New shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada this weekend

Aug 14 2020, 12:07 pm

As the days in the summer’s penultimate month continue to chug along, Netflix Canada is making it mightily difficult for us to not go outside.

From Netflix originals to interesting documentaries and comedy specials, mid-August is a good time to dive into some streaming.

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 watch hours of the tube.

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 

Speaking of being 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 decade-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.

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.

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. 

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.

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