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1. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 1,996

2. Nature (1982– )

60 min | Documentary, Family

8.8
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page, David Attenborough

Votes: 493

3. Nature (1982– )
Episode: Animal Odd Couples (2012)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Family

8.4
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Despite the odds, there are countless stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a goat guiding a blind horse; a doe who regularly visits her Great Dane surrogate ... See full summary »

Directors: Susan Fleming, Sara Marino | Stars: Marc Bekoff, Lauren Brent, Temple Grandin, Jonathan Kraft

Votes: 134

4. Mighty Ships (2008– )

Documentary

8.2
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Stars: Barbara Budd, Stéphane Julien, Keith Levesque, Kerri Warner

Votes: 77

5. Long Time Running (2017)

97 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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After frontman Gord Downie is diagnosed with brain cancer, Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip goes on a cross-country tour that ends with a nationally televised concert.

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier | Stars: Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Bobby Baker

Votes: 297

6. The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013)

93 min | Documentary

8.2
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60 Metascore

A cinematic documentary that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.

Director: Liz Marshall | Stars: Marcel Saba, Lori Reese, Perrie Wardell, Martin Rowe

Votes: 618 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Nature (1982– )
Episode: Meet the Coywolf (2014)

TV-PG | Documentary, Family

8.0
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The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities.... See full summary »

Director: Susan Fleming | Star: Nora Young

Votes: 43

8. The Hockey Nomad (2003 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

7.9
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THE HOCKEY NOMAD is based on Dave Bidini's best selling book Tropic of Hockey. Dave's quest takes him far from the corporate branded arenas and millionaire players of professional hockey to... See full summary »

Director: Mike Downie | Star: Dave Bidini

Votes: 7

9. Nature (1982– )
Episode: A Murder of Crows (2010)

TV-PG | Documentary, Family

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Director: Susan Fleming | Stars: Anna Braun, John Marzluff, Ulrich Watermann, Nora Young

Votes: 73

10. Artemisia (1997 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Director: Adrienne Clarkson | Stars: Jocelyne Saint-Denis, Colm Feore, John Evans, Julia Lenardon

Votes: 11

11. The Man Who Saved Geometry (2009 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

7.8
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A portrait of the geometer Donald Coxeter and his ideas.

Director: David New | Stars: Michael Broué, Elaine Chew, John Conway, Erik D. Demaine

Votes: 5

12. Nova (1974– )
Episode: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies (2009)

TV-G | 55 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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NOVA flies along with the monarch butterflies, visiting the spectacular locations they call home and meeting the dangers they encounter along the way.

Director: Nicholas de Pencier | Stars: Homero Aridjis, Lincoln Brower, Bill Calvert, Stockard Channing

Votes: 69

13. The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia (2002)

75 min | Documentary

7.7
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The meaning of art itself comes into question in this documentary about Shelby Lee Adams' controversial photos of families in Appalachia.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Stars: Shelby Lee Adams, Chad Baker, Donnie Benton, Burley Childers

Votes: 193

14. Al Purdy Was Here (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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The story of Canada's leading poet and the A-Frame cabin he built. Now Canada's leading musicians and artists come together to tell the tale of Al Purdy.

Director: Brian D. Johnson | Stars: Margaret Atwood, Jean Baird, George Bowering, Joseph Boyden

Votes: 30

15. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.6
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 11,291 | Gross: $1.60M

16. Nature (1982– )
Episode: Raccoon Nation (2012)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Family

7.6
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An examination of the raccoon, the largest mammal species to have adapted well to human cities.

Director: Susan Fleming | Stars: Frank Beeker, Marc Dupuis-Desormeaux, Stan Gehrt, Andrew Iwaniuk

Votes: 55

17. Four Wings and a Prayer (2007)

83 min | Documentary

7.5
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A look at the monarch butterfly's mysterious migration from Canada to Mexico.

Director: Nicholas de Pencier

Votes: 20

18. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.3
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79 Metascore

Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Star: Edward Burtynsky

Votes: 2,650 | Gross: $0.24M

19. Adam (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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56 Metascore

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Director: Max Mayer | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving

Votes: 32,595 | Gross: $2.28M

20. Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018)

87 min | Documentary

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Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier | Star: Alicia Vikander

Votes: 371

21. The Uncles (2000)

93 min | Drama, Comedy

7.2
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A young restaurant manager juggles his concerns for his mentally ill sister, his slacker brother and his own illicit love affair.

Director: James Allodi | Stars: Chris Owens, Tara Rosling, Kelly Harms, Veronica Hurnick

Votes: 54

22. One Week (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life.

Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Peter Spence, Marc Strange, Gage Munroe

Votes: 10,855

23. Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles (1998)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Stars: Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Cherifa, Mohammed Choukri

Votes: 89 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Watermark (2013)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

6.9
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68 Metascore

A documentary on how water shapes humanity.

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky

Votes: 842 | Gross: $0.08M

25. South of Wawa (1991)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

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Lizette, Carol and Cheryl-Ann work as waitresses in Joe's donut shop located in the small town of Stayner, Ontario. While naive and perpetually smiling Cheryl-Ann, whose outwardly happy ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Boyd | Stars: Catherine Fitch, Rebecca Jenkins, Scott Renderer, Andrew Miller

Votes: 80

26. How to Build a Volcano (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Julian Jones

Votes: 7

28. Two in the Wave (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

6.7
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59 Metascore

Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut, their careers, their friendship and their impact on the French New Wave of the 1960s.

Director: Emmanuel Laurent | Stars: Isild Le Besco, Anouk Aimée, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 761 | Gross: $0.03M

29. Love Child (1996)

23 min | Short

6.6
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Nine year old Murray Murray is discovering his sexuality in the era of disco and leisure suits. He has a crush on sixteen year old Deidre, whose younger sister believes herself to be ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Sisam | Stars: Dov Tiefenbach, Neve Campbell, Cecilley Carroll, Julian Richings

Votes: 124

30. Yesno (2010)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Adapting esteemed poet Dennis Lee's recent collection of poetry, film-critic-cum-filmmaker Brian Johnson creates a vivid visual language to lift Lee's words off the page.

Director: Brian D. Johnson | Stars: Margaret Atwood, David Ben, Leonard Cohen, Dennis Lee

Votes: 7

31. This Changes Everything (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

6.5
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59 Metascore

A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Director: Avi Lewis | Stars: Naomi Klein, Stacey Arwen Raab

Votes: 467 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Cold Feet (1998)

19 min | Short

6.5
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Director: James Allodi | Stars: Balázs Koós, Sabrina Grdevich, Corey Large, Michael McMurtry

Votes: 8

33. Payback (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

6.4
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55 Metascore

An adaptation of Margaret Atwood's book examining the metaphor of indebtedness.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Stars: Margaret Atwood, Eric Schlosser, Conrad Black, Raj Patel

Votes: 187

34. Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John (2015)

80 min | Documentary

6.3
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Michael, Shannon, Michael, and Shannon are the four children of Canadian cop John Hanmer. This is not a typo. Left behind and scattered across the globe by John's troubled life and tragic ... See full summary »

Director: Chelsea McMullan

Votes: 9

35. The End of Time (2012)

TV-G | 109 min | Documentary

6.1
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56 Metascore

Explores our perception of time.

Director: Peter Mettler | Stars: Peter Mettler, Freya Blekman, Richie Hawtin, George Mikenberg

Votes: 348 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Black Code (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

6.0
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A look at the global impact the internet has on free speech, privacy and activism.

Director: Nicholas de Pencier | Stars: Ron Deibert, Felipe Altenfeldor, Wjd Dhnie, Jon Karlung

Votes: 145

37. Panic Button USA (2013– )

30 min | Reality-TV

5.6
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Do you think it's funny to scare people? Then you'll love this hilarious new game show where couples try to make their way through the world's scariest haunted house in order to win a dream... See full summary »

Stars: Olivia D. Robinson, Swift Rice, Ryan Dalimonte, Phi Huynh

Votes: 14

38. Act of God (I) (2009)

TV-G | 75 min | Documentary

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A look at the metaphysical effects of being struck by lightning.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Stars: Paul Auster, Fred Frith, Chris Frith, James O'Reilly

Votes: 154 | Gross: $0.01M

39. Rub & Tug (2002)

R | 90 min | Comedy

4.9
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Rub & Tug is a sexy comedy that takes place at a "full body" massage parlour.

Director: Soo Lyu | Stars: Don McKellar, Kira Clavell, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Lindy Booth

Votes: 549

40. Katie Chats (2011– )

Talk-Show

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Katie Uhlmann is a freelance entertainment host who chats with professionals in the entertainment industry.

Stars: Katie Uhlmann, Peter Keleghan, Ash Catherwood, Cara Gee

Votes: 160

41. Katie Chats (2011– )
Episode: Canadian Screen Awards Chats (2014)

Talk-Show

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Director: Joanne Uhlmann | Stars: Katie Uhlmann, Matt Alden, Mike Allison, Louise Archambault

Votes: 11

42. CBC Docs POV (2017– )

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

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Filmmakers present documentaries on subjects that matter most to Canadians, with a point of view that aims to spark conversation and open dialogues.

Stars: Mark Saunders, John Tory, Desmond Cole, Avery Haines

43. The Filmmakers (I) (2017– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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THE FILMMAKERS is a 30-minute series that centers on a fun, candid studio conversation with some of the talents behind the greatest Canadian films of the past 20 years.

Stars: Johanna Schneller, Amanda Parris, Mina Shum, Jennifer Baichwal

44. Man Descending (1990)

22 min | Short

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It's New Year's Eve. Ed is out of work, seeing himself as a man descending. He sees his wife Victoria as hopeful, still ascending. He thinks she may be carrying on with Howard, her ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Grieve | Stars: Timm Zemanek, Melanie Scarr, Damir Andrei, Judy Silver

45. The Holier it Gets (1999)

53 min | Documentary

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The Holier it Gets tells the story of a journey, which takes an unexpected turn, that four siblings make into the Indian Himalayas. The purpose of their trip is to strew the ashes of their ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Stars: Elizabeth Baichwal, Kristine Baichwal, Krish Baichwal, Jennifer Baichwal

46. The Incredible Story of the Monarch Butterfly: Four Wings and a Prayer (2013 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Nicholas de Pencier

47. La grande migration des papillons monarque (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

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As of the end of Summer, a hundred million monarch butterflies migrate from Canada to the state of Michaocán, in Mexico, to hibernate there. While it weighs less than half a gram, a monarch... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas de Pencier | Stars: Lucia Barahona, Fanny Calhau, Martin de la Fouchardière, Bruno Dénarié

48. Found (2009 TV Movie)

6 min | Documentary

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In 1978, Toronto-poet Souvankham Thammavongsa's parents lived in a Lao refugee camp in Thailand, where she was born. Her father kept a scrapbook filled with doodles, addresses, postage ... See full summary »

Director: Paramita Nath | Stars: Souvankham Thammavongsa, Kevin Au

49. Dances for a Small Screen: Motel (1998)

8 min | Short

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Dance and film collide. The camera acts as a voyeur in two motel rooms, capturing separated lovers.

Director: Nicholas de Pencier | Stars: Noam Gagnon, Dana Gingras

50. Five Doors (2003)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

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Thirty years after kindergarten, LAURA and LORNE meet on the street. Now he's a cop -- and she needs help with a crazed ex-boyfriend. What happens next is exactly what happened in kindergarten, thirty years earlier.

Director: Nicholas de Pencier | Stars: James Allodi, Kate Greenhouse, Jim Jones, Carl Knutson



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