New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Oct 9 2020, 10:47 am

As we prep for the long weekend, there hasn’t really been a better time to soak up some Netflix Canada content.

Considering you-know-what is limiting our event-doing and gatherings, you might be best to snuggle up on the couch and chill with some new TV shows and movies.

From documentaries and stand-up specials to originals, Netflix Canada is making it pretty enticing to glue yourself to the tube this weekend.

So toss on some comfy pants and sink into the couch for a long weekend of streaming. Consider it Thankstreaming.

Hubie Halloween 

Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbour have Hubie on high alert.

Deaf U

In this docuseries, a tight-knit group of deaf students share their stories and explore the perks and pitfalls of life at Gallaudet University.

The Forty-Year-Old Version

Desperate for a breakthrough as she turns 40, down-on-her-luck New York playwright Radha reinvents herself as a rapper and searches for her true voice.

 The Haunting of Bly Manor 

From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy comes the next highly anticipated chapter of The Haunting anthology series, set in 1980s England.

Ginny Weds Sunny

Eager to marry but constantly rejected by women, a bachelor hopes to win over a former crush by accepting help from an unlikely source: his mother.

And in case you missed it, here are some releases from earlier this month:

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

A broadcaster recounts his life, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, to grieve the loss of wild places and offer a vision for the future.

Enola Holmes

While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes (played by Millie Bobby Brown) uses her skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock. Also starring Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, and Helena Bonham Carter.

A Perfect Crime

This docuseries investigates the 1991 killing of politician Detlev Rohwedder, an unsolved mystery at the heart of Germany’s tumultuous reunification, according to Netflix.

The School Nurse Files

This South Korean show is about a nurse with an unusual gift that protects students from monsters only she can see.

Sneakerheads

Season 1 of Sneakerheads has hit Netflix. This comedy is about a family man who “falls back into his sneaker obsession after his pal Bobby talks him into a wheeling-dealing scheme to score a mythical pair of kicks.”

The Devil All The Time

In an explosive Midwestern Gothic tale spanning two decades, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and everything he loves. Based on Donald Ray Pollock’s award-winning novel.

The Social Dilemma

As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.

Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice

A two-year-old girl from Bangkok nicknamed “Einz” became the youngest person in the world to undergo cryo-preservation. After her death from brain cancer, her family stores her remains in an American lab.

Challenger: The Final Flight 

Four-part docuseries on the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster, unpacking an indelible moment for a generation of Americans.

Sing On! 

Hosted by Tituss Burgess, this eight-episode series is a karaoke lover’s dream. In each themed episode, six contestants belt out the biggest hits from that genre while being judged by a vocal analyzer comparing their vocal performance to the original artist’s.

The Last Word

In the aftermath of her husband’s death, a woman unexpectedly finds a new source of energy and a lust for life – as she becomes a professional eulogist to the surprise of her family and friends.

Ratched

This dramatic prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest follows the character Nurse Ratched.

American Barbecue Showdown

American Barbecue Showdown is an eight-episode food competition series that follows the country’s best backyard smokers and competitive barbecuers as they compete for the title of American Barbecue Champion.

My Octopus Teacher

An unusual friendship develops between a filmmaker and an octopus living in a South African kelp forest that shares the mysteries of its world.

Get Organized with The Home Edit

Organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit conquer clutter and transform lives. Co-produced by Reese Witherspoon and Molly Sims.

La LĂ­nea: Shadow of Narco

Go inside La LĂ­nea, the Spanish beach town turned into Europe’s drug trafficking hub, and meet the law enforcement officials determined to change that.

The Babysitter: Killer Queen

Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter, Bee, Cole’s trying to forget his past and focus on surviving high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil.

The Duchess

Katherine Ryan stars as a single mom who’s weighing whether to have a child with her nemesis: her daughter’s dad. Can two wrongs make another right?

Chef’s Table: BBQ

The critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated series returns for its latest iteration, delving into the smoky, juicy world of barbecue. 

Freaks – You’re One of Us

A working mom discovers she has superhero powers, suppressed by years of medication, and joins forces with two others like her to better the world.

Love, Guaranteed

To save her small law firm, earnest lawyer Susan (Rachael Leigh Cook) takes a high-paying case from Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.), a charming new client who wants to sue a dating website that guarantees love. But as the case heats up, so do Susan and Nick’s feelings for each other. 

Young Wallander 

An incendiary hate-crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character.

Away 

As she embarks on a treacherous mission to Mars commanding an international crew, Emma Green must leave her husband and teen daughter behind.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.

Rising Phoenix

Rising Phoenix tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games. From the rubble of World War II to the third biggest sporting event on the planet, the Paralympics sparked a global movement that continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, diversity, and human potential.

Million Dollar Beach House 

In the swanky, exclusive Hamptons in New York, the driven real estate agents of Nest Seekers chase multimillion-dollar deals.

Hoops 

A foul-mouthed high school basketball coach is sure he’ll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around.

Hey, good luck with that.

Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids 

Actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian Rob Schneider’s first Netflix original comedy special, Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids, gives viewers a look at his family and personal life through hilarious anecdotes. 

(Un)Well 

This docuseries takes a deep dive into the lucrative wellness industry, which touts health and healing. 

Fearless 

A teenage boy must babysit a trio of alien superhero babies, who escaped from their daycare, until their dad can get to Earth.

Sam Jay: 3 In The Mornin

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.

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