New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Jul 17 2020, 8:42 am

As July starts to heat up at the month’s midway mark, so too does Netflix’s streamable TV shows and movies.

With toasty and humid temperatures start to beat down on us, it might be time to find more chill alternatives in front of the tube with the AC blaring.

Here are a few new TV shows and movies that might be worth Netflixing and chilling in front of this weekend.

Let’s hope for rain this weekend so we don’t have to feel bad about sitting around and soaking up these 14 newbies.

Cursed

Based on the New York Times bestselling book, Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. 

Skin Decision: Before and After

Plastic surgeon Dr. Sheila Nazarian and skin-care expert Nurse Jamie use the latest procedures to transform clients and bring out their best selves.

Fatal Affair

Start (or end) the weekend off with a Netflix original thriller.

A brief encounter takes a dangerous turn when Ellie (Nia Long) discovers her old friend David (Omar Epps) is more unstable than she realized.

The Business of Drugs

Former CIA officer Amaryllis Fox investigates the economics of six illicit substances and how they push people into risky and sometimes deadly behaviours. 

Urzila Carlson: Overqualified Loser

Urzila Carlson keeps the laughs coming with thoughts on “The Biggest Loser,” sex tape, and boxed wine in a stand-up special from Melbourne, Australia.

Indian Matchmaking 

Matchmaker Sima Taparia guides clients in the US and India in the arranged marriage process, offering an inside look at the custom in a modern era.

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

In this travel show, actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in search of healthy, sustainable ways to live.

The Old Guard

Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries.

But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary.

The Twelve

Twelve ordinary citizens on jury duty must decide the fate of a respected headmistress accused of two murders.

Say I Do

Gang, it’s wedding season and dream ceremonies really do come true as experts Jeremiah Brent, Thai Nguyen, and Gabriele Bertaccini help couples pull off their perfect celebration.

Under the Riccione Sun 

While vacationing on the beaches of Riccione, a group of teens become friends and help each other manage romantic relationships and summer crushes.

Unsolved Mysteries 

Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the new rendition of Unsolved Mysteries features ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable and downright bizarre paranormal encounters. 

Warrior Nun 

After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns.

The Baby-Sitters Club 

Netflix’s new series The Baby-Sitters Club is based on the best-selling 1990s book series, that follows the friendship and adventures of a group of middle-schoolers who start their babysitting business in the town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

 

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