New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Oct 30 2020, 10:50 am

As we head into the last few days of October, Netflix Canada is offering a bunch of new content to ensure you stay glued to your couch all weekend.

With Halloween right around the corner, the streaming giant is offering some spooky movies along with documentaries, stand-up specials, anime, and everything in between.

Considering the pandemic is already limiting our event-going and gathering, this might be the best time in the history of humanity to sit around and watch the tube.

So treat yourself to some Halloween candy, a comfy pair of pants and dive into some new content.

Here’s what’s going on this weekend, literally, along with some newly added content from earlier on in October.

His House

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.

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.

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight

Addicted to technology, a group of teens attends a rehabilitation camp in the forest, but a sinister force there intends to take them offline forever.

Holidate

Sloane and Jackson hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids 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.

Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine

An hour of funny single-camera vignettes dealing with issues of politics, race, gender, class, and other light subjects.

Blood of Zeus

A commoner living in ancient Greece, Heron discovers his true heritage as a son of Zeus, and his purpose: to save the world from a demonic army.

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

 

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