New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend (TRAILERS)

Oct 8 2021, 1:08 pm

Are you ready for a long weekend full of Netflix?

Because the streaming service has released a ton of new movies, shows, animation, and documentaries to be thankful for this weekend.

Because after scarfing down some turkey, how about living on the couch for a couple of days?

Along with titles released earlier in September, here’s what is worth checking out on Netflix Canada all weekend.

Pretty Smart

Book-smart Chelsea discovers she has a lot to learn about happiness when she’s forced to move in with her bubbly sister and three roommates.

A Tale Dark & Grimm

Based on the best-selling book series by Adam Gidwitz, the animated series follows Hansel and Gretel as they run away from home to find better parents…or at least ones who won’t chop off their heads! 

Family Business: Season 3

Whisked off to a remote monastery, the Hazans contend with volatile captors, a mind-bending new product line and a doozy of a family secret.

Grudge / Kin

Ahead of a promotion, a police chief becomes embroiled in a fatal incident and uncovers a grudge-fuelled plot that threatens his associates.

House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths

Suicide, murder… or something else? This docuseries examines chilling truths and theories around the deaths of 11 members of a Delhi family.

My Brother, My Sister

When their father’s will forces them to live together, siblings Nik and Tesla — and Tesla’s kids — try to overcome their differences to become a family.

Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle 

Koko grows up in the jungle with a solitary Zarude. When he meets Ash and Pikachu, he discovers the human world — and a plot threatening his home!

Blue Period (October 9)

Bored with life, popular high schooler Yatora Yaguchi jumps into the beautiful yet unrelenting world of art after finding inspiration in a painting.

The Baby-Sitters Club: Season 2 (October 11)

Based on the best-selling book series by Ann M. Martin, The Baby-Sitters Club is a contemporary dramedy that follows the friendship and adventures of seven friends as they start their own babysitting business in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

The King’s Affection (October 11)

When the crown prince is killed, his twin sister assumes the throne while trying to keep her identity and affection for her first love a royal secret.

In case you missed out, here’s what Netflix Canada released earlier in October and September:

A Sinister Sect: Colonia Dignidad

A colony of German Christians with a charismatic and manipulative leader establishes itself in Chile and becomes instrumental to the dictatorship.

Diana: The Musical

The dazzling and devastating life of Princess Diana takes center stage in this original musical, filmed in advance of its official Broadway opening.

Forever Rich

A rising rap superstar spirals out when a humiliating video goes viral and pushes him into a battle for redemption — over the course of one long night.

The Guilty

911 operator Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) works relentlessly to save a caller in grave danger—but soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua.  

MAID

Inspired by the New York Times best-selling memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, MAID follows the story of Alex, a single mother who turns to housecleaning to — barely — make ends meet as she escapes an abusive relationship and overcomes homelessness to create a better life for her daughter, Maddy. Seen through the emotional yet humorous lens of a desperate but determined woman, this series is a raw and inspiring exploration of a mother’s resilience.

Paik’s Spirit

Drinks keep the conversation flowing as culinary star Paik Jong-won and celebrity guests talk life, food and booze over intoxicating meals.

Swallow

Waylaid by life’s pressures in 1980s Lagos, Nigeria, Tolani becomes involved in drug smuggling with her streetwise friend and must face the fallout.

In case you missed it, here’s what was released on Netflix Canada at the end of September:

Love on the Spectrum: Season 2

Love on the Spectrum season two continues to tell the stories of people on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships. With a few familiar faces and some delightful new ones, this season represents an even wider range of people and personalities, showing just how diverse the autism spectrum is.

Midnight Mass

A community experiences miraculous events and frightening omens after a mysterious priest’s arrival. From the creator of “The Haunting of Hill House.

Jailbirds New Orleans

Jailbirds: New Orleans takes a look at life beyond the prison bars for a group of incarcerated women serving time in a New Orleans jail.

The Starling

A woman adjusting to life after a loss contends with a feisty bird that’s taken over her garden — and a husband who’s struggling to find a way forward.

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