Highest Rated Titles With Denys Arcand
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1. Les Bougon: C'est aussi ça la vie (2004–2006)
30 min | Comedy
An ex-blue-collar city employee tries to blow the whistle on corruption but when he loses his job over his righteous zeal, he goes from a life of honesty to a life of screwing the system. The whole family adopts this attitude. The whole title of the show is "Les Bougons, C'est Aussi Ça La Vie" Which translates into "The Bougons, This Is Also Life"
5. Le confort et l'indifférence (1982)
109 min | Documentary
Made shortly after the referendum on Quebec's independence was held, this documentary illustrates what the politicians' promises were and how the population did not really care nor truly ... See full summary »
8. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.
12. Léolo (1992)
107 min | Comedy, Drama
Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he ... See full summary »
13. Jesus of Montreal (1989)
R | 120 min | Drama
A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.
16. Québec: Duplessis et après... (1972)
121 min | Documentary, History
A documentary about Maurice Duplessis and the quebec nationalism which to new levels after the death of this Premier of the Province of Quebec. The director used the electoral campaigns of ... See full summary »
17. Dogma (1999)
R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.
18. The Confessional (1995)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel, 16, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the ... See full summary »
19. Barney's Version (2010)
R | 134 min | Comedy, Drama
The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.
20. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.
Writers: Denys Arcand, Gabriel Arcand, Mark Blandford, Jean-Claude Lauzon, Monique Proulx, Yvon Rivard, Catherine Ruelle, Louise Vandelac | Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Dominique Michel, Dorothée Berryman, Louise Portal, Pierre Curzi
22. Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
96 min | Crime, Drama
The unexpected return of his ex-wife and the assembly of a group of protesters both threaten to wreck a corrupt contractor's inauguration party for his new superhighway.
23. Un zoo la nuit (1987)
115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Marcel, recently released from prison, attempt to rebuild his relationship with his girlfriend Julie (now a prostitute) and especially his father Albert (who thinks he's been away on a long... See full summary »
24. Between Sweet and Salt Water (1967)
85 min | Drama
A young singer-songwriter abandons his life in his hometown and moves to the city to make it big. He achieves fame, but it comes at a price.
25. Joyeux Calvaire (1996)
89 min | Drama
In Montreal, the wanderings of two urban homeless, Marcel, an old timer and Joseph, who just landed in the big city. Both philosophers and resourceful nice bums roam the streets of the ... See full summary »
26. Days of Darkness (2007)
104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Jean-Marc Leblanc (Labrèche), a desperate civil servant, escapes reality as we all know it, to imagine himself as the hero in imaginary adventures.
29. Le crime d'Ovide Plouffe (1984)
107 min | Crime, Drama
Ovide Plouffe has married Rita. She still tries to attract other men even after their marriage. Unhappy Ovide feels for Marie - a young French woman he had met. But his catholic background ... See full summary »
30. Lost & Profound (2005)
If you saw someone drop a thick pack of cash on the ground what would run through your mind? A variety of people, from all walks of life explore those thoughts before making that crucial ... See full summary »
32. Love & Human Remains (1993)
R | 100 min | Drama, Comedy
Set in a dreary urban landscape of an anonymous Canadian city, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS is a dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film ... See full summary »
33. La vie fantôme (1992)
98 min | Drama, Romance
A literature professor successfully lives two fulfilling lives: one with his wife and two children, and another with his librarian mistress. He loves everyone equally but something occurs that threatens everything.
38. Maple Flavour Films (2008)
46 min | Documentary
A humorous and compelling documentary that explores the current state of the Canadian English-language film industry through interviews with everyday Canadians and notable film industry ... See full summary »
44. The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004 TV Special)
225 min | Music
In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Lost in Translation (2003), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Mystic River (2003), and Seabiscuit (2003).
Writers: Hal Kanter, Rita Cash, Buz Kohan, Billy Crystal, Beth Armogida, Dave Boone, Ed Driscoll, Carol Leifer, Jon Macks, Marc Shaiman, Norman Steinberg, Billy Martin, David Steinberg | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Troy Miller | Stars: Billy Crystal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Liam Aiken, Denys Arcand
50. Stardom (2000)
R | 100 min | Drama, Comedy
A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.