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1. The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996–1999)
Episode: The Case of the Cunning Coyote (1996)

Mystery, Family

8.7
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While attending a ceremony where the bones of Native-American warriors are re-interred, Shirley notices that one of the boxes of remains has been stolen. Undeterred by animals who seem ... See full summary »

Creators: Ellis Iddon, Phil Meagher | Director: Gary Harvey | Stars: Meredith Henderson, John White, Tom Jackson, Lisa Lacroix

2. The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996–1999)
Episode: The Case of the Blazing Star (1996)

Mystery, Family

8.6
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When Bo starts to fall asleep in class, Shirley investigates and discovers that he's taken a second part-time job as a stable boy. During her visit to the racetrack, Shirley stumbles upon a... See full summary »

Creators: Ellis Iddon, Phil Meagher | Director: Neill Fearnley | Stars: Meredith Henderson, John White, Richard Ian Cox, Annick Obonsawin

3. The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996–1999)
Episode: The Case of the Singer's Secret (1997)

Mystery, Family

8.4
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When tabloid journalists link Robert Holmes with a lovely rock singer who's wanted for murder by the police, Shirley fears the worst. She manages to track the woman to an old fencing studio... See full summary »

Creators: Ellis Iddon, Phil Meagher | Director: Gary Harvey | Stars: Meredith Henderson, John White, Sarah Strange, Chris Humphreys

4. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010– )

Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A stoner metalhead named Todd Smith, his crushee Jenny, his best friend Curtis, and the geeky Hannah, search their high school for a mayhem-causing Satanic spell book, while being opposed by Atticus, the evil guidance councillor.

Creators: Charles Picco, Craig David Wallace, Anthony Leo | Stars: Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman

5. For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down (1996 TV Movie)

Thriller

8.3
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Jerry Bines is trying to live down a past that includes killing a man (in self-defence), theft and an alcoholic, abusive father. He sees hope for redemption by providing life-giving bone ... See full summary »

Writer: David Adams Richards | Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Callum Keith Rennie, Brooke Johnson, Niklas Konowal, Brent Stait

6. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010– )
Episode: How to Make a Homunculus (2010)

Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Hannah uses the book to create a homunculus as a science project for the upcoming science fair, but the creature, which for some reason looks like Todd, breaks free. Todd, Curtis, Jenny and Hannah form a gang to stop the book.

Writer: Craig David Wallace | Director: James Genn | Stars: Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman

7. The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996–1999)
Episode: The Case of the Second Sight (1997)

Mystery, Family

8.1
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Concerned that Shirley still believes her mother is alive in Rawanda, Shirley's father insists that the girl detective visit a psychotherapist. In the waiting room, Shirley meets another ... See full summary »

Creators: Ellis Iddon, Phil Meagher | Director: Kim Todd | Stars: Meredith Henderson, John White, Diana Leblanc, Chris Humphreys

8. Falcon Beach (2006– )
Episode: Starting Over (2006)

Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The Bradshaw girls learn the company's board has lost trust in founder dad Trevor, who is no longer in a position to give Paige a New York apprenticeship. Jason has a hard time bringing ... See full summary »

Creator: Shannon Farr | Director: Andrew Potter | Stars: Steve Byers, Jennifer Kydd, Devon Weigel, Ephraim Ellis

9. Less Than Kind (2008– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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15-year-old Sheldon Blecher is overweight, with a self-destructive driving instructor father and pyromaniac mother who never quite seem to fit into their community. His egotistical ... See full summary »

Creators: Marvin Kaye, Chris Sheasgreen | Stars: Jesse Camacho, Benjamin Arthur, Wendel Meldrum, Nancy Sorel

10. And When They Shall Ask (1983)

88 min

7.9
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Writers: Barbara Boyd-Anderson, John Morrow, John B. Toews | Director: John Morrow | Stars: Eric Friesen, John Friesen

11. The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996–1999)
Episode: The Case of the Precious Cargo (1996)

Mystery, Family

7.9
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Shirley finds Louisa, a frightened illegal alien from Central America, hiding in her school's laundry room. The young detective discovers that that a gang is importing the refugees into ... See full summary »

Creators: Ellis Iddon, Phil Meagher | Director: T.W. Peacocke | Stars: Meredith Henderson, John White, Chris Humphreys, Brendan Fletcher

12. Red Shoes (1986)

24 min | Short

7.7
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Writers: Nancy Botkin, Allan Kroeker, Lois Simmie, Nancy Trites-Botkin | Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Andrea Cole, Samara Janzen, Carol Lazare, Patricia Moffatt

13. The Murdoch Mysteries (2004– )
Episode: Poor Tom Is Cold (2004)

85 min | Crime

7.7
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When Constable Oliver Wicken is found shot through the head in the basement of an abandoned house, everyone but Detective Murdoch seems satisfied to put it down to suicide. A gun and a note... See full summary »

Writers: Cal Coons, Jean Greig, Maureen Jennings, Janet MacLean | Director: Michael DeCarlo | Stars: Peter Outerbridge, Colm Meaney, Keeley Hawes, Flora Montgomery

14. The Defender (1990)

55 min | Documentary

7.6
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Writer: Stephen Low | Director: Stephen Low | Star: Cedric Smith

15. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

16. The Gabby Douglas Story (2014 TV Movie)

Biography

7.5
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The story of the international gymnastics phenomenon who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African American ever to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.

Writers: Sterling Anderson, Maria Nation | Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Regina King, Imani Hakim, Sydney Mikayla, Brian Tee

17. The Arrow (1997 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History

7.5
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The true story of how Canada built and destroyed the world's most advanced fighter plane back in the 1950s.

Writer: Keith Ross Leckie | Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Sara Botsford, Ron White, Aidan Devine

18. Picture of Light (1994)

83 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary of an expedition to Churchill, Manitoba to film the Northern Lights.

Director: Peter Mettler | Stars: Gavin Connor, Brian Ladoon, Don Lind, Peter Mettler

19. The Murdoch Mysteries (2004– )
Episode: Except the Dying (2004)

120 min | Crime

7.5
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In the late 19th century, Toronto city police Detective William Murdoch investigates the murder of a young girl found drugged and strangled in an alley in the red light district. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Maureen Jennings, Janet MacLean | Director: Michael DeCarlo | Stars: Peter Outerbridge, Colm Meaney, Keeley Hawes, Flora Montgomery

20. Capote (2005)

R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

Writers: Dan Futterman, Gerald Clarke | Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson

21. The Murdoch Mysteries (2004– )

Crime

7.4
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In 1890s Canada, a police inspector applies the latest scientific methods of deduction, much to the chagrin of his superiors.

Stars: Peter Outerbridge, Flora Montgomery, Matthew MacFadzean, Colm Meaney

22. The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996–1999)

24 min | Mystery, Family

7.4
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The grand-niece of Sherlock Holmes, Shirley, lives in Canada and solves crime after local crime with the assistance of her boyfriend, Bo Sawchuk, and meeting opposition from Molly Hardy.

Creators: Ellis Iddon, Phil Meagher | Stars: Meredith Henderson, John White, Annick Obonsawin, Blair Slater

23. Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II (2012 TV Mini-Series)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.4
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Stars: Jared Keeso, Sarah Manninen, Tyler Johnston, Stephen McHattie

24. Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave (1992 TV Movie)

Family

7.4
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An archaeological expedition journeys to Manitoba, Canada, in search of a legendary crucifix supposedly buried in an ancient Viking grave.

Writers: Malcolm MacRury, Farley Mowat | Director: Michael J.F. Scott | Stars: Nicholas Shields, Evan Adams, Michelle St. John, Gordon Tootoosis

25. The Velvet Devil (2006 TV Movie)

Drama, Musical

7.3
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Writers: Larry Bauman, Andrea Menard | Director: Larry Bauman | Stars: Andrea Menard, Sebastian Spence, Renae Morriseau, John Ralston

26. The Wake (I) (1986)

58 min | Drama

7.3
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Writer: Sharon Riis | Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Frank Adamson, Bill Alcorn, Cynthia Alcorn, Doreen Brownstone

27. The Lake (1984)

7.3
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Writer: Larry Kurnarsky | Director: Larry Kurnarsky

28. You Can't Beat a Woman! (1997)

Documentary

7.3
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Writer: Gail Singer | Director: Gail Singer

29. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010– )
Episode: Todd the Metal God (2010)

23 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Todd finds the Book of Pure Evil and uses it to become a better guitar player in an attempt to win his dream girl Jenny away from her douche-bag boyfriend. But along with making him a better guitar player, it also turns Todd evil.

Creators: Anthony Leo, Charles Picco, Craig David Wallace | Director: James Dunnison | Stars: Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman

30. Spirit Rider (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Jesse Threebears is a troubled Native-American teen who has been tossed from one foster home to the next since his mother died when he was an infant. Finally, he is taken in by his ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary-Ellen Lang Collura, Jean Stawarz, David Young | Director: Michael J.F. Scott | Stars: Herbie Barnes, Michelle St. John, Tom Jackson, Gordon Tootoosis

31. Mark Twain's America in 3D (1998)

G | 52 min | Documentary

7.2
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Writers: Alex Low, Stephen Low | Director: Stephen Low | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Dennis O'Connor, LeeAnn Powers

32. The Last Buffalo (1990)

27 min | Short

7.2
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A man forges iron statuettes of wild animals that mankind is about to make extinct. The animals are shown as well as their iron images until the two plots meet in the end.

Director: Stephen Low | Star: Bill Lishman

33. Flowers in the Sky (1990)

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34. The Lookout (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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73 Metascore

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Writer: Scott Frank | Director: Scott Frank | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher

35. The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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A young Jewish adolescent from an overbearing family likes a Christian girl and is helped by a fun-loving rabbi.

Writers: Phil Savath, Morley Torgov | Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Saul Rubinek, Jan Rubes, Noam Zylberman, Aaron Schwartz

36. My Life as a Dog (1995– )

25 min

7.1
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Stars: Michael Yarmush, Callum Keith Rennie, Marlee Otto, Jennifer Clement

37. Heart Land (1987)

37 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Directors: Norma Bailey, Richard Condie, Aaron Kim Johnston, Derek Mazur, John Paskievich, Gail Singer, Brion Whitford

38. A Bear Named Winnie (2004 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama, War

7.0
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It's 1914, the beginning of WWI. In White River, Ontario, en route to a training camp in Valcartier, Québec, with the Winnipeg section of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps, Army Lieutenant... See full summary »

Writers: Simon Vaughan, John Goldsmith, John Kent Harrison | Director: John Kent Harrison | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Gil Bellows, David Suchet, Stephen Fry

39. Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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J.J. Harper, a First Nations chief, is gunned down by police constable Robert Cross on his way home one snowy night in downtown Winnipeg.

Writers: Andrew Rai Berzins, Gordon Sinclair Jr. | Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Sharon Bajer, Adam Beach, Jack Blum, David Brown

40. Tramp at the Door (1985 TV Movie)

81 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Ed McNamara, Monique Mercure, August Schellenberg

41. Jack (2013 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The life story of Jack Layton, the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party who passed away in 2011 only months after leading his party to a historic victory.

Writers: Shelley Eriksen, Andrew Wreggitt | Director: Jeff Woolnough | Stars: Rick Roberts, Sook-Yin Lee, Zachary Bennett, Joel Keller

42. The Challengers (1991 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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After her father dies and she moves to a new town, Mackie wants to join a certain gang/band. But they've got this boys-only rule. So Mackie comes up with an audacious plan...only it begins ... See full summary »

Writer: Clive Endersby | Director: Eric Till | Stars: Gwynyth Walsh, Eric Christmas, Gema Zamprogna, Steven Andrade

43. The Law of Enclosures (2000)

111 min | Drama

6.9
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Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.

Writers: John Greyson, Dale Peck | Director: John Greyson | Stars: Sarah Polley, Diane Ladd, Brendan Fletcher, Sean McCann

44. The Diviners (1993 TV Movie)

117 min

6.9
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Writers: Margaret Laurence, Linda Svendsen | Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Sonja Smits, Tom Jackson, Wayne Robson, Jennifer Podemski

45. Lost in the Barrens (1990 TV Movie)

93 min

6.8
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An orphaned teen and a young tribal hunter get lost in the wilderness.

Writers: Keith Ross Leckie, Farley Mowat | Director: Michael J.F. Scott | Stars: Nicholas Shields, Evan Adams, Lee J. Campbell, Graham Greene

46. The Shields Stories (2004 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama

6.8
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One day, Tracey hurts her leg dancing, is dumped by her boyfriend, finds out her parents -- a deaf father and a sex-starved, dipsomaniac mother -- are seperating, and gets hit by a harp that falls out of a window.

Stars: Robin Brûlé, Kate Greenhouse, Aidan Devine, Jayne Eastwood

47. Nights Below Station Street (1997)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Adele Welsh is an eccentric, articulate teen living on the wrong side of the tracks in a dead end town in the late 70's. To add to her struggles, she now has to hide her pregnancy from her ... See full summary »

Writer: David Adams Richards | Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Liisa Repo-Martell, Michael Hogan, Lynda Boyd, Marnie McPhail

48. Great North (2001)

Documentary

6.7
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Writers: Georges-Hébert Germain, David Homel | Directors: Martin J. Dignard, William Reeve | Stars: Adamie Quasiak Inukpuk, Shelagh Rogers

49. Falcon Beach (2005 TV Movie)

Drama

6.7
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Tourists arrive in the quiet Canadian lake resort Falcon Beach for the season, including nostalgic Ginny Bradshaw and her bitchy daughter Paige, who actually reports to the -fortunately ... See full summary »

Creators: Shannon Farr, John Murray | Director: Bill Corcoran | Stars: Steve Byers, Jennifer Kydd, Devon Weigel, Ephraim Ellis

50. Going the Distance (1979)

90 min | Documentary

6.7
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Writer: Paul Cowan | Director: Paul Cowan | Star: Michael Kane