New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Oct 23 2020, 11:32 am

We’re already zoning in on the tail-end of October and Netflix Canada is making it mighty enticing to park it on the couch all weekend.

Considering the pandemic has already limited our event-going and gathering, this might actually be the best time in the history of human existence to snuggle up on the couch and soak up some new TV shows and/or movies.

From some more unsolved mysteries, barbarians, David Letterman, originals flicks, Halloween movies, and more, nobody will blame you for taking it easy this weekend.

So toss on your comfiest pants and dive into some content. Here’s what’s going on, literally.

The Queen’s Gambit

Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama The Queen’s Gambit is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius.

Barbarians

Three people’s fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD, during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.

Over the Moon

Fuelled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess.

Move

Discover the brilliant dancers and choreographers who are shaping the art of movement around the world in this documentary series.

 Cadaver

Cadaver is a Norwegian psychological horror film that takes us on a journey where humanity is being put to a test and stars Gitte Witt, Thorbjørn Harr, Thomas Gullestad) and Kingsford Siayor.

Rebecca

After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 3

TV legend David Letterman teams up with Dave Chappelle, Robert Downey Jr. and more for another season of in-depth interviews and curiosity-fuelled excursions.

Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2

In six new episodes, Unsolved Mysteries profiles more unexplained disappearances, tragic events, and bizarre occurrences. 

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

The Cabin with Bert Kreischer

American comedian Bert Kreischer heads to a cabin in the woods to throw axes, milk goats, drink whiskey, and experience the ultimate cleanse. What could go wrong?

BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky 

Record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK tell their story and detail the hard fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

When high school freshman Kelly Ferguson reluctantly agrees to babysit on Halloween, she is recruited into a secret society of babysitters who protect kids with special powers from monsters.

Rooting for Roona

In rural India, a child with hydrocephalus gets a chance at life-changing surgery after her photos go viral. This documentary charts her journey.

Social Distance

Shot in isolation, this tragicomic anthology series features both dark and funny takes on how people strive to stay connected while staying apart.

Grand Army

Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn take on a chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, break free and seize the future.

Dream Home Makeover

Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee help dreams come true for real families looking to update their home tailored to their own unique style.

La Révolution 

In a reimagined history of the French Revolution, the guillotine’s future inventor uncovers a disease that drives the aristocracy to murder commoners.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale — were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot, and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history. 

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 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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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