New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Mar 19 2021, 12:19 pm

March’s weather is starting to warm up, but we have good reasons to stay inside and stare at Netflix Canada all weekend.

From an intriguing documentary about the massive college admissions scandals, some pirates, stand-up comedy, foreign films, and everything in between, the streaming service is making it pretty enticing to cuddle up on the couch all weekend.

Here is what’s going on Netflix Canada (literally) this weekend along with some titles that were released earlier this month.

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to sneak the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive: Season 3

During a shortened 2020 season, Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and other top drivers pursue checkered flags as COVID-19 turns the world upside down.

Country Comfort

An aspiring young country singer finds the band she’s been missing when she takes a job as a nanny for a musically talented family.

One Small Problem

The love of his life hates kids. So when his nine-year-old daughter suggests she pretend to be his sister… what could go wrong?

Sky Rojo

On the run from their pimp and his henchmen, three women embark on a wild and crazy journey in search of freedom. From the creators of Money Heist.

Cabras da Peste

Two wildly mismatched cops from different Brazilian states are forced to work together to take on a gang operating in both of their homelands.

Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American

Tennessee-born comedian, actor, and podcast host Nate Bargatze is back with his second hour-long Netflix original comedy special, Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American. Nate reflects on being part of the Oregon Trail generation, meeting his wife while working at Applebee’s and the hilariously relatable moments of being a father and husband. 

The Lost Pirate Kingdom

The real-life pirates of the Caribbean violently plunder the world’s riches and form a surprisingly egalitarian republic in this documentary series.

Zero Chill

Talented teen figure skater Kayla is forced to leave everything behind when her family follows her twin brother, Mac, to a prestigious hockey academy.

In case you missed it, here are some Netflix shows and movies that were released earlier in March and a few from late February:

YES DAY

Always feeling like they have to say NO to their kids and co-workers, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a YES DAY — where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Little did they know that they’d be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles that would bring the family closer to each other than ever before.

Love Alarm: Season 2

Longing for resounding proof of her feelings, Jojo sets out to uninstall the shield and make the app ring for her one true love.

The One

Love — and lies — spiral when a DNA researcher helps discover a way to find the perfect partner and creates a bold new matchmaking service.

Paper Lives

In the streets of Istanbul, ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet takes a small boy under his wing and must soon confront his own traumatic childhood.

Paradise PD: Part 3

The not-so-honourable police officers of Paradise engage in dog blackmail, sperm theft, doughnut shop intimidation and many more unspeakable crimes.

Dealer 

Tensions erupt when two filmmakers infiltrate an area ruled by gangs to shoot a music video for a rapper in this gritty found-footage series.

Last Chance U: Basketball

From Greg Whiteley (Cheer) and the team behind Emmy-winning Last Chance U comes Last Chance U: Basketball, an honest, gritty, look inside the world of community college basketball. Over the course of eight episodes, viewers will follow the East Los Angeles College Huskies (ELAC) in their high-stakes chase to an unprecedented California state basketball championship.

Marriage or Mortgage

A wedding planner and a real estate agent compete to win the hearts and budgets of spouses-to-be. Will they pick fairy-tale nuptials or a dream home?

The Houseboat 

Musicians and friends Fynn Kliemann and Olli Schulz spend two difficult years trying to restore the home of singer Gunter Gabriel to its former glory.

City of Ghosts 

Meet the Ghost Club! Their adventures take them all around Los Angeles as they interview ghosts, solve problems and learn about their city’s history.

Sentinelle

Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a highly trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister.

Pacific Rim: The Black

After Kaiju ravages Australia, two siblings pilot a Jaeger to search for their parents, encountering new creatures, seedy characters and chance allies.

Moxie

Inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.

Murder Among the Mormons

A series of pipe bombs kills two people and severely injures another, jolting the epicentre of the LDS Church. The murders send further shockwaves through the community when a trove of early Mormon letters and diaries are found destroyed in the vehicle of the third victim, Mark Hofmann, a renowned collector of rare documents, including the infamous White Salamander Letter — an artifact whose contents threatened to shake the very foundations of Mormonism. 

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell

Featuring rare footage and in-depth interviews, this documentary celebrates the life of The Notorious B.I.G. on his journey from hustler to rap king.

Geez & Ann

A sensitive and independent girl falls for a mysterious dream boy and yearns for the one thing everyone wants in a relationship — commitment and love.

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