My subjective list of the 100 best films from Québecby Frederic1988 | created - 29 Apr 2012 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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.
- http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068517461/50 meilleurs films contemporains du Québec
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1. Pour la suite du monde (1963)
105 min | Documentary
At the instigation of the filmmakers, the young men of the Ile-aux-Coudres in the middle of the St-Lawrence River try as a memorial to their ancestors to revive the fishing of the belugas ... See full summary »
(Pour la suite du monde)
3. Orderers (1974)
109 min | Drama, History
A fact-based account of ordinary citizens who found themselves arrested and imprisoned without charge for weeks during the October Crisis in 1970 Quebec.
4. Mon oncle Antoine (1971)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
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.
5. La vie heureuse de Léopold Z (1965)
68 min | Comedy
A worker, called in a hurry to remove the snow in the city street, try to buy his remaining gifts in the tumult of Christmas eve without quitting his work.
6. Les bons débarras (1980)
120 min | Drama
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.
7. Un pays sans bon sens! (1970)
117 min | Documentary
Film-essai sur une question cruciale : la notion d'appartenance à un pays. Sentimentalisme attardé ou réalité psychologique profonde si l'on croit qu'elle trouve racine dans le coeur de ... See full summary »
9. Les raquetteurs (1958)
15 min | Short, Documentary
Footage of a snowshoe festival in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Depictions of culture in the early years including snowshoe races, and musical attractions.
10. L'eau chaude, l'eau frette (1976)
94 min | Drama
Un groupe de voisins habitant un immeuble situé dans un quartier populaire de Montréal se réunissent pour fêter Polo, le tenancier. Angle Saint-Denis et Rachel, la plus belle terrasse de ... See full summary »
11. Le règne du jour (1967)
118 min | Documentary
Four years after Pour la suite du monde (1963), the director 'Pierre Perrault' ask Alexis Tremblay if he agreed to travel with his wife Marie in the country of their ancestors, France. In a... See full summary »
(Le règne du jour)
13. Kamouraska (1973)
R | 124 min | Drama, History
Quebec, the 1830s and 1840s. As she attends the bedside of Jérôme, her second husband, Élisabeth recalls her youth, her marriage to her first husband, Antoine, life in remote Kamouraska ... See full summary »
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.
14. On est au coton (1970)
173 min | Documentary
Director Denys Arcand made an inquiry on textile industry in Quebec, meeting employers and workers of that industry.
(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.
16. L'acadie, l'Acadie (1971)
117 min | Documentary
Long métrage documentaire tourné dans les coulisses de l'action à l'Université de Moncton (Nouveau-Brunswick), théâtre du réveil acadien de la fin des années 1960. Dans une province où 40 ... See full summary »
(L'Acadie, l'Acadie ?!?)
17. À tout prendre (1963)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
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.
19. Entre la mer et l'eau douce (1967)
85 min | Drama
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.
(Entre la mer et l'eau douce)
20. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.
Votes: 6,677 | Gross: $1.90M
21. Begone Dull Care (1949)
8 min | Animation, Short, Music
Abstract images drawn directly onto the film are accompanied by three pieces of jazz performed by the Oscar Peterson trio.
(Caprice en couleurs)
22. La vraie nature de Bernadette (1972)
115 min | Drama
A woman imbued with naturalistic and libertarian theories leaves her city home to live in the countryside with her young son. There she meets a litigious farmer who fights against the banks... See full summary »
23. On est loin du soleil (1971)
80 min | Drama
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.
24. Il ne faut pas mourir pour ça (1967)
75 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
(Il ne faut pas mourir pour ça)
25. Mémoire battante (1983)
Trois mémoires, celle du Montagnais, celle du Jésuite et celle de Lamothe, se juxtaposent sans se contredire, se définissent sans se nuire, s'évaluent sans se diminuer. «Mémoire battante ... See full summary »
26. Léolo (1992)
Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 5,992 | Gross: $0.61M
27. Mindscape (1976)
8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
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.
Director: Jacques Drouin
(Souvenirs de guerre)
32. Les mâles (1971)
113 min | Comedy
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. Well, she didn't dislike it. In the mean time, the ... See full summary »
35. Afterlife (1978)
7 min | Animation, Short
A psychedelic new-age short about what a spiritual human being might find after death.
Director: Ishu Patel
(Après la vie)
36. Jesus of Montreal (1989)
R | 120 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 6,199 | Gross: $1.60M
37. 24 heures ou plus... (1977)
114 min | Documentary
Pamphlet cinématographique réalisé par Gilles Groulx à un moment de fièvre populaire exceptionnelle au Québec, quelques mois après le front commun des trois syndicats québécois les plus ... See full summary »
39. Le viol d'une jeune fille douce (1968)
82 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
(Le viol d'une jeune fille douce)
40. Tendresse ordinaire (1973)
82 min | Drama
A lonely woman spends the winter isolated and reminiscing about the past as she waits for her husband to return from a prolonged absence.
41. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.
Votes: 25,965 | Gross: $3.43M
43. Neighbours (1952)
8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower.
44. Le temps d'une chasse (1972)
98 min | Drama
A young boy learns the rituals of what his father and his friends perceive as manhood on a weekend hunting trip.
(Le temps d'une chasse)
45. Le chapeau (1999)
6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
An exotic dancer recalls an incident from her childhood where she was physically abused by a male visitor.
Director: Michèle Cournoyer
46. Le confort et l'indifférence (1982)
109 min | Documentary
Made shortly after the referendum on Quebec's independence was held, this documentary illustrates what the politicians' promises were and how the population did not really care nor truly ... See full summary »
48. Les smattes (1972)
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.
49. The Bead Game (1977)
6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
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.
Director: Ishu Patel
(Histoire de perles)
51. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
Votes: 3,238 | Gross: $1.57M
53. To See or Not to See (1969)
15 min | Animation, Short
A scientist develops an unusual pair of eyeglasses which allows the wearer's mind to see things objectively rather than the usual subjective manner.
54. J.A. Martin photographe (1977)
100 min | Drama
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. She hopes the intimacy will revive their marriage.
(J.A. Martin photographe)
56. L'âge de la machine (1977)
28 min | Short
In 1933, a policeman have to bring back a prisoner from Senneterre in Abittibi to Montreal in the south of the province of Quebec. He soon find out that his prisoner who's supposed to be a ... See full summary »
(L'âge de la machine)
58. Bar Salon (1974)
84 min | Drama
Charles Méthot, propriétaire d'un bar menacé de faillite, accepte la gérance d'un bar de banlieue pour sauver son propre commerce. Après une aventure sentimentale décevante avec une ... See full summary »
60. Soft Shell Man (2001)
102 min | Drama, Romance
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.
61. Le confessionnal (1995)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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 »
Votes: 1,413 | Gross: $0.58M
62. Les dernières fiançailles (1973)
92 min | Drama
After another cardiac arrest, Armand knows he doesn't have long to live. But after more than 70 years in the same house, he doesn't want to die anywhere else. His wife, Rose, has secretly ... See full summary »
(Les dernières fiançailles)
65. La lutte (1961)
28 min | Documentary, Short
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.
66. Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings (1985)
89 min | Comedy, Music
A Quebecois Elvis impersonator is disillusioned to find a Chinaman participating in an Elvis contest. He later takes his wife on vacation to the island of Santa Banana.
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67. Nô (1998)
85 min | Drama
This Canadian comedy, filmed in black and white and color and adapted from Lepage's play The Seven Branches of the River Ota. In October 1970, Montreal actress Sophie (Anne-Marie Cadieux) ... See full summary »
Votes: 405 | Gross: $0.00M
68. Québec: Duplessis et après... (1972)
121 min | Documentary, History
A documentary about Maurice Duplessis and the quebec nationalism which to new levels after the death of this Premier of the Province of Quebec. The director used the electoral campaigns of ... See full summary »
(Québec: Duplessis et après...)
69. The Red Violin (1998)
R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
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.
Votes: 28,391 | Gross: $9.47M
70. Gaz Bar Blues (2003)
115 min | Drama, Comedy
This is the story of Mr. Brochu, whose friends like to call "the Boss". He runs his gas station the best he can and tries to stay happy no matter what happens. This movie relates all the ... See full summary »
Votes: 912 | Gross: $0.88M
72. Very Nice, Very Nice (1961)
7 min | Short
Through an unconventional use of concise narrative, a conceptual collage of sounds and images, and a rapid-fire montage, Arthur Lipsett's first film vividly portrays the urban estrangement in the times of social erosion and materialism.
Director: Arthur Lipsett
73. La face cachée de la lune (2003)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 1,801 | Gross: $0.01M
74. A Chairy Tale (1957)
12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
An ordinary-looking chair refuses to be sat upon.
(Il était une chaise)
75. Le château de sable (1977)
13 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
On a sandy desert, a man made of sand constructs other sand creatures to help make a beautiful sand castle for themselves.
Director: Co Hoedeman
(Le château de sable)
76. Le party (1990)
103 min | Drama
At a maximum security prison, there is preparation for the annual party where entertainers and strippers are scheduled to perform. But not everyone is having fun. A man is sent to solitary,... See full summary »
77. Le vieux pays où Rimbaud est mort (1977)
114 min | Drama
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.
(Le vieux pays où Rimbaud est mort)
78. Les brûlés (1959)
114 min | Drama
Pioneers struggle to establish a town in the harsh unsettled wilderness of northern Quebec during the depression.
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.
83. Vie d'ange (1979)
84 min | Comedy
Quand ils se sont aperçus dans une garden party, ils ont tout de suite compris qu'ils étaient faits l'un pour l'autre. L'irrésistible Star foule aux pieds ses admirateurs et se laisse ... See full summary »
84. Mariages (2001)
95 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
86. Le bonheur c'est une chanson triste (2004)
90 min | Drama
Imagine it is summer and that, for the last several days, Montreal has been swimming in sweltering heat and smog. Then imagine that you are in the city's downtown core and a woman holding a... See full summary »
90. Une histoire inventée (1990)
100 min | Drama
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 »
91. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
92. Ti-Cul Tougas, ou, Le bout de la vie (1976)
Aux Îles-de-la-Madeleine, quatre jeunes Montréalais rêvent de partir pour la Californie. Ils volent le montant de la subvention qu'ils viennent de recevoir.
93. Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
96 min | Crime, Drama
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.
94. La liberté d'une statue (1990)
90 min | Fantasy
An old Egyptian silent movie restored with great care and dubbed by a couple of lip-reading deaf mutes relates the story of a young girl wandering in the desert hoping upon an heroic life ... See full summary »
96. La vie rêvée (1972)
90 min | Drama
Two twenty-something women dream of the ideal man and slowly realize that reality is very different from their fantasies.
(La vie rêvée)
97. Anne Trister (1986)
103 min | Drama
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.
98. Délivrez-nous du mal (1966)
82 min | Drama
Une histoire d'amour inusitée : un frère et sa soeur sont tous deux amoureux d'un jeune homme séduisant mais insolent et déséquilibré qui se complait à décourager leur passion. Lucille se ... See full summary »