Every week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that recently hit Canadian streaming platforms.
Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ column typically focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Netflix, but other services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ are mentioned when relevant. Premium video on demand (PVOD) platforms are also fair game as movies continue to come to digital early amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finally, we’ll highlight shows or movies that are made by Canadian companies, involve notable Canadian cast or crew and/or are filmed in Canada.
Amazon Prime Video
Army Ranger Jackson Briggs is paired with an unwitting dog companion on his way to his friend’s funeral.
Dog was directed by Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin (Magic Mike) and stars Tatum, Jane Adams (Hung), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash and Q’orianka Kilcher (Yellowstone).
Original theatrical release date: February 18th, 2022
Amazon Prime Video Canada release date: September 23rd, 2022
Runtime: 1 hour, 41 minutes
Stream Dog here.
An Amazon Prime Video subscription is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $99/year.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.
Sidney [Apple Original]
Director Reginald Hudlin (Marshall) takes a look at the life and career of legendary actor Sidney Poitier, with interviews with the likes of Denzel Washington, Robert Redford, Halle Berry, Barbra Streisand and Spike Lee.
Apple TV+ Canada release date: September 23rd, 2022
Runtime: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Stream Sidney here.
An Apple TV+ subscription costs $5.99/month in Canada.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 7)
Stranded in the past after the destruction of the Waverider, the Legends must seek out a doctor who can help them return to their time while facing off with a mysterious group that is hunting them.
Based on DC Comics characters, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Caity Lotz (Arrow), Tala Ashe (Smash), Jes Macallan (Mistresses), Olivia Swann (Doctors), Toronto’s Adam Tsekhman (NCIS) and Lisseth Chavez (Chicago P.D.)
It’s worth noting that Legends of Tomorrow was filmed in Vancouver. Additionally, this is the (unintended) final season of the series, as it was one of several shows that were cancelled by The CW earlier this week.
Original TV broadcast date: October 2021 to March 2022
Crave release date: September 23rd, 2022
Runtime: 13 episodes (around 43 minutes each)
Stream DC’s Legends of Tomorrow here.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
RuPaul and recurring judges Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, and Graham Norton welcome 12 new British queens. Meanwhile, guest judges this season include Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), former Spice Girl Mel B and singer FKA Twigs.
Crave release date: September 23rd, 2022 (first episode, new episodes every Thursday)
Runtime: 10 episodes (around 43 minutes each)
Stream RuPaul’s Drag Race UK here.
A standard Crave subscription is priced at $19.99/month, with Starz costing an additional $5.99/month. A mobile-only subscription is also available for $9.99/month.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Crave this month can be found here.
Andor [Disney+ Original]
Five years before the events of Rogue One, the thief known as Cassian Andor (Narcos‘ Diego Luna) discovers the difference he can make in the Rebel Alliance’s fight against the Galactic Empire.
Andor was created by Tony Gilroy (Rogue One) and co-stars Genevieve O’Reilly (Rogue One), Adria Arjona (Triple Frontier), Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl).
Disney+ Canada release date: September 21st, 2022 (first three episodes, new episodes every Wednesday)
Runtime: 12 episodes (around one hour each)
Stream Andor here.
Reboot [Disney+ Original]
The dysfunctional cast of a popular early 2000s sitcom must deal with their unresolved issues as they come together for a reboot of the show.
Reboot was created by Steven Levitan (Modern Family) and stars Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Johnny Knoxville (Jackass), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Victoria, B.C.’s Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally), Krista Marie Yu (Dr. Ken), Judy Greer (Archer) and Paul Reiser (Mad About You).
Disney+ Canada release date: September 20th, 2022 (first three episodes, new episodes every Wednesday)
Runtime: Eight episodes (around 30 minutes each)
Stream Reboot here.
A Disney+ subscription costs $11.99/month or $119.99/year.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Disney+ Canada this month can be found here.
Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story [Netflix Original]
Evan Peters (American Horror Story) stars as infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan (Glee).
Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club), Michael Learned (The Waltons) and Niecy Nash (Claws) co-star.
Netflix Canada release date: September 21st, 2022
Genre: Biographical crime drama
Runtime: Ten episodes (46 to 63 minutes each)
Stream Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story here.
Lou [Netflix Original]
A mysterious loner embarks on a journey to help her neighbour look for her kidnapped daughter, testing their limits and uncovering dark secrets along the way.
Lou was directed by Anna Foerster (Underworld: Blood Wars) and stars Allison Janney (Mom), Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft Country) and Logan Marshall-Green (Upgrade). It’s worth noting that the film was shot in Vancouver and features Canadians like Port Colborne, Ontario’s Matt Craven (NCIS) in supporting roles.
Netflix Canada release date: September 23rd, 2022
Genre: Action thriller
Runtime: 1 hour, 47 minutes
Stream Lou here.
Patton Oswalt: We All Scream [Netflix Original]
Comedian Patton Oswalt riffs on aging, his failed shutdown plans and the day his wife turned into a Valkyrie.
Netflix Canada release date: September 20th, 2022
Genre: Stand-up comedy
Runtime: 58 minutes
Stream Patton Oswalt: We All Scream here.
The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist [Netflix Original]
In 2009, a group of teenagers robbed a string of Hollywood celebrities — now, two of the thieves tell their stories.
Netflix Canada release date: September 21st, 2022
Runtime: Three episodes (46 to 50 minutes each)
Stream The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist here.
Thai Cave Rescue [Netflix Original]
Based on true events, this series tells the story of the 2018 rescue of a Thai youth soccer team and their assistant coach.
Thai Cave Rescue was created by Kevin Tancharoen (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and stars Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote, Pratya Patong and Songpon Kantawong.
Netflix Canada release date: September 22nd, 2022
Runtime: Six episodes (60 minutes each)
Stream Thai Cave Rescue here.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Netflix Canada this month can be found here.
What are you planning on streaming this week? Let us know in the comments.
For more suggestions, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column.
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