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

May 7 2021, 9:35 am

As we get settled into May, these new movies, shows, and documentaries have landed on Netflix Canada, just in time for the weekend.

Netflix is releasing a new series about superheroes, a film about a teen who goes up against the justice system, a series about a journalist who becomes obsessed with a cult, and so much more.

Toss on some comfy clothes, kick your feet up, and enjoy some top-notch Netflix content.

Here’s what’s going on Netflix Canada this weekend — literally.

Girl from Nowhere: Season 2

Nanno is back, doling karmic retribution to more students and faculty in a new season of this anthology series — and this time, she’s not alone.

Jupiter’s Legacy

They’re the first generation of superheroes. But as they pass the torch to their children, tensions are rising — and the old rules no longer apply.

Milestone

Recently marking 500,000 kilometres on the road, a newly bereaved trucker faces the threat of losing the job that has come to define him to a new intern.

Monster

A talented teen implicated in a robbery-turned-murder fights for his innocence and integrity against a criminal justice system that’s already judged him.

Mine (Releases Saturday)

Encaged in a gold-clad life of secrets and lies, two women in a conglomerate family seek to topple all that stands in their way of finding true joy.

The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness

The Son of Sam case grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a satanic cult.

In case you missed it, here are some Netflix shows and movies that were released in April and a few from May:

The Innocent

An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

From the humans who brought you the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie comes The Mitchells vs. The Machines, an animated action-comedy about an ordinary family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet…saving the world from the robot apocalypse. 

Pet Stars

Follow talent management company Pets on Q as they work with the biggest animal influencers on social media in this reality series.

Sexify

While working to create a sex app, a young woman and her friends set out to explore the world of intimacy and learn about themselves in the process.

Headspace Guide to Sleep

Learn all about sleep, your relationship with it, and how to build healthy habits for a more restful night in Headspace Guide to Sleep. Over the course of seven animated episodes, Headspace Director of Meditation and Mindfulness teacher, Eve Lewis Prieto, reveals the science behind a healthy night’s sleep and provides tips on how to get the best sleep you’ve ever had.

Things Heard & Seen 

A Manhattan couple moves to a historic home in the Hudson Valley and discovers that their marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals their new home’s history. Based on the acclaimed novel by Elizabeth Brundage.

Yasuke

He came from Africa and fought alongside a mighty feudal lord in brutal 16th century Japan. They called him the Black Samurai, and he became a legend.

Shadow and Bone

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Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.

Life in Color with David Attenborough

In a stunning new three-part series, David Attenborough travels the world from the rainforests of Costa Rica to the snowy Scottish Highlands to reveal the extraordinary and never-before-seen ways animals use colour. Using revolutionary camera technology created specifically for this series, viewers will experience how colours invisible to the human eye play a vital role in animal interactions. 

Tell Me When

Workaholic Will puts his humdrum life in LA on hold to fulfill his grandfather’s last wish: visiting Mexico City’s most iconic sights and falling in love.

Zero

A shy teen with the extraordinary power to turn invisible joins the fight to defend his neighbourhood despite wanting to escape to pursue his dream.

Love and Monsters

Seven years after he survived the monster apocalypse, lovably hapless Joel leaves his cozy underground bunker behind on a quest to reunite with his ex.

Ajeeb Daastaans

Four shorts explore the surprising ways in which unexpected catalysts inflame the uncomfortable emotions simmering under fractured relationships.

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