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Apple Reveal What Everyone Watched, Listened To And Played This Year

Great lists if you plan to catch up over the summer break.

08/12/2016 12:18 PM AEDT | Updated 08/12/2016 8:37 PM AEDT
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The Martian, starring Matt Damon, was the most popular film of 2016.

Now is the time of year you'll see friends updating their Facebook status asking for good books to read over the holidays. The summer break is also a great time to catch up on TV series or podcasts you've been meaning to get to all year, or movies you just did get around to watching.

While asking your network for recommendations is always handy, sometimes its safer to go with the masses -- if a book, show or movie hugely popular its usually for good reason.

This week Apple have released their 'Best of 2016' lists, which is collated from data that covers the most viewed, played and sold in 2016.

Consider the below list the best of the best, if your stuck on what to enjoy this summer.

MOVIES

The Martian

Deadpool

Zootopia

The Dressmaker

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Intern

Spectre

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Daddy's Home

The Big Short

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The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, make the top 10.

TV SHOWS

Game of Thrones s6

Suits s6

Keeping Up With The Kardashians s12

The Walking Dead s6

Outlander s2

Pretty Little Liars s7

Grey's Anatomy s13

Nashville s4

Modern Family s8

The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills s6

E!
Keeping Up With The Kardashians season 12 came in at number 3.

PODCASTS

Conversations - ABC Radio

Hamish & Andy

Stuff You Should Know

TEDTalks

Serial

The Joe Rogan Experience

This American Life

Hack - triple j

Kate, Tim and Marty - Nova FM

The Documentary - BBC World Service

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Hamish and Andy's podast was very popular.

BOOKS

Non-Fiction

The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet, Michael Mosley

The Road to Ruin, Niki Savva

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, Marie Kondo

Reckoning, Magda Szubanski

When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi

Fiction

The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

Me Before You, Jojo Moyes

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J. K. Rowling

After You, Jojo Moyes

One with You, Sylvia Day

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"The Girl on the Train," by author Paula Hawkins was the most popular fiction book.

Audiobooks

Awaken the Giant Within, Anthony Robbins

The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle

The Peter Rabbit Collection, Beatrix Potter

The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

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Motivational speaker Anthony Robbins had the most popular audio-book.

APPS

Top Free

Pokémon GO

Messenger

Snapchat

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Uber

WhatsApp

Spotify Music

Google Maps

Top Paid

Face Swap Live

KIMOJI

7 Minute Workout Challenge

Facetune

TripView

Heads Up!

The Wonder Weeks

Minecraft: Pocket Edition

WikiCamps Australia

Enlight

Top Grossing

Pokémon GO

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Spotify Music

Game of War: Fire Age

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Clash of Clans

Candy Crush Saga

Mobile Strike

Tinder

Clash Royale

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Not surprisingly, Pokemon Go was the highest earning app.

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