Get us in your inbox


Netflix research reveals the truth about our binge watching habits

By Time Out Film

How do you watch a series on Netflix? Chomp them all in one go for a maximum pleasure hit, or space them out over weeks like a responsible adult? And what do you do in between - intersperse your little light bites with more nutritious viewing, like the odd full-length film? If so, you're not alone - a new survey has found that a significant number of Netflix series viewers take a few days off between shows, watching a movie or two to - as Netflix themselves slightly creepily describe it - 'keep the binge feeling alive'.

What's interesting, though, is the movies people choose to watch, which often complement the series they've just completed. So after 'Stranger Things', viewers moved on to the equally geeky 'X-Man: Days of Future Past', while many 'Jessica Jones' fans went on to watch more female-fronted kickass action in 'The Hunger Games' and 'Sicario' .

Documentary viewers are similarly inclined: 'Making a Murderer' watchers snapped up the likes of 'Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer' when the show finished. But intriguingly, those watching creepy shows like 'American Horror Story' actually changed tack completely, going for something lighter like 'Clueless' or 'Dirty Grandpa'. Actually, no, we're pretty sure that's also a horror movie.

All the best new movies on Netflix UK this December

The 50 best movies to stream on Netflix UK

The best period dramas on Netflix


    Popular on Time Out

      Latest news