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1. Arctic Air (2012– )

60 min | Drama

6.7
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Set in Yellowknife, portrays renegade bush pilots at work and play in Canada's north.

Creators: Ian Weir, Michele McMahon | Stars: Adam Beach, Pascale Hutton, Kevin McNulty, Stephen Lobo

Votes: 860

2. Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.7
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Red Crow Mi'g Maq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that meansimprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.

Writer: Jeff Barnaby | Director: Jeff Barnaby | Stars: Devery Jacobs, Glen Gould, Brandon Oakes, Roseanne Supernault

Votes: 313

3. Hard Rock Medical (2013– )

Drama

8.3
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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

Votes: 34

4. North West Mounted Police (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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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

Votes: 989

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

Votes: 5,376

6. Alien Thunder (1974)

PG | 93 min | Western

4.3
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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

Votes: 210

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

90 min | Drama

7.3
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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

Votes: 140

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

PG | Drama, Family

6.4
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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

Votes: 177

9. Unnatural & Accidental (2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.0
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Returning to her hometown of Vancouver on the news that her Caucasian father is on his deathbed, Rebecca learns from him before he dies that her aboriginal mother, Rita, did not abandon ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 213

10. Elijah (2007 TV Movie)

Drama

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

Votes: 78

11. Stryker (2004)

93 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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Writers: Noam Gonick, David McIntosh | Director: Noam Gonick | Stars: Kyle Henry, Deena Fontaine, Ryan Rajendra Black, Joseph Mesiano

Votes: 183

12. On the Corner (2003)

95 min | Drama

6.8
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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

Votes: 233

13. One Dead Indian (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, History

7.2
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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

Votes: 108

14. 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

Votes: 130

15. 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

Votes: 120

16. Alarming (2015 Video)

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | Completed

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: Mary Galloway, Havana Guppy, Rob Guthrie, Rusty Apper

17. Moose TV (2005– )

Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Adam Beach, Nathaniel Arcand, Gary Farmer, Michelle Latimer

Votes: 18

18. Deadly Betrayal: The Bruce Curtis Story (1991 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

7.1
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Writer: Keith Ross Leckie | Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Simon Reynolds, Bruce Boa, Clare Coulter, Richard Donat

Votes: 74

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

120 min | Drama

7.1
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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

Votes: 73

20. Blackfly (2001–2002)

Adventure, Comedy, History

4.8
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Creator: Ron James | Stars: Ron James, Shauna Black, Richard Donat, James Kee

Votes: 87

21. Between Two Worlds (1990)

58 min | Documentary

8.8
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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

Votes: 24

22. 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

Votes: 14

23. Northern Town (2006– )

22 min | Comedy

6.3
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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

Votes: 16

24. Moccasin Flats: Redemption (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Laura Miliken, Rob W. King | Director: Rob W. King | Stars: Ron Harris, Candace Fox, Danna Henderson, Kaniehtiio Horn

Votes: 17

25. 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

Votes: 22

26. The Experimental Eskimos (2009)

70 min | Documentary

8.1
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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

Votes: 21

27. Disorder (2015)

15 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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In a dystopian society tightly controlled by a government that bans all creation if self-expression and art, a young bureaucrat begins to unravel after seeing a piece of contraband artwork.

Writers: Sarah Hager, Matt Klassen | Director: Sarah Hager | Stars: Lorne Cardinal, Roseanne Supernault, David Lloydy, Savanna Todd

28. 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

Votes: 11

29. The Ballad of Crowfoot (1969)

Documentary, Short, Musical

7.5
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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

Votes: 25

30. 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

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. 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

33. First Stories: Apples & Indians (2006)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Lorne Olson | Director: Lorne Olson

34. 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

35. 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.

36. Mary Ann Speaks Out (2004)

Documentary, Short

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

37. 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

38. Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew (2000)

55 min | Comedy, Documentary

6.3
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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

Votes: 6

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

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Bernard Gosselin | Star: César Newashish

40. 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

41. Les raquettes des Atcikameg (1973)

33 min | Documentary, Short

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

42. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: All That Glitters (2015)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Murdoch investigates the death of Edward Graham who collapsed in front of the station house. His last words were 'eagle flight'. Graham who, according to Dr. Grace, may have been ... See full summary »

Writer: Lori Spring | Director: Harvey Crossland | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 34

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

Drama

6.9
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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

Votes: 18

44. 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

45. 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

46. 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, Tina Lameman

47. 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

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

44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A series of violent drowning deaths of university-educated unmarried career women leads Murdoch to suspect sexist and racist motives.

Creators: R.B. Carney, Cal Coons, Alexandra Zarowny | Director: Eleanor Lindo | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 65

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

Documentary

7.7
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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

Votes: 14

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

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Six men who participated in hunting trip are being killed by an animal who tears their throats out like a wolf.

Creators: R.B. Carney, Cal Coons, Alexandra Zarowny | Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 74