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43 Best Movies on Netflix Canada

43 Best Movies on Netflix Canada

Looking for the best movies to binge-watch on Netflix Canada this November 2022?

From rom coms to action flicks, Netflix always have a great selection of films to binge-watch.

Although they do have a lot of bad movies (*ahem* The Princess Switch and Secret Obsession), there are a lot more good ones.

I spend a lot of time watching TV shows and movies, usually in the background of whatever I’m doing – it’s just nice to have background noise, whether I’m cooking or doing work!

Here are the best movies on Netflix Canada to binge-watch by genre, in my personal opinion.

I’ve seen all of these movies multiple times (some maybe dozens), which is why they’re my favourites!

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If you’re looking for more things to watch on streaming services in Canada, check out my other posts on shows and movies:


How does Netflix Canada work?


You might already know that Netflix offers different content depending on your country, but I’ve listed movies that are available on Netflix Canada.

Plans for Netflix Canada start at $9.99 a month, and you can stream content across most devices with wifi capabilities, such as your TV, phone, and tablet.

Prices for Netflix Canada:

  • Basic plan – $9.99 a month for 1 device
  • Standard plan – $16.49 a month for 2 devices
  • Premium plan – $20.99 a month for 4 devices

If you have the basic plan, you can only stream Netflix Canada on one device at a time, and if you have the standard or premium plans, you can stream on multiple devices at once.

The standard or premium plan is ideal for families or friends who share the same account!

Netflix Canada movies

Best movies on Netflix Canada to binge-watch


Best comedy movies on Netflix Canada


Back to the Future (1985)

After teenage Marty McFly travels back in time and his high school-aged mom starts crushing on him, he tries to make his parents fall in love so that he can exist in the future.

Back to the Future is one of the few movie franchises where every single film is amazing.

Only the first of the movies is available to stream on Netflix, but you can stream all 3 on Prime Video!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Click (2006)

If you’re in for laughs and tears, then you should definitely watch Click.

Adam Sandler plays a workaholic architect who comes across a mysterious remote that lets him rewind and fast-forward parts of his life.

The remote begins to malfunction, and he starts to lose control of his life.

I watched this movie a bazillion times with my family, and I think I even still have the DVD.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridesmaids is one of those classic comedies that never gets old.

Annie is asked by her best friend Lillian to be her maid of honour, but it all turns into a disaster when she gets into a feud with one of the other bridesmaids.

If you like this movie, you’ll also enjoy Wine Country, which is also on Netflix!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

King of Staten Island (2020)

King of Staten Island is loosely based on Pete Davidson’s life growing up in Staten Island, including losing his father during 9/11 and entering the world of stand-up comedy.

It’s not the most wholesome movie, but it’s definitely inspiring.

If you like King of Staten Island, you might also like Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, a show based on comedian Awkwafina’s beginnings, which you can stream on Crave.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Hustlers (2019)

Destiny works as a stripper to make ends meet, taking care of her daughter and grandmother.

She meets Ramona, a veteran exotic dancer, who shows her how to swindle money from rich clients.

Hustlers is based on a true story that’s actually very fascinating!

Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, and Cardi B are all part of the cast.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer


Best romance movies on Netflix Canada


The Notebook (2004)

Every single day, Duke reads the story of Noah and Allie to Ms. Hamilton, a woman with dementia.

The Notebook is another movie that makes me cry every single time I watch it, no matter how many times I’ve seen it.

It’s a really beautiful movie, and definitely a classic!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

50 First Dates (2004)

After meeting Lucy, who has short-term memory loss, womanizer Henry tries to woo her every single day.

50 First Dates is one of my favourite Adam Sandler movies, and it’s absolutely adorable.

It’s also set in Oahu, so it’s a nice little movie escape if you want to travel while sitting on your couch!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Friends with Benefits (2011)

Jamie, a headhunter, recruits Dylan to work as an art director at GQ in New York City.

Fed up with relationships, they decide to become friends with benefits, and things get complicated.

Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake star in this one, and they’re a great duo!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Dirty Dancing is a classic romance film, and you’ll love it even if you’re not really into dance movies.

While vacationing with her family at a resort, Frances falls in love with a dance instructor, and her father diapproves.

There’s an episode about Dirty Dancing on the Netflix docu-series The Movies That Made Us, and it really makes you appreciate the film so much more.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Burlesque (2010)

Ali leaves her job as a waitress to pursue a career on stage, and she ends up becoming a lead dancer and singer in a club.

Cher and Christina Aguilera are amazing in Burlesque – it’s one of my family’s favourite movies!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Someone Great (2019)

Although Someone Great is a rom-com, I’d say it’s more about love in friendships than romantic love.

After Jenny and her long-term boyfriend break up, she and her two best friends go on one last adventure around New York City together before she leaves for her dream job in San Francisco.

The soundtrack is great, the cast is great, the storyline is great – everything about this movie is great.

It’s now one of my favourite rom coms of all-time – I think I watched it 3 times in the same week the first time I saw it!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

He’s Just Not That into You (2009)

He’s Just Not That into You is a cute rom-com that follows several different people and their love (or heartbreak) stories, and they all connect together somehow.

It’s a star-studded cast with the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, and so many other awesome actors and actresses.

New Year’s Eve is another similar movie where it follows a bunch of different people who are connected!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

I Still Believe (2020)

Based on Christian singer Jeremy Camp’s real life love story with his late first wife Melissa, I Still Believe is an emotional romance movie.

Although I’m not at all religious, I did really enjoy the movie!

KJ Apa from Riverdale (also available on Netflix) stars as Jeremy Camp.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The High Note (2020)

Maggie works as a personal assistant to superstar Grace Davis, and she dreams of becoming a music producer.

The High Note is a super cute movie, especially if you’re a big music lover!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Kissing Booth (2018, 2020, & 2021)

Elle has never been kissed before, and she decides to run a kissing booth for a school fundraiser.

She ends up locking lips with her long-time crush, who also happens to be her best friend’s brother.

The Kissing Booth may be cliché, but it’s still a cute story that’s enjoyable to watch, even though it really didn’t need 3 separate movies.

Joey King is incredible as an actress, and she’s really amazing to watch on screen!

She and Jacob Elordi actually dated in real life, though they’re not together anymore.

3 films available on Netflix, watch the trailer


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Best drama movies on Netflix Canada


The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

A successful banker gets arrested for the murders of his wife and her lover, and is sentenced to life in prison at the Shawshank prison.

The Shawshank Redemption is a classic movie, and it’s actually based on a Stephen King novel!

Morgan Freeman stars in Shawshank.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Molly’s Game (2017)

Molly’s Game is another biographical drama, and it’s based on Molly Bloom’s memoir of the same name.

In her twenties, Molly Bloom ran the most exclusive underground poker game in the world for celebrities and the mafia, and she eventually gets caught by the FBI.

It’s so incredible watching how smart this woman is, especially seeing as she was on her way to becoming an Olympic skier (until an injury forced her to quit) before all this went down.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Pieces of a Woman - Netflix movie
Photo by Netflix

Pieces of a Woman (2020)

Pieces of a Woman is a heartbreaking drama about a young couple who go through a traumatic home birth.

Both Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf give incredible performances – the film is incredibly heartbreaking.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The White Tiger (2021)

Balram Halwai becomes a driver for a prestigious Indian family and uses his wit to escape from poverty.

Priyanka Chopra stars in The White Tiger, and it’s based on a novel of the same name!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Unforgivable - Netflix movie
Photo by Netflix

The Unforgivable (2021)

Ex-convict Ruth Slater tries to reconnect with her much younger sister, who she was separated from after spending two decades in prison.

Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, and Jon Bernthal all star in The Unforgivable.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is an alternate history film featuring some real life characters.

Formerly a 1950s western star, Rick tries to make it again in Hollywood in the year 1969.

He spends most of his time alongside his friend and stunt double, Cliff.

Meanwhile, living next door to Rick are Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski.

If you like this film, you’ll also like the Netflix series Hollywood!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Farewell (2019)

You might’ve heard of the Oscar-nominated film The Farewell, which features comedian Awkwafina, who won an Oscar for best actress.

Billi’s family returns to China to say goodbye to her grandmother, the only person who doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live.

Both English and Mandarin are spoken in the film.

If you love Awkwafina, you’ll enjoy her show Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, a show on Crave based on her life!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

A Simple Favor (2017)

Stephanie, a widowed, single mother, meets Emily, a seemingly glamorous career woman with the perfect family and life.

When Emily mysteriously disappears, Stephanie launches her own investigation and finds more secrets than she bargained for.

Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, and Henry Golding star in A Simple Favor!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is about a teenage girl and her cousin who travel to New York City to get an abortion after an unintended pregnancy.

The film is Sidney Flanigan’s debut as an actress, which is hard to believe because she’s incredible in it!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house Jimmie’s grandfather built, which is now in an expensive, gentrified neighbourhood.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a powerful drama, and the cinematography is absolutely stunning.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer


Best biographical dramas on Netflix Canada


First They Killed My Father (2017)

First They Killed My Father is based on the memoir of Loung Ung’s life.

It shows Loung Ung’s memories of when the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia in 1975 during the Vietnam War, and how she and her family had to survive.

This really hits close to home because both sides of my family escaped Vietnam during the war, and it’s a heartbreaking film to watch.

You will be crying a lot while watching this.

The film was directed by Angelina Jolie and written by both her and Ung (who now lives in the U.S.)

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Guilty (2021)

A demoted police detective works as a 911 operator, and he scrambles to save a distressed caller.

Jake Gyllenhaal is incredible in the movie, and Ethan Hawke voices the sergeant, though I don’t think you see him at all in the movie.

The Guilty is based on a Danish movie, which was actually based on a true story!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer


Best action & adventure movies on Netflix Canada


John Wick franchise (2014 & 2017)

After the dog his recently deceased wife gifted him is killed, retired hitman John Wick seeks vengeance from the mobsters.

I’m not typically into the action genre, but John Wick is a franchise I really like!

You can watch the first two movies on Netflix Canada, and the third movie on Crave.

2 films available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Jurassic Park franchise (1997, 2001, & 2015)

We all know about the iconic Jurassic Park world, where scientists create a park filled with recreations of formerly extinct dinosaurs.

Of course, this doesn’t go very well, and the dinosaurs go off terrorizing people.

You can watch the second, third, and fourth movies of the franchise on Netflix Canada!

3 films available on Netflix

Jumanji franchise (1995, 2017, 2019)

After two kids come across a magical board game called Jumanji, they discover a man who’s trapped in the game and try to rescue him.

It’s a fun movie that’s sparked a more modern remake, and you can watch the movies on Netflix!

In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (and the sequel The Next Level), four students get trapped in a magical video game during detention, and they get thrown into the world of.

It’s hilarious, and the cast is awesome.

While the concept is the same as the 1995 film, the fact that it’s based in a video game makes it a lot different.

Both the 1995 and 2010s versions are great in their own ways!

3 films available on Netflix, watch the trailers for the 1995, 2017, and 2019 films

The Hunger Games franchise (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

If you don’t already know of The Hunger Games, it’s set in a post-apocalyptic world where teenagers compete in the televised Hunger Games.

After her little sister gets randomly drawn to participate, Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her place, and that’s where the adventure begins.

The franchise is based off of the trilogy novel series, and the third book is split into two movies, so there are 4 movies you can watch on Netflix.

4 films available on Netflix

Escape from Pretoria (2020)

Two white South Africans are imprisoned for working on behalf of the African National Congress, and they plot their escape from the notorious Pretoria Prison.

You would totally think Escape from Pretoria is unrealistic, but the crazy thing is that it’s based on a true story.

Daniel Radcliffe does an incredible job playing the main character!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Gray Man - Netflix movie
Photo by Netflix

The Gray Man (2022)

When a CIA agent uncovers agency secrets, he triggers a global hunt by international assassins.

Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans both star in the film, and it’s super interesting to see Chris Evans play the role of the bad guy.

My dad and I both really enjoyed The Gray Man – it’s so action-packed!

Because it was so popular and well-received, Netflix is actually working on a sequel and spin-off!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Pompeii (2014)

Milo is a slave turned gladiator, and he falls in love with Cassia, the daughter of a wealthy merchant.

When she becomes betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator, Milo rushes against time to save her.

Pompeii is based on what actually happened in Pompeii, but the story itself is fiction.

If you don’t know what happened in Pompeii, it was an ancient city that was covered in ash after a volcano erupted.

I remember watching Pompeii in theatres, and it would be amazing to see the site in person someday!

I also totally never realized Kit Harington (AKA Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, which you can watch on Crave) was the main character!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer


Best sci-fi movies on Netflix Canada


The Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Soldier Bill Cage is sent on a suicide mission when invincible aliens attack earth, and he finds himself thrown into a time loop, reliving the same fight over and over again.

If you’re into time loop movies, you’ll definitely enjoy this movie!

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt also both star in The Edge of Tomorrow.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Venom (2018)

I’m not big on the whole superhero movie franchise thing, but Adam and I both really enjoyed Venom.

Eddie Brock is an investigative journalist trying to take down the evil CEO behind Life Foundation.

After breaking into the Life Foundation’s research facility, his body gets merged with Venom, an alien who gives Eddie superhuman abilities.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Tau (2018)

A woman gets kidnapped and trapped inside a house, and tries to hack the AI computer system to save herself.

Tau is an interesting sci-fi movie to watch on Netflix if you’re into the whole artificial intelligence shebang!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer


Best thriller movies on Netflix Canada


Parasite (2019)

Parasite is a black comedy and thriller about a wealthy family and a working-class family, and how their lives get intertwined.

It’s wild and anxiety-filled, and definitely worth sitting through subtitles for.

The film won four Oscars, and it’s currently the highest grossing film in South Korea!

South Korea produces tons of incredible films and TV shows, and Netflix has released a lot of Netflix Original Korean dramas over the years!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Contagion (2011)

The death of an American woman and her son lead to the discovery of a deadly and infectious virus, which leads to a worldwide pandemic.

Contagion came out in 2011, but it sounds like a familiar story, eh?

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Lost Girls & Love Hotels (2020)

Haunted by her dark past, a young English teacher spends her nights drinking and meeting with strangers at love hotels.

She gets involved in a dangerous love affair with a charming Yakuza gangster in Tokyo.

Alexandra Daddadrio kills it in this role, and so does her co-star Takehiro Hira.

Lost Girls & Love Hotels is based on a novel by Catherine Hanrahan, which is actually inspired by her own experiences in Japan!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer


Best horror movies on Netflix Canada


Hereditary (2018)

Ari Aster is the mastermind behind Hereditary, one of the most uncomfortable and eerie horror films you will ever watch.

After a matriarch passes away, her daughter and grandchildren start to see strange things and learn dark secrets behind their ancestry.

It’s definitely not a light-hearted family drama.

If you like this film, you’ll also like Midsommar, another great horror film by Aster that’s available to stream on Netflix!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Hunt (2020)

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing unaware of how they got there, and it turns out they’re being hunted for sport by a group of elitists.

It’s a super fun, action-packed thriller if that’s what you’re in the mood for!

There’s also quite a bit of gore, so there’s that.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Gerald’s Game (2017)

Gerald’s Game is one of the best film adaptations of a Stephen King novel out there.

Jessie and Gerald head to their isolated cabin to rekindle their marriage, and during a kinky game, Gerald dies from a heart attack.

Handcuffed to the bed with no way to escape, Jessie starts to hallucinate.

It’s a very eerie story, and the film is very well-done – one of the best horror movies on Netflix Canada.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer


Netflix Canada movies

The best movies to watch on Netflix Canada (November 2022):

  1. Back to the Future
  2. Click
  3. Bridesmaids
  4. King of Staten Island
  5. Hustlers
  6. The Notebook
  7. 50 First Dates
  8. Friends with Benefits
  9. Dirty Dancing
  10. Burlesque
  11. Someone Great
  12. He’s Just Not That into You
  13. I Still Believe
  14. The High Note
  15. The Kissing Booth
  16. The Shawshank Redemption
  17. Molly’s Game
  18. Pieces of a Woman
  19. The White Tiger
  20. The Unforgivable
  21. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  22. The Farewell
  23. A Simple Favor
  24. Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  25. The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  26. First They Killed My Father
  27. The Guilty
  28. John Wick
  29. Jurassic Park
  30. Jumanji
  31. The Hunger Games
  32. Escape from Pretoria
  33. The Gray Man
  34. Pompeii
  35. The Edge of Tomorrow
  36. Venom
  37. Tau
  38. Parasite
  39. Contagion
  40. Lost Girls & Love Hotels
  41. Hereditary
  42. The Hunt
  43. Gerald’s Game

These were some of the best movies on Netflix Canada to watch this November 2022!

There’s an abundance of great films and movies to binge-watch on Netflix Canada, but these are just some of my personal favourites.

Every time I watch a movie, I rate it on Letterboxd – it’s a great way to keep track of what you’ve watched and what your friends are watching!

Have you seen any of these films? What are some of the best movies on Netflix Canada in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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