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Binge-watch after bedtime: What's new on Netflix Canada in August 2019

Bridget Jones's Diary, Blue Crush and new episodes of How to Get Away with Murder and GLOW are coming. Here's what's new on Netflix Canada in August 2019

Binge-watch after bedtime: What's new on Netflix Canada in August 2019

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Sacred Games, Season 2

Synopsis: As Mumbai’s fate hangs in the balance, Sartaj Singh chases a connection to Ganesh Gaitonde’s third father, an enigmatic guru with a catastrophic plan. Available in August

Bad Teacher

Synopsis: A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her. Available August 1


Battle: Los Angeles

Synopsis: A squad of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion. Available August 1

Catch and Release

Synopsis: A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life. Available August 1

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Synopsis: Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island. Available August 1


Synopsis: A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be. Available August 1



Synopsis: A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son. Available August 1

Logan Lucky

Synopsis: Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. Available August 1

The Chef's Line, Season 1

Synopsis: Homes cooks go head-to-head against professional chefs creating personal versions of the week's featured cuisine. Available August 1

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Synopsis: Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. Available August 1

The Mummy

Synopsis: An ancient Egyptian princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. Available August 1

The Smurfs


Synopsis: When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City. Available August 1

Training Day

Synopsis: On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be. Available August 1

Ask the StoryBots, Season 3

Synopsis: The StoryBots are standing by to field more questions from curious kids—from "Why do people look different?" to "Where does chocolate come from?" Available August 2

Basketball or Nothing

Synopsis: Follow the Chinle High basketball team in Arizona's Navajo Nation on a quest to win a state championship and bring pride to their isolated community. Available August 2

Dear White People, Volume 3

Synopsis: As the students of Winchester embrace new creative challenges and romantic possibilities, a charismatic professor shakes up life on campus. Available August 2

Derry Girls, Season 2


Synopsis: Change may finally be coming to Northern Ireland. But the high school hardships of Erin and her friends show no signs of letting up. Available August 2


Synopsis: Feeling forgotten on Mother's Day, three best friends leave the suburbs and drive to New York City to surprise their adult sons. Available August 2


Synopsis: A small group of American soldiers find horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day. Available August 2

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Season 3

Synopsis: Catra and Adora journey to the Crimson Waste, looking for redemption and answers, while Hordak's portal research puts Etheria's very reality at risk. Available August 2

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Volume 4

Synopsis: In this weekly show, Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger trends shaping our fragmented world. Available August 4

Enter the Anime


Synopsis: Seeking to understand anime, Tania Nolan interviews filmmakers behind notable productions from "Castlevania" to "Aggretsuko," "Kengan Ashura" and more. Available August 5

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Synopsis: Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. Available August 5

No Good Nick, Part 2

Synopsis: Steps away from being exposed as an impostor, Nick works harder, faster and smarter to right the Thompsons' wrongs and spring her father out of jail. Available August 5

About Time

Synopsis: At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Available August 7

Apollo 13

Synopsis: NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. Available August 7

Marvel Studio's Avengers: Age of Ultron


Synopsis: When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan. Available August 7

Being John Malkovich

Synopsis: A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. Available August 7

Blue Crush

Synopsis: As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player. Available August 7

Friday Night Lights

Synopsis: In the small town of Dillon, Texas, one night matters: Friday Night. Eric Taylor has recently been hired as the head football coach for the Dillon High School Panthers, the town's pride and joy.  Available August 7

In Good Company

Synopsis: A middle-aged ad exec is faced with a new boss who's nearly half his age... and who also happens to be sleeping with his daughter. Available August 7



Synopsis: The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s. Available August 7

Take Me Home Tonight

Synopsis: Four years after graduation, an awkward high school genius uses his sister's boyfriend's Labor Day party as the perfect opportunity to make his move on his high school crush. Available August 7

The Wizard

Synopsis: A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship. Available August 7


Synopsis: Beautiful executive assistant Zeina reluctantly teams up with self-assured Tarek to chase down an elusive dollar bill worth $1 million. Available August 8

The Naked Director

Synopsis: In 1980s Japan, one determined man turned every crushing setback into opportunity. His name was Toru Muranishi, and he revolutionized his industry. Available August 8

Wu Assassins


Synopsis: The last in a line of Chosen Ones, a wannabe chef teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins. Available August 8

Cable Girls, Season 4

Synopsis: Amid social changes in 1931, the friends get tangled in a murder mystery and must work together to solve it before one of them is sentenced to death. Available August 9

The Family

Synopsis: Investigative journalists expose The Fellowship, a Christian fundamentalist organization quietly operating in the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. Available August 9

GLOW, Season 3

Synopsis: As the gang kicks off a run of shows in glamorous Las Vegas, power struggles, sexual tension and shifting priorities threaten their bond. Available August 9

The InBESTigators

Synopsis: Four very different kids start their own detective agency and vlog about their adventures, becoming fast friends in the process. Available August 9

Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling


Synopsis: After 20 years in space, Rocko returns to a technologically advanced O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favorite show back on the air. Available August 9


Synopsis: Three teens living in the same São Paulo favela pursue their dreams while maintaining their friendship, amid a world of music, drugs and religion. Available August 9

Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales

Synopsis: Find the fun and adventure of "Spirit Riding Free" in this quick mix of music videos and bite-sized stories featuring Lucky and all of her friends! Available August 9

Tiny House Nation, Volume 1

Synopsis: Tiny House Nation takes renovation experts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin across America to help design and construct tiny dream homes in spaces under 500 square feet. Available August 9

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2

Synopsis:A francophone S.Q. officer and an anglophone O.P.P officer reunite to investigate a large car theft ring led by an Italian mobster. Available August 10



Synopsis: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Available August 12

Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready

Synopsis: Comedian and Girl’s Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish introduces the world to six of her favorite comedians in Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready - a bold new collection of hilarious half-hour stand-up comedy specials. Hosted and executive produced by Haddish and She Ready Productions, the special features a diverse group of comedians with whom she shares a personal history, including Chaunté Wayans (Wild n’ Out), April Macie (Last Comic Standing), Tracey Ashley (The Last O.G.), Aida Rodriguez (Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar), Flame Monroe (Def Comedy Jam), and Marlo Williams (BET’s Comicview). Legendary comic Wanda Sykes and veteran producer Page Hurwitz also serve as executive producers via their production company Push It Productions. Available August 13

Bridget Jones's Diary

Synopsis: A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. Available August 15

Cannon Busters

Synopsis: A robot, a renegade and a sensational pink Cadillac join the infectiously upbeat friendship droid S.A.M. on her quest to find her missing best friend. Available August 15

My Sister's Keeper

Synopsis: Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive. Available August 15

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory


Synopsis: A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory. Available August 15

45 rpm

Synopsis: Forming an uneasy love triangle, three characters with ties to the music industry set out to create a new record label and live a rock-and-roll lifestyle in the conservative political environment of 1960s Spain. Available August 16

Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez

Synopsis: Based on the life of Carlos Tevez, this series follows the Argentine soccer player, from his troubled childhood growing up in a low-income neighborhood riddled with crime, to his debut for Boca Juniors. Available August 16

Better Than Us

Synopsis: Set in Moscow in a not-so-distant future where human beings coexist with robots, a man finds himself entangled in the first murder committed by an experimental humanoid. Available August 16


Synopsis: Based on Dr. Lisa Sanders’ hugely popular column in The New York Times Magazine, Diagnosis follows various patients on their respective journeys toward finding a diagnosis, and potentially a cure, for their mysterious illnesses. By combining the power of global crowdsourcing, social media, and established medical expertise, each case is untangled with illuminating new insights that had previously eluded doctors. From award-winning executive producers Scott Rudin, Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn, and in association with The New York Times, Diagnosis explores the life-changing impact of receiving a diagnosis for individuals who’ve been searching for answers, and the healing that comes with connecting with others who can empathize with their experiences. Available August 16

Frontera verde


Synopsis: When a young Bogotá-based detective gets drawn into the jungle to investigate four femicides, she uncovers magic, Nazis and her own true origins. Available August 16

Instant Family

Synopsis: A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children. Available August 16

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus

Synopsis: When Zim suddenly reappears to begin Phase 2 of his evil alien plan to conquer Earth, his longtime nemesis Dib sets out to unmask him once and for all. Available August 16

The Little Switzerland

Synopsis: The discovery of the tomb of William Tell’s son in a town in the Basque Country spurs the village's cantankerous citizens to lobby for Swiss annexation. Available August 16


Synopsis: The Behavioral Science Unit's killer instincts move from theory into action when the FBI joins in a high-profile hunt for a serial child murderer. Available August 16

QB1: Beyond the Lights, Season 3


Synopsis: Three football phenoms set for stardom -- Spencer Rattler, Lance LeGendre and Nik Scalzo -- navigate the ultimate season of their high school careers. Available August 16


Synopsis: Father-to-be Alan is shocked to learn that he was born a sextuplet (all played by Marlon Wayans). With his newfound brother Russell riding shotgun, the duo sets out on a hilarious journey to reunite with their remaining long-lost siblings. Available August 16

Super Monsters Back to School

Synopsis: Vida's starting school in Pitchfork Pines, and the Super Monsters are helping their friend adjust to everything that's new and different. Available August 16

Victim Number 8

Synopsis: After a terrorist attack shakes downtown Bilbao leaving destruction in its wake, police launch an investigation to hunt down the attackers. Available August 16

Here Comes the Boom

Synopsis: A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school. Available August 20

Simon Amstell: Set Free


Synopsis: Honest, introspective comic Simon Amstell opens up about his neuroses, coming out to his father, relationships and more in a new stand-up special. Available August 20

The Sinner: Julian

Synopsis: Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes. Available August 20

American Factory

Synopsis: From Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant,” “A Lion in the House,” “Seeing Red”) comes AMERICAN FACTORY, a Netflix Original Documentary presented by Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. The acclaimed film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America. Available August 21


Synopsis: Elite street racers from around the world test their limits in supercharged custom cars on the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built. Available August 21

How to Get Away with Murder, Season 5

Synopsis: A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives. Available August 22

Love Alarm


Synopsis: In a world where an app alerts people if someone in the vicinity likes them, Kim Jojo experiences young love while coping with personal adversities. Available August 22

El Pepe: Una vida suprema

Synopsis: This documentary follows José "Pepe" Mujica, former political prisoner turned Uruguayan president, as he talks about his life, ideals and the future. Available August 23

The Girl with All the Gifts

Synopsis: A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie. Available August 23


Synopsis: A former LIVE scientist's daughter may hold the key to exposing its crimes, if James can keep her alive and the SSC can fend off their new director. Available August 23

Blade Runner 2049

Synopsis: A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. Available August 26

Million Pound Menu, Season 2


Synopsis: A new slate of food entrepreneurs who are determined to open up their own restaurants pitch delicious concepts to a panel of choosy investors. Available August 27

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Season 7

Synopsis: The next chapter in the Trolls’ hair-raising adventures. Join Poppy, Branch and their friends as they explore a fantastical world with new creatures, bigger adventures, and more parties! Available August 27

Droppin' Cash, Season 2

Synopsis: This Complex series follows the paper trail of musicians and athletes in Los Angeles as they blow through stacks on the finer things in life. Available August 28

Falling Inn Love

Synopsis: When city girl Gabriela (Christina Milian) spontaneously enters a contest and wins a rustic New Zealand inn, she teams up with bighearted contractor Jake Taylor (Adam Demos) to fix and flip it. Available August 29


Synopsis: This biopic from director Wagner de Assis ("Nosso Lar," 2010) tells the story of French influential author Allan Kardec, the founder of Spiritism. Available August 29

The A List


Synopsis: Where pleasantries end, a chilling new normal begins. Welcome to the majestic -- and mysterious -- Peregrine Island. Available August 30


Synopsis: Part-timer Carole meets rich girl Tuesday, and each realizes they've found the musical partner they need. Together, they just might make it. Available August 30

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Synopsis: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Available August 30

The Glass Castle

Synopsis: A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Available August 30

La Grande Classe

Synopsis: Two best friends return to their hometown for a middle school reunion, hoping to show up their former bullies and reconnect with teenage crushes. Available August 30

Mighty Little Bheem, Season 2


Synopsis: Join Bheem for another season of playful antics and superpowered feats as he cheerfully dodges danger and makes friends in unlikely places. Available August 30

Styling Hollywood

Synopsis: Stylist and interior designer Jason Bolden and husband Adair Curtis of JSN Studio make the magic happen on the red carpet and at home for A-listers. Available August 30

Un bandido honrado

Synopsis: A mafia boss decides to reform and get away from his past crimes and sins. But he soon finds that the path to redemption is full of temptation. Available August 30

Vis a Vis, Season 3

Synopsis: The core group of Cruz del Sur's inmates are transferred to a new prison, where a merciless, insular gang is in charge and planning an ambitious escape. Available August 30


Synopsis: Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience - giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. Available August 31

Promo image for Back to the Future showing two men talking outside a car Photo: Netflix

What's leaving:


Leaving August 1:
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Schindler's List
Snow White & the Huntsman
The Huntsman: Winter's War
The Lego Batman Movie
The Only Way Is Essex: Season 18
The Only Way Is Essex: Season 19

Leaving August 6:
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Revenge
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Leaving August 9:

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This article was originally published on Jul 29, 2019

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Kevin is an associate editor for Canadian Business in Toronto, Ontario. More of their work can be found in MSN Canada, Chatelaine and This Magazine