New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Jul 31 2020, 3:15 pm

As we prepare to flip the calendar from July to August, Netflix Canada is making it mighty enticing to keep you on your couch this weekend.

And let’s be honest, is there a better time in the history of streaming than now to Netflix and chill?

Here are a few new TV shows and movies that might be worth diving into this weekend.

Let’s hope for rain this weekend so we don’t have to feel bad about sitting around and soaking up these new releases.

The Speed Cubers 

Discover the special bond — and uncommon competitive spirit — shared by the world’s Rubik’s Cube-solving record breakers in this documentary.

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 4

Journalist Raphael Rowe lives like an inmate while investigating dangerous prisons in Paraguay, Germany, Mauritius and Lesotho.

Get Even

Four teen enemies band together to exact revenge on their bullies until they get blamed for a crime they didn’t commit.

Seriously Single

Two best friends with polar opposite views of men, sex, and love navigate the complicated singles scene together in this Netflix Original romantic comedy.

Sugar Rush: Extra Sweet

Talented teams turn out incredible edibles, including cupcakes, confections, and cakes, in another season of fast-paced baking action.

Street Food: Latin America 

From the creators of Chefs Table comes a brand new culinary adventure. The newest installment travels to six countries in Latin America and explores the vibrant street food culture of Oaxaca, Mexico; Salvador, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Bogota, Colombia; and La Paz, Bolivia. 

It seems like take-out is the obvious companion for this show.

Fear City: New York vs The Mafia

Fear City chronicles how the feds took down the five mafia empires of New York City at the height of their powers during the 1980s.

Love on the Spectrum

For young adults on the autism spectrum, exploring the unpredictable world of dating can be even more complicated.

Finding love can be hard for anyone and Love on the Spectrum will tug at your tears and your heart.


When a young woman’s murder shows similarities to a decade-old cold case, a new police commander must break the silence permeating an Owl Mountain town.


Based on the New York Times bestselling book, Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. 

Skin Decision: Before and After

Plastic surgeon Dr. Sheila Nazarian and skin-care expert Nurse Jamie use the latest procedures to transform clients and bring out their best selves.

Fatal Affair

Start (or end) the weekend off with a Netflix original thriller.

A brief encounter takes a dangerous turn when Ellie (Nia Long) discovers her old friend David (Omar Epps) is more unstable than she realized.

The Business of Drugs

Former CIA officer Amaryllis Fox investigates the economics of six illicit substances and how they push people into risky and sometimes deadly behaviours. 

Indian Matchmaking 

Matchmaker Sima Taparia guides clients in the US and India in the arranged marriage process, offering an inside look at the custom in a modern era.

The Old Guard

Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries.

But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary.

Say I Do

Gang, it’s wedding season and dream ceremonies really do come true as experts Jeremiah Brent, Thai Nguyen, and Gabriele Bertaccini help couples pull off their perfect celebration.

Unsolved Mysteries 

Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the new rendition of Unsolved Mysteries features ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable and downright bizarre paranormal encounters. 

Warrior Nun 

After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns.

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