Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix [Aug. 1-7]

Weekly, mobile syrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that have recently hit Canadian streaming platforms.

Our “Streaming in Canada” column typically focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video, Crave, and Netflix, but other services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ are mentioned when relevant. Premium video-on-demand (PVOD) platforms are also fair game, as movies continue to come to digital format early amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lastly, we will highlight shows or movies made by Canadian companies, involving a notable Canadian cast or crew, and/or being filmed in Canada.


Amazon Prime Video

licorice pizza

In 1973 California, a 15-year-old actor falls in love with a 20-something-year-old photographer’s assistant.

licorice pizza was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (there will be blood) and stars Alana Haim (the Haim gang) and Cooper Hoffman (son of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman) in their film debuts, as well as Sean Penn (Milk), Bradley Cooper (A star has been born) and Benny Safdie (uncut gems).

It is worth noting that licorice pizza It was one of nine films nominated for Best Picture at the last Oscars.

Original theatrical release date: November 26, 2021
Amazon Prime Video Canada Release Date: August 5, 2022
Gender: Dramatic comedy
Execution time: 2 hours, 13 minutes

Stream licorice pizza here.

thirteen lives [Amazon Original]

Ron Howard (An amazing mind) directs this film about the 2018 incident in Tham Luang, Thailand, in which a youth soccer team and their coach were trapped in a cave for nearly three weeks.

thirteen lives stars Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the rings trilogy), Colin Farrell (Lobster), Joel Edgerton (The king) and Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons).

Amazon Prime Video Canada Release Date: August 5, 2022
Gender: biographical drama
Execution time: 2 hours, 27 minutes

Stream thirteen lives here.

An 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 coming to Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.


AppleTV+

Luck [Apple Original]

Sam Greenfield is the unluckiest person in the world until he arrives in the mysterious Land of Luck and teams up with magical creatures to change his fortune.

Luck was directed by Peggy Holmes (the pirate fairy) and features the voices of Eva Noblezada (yellow Rose), Simon Pegg (star trek trilogy), Jane Fonda (grace and frankie) and Whoopi Goldberg (sister act).

Apple TV+ Canada release date: August 5, 2022
Gender: animated family
Execution time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Stream Luck here.

An Apple TV+ subscription costs $5.99/month in Canada.


Ask

Heart of fire

In the 1930s, a 16-year-old girl with dreams of becoming the world’s first female firefighter must save her father from a serial arsonist who can hypnotize people.

Heart of fire was directed by Laurent Zeitoun (The Untouchables) and Theodore Ty (lilo and stitch) and features the voices of Olivia Cooke (motel), William Shatner of Montreal (star trek), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) and Kenneth Branagh (Belfast).

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It’s worth noting that the film was co-produced by Montreal-based L’Atelier Animation.

Crave release date: August 5, 2022
Gender: animated family
Execution time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

Stream Heart of fire here.

Parallel Mothers

Two single pregnant women meet in a hospital and form a close bond.

Parallel Mothers was directed by Pedro Almodóvar (pain and glory) and starring Penelope Cruz (vicky cristina barcelona) and Milena Smith (Cross the line).

Original North American Theatrical Release Date: December 24, 2021
Crave release date:
August 5, 2022
Gender: Drama
Execution time: 2 hours

Stream Parallel Mothers 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 movies and shows coming to Crave this month can be found here.


Disney+

Lego Star Wars: Summer Vacation [Disney+ Original]

While planning a surprise vacation for his friends, Finn meets the spirits of Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Leia, who share their own story about a vacation gone wrong.

Lego Star Wars: Summer Vacation was directed by Ken Cunningham of Vancouver (lego marvel avengers) and features the voices of Omar Miller (The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Weird Al Yanokovic (“White and Geek”), James Arnold Taylor (star wars, clone wars), Matt Lanter (star wars, clone wars), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi) and Anthony Daniels (Star Wars Serie).

It is worth noting that Lego Star Wars: Summer Vacation was produced by Atomic Cartoons of Vancouver (Lego Star Wars: Holiday Special).

Disney+ Canada release date: August 5, 2022
Gender: animated family
Execution time: 48 minutes

Stream Lego Star Wars: Summer Vacation here.

Light-year

A young astronaut named Buzz Lightyear is marooned on a hostile planet with his commander and crew, forcing him to find his way back home while facing a deadly universal threat.

It should be noted that, somewhat confusingly, Light-year it’s a toy story spin-off about a movie in the universe that Andy, one of the main movie’s characters toy story movies, is said to have seen.

Light-year was co-written and directed by Angus MacLane (Finding Dory) and features the voices of Chris Evans (avengers endgame), Keke Palmer (akeelah and the bee), Peter Sonn (Ratatouille), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarök) and Dale Soules (orange is the new black).

Original theatrical release date: July 17, 2022
Disney+ Canada release date:
August 3, 2022
Gender: animated family
Execution time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Stream Light-year here.

Marvel Studios Assemblies: The Making of Ms. Marvel [Disney+ Original]

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the critically acclaimed mrs wonder Disney+ series, featuring Markham, Ontario’s Iman Vellani (Ms. Marvel), directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, and more.

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Disney+ Canada release date: August 3, 2022
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: 1 hour, 2 minutes

Stream Marvel Studios Assemblies: The Making of Ms. Marvel here.

Prey [Star Original]

Set on the Comanche Nation in 1717, this Predator The prequel to the series chronicles the battle between a skilled warrior and a highly evolved alien.

Prey was directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Street) and starring Amber Midthunder (Roswell, New Mexico), Dakota Beavers (debut acting role), and Dane DiLiegro (american horror stories).

It is worth noting that Prey was filmed in Calgary.

Disney+ Canada Star release date: August 5, 2022
Gender: science fiction action
Execution time: 1 hour, 37 minutes

Stream Prey here.

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

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


Netflix

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie [Netflix Original]

Picking up after Nickelodeon The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlesthe Turtles must protect the world from a terrifying alien species known as the Krang.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie was directed by Ant Ward and Andy Suriano (The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and features the voices of Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog), Omar Miller (Lego Star Wars: holiday special), Brandon Mychal-Smith (Sunny with a chance of) and Josh Brener (star wars resistance).

Netflix Canada Release Date: August 5, 2022
Gender: anime, superhero, comedy
Execution time: 1 hour, 22 minutes

Stream Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie here.

The Sandman [Netflix Original]

Free from prison, Morpheus, also known as The King of Dreams, travels across worlds to restore his power.

Based on Neil Gaiman’s DC Comics series of the same name, The Sandman was developed by Gaiman, David S. Goyer (The dark knight trilogy) and Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman) and starring Tom Sturridge (orphans), Gwendoline Christie (game of Thrones), Vivienne Acheampong (The witches), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Carlos Danza (game of Thrones) and Jenna Coleman (doctor who).

Netflix Canada Release Date: August 5, 2022
Gender: fantasy drama
Execution time: 10 episodes (about an hour each)

Stream The Sandman here.

A ‘Basic’ subscription to Netflix is ​​$9.99/month, a ‘Standard’ subscription (HD compatible) is $16.49/month and a ‘Premium’ membership is priced at $20.99/month (4K compatible).

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


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

For more tips, check out last week’s column.

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