Love, Lust, Desire & Netflix success

Netflix: The Reasons Behind its Success

Why is Netflix the most successful and trending OTT platform among the top 10 OTT platforms in the world?

The title love, lust, and desire with Netflix may sound offensive in your thoughts but I will suggest you reconsider your thoughts and understand why the algorithm of Netflix is a pack of emotions of human life. Hence, let me justify those three words for you:

Love Stories on Netflix

Romantic and emotional and popular love stories, Netflix has an extensive romantic library of contents that will make you feel pampered and emotional at the same time and gives you the option to reconsider your opinion on love with border-crossed stories like:

The Top 20 Romantic Movies Netflix



  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • La La Land
  • A Knight’s Tale
  • The Incredible Jessica James
  • Kal Ho Naa Ho
  • The Kissing Booth Trilogy
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peeling Society
  • The Silver Lining

Lust, Steamy, and erotic movies on Netflix

White writing this article I did all my research that I could and I really found funny things on the internet the comparison between lust, love, and comedy is dead, yes it is really becoming difficult for top media houses to define the difference between lust content and love content. Sometimes you want to want to watch a love story but such media houses will suggest you watch 50 shades of grey and 365 days but not LA LA LAND. Hence, this article will give you the exact right piece of information that you search on the internet. Whether you want to watch a love story or a lust story, or based on Sex, nudity, drugs, harsh language, or alcohol, it is totally your choice and you deserve what you are searching for, and here your search ends:

The top 25 movies and series on Netflix with A, R, 18+, and 21+ Rated



Desire on Netflix

This is the main part of the content that I wanted to share with you. DESIRE is the main emotion that Netflix is following as a pillar part of the genre of the content on the platform. What does Netflix’s desirable content stand for? and also understand what are human desires and what is the importance of emotions that Netflix’s content targets.

As a common human being your desire is to become famous, strong, passionate, rich, or date someone super hot. Sometimes as a human, we portray our desires in character or in a story

For example!

You want to become Politician, Cop, Star, Famous businessman or Entroprenuire, Action hero, Superhero, Inspirational personality, Detective, or even Father, Son, Daughter, or Mother. You can check a few names below:

Most Desirable Content On Netflix | Most Favorites



  • Shadow and Bone
  • Black Mirror
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor
  • Ratched
  • Dead to Me
  • The Circle
  • The Old Guard
  • Your Name Engraved Herein


  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie
  • I Care a Lot
  • Why Are You Like This
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Special
  • Master of None
  • Disclosure
  • House of Cards

Critically Acclaimed Top 10 TV Shows on Netflix

  1. Black Mirror
  2. Elite
  3. Shadow and Bone
  4. Dead to Me
  5. The Haunting of Bly Manor
  6. Feel Good
  7. Special
  8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  9. Master of None
  10. The Bridgton

The most controversial films and TV shows on Netflix

There are many contents that have created controversies and talks, and due to restrictions some Netflix films and TV shows have been removed from the platforms or barred in some countries:

Top 11 Controversial Content on Netflix

  1. Cuties
  2. 365 Days (3 parts)
  3. 13 Reasons Why
  4. Indian Matchmaking
  5. Cooking on High
  6. Messiah
  7. Insatiable
  8. The First Temptation of Christ
  9. Bonding
  10. The Goop Lab
  11. Atypical

Top Removed or Barred content of Netflix: Click here to download

I mean such comprehensive content and policy management I have never seen on any platform because platforms like Hotstar, Amazon Prime, and HBO are involved in many different businesses but Netflix is a pure OTT entertainment platform that serves your emotions and improved the quality of the audience’s taste.

and other factors behind Netflix’s success!

Netflix’s Marketing and Advertising Strategy, Platform Technology, and Algorithm of Netflix:

Netflix Marketing & Advertising Strategy:

Well, in this title I really want to write another big article but don’t want to make this content tall like the tallest Victoria Secret model Karlie Kloss. Hence, wrapping it up with the below points:

  • Influencer marketing: Netflix is a beast of influencer marketing. They just don’t hire famous internet personalities for influence but directly connect with top actors, and entrepreneurs for video creation and also promote micro talk shows on other video platforms like YouTube.
  • Affiliate Marketing: This term is a sensation for every organization from fast-fashion to e-commerce or if you are dealing in online business then it is the ideal way to generate more conversions and revenue. Netflix approaches bloggers and content creators with coupon codes and approaches to share codes online with content and subsequently shares the revenue on every sale by targeting conversion rates based on the coupon codes.
  • Guerrilla marketing: Best to connect socially and in the real life of the audience.

Netflix Platform Technology:

I’m in love with this, the fast web download and content navigation that tries to show everything without making the screen rotten tomato is my favorite. Big Huge and High Five to the UI & UX team of Netflix.

Algorithm of Netflix:

This system starts targeting you with full potentiality from your first visit to the platform, web, or app. The cookies and pixels tracking of Netflix never miss any visitor and re-target with every update and recommendation, creating a great retention record. Let’s focus on only Netflix Recommender System;

Netflix Recommender System: How does Netflix rank titles for you?

According to the Netflix tech blog,

  • Within each row (strongest recommendations on the left)
  • Across rows (strongest recommendations on top)
Netlfix recommendation page

Every row displays a particular theme like Top 10, Trending, and Horror and is typically generated using one core algorithm of Netflix. The row depends on the limitation of the device that the subscriber is using but the system is capable enough to display almost 40 rows with 75 contents from each genre.

Secret of Netflix Row?

The coolest benefit can be seen from two dimensions — A) As a subscriber, it is more coherent when displaying a row of items that are similar, and offer a selection if he or she is interested in watching something in that category. B) As an OTT platform, it is flexible to collect feedback as a right scroll on a row would indicate interest whilst a scroll-down (ignoring the row) would indicate non-interest (not necessarily irrelevance).

But hold on do you know every device shows different row as per the subscriber criteria and its artwork, read more here!

What algorithms are used exactly in Netflix?

Personalized Video Ranking (PVR):

netflix pvr system

This algorithm is used to generate filters down the catalog by certain criteria like; Violent TV Programmes, US TV shows, Romance, etc, attached by side features including user features and popularity.

Top-N Video Ranker:

netflix ranker system

Mirror to PVR except that it only targets the head of the rankings and looks at the entire catalog of the platform. It is optimized using metrics that look at the head of the catalog rankings (e.g. MAP@K, NDCG).

This algorithm is only for showing temporary contents trends based on festivals or holidays, which Netflix deduces to be strong predictors, and it is a completely manual decision or fixes triggered like :

  1. Based on events festivals; the 25th Christmas day leads to an uptick in Santa and romantic videos being consumed.
  2. One-off, short-term events like pandemics, short films, or documentaries based on recent events.

Continue Watching Ranker:

This algorithm is exactly what the title is saying, it pushes subscribers to complete what they have started.

Video-Video Similarity Ranker —a.k.a. Because you watched (BYW):

This algorithm basically promotes unwatched content by users, it shows results by finding similarities among contents. This algorithm is not personalized, but it is powerful because it can become a personalized option because the similarity of content means the similarity of users’ content quality taste.

Netflix Row Generation Process:

Each algorithm generates data for the row generation process based on subscriber search, notification, like, dislike, reminder, language, location, and preferences.

Netflix Page Generation:

The algorithm sequences generated row and display content to subscribers Netflix uses its theme templated-based approach to impress the users and also to circulate the blood in the entire body (content management system).

All these processes make sure that users get what he is looking for and also a glimpse of new content. The tech part of Netflix’s story is not ending here, there is much technology that Netflix uses like AI, and ML to understand the user’s behavior and demands.


Well, still I am missing many points in this Netflix case study, help me to complete this article by sharing your views in the comments.

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