New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Apr 30 2021, 1:21 pm

As we prepare to flip the calendar to a new month this weekend, here are new movies and shows that have launched on Netflix Canada, just in time for your three day date with the couch.

There’s a film about an innocent man accused of murder, an animation centring on a dysfunctional family’s road trip that gets bombarded by a robot apocalypse, the biggest animal social media influencers, and even a guide to sleeping better.

Quite the wide slate this weekend, Netflix.

Kick your feet up, you earned it. Here’s what’s worth watching on Netflix Canada this weekend.

The Innocent

An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

From the humans who brought you the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie comes The Mitchells vs. The Machines, an animated action-comedy about an ordinary family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet…saving the world from the robot apocalypse. 

Pet Stars

Follow talent management company Pets on Q as they work with the biggest animal influencers on social media in this reality series.

Sexify

While working to create a sex app, a young woman and her friends set out to explore the world of intimacy and learn about themselves in the process.

Headspace Guide to Sleep

Learn all about sleep, your relationship with it, and how to build healthy habits for a more restful night in Headspace Guide to Sleep. Over the course of seven animated episodes, Headspace Director of Meditation and Mindfulness teacher, Eve Lewis Prieto, reveals the science behind a healthy night’s sleep and provides tips on how to get the best sleep you’ve ever had.

Things Heard & Seen 

A Manhattan couple moves to a historic home in the Hudson Valley and discovers that their marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals their new home’s history. Based on the acclaimed novel by Elizabeth Brundage.

Yasuke

He came from Africa and fought alongside a mighty feudal lord in brutal 16th century Japan. They called him the Black Samurai, and he became a legend.

In case you missed it, here are some Netflix shows and movies that were released earlier in April:

Shadow and Bone

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Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.

Life in Color with David Attenborough

In a stunning new three-part series, David Attenborough travels the world from the rainforests of Costa Rica to the snowy Scottish Highlands to reveal the extraordinary and never-before-seen ways animals use colour. Using revolutionary camera technology created specifically for this series, viewers will experience how colours invisible to the human eye play a vital role in animal interactions. 

Tell Me When

Workaholic Will puts his humdrum life in LA on hold to fulfill his grandfather’s last wish: visiting Mexico City’s most iconic sights and falling in love.

Zero

A shy teen with the extraordinary power to turn invisible joins the fight to defend his neighbourhood despite wanting to escape to pursue his dream.

Love and Monsters

Seven years after he survived the monster apocalypse, lovably hapless Joel leaves his cozy underground bunker behind on a quest to reunite with his ex.

Ajeeb Daastaans

Four shorts explore the surprising ways in which unexpected catalysts inflame the uncomfortable emotions simmering under fractured relationships.

Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico 

When the Spy Racers are framed for a crime they didn’t commit, they flee to Mexico to clear their name and uncover a new evil scheme.

Into the Beat 

A teen ballerina discovers hip-hop by chance and is faced with an impossible choice: Does she follow her parents’ footsteps… or her newfound passion?

Why Did You Kill Me?

The line between justice and revenge blurs when a devastated family uses social media to track down the people who killed 24-year-old Crystal Theobald.

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!

Brian Dixon knows how important family is. When his teenage daughter comes to live with him, he enlists the help of his Pops, sister, and best friend to tackle teenage boys, TikTok, and the family business.

Ride or Die

Rei helps the woman she’s been in love with for years escape her abusive husband. While on the run, their feelings for each other catch fire.

Thunder Force

Two childhood best friends reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers.

Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?

Rebellious, irreverent wunderkind Gülseren navigates loneliness, love and loss with political turmoil and social change.

Night in Paradise

Hiding out in Jeju Island following a brutal tragedy, a wronged mobster with a target on his back connects with a woman who has her own demons.

The Big Day: Collection 2

Time-honoured customs marry with contemporary values — and of course, couture outfits — in this celebration of six larger-than-life Indian weddings.

Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute 

In a star-studded evening of music and memories, a community of iconic performers honour Dolly Parton as the MusiCares Person of the Year.

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