New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Dec 4 2020, 10:12 am

There really isn’t a better time in the history of humanity to put in some serious streaming time, and Netflix Canada has added an impressive slate of movies for the weekend to entice you even more.

From some holiday content and specials, aliens, animals, foreign films, animation, and everything in between, Netflix is stocking a little something for everyone this weekend.

Here are some new movies and series that have been added to the streaming giant for this weekend along with some content that’s new to the streaming giant from earlier in November.

Big Mouth: Season 4

On the brink of eighth grade, the friends contend with summer camp torments, shady alter egos, new make-out frontiers and Tito the Anxiety Mosquito.

Leyla Everlasting

A resilient housewife, her husband, and their marriage therapist become mired in a toxic love triangle and a plot to obtain an antique manuscript.

MANK

1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish Citizen Kane.

Bombay Rose

Amidst the bustle of a magnetic and multifaceted city, the budding love between two dreamers is tested by duty and religious divides.

Selena: The Series

A coming-of-age story following Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family make as they navigate the highs and lows of success, loss, love, and music.

Bhaag Beanie Bhaag

Beanie has always done what’s asked of her — until she decides to run from her very comfortable life and pursue a career in stand-up comedy. As she navigates the demands of everyone from her concerned parents to her proposal-popping boyfriend, this is Beanie’s journey to carve out the life she wants for herself amidst the chaos.

 Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas

Christmas gets weird — really weird — after George and Harold go back in time to change up a few of their beloved holiday traditions.

Worlds

Applying the laws of life on Earth to the rest of the galaxy, this series blends scientific fact and fiction to imagine alien life on other planets.

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

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder

Over the course of a world tour, this unguarded documentary follows Shawn Mendes as he makes sense of his stardom, relationships and musical future.

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

From Shondaland, Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker spotlights the career of award-winning entertainer Debbie Allen and follows her group of young dancers as they prepare for Allen’s annual “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” production.

Don’t Listen

After the strange death of his young son at their new home, Daniel hears a ghostly plea for help, spurring him to seek out a renowned paranormal expert.

Mosul

When ISIS took their homes, families and city, one group of men fought to take it all back. Based on true events, this is the story of the Nineveh SWAT team, a renegade police unit who waged a guerrilla operation against ISIS in a desperate struggle to save their home city of Mosul.

Hillbilly Elegy

Based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy is a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown. 

Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas

It’s the holiday makeover show we need right now! And, as Mr. Christmas says, it’s time to go Christmas balls to the walls. Mr. Christmas is more than just an interior designer… he spreads holiday joy and transforms everyday homes into holiday spectacles.

We Are the Champions

Explore an array of unique competitions, from the quirky to the bizarre, and meet their passionate communities in this docuseries from executive producer Rainn Wilson.

 Alien Xmas

When a race of kleptomaniac aliens attempts to steal Earth’s gravity in order to more easily take everything on the planet, only the gift-giving spirit of Christmas and a small alien named X can save the world.

If Anything Happens I Love You

In the aftermath of a tragedy, two grieving parents journey through an emotional void as they mourn the loss of a child in this beautifully illustrated animated short film.

Voices of Fire

This docuseries follows Pharrell Williams’ hometown church as it builds the world’s best gospel choir with undiscovered talent in the community.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square

A rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer – right before Christmas.

The Life Ahead

In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business, Madame Rosa (Sophia Loren), takes in 12-year-old street kid Momo, the boy who recently robbed her. The two loners become each other’s protectors, anchoring an unconventional family.

The Minions of Midas

A millionaire publisher gets a blackmail note just as a reporter is about to break a story that implicates him. His decision can mean life or death.

The Liberator

Based on “Operation Avalanche” in WWII, this film follows the Allied invasion of Italy and the story of the regiment known as the “Thunderbirds.”

 Dash & Lily

A whirlwind Holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common than they would have expected.

Operation Christmas Drop

While gathering evidence to support closing a tropical US Air Force base, a by-the-book congressional aide warms to its big-hearted captain.

Citation

A bright student in Nigeria takes on the academic establishment when she reports a popular professor who tried to rape her. Based on real events.

Trial 4

Convicted of murdering a Boston cop as a teen in 1993, Sean Ellis fights to prove his innocence and pull back the curtain on police corruption.

Love and Anarchy

A married consultant and a young IT tech kick off a flirty game that challenges societal norms — and leads them to re-evaluate their entire lives.

Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb

A team of local archaeologists excavate never before explored passageways, shafts and tombs, piecing together the secrets of Egypt’s most significant find in almost 50 years.

Holidate

Sloane and Jackson hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kid’s table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year.

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