Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD Release Dates

Netflix logoHere 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.

With no further ado, fire up your DVD player (or your Roku 3, Fire Stick or Xbox), and here are your release dates! 

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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)

October 31st


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

October 30th


The Degenerates – Season 1 (comedy specials) – A four part series of stand-up specials featuring adults only material. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Mario (drama, Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras) – A gay romance causes issues on a soccer team. DVD Only

October 28th


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

October 27th


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

October 26th


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

October 25th


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

October 24th


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

October 23rd


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.

DVD Subscribers

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

October 19th


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?

October 16th


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

DVD Subscribers

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

Canada Streaming

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

October 13th

Canada Streaming

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

October 12th


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

October 11th


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

Canada Streaming

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

October 10th


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

DVD Subscribers

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

October 9th

DVD Subscribers

Summer of 84 (horror, Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis) – 1980s period thriller about a group of teenagers looking for a serial killer. DVD Only

Canada Streaming

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

October 8th


Mo Amer: The Vagabond (comedy special) – Stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Rodin (foreign drama, Vincent Lindon, Izïa Higelin) – French language biopic about the famous sculptor. DVD Only

October 5th


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

October 4th


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

October 3rd


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

October 2nd


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

DVD Subscribers

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

September 29th

Canada Streaming

The Exorcist – Season 2 (TV thriller, Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels) – This Fox anthology series based on the famous William Peter Blatty novel is not available on Netflix U.S. at all. Canada Streaming Only (you can find it on Hulu in the U.S.)

September 28th


Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father – Season 2 (TV comedy) – British comedian Whitehall and his father go abroad in attempts to strengthen their relationship. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

El Marginal – Season 2 (foreign TV drama, Juan Minujin, Martina Gusman) – Spanish language story of a cop undercover in a prison. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Made in Mexico – Season 1 (reality TV) – Reality show about the trials and tribulations of Mexico City socialites. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Forest of Piano (foreign anime, Soma Saito, Junichi Suwabe) – Japanese language story of a young pianist meeting a famous pianist’s daughter. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Hold the Dark (thriller, Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard) – Naturalist in Alaska searching for wolves that took a child – but there’s a lot more happening. I’ll see this one just based on the excellent cast. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

King Lear – Season 1 (TV drama, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson) – A present day version of the Shakepeare play. Amazon Prime Video Only

September 27th

Canada Streaming

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 14 (TV drama, Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers) – This has been streaming for a while in the U.S., now it’s Canada’s turn. Canada Streaming Available

September 26th


Norsemen – Season 2 (TV comedy, Kare Conradi, Silje Torp) – Vikings! In 790 A.D. I should really try this one. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Hurricane Heist (action, Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace) – Hackers, a hurricane and a U.S. mint. What could go wrong? Also starring Ryan Kwanten. This has been available on DVD since June, now it’s Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Animal Kingdom – Season 2 (TV drama, Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman) – This TNT drama about a kid sent to live with his extended (crime) family is DVD Only on Netflix, but you can catch it on Amazon Prime Video. There is already a season 3, and a season four has been ordered.

Canada Streaming

This Is Us – Season 2 (TV drama, Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia) – Tis is not s stramer in the U.S. but it is in Canada! Canada Streaming Only (You can catch it on Hulu in the U.S.)

Lethal Weapon – Season 2 (TV drama, Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford) – This isn’t even available for DVD subscribers in the U.S.! But its streaming for you, Canada. Canada Streaming Only (you can catch this one on Hulu as well in the U.S.)

September 25th


A Wrinkle in Time (family sci-fi/fantasy, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon) – Based on the book by Madeleine L’Engle, this movie did not get terrific reviews but it has an amazing cast, including Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine. Instant Streaming Available

DVD Subscribers

The Gifted – Season 1 (TV drama, Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker) – This is a series that takes place in the X-Men universe, where mutants are forced underground. There is a second season coming on Fox, and it streams on Hulu. DVD Only on Netflix.

Billions – Season 3 (TV drama, Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis) – Despite the great cast, I’ve never watched this. I don’t have the stomach right now for bickering billionaires. Showtime has renewed it for a fourth season, and it is DVD Only on Netflix.

Occupation (sci-fi, Daniel Ewing, Temuera Morrison) – Maybe it’s better to be in a tiny Australian town when the aliens invade? DVD Only

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (comedy, Mackenzie Davis, Carrie Coon) – Dark comedy about a woman trying to get to the other side of L.A. to stop an engagement party. Davis was fantastic in Tully, and I adore Carrie Coon, so I’ll give this a shot despite some low ratings. DVD Only

Gotti (drama, John Travolta, Kelly Preston) – This biopic got absolutely blasted with negative reviews when it came out. I’m not interested enough to see if they were right. DVD Only

The Seagull (drama, Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan) – Love the cast, but not sure I’m up for an adaptation of a Chekhov play. Wow, I’m surly today. DVD Only

Uncle Drew (comedy, Kyrie Irving, LilRel Howery) – This was actually born as a commercial! It’s old guys playing basketball with young guys. DVD Only

Hot Summer Nights (drama, Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe) – Teenager gets in trouble while spending the summer with his aunt. I just assume that Chalamet is amazing. DVD Only

Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (horror, Thomas Lennon, Jenny Pellicer) – Puppets never seem to come to life with good intentions…DVD Only

Mountain (documentary, Willem Dafoe) – Mountain climbing narrated by Defoe and scored by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. DVD Only

Ramen Heads (foreign documentary) – Japanese language history of ramen. DVD Only

The Row (horror, Lala Kent, Mia Rose Frampton) – Sororities are always a horror, but even more so when someone is killing your “sisters”. DVD Only

Goldstone (thriller, Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell) – This is a sequel to something called Mystery Road. I can’t say I know of either one. DVD Only

The Midnight Man (horror, Robert Englund, Gabrielle Haugh) – Do you ever wonder if Robert Englund wants to do other kinds of roles? DVD Only

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (documentary, Travis Wilkerson) – Filmmaker goes back to town where his great-grandfather murdered an unarmed man. DVD Only

September 24th


Class Rank (comedy, Skyler Gisondo, Olivia Holt) – Directed by Eric Stoltz, the story of high schoolers taking on the class ranking system. This has been available for DVD subscribers since June and is now Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

September 23rd


The Walking Dead – Season 8 (TV drama, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus) – This show is notoriously uneven, but I liked this season a lot. Season 9 debuts on AMC on October 7th. Instant Streaming Available

September 21st


Maniac – Limited Series (TV dramedy, Emma Stone, Jonah Hill) – Also starring Justin Theroux, who I adore, this is a limited series about people who meet at a pharmaceutical trial. I will absolutely be watching this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Good Cop – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Tony Danza, Josh Groban) – Super honest detective has to deal with his less honest dad. Yeah, I’ll watch this too. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Battlefish – Season 1 (TV reality) – This is a show about tuna fishing. I’m not kidding. It’s probably really good. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Nappily Ever After (comedy, Sanaa Lathan, Ricky Whittle) – Oh this looks so good! A woman tries to let go of her perfect persona and find out who she really is – she starts by letting go of her high maintenance hair. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Quincy (documentary) – Rashida Jones directs this documentary about her dad, Quincy Jones. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Canada Streaming

Gotham – Season 4 (TV drama, Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue) – This pre-Batman Gotham City drama is getting a fifth and final season. It’s been streaming in the U.S. for quite a while, and now is also Canada Streaming Available

September 20th

Canada Streaming

The Good Place – Season 2 (TV comedy, Kristen Bell, Ted Danson) – It’s been out in the U.S. for a while, now it’s Canada’s turn! I really like this show, especially the relationship between the Danson and Bell characters. Canada Streaming Available

September 18th


American Horror Story: Cult (TV horror, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson) – This has only been available to DVD subscribers for a week, now it’s Instant Streaming Available, downloadable (you can also find it on Hulu)

D.L. Hughly: Contrarian (comedy special) – Stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Madam Secretary – Season 4 (TV drama, Téa Leoni, Tim Daly) – This has been streaming for a while, now is available for DVD subscribers as well.

The Looming Tower (TV drama, Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim) – This is a miniseries that originally aired on Hulu about the FBI/CIA rivalry during the late 1990s and how it related to Al-Qaeda. DVD Only

Masterpiece: The Miniaturist (drama, Romola Garai, Alex Hassell) – Three part period piece based on the novel by Jessie Burton about a house of secrets. DVD Only

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (action, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard) – I know these aren’t good anymore, but I’m going to see it anyway because DINOS! DVD Only

Siberia (thriller, Keanu Reeves, Pasha D. Lychnikoff) – Keanu Reeves is a diamond merchant in Russia. Of course I’ll see this! DVD Only

Damsel (western, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska) – Comedy western period piece about a guy and his miniature donkey, searching for a bride. I have no idea what to think. DVD Only

Billionaire Boys Club (thriller, Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton) – Based on real life events, the story of a Ponzi scheme in the 1980s. This got a limited theater release due primarily to the presence of Kevin Spacey in the cast. DVD Only

The Guardians (foreign drama, Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet) – French language period piece set in rural France during WWI. DVD Only

Assassin’s Revenge (action, Michael Madsen, Patrick Bergin) – Detective becomes masked vigilante. DVD Only

Fahrenheit 451 (drama, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon) – This is a made for TV movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel about a book burning fireman in a dystopian future. DVD Only

Summer 1993 (foreign family drama, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer) – Catalan language story of a child in Spain, orphaned and moved to the care of her uncle. DVD Only

Silencer (action, Johnny Messner, Danny Trejo) – Hitmen never really retire, people. DVD Only

September 16th

DVD Subscribers

SEAL Team – Season 1 (TV drama, David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot) – This didn’t show up back when it was scheduled, but now here it is! This military action drama is a CBS show, so I doubt it will stream anywhere but CBS All Access (which I am not buying), so DVD Only on Netflix. There is a second season coming.

September 15th


Inside the Freemasons – Season 1 (docuseries) – Descriptions call the freemasons the world’s oldest social network. This doc explores. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

September 14th


American Vandal – Season 2 (TV comedy, Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck) – I don’t know that this needed to be made, but the first season was pretty amazing. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Boca Juniors Confidential – Season 1 (foreign TV docuseries) – Spanish language series about the Argentinian soccer team. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

BoJack Horseman – Season 5 (TV comedy, Will Arnett, Aaron Paul) – I see people raving about this – I need to check it out. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Ingobernable – Season 2 (foreign TV drama, Kate del Castillo, Erendira Ibarra) – This Spanish language series about Mexico’s (fictional) first lady is back for a second season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Norm Macdonald Has a Show – Season 1 (TV talk) – I’m not sure if this Norm Macdonald helmed comedy talk show is going to air once a week or all at once. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes – Season 2A (TV travel, Piers Morgan, Caroline Quentin) – Rubbernecking on unconventional houses, season 2. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Angel (drama, Marwan Kenzari, Hannah Ware) – Based on the true story of an Egyptian spy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Land of Steady Habits (comedy, Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco) – Midlife crisis man. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Canada Streaming

Archer – Season 9 (TV animated comedy, H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer) – This one doesn’t stream in the U.S., but it does in Canada! Canada Streaming Only

Amazon Prime Video

Forever – Season 1 (TV comedy, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen) – Rudolph and Armisen look to shake up their marriage after a ski trip. I’ll watch these two, I love them. Amazon Prime Streaming Only

September 12th


The Blacklist – Season 5 (TV drama, James Spader, Megan Boone) – This has been out for a little while for DVD subscribers, now it’s Instant Streaming Available, downloadable It has been renewed for a sixth season

Life – Season 1 (foreign drama, Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo) – Korean language medical drama about the conflict between an ER doc and the new hospital CEO. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

On My Skin (foreign drama, Alessandro Borghi, Jasmine Trinca) – Based on the true story of a man arrested in Rome on drug charges. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable?

September 11th


Daniel Sloss: Live Shows – Season 1 (comedy, Daniel Sloss) – It looks like this is a series of stand-up shows, I’m not sure if it will air all at once or weekly. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Resistance Banker (foreign drama, Barry Atsma, Jacob Derwig) – Dutch language story of a literal resistance banker in Amsterdam during WWII. Based on real events. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

American Horror Story – Season 7 (TV horror, Evan Peters Sarah Paulson) – This season was called Cult. I hear that Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton are back for season 8! This is out for DVD subscribers now, it will be Instant Streaming Available on 9/18

The Big Bang Theory – Season 11 (TV comedy, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki) – This show will be ending after season 12. Kudos to them for keeping it relatively fresh for so long. DVD Only, the only place you’ll catch it streaming is on CBS All Access, but the reruns are all over the place – try TBS.

Chicago P.D.- Season 5 (TV drama, Jason Beghe, Patrick John Flueger) – Bring it on, Chicago emergency services! This has been renewed for a 6th season. It is not a streamer on Netflix, so DVD Only here. You can find it streaming on Hulu

Scorpion – Season 4 (TV drama, Ari Stidham, Eddie Kaye Thomas) – This is the last season for this supergenius anti-terrorists show. It is not a streamer on Netflix, so DVD Only here, you can probably catch it on CBS All Access

Avengers: Infinity War (action, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth) – I enjoyed this (saw it in the theater) – but there is a lot going on. You might want to brush up on your Marvel universe before you see it. DVD Only

Filmworker (documentary, Stanley Kubrick, Leon Vitali) – Story of the friendship between Kubrick and Vitali. DVD Only

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (documentary, Vivienne Westwood, Kate Moss) – Story of the life of designer Vivienne Westwood. DVD Only

Hearts Beat Loud (dramedy, Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons) – Also with Ted Danson and Toni Collette, this is the story about a dad reluctant to see his daughter go to college. I’ve definitely see it. DVD Only

Superfly (action, Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell) – Remake of the 1972 film. DVD Only

That Summer (documentary, Peter Beard, Edith Bouvier Beale) – I’m not entirely sure how this is different from the documentary Grey Gardens. Maybe a behind-the-scenes type thing? DVD Only

Dead Night (horror, Brea Grant, AJ Bowen) – Oh, you crazy families and your “vacations” to remote cabins! DVD Only

Ghost Stories (horror, Andy Nyman, Paul Whitehouse) – You know that there will be paranormal when the lead is a paranormal skeptic. This is a three story anthology. DVD Only

Distorted (thriller, Christina Ricci, John Cusack) – A woman suspects that things are not right in her new apartment building. I’ll take a chance on this one. DVD Only

September 10th


Call the Midwife – Season 7 (TV drama, Helen George, Charlotte Ritchie) – This period series has been renewed for both a season 8 and 9, which brings it all the way up to 1965. It’s been out for a while for DVD subscribers and is now Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

September 9th

Canada Streaming

Wynonna Earp – Season 2 (TV western, Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon) – Syfy channel original based on a comic book about the grand daughter of Wyatt Earp. This one has been available in the U.S. for a while, now it’s Instant Streaming in Canada as well. There are third and fourth seasons coming.

September 8th

DVD Subscribers

Who We Are Now (drama, Julianne Nicholson, Zachary Quinto) – Really good cast for this story of a woman and her husband refusing to give her sister’s child back after a prison sentence. DVD Only

September 7th


Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 2 (TV action, Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick) – Even though Season 1 didn’t get great reviews, this Marvel series is back. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

First and Last – Season 1 (docuseries) – Looking at the first and last days in jail in Georgia. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Cable Girls – Season 3 (foreign TV drama, Blanca Suarez, Nadia de Santiago) – This Spanish language series about women working at the Madrid phone company in the 1920s is back for its third season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Atypical – Season 2 (dramedy, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist) – A teenager with autism searching for a girlfriend is back for a second season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

City of Joy (documentary) – Netflix original documentary about women in the Congo, raped and tortured during war, finding a place to heal. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (comedy, Shannon Purser, Kristine Froseth) – Virtual teenage romance? Yeah, I’m absolutely watching this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (foreign drama, Anna Mouglalis, Niels Schneider) – French language period piece about a 1930s Parisian actress famous for her death scenes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Streaming

Six Dreams – Season 1 (foreign TV docuseries) – Amazon’s first Spanish language original is about soccer players and teams in Spain. Amazon Prime Video Only

September 6th


Once Upon a Time – Season 7 (TV sci-fi, Lana Parrilla, Andrew J. West) – This is the final season of this popular series. It came out for DVD subscribers just a few days ago, now is Available on Instant Streaming

September 5th


Van Helsing – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe) – As you might have guessed, this is about a vampire hunter. This time humans are the minority. Syfy has renewed it for a third season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Wentworth – Season 6 (TV drama, Danielle Cormack, Nicole Da Silva) – Life in an Australian women’s prison. There will be a seventh season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

This Is Us – Season 2 (TV drama, Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia) – I still haven’t watched any of this. I understand that tissues are necessary. Season 3 premiers September 25th on NBC. It is not a streamer here, so DVD Only, but Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on Hulu

Timeless – Season 2 (TV drama, Abigail Spencer, Goran Visnjic) – I was sad when this time travel series was cancelled by NBC, but there is going to be a two hour movie wrap up, so that’s something. This is not a streamer on Netflix, so DVD Only here, but both seasons are streaming on Hulu

Young Sheldon – Season 1 (TV comedy, Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry) – I can barely stand adult Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory – and I like that show! So this one does not appeal. DVD Only on Netflix, and it’s a CBS show so the only place it will likely stream is CBS All Access

Modern Family – Season 9 (TV comedy, Ed O’Neill, Sofía Vergara) – This show has remained remarkably funny considering how many years it has been on. Season 10 will be the last. It is not a streamer on Netflix, so DVD Only, but you can find Season 9 streaming on Hulu, and reruns of the other seasons run many times a day on the USA network.

Silicon Valley – Season 5 (TV comedy, Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr) – I should really check out this HBO comedy – I love Kumail Nanjiani. It has been renewed for a sixth season. It is not a streamer on Netflix so DVD Only here – you can find it on HBO.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor (documentary, Fred Rogers) – Is anyone else really happy to see this coming out? I feel like we could all use a little Mr. Rogers right now. DVD Only

Hereditary (horror, Toni Collette, Alex Wolff) – I have been told that I must see this tale of a family haunted by their grandmother. So I will. DVD Only

Bye Bye Germany (foreign comedy, Moritz Bleibtreu, Antje Traue) – German language comedy set in 1946 Frankfurt, about a group of men trying to earn money to move to the U.S. DVD Only

Devil’s Gate (thriller, Milo Ventimiglia, Bridget Regan) – North Dakota detectives investigate a disappearance. DVD Only

Oh Lucy! (comedy, Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett) – Sounds like this is more of a dramedy – a Tokyo woman searching for her English teacher. DVD Only

The Teacher (foreign drama, Zuzana Mauréry, Csongor Kassai) – Slovak language story of a Bratislavan teacher in 1983 and her iron control over the parents of her students in communist Czechoslovakia. DVD Only

The Female Brain (comedy, Whitney Cummings, Sofía Vergara) – Based on a non-fiction book about brain chemistry differences between men and women. DVD Only

Adrift (drama, Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin) – Based on the true story of a couple lost at sea after a hurricane. DVD Only

Lake Placid: Legacy (made for TV horror, Katherine Barrell, Tim Rozon) – I feel sort of sorry for the people who actually live in Lake Placid. I’m sure it’s a lovely place. DVD Only

Beast (thriller, Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn) – It isn’t smart to move in with a stranger. Especially one who turns out to be a murder suspect. DVD Only

Ideal Home (comedy, Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan) – I love both Coogan and Rudd! I’ll definitely see this story of a chef and his partner who suddenly become caregivers to a grandson. DVD Only

Trench 11 (horror, Rossif Sutherland, Rob Archer) – WWI military thriller about a tunnel into a German trench. DVD Only

The Lighthouse (thriller, Michael Jibson, Mark Lewis Jones) – Two men are isolated in a loghthouse by a storm that lasts for months. DVD Only

September 4th


Black Panther (action, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan) – Yay! I loved this movie, and will absolutely watch it again. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable?

September 3rd


The Great British Baking Show – Season 5 (TV cooking, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith) – I can’t believe I missed this! The 2017 season is out! This is the first one without Mary Berry or Mel and Sue, so we’ll see. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Tammy Chen, James Wen) – Mandarin language modern update of the classic story, this time involving a San Francisco engineer and a Taipei doctor. This one will run one episode per week. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable?

Delirium (horror, Topher Grace, Patricia Clarkson) – After being released from a psychiatric facility, under house arrest, man has to figure out if mysterious happenings in his house are real. This is a good cast for a horror movie, I’ll see it. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

September 2nd


Quantico – Season 3 (TV drama, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin) – This is the final season for the FBI recruits. Instant Streaming Only

September 1st


Cathedral of the Sea – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Daniel Grao, Gines Garcia Millan) – Spanish language series set in 14th century Spain. The story of a serf striving to climb the social ladder. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Monkey Twins (foreign TV action, Phakin Khamwilaisak, Sumret Muengput) – Thai language martial arts series about cops fighting organized crime. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Mr. Sunshine – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri) – Korean language period series set in late 1800’s Korea during an important historical event. This one will air one episode a week. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Sisters – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Lucy Durack, Antonia Prebble) – Oh my. A woman discovers that she has many – many, many – previously unknown siblings. I’ll definitely check this one out. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Canada Streaming

Family Guy – Season 16 (TV animated comedy, Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein) – This doesn’t stream at all in the U.S. anymore. Lucky you Canada! Canada Streaming Only

The Flash – Season 1-4 (TV action, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton) – This CW superhero show has been streaming in the U.S. for quite a while. Now Canada gets it as well. Canada Streaming Available


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