Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix [Feb. 21-27]


Every week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that have recently hit Canadian streaming platforms.

Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ section generally focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Netflix, but other services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ will be mentioned where appropriate. Premium video-on-demand (PVOD) platforms are also fair game, as movies continue to come to digital at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finally, we’ll highlight shows or movies that are made by Canadian companies, involve notable Canadian cast or crew, and/or are filmed in Canada.


Charli XCX: alone together [Amazon Original]

While in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, singer-songwriter Charli XCX is appealing to her fans to help her create a new album.

Amazon Prime Video Canada premiere date: February 25, 2022
Kind: Music documentary
Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes

Flux Charli XCX: alone together here.

A Amazon Prime Video Subscription is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $79/year.

The full list of movies and shows hitting Amazon Prime Video in February can be found here.


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macho cry

A former rodeo star is hired to return a young boy in Mexico to his father in the United States

Based on the 1975 novel of the same name by N. Richard Nash, macho cry was directed by Clint Eastwood (unforgiven) and features Eastwood, singer-songwriter Dwight Yoakam (“Honky-Tonk Man”) and Eduardo Minett (Como dice el dicho).

Original theatrical release date: September 17, 2021
Amazon Prime Video Canada premiere date:
February 25, 2022
Kind: Music documentary
Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes

Flux macho cry here.

Frederick Douglass: In Five Discourses

Nicole Béharie (Miss Juneteenth), Colman Domingo (Euphoria), Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country), Denzel Whitaker (The great debaters), and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) recite the words of famous American anti-slavery activist Frederick Douglass.

Crave premiere date: February 23, 2022
Kind: Documentary
Duration: 58 minutes

Flux Frederick Douglass: In Five Discourses here.

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber

Based on the book of the same name by Mike Isaac, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber explores the rise and fall of Uber founder Travis Kalanick.

The series stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Chicago 7 Trial) like Kalanick, Uma Thurman (pulp Fiction) as Ariana Huffington, Kyle Chandler (Friday night lights) like Bill Gurley and Hank Azaria (The simpsons) like Tim Cook. Also note that Quentin Tarantino (pulp Fiction) is the narrator.

Created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Billions), The battle for Uber is the first episode of Showtime super pumped anthology series about a story that has shaken the business world to its core.

Crave premiere date: February 27, 2022 (first episode, new episodes every Sunday)
Kind: Drama
Duration: Seven episodes (about an hour each)

Flux Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber here.

A standard Crave subscription is priced at $19.99/month, with Starz costing an additional $5.99/month. A mobile-only subscription is also available for $9.99/month.

The full list of Crave movies and shows this month can be found here.


Disney+

No Exit [Star Original]

After being stranded during a blizzard with strangers at a mountain stop, college student Darby Thorne discovers a kidnapped child belonging to one of the people inside.

Based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Taylor Adams, No Exit was directed by Damien Power (Ground of slaughter) and stars Havana Rose Liu (The sky is everywhere), Danny Ramirez (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), David Rysdahl (Renewal) and Denis Haysbert (Lucifer).

Disney+ Canada premiere date: February 25, 2022
Kind: Polar
Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes

Flux No Exit here.

The proud family: stronger and prouder [Disney+ Original]

Disney has revived Bruce W. Smith’s popular Disney Channel animated series about African-American teenager Penny Proud and her family.

Returning voice talent includes Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud, Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud, Paula Jai ​​Parker as Trudy Proud, JoMarie Payton as Suga Mama, Cedric the Entertainer as Uncle Bobby, Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones and Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez.

Disney+ Canada premiere date: February 23, 2022 (first two episodes, new episodes every Wednesday)
Kind: Animated comedy
Duration: 10 episodes (about 30 minutes each)

Flux The proud family: stronger and prouder here.

A Disney+ subscription costs $11.99/month or $119.99/year in Canada.

The full list of movies and shows releasing on Disney+ this month can be found here.


netflix

Burglar cat [Netflix Original]

Charlie Brooker (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) returns with another “Choose Your Own Adventure” Netflix special – this time about an animated cat trying to steal paintings.

The special features the voices of James Adomian (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson), Alan Lee (Sword Art Online) and Trevor Devall of Edmonton (Disney XD’s guardians of the galaxy).

Netflix Canada premiere date: February 22, 2022
Kind: Animated, interactive
Duration: 12 minutes

Flux Burglar cat here.

A Madea Homecoming by Tyler Perry [Netflix Original]

In the twelfth film in the Madea Cinematic Universe, Madea’s great-grandson hosts a college graduation party.

Do one series creator Tyler Perry wrote, directed and starred in the film, which also features Do one franchise Cassi Davis, David Mann and Tamela Mann.

Netflix Canada premiere date: February 25, 2022
Kind: The comedy
Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

Flux A Homecoming Madea here.

Vikings: Walhalla [Netflix Original]

One hundred years after the events of vikingsthe Viking Age begins after the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.

Vikings: Walhalla was created by Jeb Stuart (die hard) and stars Sam Corlett (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Frida Gustavson (the witcher) and Leo Suter (Victoria).

Netflix Canada premiere date: February 25, 2022
Kind: historical drama
Duration: Eight episodes (45 to 60 minutes each)

Flux Vikings: Walhalla here.

Following a recent price increase, a “Basic” Netflix subscription costs $9.99/month, a ‘Standard’ subscription (HD support) costs $16.49/month and a ‘Premium’ subscription is priced at $20.99/month (4K support).

The full list of movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this month can be found here.


What are you planning to stream this week? Let us know in the comments.

For more suggestions, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column.

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