Best Films by Canadian Directors

by christian94 | created - 14 Jun 2011 | updated - 4 days ago | Public

Top 70 films by Canadian Directors seen and rated 8, 9 or 10/10

And extra suggestions (from 71 onwards)

Top directors include: James Cameron Paul Haggis Denis Villeneuve Denys Arcan Jean-Marc Vallee Xavier Dolan Atom Egoyan Sarah Polley Deepa Mehta Ricardo Trogi David Cronenberg Philippe Falardeau François Girard

Some have English, French, Spanish, Inuktitut or even Hindi language

Noteworthy Canadian films from non-Canadian directors are: Atlantic City, USA (1980) - Director: Louis Malle (France) Bowling for Columbine (2002) - Director: Michael Moore (USA) My Life Without Me (2003) - Director: Isabel Coixet (Spain) Room (2015) - Director: Lenny Abrahamson (Ireland) Brooklyn (2015) - Director: John Crowley (Ireland)

Oscar-nominated other films (I rated 5, 6 or 7) In the Heat of the Night (1967) - 5 Love Story (1970) - 7 Jésus de Montréal (1989) - 7 The Sweet Hereafter (1997) - 6 Up in the Air (2009) - 7 Rebelle (2012) - 7 Dallas Buyers Club (2013) - 7 Arrival (2016) - 6

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1. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

Votes: 383,382 | Gross: $54.58M

Canadian writer/director crash course in cultural and personal conflicts. - 3 OSCARS incl. Best Motion Picture of the Year (Paul Haggis); Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Paul Haggis) and Best Directing nomination (Paul Haggis)

2. The Next Three Days (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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52 Metascore

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Michael Buie

Votes: 157,576 | Gross: $21.15M

Paul Haggis

3. Chloe (2009)

R | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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48 Metascore

A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the marriage in danger.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Max Thieriot

Votes: 61,438 | Gross: $3.07M

Atom Egoyan directs a trio of fine actors in a terrific and terrifying love triangle/threesome thriller. This hits you from every angle.

4. Len and Company (2015)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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60 Metascore

A successful music producer quits the industry and exiles himself in upstate New York, but the solitude he seeks is shattered when his estranged son and the pop star he's created come looking for answers.

Director: Tim Godsall | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Juno Temple, Jack Kilmer, Keir Gilchrist

Votes: 353

5. Prisoners (2013)

R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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74 Metascore

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Votes: 465,093 | Gross: $61.00M

Denis Villeneuve

6. Sicario (2015)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 271,253 | Gross: $46.89M

Denis Villeneuve

7. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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81 Metascore

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 210,313 | Gross: $91.94M

Denis Villeneuve

8. Incendies (2010)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.2
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80 Metascore

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Votes: 102,654 | Gross: $6.86M

Denis Villeneuve - Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nom

9. Enemy (2013)

R | 91 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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61 Metascore

A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 123,321 | Gross: $1.01M

Denis Villeneuve

10. Polytechnique (2009)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.3
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63 Metascore

A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse, Martin Watier

Votes: 8,465

Denis Villeneuve

11. Cosmos (1996)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Through an immigrant cab driver, our world collides with a nervous filmmaker, a lawyer whose new breasts her ex-boyfriend wants to see, a mystery man, a gay man who may or may not be ... See full summary »

Directors: Jennifer Alleyn, Manon Briand, Marie-Julie Dallaire, Arto Paragamian, André Turpin, Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Carl Alacchi, Audrey Benoit, France Castel, Pascal Contamine

Votes: 359

Denis Villeneuve

12. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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70 Metascore

During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze

Votes: 26,029 | Gross: $3.43M

Denys Arcand's screenplay was so strong that it was nominated for an Oscar even if it was a Foreign Language Film. It lost to Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation, which was a close call. It did however deservingly win in the Foreign Language statuette with its down-to-earth realness and life allegory. - Best Foreign Language Film Oscar WINNER

13. 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: 6,699 | Gross: $1.90M

Denys Arcand - Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nom

14. Montréal vu par... (1991)

125 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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Six stories about Montreal. 1: A young housewife from Toronto samples the nightlife using basic French. 2: The tale of a painting of Montreal's first mayor, Jacques Viger. 3: During a ... See full summary »

Directors: Denys Arcand, Michel Brault, Atom Egoyan, Jacques Leduc, Léa Pool, Patricia Rozema | Stars: Jacques Allard, Denys Arcand, Philippe Ayoub, Paule Baillargeon

Votes: 300

Denys Arcand

15. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 877,426 | Gross: $0.69M

James Cameron - 11 Oscars and World Breaking Box Office sales

16. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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83 Metascore

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 970,228 | Gross: $760.51M

James Cameron - 9 Oscar noms (3 wins) and World Breaking Box Office sales

17. Avatar 2 (2020)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Filming

A sequel to Avatar (2009).

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Kate Winslet, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver

James Cameron

18. Terminator 2 (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 829,446 | Gross: $204.84M

James Cameron

19. Demolition (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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49 Metascore

A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis

Votes: 67,389 | Gross: $1.98M

Jean-Marc Vallée

20. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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81 Metascore

A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 29,038

Jean-Marc Vallée

21. Wild (I) (2014)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman

Votes: 101,234 | Gross: $37.88M

Jean-Marc Vallée - 2 acting Oscar noms

22. Mommy (I) (2014)

R | 139 min | Drama

8.1
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74 Metascore

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard

Votes: 37,256 | Gross: $3.49M

Xavier Dolan

23. Laurence Anyways (2012)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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73 Metascore

A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuel Schwartz, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 13,806

Xavier Dolan

24. Heartbeats (2010)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider, Anne Dorval

Votes: 21,990 | Gross: $0.06M

Xavier Dolan

25. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Drama | Post-production

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Jacob Tremblay, Bella Thorne

Xavier Dolan

26. Triumph of the Wall (2011)

124 min | Documentary, Adventure

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Work in Progress is a documentary project originally intended to chronicle the path of a first time stone masons attempt to create a 1000 foot long dry stone wall in rural Quebec. Instead ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Stone

27. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.6
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 10,490 | Gross: $1.60M

28. Away from Her (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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88 Metascore

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent, Stacey LaBerge

Votes: 19,786 | Gross: $4.57M

29. Take This Waltz (2011)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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68 Metascore

A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Aaron Abrams

Votes: 24,460 | Gross: $1.24M

30. eXistenZ (1999)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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68 Metascore

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 83,180 | Gross: $2.84M

31. 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: 39,821 | Gross: $2.54M

32. C'est pas moi, je le jure! (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting, and those annoying neighbors who get to spend the ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Antoine L'Écuyer, Gabriel Maillé, Catherine Faucher, Suzanne Clément

Votes: 1,856

Philippe Falardeau

33. Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre (2015)

108 min | Comedy

7.0
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An idealistic young Haitian travels to rural Quebec to intern for an independent Member of Parliament when a national debate erupts that finds the MP holding the tie-breaking vote.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Patrick Huard, Suzanne Clément, Irdens Exantus, Clémence Dufresne-Deslières

Votes: 618

Philippe Falardeau

34. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx

Votes: 17,211 | Gross: $2.01M

Philippe Falardeau - Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nom

35. Le mirage (2015)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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« Le Mirage » is the perspective of a man in his thirties asking himself "what am I chasing?" Our society has become all about consumerism, if not excess. Success is determined by what and ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Trogi | Stars: Louis Morissette, Julie Perreault, Christine Beaulieu, Patrice Robitaille

Votes: 628

36. Horloge biologique (2005)

100 min | Comedy

7.1
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For three men in their early thirties, the time has come to make a choice: Are they ready to have babies or not ? Sébastien has one; Paul soon have one; Fred has none and doesn't want any. ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Trogi | Stars: Patrice Robitaille, Pierre-François Legendre, Jean-Phillipe Pearson, Catherine Proulx-Lemay

Votes: 1,072

37. Maurice Richard (2005)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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A story about Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones.

Director: Charles Binamé | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Stephen McHattie, Julie LeBreton, Philip Craig

Votes: 4,601

38. Le piège américain (2008)

110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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One of the greatest conspiracies of all time, and one lone man is trying to uncover it.

Director: Charles Binamé | Stars: Rémy Girard, Gérard Darmon, Colm Feore, Joe Cobden

Votes: 247

39. Heaven on Earth (2008)

106 min | Drama

6.3
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Chand, a young Punjabi woman, travels to Canada to marry a man she has never met. They live in a crowded suburban house and Chand has to also put up with her husband's abusive behavior.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Preity Zinta, Gick Grewal, Vansh Bhardwaj, Geetika Sharma

Votes: 779

Deepa Mehta

40. Water (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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77 Metascore

A thesis picture. In 1938, Gandhi's party is making inroads in women's rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her parents, becomes a widow. By tradition, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas, Sarala Kariyawasam

Votes: 13,191 | Gross: $3.22M

Deepa Mehta - Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Nom

41. La grande séduction (2003)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy

7.5
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59 Metascore

A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.

Director: Jean-François Pouliot | Stars: David Boutin, Lucie Laurier, Raymond Bouchard, Dominik Michon-Dagenais

Votes: 4,677 | Gross: $0.49M

42. It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)

R | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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56 Metascore

Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie's life from one of the best DJ's alive, through subsequent battle... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Paul Kaye, Beatriz Batarda, Kate Magowan, Mike Wilmot

Votes: 17,728 | Gross: $0.12M

43. The Dark Hours (2005)

R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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63 Metascore

The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow. Felling totally stressed, she decides to spend the weekend ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Fox | Stars: Kate Greenhouse, Bruce McFee, Jeff Seymour, David Calderisi

Votes: 4,974

44. Les manèges humains (2012)

89 min | Drama

6.8
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Would-be filmmaker Sophie left Africa for Canada as a child. After graduating, she films the daily doings as part of a summer job at a fair. When pointing the camera at herself, she reveals painful secrets from the past..

Director: Martin Laroche | Stars: Marie-Evelyne Lessard, Marc-André Brunet, Normand Daoust, Stephanie Dubois

Votes: 68

45. Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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57 Metascore

The story of General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Owen Sejake, James Gallanders, Michel Mongeau

Votes: 2,888

46. Les êtres chers (2015)

102 min | Drama

7.3
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After the death of his father, an artisan does his best to raise and nurture his dynamic daughter.

Director: Anne Émond | Stars: Maxim Gaudette, Karelle Tremblay, Valerie Cadieux, Mickaël Gouin

Votes: 249

47. Hochelaga (2000)

130 min | Drama, Crime

7.1
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After an unpleasant run-in with a group of bikers, a young convenience store robber (Marc) gets approached by the same bikers to help out with a picnic. After the picnic, seeing he has guts... See full summary »

Director: Michel Jetté | Stars: Dominic Darceuil, David Boutin, Ronald Houle, Jean-Nicolas Verreault

Votes: 458 | Gross: $0.38M

48. Karakara (2012)

101 min | Drama

6.6
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Pierre, a retired professor in his early sixties who ends up making a short, unsettling trip around Okinawa with Junko, a 40-year-old runaway wife. The confused intellectual would rather ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Gagnon | Stars: Yûki Kudô, Gabriel Arcand, Megumi Tomita, Atta Yuichi

Votes: 113

49. The Hurricane (1999)

R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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74 Metascore

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 82,037 | Gross: $50.67M

3 Godlen Globe Nominations Best Motion Picture - Drama Best Director - Motion Picture (Norman Jewison) Best Actor - Drama (Denzel Washington) - WIN

50. The Future Is Now! (2011)

TV-G | 92 min | Drama

5.9
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In an effort to re-connect a pessimistic "Everyman" with humanity, a journalist takes him on a voyage of possibilities as seen through the eyes of leading thinkers in the arts and sciences.

Directors: Jim Brown, Gary Burns | Stars: Paul Ahmarani, Liane Balaban, Shigeru Ban, Christian Bök

Votes: 30

51. 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: 2,863 | Gross: $0.50M

52. 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: 28,477 | Gross: $9.47M

François Girard - Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe nom

53. 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: 3,248 | Gross: $1.57M

François Girard

54. Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes (2017)

100 min | History

7.2
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Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny engages in a search for his ancestors following a tragic terrain slump in the Percival Molson Stadium.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Samian, Raoul Max Trujillo, Vincent Perez, Siân Phillips

Votes: 30

François Girard

55. La turbulence des fluides (2002)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A seismologist investigates the mysterious cessation of the tides near her Quebec home town.

Director: Manon Briand | Stars: Pascale Bussières, Julie Gayet, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 919

56. Continental, un film sans fusil (2007)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The lives of four people intertwine after the disappearance of a man who wanders into the forest.

Director: Stéphane Lafleur | Stars: Marie-Ginette Guay, Gilbert Sicotte, Fanny Mallette, Réal Bossé

Votes: 589

57. Surviving My Mother (2007)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Clara's mother is on her death bed as she tells her daughter that she regrets they are not closer. This revelation causes Clara to pursue a closer relationship with her own daughter, Bianca.

Director: Émile Gaudreault | Stars: Caroline Dhavernas, Ellen David, Colin Mochrie, Adam J. Harrington

Votes: 246

58. Elles étaient cinq (2004)

87 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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In Montreal, the teenagers Manon, Anne, Isa, Claudie and Sophie are friends since their childhood. While spending a couple of days in the cottage of Sophie's parents nearby a lake, the ... See full summary »

Director: Ghyslaine Côté | Stars: Jacinthe Laguë, Julie Deslauriers, Ingrid Falaise, Brigitte Lafleur

Votes: 676 | Gross: $0.41M

59. Derrière moi (2008)

87 min | Drama

6.0
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The twenty-something Betty comes to a remote small town and strikes a friendship with the fourteen-year old local girl Lea, who is fascinated by her new friend's tales of partying and ... See full summary »

Director: Rafaël Ouellet | Stars: Carina Caputo, Charlotte Legault, Eliane Gagnon, Patrice Dubois

Votes: 132

60. Passchendaele (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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The lives of a troubled veteran, his nurse girlfriend and a naive boy intersect first in Alberta and then in Belgium during the bloody World War I battle of Passchendaele.

Director: Paul Gross | Stars: Paul Gross, Michael Greyeyes, James Kot, Jesse Frechette

Votes: 7,339

61. Hyena Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

6.5
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44 Metascore

Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars - all stand at the intersection of modern warfare - a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.

Director: Paul Gross | Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Allan Hawco, David Richmond-Peck, Karl Campbell

Votes: 5,248 | Gross: $0.00M

62. In Their Skin (2012)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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The Hughes cottage vacation is violently interrupted by a family on a murderous and identity stealing journey, in search of the "perfect" life.

Director: Jeremy Power Regimbal | Stars: Selma Blair, Joshua Close, James D'Arcy, Rachel Miner

Votes: 4,699

63. Le nèg' (2002)

92 min | Drama

7.2
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In the middle of the night, in the Quebec countryside, all hell breaks loose as a black teenager is caught smashing a racially denigrating lawn ornament. Together the neighbours attend to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Morin | Stars: Iannicko N'Doua-Légaré, Robin Aubert, Emmanuel Bilodeau, Vincent Bilodeau

Votes: 455

64. Arcanum (2009)

80 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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Director: Sanjay F. Sharma | Stars: Deborah Baum, Ken Proulx, Sasha Smith, Yvette Virok

Votes: 31

65. The Dirties (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.

Director: Matt Johnson | Stars: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Padraig Singal, Ross Hill

Votes: 5,088

66. I'll Follow You Down (2013)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.1
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After the disappearance of a young scientist on a business trip, his son and wife struggle to cope, only to make a bizarre discovery years later - one that may bring him home.

Director: Richie Mehta | Stars: John Paul Ruttan, Rufus Sewell, Gillian Anderson, Kiara Glasco

Votes: 5,507

67. Sex After Kids (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy

5.4
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A disparate variety of couples from all walks of life strive to maintain active sex lives despite the notable distraction of having kids.

Director: Jeremy LaLonde | Stars: Paul Amos, Shannon Beckner, Katie Boland, Kristin Booth

Votes: 995

68. Le bonheur des autres (2011)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A quirky, gentle humor pervades this dramedy about family dysfunction, second families, and generational issues. Despite their age difference, 30-year-old Evelyn is happy in her ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jean-Phillipe Pearson | Stars: Michel Barrette, Louise Portal, Marc-André Grondin, Julie LeBreton

Votes: 113

69. La petite reine (2014)

108 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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Julie, star of cycling, is two races to win the World Cup. It is the culmination of years of effort. Julie loves the spotlight. His entourage too. Encouraged by her coach and doctor, she ... See full summary »

Director: Alexis Durand-Brault | Stars: Laurence Leboeuf, Patrice Robitaille, Denis Bouchard, Josée Deschênes

Votes: 398

70. Juno (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 444,842 | Gross: $143.50M

71. One Week (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life.

Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Peter Spence, Marc Strange, Gage Munroe

Votes: 10,386

72. Endorphine (2015)

84 min | Drama

6.3
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Complex time shifting drama revolving about a violent senseless murder and young witness.

Director: André Turpin | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Mylène Mackay, Lise Roy, Guy Thauvette

Votes: 534

73. Ce qu'il faut pour vivre (2008)

PG | 102 min | Drama

7.5
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In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to ... See full summary »

Director: Benoit Pilon | Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Éveline Gélinas, Paul-André Brasseur, Louise Marleau

Votes: 807

74. Martha of the North (2009)

83 min | Documentary

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Director: Marquise Lepage

75. 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: 547

76. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical

8.0
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In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Votes: 32,449 | Gross: $80.50M

77. A Soldier's Story (1984)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier

Votes: 7,365 | Gross: $21.82M

78. The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966)

Unrated | 126 min | Comedy, War

7.1
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Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin, Brian Keith

Votes: 6,698 | Gross: $21.69M

79. Moonstruck (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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83 Metascore

Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

Votes: 39,461 | Gross: $80.64M

80. Barney's Version (2010)

R | 134 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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67 Metascore

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Jake Hoffman, Macha Grenon

Votes: 22,208 | Gross: $7.50M

81. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 50,270 | Gross: $11.00M

82. 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: 497 | Gross: $0.04M

83. Marion Bridge (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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71 Metascore

Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.

Director: Wiebke von Carolsfeld | Stars: Molly Parker, Rebecca Jenkins, Stacy Smith, Marguerite McNeil

Votes: 1,183

84. YPF (2007)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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39 Metascore

On a Tuesday night, five couples have separate sexual adventures.

Director: Martin Gero | Stars: Aaron Abrams, Carly Pope, Kristin Booth, Josh Dean

Votes: 18,275

85. Le coeur de madame Sabali (2015)

79 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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Sabali is a dramatic film with touches of surrealist comedy and science fiction.

Directors: Ryan McKenna, Ryan McKenna | Stars: Paul Ahmarani, Amadou & Mariam, Marie Brassard, Youssef Camara

Votes: 74

86. Iqaluit (2016)

102 min | Drama

6.7
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Travelling to the Arctic for the first time, Carmen arrives in Iqaluit to tend to her husband, Gilles, a construction worker who has been seriously injured. Trying to get to the bottom of ... See full summary »

Director: Benoit Pilon | Stars: Marie-Josée Croze, François Papineau, Natar Ungalaaq, Sébastien Huberdeau

Votes: 33

87. Operation Avalanche (2016)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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69 Metascore

In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

Director: Matt Johnson | Stars: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Josh Boles, Jared Raab

Votes: 4,792 | Gross: $0.06M

88. 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: 286 | Gross: $0.55M

89. Set Me Free (1999)

95 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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80 Metascore

Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Karine Vanasse, Pascale Bussières, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Alexandre Mérineau

Votes: 812 | Gross: $0.07M

90. L'enfant d'eau (1995)

103 min | Drama

7.1
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A small plane crashes in the Caribbean, leaving only two survivors: a precocious teenage girl and a simple-minded grown-up. They end up on a desert island, with no inhabitants and no rescue... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ménard | Stars: David La Haye, Marie-France Monette, Gilbert Sicotte, Danielle Proulx

Votes: 161 | Gross: $0.29M

91. Dinner with Friends (2001 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette

Votes: 2,264

92. The Hospital (1971)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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An over-burdened doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Richard Dysart

Votes: 4,551 | Gross: $19.71M

93. The Harder They Fall (1956)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.6
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Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Votes: 5,537

94. Peyton Place (1957)

Approved | 157 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 4,398 | Gross: $25.60M

95. Champion (1949)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.4
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Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell, Paul Stewart

Votes: 2,938

96. Mon oncle Antoine (1971)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.7
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Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business.

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Jacques Gagnon, Lyne Champagne, Jean Duceppe, Olivette Thibault

Votes: 2,244

97. Orderers (1974)

109 min | Drama, History

8.3
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A fact-based account of ordinary citizens who found themselves arrested and imprisoned without charge for weeks during the October Crisis in 1970 Quebec.

Director: Michel Brault | Stars: Hélène Loiselle, Jean Lapointe, Guy Provost, Claude Gauthier

Votes: 822

98. 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: 596

99. 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: 6,016 | Gross: $0.61M

100. Le temps d'une chasse (1972)

98 min | Drama

7.8
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A young boy learns the rituals of what his father and his friends perceive as manhood on a weekend hunting trip.

Director: Francis Mankiewicz | Stars: Guy L'Ecuyer, Marcel Sabourin, Pierre Dufresne, Olivier L'Ecuyer

Votes: 188