Streaming in Canada on Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix [June 13-19]

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+ are mentioned where relevant. 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.


Amazon Prime Video

Lake [Amazon Original]

A gay man seeks to reconnect with the teenage daughter he gave up for adoption while at the family cabin, now owned by his sister-in-law.

Lake was created by Julian Doucet of Ottawa (Hudson and Rex) and features Jordan Gavaris of Caledon, Ontario (black orphan), Julia Stiles (Hustlers) and Madison Shamoun (Blackish). The series was also filmed in Northern Ontario.

Notably, Lake is Amazon’s first original scripted Canadian series.

Amazon Prime Video Canada premiere date: June 17, 2022
Gender: The comedy
Duration: Eight episodes (27 to 36 minutes each)

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Good luck to you, Leo Grande [Amazon Exclusive]

Seeking romance and excitement, a retired widow hires a beautiful young sex worker for the night.

Good luck to you, Leo Grande was directed by Sophie Hyde (Animals) and stars Emma Thompson (Save Mr. Banks) and Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders).

Amazon Prime Video Canada premiere date: June 17, 2022
Gender: Drama
Duration: 1 hour 37 minutes

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An Amazon Prime Video subscription is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime subscription, which costs $79/year.

The full list of movies and shows streaming on Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.


AppleTV+

Cha Cha real smooth [Apple Original]

While working at a Bar Mitzvah, a young man befriends a mother and her autistic daughter.

Cha Cha real smooth was written and directed by Cooper Raiff (Shit) and stars Raiff, Dakota Johnson (The lost girl), Vanessa Burghardt (leading role) and Leslie Mann (knocked up).

Apple TV+ Canada premiere date: June 17, 2022
Gender: Drama
Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

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An Apple TV+ subscription costs $5.99/month.

Find out what’s coming to Apple TV+ this summer here.


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Fantastic Friends

James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, go on tour in Ireland, Iceland, Dubai and more with the help of a few friends.

Some of the guests include Harry Potter co-stars Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Luke Youngblood (Lee Jordan), as well as Maisie Williams (game of thrones) and Haley Joel Osment (The sixth sense).

Crave premiere date: June 17, 2022
Gender: travel documentary
Duration: Six episodes (48 to 50 minutes each)

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father of the bride

A father grapples with his daughter’s marriage and the multiple relationships within his large Cuban-American family.

Based on Edward Streeter’s 1949 novel of the same name, father of the bride was directed by Gary Alazraki (Cuervos Club) and Andy Garcia (The Godfather: Part III), Gloria Estefan (“Conga”), Adria Arjona (Triple Frontier) and Isabelle Merced (Dora and the Lost City).

Crave premiere date: June 16, 2022
Gender: Romantic comedy
Duration: 1 hour 58 minutes

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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+

Love, Victor (Season 3) [Star Original]

In this final season, Victor embarks on a journey of self-discovery to understand his plans after high school and who he wants to be with.

Inspired by the 2018 movie Love, Simon, Love, Victor was created by Love, Simon producers Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker and stars Michael Cimino (Annabelle Comes Home), Rachel Hilson (It’s us) and Lukas Gage (Euphoria).

Disney+ Canada premiere date: June 15, 2022
Gender: Teen comedy-drama
Duration: Eight episodes (25 to 34 minutes each)

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

The full list of what’s hitting Disney+ Canada this month can be found here.


netflix

half time [Netflix Original]

Superstar Jennifer Lopez gives insight into her personal and professional life.

Netflix Canada premiere date: June 14, 2022
Gender: Music documentary
Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes

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Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin: Ladies Night Live [Netflix Original]

Grace and Frankie Stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin host a variety of female stand-ups, including Michelle Buteau, Margaret Cho, Eliot Glazer and Iliza Shlesinger.

Netflix Canada premiere date: June 13, 2022
Gender: Stand-up comedy special
Duration: 1 hour

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Pete Davidson Presents: Best Friends [Netflix Original]

Comedian Pete Davidson shares gossip, free plane rides and more with a cast of guests including Machine Gun Kelly, Big Wet, Neko White, Giulio Gallarotti and Carly Aquilino.

Netflix Canada premiere date: June 13, 2022
Gender: Stand-up comedy special
Duration: 58 minutes

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spider head [Netflix Original]

An inmate in a state-of-the-art penitentiary begins to question the mind-altering drugs he’s testing for a pharmaceutical genius.

Based on George Saunders’ short story “Escape From Spiderhead”, spider head was directed by Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) and stars Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Endgame), Miles Teller (Whiplash) and Jurnee Smollet (Lovecraft Country).

Netflix Canada premiere date: June 17, 2022
Gender: sci-fi thriller
Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes

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Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies, and the Internet [Netflix Original]

This docuseries explores the dangerous consequences of digital misinformation, with individual episodes focusing on topics such as conspiracy theories, sextortion and “swatting” (calling emergency services at someone’s address under false pretenses).

Netflix Canada premiere date: June 15, 2022
Gender: True crime documentary
Duration: Six episodes (46 to 64 minutes each)

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A “Basic” Netflix subscription costs $9.99/month, a “Standard” subscription (supported by HD) costs $16.49/month and a “Premium” subscription costs $20.99/month (supported by 4K) .

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


Paramount+

Jerry and Marge are getting big [Paramount+ Original]

A married couple takes advantage of a mathematical loophole to win the lottery and use the prize money to revitalize their town.

Based on a 2018 Huffington Post article by Jason Fagone, Jerry and Marge are getting big was directed by David Frankel (The devil wears Prada) and stars Bryan Cranston (breaking Bad), Annette Bening (The kids are fine), Rainn Wilson (Office) and Larry Wilmore (Insecure).

Paramount+ Canada premiere date: June 17, 2022
Gender: The comedy
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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A Paramount+ subscription costs $5.99/month.


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

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

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