Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD Release Dates
Here you have it! 2018 Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD release dates as they become available (you can find 2011 here, 2012 here, 2013 here, 2014 here, 2015 here, 2016 here, and 2017 here). I’ll add to it every week as information becomes available. One Stop Shopping for Netflix Release Dates. Gotta love it.
You can tell at a glance which content is available to you, depending on your subscription plan. Red Subheadings tell you if the titles are DVD or Instant Streaming, U.S. or Canada. Green Subheadings are for Amazon Prime Instant Streaming titles. You’ll find some TV series on Hulu, AcornTV, Networks, and other platforms information in Pink. I can only include selected Canadian Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu titles – TV series and hot new movies. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to put in more! If you’re wondering about something, leave a comment and I’ll try to dig it up. Here’s how you can tell which content is available on your plan:
DVD Only = Available to rent only for those with a DVD subscription. This is going to be most new movies. Quite a bit of TV starts out this way and streams later (and some movies).
Instant Streaming Only = Available only for those with an Instant Streaming subscription. Netflix Exclusives tend to start out here and maybe become available on DVD later.
Instant Streaming Available = Available for all subscription types! This is content that you can rent on a DVD or stream instantly. The Holy Grail of Netflix content.
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2018 Netflix Releases
Coming in November
Masterpiece: Poldark – Season 4 (DVD 11/6)
Preacher – Season 3 (DVD 11/14)
Sharp Objects – Season 1 (DVD)
Gun City (foreign drama, Luis Tosar, Michelle Jenner) – Spanish language period piece set in 1920s Barcelona about an undercover cop. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable
The Degenerates – Season 1 (comedy specials) – A four part series of stand-up specials featuring adults only material. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable
Mario (drama, Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras) – A gay romance causes issues on a soccer team. DVD Only
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (comedy) – This is a weekly show about modern culture – not sure about the format. Stand-up? Talk? Don’t know yet. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable
Girl From Nowhere (foreign mystery, Chicha Amatayakul, Morakot Liu) – Thai language story of a new girl in school who reveals people’s secrets. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch) – A much darker version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, set in the Archie comic universe. I’m absolutely watching this. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable
Terrorism Close Calls – Season 1 (docuseries) – Law enforcement talks about thwarted plots. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable
Shirkers (documentary) – A girl looking for the lost footage of a movie she filmed with friends in the 1990s. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable
Jefe (foreign comedy?, Juana Acosta, Maika Barroso) – I’m having a hard time finding details on this one but I believe it is a Spanish language story of a terrible boss. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable
Dovlatov (foreign drama, Milan Maric, Danila Kozlovsky) – Russian language story about a writer in 1970s communist Russia. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable
Been So Long (drama, Michaela Coel, Arinze Kene) – British romance between a single mom and a handsome stranger. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable
Great News – Season 2 (TV comedy, Andrea Martin, Briga Heelan) – We’ve watched a few episodes of the newsroom comedy and it’s okay. I love Andrea Martin but her character is profoundly annoying. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Bodyguard – Season 1 (TV drama, Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes) – Veteran assigned to protect politician responsible for the war he fought in. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable
Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (comedy special) – Adam Sandler goes back to stand-up. I didn’t miss that at all. Instant Streaming Only, probably downloadable.
The Americans – Season 6 (TV drama, Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys) – The final season of this critically acclaimed Cold War spy series. It does not stream on Netflix, so DVD Only here, but you can find it on Amazon Prime Video.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (sci-fi, Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson) – Chances are that if you’re into Star Wars you’ve already seen this. But if you want to see it again, you can! DVD Only
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (musical, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep) – How much Abba can you stand? This is a good test. DVD Only
I Think We’re Alone Now (drama, Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning) – This is awesome casting for a tale of post-apocalyptic survival. DVD Only
Scorpion King: Book of Souls (action, Zach McGowan, Peter Mensah) – The Scorpion King just wants to be a simple blacksmith. Can’t the soul stealing sword just leave him alone? Jeez. DVD Only
A Kid (foreign drama, Pierre Deladonchamps, Gabriel Arcand) – French language story of a man meeting his father’s family for the first time. DVD Only
The Devil’s Doorway (horror, Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn) – 1960s period horror about demonic possession. DVD Only
Sorry to Bother You (comedy, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Tessa Thompson) – I’ll definitely be seeing this comedy about a telemarketer with a sudden gift of persuasion. DVD Only
Patient Zero (horror, Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer) – Mutated rabies causes…something like super-zombies I think? Stanley Tucci is in it, so that’s something. DVD Only
An Elephant’s Journey (family adventure, Elizabeth Hurley, Sam Ashe Arnold) – A boy saves an elephant and joins it to thwart poachers. DVD Only
The Pagan King (action, Edvin Endre, James Bloor) – New young king must unite his people. DVD Only
A Happening of Monumental Proportions (comedy, Common, Bradley Whitford) – This comedy about a grade school career day has a ridiculously amazing cast, including Allison Janney, Jennifer Garner, Katie Holmes, John Cho, and Kumail Nanjiani. Directed by Judy Greer. Yeah, I’ll see that. DVD Only
Snake Outta Compton (comedy, Ricky Flowers Jr., Motown Maurice) – A horror/comedy featuring a giant mutant snake. DVD Only
The Sun at Midnight (action, Devery Jacobs, Duane Howard) – Adventure, friendship and danger in Canada when a teenager gets lost in the wilderness. DVD Only
I Am Vengeance (action, Stu Bennett, Anna Shaffer) – Soldier becomes mercenary becomes revenge seeker. DVD Only
Marvel’s Daredevil – Season 3 (TV action, Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll) – At some point I’ll start watching this one. I’ve been saying that for three years. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Making a Murderer – Part 2 (docuseries) – I’m not really sure how I feel about this one. The first installment is compelling, but how much more can they add? I guess we’ll find out. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Wanderlust – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh) – A couple decides to try an open marriage. It gets complicated. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable?
Haunted – Season 1 (reality TV) – People tell scary stories from their pasts, complete with re-enactments. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable?
Hip-Hop Evolution – Season 2 (docuseries, Shad Kabango) – Season 1 was the 1970s-1990s, maybe this one covers the new millennium. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Ask the Doctor – Season 1 (docuseries, Shalin Nalik, Renee Lim) – Three doctors give advice on a range of medical topics. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable?
Wild District (Distrito salvaje) – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Juan Pablo Raba, Cristina Umana) – Spanish language crime series about a criminal working undercover for the police in Bogota. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable?
Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever. (kids TV, Sam Ashe Arnold, Cole Sand) – A limited series about teenagers going to Comic-Con. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable?
Accidentally In Love (foreign comedy, Sun Yi Ning, Guo Fiction) – Mandarin language comedy about a famous singer who decides to go back to school. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable?
Derren Brown: Sacrifice (reality TV, Derren Brown) – This is a gross sounding illusionist trying to manipulate people into taking a bullet for a stranger. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable?
Illang: The Wolf Brigade (foreign action, Gang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo) – Korean language story of a near future elite police unit. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable?
The Night Comes For Us (foreign action, Joe Taslim, Iko Uwais) – Indonesian language story of an assassin targeted by other assassins after not killing a little girl. Charming. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable?
Knightfall – Season 1 (TV drama, Tom Cullen, Bobby Schofield) – 14th century historical drama filled with knights, crusades, Popes and more. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up (comedy special) – You got it, Ron. Instant Streaming Only, probably downloadable
The Affair – Season 4 (TV drama, Dominic West, Ruth Wilson) – This affair is going on for a really long time. This is a Showtime series, so it only streams there, it’s DVD Only on Netflix. It has been renewed for a fifth season.
Shetland – Season 4 (TV drama, Douglas Henshall, Alison O’Donnell) – This British crime drama has been renewed for a fifth season. It is a streamer on Netflix, but I’m not sure when. DVD Only for now.
Unfriended: Dark Web (horror, Colin Woodell, Betty Gabriel) – This is a sequel, and takes place on the laptop of the original villain. DVD Only
November (foreign drama, Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik) – Estonian language film about a love triangle in a small village. DVD Only
Whitney (documentary, Whitney Houston, Clive Davis) – Whitney Houston biodoc. DVD Only
Reprisal (action, Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo) – Bounty hunting to pay a child’s medical bills. How American. DVD Only
Down a Dark Hall (thriller, Uma Thurman, AnnaSophia Robb) – Paranormal boarding school for troubled girls. Yes, I will, thank you! DVD Only
Boundaries (drama, Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer) – A father/daughter cross-country road trip including one son and a bunch of stray animals. This is a great cast – I’ll see it. DVD Only
He’s Out There (horror, Yvonne Strahovski, Justin Bruening) – Jeez, people, again with the vacationing at a remote cabin? STOP DOING THAT! DVD Only
Generation Wealth (documentary) – A look at the never ending quest for stuff. DVD Only
Arizona (comedy, Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt) – A dark comedy about a realtor held hostage. DVD Only
Furthest Witness (action, Aaron Stanford, Sean Patrick Flanery) – Helping people disappear sometimes leaves you with a killer on your tail. DVD Only
Travelers – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter) – I have no idea why it has taken this one so long to get to Netflix Canada. Weird. But her it is – enjoy! Canada Streaming Available
Black Lightning – Season 2 (TV action, Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams) – Canada gets this one on Netflix one per week while the U.S. gets it on the CW. Canada Streaming Only
Dynasty – Season 2 (TV drama, Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley) – This is another CW show that airs weekly on Netflix Canada. In the U.S. you can watch it as it airs on the CW or wait for it to stream at the end of the season. Canada Streaming Only
The Haunting of Hill House – Season 1 (TV thriller, Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino) – Yep, I’ll be watching this. Absolutely. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell – Season 1 (TV comedy, Christine McConnell, Colleen Smith) – Magically creepy baker – this looks weird and wonderful and like something I need to watch. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Fight World – Season 1 (docuseries, Frank Grillo) – Grillo looks at fight cultures across the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
The Kindergarten Teacher (drama, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak) – A teacher becomes obsessed with a poetry prodigy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff: Bob Marley (documentary) – Examines the 1976 assassination attempt on Bob Marley. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (documentary) – A look back at feminism in the 1970s. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (foreign horror, Kandido Uranga, Eneko Sagardoy) – Basque Spanish language retelling of a fable about a blacksmith who has captured the devil. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Apostle (thriller, Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton) – 1905 period piece about a man searching for his sister on an isolated island. Oh, yes, thank you. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Schitt’s Creek – Season 4 (TV comedy, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy) – I’m so happy! I love this Canadian show about down-on-their-luck snobs living in a rural town they once bought on a whim. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable. It has been renewed for a fifth season.
Salt Fat Acid Heat – Season 1 (docuseries) – Food writer travels the world, showing us food. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Riverdale – Season 3 (TV drama, K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart) – This CW show airs weekly on Netflix Canada at the same time it airs on the CW in the U.S. Canada Streaming Only
Blood Pact (Pacto de Sangue) – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Guilherme Fontes, Ravel Cabral) – Brazilian Portuguese language story of a reporter looking at gangs and corruption in Brazil. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
22 July (drama, Anders Danielsen Lie, Jon Oigarden) – Based on the true story of a community coming together to heal after a terror attack in Norway. The film is in English. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Killing Eve – Season 1 (TV drama, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer) – This show about an MI5 agent and an assassin has gotten incredible reviews. It’s DVD Only on Netflix, but it is available to stream on BBC America. It has been renewed for a second season.
Private Eyes – Season 1 (TV drama, Jason Priestley, Cindy Sampson) – A hockey scout becomes a private investigator. I’ll watch this just for Jason Priestly. This airs on ION TV in the U.S., and there is a second season as well as a third under way. It’s DVD Only on Netflix, and I’m not finding it streaming anywhere else. It looks like ION does show a lot of reruns, though, so you might be able to catch up there if you get that station.
Eighth Grade (comedy, Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton) – This coming of age comedy was directed by comedian Bo Burnham and has gotten terrific reviews. Top of the queue! DVD Only
Skyscraper (action, Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell) – Sort of a modern Towering Inferno. DVD Only
Hotel Artemis (thriller, Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown) – Oooh, I love the cast for this story of a hospital for criminals! I’ll definitely see it. DVD Only
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot (drama, Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara) – Biopic about John Callahan, who began a career as a cartoonist after an accident. DVD Only
A Prayer Before Dawn (action, Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm) – Based on real life story of a boxer who learns martial arts in a Thai prison. DVD Only
The Witch Files (horror, Paget Brewster, Holly Taylor) – A coven of teenage witches gets in over its head. DVD Only
The Paper Store (drama, Stef Dawson, Penn Badgley) – College cheater, her client, and her professor are the major players in this revenge story. DVD Only
The King (documentary, Alec Baldwin, James Carville) – A political/Elvis documentary. That’s weird. DVD Only
Summer of 84 (horror, Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis) – 1980s period thriller about a group of teenagers looking for a serial killer. DVD Only
Supergirl – Season 3 (TV action, Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks) – This has been streaming in the U.S. for a while, and now it’s coming to Canada! Canada Streaming Available
Mo Amer: The Vagabond (comedy special) – Stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Rodin (foreign drama, Vincent Lindon, Izïa Higelin) – French language biopic about the famous sculptor. DVD Only
Little Things – Season 2 (foreign TV romance, Dhruv Sehgal, Mithila Palkar) – Hindi language series about a couple in Mumbai and their relationship. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable Weirdly, season 1 shows up October 6th. Go figure.
Dancing Queen – Season 1 (TV reality) – Oh, this looks fun! A dance instructor who deals with dance moms and such during the day and is a drag performer at night. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Elite – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Danna Paola, Miguel Herran) – Spanish language series about three middle class teenagers at a swanky private school in Spain. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Empire Games – Season 1 (docuseries, Jim O’Brien) – A look at the accomplishments of ancient empires. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
The Rise of Phoenixes – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Chen Kun, Ni Ni) – Mandarin language tale of a scholar choosing between love and family honor. This one will air one episode per week. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
YG Future Strategy Office – Season 1 (foreign TV comedy, Seungri, Yoo Byung Jae) – Korean language show featuring a K-Pop star in a mockumentary comedy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Malevolent (thriller, Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes) – Fake psychic siblings find themselves in a real haunted house. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Private Life (dramedy, Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn) – A couple with fertility problems may have some hope. Instant Streaming only, downloadable
Creeped Out – Season 1 (kids and family, Victoria Diamond, William Romain) – This is a scary anthology series for kids. I will absolutely watch this! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Truth Or Dare (horror, Cassandra Scerbo, Brytni Sarpy) – Seriously, college students should be smarter than to play trth or dare in an old haunted house. Kids today….Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
MeatEater – Season 7 (docuseries, Steven Rinella) – This is a series about a conservationist hunter who eats what he shoots. There are seven seasons but only three on Netflix, Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Joe Rogan: Strange Times (comedy special) – Stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Mountain (documentary, Willem Dafoe) – This mountain climbing doc just came out last week for DVD subscribers, and is now also Instant Streaming Available, downloadable
Lessons From a School Shooting: Notes From Dunblane (documentary) – Priests bond over tragedy in this short documentary. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
The Third Eye (foreign horror, Jessica Mila, Denny Sumargo) – Indonesian language story of seeing dead people in a haunted house. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable
Barry – Season 1 (TV comedy, Bill Hader, Stephen Root) – This is an HBO comedy about a hitman wanting to make it in the theater. It’s gotten great reviews. DVD Only
Vikings – Season 5: Vol. 1 (TV drama, Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård) – This historical drama series is coming back for a sixth season. It is not a streamer on Netflix, so DVD Only, but it is available on both Hulu and Amazon Prime Video
Good Witch – Season 4 (TV drama, Catherine Bell, James Denton) – Magical romance is back! This one is a streamer, but I don’t know when yet, so DVD Only for now. It will be back for a fifth season.
The First Purge (thriller, Lex Scott Davis, Y’lan Noel) – Fourth installment in the franchise, this one is about…the first purge. DVD Only
Feral (horror, Scout Taylor-Compton, Olivia Luccardi) – Medical students become zombies during a hike. DVD Only
Breath (drama, Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki) – Simon Baker also directs this story of two teenagers and their surfer mentor. DVD Only
Born Racer (documentary, Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon) – Car racing documentary. DVD Only
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (thriller, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin) – Sicario sequel about stopping terrorists from being smuggled into the U.S. DVD Only
Three Identical Strangers (documentary) – Triplets separated at birth reunite at age 19. Things do not go well. DVD Only
Leave No Trace (drama, Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie) – Off the grid family forced into the system. DVD Only
The Catcher Was a Spy (thriller, Paul Rudd, Mark Strong) – What a great cast for this story of a baseball player turned WWII hero. Based on real events. DVD Only
The 12th Man (thriller, Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers) – An injured Norwegian resistance fighter has to make a solo journey to safety during WWII. Based on real events. DVD Only
Tales From the Hood 2 (horror, Keith David, Bryan Batt) – A horror/comedy anthology sequel. DVD Only
Battle of the Bulge: Wunderland (action, Steven Luke, Tom Berenger) – Military period piece set in 1944 during the famous battle. DVD Only
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy (action, Zach McGowan, Danny Glover) – This looks to be perhaps the fifth Death Race movie – here the prisoners are running the prison. DVD Only
Space Force: Battlefront (sci-fi) – I have no idea who is in this and doubt it will actually show up, but it’s a movie about three young astronauts. DVD Only
Curse of the Nun (horror, Lacy Hartselle, Rae Hunt) – Be careful with your goth phase, it might attract an evil spirit nun. DVD Only
S.M.A.R.T. Chase (action, Orlando Bloom, Leo Wu) – Bloom is a private security agent trying to get something valuable out of China. DVD Only
Dark River (drama, Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley) – British drama about bickering siblings after the death of their father. DVD Only