Top 200 Canadian Films

The list also includes TV-movies and series. Most films/series are directed by Cronenberg (17), Egoyan (12), Rohl (8) and Skogland (7).
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1.
Hiawatha (1903 Short Film)
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20 scenes: The birth, life, marriage and death of Hiawatha. (15 mins.)
Director: Joe Rosenthal
 
2.
Evangeline (1914)
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In the Canadian province of Acadia, young Evangeline is betrothed to Gabriel. But before their wedding can take place... (50 mins.)
 
3.
Back to God's Country (1919)
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A woman finds herself all alone in a remote harbor with the man responsible for the murder of her father. With seemingly nobody around to protect her, she has to be resourceful. (73 mins.)
 
4.
Carry on, Sergeant! (1928)
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A group of workers decide to join the army in the Great War. The indulge themselves in the side benefits to being soldiers, and one of them marries a French waitress. (117 mins.)
 
5.
Lest We Forget (1935 Documentary)
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(102 mins.)
 
6.
Dots (1940 Short Film)
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An experimental film of dots animated by being drawn directly on filmstock. (3 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
7.
The Gates of Italy (1943)
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8.
Begone Dull Care (1949 Short Film)
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Abstract images drawn directly onto the film are accompanied by three pieces of jazz performed by the Oscar Peterson trio. (8 mins.)
 
9.
Le curé de village (1949)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Paul Gury
 
10.
Neighbours (1952 Short Film)
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A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower. (8 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
11.
City of Gold (1957 Documentary)
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Author Pierre Berton tells the history of his hometown of Dawson City at its heyday during the Klondike Gold Rush. (22 mins.)
 
12.
Lonely Boy (1962 Documentary)
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A documentary chronicling the career of teen singing star Paul Anka (the title is taken from one of his hit songs). (27 mins.)
 
13.
Pour la suite du monde (1963 Documentary)
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At the instigation of the filmmakers, the young men of the Ile-aux-Coudres in the middle of the St-Lawrence... (105 mins.)
 
14.
Drylanders (1963)
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The epic story of the opening of the Canadian West and the drought that brought the Depression in the thirties. This is the saga of a family who left eastern Canada to stake their future in the Prairies. (69 mins.)
Director: Donald Haldane
 
15.
Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964)
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A teenage boy rebels against parental authority and must face a harsh reality when he tries to live on his own. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Owen
 
16.
Cat in the Sack (1964)
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A young journalist is unhappy with society and contemplates what he can do about it. (74 mins.)
Director: Gilles Groulx
 
17.
The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)
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An out-of-work Irish immigrant in Montreal remains hopeful that his luck is about to change but his disillusioned family grow tired of his pigheadedness and instability. (100 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
18.
The Railrodder (1965 Short Film)
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After literally walking to Canada from England, Buster takes a cross-country trip across Canada on a railway motorcar (speeder). (24 mins.)
 
19.
Wavelength (1967)
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One of the most unconventional and experimental films ever made, Wavelength is a structural film of a 45-minute long zoom in on a window over a period of a week. (45 mins.)
Director: Michael Snow
 
20.
Le règne du jour (1967 Documentary)
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Four years after Pour la suite du monde, the director 'Pierre Perrault' ask Alexis Tremblay if he agreed to... (118 mins.)
Director: Pierre Perrault
 
21.
Pas de deux (1968 Short Film)
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Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals. (13 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
22.
A Married Couple (1969 Documentary)
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An "actuality drama" about a real-life marriage in crisis, in which the couple attempts to identify and resolve the conflicts and resentments that have driven them to the brink of separation. (97 mins.)
Director: Allan King
 
23.
Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969 Short Film)
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Bambi is contentedly nibbling the grass, seemingly unaware of his impending encounter with Godzilla. What will happen when the two finally meet? (2 mins.)
 
24.
Goin' Down the Road (1970)
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Two friends leave the picturesque yet rural province of Nova Scotia for the nightlife and culture of Toronto. They soon end up wistful and nostalgic about Nova Scotia though after finding out that Toronto isn't as fun as they'd hoped. (90 mins.)
Director: Donald Shebib
 
25.
The Hart of London (1970)
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A surreal sequence of images of nature and London, Ontario, life and death. (80 mins.)
Director: Jack Chambers
 
26.
Mon oncle Antoine (1971)
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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... (104 mins.)
Director: Claude Jutra
 
27.
La région centrale (1971 Documentary)
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One of the best and most influential in avant-garde cinema, an experiment from Michael Snow for 24 hours... (180 mins.)
Director: Michael Snow
 
28.
Sweet Movie (1974)
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The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness... (98 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
29.
Orderers (1974)
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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. (109 mins.)
Director: Michel Brault
 
30.
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
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The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society... (120 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
31.
Black Christmas (1974)
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During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
32.
Dead of Night (1974)
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A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie. (88 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
33.
Shivers (1975)
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The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact. (87 mins.)
 
34.
SCTV (1976 TV Series)
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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way. (30 mins.)
 
35.
The New Avengers (1976 TV Series)
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John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage... (60 mins.)
 
36.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
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13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life. (100 mins.)
 
37.
Rabid (1977)
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A young woman develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty zombies who proceed to infect others, which turns into a city-wide epidemic. (91 mins.)
 
38.
Outrageous! (1977)
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A story about a female impersonator who rooms with a pregnant schizophrenic. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Benner
 
39.
Le château de sable (1977 Short Film)
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On a sandy desert, a man made of sand constructs other sand creatures to help make a beautiful sand castle for themselves. (13 mins.)
Director: Co Hoedeman
 
40.
The Silent Partner (1978)
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A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash. (106 mins.)
Director: Daryl Duke
 
41.
The Brood (1979)
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A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders. (92 mins.)
 
42.
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1979)
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(55 mins.)
Director: R. Bruce Elder
 
43.
You Can't Do That on Television (1979 TV Series)
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Sketch TV by young amateur actors in true classic Nick-style. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water. (30 mins.)
 
44.
Les bons débarras (1980)
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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. (120 mins.)
 
45.
The Changeling (1980)
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A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
46.
Out of the Blue (1980)
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A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene. (94 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
47.
Scanners (1981)
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A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him. (103 mins.)
 
48.
Presents (1981)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Michael Snow
 
49.
Fool's Gold (1981 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
Director: R. Bruce Elder
 
50.
Heavy Metal (1981)
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A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror. (86 mins.)
 
51.
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
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A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead. (90 mins.)
Director: George Mihalka
 
52.
Illuminated Texts (1982)
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(180 mins.)
Director: R. Bruce Elder
 
53.
The Grey Fox (1982)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Phillip Borsos
 
54.
Class of 1984 (1982)
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A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school. (98 mins.)
Director: Mark Lester
 
55.
Videodrome (1983)
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A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
 
56.
Strange Brew (1983)
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Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it. (90 mins.)
 
57.
Copper Mountain (1983 TV Movie)
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Two friends travel to a ski resort, with one looking to hit the slopes, while the other spends time trying to pick up women. (60 mins.)
Director: David Mitchell
“ This entry is a joke inspired by the movie ” - minalex
 
58.
Au clair de la lune (1983)
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A friendship between a good man with bowling as his only passion and a queer albino. (92 mins.)
Director: André Forcier
 
59.
Fraggle Rock (1983 TV Series)
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The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization. (30 mins.)
 
60.
Rock & Rule (1983)
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A malevolent rock star kidnaps a female singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon and her band must help her stop him. (77 mins.)
Director: Clive A. Smith
 
62.
My American Cousin (1985)
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Twelve years old Sandy lives with her parents and two younger sisters on an idyllic ranch in Canada... (90 mins.)
Director: Sandy Wilson
 
63.
Anne of Green Gables (1985 Mini-Series)
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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination. (199 mins.)
 
64.
MacGyver (1985 TV Series)
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The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness. (48 mins.)
 
65.
The Twilight Zone (1985 TV Series)
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist. (45 mins.)
 
66.
One Magic Christmas (1985)
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An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about. (89 mins.)
Director: Phillip Borsos
 
67.
The Fly (1986)
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A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
 
68.
The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
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Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat. (101 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
69.
Family Viewing (1987)
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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... (86 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
70.
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
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Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer... (81 mins.)
Director: Patricia Rozema
 
71.
The Man Who Planted Trees (1987 Short Film)
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The story of one shepherd's long and successful singlehanded effort to re-forest a desolate valley. (30 mins.)
Director: Frédéric Back
 
72.
Anne of Avonlea (1987 Mini-Series)
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Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable. (230 mins.)
Director: Kevin Sullivan
 
73.
Degrassi High (1987 TV Series)
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The lives and trials of students of a city high school. (30 mins.)
Director: Philip Earnshaw
 
74.
Friday the 13th: The Series (1987 TV Series)
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Two young antique store owners must recover cursed antiques. (60 mins.)
Director: David Morse
 
75.
Dead Ringers (1988)
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Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. (116 mins.)
 
76.
Life Classes (1988)
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The odyssey of a young Cape Breton woman as she moves to the big city (Halifax) and supports herself... (117 mins.)
 
78.
The Kids in the Hall (1988 TV Series)
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The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits. (25 mins.)
 
79.
The Cat Came Back (1988 Short Film)
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A pesky yellow cat becomes the bane of Mr. Johnson's life as it constantly outsmarts his increasingly desperate attempts to get rid of it. (7 mins.)
Director: Cordell Barker
 
80.
Pin (1988)
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Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father's doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon's life, and his sister's life as well. (103 mins.)
Director: Sandor Stern
 
81.
Jesus of Montreal (1989)
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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. (118 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
82.
Speaking Parts (1989)
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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... (93 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
83.
Beetlejuice (1989 TV Series)
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Loosely based on the film of the same name, this show features Beetlejuice, a wild ghost from the "Neitherworld," and his mortal best friend... (22 mins.)
 
84.
Babar (1989 TV Series)
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The adventures of the King of the elephants, his family, and friends. (30 mins.)
 
85.
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
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A Montreal construction worker joins a band and turns out to be a long-lost rock star from 1960s New Jersey - none other than Eddie Wilson, who mysteriously disappeared after a road accident. (104 mins.)
 
86.
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
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Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens. (102 mins.)
Director: Allan Moyle
 
87.
Archangel (1990)
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An amnesiac soldier, seeking his lost love, arrives in Archangel in northern Russia to help the townsfolk in their fight against the Bolsheviks, all quite unaware that the Great War ended three months ago. (90 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
88.
Re: Entry (1990)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Carl Brown
 
89.
Flesh Angels (1990)
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(113 mins.)
Director: R. Bruce Elder
 
90.
Avonlea (1990 TV Series)
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A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives in Prince Edward Island in early 1900s. (60 mins.)
 
91.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990 TV Series)
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A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories. (30 mins.)
 
92.
The Adjuster (1991)
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A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster... (102 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
93.
Naked Lunch (1991)
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After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. (115 mins.)
 
94.
Black Robe (1991)
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A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter. (101 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
95.
Léolo (1992)
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Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his... (107 mins.)
 
96.
Map of the Human Heart (1992)
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Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years... (109 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
 
97.
The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)
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The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland. (93 mins.)
Director: John N. Smith
 
98.
Careful (1992)
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In the Alpine village of Tolzbad in the 1800s, the townsfolk talk quietly and restrain their movements lest they incur avalanches... (100 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
99.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda. (167 mins.)
 
100.
Highlander (1992 TV Series)
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Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals. (60 mins.)