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1. Arctic Air (2012– )

60 min | Drama

6.8
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Set in Yellowknife, portrays renegade bush pilots at work and play in Canada's north.

Creator: Ian Weir | Stars: Adam Beach, Pascale Hutton, Kevin McNulty, Stephen Lobo

2. Hard Rock Medical (2013– )

Drama | Active

8.2
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Extracting buckshot from the back of a hunter's head in a mosquito-infested tent at the edge of a peat bog before you've had your first cup of coffee is not the best way to start your day. ... See full summary »

Creators: Smith Corindia, Derek Diorio | Stars: Patrick McKenna, Angela Asher, Danielle Bourgon, Rachelle Casseus

3. North West Mounted Police (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers ("Isn't that a contradiction in terms?", another character asks him) travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Le May, Jesse Lasky Jr., C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster

4. Alien Thunder (1974)

PG | 93 min | Western

4.4
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A story of a Canadian officer played by Donald Sutherland who goes in pursuit of a fugitive who is a Cree Indian. The crime he is charged with is theft of livestock and murder but it ends up being a fight for survival.

Writer: George Malko | Director: Claude Fournier | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Gordon Tootoosis, Chief Dan George, Kevin McCarthy

5. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

R | 172 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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91 Metascore

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.

Writers: Paul Apak Angilirq, Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk, Herve Paniaq, Pauloosie Qulitalik | Director: Zacharias Kunuk | Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk

6. On the Corner (2003)

95 min | Drama

6.9
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Angel and Randy Henry are a sister and brother, caught on the mean streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. While Angel finds the strength to escape her seemingly hopeless situation, Randy... See full summary »

Writer: Nathaniel Geary | Director: Nathaniel Geary | Stars: Alex Rice, Robert Harper, L. Harvey Gold, Simon Baker

7. Luna: Spirit of the Whale (2007 TV Movie)

PG | Drama, Family

6.5
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Mike Maquinna returns to his home town of Gold River on Vancouver Island to attend the funeral of his father, Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations Chief Ambrose Maquinna. With a troubled past ... See full summary »

Writer: Elizabeth Stewart | Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Adam Beach, Graham Greene, Jason Priestley, Tantoo Cardinal

8. Unnatural & Accidental (2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.1
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Unnatural & Accidental is the feature length dramatic film adaptation of the stage play entitled The Unnatural and Accidental Women by renowned Metis playwright Marie Clements. It is based ... See full summary »

Writer: Marie Clements | Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Tantoo Cardinal, Na'Ku'Set Shepherd, Tinsel Korey, Michelle Thrush

9. I Heard the Owl Call My Name (1973 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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A young priest named Mark is sent as a vicar to a native American village in B.C. Canada, there he learns of faith and humanity, as he watches their culture being torn to shreds.

Writers: Gerald Di Pego, Margaret Craven | Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Dean Jagger, Paul Stanley, Marianne Jones

10. Elijah (2007 TV Movie)

Drama

7.9
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Writer: Blake Corbet | Director: Paul Unwin | Stars: Billy Merasty, Tina Louise Bomberry, Gregory 'Dominic' Odjig, Michael Peterson

11. The Experimental Eskimos (2009)

70 min | Documentary

8.0
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In the early 1960s the Canadian government conducted an experiment in social engineering. Three young Inuit boys were separated from their families in the Arctic and were sent to Ottawa, ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Greenwald | Stars: Peter Ittinuar, Zebedee Nungak, Eric Tagoona

12. The Silent Enemy (1930)

84 min | Drama

7.0
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A documentary about the life of Indians in Northern Canada.

Writers: W. Douglas Burden, Richard Carver, Julian Johnson | Director: H.P. Carver | Stars: Chief Yellow Robe, Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance, Chief Akawanush, Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud

13. Stryker (2004)

93 min | Action, Drama

5.6
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Writers: Noam Gonick, David McIntosh | Director: Noam Gonick | Stars: Kyle Henry, Deena Fontaine, Ryan Rajendra Black, Joseph Mesiano

14. Alarming (2014 Video)

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

For college student Josie Kane, it starts as a simple internship: to shadow a group of high-tech land surveyors as they make their first foray into an ancient wilderness. Assisted by ... See full summary »

Writers: Jordan Boos, Ryan Nicholson | Director: Ryan Nicholson | Stars: Bola Ajobo, Jean-Claude Bourbonnais, Ana Paola Dominguez, Mary Galloway

15. One Dead Indian (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Stoney Point Natives assemble at Ipperwash Provincial Park for what began as a peaceful protest.

Writers: Hugh Graham, Andrew Wreggitt | Director: Tim Southam | Stars: Eric Schweig, Dakota House, Gabrielle Miller, Gordon Tootoosis

16. Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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J.J. Harper, a First Nations chief, is gunned down by police constable Robert Cross on his way home one snowy night in downtown Winnipeg.

Writers: Andrew Rai Berzins, Gordon Sinclair Jr. | Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Sharon Bajer, Adam Beach, Jack Blum, David Brown

17. Sleep Murder (2004 TV Movie)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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An Inuit man is accused of the brutal double murder of his mother and brother, but he claims no memory of the crime. Big city lawyer Peter Radwell (Priestley) is sent up North to defend him... See full summary »

Writer: David Fraser | Director: Andrew Currie | Stars: Jason Priestley, Kristin Booth, Natar Ungalaaq, Makka Kleist

18. Northern Town (2006– )

22 min | Comedy

6.4
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During a cold spell in mid-January, near a small town in northern Canada, a meteorite flashes across the sky, explodes in the atmosphere, and falls onto the ice of a nearby lake. The event ... See full summary »

Stars: Luke Kirby, Tom McCamus, Jessica Greco, Nathaniel Arcand

19. Blackfly (2001–2002)

Adventure, Comedy, History

4.7
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Creator: Ron James | Stars: Ron James, Shauna Black, Richard Donat, James Kee

20. Moccasin Flats: Redemption (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Laura Miliken, Rob W. King | Director: Rob W. King | Stars: Ron Harris, Candace Fox, Danna Henderson, Kaniehtiio Horn

21. Moose TV (2005– )

Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Adam Beach, Nathaniel Arcand, Gary Farmer, Michelle Latimer

22. Between Two Worlds (1990)

58 min | Documentary

8.4
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The star of books and films, Joseph Idlout was the most famous Inuk of his time. As the leader of the Inuit hunters pictured for many years on the back of the Canadian two-dollar bill, ... See full summary »

Writer: Barbara Sears | Director: Barry Greenwald | Stars: Elijah Erkloo, Joseph Idlout, Elisapee Ootoova, Peter Paniloo

23. Indecently Exposed (2004 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

6.5
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Anti-racism expert Jane Elliott leads her renowned workshop in discrimination in this documentary that challenges Canadian attitudes towards Native Canadians and exposes systematic racism ... See full summary »

Writers: Trevor Grant, Michael Snook | Director: Trevor Grant | Star: Jane Elliott

24. Two Worlds Colliding (2005)

49 min | Documentary

6.4
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True story about the Saskatoon "freezing deaths" of numerous Aboriginal men by local police.

Writer: Tasha Hubbard | Director: Tasha Hubbard | Star: Andrea Menard

25. The Last Mooseskin Boat (1982)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary about the making of the last mooseskin boat, honouring the history of the Dene people of the Mackenzie River area in the Northwest Territories of Canada. These boats, made of ... See full summary »

Writer: Klane King | Director: Raymond Yakeleya | Stars: Gabe Etchinelle, Don Rollans

26. Belly Up: Salmon in Peril (2009)

22 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Belly Up gives voice to three First Nation hereditary chiefs and other people from the community on what salmon extinction would mean to their culture. Increasingly, the unsustainable ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Deiters

27. Foster Child (1987)

43 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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Gil Cardinal searches for his natural family and an understanding of the circumstances that led to his becoming a foster child.

Director: Gil Cardinal | Stars: Gil Cardinal, Don Cardinal

28. Being Innu (2007)

77 min | Documentary

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An unvarnished look at the lives of Innu teenagers in a small Canadian village where ancestral ways have collided with modern ones and the result is addiction, suicide, lack of jobs, and hopelessness.

Director: Catherine Mullins

29. The Ballad of Crowfoot (1969)

Documentary, Short, Musical

7.3
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A musical telling of the life of the Blackfoot Chief and the betrayal and fall of his tribe with the White conquest of the Canadian West.

Director: Willie Dunn

30. Conceiving Family (2011)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

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A one hour documentary focusing on gays and lesbians starting a family through adoption through the lens of the filmmaker's own journey to parenthood.

Writer: Jane Byers | Director: Amy Bohigian

31. Blood River (2000)

23 min | Drama, Short

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Writer: Kent Monkman | Director: Kent Monkman | Stars: Cliff Caines, Tantoo Cardinal, Craig Fleming, David Fowler

32. César et son canot d'écorce (1971)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Bernard Gosselin | Star: César Newashish

33. War Poet (2005)

7 min | Short, War

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Set during WWI, "War Poet" is a gripping story about the inhumanity of war as seen through the eyes of a shell-shocked sniper and a Mi'kmaq scout as they lie in a crater in the heart of no man's land.

Writers: Catherine Cooper, Paul McNeill | Director: Paul McNeill | Stars: Mark Fultz, Blaine Anderson, Edwin Kabatay Jr.

34. First Stories: Apples & Indians (2006)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Lorne Olson | Director: Lorne Olson

35. Mary Ann Speaks Out (2004)

Documentary, Short

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Writer: Eeva Jäntti | Director: Eeva Jäntti | Star: Mary Ann Kkailther

36. Variations on a Familiar Theme (1995 Video)

Documentary

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Single-parent, same-sex, blended, common-law, disabled, inter-cultural, traditional...today's family defies definition. Meet Löic, who has two mothers and no father. Véronique and Marcel ... See full summary »

Directors: Carmen Garcia, German Gutierrez | Stars: Lynne Adams, Brian Dooley, Jacques Tourangeau, Jane Wheeler

37. Les raquettes des Atcikameg (1973)

33 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Bernard Gosselin | Stars: Athanase Jacob, Marianne Jacob

38. Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew (2000)

55 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.0
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Take a tour of complex issues like Native identity, politics and racism, wrap them neatly inside one-liners, guffaws and comedic performances, and you have Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy ... See full summary »

Director: Drew Hayden Taylor | Stars: Don Kelly, Drew Hayden Taylor

39. Emily of New Moon (1998– )
Episode: Eye of Heaven (1998)

Drama

7.3
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After the death of her parents, Emily Byrd Starr is reluctantly taken in by the odd (and scary) collection of relatives of New Moon farm on Prince Edward Island.

Writers: Marlene Matthews, Lucy Maud Montgomery | Director: George Bloomfield | Stars: Martha MacIsaac, Sheila McCarthy, Stephen McHattie, Susan Clark

40. The Collector (2004–2006)
Episode: The Dreamer (2005)

Action, Drama, Fantasy

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Morgan's client sold her soul to escape a creature stalking her in her nightmares.

Creators: Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson | Director: Michael Robison | Stars: Chris Kramer, Sonya Salomaa, Ellen Dubin, Stefany Mathias

41. The Campbells (1986–1990)
Episode: The Hunting Party

Lord Fairfield and his sickly son, Charles, go hunting when they visit Canada. Resenting his father's over-protectiveness, he and John float downriver on the raft while the others sleep. Charles' hope of finding adventure is answered.

Writers: Cedric Smith, Susan Snooks, Scott Barrie | Director: Steve DiMarco | Stars: Malcolm Stoddard, Amber Lea Weston, Eric Richards, Cedric Smith

42. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: The Lady-Killer (2006)

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A hunter on the outskirts of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan stumbles across human remains. Police are called to the scene and over the next two months, two more full sets of remains are uncovered ... See full summary »

Writer: Kenneth Bell | Directors: Steve Allen, Chris Triffo | Stars: Bill Courage, Glen Gould, Tina Lameman

43. Deke Wilson's Mini-Mysteries (1989–1990)
Episode: Treasured Thoughts (1989)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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Deke finds an ancient treasure map then goes out to solve some crimes involving art.

Creator: John May | Director: Jim Soda | Stars: Mary Barrow, James Brejcha, Eddie Hawkeswood, Tiffany Hecnar

44. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Twisted Sisters (2013)

44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A series of violent drowning deaths of university-educated unmarried career women leads Murdoch to suspect sexist and racist motives.

Writers: Michelle Ricci, Maureen Jennings, R.B. Carney, Cal Coons, Alexandra Zarowny | Director: Eleanor Lindo | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

45. River Monsters (2009– )
Episode: Vampires of the Deep (2013)

Documentary

8.0
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Extreme angler Jeremy Wade embarks on a punishing mission to the heart of a thundering waterfall in the Pacific Northwest to battle an ancient river monster said to rise from the murky depths to attack swimmers.

Director: Dominic Weston | Star: Jeremy Wade

46. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Werewolves (2009)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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There's a beautiful full moon in the sky and Toronto may have a lycanthrope - a werewolf - on the prowl. The first victim is a prominent banker who, along with his two large dogs, is found ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Aitken, R.B. Carney, Cal Coons, Maureen Jennings, Alexandra Zarowny | Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris