New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Jan 15 2021, 11:49 am

As we settle into the halfway point of the first month of 2021, Netflix Canada is making it mighty enticing to stay glued to the tube all weekend.

And let’s be honest, is there really much else to do?

From Netflix Originals to documentaries, some animation, drugs, swear words, and everything in between, the streaming platform is offering a mixing of genres this weekend.

Along with some newly added content from the end of December and the beginning of January, here is what’s going on this weekend.

Bling Empire

Bling Empire follows a wildly wealthy group of Asian and Asian American friends (and frenemies) in Los Angeles. While their days and nights are filled with fabulous parties and expensive shopping sprees, don’t let the glitz and glamour fool you. 

Outside the Wire

Set in the future, Harp (Damson Idris), a drone pilot, is sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for Leo (Anthony Mackie), an android officer, tasked to locate a doomsday device before the insurgents do. 

Carmen Sandiego: Season 4

From the snowy Himalayas to the pyramids of Egypt, Carmen and friends race to stay one step ahead of V.I.L.E. on their latest adventures.

Disenchantment: Part 3

Bean must step up her princess game amid royal plots, deepening mysteries, King Zøg’s increasing instability and concerns about who will rule Dreamland.

CRACK: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy

In the early 1980s, the crack epidemic tore through America’s inner cities like a tsunami, ravaging all in its wake. Decades later, the destructive effects on people’s lives, families and communities are still deeply felt.

Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer

Beneath the sunlit glamor of 1985 LA lurks a relentless serial killer, a willing acolyte of evil. Two detectives won’t rest until they catch him.

And in case you missed it, here are some releases from earlier on in December and January:

Lupin

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family. 

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 5

Raphael Rowe, who spent years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, volunteers to go behind bars in the Philippines, Greenland and South Africa.

Pretend It’s a City

Writer Fran Lebowitz discusses life in New York City as a reader, walker, and incisive observer of the changes in contemporary culture and the city.

Pieces of a Woman

A heartbreaking home birth leaves a woman grappling with the profound emotional fallout, isolated from her partner and family by a chasm of grief.

Surviving Death

Surviving Death is an in-depth investigative series exploring the possibility of an afterlife.

History of Swear Words

An education in expletives: the history lesson you didn’t know you needed. History of Swear Words, hosted by Nicolas Cage, is a loud and proudly profane series that explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words.

Dream Home Makeover: Season 2

Shea and Syd McGee keep the dream alive for families in search of stylish spaces, whether it’s a comfy cabin or a manor sporting NBA-worthy hoops.

Headspace Guide to Meditation

Take a deep breath and start the new year by being kind to your mind with the new Netflix original series Headspace Guide to Meditation. Over the course of eight animated episodes, Andy Puddicombe — former Buddhist monk and co-founder of the globally beloved Headspace meditation app — takes viewers through the benefits and science behind meditation. 

The Minimalists: Less Is Now 

They’ve built a movement out of minimalism. Longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus share how our lives can be better with less.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson’s play.

The Ripper

Investigators and witnesses recall how a modern-day Jack the Ripper terrorized the north of England during the late 1970s.

Vir Das: Outside In – The Lockdown Special

Stage banter takes on a different — deeper — meaning as the comedian performs online shows to homebound viewers worldwide from his Mumbai residence.

Canvas

A grieving grandfather struggling to reclaim his passion for painting after suffering a loss finds the inspiration to create again.

Giving Voice

Students from across the US audition for a spot in the August Wilson Monologue Competition, culminating in a riveting final round on a Broadway stage.

Detention

A tormented student uncovers unsettling secrets at her remote high school as betrayal and a paranormal encounter upend her life.

Big Mouth: Season 4

On the brink of eighth grade, the friends contend with summer camp torments, shady alter egos, new make-out frontiers and Tito the Anxiety Mosquito.

Leyla Everlasting

A resilient housewife, her husband, and their marriage therapist become mired in a toxic love triangle and a plot to obtain an antique manuscript.

MANK

1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish Citizen Kane.

Selena: The Series

A coming-of-age story following Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family make as they navigate the highs and lows of success, loss, love, and music.

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