Genie Award - Best Motion Picture Winners

The films on this list have all won the Genie Award for Best Motion Picture.
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1.
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
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
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David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing... (108 mins.)
Director: Ralph L. Thomas
 
4.
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
 
5.
The Terry Fox Story (1983 TV Movie)
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The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research. (97 mins.)
Director: R.L. Thomas
 
6.
The Bay Boy (1984)
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A teenage boy living in a Cape Breton coal mining community during the 1930's finds himself contemplating life and is haunted by a murder he witnessed in town. (107 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
7.
My American Cousin (1985)
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Adding an intriguing Canadian twist to a universally appealing story of teenage trials, My American... (90 mins.)
Director: Sandy Wilson
 
8.
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
 
9.
Un zoo la nuit (1987)
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Marcel, recently released from prison, attempt to rebuild his relationship with his girlfriend Julie... (115 mins.)
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
Naked Lunch (1991)
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After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. (115 mins.)
 
14.
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
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A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist. (98 mins.)
 
15.
Exotica (1994)
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Francis, whose daughter was murdered a few years ago, is always watching Christina dance in the night club Exotica. One night he is dared to touch the girl and ends up being thrown out. He then sends in Thomas to try and find explanations. (103 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
16.
The Confessional (1995)
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The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel, 16, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame... (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Lepage
 
17.
Lilies (1996)
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1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago... (95 mins.)
Director: John Greyson
 
18.
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
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A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems. (112 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
19.
The Red Violin (1998)
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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.)
 
20.
Sunshine (1999)
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The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century. (181 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
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The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace. (172 mins.)
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
 
23.
Ararat (2002)
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Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide. (115 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
24.
The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
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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
 
25.
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
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When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him. (78 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
 
26.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
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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.)
 
27.
Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006)
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Two Canadian detectives, one from Ontario and the other from Quebec, must work together when a murdered victim is found on the Ontario Quebec border line. (116 mins.)
Director: Erik Canuel
 
28.
Away from Her (2006)
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A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home. (110 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
 
29.
Passchendaele (2008)
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The lives of a troubled veteran, his nurse girlfriend and a naive boy intersect first in Alberta and then in Belgium during the bloody World War I battle of Passchendaele. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Gross
 
30.
Polytechnique (2009)
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A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist. (77 mins.)
 
31.
Incendies (2010)
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Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. (131 mins.)
 
32.
Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
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At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. (94 mins.)