New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Feb 5 2021, 11:51 am

We just started off the shortest month of the year, but Netflix Canada has a long list of new content to flaunt.

Considering there’s not much else to do except park-it in front of a glowing screen, that couch of yours might become your best friend until Sunday evening.

From a black and white love story to some intriguing foreign films, outer space, stand up comedy, and everything in between, here’s what’s going on Netflix this weekend.

Malcolm & Marie

As a filmmaker and his girlfriend return home from his movie premiere, smouldering tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic reckoning.

Little Big Women

A family grapples with the passing of their estranged father and the remnants of the life he led during his absence.

The Last Paradiso

In 1950s Italy, a passionate free spirit dreams of love, justice and a better life until a forbidden affair threatens everything. Based on real events.

Space Sweepers

Chasing after space debris and faraway dreams in year 2092, four misfits unearth explosive secrets during the attempted trade of a wide-eyed humanoid.

Strip Down, Rise Up

In an effort to reclaim their bodies and lives, a group of women explore the intersections of movement and meaning in a powerful pole-dancing program.

All My Friends Are Dead

A group of friends at a New Year’s Eve party go through a whirlwind of events that expose secrets, break hearts, and lead to a shocking outcome. 

Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready: Season 2 

Once again, Tiffany Haddish will introduce six of her favourite comedians to Netflix members around the world with a second season of the Emmy-nominated stand-up comedy series They Ready.

Each comedian, all of whom were personally chosen by Haddish, will perform a 15-20 minute set.

Firefly Lane

Tully and Kate meet as young girls on Firefly Lane and become inseparable best friends throughout 30 years of ups and downs.

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

The Dig

When a wealthy widow hires an amateur archeologist to excavate burial mounds on her estate, they uncover history-changing treasure.

Below Zero (Bajocero)

When a prisoner transfer van is attacked, the cop in charge must fight those inside and outside while dealing with a silent foe: the icy temperatures.

Finding ‘Ohana

A summer in rural Oahu takes an exciting turn for two Brooklyn-raised siblings when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on an epic adventure with new friends, and leads them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.

We Are: The Brooklyn Saints

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We Are: The Brooklyn Saints is a four-part documentary series following a youth football program in the heart of inner-city East NY, Brooklyn. Geared towards boys 7-13 years old, the Brooklyn Saints program is more than a sport – it’s a family, and a vehicle for opportunity.

Penguin Bloom

Penguin Bloom tells the true story of Sam Bloom (Academy Award-nominated Naomi Watts), a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves her unable to walk.

Snowpiercer: Season 2

It’s another season of the post-apocalyptic drama in which Earth has frozen over and the last surviving humans live on a giant train circling the globe. New episodes weekly.

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

Fate: The Winx Saga

Fate: The Winx Saga follows the coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld, where they must learn to master their magical powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 2

The teen campers still on the run from dinosaurs find hope of a rescue with a small group of eco-tourists. But things aren’t what they seem.

So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! (Salir del ropero)

When Eva’s grandmother decides to marry her best friend, Celia, Eva worries what her conservative fiancé and his family will think.

The White Tiger

The ambitious driver for a rich Indian family uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur. Based on the best-selling novel.

Riverdale: Season 5

Archie and the gang are back for another season of this teen drama. New episodes weekly.

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