UPDATE – Netflix Canada June 2107 Titles Can Be Found Here…
Netflix Canada continues to build on its library of new titles for May 2017, with the premiere of new originals, as well as new TV shows, oldies, documentaries and box office hits. House of Cards, Season 5, premieres on May 30.
Here’s a look at what you’ll find streaming on Netflix Canada for the entire month of May 2017 (subject to cgange). Also take note that we’re including a list of titles (near bottom of page) that will be rotating off Netflix Canada during the month.
Premiering May 1, 2017
American Experience: The Big Burn
Cast: Oliver Platt.
In 1910, a devastating wildfire raged through the Rockies, challenging the fledgling U.S. Forest Service and shaping fire policy for years to come.
American Experience: The Boys of ‘36
Cast: Oliver Platt.
Up against Ivy Leaguers and elite German athletes, a team of American working-class rowers inspired the world by winning gold at the 1936 Olympics.
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Cast: Robb Reiner, Steve “Lips” Kudlow
This documentary follows the pioneering heavy metal act Anvil as they cope with obsoleteness, recover from a disastrous tour and record a new album.
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Reid
This period drama based on fact traces the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a biracial girl born in 1761 to a British admiral father and African mother.
Big Trouble in Little China
Cast: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun
When an ancient magician kidnaps his friend’s fiancée, a two-fisted trucker and a sexy attorney must navigate a shadowy realm to capture the culprit.
Cast: Steve Reynolds, Julien Fayard, Heidi Barrett
This lyrical documentary spotlights the vineyard-rich region of Napa Valley, California, and the winemakers who call it home.
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War
Cast: Tom Hanks
This film documents the story of Minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha, who risked everything to save thousands of refugees fleeing the Nazis.
Cast: Stephen Dorff, Svetlana Metkina, Maisie Williams
When a scientist comes face-to-face with dangerous arms dealers on a family trip, his girlfriend is left to protect the man’s teenage daughter.
In Defense of Food
Cast: Michael Pollan
Journalist Michael Pollan examines the industrially driven Western diet to show how it has ruined our health, then offers solutions for the future.
In the Shadow of Iris – Netflix Original Film
Cast: Charlotte Le Bon
The sudden disappearance of a wealthy banker’s wife cracks open a dizzying world of secret fetishes, desperate acts and elaborate deceptions.
Cast: Shiv Pandit, Dhruv Ganesh, Siddharth Menon
Loev is a 2015 Indian road-drama film that revolves around the relationship between two old friends, played by Pandit and Ganesh, who share a complicated relationship that takes center stage during a weekend getaway to Western Ghats, India.
Losing Sight of Shore
This documentary recounts the feats of the Coxless Crew, a team of four women who rowed from San Francisco to Australia in support of two charities.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Cast: Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson,
Common Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is celebrated using her own words set over rare photographs and video illustrating her remarkable life.
Me, Myself & Irene
Cast: Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Anthony Anderson
Afflicted with multiple personalities, mild-mannered Charlie and his hyper-aggressive alter ego Hank both fall in love with the confused Irene.
Cast: Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt
Nerdland is the story of two best friends, aspiring screenwriter Elliot and aspiring actor John, whose dreams of super-stardom have fizzled. With their 30th birthdays looming and their desperation growing, John and Elliot decide that in this 24/7, celebrity-obsessed world of over-shared navel-gazing, there are more ways to become famous — or infamous — then ever before. So why not become famous today? Nerdland is that day.
Cast: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman
In an off-the-wall comedy that jabs at corporate life, Peter conspires with his cubicle cohorts to embezzle money from their soulless employer.
Rampage: Capital Punishment
Cast: Brendan Fletcher, Lochlyn Munro, Mike Dopud
A violent antihero has plans to change the world and exact revenge on the rich by taking hostages and using his captives as his political platform.
Richard Pryor: Icon
This documentary profile traces the groundbreaking comedian and film star’s rise to fame during a turbulent era in American history.
Cast: George Hamilton, Jack McGee, Barbara Bain
Upon learning that their apartments are being sold, a group of colorful and vivacious retirees must figure out how they will fight for one another.
The Fault in Our Stars
aCast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern
Two teens meet at a cancer support group, and together they face the challenge of building a relationship under the shadow of terminal illness.
The Secrets of Emily Blair
Cast: Ellen Hollman, Sherilyn Fenn, Will Kemp
Desperate to save his fiancée from a demon that has possessed her soul, a man turns to his longtime priest for help.
Under Arrest – Season 5
Cameras follow police officers as they solve crimes, assist the public and arrest lawbreakers in this reality series.
Premiering May 2, 2017
Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower
Cast: Justin Bieber, Nelson Mandela The world of personal bodyguards who provide security for celebrities and politicians is explored in this documentary narrated by actor Kim Coates.
Maria Bamford: Old Baby – Netflix Original
Cast: Maria Bamford Comedian Maria Bamford performs for intimate theaters in this roving, out-of-the-box stand-up special.
Premiering May 3, 2017
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall
In this fact-based drama, an American historian accused of libel by a notorious Holocaust denier must prove in court that the Holocaust did occur.
Premiering May 4, 2017
Cast: Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughan
Three guys in their thirties trying to relive their glory days establish a “fraternity” near their old college campus that draws the ire of the dean.
The Last Kingdom – Season 2 – Netflix Original
Cast: Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox, David Dawson
While the bloody struggle between Saxons and Vikings engulfs the land, Uhtred sets out to avenge his slain family and reclaim his ancestral home.
Premiering May 5, 2017
Chelsea – Season 2 – Netflix Original
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Cast: Chelsea Handler
Exciting guests, timely topics, global destinations. Chelsea returns with a fresh new format, bringing her bold perspective to a changed world.
Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie – Netflix Original Film
Cast: Jeff Garlin, Christine Woods, Natasha Lyonne
A Columbo-style mystery comedy film. Homicide detective Gene Handsome tries to make sense of his life and solve crime. He’s very good at one of those.
Kazoops! – Season 3 – Netflix Original
Cast: Reece Pockney, Scott Langley, Alex Babic
The Kazoops confront some big problems in Season 3, from a broken boiler to adults who argue. But, as always, there’s an imaginative solution.
Riverdale – Season 1 – Netflix Original
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Cast: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes
Archie’s got an edge. Veronica’s hiding her past. Riverdale is a little darker and a lot more interesting than it was in the days of Archie Comics.
Sense8 – Season 2 – Netflix Original
Cast: Tuppence Middleton, Brian J. Smith, Doona Bae
Scandals and celebrations deepen the Sensates’ bond as they rebuild their lives and try to outsmart Whispers. The story continues May 5 in new episodes.
Simplemente Manu NNa – Netflix Original
Cast: Manu NNa
Eclectic stand-up comic Manu NNa relays everyday tales about the struggles of being gay in Mexico and shares his love of telenovelas and mezcal.
Spirit: Riding Free – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Spirit the stallion and a courageous girl named Lucky discover friends, freedom and endless rides in a series inspired by the Oscar-nominated film.
The Mars Generation – Netflix Original
Cast: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye
Interviewing both experts and teens who hope to travel to Mars, this film explores the history and likely future impact of a trip to the Red Planet.
Premiering May 6, 2017
When the Bough Breaks
Cast: David Arredondo M.D., Diana Lynn Barnes, Vanessa Benson
When the Bough Breaks is a feature length documentary about postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields, this shocking film uncovers this very public health issue which affects one in five new mothers after childbirth.
Premiering May 9, 2017
Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery – Netflix Original
Cast: Norm Macdonald
Comedy star Norm Macdonald brings his trademark dry humor to this all-new stand-up set filmed live at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre.
Premiering May 10, 2017
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich
This dramatization of the 2010 catastrophe on the titular oil rig also chronicles the 12 hours leading up to what became a colossal man-made disaster.
The Adventure Club
Cast: Sam Ashe Arnold, Jakob Davies, Dalila Bela
With the discovery of an ancient puzzle box, a boy, with the help of his friends, begins an adventure to find his fortune.
Premiering May 11, 2017
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin
Dreamy delivery girl Ramona captures Scott Pilgrim’s heart, but he must vanquish all seven of her evil exes in martial arts battles to win her love.
Premiering May 12, 2017
All Hail King Julien: Exiled – Season 1 – Netflix Original
As the Emmy-winning series continues, King Julien rounds up an army of friends and fights to save his people from the evil Koto’s clutches.
Get Me Roger Stone – Netflix Original Film
Cast: Roger Stone
Delve deep into the rise of the political consultant Roger Stone, a master in the dark arts of politics who’s been with Donald Trump for three decades. Master of None – Season 2 – Netflix Original a Cast: Aziz Ansari, Noel Wells, Eric Wareheim Dev pursues a new passion in Italy, dives back into the New York dating scene and wrestles with big questions as he seeks to reboot his life.
Mindhorn – Netflix Original Film
A has-been actor famous for playing a British TV detective with a bionic eye winds up back in action when a killer insists on negotiating with him.
Sahara – Netflix Original Film Cast: Thor Bishopric, Angela Galuppo, Mark Camacho Ajar, a desert snake, goes on a wild adventure with his scorpion sidekick to rescue his true love, Eva, from the evil snake charmer who kidnapped her.
Premiering May 15, 2017
American Experience: Command and Control
Cast: Harold Brown, Allan Childers, Bill Clinton
Documentary of 1980’s near-launch of a nuclear missile from Arkansas, based on Eric Shlosser’s awardwinning book of the same name.
Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Andrea Riseborough, Emily Alyn Lind
A family takes refuge in a fallout shelter to avoid a dangerous outbreak.
Premiering May 16, 2017
Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive – Netflix Original a Cast: Tracy Morgan Eccentric comic Tracy Morgan makes his stand-up return with a set that deals with his Brooklyn roots and his recovery from a serious car accident.
Premiering May 18, 2017
Cast: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks
Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.
Premiering May 19, 2017
Blame! – Netflix Original Film
In this original anime film, a mysterious loner with a powerful weapon wanders through a dystopian labyrinth. His mission? Save humanity.
Laerte-se – Netflix Original
Cast: Laerte Coutinho
After transitioning to female following nearly 60 years as a man, Brazilian cartoonist Laerte Coutinho contemplates what it means to be a woman.
The Keepers – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Amateur detectives in Baltimore attempt to solve the nearly 50-year-old murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik. The mystery unfolds in this docuseries.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 3 – Netflix Original
Cast: Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
Change is afoot as Kimmy saves up for college, Titus searches for a new job, Jacqueline takes the next step with Russ, and Lillian runs for office.
Premiering May 20, 2017
Magic Mike XXL
Cast: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer
Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
Premiering May 21, 2017
Cast: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Silver Linings Playbook
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Premiering May 22, 2017
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.
The Eagle Huntress
Cast: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv
Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle huntress.
Premiering May 23, 2017
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King – Netflix Original
Cast: Hasan Minhaj An expert on growing up Muslim in America, “The Daily Show” comic Hasan Minhaj riffs on race, immigrant parents, awful prom nights and sweet revenge.
Premiering May 24, 2017
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 4
Cast: Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz
Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.
Premiering May 25, 2017
The Girl With All the Gifts
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Anamaria Marinca, Dominique Tipper
A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.
Premiering May 26, 2017
Bloodline – Season 3 – Netflix Original
Cast: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini
Desperation leads Kevin to a deeper involvement with Roy Gilbert and his dark dealings. John finds himself torn between silencing and protecting Eric.
I am Jane Doe
Cast: Jessica Chastain
The epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. The documentary follows the journey of these young girls and their mothers in real time as they run headlong into a collision course not only with Backpage but with judges, powerful corporations, special interest groups, and an outdated internet freedom law that has been interpreted by federal judges to protect websites from any responsibility for hosting ads which sell underage girls.
Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower – Netflix Original
When the Chinese Communist Party threatens Hong Kong’s autonomy, teenager Joshua Wong rallies to save his homeland in this inspiring documentary.
War Machine – Netflix Original
Cast: Brad Pitt, Topher Grace, Emory Cohen
A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by a true story.
Premiering May 29, 2017
Cast: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos
20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy – but soon discover that some things are better left alone.
Premiering May 30, 2017
F is for Family – Season 2 – Netflix Original
Cast: Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long
Follow the Murphy family back to the 1970s, when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely and nothing came between a man and his TV.
House of Cards – Season 5 – Netflix Original
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly
With the stakes higher than ever, Frank and Claire work together to consolidate their power and win the White House by any means possible.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust – Netflix Original
Cast: Sarah Silverman Comedian Sarah Silverman takes the stage in LA and discusses laser hair removal, the stress of getting a new dog, her sisters and much more.
Premiering May 31, 2017
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley
In a futuristic society where a robot police force keeps crime at bay, a lone droid gains the power of artificial intelligence.
Here’s What’s Leaving In May 2017
Last Call – Titles that will be rotating off the service in May, 2017.
- 5/5 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- 5/7 Searching for Sugar Man
- 5/9 Resident Evil: Damnation
- 5/11 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Van Helsing Blue Crush
- 5/15 Safe House
- 5/19 The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – Season 2
- 5/23 Boychoir
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