According to research by Netflix, it’s claimed 30 million members around the world, after finishing a series a majority of them (59%) take a pause — usually lasting three days — before committing to a new show.
But, during that break, more than half (61%) watch a movie to continue their viewing journey and “keep the binge feeling alive” – “like pairing the eerie 80s tones of Stranger Things to the equally nostalgic Back to the Future, or the critically-acclaimed The Crown to the royally-received The Queen”.
“It’s interesting that in this golden age of television, movies are consistently in demand on Netflix,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer, Netflix.
According to Netflix, when looking into what movies most often followed some of today’s top series in Australia, interesting pairings emerged.
Sarandos says that after watching House of Cards, some Australian members moved to Beasts of No Nation, “swapping politics for war but keeping a narrative deft with uncompromising and ruthless leaders”.
“Fast talking fans of Gilmore Girls kept their retro references fresh by revisiting classics like Dirty Dancing and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Going from the crime-filled streets of Hell’s Kitchen to the dystopian lanes of London, a dose of vigilante in Marvel’s Daredevil had audiences turning to V for Vendetta in their continued quest for justice.”