your favorite to ‘Your List’!

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1) Money Heist

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 600,000 SEO hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 9,400
  • Referring Domains: 1,814
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2) You

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 415,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 6,900
  • Referring Domains: 1,396
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3) 13 Reasons Why

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 411,000 hits / month
  • Total Keyword Rankings: 12.1K
  • Referring Domains: 2,144
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4) Stranger Things

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 391,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 18,400
  • Referring Domains: 4,787

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5) Black Mirror

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 276,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 5,800
  • Referring Domains: 2,758
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6) The Witcher

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 276,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 5,700
  • Referring Domains: 1,992
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7) The Irishman

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 249,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 3,300
  • Referring Domains: 4,812
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8) Sex Education

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 236,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 8,700
  • Referring Domains: 1,732
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9) Space Force

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 209,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 1,300
  • Referring Domains: 1,223
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10) 3%

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 202,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 5,700
  • Referring Domains: 742
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11) Narcos

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 194,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 5,200
  • Referring Domains: 1,518
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12) Lost In Space

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 173,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 3,100
  • Referring Domains: 1,190
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13) Ozark

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 171,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 4,200
  • Referring Domains: 2,205
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14) Dark

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 146,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 6,500
  • Referring Domains: 1,953
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15) Mindhunter

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 138,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 3,800
  • Referring Domains: 1,642
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16) Avatar The Last Airbender

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 132,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 3,500
  • Referring Domains: 473
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17) The Last Kingdom

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 132,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 10,700
  • Referring Domains: 769
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18) Altered Carbon

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 123,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 2,300
  • Referring Domains: 1,816
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19) Peaky Blinders

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 117,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 8,900
  • Referring Domains: 1,180
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20) Lucifer

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 113,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 15,600
  • Referring Domains: 1,126
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21) The Good Place

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 110,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 4,500
  • Referring Domains: 1,136
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22) Unbelievable 

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 110,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 1,900
  • Referring Domains: 119
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23) The Crown

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 108,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 12,300
  • Referring Domains: 2,778
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24) Grey’s Anatomy

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 103,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 22,300
  • Referring Domains: 479
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25) The Walking Dead

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 98,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 52,800
  • Referring Domains: 672
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26) Queer Eye

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 95,300 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 10,100
  • Referring Domains: 2,085
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27) House of Cards

Stats:

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  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 95,300 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 5,900
  • Referring Domains: 940

28) Better Call Saul

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 95,300 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 5,900
  • Referring Domains: 940
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29) Spiderman Into the Spider-Verse

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 92,800 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 4,600
  • Referring Domains: 484
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30) The 100

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 91,500 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 16,500
  • Referring Domains: 532
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31) BoJack Horseman

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 91,300 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 3,300
  • Referring Domains: 1,700

32) Riverdale

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 89,900 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 19,800
  • Referring Domains: 879
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33) The Office (U.S.)

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 87,200 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 14,500
  • Referring Domains: 771
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34) The Flash

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 78,700 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 23,600
  • Referring Domains: 339
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35) Jessica Jones

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 77,700 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 2,700
  • Referring Domains: 1,474
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36) Love

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 72,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 2,400
  • Referring Domains: 785
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37) A Series of Unfortunate Events

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 71,900 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 4,100
  • Referring Domains: 1,213
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38) Schitt’s Creek

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 63,000 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 5,600
  • Referring Domains: 1,070
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39) Derry Girls

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 57,300 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 1,600
  • Referring Domains: 638
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40) Big Mouth

Stats:

  • Estimated Monthly SEO traffic: 51,300 hits / month
  • Total Ranking Keywords: 6,700
  • Referring Domains: 1,207

The biggest caveat of this data is that it only reflects SEO website traffic. It does not reflect organic clicks to the Netflix app or OTT — which are likely much bigger pieces of the traffic pie. Another caveat is that it is only based on Ahrefs estimate numbers. Though quite reliable, it is not as accurate as actual Google Analytics or Adobe Analytics numbers. 

Even after considering these limitations, it’s fun to look at what Netflix movies and TV shows drive the most traffic, keyword rankings, and backlinks to the website on a global scale. 

I hope you found this SEO “top trends” list interesting, and was able to add another show or two to ‘Your List’!

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