Netflix expanded into Canada exactly 10 years ago today, on September 22nd, 2010. Can you believe it?
At the time, Netflix cost $7.99 CAD/month and had about 7,000 titles, although it was mostly older fare and there was no support for French-language content. Fast forward a decade, however, and the streaming service has grown exponentially in Canada.
With all of that in mind, Netflix is now looking back on 10 years in the Great White North with a dedicated ‘Celebrating 10 Years of Netflix in Canada’ page. This section highlights a variety of content, ranging from full Canadian media, American productions that were filmed in Canada and/or programming that stars Canadians.
Altogether, there are more than 300 titles spotlighted, including:
- Anne with an E — fully Canadian production, filmed around PEI and Ontario and stars Canadians like Amybeth McNulty (Irish-Canadian)
- Arrested Development — stars Brampton, Ontario’s Michael Cera and Toronto’s Will Arnett
- Grey’s Anatomy — stars Ottawa’s Sandra Oh (in the first 10 seasons)
- Inception — stars Halifax’s Ellen Page, partially filmed in Alberta
- Kim’s Convenience — fully Canadian production, filmed in Toronto and stars Canadians like Toronto’s Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Mississauga’s Simu Liu
- The Matrix — stars Toronto’s Keanu Reeves
- Schitt’s Creek — fully Canadian production, filmed around Ontario and stars Canadians like Hamilton, Ontario’s Eugene Levy and his Toronto-born son Dan Levy (they also co-created the show)
- Room — filmed in Toronto, stars Vancouver’s Jacob Tremblay
- Superbad — stars Michael Cera and Vancouver’s Seth Rogen (who also co-wrote the film with fellow Vancouverite Evan Goldberg)
- Titanic — written and directed by Kapuskasing, Ontario’s James Cameron, partially filmed around Nova Scotia and B.C.
- Trailer Park Boys — fully Canadian production, filmed around Nova Scotia and stars Halifax’s John Paul Tremblay, Moncton, New Brunswick’s Robb Wells and New Glasgow, Nova Scotia’s Mike Smith
- The Truman Show — stars Newmarket, Ontario’s Jim Carrey
- The Umbrella Academy — filmed throughout Ontario, stars Ellen Page
It’s worth noting that the final season of Schitt’s Creek — which racked up a record-number of Emmys over the weekend — is coming to Netflix Canada on October 7th.
Additionally, Netflix Canada has put together a video featuring Canadian stars commemorating the 10th anniversary, including Vancouver’s Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2), Vancouver’s Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Montreal’s Antoni Porowski (Queer Eye) and Mississauga’s Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Never Have I Ever).
What are your favourite Canadian movies and/or shows on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.
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