Most Popular Inuktitut-Language Feature Films


1. Brother Bear (2003)

G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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48 Metascore

When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back.

Directors: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Jason Raize

Votes: 74,075 | Gross: $85.33M

2. Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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45 Metascore

Based on Peter Hoeg's bestseller, this film is set in snowy Copenhagen where a small boy is found dead after he fell off a roof. Smilla Jasperson, a close friend who lives in the same house... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Julia Ormond, Ona Fletcher, Agga Olsen, Patrick Field

Votes: 11,981 | Gross: $2.22M

3. Arizona Dream (1993)

R | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's ... See full summary »

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Lili Taylor

Votes: 35,201 | Gross: $0.11M

4. Journey To Greenland (2016)

98 min | Comedy

6.6
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Thomas and Thomas are going through a rough patch: they are both thirty-something actors living in Paris. They randomly decide to leave the city and fly away to Kullorsuaq, one of the most ... See full summary »

Director: Sébastien Betbeder | Stars: Thomas Blanchard, Thomas Scimeca, François Chattot, Ole Eliassen

Votes: 358

5. Chloe & Theo (2015)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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24 Metascore

From the northern ice comes a gentler kind of hero.

Director: Ezna Sands | Stars: Theo Ikummaq, Dakota Johnson, Ashley Springer, André De Shields

Votes: 1,159

6. On Deadly Ground (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.4
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Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.

Director: Steven Seagal | Stars: Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley

Votes: 18,618 | Gross: $38.59M

7. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 6,396

8. Nadie quiere la noche (2015)

104 min | Drama

6.1
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Nobody Wants the Night is about the relentless icy landscape that separates and draws these two women together during the long, tense wait for the man they both love in such different ways.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Rinko Kikuchi, Gabriel Byrne, Orto Ignatiussen

Votes: 694

9. The Snow Walker (2003)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A pilot and his passenger struggle for survival after crashing in the Arctic tundra.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Barry Pepper, Annabella Piugattuk, James Cromwell, Kiersten Warren

Votes: 8,686

10. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

R | 172 min | Drama

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.

Director: Zacharias Kunuk | Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk

Votes: 5,646 | Gross: $3.79M

11. L'iceberg (2005)

84 min | Comedy

6.8
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60 Metascore

Fiona, Julien and their two clone-like children live a life appropriate to the robots they have become, in a style-less, cheerless suburb somewhere in the flatlands of French-speaking ... See full summary »

Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy | Stars: Lucy Tulugarjuk, Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Philippe Martz

Votes: 773 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Iqaluit (2016)

102 min | Drama

6.3
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Travelling to the Arctic for the first time, Carmen arrives in Iqaluit to tend to her husband, Gilles, a construction worker who has been seriously injured. Trying to get to the bottom of ... See full summary »

Director: Benoit Pilon | Stars: Marie-Josée Croze, François Papineau, Natar Ungalaaq, Sébastien Huberdeau

Votes: 6

13. Maïna (2013)

102 min | Adventure

6.7
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Maïna is the daughter of the Innu Chief Mishte-nape, who witnesses a bloody clash between their clan and the clan of "Men of the Land Without Trees." Following this unsolicited ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Poulette | Stars: Roseanne Supernault, Ipeelie Ootoova, Uapshkuss Thernish, Eric Schweig

Votes: 271

14. North Star (1996)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.8
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Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: James Caan, Christopher Lambert, Catherine McCormack, Burt Young

Votes: 862

15. Maliglutit (2016)

94 min | Drama

7.3
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Inspired by the John Ford film The Searchers, an Inuit woman and her daughter are kidnapped by three Inuit men, while her husband and son are away. The Inuit husband sets out on a journey to find his family and punish the perpetrators.

Directors: Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq | Stars: Benjamin Kunuk, Karen Ivalu, Jonah Qunaq, Joey Sarpinak

Votes: 43

16. Eskimo (1933)

Passed | 117 min | Drama

7.1
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The happy life of an Eskimo is disastrously changed when he mingles with an unscrupulous white trader.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Edgar Dearing, Peter Freuchen, Edward Hearn, Lotus Long

Votes: 225

17. Ce qu'il faut pour vivre (2008)

PG | 102 min | Drama

7.5
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In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to ... See full summary »

Director: Benoit Pilon | Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Éveline Gélinas, Paul-André Brasseur, Louise Marleau

Votes: 784

18. Das Sams (2001)

102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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Director: Ben Verbong | Stars: Ulrich Noethen, Christine Urspruch, Aglaia Szyszkowitz, Armin Rohde

Votes: 597

19. The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006)

112 min | Drama

6.5
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A portrayal of the lives of the last great Inuit shaman, Avva, and his beautiful and headstrong daughter, Apak. Based on the journals of 1920s Danish ethnographer Knud Rasmussen.

Directors: Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk | Stars: Pakak Innuksuk, Leah Angutimarik, Neeve Irngaut, Natar Ungalaaq

Votes: 301

20. Le jour avant le lendemain (2008)

93 min | Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a ... See full summary »

Directors: Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Ivalu | Stars: Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Madeline Ivalu, Paul-Dylan Ivalu, Mary Qulitalik

Votes: 137

21. The Embargo Project (2015)

73 min | Drama

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Five Indigenous women filmmakers from across Canada challenge one another to make a film under a set of restrictions tailored to each filmmaker. Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Nunavut/ ... See full summary »

Directors: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Zoe Leigh Hopkins, Lisa Jackson, Caroline Monnet, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers | Stars: Curtis Ahenakew, Clint Andrew, Reneltta Arluk, Julian Ballentyne

22. Dancing North (2000)

98 min | Comedy

4.5
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Director: Paolo Quaregna | Stars: Noah Aragutak, Eric Atagotaluk, Ginette Boivin, Frédéric Deban

Votes: 11

23. Qaggiq: Gathering Place (1988)

58 min | Drama

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Four Inuit families build a qaggiq, a large communal igloo, to mark the approach of spring with singing and games. A young man woos a girl but her parents are in disagreement over whether he shall get to marry her.

Director: Zacharias Kunuk | Stars: Eugene Ikkarnak, Pauloosie Qulitalik

24. Issaittuq (Waterproof) (2007)

45 min | Drama

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Director: Bruce Haulli | Stars: Atuat Akkitirq, Cora Akkitirq, Micheline Ammaq, Samueli Ammaq