To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before13 Reasons WhyStranger Things and more. Netflix originals are one of the popular forms of content from 2018.  Netflix has surged in popularity this year with the number of subscriptions passing Wall Street analysts predictions by over 1 million in just the first quarter. Netflix has and will continue to release up to 300 original series and movies in 2018. The students of Avonworth have many opinions on this years content on Netflix.


This year was major for Netflix Originals, 2018 being the year with a significantly way more content from Netflix.


From grades 9-12 the most popular movie —among the many that Netflix had released — was To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. After its release, the students talked non-stop about the teen romance movie. Freshman Caroline Sanfilippo said, ¨It was really popular after it was released, especially on the internet.¨ In fact, there are about 1 million followers on the official Instagram page for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before . Some of the stars of the movie hinted at a highly anticipated sequel that is supposedly in the works, but it was officially announced that the second movie would be out through a video on Youtube featuring Lana Condor.


Anna Libbon is viewing the information page for To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before from the Trending Now page on Netflix.


Another very successful movie that Netflix released this year was The Kissing Booth. This movie was released before To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and was watched by many people; however, it was not as loved as its successor. The Kissing Booth received a sixteen percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

One of the newest releases at the time on Netflix was Dumplin’. It surged in popularity after it was added on to the streaming site. The movie featured many songs from Dolly Parton, causing her streaming popularity to surge after it was premiered.


More and more movies continue to be released as the year comes to an end. Netflix also recently released many Holiday movies like The  Princess Switch and The Christmas Prince. Most of the Netflix Original movies that came out in 2018 were geared towards a teenage audience. Dumplin’, Set It Up, Sierra Burgess is a Loser, and Candy Jar are a few examples of the teen themed movies from 2018. Bird Box was a late release for 2018, but it’s fame across all social media platforms was unmatched.  For days Twitter and Instagram was flooded with posts relating to and about this movie.


Stranger Things has been a constant for popular shows on Netflix. It’s third season was just announced for the release on July 4th, 2019. 13 Reasons Why was renewed for its second season in 2018 with it’s third season in the works. Insatiable was a new show from 2018, and it caused quite a bit of controversy prior to it’s release, but because of this, it was popular during it’s prime.


Some of the most popular shows of 2018 included On My Block, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Haunting of Hill House, Insatiable, American  Vandal, and many more. A few of the well liked shows from previous years, such as Stranger Things and 13 Reasons Why, released a second season this year.  ¨I´m excited to see  the new season of Stranger Things and how the characters develop,¨ said Mya Hennigan after the third season was announced. These shows were well-liked by the students at Avonworth High School.


Netflix has released many movies and shows that were enjoyed throughout the year by Avonworth High School Students.




Reporting done by Ella Galbraith, Anna Libbon, and Caroline Sanfilippo

Photos other than the second are credited to Netflix.

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