New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Aug 7 2020, 8:28 am

We’re already a week into August and Netflix Canada is making it mighty difficult for us to NOT leave our couch this weekend.

From Netflix originals to interesting documentaries and comedy specials, here are a slew of newly-released streaming options to dive into.

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

Let’s hope for rain this weekend so we don’t have to feel bad about sitting around and soaking up new shows, docs, and movies on the popular streaming service.

Connected 

Speaking of being connected, science reporter and host Latif Nasser investigates the fascinating and intricate ways that we are connected to each other, the world, and the universe at large.

Immigration Nation  

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

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.

Sam Jay: 3 In The Morning  

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.

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.

Work It 

When Quinn Ackermann’s admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school… now she just needs to learn how to dance.

Get Even

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

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.

Signs

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.

Cursed

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.

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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