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The 17 best movies and shows to watch on Netflix Canada right now

The best movies on Netflix Canada right now are mostly just a matter of personal preference. Sure, there's the Popular in Netflix and Top 10 in Canada Today panels that will show you what the consensus thinks but there's plenty of other gems to watch right now to keep you entertained while self-isolating.

Here are my picks for 17 movies and shows to binge watch on Netflix Canada right now. 

Tiger King

Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you've probably heard about this outrageous series following the life of a tiger breeder in Oklahoma. Featuring polygamy, arson, murder and tigers, this show is a wild ride from start to finish.

The Valhalla Murders

This murder mystery series is like an Agatha Christie novel, but set in Oslo. And you'll never see the ending coming.

Next in Fashion

If you're obsessed with Queer Eye, then you'll love this competition series hosted by Tan France and Alexa Chung. Eighteen talented designers — including Canadian Charles Lu — go head-to-head to win $250,000, and the designs are unreal.

Shutter Island

This psychological thriller starring a young Leonardo DiCaprio has one of the best plot-twist endings in cinematic history. If you know, you know.

Love is Blind

What happens when a bunch of strangers get engaged — without ever setting eyes on one another? This dating reality television series is like if Freud invented The Bachelor, and you won't be able to stop watching.


This popular docuseries following an American cheer squad has been on Netflix since January, and if you haven't seen it, then you're missing out. Big time.

The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, '40s-style clothing, romance, lies, deceit — what's not to love? If you haven't seen this film based on the real life of British mathematician Alan Turing, then literally stop reading this article and watch it.

Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter Life Crisis

In the most relatable comedy special of all time for twenty-somethings, Taylor Tomlinson discusses break-ups, the struggles of finding the perfect greeting card, and the one friend that insists on treating their dogs like children.


If you loved Robb Stark in Game of Thrones, then you'll love this series where Richard Madden stars as the head of an Italian banking family in fifteenth century Florence. And if you're a music buff, you'll want to listen to the epic soundtrack all day.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Based on the real life of Ted Bundy, this gripping film will make you forget that you even made popcorn to snack on while watching it. The most chilling part? You'll catch yourself cheering for Zac Efron's charming Bundy, even though you know what he's done.

Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable

You've seen her as Dory in Finding Nemo. You've watched her dancing in video clips on YouTube. But this comedy special is peak Ellen — and you'll be laughing so hard you cry.


This chilling series is based on a true story about an American teenager that's accused of lying about a rape. Make sure to start it on a Saturday, because you'll binge it all in one sitting.

Miss Americana

Whether you love her or you hate her, Taylor Swift's documentary is a must-see. Prepare for new insights into the infamous Kanye drama, her creative process, and why she waited so long to speak out about her political beliefs.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Okay, so you've seen it a million times before, but have you tried watching it with five friends over Netflix Party while playing the drinking game version? That's your Saturday plans, sorted.

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

If you're looking for a wholesome movie to take your mind off of things, then this teen romcom starring Noah Centineo and Lana Condor is ideal. Plus, the movie's filmed in Vancouver, so you can admire how beautiful Canada is.

Murder on the Orient Express

The ending of this murder mystery based on an Agatha Christie novel will blow your mind. Seriously. You'll never see it coming.

The Crown

If you've ever wanted to peek behind the Buckingham Palace gates, then this historical TV series — based on Queen Elizabeth's actual life — needs to be on your bucketlist. The "Aberfan" episode in series three will give you goosebumps.

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