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

Is Friends leaving Netflix at the end of the month? NO! It will be streaming through 2019, according to Netflix.

Coming in December

(all DVD titles are subject to inexplicable change)

The Doctor Blake Mysteries – Season 5 (DVD – Pushed back to January)

Greenleaf – Season 3 (Streaming 12/21)

Last Hope – Part 2 (Streaming 12/21)

Vanity Fair – Season 1 (Amazon Prime Video 12/21)

Tales By Light – Season 3 (Streaming 12/23)

The Magicians – Season 3 (Streaming 12/24 – Sorry Canada)

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – Season 11 (Streaming 12/25 – Also not in Canada)

Avenger’s: Infinity War (Streaming 12/25)

Alexa and Katie – Season 2 (Streaming 12/26)

Niko and the Sword of Light – Season 2 (Amazon Prime Video 12/28)

Watership Down – Limited Series (Streaming TBD)

December 18th


Baki – Season 1 (foreign TV action, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Takayuki Sugo) – Japanese language series about a martial arts champion who has to fight off a bunch of death row inmates in Tokyo. Yeah, I don’t know. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (comedy special) – This is Ellen’s first stand-up since 2003! I will absolutely watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

A Simple Favor (thriller, Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively) – I’ve been waiting for this ever since I saw the teasers on Blake Lively’s Instagram! Don’t judge me…DVD Only

Little Women (drama, Sarah Davenport, Allie Jennings) – New telling of an old tale. DVD Only

Active Measures (documentary) Trump/Russia doc. I’ll be surprised if this actually releases. DVD Only

Venom (action, Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams) – This superhero movie is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which apparently is endless. DVD Only

The House With a Clock in Its Walls (family mystery, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett) – Based on the book about a boy going to live with his uncle in a mysterious house, located in a mysterious town. DVD Only

The Predator (action, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn) – Soldiers go looking for other soldiers. That is not what they find. DVD Only

Fahrenheit 11/9 (documentary, Michael Moore) – I guess if you still like Michael Moore, give this a shot. DVD Only

Assassination Nation (thriller, Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse) – Comedy thriller about a data hack causing anarchy in a community. DVD Only

Air Strike (action, Bruce Willis, Adrien Brody) – WWII period piece based on the true story of an American pilot training Chinese pilots. DVD Only

The Super (thriller, Val Kilmer, Patrick John Flueger) – Building super in Manhattan thinks he has it made until tenants start disappearing. DVD Only

In a Relationship (comedy, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano) – Rom/com about two couples at very different points in their relationships. DVD Only

Five Fingers For Marseilles (foreign western, Vuyo Dabula, Hamilton Dhlamini) – This South African movie (Xhosa language) is about a freedom fighter in the Eastern Cape province, coming back from exile post-apartheid. DVD Only

Scarred Hearts (foreign drama, Lucian Teodor Rus, Ivana Mladenovic) – Romanian language period piece about a young man with tuberculosis and his confinement to a sanatorium. DVD Only

December 16th


Springsteen on Broadway (music, Brice Springsteen) – This is unusual for Netflix, but I like it! Springsteen’s one man acoustic show. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 14th


Cuckoo – Season 4 (TV comedy, Taylor Lautner, Greg Davies) – This series about a woman returning to England with her weird American boyfriend changed in season two when Andy Samberg left as said boyfriend. Taylor Lautner now plays his love child. Or something. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable.

Fuller House- Season 4 (TV comedy, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin) – Yep, it’s still going. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Travelers – Season 3 (TV drama, Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter) – Yay! I can’t wait to see what our time travelers get up to this season. I really liked Season 1 and Season 2. Canada, you are getting seasons 2 & 3 at the same time! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale (TV drama, Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch) – I’ve been enjoying this remarkably dark Archie comics adaptation. Now we get a holiday special! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Inside the Real Narcos – Season 1 (TV reality, Jason Fox) – Ex-Special Forces guy interviews drug traffickers and cartel members. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons – Season 3 (TV reality) – Journalists voluntarily go into reputationally difficult prisons. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Sunderland Til I Die – Season 1 (docuseries) – About a British soccer club. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Fix – Season 1 (TV comedy, D.L. Hughly, Katherine Ryan) – Panel of comedians and one expert talk about the issues of the day. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Innocent Man – Season 1 (docuseries, John Grisham) – Adaptation of Grisham’s only non-fiction book about 1980s Oklahoma murder cases. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Protector – Season 1 (foregn TV thriller, Cagatay Ulusoy, Ayca Aysin Turan) – Turkish language series about ancient orders and immortal enemies in modern Istanbul. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tidelands – Season 1 (TV drama, Charlotte Best, Elsa Pataky) – Australian series about an ex-con returning to her home town to let loose with a few secrets. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Voltron: Legendary Defender – Season 8 (kids’ animated TV, Jeremy Shada, Tyler Labine) – I have no idea what this is about, it’s kids fighting some mighty villain. But it’s obviously popular enough to warrant 8 seasons. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Roma (foreign drama, Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira) – Spanish language film from director Alfonso Cuaran about Mexican politics in the 1970s. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle (children’s comedy, Gavin Lewis, Theodore Barnes) – Will the Christmas moose save the day when everyone is snowed in at the bowling alley? That’s not a sentence I anticipated writing today. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dance and Sing With True: Songs (kids’ animation, Michela Luci, Jamie Watson) – New songs for this sing-along kids’ show. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

LOL: Last One Laughing (TV reality, Liliana Arriaga, Carlos Ballarta) – Some sort of Spanish language comedy competition. Amazon Prime Video Only

December 13th


Wanted – Season 3 (TV drama, Rebecca Gibney, Geraldine Hakewill) – Witnesses to a murder become odd fellows on the run. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 12th


Backstreet Girls: Gokudols – Season 1 (anime TV comedy, Daisuke Ono, Satoshi Hino) – Japanese language series about Yakuza brothers who become girls. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Out of Many, One: The Immigrant’s Story (documentary) – Documentary short about a group of people preparing for their citizenship tests. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 11th


Vir Das: Losing It (comedy special) – Netflix original stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

The Sinner – Season 2 (TV drama, Bill Pullman, Carrie Coon) – The second season carries forward only the Bill Pullman character. Which is a shame, since that character irritates me. But Carrie Coon is great. No word yet about a third season. The first season did stream on Netflix, but season 2 is DVD Only for now.

The Orville – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki) – This Star Trek spoof/homage is actually not too bad. But it’s not too good either. Best taken in small doses. The series has been renewed for a second season which will premiere on Dec. 30th on Fox. I have no idea if this will stream, it’s DVD Only on Netflix for now. It is streaming on Hulu.

Top of the Lake – Season 2 (TV drama, Elisabeth Moss, Peter Mullan) – I liked the first season of this New Zealand set show, I’ll definitely watch Season 2. It’s written and directed by Jane Campion. No indication of a season 3. This is not a streamer at the moment, so DVD Only on Netflix, but both seasons are available on Hulu.

The Equalizer 2 (action, Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal) – This is the first sequel of Denzel Washington’s career. Huh. DVD Only

Smallfoot (family animation, Channing Tatum, James Corden) – What if Bigfoot didn’t know humans existed? Hilarity would ensue! DVD Only

Peppermint (action, Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr.) – I love Jennifer Garner, so I’ll definitely be seeing this mom turned ninja warrior actioner. DVD Only

Unbroken: Path to Redemption (drama, Caleb Hunt, Merritt Patterson) – Telling more of the story from Unbroken, in which Louis Zamperini’s wife finds God through Billy Graham. DVD Only

Colette (drama, Keira Knightley, Dominic West) – Biopic about Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a French author and pioneer in the fight for gender equality. DVD Only

The Captain (foreign drama, Max Hubacher, Frederick Lau) – German language story about an accidental, albeit enthusiastic, Nazi. Set at the end of WWII. DVD Only

Lizzie (thriller, Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart) – A new take on the story of Lizzie Borden. DVD Only

December 9th


Sin senos sí hay paraíso – Season 3 (foreign TV drama, Majida Issa, Carmen Villalobos) – Colombian show about the mafia, imprisonment and revenge. Spanish language. U.S Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 7th


Bad Blood – Season 1 (TV drama, Anthony LaPaglia, Kim Coates) – True story of the Rizzutos, a crime family in Montreal. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dogs of Berlin – Season 1 (German TV drama, Felix Kramer, Anna Maria Mühe) – German language series about the investigation of the murder of a soccer player. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Nailed It! Holiday (TV reality) – This mean spirited cooking show that sets people up to fail spectacularly now has holiday episodes. I know lots of people love it, but I sort of hate it. This is the third season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Ranch – Part 6 (TV comedy, Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott) – Ashton is still trying to run the family ranch after failing at pro athletics. This has been renewed for another season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Pine Gap – Season 1 (TV drama, Parker Sawyers, Jacqueline McKenzie) – Australian show about troubles at a spy facility. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Neo Yokio – Pink Christmas (anime, Jaden Smith, Jude Law) – Neo Yokio is a city, in which a young man searches for love, fashion, and the supernatural. There is a full season already and it is not clear if this is just a Christmas special or a new season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Hook Up Plan (French TV romance, Marc Ruchmann, Zita Hanrot) – French language series about friends hiring an escort for their heartbroken friend. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (family action, Rohan Chand, Andy Serkis) – Amazing cast for this CGI/live action re-imagining of the Rudyard Kipling novel, including Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Instant Streaming Only, and I believe comes to theaters the same day.

Dumplin’ (dramedy, Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush) – Texas teen enters beauty contest run by her mom. I think this actually opens theatrically the same day. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

5 Star Christmas – I don’t know much about this Christmas movie other than it involves the Italian Prime Minister and his mistress, which doesn’t sound very Christmasy at all. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The American Meme (documentary) – Three social media personalities do their thing. Yuck. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Super Monsters and the Wish Star (family animation, Elyse Maloway, Vincent Tong) – Christmas wishes for Lobo and Glorb! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Remastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay? (documentary) – A look at the still unsolved murder of the Run DMC DJ. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Free Rein: The 12 Neighs of Christmas (family TV drama) – This is a Christmas special for the horse themed series Free Rein. It has one of the worst names of all time. The pun, it hurts. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 6th


Happy! – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt) – Ex-cop hitman begins seeing a tiny blue horse. This is unexpected. I’ve been waiting for this one! U.S. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable?

Canada Streaming

Wentworth – Season 6 (TV drama, Danielle Cormack, Nicole Da Silva) – Life in an Australian women’s prison. There will be a seventh season. This has been available in the U.S. since September, now it’s Available on Netflix Canada!

Amazon Prime Video

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Matilda Szydagis, Rachel Brosnahan) – This period series about a housewife becoming a stand up comic in the 1950s has won all sorts of awards, but I watched a single episode and couldn’t get into it. I’m in the minority. It has already been renewed for a third season. Amazon Prime Video Only

December 4th

DVD Subscribers

Handmaid’s Tale – Season 2 (TV drama, Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes) – No Hulu? You can watch Handmaids as a Netflix DVD subscriber! DVD Only

Sharp Objects – Season 1 (TV drama, Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson) – Based on the Gillian Flynn novel, I’ve heard mixed reviews. But I loved the book so I’ll definitely see it. You can stream it on HBO. DVD Only

Westworld – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden) – I really liked the first season of this one, so I’m looking forward to this. Stream on HBO or DVD Only on Netflix.

Vera – Series 8 (TV drama, Brenda Blethyn, David Leon) – This crime series is based on the Vera Stanhope novels by Ann Cleeves. And Blethyn is great, so I should probably watch this. This is not a streamer, so DVD Only

Incredibles 2 (family animation, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter) – This sequel took so, so many years to arrive! I have no idea if it’s any good – anyone else seen it who can tell me? DVD Only

Christopher Robin (family drama, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell) – Grown up Christopher Robin needs help finding his imagination. I will definitely be seeing this! DVD Only

Mission Impossible: Fallout (action, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson) – By all rights this franchise should be completely played out, but this got really good reviews. DVD Only

Operation Finale (thriller, Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley) – Nazi hunters after Adolph Eichmann, set 15 years after the and of WWII. DVD Only

God Bless the Broken Road (family drama, Lindsay Pulsipher, Makenzie Moss) – Religious drama about a single mother trying to make ends meet. DVD Only

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (documentary) – The Pope talks about social justice and the environment. DVD Only

The Happytime Murders (comedy, Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks) – Melissa McCarthy is a private eye looking for a serial killer with her partner…a muppet. Oh, yes I will see this. DVD Only

Pick of the Litter (documentary) – Follow along as guide dogs are trained from puppyhood. AWWWWWW DVD Only

McQueen (documentary, Alexander McQueen) – Biodoc of the fashion designer. DVD Only

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (drama, Chloë Grace Moretz, John Gallagher Jr.) – Teenager sent to conversions therapy instead forms a bond with two of her fellow captives. DVD Only

December 3rd


Great British Baking: Holidays (TV reality, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith) – GBB is back for a two episode Christmas special! Bakers from past seasons compete in single weekend contests with traditional British holiday fare. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Blue Planet II – Season 1 (nature documentary, David Attenborough, Peter Drost) – A look at the amazing creatures of the ocean. There is a second season. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable? (Canada, you will get this one on December 4th)

Hero Mask – Season 1 (Japanese anime, Yasuyuki Kase, Yuhko Kaida) – A Japanese language animated crime drama series about a new invention – bio masks. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Sound of the Heart Reboot – Season 2 (Korean TV drama, Sung Hoon, Kwon Yuri) – Korean language series about the shenanigans of a webtoonist (I did not know that was a word). Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Little Mermaid (family sci-fi, Poppy Drayton, William Moseley) – New telling of the Hans Christian Anderson story, set in Mississippi. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 1st


The Great British Baking Show Masterclass – Season 5 (reality, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry) – I’m a little confused because there are only three seasons currently available, so I don’t know if we’ve skipped a season or if these are episodes from season 5 of the show, or what. Whatever it is, it will certainly be delicious. U.S. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable?

Memories of the Alhambra (foreign TV drama, Hyun Bin, Park Shin-hye) – Korean language series about a businessman meeting a mysterious woman in Spain. This will air one episode per week. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Crossroads: One Two Jaga (foreign drama, Zahiril Adzim, Ario Bayu) – Malay language story of an abused young worker in Kuala Lampur trying to return home to Indonesia. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Battle (foreign drama, Lisa Teige, Fabian Svegaard Tapia) – Norwegian language story about a teenage ballerina facing her father’s bankruptcy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 30th


Spy Kids: Mission Critical – Season 2 (kids’ animation, Ashley Bornancin, Carter Hastings) – Animated Spy Kids spin-off. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

F is for Family – Season 3 (adult animation, Bill Burr, Laura Dern) – This is a Family Guy-ish series set in 1973. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Death By Magic – Season 1 (TV reality, Drummond Money-Coutts) – A magician travels the world performing magic. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Baby – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Benedetta Porcaroli, Alice Pagani) – Italian language series about wealthy teenagers who begin to lead double lives. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

1983 (foreign TV drama, Robert Wieckiewicz, Maciej Musial) – Polish language series about a student and a cop investigating a 1983 Polish terrorist attack. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (romance, Rose McIver, Ben Lamb) – You bet I watched the original Christmas Prince. And I will watch this sequel. I like McIver better as a zombie on iZombie, but I have a weakness for this Hallmark holiday stuff. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Happy as Lazzaro (foreign drama, Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani) – Italian language story of a sharecropper meeting the son of a marquis. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Rajma Chawal (foreign comedy, Rishi Kapoor, Anirudh Tanwar) – Hindi language story of a widower trying to establish a relationship with his son. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The World is Yours (foreign action, Isabelle Adjani, Karim Leklou) – French language story of a drug dealer doing one last crime before giving it all up. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Time Share (foreign drama, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Miguel Rodarte) – Spanish language story of a man on vacation with his family becoming suspicious of the resort mishaps. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Inside Jokes – Season 1 (reality TV, Alzo Slade, JC Currais) – Seven comedians trying to make it into famous comedy festival that could launch their careers. Amazon Prime Video Only

November 29th


Pocoyo – Season 4 (children’s TV, Stephen Fry, Alex Marty) – This animated show for pre-schoolers says it’s Spanish, but this version is narrated in English. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 27th


Bumping Mics With Jeff Ross and Dave Attell – Season 1 (comedy) – A series of comedy specials with Ross, Attell, and special guests. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Cold Skin (sci-fi, Ray Stevenson, David Oakes) – Early 1900s Antarctica creature feature. DVD Only

Dog Days (comedy, Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens) – Ensemble rom/com with meet cutes involving dogs. DVD Only

The Little Stranger (drama, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson) – Set in the 1900s, about a doctor, his new patient, and a ghost. DVD Only

Searching (thriller, John Cho, Debra Messing) – I’ve been waiting for this one to come out! It’s about a father looking for his missing daughter by tracing her digital footprint. DVD Only

November 26th


Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (documentary, Harold Michelson, Lillian Michelson) – Bio-doc about a storyboard artist and a film researcher. Instant Streaming Only

Til Death Do Us Part (thriller, Taye Diggs, Annie Ilonzeh) – Woman runs from her abusive husband. Instant Streaming Only

November 25th


My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Best Gift Ever (children’s animation) – I assume this is a My Little Pony Christmas special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 23rd


Frontier – Season 3 (TV drama, Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron) – 18th century trappers battle Hudson’s Bay Company. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable (Canada will see this one on December 7th)

To Build or Not to Build – Season 2 (TV reality, Simon O’Brien) – A show about people who build their own houses. I want to watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Sick Note – Seasons 1-2 (TV comedy, Rupert Grint, Nick Frost) – An incorrect cancer diagnosis leads to mayhem and shenanigans. Also starring Don Johnson. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Fugitiva – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Paz Vega, Julio Bracho) – Spanish language series about a woman protected herself and her family from her abusive wealthy husband. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 22nd

(Happy Thanksgiving, American readers!)


Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return – Season 2 (comedy, Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt) – This season is called The Gauntlet. I haven’t watched any of this reboot, but I think it’s probably high time I did. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Christmas Chronicles (family, Kurt Russell, Darby Camp) – If you crash the sleigh, you better believe you’re going to help this street savvy Santa save Christmas! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 21st


The Tribe (foreign comedy, Paco León, Carmen Machi) – Spanish language film about an amnesiac executive connecting with his biological mother. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 20th


Kulipari: Dream Walker – Season 1 (children’s animation, Charlie Adler, Mark Hamill) – I’m not sure why I’m always surprised how much voice over work Hamill does. It’s awesome. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Motown Magic – Season 1 (children’s animation) – Ben brings street art to life with his magic paintbrush. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Final Table – Season 1 (TV reality, Andrew Knowlton) – GLobal cooking contest featuring chefs and foods from all over the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Sabrina (foreign horror, Luna Maya, Christian Sugiono) – Not to be confused with Sabrina the series, this is an Indonesian language film about creepy toys and demons. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (comedy special) – I like Noah’s thoughtful stand-up, I’ll definitely be watching this one. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (comedy, Rachael Leigh Cook, Paz de la Huerta) – Modern take on the Shakespeare play. 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

Kin (sci-fi, Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz) – Brothers on the run have only an ancient weapon to defend themselves. DVD Only

Blindspotting (dramedy, Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal) – Ex-con witnesses a police shooting that puts him in jeopardy. DVD Only

Little Italy (romantic comedy, Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen) – Romeo and Juliet in NYC. Two Shakespeares in one week! DVD Only

Skate Kitchen (drama, Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace) – A lonely girl finds friends in a hard core skateboarding group. There are probably some awesome tricks in here – this is filled with real skateboarders. DVD Only

November 19th


The Last Kingdom – Season 3 (TV drama, Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox) – This Viking era period piece was cancelled by the BBC and saved by Netflix for this third season. No word yet if there will be a fourth. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Itzhak (documentary, Itzhak Perlman, Alan Alda) – Itzhak Perlman biodoc. I saw him play once, and it was magical. DVD Only

November 16th


Narcos: Mexico – Season 1 (TV drama, Michael Pena, Diego Luna) – This new Narcos offshoot tells the story of the rise of the Guadalajara drug cartel in the 1980s. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable

Ponysitter’s Club – Season 2 (kids’ TV, Morgan Neundorf, Madeline Leon) – I feel like I’ve been ignoring the TV shows for the kiddos, but no more! This one is about a girl and her friends rescuing and rehabbing animals. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Prince of Peoria – Season 1 (kids’ TV, Gavin Lewis, Theodore Barnes) – This series is for the littler ones – ages 5-7. It’s about a teen prince who wants to live like an ordinary kid. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – Season 1 (kids’ TV, Aimee Carrero, AJ Michalka) – This animated series is a new take on the She-Ra story of a powerful hero whose best friend sides with evil. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable

The Kominsky Method – Season 1 (TV comedy, Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin) – Just the cast puts this on my list. It’s about an acting coach and his best friend navigating aging. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable

The Princess Switch (family, Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio) – This is a Christmas movie about a princess and baker switching places in Chicago. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (western, Liam Neeson, James Franco) – This is an anthology western directed by the Coen brothers and contains six individual chapters. Also starring Tim Blake Nelson and Tom Waits. I will absolutely see this. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable

Cam (thriller, Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh) – Stolen identity by a doppelganger. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable

November 15th


The Crew (foreign action, Sami Bouajila, Guillaume Gouix) – French language story of Parisian robbers forced to work for a group of powerful criminals. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable

May the Devil Take You (foreign horror, Chelsea Islan, Pevita Pearce) – Indonesian language story of haunted houses, secrets buried and a father’s illness. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

The Expanse – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Dominique Tipper, Florence Falvre) – This Syfy series is does not stream on Netflix, but it does on Amazon Prime Video! Amazon has also picked up the show for a fourth season. Amazon Prime Video Only (This did not show up – I’ll keep an eye out for it)

November 14th

DVD Subscribers

Ant-Man and the Wasp (action, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly) – I really enjoyed the superhero silliness of the first installment in this particular franchise, so I’m all aboard for more Paul Rudd. DVD Only

Juliet, Naked (romantic comedy, Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne) – Also starring Chris O’Dowd, a couple argues about the husband’s dedication to a singer. DVD Only

Alpha (action, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela) – Ice Age hunting adventure. This one is captioned and features a wolf/dog. DVD Only

Mile 22 (action, Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich) – CIA operative moving an Indonesian man with information out of the country. DVD Only

Puzzle (drama, Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan) – Woman enters the world of competitive jigsaw puzzling. I had no idea such a thing existed. Now I want to do it. DVD Only

The Children Act (drama, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci) – Oh, look at that lead cast! Love them both! This is a courtroom drama about a judge deciding if parents can withhold treatment for their child. DVD Only

Final Score (action, Dave Bautista, Ray Stevenson) – Ex-Marine must save stadium full of soccer fans. DVD Only

The Marine 6: Close Quarters (action, Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin , Shawn Michaels) – Rescuing a kidnapping victim from international criminals. DVD Only

The Third Murder (foreign thriller, Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho) – Japanese language courtroom crime thriller. DVD Only

MDMA (drama, Annie Q, Francesca Eastwood) – Making ecstasy to fund prestigious college tuition. Yikes. DVD Only

Heavy Trip (foreign comedy, Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen) – Finnish language story of a band headed to a heavy metal festival. DVD Only

We the Animals (drama, Raúl Castillo, Sheila Vand) – A young boy copes in a household filled with violence by turning to fantasy. DVD Only

Netflix Canada

The Flash – Season 5 (TV action, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton) – I can’t tell if this is going to air weekly, or perhaps the first half of the season? The show is currently airing in the U.S. on the CW. Netflix Canada Only

November 13th


Oh My Ghost – Season 1 (foreign TV romance, Park Bo-young, Cho Jung-seok) – Korean language series about a chef who finds new confidence when…possessed. Huh. This one is already streaming as of 11/6, so I don’t know if this means a second season on 11/13 or not. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Warrior – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Dar Salim, Danica Curcic) – A six episode Danish language series about a soldier returning from war and trying to adjust by helping his slain best friend’s widow. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable

London Wainwright III: Surviving Twin (music) – Country music singer/songwriter Wainwright does a show about his father. This is a new direction for Netflix originals, I like it. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable

November 11th


Damnation – Season 1 (TV drama, Killian Scott, Logan Marshall-Green) – 1930s Midwest period drama about farmers vs. industrialists. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Desert Bride (foreign drama, Paulina García, Claudio Rissi) – Spanish language story of a housekeeper who gets a job far away and meets a man during her travels. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Hope Springs Eternal (teen dramedy, Mia Rose Frampton, Stony Blyden) – A teenager whose cancer goes into remission has to learn to live in a different way. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Gabriel and the Mountain (foreign drama, João Pedro Zappa, Caroline Abras) – This is a Brazilian movie, but it’s English language. It’s the story combining the true story of a Brazilian traveler who died in Malawi and imagining what his last days were like. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 9th


The Great British Baking Show – Collection 6 (TV reality, Paul Hollywood, Prue Lieth) – I think this is the latest season, but I’m not 100% sure. We may still have one out there that hasn’t aired in the U.S. Either way, let’s BAKE! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable.

Super Drags – Season 1 (adult animation) – Animated drag queen superheroes! Yes, please! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Medal of Honor – Season 1 (docuseries) – Recreations of military heroics. Instant Streaming Only,  downloadable

Westside – Season 1 (TV reality) – Musicians get real as they stage a showcase. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

La Reina del Flow – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Carolina Ramírez, Andrés Sandoval) – Spanish language series about an urban musician and her many travails. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Outlaw King (action, Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson) – 14th century Scotland period piece, with chain mail and Chris Pine. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Beat – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Jannis Niewöhner, Karoline Herfurth) – I think this series is in German. It’s about going undercover in the club scene to stop human traffickers. Amazon Prime Video

Patriot – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Michael Dorman, Kurtwood Smith) – This comedy/drama about an intelligence officer undercover in Milwaukee has been three years between seasons. It also stars Debra Winger and Terry O’Quinn. Amazon Prime Video

November 6th


Get Shorty – Season 1 (TV comedy, Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano) – Dark comedy about money laundering in Hollywood. I’ll definitely watch this! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Masterpiece: Poldark – Season 4 (TV drama, Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson) – I didn’t realize that this series was a remake of a 1970s classic that helped launch Masterpiece. It’s a British period piece taking place in the late 1700s. It does not stream in Netflix so DVD Only, but you can find it on Amazon if you subscribe to the PBS Streaming app.

Succession – Season 1 (TV drama, Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong) – Billionaires and family businesses and intrigue. This is an HBO series, so DVD Only on Netflix.

BlacKkKlansman (drama, John David Washington, Adam Driver) – Directed by Spike Lee, a story about a black police officer infiltrating the KKK. DVD Only

Destination Wedding (romantic comedy, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder) – Two old cynics connect at a wedding. DVD Only

Bel Canto (thriller, Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe) – An opera singer and other guests taken hostage at a swanky party. DVD Only

An Interview With God (drama, Brenton Thwaites, Yael Grobglas) – A cynical young journalist interviews a man who claims to be God. DVD Only

Papillon (action, Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek) – This is a remake of the 1973 movie that was based on the real story of a wrongly convicted man planning his escape from prison. I like this cast, I’ll see this one! DVD Only

The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time (sci-fi, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid) – Lol that this exists at all. It’s the last of its kind, so enjoy! DVD Only

Christmas Manger (holiday, Angela Logan White, Steve Young) – Well, it was going to happen and I’m surprised it wasn’t before November. WELCOME TO CHRISTMAS TV MOVIE DRAMA. DVD Only

The Prayer Box (faith and spirituality, Denise Richards, Reginald Veljohnson) – A boy turns to answering prayers to get God’s attention to save his ill sister. DVD Only

The Cakemaker (foreign drama, Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler) – Hebrew/German language story of the death of a man bringing together his Israeli wife and German lover. DVD Only

Loving Pablo (drama, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz) – Pablo Escobar biopic focusing on his relationship with a journalist. DVD Only

Mara (horror, Olga Kurylenko, Craig Conway) – Psychologist discovers ancient spirt killing people in their sleep. Eeek! DVD Only

Claire’s Camera (foreign drama, Isabelle Huppert, Min-hie Kim) – Korean language story of two women bonding in France after one is abruptly fired. DVD Only

American Dresser (action, Tom Berenger, Keith David) – Widower and friend go cross country on motorcycles. DVD Only

The Darkest Minds (sci-fi, Amanda Stenberg, Harris Dickinson) – Plague kills most of the world’s children and gives the rest superpowers. DVD Only

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (documentary) – Scotty Bowers seems to have been a pimp for movie stars back in the day. This is his story. DVD Only

The Pagan King (action, Edvin Endre, James Bloor) – New young king must unite his people. DVD Only

Dust 2 Glory (documentary) – A desert truck race. Apparently this is a sequel. DVD Only

Canada Streaming

Happy – Season 1 (TV comedy, Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt) – This weird dark comedy about a former cop and his imaginary friend got pretty good reviews. It has been renewed for a second season. Canada Streaming Only (it hasn’t come out even for DVD subscribers yet in the U.S. and I can’t find it streaming anywhere)

Amazon Prime Video

The Durells in Corfu – Season 3 (TV dramedy, Keeley Hawes, Milo Parker) – This British series about a family from England moving to Greece in the 1930s has been renewed for a fourth season. Amazon Prime Video Only

November 5th


John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons (comedy special) – One man Broadway show/stand up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 4th


Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (comedy special) – I’ve heard that this stand-up show is really good. It streams one episode per week. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 2nd


House of Cards – Season 6 (drama, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly) – The first season of the show without Kevin Spacey is also its final season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Other Side of the Wind (drama, John Huston, Oja Kodar) – I’m not sure what to make of this. Billed as the final film directed by Orson Welles, it’s a mockumentary sort of examination of a famous director’s new project. Instant Steaming Only, downloadable

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (documentary, Orson Welles, Alan Cumming) – The companion piece to The Other Side of the Wind, with actors and crew discussing the production of Welles’s last film. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Holiday Calendar (family drama, Kat Graham, Quincy Brown) – A magical advent calendar leads to romance. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Remastered: Tricky Dick and the Man in Black (documentary) – Story of Johnny Cash’s visit to the Nixon White house in 1970, where the two men’s ideals clashed. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Homecoming – Season 1 (TV thriller, Julia Roberts, Stephan James) – This Amazon original series is based on a podcast about a woman who, years later, learns that there was more to the facility she worked at transitioning soldiers from the battlefield to home than she thought. This looks awesome, will definitely be watching. A second season has already been ordered. Amazon Prime Video. Also available on Netflix Canada on November 5th.

November 1st


The Judgement – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Lapassalal Jiravechsoontornkul, Nontanun Anchuleepradit) – Thai language series about a toxic college culture and one girl’s attempt to change it. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Follow This: Part 3 (docuseries, John Stanton, Scaachi Koul) – Buzzfeed reporters probing hot topics. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Canada Streaming

Schitt’s Creek – Season 4 (TV comedy, Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy) – You guys had to wait a little longer, but it’s so worth it! Canada Streaming Available

Star – Season 3 (TV drama, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady) – Netflix U.S. doesn’t carry this series about an Atlanta musical trio at all, but it airs on FOX. In Canada, it will stream one episode per week. Canada Streaming Only


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