New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Nov 27 2020, 5:28 pm

If you’re planning a date with your couch this weekend, Netflix Canada has got you covered.

From holiday content to Shawn Mendes, some horror, foreign films, quirky competitions, and everything in between, Netflix is making it mighty enticing to do nothing but stream all weekend.

Considering the pandemic is limiting pretty much everything we can do, there’s arguably never been a better time in the history of streaming to soak up the tube.

Here’s what’s going on this weekend, literally, along with some content that’s new to the streaming giant from earlier in November.

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder

Over the course of a world tour, this unguarded documentary follows Shawn Mendes as he makes sense of his stardom, relationships and musical future.

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

From Shondaland, Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker spotlights the career of award-winning entertainer Debbie Allen and follows her group of young dancers as they prepare for Allen’s annual “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” production.

Don’t Listen

After the strange death of his young son at their new home, Daniel hears a ghostly plea for help, spurring him to seek out a renowned paranormal expert.

Mosul

When ISIS took their homes, families and city, one group of men fought to take it all back. Based on true events, this is the story of the Nineveh SWAT team, a renegade police unit who waged a guerrilla operation against ISIS in a desperate struggle to save their home city of Mosul.

Hillbilly Elegy

Based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy is a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown. 

The Call

A woman returns to her former home and finds an old phone that allows her to speak with someone living in the same house 20 years ago.

The Uncanny Counter (November 28)

Demon hunters called Counters come to Earth disguised as employees at a noodle restaurant in order to capture evil spirits in pursuit of eternal life.

Ăśberweihnachten / Over Christmas

Loser Bastian travels home for Christmas and learns his brother is now dating his ex. The brothers bicker until they discover another family secret.

And in case you missed it, here are some releases from earlier on in November:

Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas

It’s the holiday makeover show we need right now! And, as Mr. Christmas says, it’s time to go Christmas balls to the walls. Mr. Christmas is more than just an interior designer… he spreads holiday joy and transforms everyday homes into holiday spectacles.

We Are the Champions

Explore an array of unique competitions, from the quirky to the bizarre, and meet their passionate communities in this docuseries from executive producer Rainn Wilson.

 Alien Xmas

When a race of kleptomaniac aliens attempts to steal Earth’s gravity in order to more easily take everything on the planet, only the gift-giving spirit of Christmas and a small alien named X can save the world.

If Anything Happens I Love You

In the aftermath of a tragedy, two grieving parents journey through an emotional void as they mourn the loss of a child in this beautifully illustrated animated short film.

Voices of Fire

This docuseries follows Pharrell Williams’ hometown church as it builds the world’s best gospel choir with undiscovered talent in the community.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (Sunday, November 22)

A rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer – right before Christmas.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows a legendary toymaker whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder.

The Life Ahead

In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business, Madame Rosa (Sophia Loren), takes in 12-year-old street kid Momo, the boy who recently robbed her. The two loners become each other’s protectors, anchoring an unconventional family.

The Minions of Midas

A millionaire publisher gets a blackmail note just as a reporter is about to break a story that implicates him. His decision can mean life or death.

The Liberator

Based on “Operation Avalanche” in WWII, this film follows the Allied invasion of Italy and the story of the regiment known as the “Thunderbirds.”

 Dash & Lily

A whirlwind Holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common than they would have expected.

Operation Christmas Drop

While gathering evidence to support closing a tropical US Air Force base, a by-the-book congressional aide warms to its big-hearted captain.

Citation

A bright student in Nigeria takes on the academic establishment when she reports a popular professor who tried to rape her. Based on real events.

Paranormal 

Skeptical about the supernatural, a hematologist is forced to investigate enigmatic events when a ghost from his past comes back to haunt him.

Trial 4

Convicted of murdering a Boston cop as a teen in 1993, Sean Ellis fights to prove his innocence and pull back the curtain on police corruption.

Country Ever After

Country Ever After follows country singer Coffey Anderson and his hip-hop dancer wife, Criscilla, as they raise their children and navigate their opposite country vs. city perspectives of life and parenting.

Love and Anarchy

A married consultant and a young IT tech kick off a flirty game that challenges societal norms — and leads them to re-evaluate their entire lives.

His House

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.

Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb

A team of local archaeologists excavate never before explored passageways, shafts and tombs, piecing together the secrets of Egypt’s most significant find in almost 50 years.

Holidate

Sloane and Jackson hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kid’s table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year.

Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine

An hour of funny single-camera vignettes dealing with issues of politics, race, gender, class, and other light subjects.

Barbarians

Three people’s fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD, during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.

Move

Discover the brilliant dancers and choreographers who are shaping the art of movement around the world in this documentary series.

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