My subjective list of the 100 best films from Québec

Ma liste subjective des 100 meilleurs films du Québec

Du début jusqu'à 2008. Pour les dix ans suivants, j'ai créé une liste des 50 meilleurs films contemporains en provenance du Québec./
From the beginning to 2008. For the ten years that follows, I created a list of the 50 best contemporary films from Québec.

- 50 meilleurs films contemporains du Québec
(50 best contemporary films from Québec)
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1.
Pour la suite du monde (1963 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
At the instigation of the filmmakers, the young men of the Ile-aux-Coudres in the middle of the St-Lawrence... (105 mins.)
“ (Pour la suite du monde) ” - Frederic1988
 
2.
The Man Who Planted Trees (1987 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley. (30 mins.)
Director: Frédéric Back
 
3.
Orderers (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ (Les Ordres) ” - Frederic1988
 
4.
Mon oncle Antoine (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
5.
La vie heureuse de Léopold Z (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A worker, called in a hurry to remove the snow in the city street, try to buy his remaining gifts in... (68 mins.)
Director: Gilles Carle
 
6.
Les bons débarras (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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.)
 
7.
Un pays sans bon sens! (1970 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Film-essai sur une question cruciale : la notion d'appartenance à un pays. Sentimentalisme attardé ou... (117 mins.)
Director: Pierre Perrault
 
8.
Cat in the Sack (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young journalist is unhappy with society and contemplates what he can do about it. (74 mins.)
Director: Gilles Groulx
 
9.
Les raquetteurs (1958 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Footage of a snowshoe festival in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Depictions of culture in the early years including snowshoe races, and musical attractions. (15 mins.)
“ (Les raquetteurs) ” - Frederic1988
 
10.
L'eau chaude, l'eau frette (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Un groupe de voisins habitant un immeuble situé dans un quartier populaire de Montréal se réunissent pour fêter Polo... (94 mins.)
Director: André Forcier
 
11.
Le règne du jour (1967 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Four years after Pour la suite du monde, the director 'Pierre Perrault' ask Alexis Tremblay if he agreed to... (118 mins.)
Director: Pierre Perrault
“ (Le règne du jour) ” - Frederic1988
 
12.
Au clair de la lune (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A friendship between a good man with bowling as his only passion and a queer albino. (92 mins.)
Director: André Forcier
 
13.
Kamouraska (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Quebec, the 1830s and 1840s. As she attends the bedside of Jérôme, her second husband, Élisabeth recalls her youth... (124 mins.)
Director: Claude Jutra
“ The better version is the second one (3 hours) it is not the first which is only 124 minutes long./
Le montage de 3 heures... pas le premier de 124 minutes. ” - Frederic1988
 
14.
On est au coton (1970 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director Denys Arcand made an inquiry on textile industry in Quebec, meeting employers and workers of that industry. (173 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
“ (On est au coton!)

Tournée de '68 à '70, le film fut censuré, interdit de diffusion et rangé dans les voutes par Sydney Newman (commissaire à l'ONF), pour finalement ne sortir qu'en une version tronquée 6 ans plus tard; en '76 (les extraits montrant E.F. King — président de la Dominion Textile — étaient supprimés).
En 2004, la version non censurée de 173 minutes fut officiellement disponible. ” - Frederic1988
 
15.
Blinkity Blank (1955 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The surreal story of a bird and its cage with both their conflict and union. (5 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
16.
L'acadie, l'Acadie (1971 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Long métrage documentaire tourné dans les coulisses de l'action à l'Université de Moncton (Nouveau-Brunswick)... (117 mins.)
“ (L'Acadie, l'Acadie ?!?) ” - Frederic1988
 
17.
Take It All (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A man struggles with his identity, his life choices, his interracial relationship, and his latent homosexuality. A portrait of some young intellectuals in early sixties Montreal. (99 mins.)
Director: Claude Jutra
 
18.
The Mighty River (1993 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The environmental history of the St. Lawrence River and the impact of human exploitation of it. (24 mins.)
Director: Frédéric Back
 
19.
Between Sweet and Salt Water (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young singer-songwriter abandons his life in his hometown and moves to the city to make it big. He achieves fame, but it comes at a price. (85 mins.)
Director: Michel Brault
“ (Entre la mer et l'eau douce) ” - Frederic1988
 
20.
The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat. (101 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
21.
Begone Dull Care (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Abstract images drawn directly onto the film are accompanied by three pieces of jazz performed by the Oscar Peterson trio. (8 mins.)
“ (Caprice en couleurs) ” - Frederic1988
 
22.
La vraie nature de Bernadette (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman imbued with naturalistic and libertarian theories leaves her city home to live in the countryside with her young son... (115 mins.)
Director: Gilles Carle
 
23.
On est loin du soleil (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The six members of the working-class Bessette family each mimic a certain stage of the life of the iconic Brother André and are an incarnation of his values and characteristics. (80 mins.)
Director: Jacques Leduc
 
24.
Il ne faut pas mourir pour ça (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A 30-year old man is forced out of his inert and absent-minded existence when it's complicated by the three women in his life. (75 mins.)
“ (Il ne faut pas mourir pour ça) ” - Frederic1988
 
25.
Mémoire battante (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Trois mémoires, celle du Montagnais, celle du Jésuite et celle de Lamothe, se juxtaposent sans se contredire... (168 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lamothe
 
26.
Léolo (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his... (107 mins.)
 
27.
Mindscape (1976 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An artist creates a painting of the landscape he sees, then finds he can literally climb into the picture to see the fantastic world inside. (8 mins.)
Director: Jacques Drouin
“ (Le paysagiste) ” - Frederic1988
 
28.
Le goût de la farine (1977 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Documentaire sur les Montagnais de Saint-Augustin et de La Romaine, dans la région de la Côte-Nord, au Québec... (108 mins.)
Director: Pierre Perrault
 
29.
Bûcherons de la Manouane (1962 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Quebecois lumberjacks have to face harsh working and living conditions to earn a living and support their families. (28 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lamothe
 
30.
Pas de deux (1968 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals. (13 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
31.
Memories of War (1983 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(16 mins.)
Director: Pierre Hébert
“ (Souvenirs de guerre) ” - Frederic1988
 
32.
Les mâles (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A student and a woodcutter living in the wood since a year and a half, lacking a woman, kidnapped a nurse working in the near village... (113 mins.)
Director: Gilles Carle
“ (Les Mâles) ” - Frederic1988
 
33.
La bête lumineuse (1982 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A documentary film about a group of hunters who gather annually to hunt moose near Maniwaki, Quebec. (128 mins.)
Director: Pierre Perrault
 
34.
Les désoeuvrés (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(60 mins.)
Director: René Bail
 
35.
Afterlife (1978 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A psychedelic new-age short about what a spiritual human being might find after death. (7 mins.)
Director: Ishu Patel
“ (Après la vie) ” - Frederic1988
 
36.
Jesus of Montreal (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
 
37.
24 heures ou plus... (1977 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Pamphlet cinématographique réalisé par Gilles Groulx à un moment de fièvre populaire exceptionnelle au Québec... (114 mins.)
Director: Gilles Groulx
 
38.
Les fleurs sauvages (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three generations of a family struggle to be open with each other during a week of summer vacation at their country cottage. (152 mins.)
 
39.
Le viol d'une jeune fille douce (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A sexually promiscuous young woman finds herself pregnant and unmarried; her three brothers vow to find the man responsible and punish him for what they consider the rape of their sister. (85 mins.)
Director: Gilles Carle
“ (Le viol d'une jeune fille douce) ” - Frederic1988
 
40.
Tendresse ordinaire (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A lonely woman spends the winter isolated and reminiscing about the past as she waits for her husband to return from a prolonged absence. (82 mins.)
Director: Jacques Leduc
“ (Tendresse Ordinaire) ” - Frederic1988
 
41.
The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son. (99 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
42.
Le mépris n'aura qu'un temps (1970 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lamothe
 
43.
Neighbours (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower. (8 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
“ (Voisins) ” - Frederic1988
 
44.
Le temps d'une chasse (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young boy learns the rituals of what his father and his friends perceive as manhood on a weekend hunting trip. (98 mins.)
“ (Le temps d'une chasse) ” - Frederic1988
 
45.
Le chapeau (1999 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An exotic dancer recalls an incident from her childhood where she was physically abused by a male visitor. (6 mins.)
“ (Le chapeau) ” - Frederic1988
 
46.
Le confort et l'indifférence (1982 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Made shortly after the referendum on Quebec's independence was held, this documentary illustrates what... (109 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
47.
When the Day Breaks (1999 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A chance encounter, a juicy yellow lemon and an unfortunate twist of fate will reveal that the symbiotic relationship between people is inextricable. (10 mins.)
 
48.
Les smattes (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A family refuses to leave their native village after being ordered to by the government and are pursued by the authorities as a result of an accidental shooting. (86 mins.)
“ (Les Smattes) ” - Frederic1988
 
49.
The Bead Game (1977 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
To a percussive soundtrack, a succession of more complex animals forms and is consumed by their successors (all formed from beads). Finally, We reach man, who develops ever more sophisticated forms of war. (6 mins.)
Director: Ishu Patel
“ (Histoire de perles) ” - Frederic1988
 
50.
Golden Gloves (1961 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Concerns an amateur boxing tournament and the three young working-class men who aspire to win it; how they train and their reasons for doing it. (28 mins.)
Director: Gilles Groulx
 
51.
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist. (98 mins.)
 
52.
Félix Leclerc, troubadour (1959 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(27 mins.)
Director: Claude Jutra
 
53.
To See or Not to See (1969 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A scientist develops an unusual pair of eyeglasses which allows the wearer's mind to see things objectively rather than the usual subjective manner. (15 mins.)
Director: Bretislav Pojar
“ (Psychocratie) ” - Frederic1988
 
54.
J.A. Martin photographe (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The wife of photographer J.A. Martin decides to go with him in his tour of the hard Canadian countryside at the turn of the century... (100 mins.)
Director: Jean Beaudin
“ (J.A. Martin photographe) ” - Frederic1988
 
55.
Un royaume vous attend (1976 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Long métrage documentaire sur l'Abitibi agricole. Ce film est un véritable plaidoyer pour la terre et pour un genre de vie plus humain en face d'une société devenue froide et insensible. (110 mins.)
Director: Pierre Perrault
 
56.
L'âge de la machine (1977 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 1933, a policeman have to bring back a prisoner from Senneterre in Abittibi to Montreal in the south of the province of Quebec... (28 mins.)
Director: Gilles Carle
“ (L'âge de la machine) ” - Frederic1988
 
57.
Whoever Dies, Dies in Pain (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A botched police raid on a crack house turns into a 36 hour long siege in which the junkies share their perspective to the cameraman of a reality program. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Morin
 
58.
Bar Salon (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Charles Méthot, propriétaire d'un bar menacé de faillite, accepte la gérance d'un bar de banlieue pour sauver son propre commerce... (84 mins.)
Director: André Forcier
 
59.
La maudite galette (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A robbery at the secluded country home of a wealthy old man goes horribly awry. (100 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
60.
Soft Shell Man (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An emotionally immature underwater photographer returns home to an affair with his best friend's deaf girlfriend and unresolved issues with the wife he left six months before. (102 mins.)
Director: André Turpin
 
61.
The Confessional (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel, 16, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame... (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Lepage
 
62.
Les dernières fiançailles (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After another cardiac arrest, Armand knows he doesn't have long to live. But after more than 70 years in the same house... (92 mins.)
“ (Les dernières fiançailles) ” - Frederic1988
 
63.
Taratata (1977 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(9 mins.)
 
64.
Yellowknife (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The film tells the story of three couples on the road between the Atlantic coast and the Northwest Territories in Canada. (110 mins.)
Director: Rodrigue Jean
 
65.
La lutte (1961 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Follows the professional wrestling scene in Montreal and observes the before, during, and after portions of a major show and the spectators who are enthralled by it. (28 mins.)
“ (La Lutte) ” - Frederic1988
 
66.
Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Quebecois Elvis impersonator is disillusioned to find a Chinaman participating in an Elvis contest... (89 mins.)
“ *En fait, c'est un ramassis des trois Elvis Gratton (3 courts métrages) de Pierre Falardeau et Julien Poulin, mais le film a quand même eu une distribution en salle. Je l'ai donc mis dans la liste.
Elvis Gratton (1981)
Les vacances d'Elvis Gratton (1983)
Pas encore Elvis Gratton! (1985) ” - Frederic1988
 
67.
(1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
This Canadian comedy, filmed in black and white and color and adapted from Lepage's play The Seven Branches of the River Ota... (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Lepage
 
68.
Québec: Duplessis et après... (1972 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A documentary about Maurice Duplessis and the quebec nationalism which to new levels after the death of this Premier of the Province of Quebec... (121 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
“ (Québec: Duplessis et après...) ” - Frederic1988
 
69.
The Red Violin (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (130 mins.)
 
70.
Gaz Bar Blues (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
This is the story of Mr. Brochu, whose friends like to call "the Boss". He runs his gas station the... (115 mins.)
Director: Louis Bélanger
 
71.
Climates (1974 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(10 mins.)
Director: Suzanne Gervais
“ (Climats) ” - Frederic1988
 
72.
Very Nice, Very Nice (1961 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The current day-to-day life is much different than what it was thirty or forty years ago, but it is... (7 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lipsett
 
73.
The Far Side of the Moon (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After the death of his mother, a man tries to discover a meaning to his life, to the universe and to rebuild a relationship with the only family he has left: his brother. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Lepage
 
74.
A Chairy Tale (1957 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An ordinary-looking chair refuses to be sat upon. (12 mins.)
“ (Il était une chaise) ” - Frederic1988
 
75.
Le château de sable (1977 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
“ (Le château de sable) ” - Frederic1988
 
76.
Le party (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
At a maximum security prison, there is preparation for the annual party where entertainers and strippers are scheduled to perform... (103 mins.)
 
77.
Le vieux pays où Rimbaud est mort (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A middle-aged man travels to France and is discouraged by the attitudes of the people concerning his native land until he meets and begins relationships with two lonely women. (114 mins.)
“ (Le vieux pays où Rimbaud est mort) ” - Frederic1988
 
78.
Les brûlés (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Pioneers struggle to establish a town in the harsh unsettled wilderness of northern Quebec during the depression. (114 mins.)
Director: Bernard Devlin
“ C'est d'abord une série de télévision en 8 épisodes datant de 1957. En 1959, ils en ont fait un film d'à peu près 2 heures./
It is primarily a television series in 8 episodes from 1957. In 1959, they made a 2 hours movie with this series. ” - Frederic1988
 
79.
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film account about the military 1990 siege of a Native American reserve near Oka, Quebec, Canada and its causes. (119 mins.)
 
80.
Crac (1980 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The industrialization of Montreal, as seen from the point of view of a rocking-chair. (15 mins.)
Director: Frédéric Back
 
81.
Requiem pour un beau sans-coeur (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The last three days in the life of a notorious criminal as seen through the eyes of eight different people. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Morin
 
82.
The Novena (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The faith of a caring physician and an unquestioningly religious youth is shaken to the core when the pair is inexplicably brought together. (97 mins.)
Director: Bernard Émond
 
83.
Vie d'ange (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Quand ils se sont aperçus dans une garden party, ils ont tout de suite compris qu'ils étaient faits l'un pour l'autre... (84 mins.)
Director: Pierre Harel
“ (Vie d'ange) ” - Frederic1988
 
84.
Marriages (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A 19th century ghost story set in French Canada. When Yvonne's young romance is thwarted by her sister, she heads to the woods in search of a supernatural solution. (95 mins.)
 
85.
21-87 (1964 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Snippets from discarded footage, and with footage shot on the streets of Montreal and New York City, combined to a collage with the underlying argument as to whether man is a complex machine or a creature with a soul. (10 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lipsett
 
86.
Le bonheur c'est une chanson triste (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Imagine it is summer and that, for the last several days, Montreal has been swimming in sweltering heat and smog... (90 mins.)
 
87.
Happy Memories (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A woman attempts to resume her place in the family that she abandoned years earlier. (114 mins.)
 
88.
Balablok (1972 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Blocks and balls fight simply because they are different, until their battle reduces everyone to the same shape. (7 mins.)
Director: Bretislav Pojar
 
89.
À Saint-Henri le cinq septembre (1962 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(42 mins.)
Director: Hubert Aquin
 
90.
Une histoire inventée (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An irresistible woman, Florence, dragging her last 50 disconsolate lovers behind her. A trumpet in the end of his career... (100 mins.)
Director: André Forcier
 
91.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (127 mins.)
 
93.
Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The unexpected return of his ex-wife and the assembly of a group of protesters both threaten to wreck a corrupt contractor's inauguration party for his new superhighway. (96 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
94.
La liberté d'une statue (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An old Egyptian silent movie restored with great care and dubbed by a couple of lip-reading deaf mutes... (90 mins.)
Director: Olivier Asselin
 
95.
Les Plouffe (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II. (227 mins.)
Director: Gilles Carle
 
96.
La vie rêvée (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two twenty-something women dream of the ideal man and slowly realize that reality is very different from their fantasies. (85 mins.)
“ (La vie rêvée) ” - Frederic1988
 
97.
Anne Trister (1986)
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A Swiss Jewish artist who is grieving her father, moves to Montreal and forms a friendship with a child psychiatrist. While creating an installation in an abandoned warehouse, she confronts her past and is increasingly drawn to her friend. (103 mins.)
Director: Léa Pool
 
98.
Délivrez-nous du mal (1966)
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Une histoire d'amour inusitée : un frère et sa soeur sont tous deux amoureux d'un jeune homme séduisant... (82 mins.)
 
99.
Maelstrom (2000)
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After plunging her car into a river, a woman encounters a man who helps her come to terms with her life. (87 mins.)
 
100.
Octobre (1994)
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A dramatization of the infamous Canadian terrorist abduction & murder of a government minister by a cell of The Quebec Liberation Front. (97 mins.)