New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Aug 21 2020, 10:22 am

As the days of August start to wind down, Netflix Canada is making it mightily difficult for us to not go outside.

From Netflix Originals, documentaries, stand up specials, and even some aliens, the streaming service is making it pretty enticing to set up camp on the couch all weekend.

And let’s be honest, is there really a better time in the history of couch-lazing than in 2020?

Here are a few new streaming shows and movies, just in time for the weekend. Let’s hope for rain and therefore, a valid excuse to spend hours Netflix and chilling.

John Was Trying to Contact Aliens 

A rural electronics whiz broadcasts radio signals into the stars and monitors for signs of alien civilizations while enduring a lonely personal life.

Hoops 

A foul-mouthed high school basketball coach is sure he’ll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around.

Hey, good luck with that.

Biohackers 

Mia, a university student studying medicine, goes to school to get close to a professor she suspects had a hand in her past family tragedy and gets tangled in the world of biohacking.

The Sleepover 

Two siblings discover their mom is a former thief in witness protection and they must team up to rescue her after she is kidnapped and forced to pull one last job.

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story 

Based on the headline-making crime, socialite Betty Broderick hits a homicidal boiling point during a bitter divorce from her unfaithful husband.

Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids 

Actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian Rob Schneider’s first Netflix original comedy special, Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids, gives viewers a look at his family and personal life through hilarious anecdotes. 

(Un)Well 

This docuseries takes a deep dive into the lucrative wellness industry, which touts health and healing. 

Fearless 

A teenage boy must babysit a trio of alien superhero babies, who escaped from their daycare, until their Dad can get to Earth.

Project Power 

When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local cop must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.

Teenage Bounty Hunters 

Twin sisters Sterling and Blair balance teen life at an elite Southern high school with an unlikely new career as butt-kicking bounty hunters.

Connected 

Science reporter and host Latif Nasser investigates the fascinating and intricate ways that we are connected to each other, the world, and the universe at large.

Immigration Nation  

This documentary series offers a unique and nuanced view of the ongoing struggles in America’s broken immigration system.

The Speed Cubers

Discover the special bond — and uncommon competitive spirit — shared by the world’s Rubik’s Cube-solving record breakers in this documentary.

Sam Jay: 3 In The Morning  

Following her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup Part 1, Emmy Award-nominated Saturday Night Live writer Sam Jay is back with her first hour-long Netflix original comedy special. Filmed at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Sam Jay delivers a witty, candid, and raw brand of comedy that earned her recognition as a standout comic.

World’s Most Wanted

This docuseries profiles five of the world’s most wanted criminals who have avoided capture despite massive rewards and global investigations.

Tiny Creatures 

Little animals embark on big adventures across the US in a dramatic nature series that explores their hidden worlds and epic survival stories. Narrated by Mike Colter.

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 4

Journalist Raphael Rowe lives like an inmate while investigating dangerous prisons in Paraguay, Germany, Mauritius, and Lesotho.

Work It 

When Quinn Ackermann’s admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school… now she just needs to learn how to dance.

Sugar Rush: Extra Sweet

Talented teams turn out incredible edibles, including cupcakes, confections, and cakes, in another season of fast-paced baking action.

Fear City: New York vs The Mafia

Fear City chronicles how the feds took down the five mafia empires of New York City at the height of their powers during the 1980s.

Signs

When a young woman’s murder shows similarities to a decades-old cold case, a new police commander must break the silence permeating an Owl Mountain town.

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.

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