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’s Prime Video
After the death of her grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly bonds with another young girl while playing in the woods.
Petite Maman was written and directed by Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) and stars Nina Meurisse (A Woman’s Life) and newcomers Joséphine Sanz and Gabrielle Sanz.
Canadian theatres premiere date: May 6th, 2022
Prime Video Canada premiere date: July 1st, 2022
Genre: Fantasy drama
Runtime: 1 hour, 12 minutes
Stream Petite Maman here.
The Terminal List [Amazon Original]
Navy SEAL commander James Reece hunts down the people responsible for the murder of his entire platoon.
Based on Jack Carr’s novel of the same name, The Terminal List was created by David Digilio (Crossbones) and stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Kelowna, B.C.’s Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Jeanne Tripplehorn (Criminal Minds) and Riley Keough (Logan Lucky).
Prime Video Canada premiere date: July 1st, 2022
Genre: Action thriller
Runtime: Eight episodes (around one hour each)
Stream The Terminal List here.
An Amazon Prime Video subscription is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $79/year.
No Time to Die
In Daniel Craig’s final 007 film, James Bond is pulled out of retirement by the CIA to investigate a kidnapped scientist who holds the key to a deadly bioweapon.
No Time to Die was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig (Knives Out), Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Lashana Lynch (Still Star-Crossed), Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) and Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List).
Theatrical release date: October 8th, 2022
Runtime: 2 hours, 43 minutes
Stream No Time to Die here.
Three young children grow up together in a low-income neighbourhood in the Scarborough area of Toronto.
Based on Scarborough-raised writer Catherine Hernandez’s 2017 book of the same name, Scarborough was directed by Toronto’s Shasha Nakai and Rich Williamson (Take Light) and stars newcomers Liam Diaz, Essence Fox and Anna Claire Beitel.
Canadian theatrical release date: February 25th, 2022
Crave premiere date: July 1st, 2022
Runtime: 2 hours, 16 minutes
Stream Scarborough 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.
Baymax! [Disney+ Original]
Scott Adsit reprises his Big Hero 6 role of Baymax in this new series about the healthcare robot helping those in need.
Baymax! was created by Big Hero 6 director Don Hall.
Disney+ Canada premiere date: June 29th, 2022
Genre: Animated comedy
Runtime: Six episodes (10 to 11 minutes each)
Stream Baymax! here.
Only Murders in the Building (Season 2) [Star Original]
Charles, Oliver and Mabel are publicly implicated in a murder, making them the subjects of a competing podcast.
Only Murders in the Building was created by Steve Martin (Planes, Trains & Automobiles) and John Robert Hoffman (Grace & Frankie) and stars Martin, Hamilton, Ontario’s Martin Short (SCTV) and Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place).
Disney+ Star Canada premiere date: June 28th, 2022 (first two episodes, new episodes every Tuesday)
Runtime: 10 episodes (around 30 minutes each)
Stream Only Murders in the Building here.
A Disney+ subscription costs $11.99/month or $119.99/year.
The full list of what’s hitting Disney+ Canada this month can be found here.
Beauty [Netflix Original]
A promising young singer finds herself torn between her overbearing family, the music industry and her girlfriend.
Beauty was directed by Andrew Dosunmu (Restless City) and stars Gracie Marie Bradley (Grown-ish), Aleyse Shannon (Leverage: Redemption), Niecy Nash (Claws), Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct) and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad).
Netflix Canada premiere date: June 29th, 2022
Runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Stream Beauty here.
Stranger Things 4 Vol. 2 [Netflix Original]
In the final two episodes of the penultimate season of Stranger Things, Netflix ominously teases that “it might not work out for us this time.”
Stranger Things was created by the Duffer Brothers (Wayward Pines) and features an ensemble cast that includes Winona Ryder (The Age of Innocence), David Harbour (The Newsroom), Millie Bobby Brown (Intruders), Vancouver’s Finn Wolfhard (It), Gaten Matarazzo (Prank Encounters), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King on Broadway) and Noah Schnapp (The Peanuts Movie).
It’s worth noting that Montreal’s own Shawn Levy (Free Guy) is a producer and director on the show.
Netflix Canada premiere date: July 1st, 2022
Genre: Sci-fi, horror, drama
Runtime: Episode 8 is 1 hour, 25 minutes and Episode 9 is 2 hours, 30 minutes (!!!)
Stream Stranger Things here.
What are you planning on streaming this long weekend? Let us know in the comments.
For more suggestions, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column.
Happy Canada Day!
Image credit: Netflix