New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Sep 11 2020, 11:01 am

If you’re thinking of spending the midway point of September outside, Netflix Canada has other ideas.

From Netflix Originals to docs, social media, some stand-up comedy, gorgeous beach homes, and everything in between, the streaming service is offering a healthy mix of watchable content.

And let’s be honest, is there really a better time in the history of couch-lazing than in 2020?

Here are a few new streaming shows and movies, just in time for the weekend. Kick your feet up, you earned it.

The Social Dilemma

As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.

My Octopus Teacher

An unusual friendship develops between a filmmaker and an octopus living in a South African kelp forest that shares the mysteries of its world.

Get Organized with The Home Edit

Organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit conquer clutter and transform lives. Co-produced by Reese Witherspoon and Molly Sims.

La Línea: Shadow of Narco

Go inside La Línea, the Spanish beach town turned into Europe’s drug trafficking hub, and meet the law enforcement officials determined to change that.

The Babysitter: Killer Queen

Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter, Bee, Cole’s trying to forget his past and focus on surviving high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil.

The Duchess

Katherine Ryan stars as a single mom who’s weighing whether to have a child with her nemesis: her daughter’s dad. Can two wrongs make another right?

Chef’s Table: BBQ

The critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated series returns for its latest iteration, delving into the smoky, juicy world of barbecue. 

Freaks – You’re One of Us

A working mom discovers she has superhero powers, suppressed by years of medication, and joins forces with two others like her to better the world.

Love, Guaranteed

To save her small law firm, earnest lawyer Susan (Rachael Leigh Cook) takes a high-paying case from Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.), a charming new client who wants to sue a dating website that guarantees love. But as the case heats up, so do Susan and Nick’s feelings for each other. 

Young Wallander 

An incendiary hate-crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character.

Away 

As she embarks on a treacherous mission to Mars commanding an international crew, Emma Green must leave her husband and teen daughter behind.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.

Rising Phoenix

Rising Phoenix tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games. From the rubble of World War II to the third biggest sporting event on the planet, the Paralympics sparked a global movement that continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, diversity, and human potential.

I AM A KILLER: Released 

In this crime docuseries spinoff, a convict is paroled 30 years after being sentenced to death for murder. Then he makes a stunning confession.

Million Dollar Beach House 

In the swanky, exclusive Hamptons in New York, the driven real estate agents of Nest Seekers chase multimillion-dollar deals.

John Was Trying to Contact Aliens 

A rural electronics whiz broadcasts radio signals into the stars and monitors for signs of alien civilizations while enduring a lonely personal life.

Hoops 

A foul-mouthed high school basketball coach is sure he’ll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around.

Hey, good luck with that.

Biohackers 

Mia, a university student studying medicine, goes to school to get close to a professor she suspects had a hand in her past family tragedy and gets tangled in the world of biohacking.

The Sleepover 

Two siblings discover their mom is a former thief in witness protection, and they must team up to rescue her after she is kidnapped and forced to pull one last job.

Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids 

Actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian Rob Schneider’s first Netflix original comedy special, Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids, gives viewers a look at his family and personal life through hilarious anecdotes. 

(Un)Well 

This docuseries takes a deep dive into the lucrative wellness industry, which touts health and healing. 

Fearless 

A teenage boy must babysit a trio of alien superhero babies, who escaped from their daycare, until their dad can get to Earth.

Immigration Natio

This documentary series offers a unique and nuanced view of the ongoing struggles in America’s broken immigration system.

Sam Jay: 3 In The Mornin

Following her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup Part 1, Emmy Award-nominated Saturday Night Live writer Sam Jay is back with her first hour-long Netflix original comedy special. Filmed at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Sam Jay delivers a witty, candid, and raw brand of comedy that earned her recognition as a standout comic.

World’s Most Wanted

This docuseries profiles five of the world’s most wanted criminals who have avoided capture despite massive rewards and global investigations.

Tiny Creatures 

Little animals embark on big adventures across the US in a dramatic nature series that explores their hidden worlds and epic survival stories. Narrated by Mike Colter.

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