2021 will have been another great year for the Netflix platform with, in particular, its share of success and sometimes even global phenomena. Here are the rankings of the best films and series according to the ratings of the spectators.
The Top 10 Netflix Series 2021 according to viewers *
The closure of movie theaters during the first 5 months of 2021 has allowed platforms to gain a foothold in the daily lives of French people. On Netflix, a handful of titles stood out from the many additions, either by their critical success or with the public. Some have even become real phenomena, like the Avalanche Squid Game, which has even been invited into schoolyards, to the chagrin of adults.
The series winners are marked by real diversity. The genres are multiple, from drama to fantasy through science fiction, but also the countries of origin. There are two South Korean series (Squid Game and My Name), a Danish series (October), another Swedish (Young Royals), but the first place in the ranking is reserved for a Franco-American production: Arcane. The animated series, which takes place in the universe of League of Legends, wins the honors of viewers.
1- Arcane 4.8 / 5
Created by Alex Yee & Christian “Praeco” Linke
Champions of their twin cities and rivals (the posh Piltover and the underground Zaun), two sisters Vi and Powder fight in a war raging magical technologies and diametrically opposed perspectives.
2- Young royals 4.4 / 5
Created by Lisa Ambjörn
When Prince Wilhelm arrives at the prestigious Hillerska boarding school, he finally sees the opportunity to discover who he really is and the kind of life he wants to lead. Wilhelm finds himself dreaming of a future where he enjoys full freedom and unconditional love, free from any royal obligation.
3- Maid 4.2 / 5
Created by Molly Smith Metzler
Single mom struggling to make ends meet finds a job as a housekeeper … According to the memoir of Stephanie Land, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive.
4- My Name 4.2 / 5
Created by Kim Jin-min
Motivated by revenge, a woman joins a criminal network and becomes an undercover police officer in order to find her father’s murderer.
5- Squid Game 4/5
Created by Hwang Dong-hyuk
Tempted by a tempting prize in case of victory, hundreds of penniless players agree to compete in games for children with deadly stakes.
6- Ginny & Georgia 4/5
Created by Sarah Lampert
Ginny Miller is fifteen. She sometimes feels more mature than her mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia. After many years of wandering across the country, the latter finally decides to settle somewhere. Ginny is going to learn what normal teenage life is like …
7- Sweet tooth 4/5
Created by Jim Mickle & Beth Schwartz
Several years after the mutations caused by the “Great Collapse”, a half-boy, half-stag hybrid befriends, against all odds, with a lonely marginal. Together, they embark on an adventure through a ravaged planet, wondering if the notion of home still makes sense.
8- Shadow and Bone 4/5
Created by Eric Heisserer
The kingdom of Ravka has been cursed for millennia. Her fate now rests on the shoulders of an orphan. Alina has been recruited by the Army to accompany the Grisha, powerful magicians who fight against the evil fog that is tearing the land apart. When her childhood friend comes close to death during this raid, Alina must face her fears and her destiny.
9- October 4/5
Created by Soren Sveistrup
Two detectives from Copenhagen are investigating a high-profile murder case.
10- Always there for you 3.9 / 5
Created by Maggie Friedman
Over thirty years, the ups and downs of Kate and Tully who, since adolescence, have been best friends and support each other in good times and bad. One day, an unthinkable betrayal is committed, their beautiful friendship is shattered. Will they be able to reconcile?
* According to DashFUN spectator ratings, as of December 22, 2021, for new series with at least 300 ratings.
The Top 10 Netflix Movies 2021 according to viewers *
On the cinema side, the Netflix films that have left their mark on viewers are surprising. Among the 10 feature films selected, one title stands out from the rest: The Witcher: le cauchemar du Loup, animated prequel to the eponymous series. It is the only one that belongs to a strong brand of the platform. The others are more dramatic in a more intimate style, such as The Dig, Pieces of a Woman or Malcolm & Marie.
Once again we find foreign films, such as the Polish thriller The …