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New Netflix and Shomi arrivals that will appeal to your teenage self

These movies and TV shows set for release this month on Netflix Canada and Shomi will turn you into a recluse (because who can resist a good TV marathon?) and have you looking back fondly on your teenage years.

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Remember the slumber parties, the popcorn and the pampering sessions with your friends? When you sang along loudly (and terribly) to Backstreet Boys songs and watched Friends and Lizzie McGuire on repeat? We do, and this November Shomi and Netflix have some new releases that have made us conjure up all those good memories — even though some of these titles aren’t exactly critically acclaimed.

1. Hope Floats

Hope Floats may just be one of those movies where you disagree with the critics, because Sandra Bullock is impossible not to love, and we get to see her in one of her earlier roles. She stars as a woman whose husband cheated on her with her best friend. Hope Floats was available on Shomi from Nov. 1.

What else can you expect to bring back the nostalgia?

Some of the other movies we’re definitely looking forward to seeing again, include these six:

2. 9 to 5

9 to 5 (Shomi, Nov. 11), stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton who all work for a real pig of a man and decide to teach him a lesson or two. This certainly deserves a re-watch if you haven’t seen it (especially if you haven’t seen it more than 10 times already).

3. The Sixth Sense

Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment star in this creepy supernatural thriller by M. Night Shyamalan. The Sixth Sense (Netflix, Nov. 1) follows a child who sees ghosts who don’t know that they’re dead, and a child psychologist with some of his own demons. This is one of the greatest movies from the ’90s and will haunt you for days after watching — I clearly remember not being able to sleep after watching it as a teen.

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4. Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing (Shomi, Nov. 6), is a tale about a young woman’s escapades in the summer before she goes to college. Needless to say, the music is timeless and the late Patrick Swayze was super hot in this chick flick classic.

5. When Harry Met Sally…

When Harry Met Sally… (Shomi, Nov. 15), with Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan brings back memories of youth aplenty. The story sees Harry (Crystal) and Sally (Ryan) meet and discuss whether a man and a woman can ever be truly platonic friends. They part ways on poor terms, only to meet again several times, always going back to their initial discussion topic. Comedy gold.

6. But I’m a Cheerleader

But I’m a Cheerleader (Shomi, Nov. 20), is all about a cheerleader whose parents think she’s a lesbian and send her to a homosexual deprogramming camp. This is a surprisingly funny and witty movie, which will have you in fits of laughter many times over.

7. Rumor Has It

Rumor Has It (Shomi, Nov. 20) — an all-star cast of Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo (major crush alert), Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Mena Suvari and Richard Jenkins makes for an enjoyable comedy-drama from Rob Reiner.

Whether you’re shocked at the kind of movies you used to enjoy watching, or impressed by your taste in movies after all these years, either way, we’re sure it’ll be a pleasant trip down memory lane.

According to The Province, other new arrivals on Netflix this month include:

Nov. 1

Dreamland (season 2)

Everybody Street

Fast & Furious 6

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Last Days In Vietnam

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Oranges And Sunshine

The Pardon


The Seven Deadly Sins (season 1)



The Sixth Sense


Still Game (seasons 1-3)

The Thread


Unfinished Business

Dreamland (season 2)

Worst Year Of My Life, Again (season 1)

Nov. 5

While We’re Young

Nov. 6

Care Bears & Cousins (season 1)

Master Of None (season 1)

White Collar (season 6)

Nov. 7

Death In Paradise (season 3)

Nov. 13

John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

With Bob And David (season 1)

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Nov. 14

Closer To The Moon

Dior And I

The Seven Five

Veronica Mars

Nov. 15

Banksy Does New York

Nov. 16

Cristela (season 1)

Nov. 18

River (series 1)

Nov. 20

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (season 1)

Nov. 21

American Heist

Nov. 25

Grudge Match



Nov. 1

Akellah and the Bee

Alpha & Omega

Any Given Sunday

Apocalypse Now

The Attack

The Big Lebowski

Courage Under Fire

Despicable Me

Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Dragonball: Evolution

A Fistful of Dollars

For A Few Dollars More

The Hangover

Harley Davidson And The Marlboro

Hope Floats



M*A*S*H (movie)

Observe and Report

Plunkett & Macleane


The Replacements

We Are Marshall

Nov. 6

(500) Days of Summer

27 Dresses

The Adjustment Bureau



Dirty Dancing

Fast & Furious (2009)

Incredible Hulk (2008)

King Kong (2005)

Life Of Pi

New Girl (season 4)

Parks and Recreation (season 6)

Rambo (2008)

Robin Hood

Scott Pilgrim VS. The World


Nov. 11

M*A*S*H (seasons 1-11)

9 to 5

American Psycho

Babylon A.D.

The Banger Sisters

Because of Winn-Dixie

City of Ember

Crazy Heart

Date Night

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Dilemma

The Edge


Funny People

Hart’s War

Land Of The Lost

Little Giants

Mamma Mia!




Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Navy Seals

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Public Enemies

Repo Men

Role Models

What A Girl Wants

The Wizard Of Oz

Nov. 15

ABBA – The Movie

All Dogs Go To Heaven

All Dogs Go To Heaven 2

Apollo 13

The Borrowers (1997)

Bruce Almighty


Employee Of The Month

The Frighteners

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels

Max Payne

Nancy Drew

Nanny McPhee Returns

Snow Falling On CedarsSpy Game

Thunderbirds (2004)

The Trigger Effect

Very Bad Things

What Dreams May Come

When Harry Met Sally

Nov. 20

Anna And The King

The Ant Bully

The Art of More (season 1)


Being John Malkovich

Broken Lizard’s Club Dread

Buried (2010)

But I’m A Cheerleader

Couples Retreat

Dr. Strange

Drugstore Cowboy

The Dukes of Hazzard

The Final Destination (2009)


Hamlet (1996)

The Hurricane

NCIS: New Orleans (season 1)

Needful Things

New York Minute

Pitch Black

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves


Rumor Has It…

Shine (1996)

Spies Like Us

The Spitfire Grill


Sugar & Spice

Sweet November (2000)



Nov. 22

At Close Range

Benny & Joon

Broadway Danny Rose

La Cage Aux Folles II

Code 46

Coffee And Cigarettes

Dark Blue


Double Impact

Dressed To Kill

Fast Food Nation

Fiddler On The Roof


Garbage Days

Gentlemen Broncos

Get Him To The Greek

A Good Year

The History Boys


I Love You, Beth Cooper

In America

In Her Shoes

Jennifer’s Body

Just Wright

Leap Year

Less Than Zero

A Life Less Ordinary

Little Fockers

Your Highness

Nov. 27


3:10 To Yuma

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai

August Rush

Beyond The Mat

Batman: The Animated Series

The Brothers McMullen


Danny Deckchair

Day Watch

The Deep End

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas


From Prada To Nada

Glengarry Glen Ross

Good Luck Chuck

Grizzly Man

It’s Complicated

The League (season 6)

Lord Of War

The Lucky Ones


NCIS: L.A. (season 5)


The Outsiders


Practical Magic

Punisher: War Zone

Quick Change

Ready To Rumble

Rules Of Attraction

Swimming With Sharks

Tin Cup


Young Americans

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