My subjective list of the 100 best films from Québec

by 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.

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1. Pour la suite du monde (1963)

105 min | Documentary

8.7
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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 River try as a memorial to their ancestors to revive the fishing of the belugas ... See full summary »

Directors: Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault | Stars: Léopold Tremblay, Alexis Tremblay, Abel Harvey, Louis Harvey

Votes: 502

(Pour la suite du monde)

2. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)

30 min | Animation, Short, Drama

8.6
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The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley.

Director: Frédéric Back | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 4,837

3. 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: 819

(Les Ordres)

4. 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: 2,222

5. La vie heureuse de Léopold Z (1965)

68 min | Comedy

7.3
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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.

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Guy L'Ecuyer, Paul Hébert, Suzanne Valéry, Monique Joly

Votes: 227

6. Les bons débarras (1980)

120 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 542

7. Un pays sans bon sens! (1970)

117 min | Documentary

8.4
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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 »

Director: Pierre Perrault | Stars: Didier Dufour, Maurice Chaillot, Benjamin Simard, André Lepage

Votes: 41

8. Cat in the Sack (1964)

74 min | Drama

7.7
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A young journalist is unhappy with society and contemplates what he can do about it.

Director: Gilles Groulx | Stars: Barbara Ulrich, Claude Godbout, Manon Blain, Véronique Vilbert

Votes: 343

9. Les raquetteurs (1958)

15 min | Short, Documentary

7.0
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Footage of a snowshoe festival in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Depictions of culture in the early years including snowshoe races, and musical attractions.

Directors: Michel Brault, Gilles Groulx

Votes: 296

(Les raquetteurs)

10. L'eau chaude, l'eau frette (1976)

94 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: André Forcier | Stars: Jean Lapointe, Jean Pierre Bergeron, Sophie Clément, Louise Gagnon

Votes: 160

11. Le règne du jour (1967)

118 min | Documentary

7.8
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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 »

Director: Pierre Perrault | Stars: Alexis Tremblay, Marie Tremblay, Léopold Tremblay, Marie-Paule Tremblay

Votes: 52

(Le règne du jour)

12. Au clair de la lune (1983)

92 min | Drama, Comedy

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

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

Votes: 124

13. Kamouraska (1973)

R | 124 min | Drama, History

7.6
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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 »

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Richard Jordan, Marcel Cuvelier, Philippe Léotard

Votes: 292

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

7.6
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Director Denys Arcand made an inquiry on textile industry in Quebec, meeting employers and workers of that industry.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Denys Arcand, Jean-Paul Beaudry, Carmen Bertrand, Jean-Jacques Bertrand

Votes: 64

(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.

15. Blinkity Blank (1955)

5 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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The surreal story of a bird and its cage with both their conflict and union.

Director: Norman McLaren

Votes: 797

16. L'acadie, l'Acadie (1971)

117 min | Documentary

8.1
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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 »

Directors: Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault

Votes: 91

(L'Acadie, l'Acadie ?!?)

17. À tout prendre (1963)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Claude Jutra, Johanne Harelle, Victor Désy, Tania Fédor

Votes: 282

18. Le fleuve aux grandes eaux (1993)

24 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

8.1
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The environmental history of the St. Lawrence River and the impact of human exploitation of it.

Director: Frédéric Back | Stars: Paul Hébert, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 383

19. Entre la mer et l'eau douce (1967)

85 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Michel Brault | Stars: Claude Gauthier, Geneviève Bujold, Paul Gauthier, Denise Bombardier

Votes: 233

(Entre la mer et l'eau douce)

20. 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: 6,677 | Gross: $1.90M

21. Begone Dull Care (1949)

8 min | Animation, Short, Music

7.4
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Abstract images drawn directly onto the film are accompanied by three pieces of jazz performed by the Oscar Peterson trio.

Directors: Evelyn Lambart, Norman McLaren

Votes: 1,180

(Caprice en couleurs)

22. La vraie nature de Bernadette (1972)

115 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Micheline Lanctôt, Donald Pilon, Reynald Bouchard, Robert Rivard

Votes: 350

23. On est loin du soleil (1971)

80 min | Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Jacques Leduc | Stars: Esther Auger, Reynald Bouchard, Pierre Curzi, J. Léo Gagnon

Votes: 19

24. Il ne faut pas mourir pour ça (1967)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: Jean Pierre Lefebvre | Stars: Lucille Bélanger, Monique Champagne, Suzanne Grossman, Claudine Monfette

Votes: 23

(Il ne faut pas mourir pour ça)

25. Mémoire battante (1983)

168 min

8.3
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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 »

Director: Arthur Lamothe | Stars: Gabriel Arcand, Arthur Lamothe, Rolande Rock

Votes: 6

26. Léolo (1992)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 5,992 | Gross: $0.61M

27. Mindscape (1976)

8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.6
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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

Votes: 584

(Le paysagiste)

28. Le goût de la farine (1977)

108 min | Documentary

8.0
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Documentaire sur les Montagnais de Saint-Augustin et de La Romaine, dans la région de la Côte-Nord, au Québec. Vous y découvrirez que malgré la pensée traditionnelle de notre culture qui ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Perrault

Votes: 14

29. Bûcherons de la Manouane (1962)

28 min | Short

8.0
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Quebecois lumberjacks have to face harsh working and living conditions to earn a living and support their families.

Director: Arthur Lamothe

Votes: 33

30. Pas de deux (1968)

G | 13 min | Animation, Short, Musical

7.9
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Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals.

Director: Norman McLaren | Stars: Margaret Mercier, Vincent Warren

Votes: 1,145

31. Memories of War (1983)

16 min | Short, Animation

7.0
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Director: Pierre Hébert

Votes: 29

(Souvenirs de guerre)

32. Les mâles (1971)

113 min | Comedy

6.2
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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 »

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Donald Pilon, René Blouin, Andrée Pelletier, Katerine Mousseau

Votes: 139

(Les Mâles)

33. La bête lumineuse (1982)

128 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary film about a group of hunters who gather annually to hunt moose near Maniwaki, Quebec.

Director: Pierre Perrault | Stars: Louis-Philippe Lécuyer, Philippe Cross, Stéphane-Albert Boulais, Maurice Chaillot

Votes: 185

34. Les désoeuvrés (1960)

60 min

7.2
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Director: René Bail | Stars: Serge Guénette, Michel Pelland, Roger Tremblay, Régent Tremblay

Votes: 8

35. Afterlife (1978)

7 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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A psychedelic new-age short about what a spiritual human being might find after death.

Director: Ishu Patel

Votes: 99

(Après la vie)

36. Jesus of Montreal (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.

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

Votes: 6,199 | Gross: $1.60M

37. 24 heures ou plus... (1977)

114 min | Documentary

8.0
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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 »

Director: Gilles Groulx | Stars: Gilles Groulx, Jean-Marc Piotte, Claude Beauchamp, Robert Bourassa

Votes: 48

38. Les fleurs sauvages (1982)

152 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 28

39. Le viol d'une jeune fille douce (1968)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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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.

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Julie Lachapelle, Jacques Cohen, Katerine Mousseau, Daniel Pilon

Votes: 63

(Le viol d'une jeune fille douce)

40. Tendresse ordinaire (1973)

82 min | Drama

7.4
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A lonely woman spends the winter isolated and reminiscing about the past as she waits for her husband to return from a prolonged absence.

Director: Jacques Leduc | Stars: Esther Auger, Jean-Pierre Bourque, Jocelyn Bérubé, Claudette Delorimier

Votes: 21

(Tendresse Ordinaire)

41. 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: 25,965 | Gross: $3.43M

42. Le mépris n'aura qu'un temps (1970)

95 min | Documentary

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Director: Arthur Lamothe

43. Neighbours (1952)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower.

Director: Norman McLaren | Stars: Grant Munro, Jean Paul Ladouceur

Votes: 2,407

(Voisins)

44. 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: 184

(Le temps d'une chasse)

45. Le chapeau (1999)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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An exotic dancer recalls an incident from her childhood where she was physically abused by a male visitor.

Director: Michèle Cournoyer

Votes: 291

(Le chapeau)

46. Le confort et l'indifférence (1982)

109 min | Documentary

8.2
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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 »

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Jean-Pierre Ronfard, Raymond Barre, Pierre Brodeur, Monique Bégin

Votes: 172

47. When the Day Breaks (1999)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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A chance encounter, a juicy yellow lemon and an unfortunate twist of fate will reveal that the symbiotic relationship between people is inextricable.

Directors: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby

Votes: 853

48. Les smattes (1972)

86 min

6.6
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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.

Director: Jean-Claude Labrecque | Stars: Donald Pilon, Daniel Pilon, Louise Laparé, Marcel Martel

Votes: 38

(Les Smattes)

49. The Bead Game (1977)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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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

Votes: 497

(Histoire de perles)

50. Golden Gloves (1961)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

7.9
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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.

Director: Gilles Groulx | Star: Ronald Jones

Votes: 83

51. 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: 3,238 | Gross: $1.57M

52. Félix Leclerc, troubadour (1959)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.5
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Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Félix Leclerc, Monique Leyrac

Votes: 28

53. To See or Not to See (1969)

15 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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A scientist develops an unusual pair of eyeglasses which allows the wearer's mind to see things objectively rather than the usual subjective manner.

Director: Bretislav Pojar | Star: Severn Darden

Votes: 31

(Psychocratie)

54. J.A. Martin photographe (1977)

100 min | Drama

8.2
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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.

Director: Jean Beaudin | Stars: Marcel Sabourin, Monique Mercure, Marthe Thierry, Catherine Tremblay

Votes: 278

(J.A. Martin photographe)

55. Un royaume vous attend (1976)

110 min | Documentary

8.0
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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.

Director: Pierre Perrault

Votes: 17

56. L'âge de la machine (1977)

28 min | Short

6.8
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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 »

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Gabriel Arcand, Sylvie Lachance, Willie Lamothe, Jean-Pierre Saulnier

Votes: 33

(L'âge de la machine)

57. Quiconque meurt, meurt à douleur (1998)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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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.

Director: Robert Morin | Star: Patrick Robert

Votes: 184

58. Bar Salon (1974)

84 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: André Forcier | Stars: Françoise Berd, Lucille Bélair, Madeleine Chartrand, Michèle Dion

Votes: 61

59. La maudite galette (1972)

100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A robbery at the secluded country home of a wealthy old man goes horribly awry.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Marcel Sabourin, René Caron, Suzanne Valéry, Sophie Carrière

Votes: 209

60. Soft Shell Man (2001)

102 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

Director: André Turpin | Stars: David La Haye, Isabelle Blais, Emmanuel Bilodeau, Chantal Giroux

Votes: 794

61. Le confessionnal (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel, 16, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,413 | Gross: $0.58M

62. Les dernières fiançailles (1973)

92 min | Drama

7.5
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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 »

Director: Jean Pierre Lefebvre | Stars: Marthe Nadeau, J. Léo Gagnon, Marcel Sabourin

Votes: 175

(Les dernières fiançailles)

63. Taratata (1977)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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Director: Frédéric Back

Votes: 174

64. Yellowknife (2002)

110 min | Drama

6.6
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The film tells the story of three couples on the road between the Atlantic coast and the Northwest Territories in Canada.

Director: Rodrigue Jean | Stars: Sébastien Huberdeau, Hélène Florent, Patsy Gallant, Philippe Clément

Votes: 165

65. La lutte (1961)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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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.

Directors: Michel Brault, Marcel Carrière, Claude Fournier, Claude Jutra

Votes: 125

(La Lutte)

66. Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings (1985)

89 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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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.

Directors: Pierre Falardeau, Julien Poulin | Stars: Julien Poulin, Denise Mercier, Marie-Claude Dufour, Pierre Falardeau

Votes: 1,013

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67. (1998)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Anne-Marie Cadieux, Alexis Martin, Marie Gignac, Richard Fréchette

Votes: 405 | Gross: $0.00M

68. Québec: Duplessis et après... (1972)

121 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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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 »

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Robin Spry, Gisèle Trépanier, Denys Arcand, Robert Bourassa

Votes: 37

(Québec: Duplessis et après...)

69. 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: 28,391 | Gross: $9.47M

70. Gaz Bar Blues (2003)

115 min | Drama, Comedy

7.4
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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 »

Director: Louis Bélanger | Stars: Serge Thériault, Gilles Renaud, Sébastien Delorme, Danny Gilmore

Votes: 912 | Gross: $0.88M

71. Climates (1974)

10 min | Short, Animation

7.4
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Director: Suzanne Gervais

Votes: 9

(Climats)

72. Very Nice, Very Nice (1961)

7 min | Short

6.9
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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

Votes: 575

73. La face cachée de la lune (2003)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Robert Lepage, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Marco Poulin, Céline Bonnier

Votes: 1,801 | Gross: $0.01M

74. A Chairy Tale (1957)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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An ordinary-looking chair refuses to be sat upon.

Directors: Claude Jutra, Norman McLaren | Star: Claude Jutra

Votes: 777

(Il était une chaise)

75. Le château de sable (1977)

13 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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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.

Director: Co Hoedeman

Votes: 787

(Le château de sable)

76. Le party (1990)

103 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

Director: Pierre Falardeau | Stars: Charlotte Laurier, Benoît Dagenais, Julien Poulin, Lou Babin

Votes: 443

77. Le vieux pays où Rimbaud est mort (1977)

114 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

Director: Jean Pierre Lefebvre | Stars: Marcel Sabourin, Anouk Ferjac, Myriam Boyer, Roger Blin

Votes: 24

(Le vieux pays où Rimbaud est mort)

78. Les brûlés (1959)

114 min | Drama

7.1
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Pioneers struggle to establish a town in the harsh unsettled wilderness of northern Quebec during the depression.

Director: Bernard Devlin | Stars: Jacques Bilodeau, Georges Bouvier, Hervé Brousseau, Rolland Bédard

Votes: 42

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.

79. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993)

119 min | Documentary

8.0
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A film account about the military 1990 siege of a Native American reserve near Oka, Quebec, Canada and its causes.

Director: Alanis Obomsawin | Stars: Jack Burning, Herbie Barnes, Alanis Obomsawin, Ethel Blondin

Votes: 233

80. Crac (1980)

15 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.4
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The industrialization of Montreal, as seen from the point of view of a rocking-chair.

Director: Frédéric Back

Votes: 1,242

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

93 min | Crime, Drama

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

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

Votes: 345

82. La neuvaine (2005)

97 min | Drama

7.5
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The faith of a caring physician and an unquestioningly religious youth is shaken to the core when the pair is inexplicably brought together.

Director: Bernard Émond | Stars: Élise Guilbault, Patrick Drolet, Marie-Josée Bastien, Claude Binet

Votes: 372

83. Vie d'ange (1979)

84 min | Comedy

6.6
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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 »

Director: Pierre Harel | Stars: Paule Baillargeon, Pierre Harel, Jean-Guy Moreau

Votes: 19

(Vie d'ange)

84. Mariages (2001)

95 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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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.

Director: Catherine Martin | Stars: Marie-Ève Bertrand, Guylaine Tremblay, Hélène Loiselle, Mirianne Brûlé

Votes: 76

85. 21-87 (1964)

10 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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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.

Director: Arthur Lipsett

Votes: 429

86. Le bonheur c'est une chanson triste (2004)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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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 »

Director: François Delisle | Stars: Joseph Bellerose, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Frédérick De Grandpré, Boucar Diouf

Votes: 231

87. Happy Memories (1981)

114 min | Drama

7.1
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A woman attempts to resume her place in the family that she abandoned years earlier.

Director: Francis Mankiewicz | Stars: Monique Spaziani, Julie Vincent, Paul Hébert, R.H. Thomson

Votes: 127

88. Balablok (1972)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Blocks and balls fight simply because they are different, until their battle reduces everyone to the same shape.

Director: Bretislav Pojar

Votes: 115

89. À Saint-Henri le cinq septembre (1962)

42 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Director: Hubert Aquin | Star: Jacques Godbout

Votes: 44

90. Une histoire inventée (1990)

100 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 133

91. 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: 28,953

92. Ti-Cul Tougas, ou, Le bout de la vie (1976)

84 min

6.7
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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.

Director: Jean-Guy Noël | Stars: Micheline Lanctôt, Suzanne Garceau, Claude Maher, Gilbert Sicotte

Votes: 35

93. Réjeanne Padovani (1973)

96 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Jean Lajeunesse, Luce Guilbeault, J. Léo Gagnon, Therese Cadorette

Votes: 354

94. La liberté d'une statue (1990)

90 min | Fantasy

7.4
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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 »

Director: Olivier Asselin | Stars: Lucille Fluet, Ronald Houle, Serge Christianssens, Roch Aubert

Votes: 25

95. Les Plouffe (1981)

227 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 362

96. La vie rêvée (1972)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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Two twenty-something women dream of the ideal man and slowly realize that reality is very different from their fantasies.

Director: Mireille Dansereau | Stars: Liliane Lemaître-Auger, Véronique Le Flaguais, Jean-François Guité, Guy Foucault

Votes: 29

(La vie rêvée)

97. Anne Trister (1986)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Albane Guilhe, Louise Marleau, Lucie Laurier, Guy Thauvette

Votes: 242

98. Délivrez-nous du mal (1966)

82 min | Drama

4.6
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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 »

Director: Jean-Claude Lord | Stars: Catherine Bégin, Yvon Deschamps, Bertrand Gagnon, Guy Godin

Votes: 7

99. Maelstrom (2000)

R | 87 min | Drama

7.1
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66 Metascore

After plunging her car into a river, a woman encounters a man who helps her come to terms with her life.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Stephanie Morgenstern, Pierre Lebeau

Votes: 3,770 | Gross: $0.03M

100. Octobre (1994)

97 min | Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Pierre Falardeau | Stars: Hugo Dubé, Luc Picard, Pierre Rivard, Denis Trudel

Votes: 671 | Gross: $0.35M