Canadian films

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1. The Shipping News (2001)

R | 111 min | Drama

47 Metascore

An emotionally beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 31,517 | Gross: $11.43M

2. A Simple Curve (2005)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

Father and son run their own two-man furniture business but have opposing ideologies on what should guide their craftsmanship, quality or commerce.

Director: Aubrey Nealon | Stars: Kris Lemche, Michael Hogan, Matt Craven, Pascale Hutton

Votes: 462

3. Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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.

Director: Erik Canuel | Stars: Michel Beaudry, Patrice Bélanger, Pierre Boudreau, Sarain Boylan

Votes: 11,667

4. One Week (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama

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: 11,097

5. Suddenly Naked (2001)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A famous 'Jackie Collins'-type novelist falls for a quirky twenty-year-old kid.

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Wendy Crewson, Peter Coyote, Joe Cobden, Emmanuelle Vaugier

Votes: 394

6. Lie with Me (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

An outgoing, sexually aggressive young woman meets and begins a torrid affair with an equally aggressive young man in which their affair begins to bring a strain on their personal lives.

Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Lauren Lee Smith, Eric Balfour, Polly Shannon, Mayko Nguyen

Votes: 14,113

7. A Mother's Nightmare (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A seductive teen becomes vindictive when her boyfriend tries to end the relationship.

Director: Vic Sarin | Stars: Annabeth Gish, Jessica Lowndes, Grant Gustin, Jay Brazeau

Votes: 1,852

8. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

62 Metascore

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 11,191 | Gross: $1.55M

9. Calendar (1993)

74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A photographer and his wife take photographs of Armenian churches for use in a calendar. Their driver, a local resident, expounds on the history of the churches while the wife translates. ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Arsinée Khanjian, Ashot Adamyan, Atom Egoyan, Michelle Bellerose

Votes: 1,925

10. Chloe (2009)

R | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

48 Metascore

Suspecting her husband of infidelity, gynecologist Dr. Catherine Stewart hires an escort named Chloe in order to test his faithfulness. Soon, the relationships between all three intensify.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Max Thieriot

Votes: 67,946 | Gross: $3.07M

11. Heaven on Earth (2008)

106 min | Drama

Chand, a young Punjabi woman, travels to Canada to marry a man she has never met. They live in a crowded suburban house and Chand has to also put up with her husband's abusive behavior.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Preity Zinta, Gick Grewal, Vansh Bhardwaj, Geetika Sharma

Votes: 842

12. Love & Savagery (2009)

95 min | Drama, Romance

In 1969, a visiting geologist from Newfoundland arouses scandal in a small Irish village when he romances a local girl who's destined for the convent.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Allan Hawco, Sarah Greene, Louise Nicol, Martha Burns

Votes: 277

13. The Year I Became a Liar (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11 years old.

Director: Ricardo Trogi | Stars: Jean-Carl Boucher, Claudio Colangelo, Sandrine Bisson, Gabriel Maillé

Votes: 1,579

14. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 31,078

15. The Blue Butterfly (2004)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Adventure

A dramatic adventure about courage, redemption and love being filmed in the rain forests of Costa Rica, and in Montreal.

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Marc Donato, William Hurt, Pascale Bussières, Raoul Max Trujillo

Votes: 1,476

16. Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

57 Metascore

The story of General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Owen Sejake, James Gallanders, Michel Mongeau

Votes: 3,189

17. Lucid (2005)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

A Canadian therapist has one last chance to keep his own personal life afloat by avoiding a job transfer to Gimli and working to help three patients suffering from extreme post-traumatic stress disorder.

Director: Sean Garrity | Stars: Jonas Chernick, Callum Keith Rennie, Michelle Nolden, Lindy Booth

Votes: 276

18. Paper Moon Affair (2005)

82 min | Drama, Romance

An enigmatic Japanese woman, abandoned by her wealthy Chinese husband in a remote Pacific Northwest village, becomes entwined in the lives of two rugged locals.

Director: David Tamagi | Stars: Misa Shimizu, Sebastian Spence, Brendan Fletcher, Philip Granger

Votes: 103

19. Nuit #1 (2011)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

61 Metascore

It starts as a one night stand that evolves in a long discussion with infinite subjects between a québécoise and an immigrant.

Director: Anne Émond | Stars: Catherine De Léan, Dimitri Storoge, Véronique Rebizov, Raphaël Boulanger

Votes: 786

20. Incendies (2010)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War

80 Metascore

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Votes: 140,117 | Gross: $6.86M

22. 7 Days (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A doctor seeks revenge by kidnapping, torturing and killing the man who raped and murdered his young daughter.

Director: Daniel Grou | Stars: Claude Legault, Rémy Girard, Martin Dubreuil, Fanny Mallette

Votes: 7,091

23. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

67 Metascore

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.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

Votes: 45,618 | Gross: $2.54M

24. Cube²: Hypercube (2002)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Eight strangers awaken with no memory, in a puzzling cube-shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply.

Director: Andrzej Sekula | Stars: Kari Matchett, Geraint Wyn Davies, Grace Lynn Kung, Matthew Ferguson

Votes: 61,249

25. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

Six complete strangers with widely varying personalities are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 204,707 | Gross: $0.50M

26. My Father's Angel (1999)

86 min | Drama

A Bosnian Muslim and a Bosnian Serb family have come to Vancouver to find peaceful new lives only to find themselves embroiled in the ethnic conflict they left behind.

Director: Davor Marjanovic | Stars: Tony Nardi, Timothy Webber, Tygh Runyan, Brendan Fletcher

Votes: 108

27. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx

Votes: 18,826 | Gross: $2.01M

29. Still Life (III) (2005)

9 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

A pill-popping, over-caffeinated driver accidentally hits something. Panic-stricken, he searches for help in a strange and desolate town that offers very little in the form of human kindness.

Director: Jon Knautz | Stars: Trevor Matthews, Kyle Brydges, Joe Newton, Sam Pollack

Votes: 995

30. Where the Spirit Lives (1989)

96 min | Drama

A young Native Canadian (First Nations person) fights to keep her culture and identity when she is abducted to a residential school.

Director: Bruce Pittman | Stars: Michelle St. John, Kim Bruisedhead Fox, Marianne Jones, Gus Chief Moon

Votes: 223

31. The Underground (2014)

14 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

An Iranian refugee experiences North American life by imagining himself as a cockroach, the only living creature that will survive after humanity perishes in the apocalypse. Inspired by the... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Latimer | Stars: Keon Alexander, Rachelle White Wind Arbez, Omar Joseph Hady, Sistah Lois

Votes: 5

32. Juno (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 481,643 | Gross: $143.50M

33. Sabah (2005)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Arsinée Khanjian, Setta Keshishian, Roula Said, Fadia Nadda

Votes: 1,338

34. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

91 Metascore

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.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus

Votes: 31,315 | Gross: $3.25M

35. Blood Pressure (2012)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama

A quietly frustrated woman finds her life changed by a secret admirer sending letters bearing lavish gifts and increasingly strange instructions.

Director: Sean Garrity | Stars: Michelle Giroux, Judah Katz, Jonas Chernick, Jake Epstein

Votes: 261

36. Exotica (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama

71 Metascore

A man plagued by neuroses frequents the club Exotica in an attempt to find solace, but even there his past is never far away.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Don McKellar, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 17,453 | Gross: $4.18M

37. Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007–2012)

22 min | Comedy

A satirical view at a Muslim community living in Mercy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Stars: Zaib Shaikh, Sitara Hewitt, Debra McGrath, Manoj Sood

Votes: 2,316

38. My Awkward Sexual Adventure (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

To win back his ex-girlfriend, a conservative accountant enlists the help of an exotic dancer to guide him on a quest for sexual experience, leading him into a world of strip clubs, sensual massage parlors, cross-dressing and S & M.

Director: Sean Garrity | Stars: Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Sarah Manninen, Vik Sahay

Votes: 8,898

39. No Men Beyond This Point (2015)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

In a world where women have become asexual and are no longer giving birth to males, a quiet, unassuming housekeeper named Andrew Myers finds himself at the center of a battle to keep men from going extinct.

Director: Mark Sawers | Stars: Patrick Gilmore, Bronwen Smith, Tara Pratt, Kristine Cofsky

Votes: 1,436

40. Adoration (2008)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Devon Bostick, Rachel Blanchard, Louca Tassone, Kenneth Welsh

Votes: 3,099 | Gross: $0.29M

41. Next of Kin (1984)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Drama

Twenty-three year old Peter Foster, who still lives at home, used to find it entertaining to hear his parents continually argue in not liking each other very much. He no longer finds the ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Patrick Tierney, Berj Fazlian, Sirvart Fazlian, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 782

42. Family Viewing (1987)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

Van's father, Stan, is fond of video, always taping scenes of daily family life. But he does not take care of Van's grandmother, Armen. Although he could afford having her at home, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: David Hemblen, Aidan Tierney, Gabrielle Rose, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 1,179

43. War Witch (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War

84 Metascore

Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

Director: Kim Nguyen | Stars: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Ralph Prosper

Votes: 6,909 | Gross: $0.07M

44. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze

Votes: 27,862 | Gross: $3.43M

45. Remember (I) (2015)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

52 Metascore

With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person he believes to be responsible for the death of his family in the death camp to kill him himself.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Kim Roberts, Amanda Smith, Martin Landau

Votes: 21,666 | Gross: $0.64M