Most people began 2020 with a fresh start in their lives, but thanks to the streaming service, there's one thing that remained a constant. As usual, we got a whole bunch of fresh content and most of it had a big impact on viewers. These Netflix Canada new arrivals that got incredible ratings include both shows and movies to add to your must-watch list.

John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch

Rating: 96% on Rotten Tomatoes

This children's musical is actually a comedy special from the comedian who you know from voicing Andrew on Big Mouth. It got itself a whopping 96% on the Tomatometer and the one hour and ten-minute special features existential topics and special guests.  

The Two Popes

Rating: 89% on Rotten Tomatoes

Inspired by real events, this two-hour drama from Anthony Hopkins is based on a play called The Pope. It revolves around Pope Benedict XVI who becomes friends with the future pope, marking a change for the Catholic church. 

The Irishman

Rating: 96% on Rotten Tomatoes

Rest assured that if you don't have three and a half hours to spend watching this crime drama, it can be watched in a four-part miniseries instead. There are so many famous faces in this film that follows a World War II veteran who's also a hitman and starts working for another higher up Teamster. 

Game Night

Rating: 85% on Rotten Tomatoes

Though it came out in 2018, this movie was just added to the platform and is definitely worthy of its high rating. It stars Canadian lady Rachel McAdams opposite Jason Bateman as a couple known for their awesome game nights. Bateman's brother (Kyle Chandler) takes things up a notch when he stages a kidnapping that gets hijacked in a twist of mysterious events you'd never expect from a comedy. 

Medical Police

Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

The first season of this hilarious sitcom just dropped and it's been likened to a mix between Grey's Anatomy and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. There are 10 episodes to binge-watch following the story of two doctors trying to find the cure to a threatening virus. 

The Circle

Rating: 80% on Rotten Tomatoes

If reality TV is more your thing, sink your teeth into this competition series based around social media that eerily reminds people of Black Mirror. That's because contestants communicate using only computers and never meet face to face, making catfishing all the easier. 


Rating: 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

The critics are undeniably impressed by this docuseries following Navarro College's competitive cheer squad. The six episodes leading up to a final competition will have you biting your nails in anticipation of the turnout. 

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