Genie Award for Best Motion Picture - Nominees and Winners

by kingwilson | created - 28 Apr 2011 | updated - 29 Apr 2011 | Public

The Genies are the major Canadian film awards.

I'm surprised this list doesn't exist yet! It'll be a good way to find good-quality Canadian films.

1980-present.

I list the winner first, followed by the other nominees. If you like this list, you'll love my others. :)

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1. Murder by Decree (1979)

PG | 124 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Susan Clark

Votes: 3,977

1st Genie Awards Winner

2. Klondike Fever (1980)

PG | 119 min | Adventure

5.4
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This movie chronicles Jack London's epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields in 1898.

Director: Peter Carter | Stars: Jeff East, Rod Steiger, Angie Dickinson, Lorne Greene

Votes: 95

3. Mourir à tue-tête (1979)

96 min | Drama

6.9
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A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womenhood in general, and the... See full summary »

Director: Anne Claire Poirier | Stars: Julie Vincent, Germain Houde, Paul Savoie, Monique Miller

Votes: 133

4. Fish Hawk (1979)

G | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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An embittered, hard-drinking Indian finds himself befriending a young white farmboy, and together they determine to help him end his drinking problems and return to his former life.

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Will Sampson, Don Francks, Charles Fields, Mary Pirie

Votes: 75

5. Wild Horse Hank (1979)

94 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

6.0
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A teenage girl (Hank) tries to save a herd of wild horses from a local gang intending on capturing and selling them for dogmeat. Unfortunately the nearest Federal land where the horses will... See full summary »

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Linda Blair, Richard Crenna, Helen Hughes, Lloyd Berry

Votes: 98

6. Les bons débarras (1980)

120 min | Drama

8.3
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A woman is overwhelmed with having to deal with her emotionally unstable daughter, mentally-challenged brother and two suitors while simultaneously trying to run her small firewood business.

Director: Francis Mankiewicz | Stars: Charlotte Laurier, Marie Tifo, Germain Houde, Louise Marleau

Votes: 542

2nd Genie Awards Winner

7. Tribute (1980)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Robby Benson, Lee Remick, Colleen Dewhurst

Votes: 528

8. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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It's the winter of 1940. Father Athol Murray - "Pere" to most that know him - is an opinionated, chain-smoking, hard drinking parish priest at Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. ... See full summary »

Director: Zale Dalen | Stars: Thomas Peacocke, Frances Hyland, Barry Morse, David Ferry

Votes: 27

9. The Coffin Affair (1980)

107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.2
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In 1953, in the Gaspé forest, there are three bodies half eaten by bears. Fearing repercussions on tourism and investment, Prime minister Maurice Duplessis decided to make an example accusing Wilbert Coffin.

Director: Jean-Claude Labrecque | Stars: Gabriel Arcand, August Schellenberg, Thomas Donohue, Yvon Dufour

Votes: 41

10. L'homme à tout faire (1980)

99 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Le film, qui sera primé à San Sebastian, raconte l'histoire d'un homme dont la naïveté et la galanterie d'un autre âge sont à l'origine de nombreux déboires sentimentaux, tout ... See full summary »

Director: Micheline Lanctôt | Stars: Jocelyn Bérubé, Andrée Pelletier, Janette Bertrand, Madeleine Guérin

Votes: 85

11. Les Plouffe (1981)

227 min | Drama

8.0
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The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Gabriel Arcand, Rémi Laurent, Pierre Curzi, Juliette Huot

Votes: 362

3rd Genie Awards Winner

12. Scanners (1981)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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60 Metascore

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane

Votes: 39,291 | Gross: $14.23M

13. Silence of the North (1981)

PG | 94 min | Drama

6.7
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Based on the biography of Olive Fredrickson, It tells of her life as a girl, then a trapper's wife and later a widow with three small children surviving under rugged pioneer conditions in ... See full summary »

Director: Allan King | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Tom Skerritt, Gordon Pinsent, Jennifer McKinney

Votes: 185 | Gross: $1.62M

14. Heartaches (1981)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A young wife becomes pregnant, but the child's father is not her husband. Afraid to tell him, she leaves home, and meets an outgoing, free-spirited woman on a bus. Although the two are ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Margot Kidder, Annie Potts, Robert Carradine, Winston Rekert

Votes: 122

15. Ticket to Heaven (1981)

PG | 108 min | Drama

7.2
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David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph L. Thomas | Stars: Nick Mancuso, Saul Rubinek, Meg Foster, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 611

16. The Grey Fox (1982)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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When an aging, but gentlemanly stagecoach robber is released from prison, he decides to go to Canada to become a train robber.

Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue, Wayne Robson

Votes: 1,389

4th Genie Awards Winner

17. Melanie (1982)

PG | 95 min | Drama

6.9
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A young woman battles to regain custody of her son.

Director: Rex Bromfield | Stars: Glynnis O'Connor, Paul Sorvino, Burton Cummings, Trudy Young

Votes: 209

18. Les fleurs sauvages (1982)

152 min | Drama

7.3
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Three generations of a family struggle to be open with each other during a week of summer vacation at their country cottage.

Director: Jean Pierre Lefebvre | Stars: Marthe Nadeau, Michèle Magny, Pierre Curzi, Claudia Aubin

Votes: 28

19. Une journée en taxi (1982)

84 min

6.3
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Director: Robert Ménard | Stars: Yvon Dufour, Muriel Dutil, Sophie Faucher, Michel Forget

Votes: 12

20. If You Could See What I Hear (1982)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A light comedy/love story based on the life of blind musician Tom Sullivan.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Marc Singer, R.H. Thomson, Sarah Torgov, Shari Belafonte

Votes: 684 | Gross: $8.69M

21. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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77 Metascore

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 112,583 | Gross: $19.29M

5th Genie Awards Winner (tie)

22. Videodrome (1983)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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60 Metascore

When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Votes: 67,662 | Gross: $2.12M

5th Genie Awards Winner (tie)

23. Lucien Brouillard (1983)

90 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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Montreal provides a backdrop for this intriguing, fast-paced political drama about the later, dangerous interactions of two boys who first became best friends during their years at an ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Carrière | Stars: Pierre Curzi, Roger Blay, Marie Tifo, Paul Savoie

Votes: 18

24. Deserters (1983)

91 min | Drama

4.7
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Louis is a 27-year-old reservist and patriot, as is his childhood friend and longtime rival Bastien, who sees the war, like everything else, as an opportunity. One night, as their unit ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Darcus | Stars: Jon Bryden, Noel Burton, Ty Haller, Barbara March

Votes: 6

25. Au clair de la lune (1983)

92 min | Drama, Comedy

7.2
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A friendship between a good man with bowling as his only passion and a queer albino.

Director: André Forcier | Stars: Guy L'Ecuyer, Michel Côté, Pierre Giard, Marcel Fournier

Votes: 124

26. Rien qu'un jeu (1983)

89 min | Drama

5.9
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A family on vacation must deal with its long-held dark secret when the traumatized eldest daughter tries to break the silence and make her father stop sexually abusing her. Unfortunately, that may prove to be next to impossible.

Director: Brigitte Sauriol | Stars: Madeleine Arsenault, Lothaire Bluteau, Jimmy Bond, Raymond Cloutier

Votes: 18

27. Sonatine (1984)

91 min | Drama

7.2
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Two teenaged friends have separate difficult experiences that make the girls seriously consider suicide.

Director: Micheline Lanctôt | Stars: Pascale Bussières, Marcia Pilote, Pierre F. Fauteux, Kliment Denchev

Votes: 218

6th Genie Awards Winner

28. Next of Kin (1984)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Twenty-three-year old Peter Foster is an only child who lives at home, where he constantly hears his parents arguing. Because Peter does nothing all day, the family goes to a clinic where a... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Patrick Tierney, Berj Fazlian, Sirvart Fazlian, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 706

29. Le jour S... (1984)

88 min | Drama

5.4
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A middle-aged man haunted by feelings and memories takes a day off work for reflection and recollection of his past love affairs.

Director: Jean Pierre Lefebvre | Stars: Pierre Curzi, Michel Daigle, Violaine Estérez, Marcel Sabourin

Votes: 5

30. Unfinished Business (1984)

99 min | Drama

6.3
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Seventeen year old Isabelle Marks lives in Toronto with her divorced mother and finds her life directionless. Isabelle becomes involved with an anti-nuclear group that her boyfriend Jessie ... See full summary »

Director: Don Owen | Stars: Isabelle Mejias, Peter Spence, Leslie Toth, Julie Biggs

Votes: 20

31. La femme de l'hôtel (1984)

89 min | Drama

5.7
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Tournant un film dans sa ville natale, une réalisatrice trouve l'inspiration chez une femme, Estelle David, qui erre dans un hôtel. Cela l'aide à mieux définir le rôle qu'elle écrit pour sa... See full summary »

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Paule Baillargeon, Raymond Cloutier, Serge Dupire, Louise Marleau

Votes: 53

32. My American Cousin (1985)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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Adding an intriguing Canadian twist to a universally appealing story of teenage trials, My American Cousin begins as bored 12-year-old Sandy (Margaret Langrick) is preparing for another ... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Wilson | Stars: Margaret Langrick, John Wildman, Richard Donat, Jane Mortifee

Votes: 500

7th Genie Awards Winner

33. Le matou (1985)

141 min

6.4
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Florent Boissonneault and his young wife Elise always had one dream: own a restaurant. When they meet a strange old man, Egon Ratablavasky, their dream become reality, but only to quick ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Beaudin | Stars: Serge Dupire, Monique Spaziani, Jean Carmet, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 266

34. La dame en couleurs (1985)

112 min | Drama

5.6
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In Quebec 40s, orphans or abandoned children are placed in a gigantic psychiatric hospital where children were locked. Were they sick? No, they simply had no family. To escape this ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Paule Baillargeon, Ginette Boivin, Claude Desjardins, Lisette Dufour

Votes: 97

35. Joshua Then and Now (1985)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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The story of a Jewish writer, from his life as a young boy in Montreal to his more complicated grown-up life.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: James Woods, Gabrielle Lazure, Alan Arkin, Michael Sarrazin

Votes: 486 | Gross: $0.54M

36. 90 Days (1985)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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90 Days is a tongue-in-cheek look at the misadventures of two modern men in search of romantic bliss: macho Alex, who receives the offer of a lifetime from a mysterious woman, and sincere ... See full summary »

Director: Giles Walker | Stars: Stefan Wodoslawsky, Christine Pak, Sam Grana, Fernanda Tavares

Votes: 56 | Gross: $0.01M

37. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Dominique Michel, Dorothée Berryman, Louise Portal, Pierre Curzi

Votes: 6,666 | Gross: $1.90M

8th Genie Awards Winner

38. Dancing in the Dark (1986)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Leon Marr | Stars: Martha Henry, Neil Munro, Anne Butler, Vince Metcalfe

Votes: 78

39. Pouvoir intime (1986)

PG-13 | 86 min | Thriller

6.8
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A government ministry's fast-rising head of security asks a shadowy fixer, Meursault, to steal a bag from an armored truck. Meursault goes to Théo, a former night club owner, in prison for ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Marie Tifo, Pierre Curzi, Jacques Godin, Robert Gravel

Votes: 230

40. Sitting in Limbo (1986)

96 min | Drama

6.2
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In Montreal 's West Indian community, Pat (Dillon) shares an apartment with two unmarried mothers on welfare and is naturally jaded on the subject of men. Fabian (Gibbs) Fabian (Gibbs) is ... See full summary »

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Gaston Belanger, Sally Bochner, André A. Bélanger, Lance Jerome Clarke

Votes: 19

41. Loyalties (1987)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.4
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Lily and her three youngest children join her husband David Sutton, a doctor in an isolated northern Alberta town. Their eleven-year-old son arrives later from boarding school. David ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Kenneth Welsh, Tantoo Cardinal, Susan Wooldridge, Vera Marin

Votes: 85

42. Un zoo la nuit (1987)

115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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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 »

Director: Jean-Claude Lauzon | Stars: Gilles Maheu, Roger Lebel, Corrado Mastropasqua, Lorne Brass

Votes: 593

9th Genie Awards Winner

43. Family Viewing (1987)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

6.7
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Van's father, Stan, is fond of video, always taping scenes of daily family life. But he does not take care of Van's grandmother, Armen. Although he could afford having her at home, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: David Hemblen, Aidan Tierney, Gabrielle Rose, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 1,088

44. Marie s'en va-t-en ville (1987)

Drama

5.8
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A young girl who is being abused at home runs away to the seamy side of Montreal where she makes friends with a prostitute who helps her to survive the urban jungle.

Director: Marquise Lepage | Stars: Robert Boivin, Frédérique Collin, Genevieve Lenoir, Denis Levasseur

Votes: 18

45. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Richard Monette

Votes: 1,254 | Gross: $1.41M

46. Train of Dreams (1987)

88 min | Drama

7.3
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At 16, Tony is an English-speaking high-school drop-out in Montreal. In trouble with the law and at odds with his struggling single parent mother, Tony is sent to Juvie where he realizes ... See full summary »

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Jason St. Amour, Marcella Santa Maria, Christopher Neil, Fred Ward

Votes: 26

47. Dead Ringers (1988)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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86 Metascore

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

Votes: 32,584 | Gross: $9.13M

10th Genie Awards Winner

48. Malarek (1988)

R | 100 min | Action, Biography

6.1
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Based on Victor Malarek's best-selling autobiography, this is the true story of a streetwise kid who emerges from a violent and unjust background to become one of journalism's top reporters.

Director: Roger Cardinal | Stars: Elias Koteas, Kerrie Keane, Al Waxman, Daniel Pilon

Votes: 125

49. A Winter Tan (1987)

91 min | Drama

6.0
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Maryse Holden, a professor, feminist activist spent the last months before her murder in Mexico on "a break from feminism" that became a sexually iconic story reflect in her posthumous book... See full summary »

Directors: Jackie Burroughs, Louise Clark, John Frizzell, John Walker, Aerlyn Weissman | Stars: Jackie Burroughs, Hernando Gonzáles, Anita Olanick, Diane D'Aquila

Votes: 118

50. Les portes tournantes (1988)

101 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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A quiet painter, separated from his wife for a year, receives a suitcase in the mail from his mother, whom he hasn't seen since infancy. He believes she abandoned him to his wealthy, ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Mankiewicz | Stars: Monique Spaziani, Gabriel Arcand, Miou-Miou, François Méthé

Votes: 154

51. Cowboys Don't Cry (1988)

103 min | Drama

7.2
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As long as Shane Morgan can remember, he has lived on the road with his mother and father, a rodeo performer. Their dreams of making enough money to settle down happily in one place are ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Ron White, Zachary Ansley, Janet-Laine Green, Valerie Pearson

Votes: 65

52. Jesus of Montreal (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Rémy Girard

Votes: 6,196 | Gross: $1.60M

11th Genie Awards Winner

53. Les matins infidèles (1988)

90 min

7.0
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Two men deal with the ups and downs of the creative process and passing the age of thirty.

Directors: Jean Beaudry, François Bouvier | Stars: Jean Beaudry, Denis Bouchard, Laurent Faubert-Bouvier, Violaine Forest

Votes: 51

54. Speaking Parts (1989)

93 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A struggling actor's job as a hotel custodian is a front for his real job: being rented out as a gigolo by his supervisor. A co-worker is obsessed with him, but he ignores and avoids her. ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Michael McManus, Arsinée Khanjian, Gabrielle Rose, Tony Nardi

Votes: 1,135

55. Welcome to Canada (1989)

89 min

5.5
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Newfoundlanders share their food, culture, and homes with a group of Tamil refugees found off the coast.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Brendan Foley, Noreen Power

Votes: 15

56. Bye Bye Blues (1989)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Romance, Music

7.1
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Story about a WWII wife & mother who joins a local dance band to provide for family while husband at war. Romantic involvement with one of the band members make her decisions difficult when... See full summary »

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Rebecca Jenkins, Luke Reilly, Michael Ontkean, Chad Krowchuk

Votes: 263 | Gross: $0.16M

57. Black Robe (1991)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg

Votes: 5,678 | Gross: $8.21M

12th Genie Awards Winner

58. Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)

115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Bethune has long been a hero in China. Perhaps for reasons of politics and personality, however, his fame in North America lagged far behind. The film explores the complexity of a character... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Helen Shaver, Colm Feore

Votes: 278

59. The Adjuster (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster, having sex with his customers. His wife Hera watches pornographic movies for ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Elias Koteas, Arsinée Khanjian, Maury Chaykin, Gabrielle Rose

Votes: 2,750 | Gross: $0.40M

60. Une histoire inventée (1990)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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An irresistible woman, Florence, dragging her last 50 disconsolate lovers behind her. A trumpet in the end of his career, loved by Florence and the only one who had refuse her. An amateur ... See full summary »

Director: André Forcier | Stars: Jean Lapointe, Louise Marleau, Charlotte Laurier, Marc Messier

Votes: 133

61. H (1990)

94 min | Drama

6.5
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Two junkies lock themselves in an underground apartment in a desperate attempt to wean themselves off heroin.

Director: Darrell Wasyk | Stars: Martin Neufeld, Pascale Montpetit, Ingrid Veninger, Bruce Beaton

Votes: 123

62. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

Votes: 39,599 | Gross: $2.54M

13th Genie Awards Winner

63. Being at Home with Claude (1992)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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It's hard to review this movie without giving anything away. Suffice it to say that it depicts the crime of one member of a gay male relationship and the desperate struggle for the lead ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Beaudin | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Jacques Godin, Jean-François Pichette, Gaston Lepage

Votes: 554 | Gross: $0.60M

64. The Quarrel (1991)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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Montreal 1948. On Rosh Hashanah, Chaim (a Yiddish writer) is forced to think of his religion when he's asked to be the tenth in a minyan. As he sits in the park, he suddenly sees an old ... See full summary »

Director: Eli Cohen | Stars: R.H. Thomson, Saul Rubinek, Merlee Shapiro, Arthur Grosser

Votes: 229 | Gross: $0.26M

65. Léolo (1992)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Jean-Claude Lauzon | Stars: Maxime Collin, Ginette Reno, Gilbert Sicotte, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 5,988 | Gross: $0.61M

66. Requiem pour un beau sans-coeur (1992)

93 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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The last three days in the life of a notorious criminal as seen through the eyes of eight different people.

Director: Robert Morin | Stars: Gildor Roy, Jean-Guy Bouchard, Brigitte Paquette, Sabrina Boudot

Votes: 345

67. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Colm Feore, Derek Keurvorst, Katya Ladan, Devon Anderson

Votes: 3,234 | Gross: $1.57M

14th Genie Awards Winner

68. Le sexe des étoiles (1993)

104 min | Drama

6.2
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Camille don't like the man her mother seen. She still dreaming about her father who's living in New York. One day, she saw her mother arguing with a woman prowling around her house for some... See full summary »

Director: Paule Baillargeon | Stars: Marianne Coquelicot Mercier, Denis Mercier, Tobie Pelletier, Sylvie Drapeau

Votes: 209

69. Calendar (1993)

74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A photographer and his wife take photographs of Armenian churches for use in a calendar. Their driver, a local resident, expounds on the history of the churches while the wife translates. ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Arsinée Khanjian, Ashot Adamyan, Atom Egoyan, Michelle Bellerose

Votes: 1,761

70. La Florida (1993)

Not Rated | 62 min | Comedy

5.8
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Tired of rough winters, a Quebec family buys a motel in south Florida. But life is not easy down where motels grow faster than grass. Two bigger businessmen are out to get them for invading... See full summary »

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Rémy Girard, Pauline Lapointe, Yvan Canuel, Jason Blicker

Votes: 405 | Gross: $1.60M

71. Harmony Cats (1992)

104 min | Comedy

6.1
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Graham Braithwaite is a violinist in a B.C. symphony. Unfortunately the symphony folds and much to his horror and disdain, he's forced to get a gig with a country band as the bassist. He ... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Wilson | Stars: Hoyt Axton, Constance Barnes, Lisa Brokop, Jim Byrnes

Votes: 137

72. Exotica (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.1
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A man whose daughter recently died becomes obsessed with a dancer in the night club Exotica.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Don McKellar, David Hemblen

Votes: 15,559 | Gross: $4.18M

15th Genie Awards Winner

73. A Wind from Wyoming (1994)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Add a Plot

Director: André Forcier | Stars: François Cluzet, Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, France Castel, Michel Côté

Votes: 164 | Gross: $0.17M

74. Deux actrices (1993)

95 min | Drama

6.2
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Deux soeurs qui ne se connaissent pas, apprennent, devenues adultes, à s'accepter. Parallèlement, les deux actrices qui jouent le rôle de cette fiction dans le film parlent des personnages ... See full summary »

Director: Micheline Lanctôt | Stars: Pascale Bussières, Pascale Paroissien, François Delisle, Suzanne Garceau

Votes: 45

75. Whale Music (1994)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Shot around the breathtaking coastline of B.C.'s Howe Sound, Whale Music is the triumphant adaptation of Paul Quarringaton's Governor General's Award-winning novel about the redemption of a... See full summary »

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Maury Chaykin, Cynthia Preston, Paul Gross, Jennifer Dale

Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.04M

76. Mouvements du désir (1994)

93 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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During the long train ride from Montreal to Vancouver, a man and woman find themselves increasingly attracted to each other.

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Valérie Kaprisky, Jean-François Pichette, Jolianne L'Allier-Matteau, William Jacques

Votes: 132 | Gross: $0.10M

77. Double Happiness (1994)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Twenty-two year old Chinese-Canadian Jade Li comes from a traditional Chinese family, who try to put on the perfect public persona at all cost so as to "save face". One primary part of this... See full summary »

Director: Mina Shum | Stars: Sandra Oh, Stephen Chang, Alannah Ong, Donald Fong

Votes: 965 | Gross: $0.76M

78. Le confessionnal (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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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 »

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Millette, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 1,413 | Gross: $0.58M

16th Genie Awards Winner

79. Eldorado (1995)

104 min | Drama

7.0
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It's summer and it's hot in Montreal, and we meet many people: Rita, the nice homeless girl, who moves to Roxan's house; Henriette, who falls in love with her neighbour, Lloyd, the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Binamé | Stars: Pascale Bussières, Robert Brouillette, James Hyndman, Macha Limonchik

Votes: 285 | Gross: $0.55M

80. Margaret's Museum (1995)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.3
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Margaret MacNiel, a girl living in a Cape Breton coal mining town, finds her life changing when she meets Neil Currie, a cheerful bagpipe-playing dishwasher. Unfortunately, neither of them are able to escape the industry around them.

Director: Mort Ransen | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Nelligan, Clive Russell, Craig Olejnik

Votes: 1,223 | Gross: $0.52M

81. Liste noire (1995)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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At the trial of a judge who was found with a prostitute, a list of clients pops up. It contains the names of some very influential judges and politicians. Then, dead bodies and death ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Geneviève Brouillette, Sylvie Bourque, Yves Allaire

Votes: 447 | Gross: $1.77M

82. Rude (1995)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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This is the Easter weekend. In an inner city project, three people struggle against their demons and try to find redemption. They are Maxine, a window dresser depressed since she had an ... See full summary »

Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Maurice Dean Wint, Rachael Crawford, Clark Johnson, Richard Chevolleau

Votes: 196

83. Crash (1996)

NC-17 | 100 min | Drama

6.4
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47 Metascore

After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 45,074 | Gross: $2.04M

17th Genie Awards Winner

84. The Boys Club (1996)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Three teen boys find a man named Luke Cooper who clams to be a cop in their secret hideout. But can he be trusted? He seems nice at first, but when Luke becomes angry and starts threatening them, will the three teenagers stand together and fight back?

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Chris Penn, Dominic Zamprogna, Stuart Stone, Devon Sawa

Votes: 1,011

85. Lilies - Les feluettes (1996)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. The inmates force the prelate to watch a play depicting what ... See full summary »

Director: John Greyson | Stars: Ian D. Clark, Marcel Sabourin, Aubert Pallascio, Jason Cadieux

Votes: 2,420 | Gross: $0.22M

86. Le polygraphe (1996)

Crime

7.1
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Lucie Champagne is given the role of the victim, Marie-Claire, in a film of a true, unsolved murder. By coincidence, Lucie's neighbour Francois, was Marie-Claire's boyfriend. He is a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Patrick Goyette, Marie Brassard, Peter Stormare, Maria de Medeiros

Votes: 392 | Gross: $0.06M

87. Hard Core Logo (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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A group of washed-up Canadian punk rockers get back together for a road trip in memory of a dear friend who was supposedly shot, or so rumors imply. As they travel, they ignore the underlying psychological darkness within each other.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

Votes: 2,362 | Gross: $0.02M

88. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.6
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90 Metascore

A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus

Votes: 28,490 | Gross: $3.25M

18th Genie Awards Winner

89. The Hanging Garden (1997)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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William, a once obese and depressed adolescent, is able to move past his teenage years when he moves to the city and comes out as being gay. When he returns home though, he can't cope with his memories.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Ian Parsons, Peter MacNeill

Votes: 2,645 | Gross: $0.93M

90. The Countess of Baton Rouge (1997)

94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Montreal film-maker Rex Prince travels to Louisiana to search for his first love Paula Paul, the Countess of the title: the loveliest bearded lady ever to grace a circus sideshow. To win ... See full summary »

Director: André Forcier | Stars: Robin Aubert, Geneviève Brouillette, Isabel Richer, David Boutin

Votes: 132

91. Karmina (1996)

110 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

6.8
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Translation of the above: Karmina, a young vampire (only 140 years old) flees her Translylvanian castle where she must marry the horrible Vlad to please her father, the mean Baron, and her ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Pelletier | Stars: Isabelle Cyr, Robert Brouillette, Yves Pelletier, France Castel

Votes: 585 | Gross: $0.37M

92. Kissed (1996)

R | 78 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.

Director: Lynne Stopkewich | Stars: Molly Parker, Peter Outerbridge, Jay Brazeau, Natasha Morley

Votes: 3,230 | Gross: $0.47M

93. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.7
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 28,375 | Gross: $9.47M

19th Genie Awards Winner

94. Such a Long Journey (1998)

113 min

7.3
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74 Metascore

Circa 1971, Gustad Noble lives in a one bedroom hall rented apartment in Byculla, Bombay. He travels to work everyday by Central Railway to Victoria Terminus and walks to Flora Fountain to ... See full summary »

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: Roshan Seth, Soni Razdan, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 419 | Gross: $0.09M

95. Last Night (I) (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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65 Metascore

A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century.

Director: Don McKellar | Stars: Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Roberta Maxwell, Robin Gammell

Votes: 8,526

96. Behind the Lines (1997)

R | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Based on Pat Barker's novel of the same name, 'Regeneration' tells the story of soldiers of World War One sent to an asylum for emotional troubles. Two of the soldiers meeting there are ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Jonny Lee Miller, Stuart Bunce

Votes: 2,042 | Gross: $0.02M

97. Rupert's Land (1998)

93 min

6.2
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Two estranged stepbrothers travel to their father's funeral.

Director: Jonathan Tammuz | Stars: Samuel West, Ian Tracey, George Wendt, Susan Hogan

Votes: 84

98. The Five Senses (1999)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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56 Metascore

Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman, while her daughter accidentally loses the woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Molly Parker, Gabrielle Rose, Elize Frances Stolk, Nadia Litz

Votes: 2,852 | Gross: $0.50M

20th Genie Awards Winner

99. Post Mortem (1999)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A mother who supports her child with a credit card scam and an accused rapist meet and form a unique bond.

Director: Louis Bélanger | Stars: Gabriel Arcand, Sylvie Moreau, Hélène Loiselle, Sarah Lecomte-Bergeron

Votes: 434

100. Felicia's Journey (1999)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

A young woman leaves Ireland to find her boyfriend in England, and while there is helped by a man hiding unsettling secrets.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Arsinée Khanjian, Elaine Cassidy, Sheila Reid

Votes: 7,050 | Gross: $0.82M