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1. American Boyfriends (1989)

90 min | Comedy

Four Canadian girls skip off university to get to the wedding of one of their number's relatives across the border in Portland. After the event one stays on with a guy she's met, one ... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Wilson | Stars: Margaret Langrick, John Wildman, Jason Blicker, Liisa Repo-Martell

Votes: 118

2. Are We There Yet? (2005)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

27 Metascore

To impress a foxy divorcee, ladies' man Nick offers to take her kids on an extended road trip, unaware of the torture he's in for.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen, Philip Bolden

Votes: 27,269 | Gross: $82.67M

3. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

19 Metascore

Tasked with destroying each other, an FBI agent and a rogue DIA agent soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.

Director: Wych Kaosayananda | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Talisa Soto, Gregg Henry

Votes: 18,396 | Gross: $14.29M

4. Better Than Chocolate (1999)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Meanwhile, Maggie's well-meaning but naive mother Lila gets divorced ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Wendy Crewson, Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Ann-Marie MacDonald

Votes: 7,463 | Gross: $2.01M

5. Bloodied But Unbowed: Uncut (2011)

75 min | Documentary, History, Music

Cost of rebellion set against the first wave of Canadian punk rock - a bunch of rebels from a backwater town who gained notoriety in the late 70s and have never lived it down. Music. Punk. Rebellion. Sex. Drugs. Death.

Director: Susanne Tabata | Stars: Billy Hopeless, Joe Keithley, Duff McKagan, Henry Rollins

Votes: 23

6. By Design (1981)

R | 92 min | Drama

What he lacks the happiness of two women, beautiful, intelligent and love? Fashion, their shop is very well known in the fashion world. Helen and Angie should be perfectly happy. Ironically... See full summary »

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Patty Duke, Sara Botsford, Saul Rubinek, Sonia Zimmer

Votes: 70

7. Crossing (2008)

107 min | Drama

About a young boy in North Korea who wants to find his father who is forced to become a refugee in South Korea.

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: In-Pyo Cha, Myeong-cheol Shin, Young-hwa Seo, In-gi Jeong

Votes: 1,018

8. Crying Freeman (1995)

102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A woman sees an assassin outside San Francisco killing yakuza men and later in Vancouver. She's been told that he leaves no witness. Will she be his next victim or...?

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Julie Condra, Kevan Ohtsji, Mark Dacascos, Debbie Podowski

Votes: 11,022

9. Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

Set in beautiful Vancouver, four friends set out on an everyday errand and end up in a fight for their lives when they discover the body of a dead hooker left in their trunk. Lead by a sexy... See full summary »

Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska | Stars: Rikki Gagne, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, C.J. Wallis

Votes: 1,113

10. The Diary of Evelyn Lau (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

A teenage girl runs away from home and her very strict mother, becomes a prostitute and drug-addict, which she writes a book about.

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: Sandra Oh, Harrison Liu, Yan Cui, Cai Red

Votes: 83

11. Double Happiness (1994)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Romance

Twenty-two year old Chinese-Canadian Jade Li comes from a traditional Chinese family, who try to put on the perfect public persona at all cost so as to "save face". One primary part of this... See full summary »

Director: Mina Shum | Stars: Sandra Oh, Stephen Chang, Alannah Ong, Donald Fong

Votes: 1,014 | Gross: $0.76M

12. Dragon Boys (2007– )

178 min | Crime, Drama

Various people, including an organized crime detective, a high school student, and a forced prostitute, are drawn into a feud between asian triads in Vancouver, Canada.

Stars: Darryl Quon, Christina Ma, Lawrence Chou, Jean Yoon

Votes: 165

13. Drawing Flies (1996)

76 min | Comedy

A young man, with the help of his unsuspecting roommates, hikes through the Canadian wilderness in search of Sasquatch.

Directors: Matthew Gissing, Malcolm Ingram | Stars: Jason Lee, Renée Humphrey, Jason Mewes, Carmen Llywelyn

Votes: 1,313

14. Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)

92 min | Drama

Chinese-Canadian Eve Eng was born in 1966, in the year of the fire horse. In Chinese culture, fire horse children are notorious for being troublesome. In 1975, nine year old Eve is looking ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Kwan | Stars: Phoebe Kut, Hollie Lo, Vivian Wu, Chit-Man Chan

Votes: 530

15. Everything Will Be (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

As dawn breaks and most of the city still sleeps, the long-time merchants of Vancouver's Chinatown are hard at work. They haul out their produce stands and set up their makeshift vendor ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Kwan | Stars: Wai Chee Lo, Ms. Kwan, Daniel Lee, Leun Cheung Lai

Votes: 24

16. Everything's Gone Green (2006)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime

57 Metascore

Ryan, a good-natured slacker, is tempted into a money laundering scheme while working for a lottery magazine. A capitalistic comedy that asks the question - when is "enough" enough?

Director: Paul Fox | Stars: Paulo Costanzo, Steph Song, JR Bourne, Aidan Devine

Votes: 1,948

17. Famine (2011)

77 min | Comedy, Horror

Two years after a high-school prank that nearly killed popular teacher Mr. Balszack during the school's annual famine, the graduating class of Sloppy Secondary try to forget the incident ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Nicholson | Stars: Beth Cantor, Christopher Patrick Donoghue, Nathan Durec, Dustin Elkins

Votes: 427

18. Fetching Cody (2005)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Art, a drug-addicted dealer and hustler, arrives at his girlfriend Cody's apartment to find that she has overdosed on heroin. He tries to fix things by traveling back in time in an attempt to prevent her death.

Director: David Ray | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Sarah Lind, Jim Byrnes, Lucas Blaney

Votes: 1,330

19. Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Don Frye, Maki Mizuno

Votes: 6,890

20. Going the Distance (2010)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

A romantic comedy centered on a guy and a gal who try to keep their love alive as they shuttle back and forth between New York and San Francisco to see one another.

Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Ron Livingston, Charlie Day

Votes: 54,800 | Gross: $17.80M

21. Grave Encounters 2 (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

A film student who is obsessed with the movie Grave Encounters sets out with his friends to visit the psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film.

Director: John Poliquin | Stars: Richard Harmon, Shawn C. Phillips, Jennica Fulton, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

Votes: 21,233

22. The Grey Fox (1982)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

When an aging, but gentlemanly stagecoach robber is released from prison, he decides to go to Canada to become a train robber.

Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue, Wayne Robson

Votes: 1,492

23. Gutterballs (2008)

96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sport

A bowling night will turn into a bloody death match for a team of teenagers, as a deranged serial killer is taking them down one by one.

Director: Ryan Nicholson | Stars: Alastair Gamble, Mihola Terzic, Nathan Witte, Wade Gibb

Votes: 2,946

24. Hanger (2009 Video)

90 min | Comedy, Horror

A pregnant prostitute is forced to have a brutal abortion in a dark back alley, an act of sheer violence that will eventually lead to a bloody revenge.

Director: Ryan Nicholson | Stars: Debbie Rochon, Dan Ellis, Nathan Dashwood, Ronald Patrick Thompson

Votes: 934

25. Hard Core Logo (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A group of washed-up Canadian punk rockers get back together for a road trip in memory of a dear friend who was supposedly shot, or so rumors imply. As they travel, they ignore the underlying psychological darkness within each other.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

Votes: 2,459 | Gross: $0.02M

26. Hardwood (2005)

29 min | Documentary, Short

A film about the director's relationship with his father who was a team member of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Director: Hubert Davis | Stars: Mel Davis, Aaron Dudley

Votes: 102

27. The Killing Machine (I) (2010)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A Soviet-trained assassin is determined to escape his double life as a hitman and as a husband-father.

Director: Dolph Lundgren | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Stefanie von Pfetten, Samantha Ferris, David Lewis

Votes: 3,901

28. Intersection (1994)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

While driving on a remote highway, a man is torn between choosing to reunite with his estranged wife or taking up with his lovers

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Lolita Davidovich, Martin Landau

Votes: 7,061 | Gross: $20.93M

29. The Keeper (1976)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The Keeper of Underwood Asylum has the mental patients of the wealthiest families in British Columbia. The rest of the family members have been dying under mysterious circumstances, so ... See full summary »

Director: T.Y. Drake | Stars: Christopher Lee, Tell Schreiber, Sally Drake, Ross Vezarian

Votes: 133

30. Kissed (1996)

R | 78 min | Drama, Romance

Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.

Director: Lynne Stopkewich | Stars: Molly Parker, Peter Outerbridge, Jay Brazeau, Natasha Morley

Votes: 3,394 | Gross: $0.47M

31. Kitchen Party (1997)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

A group of teenagers come together to indulge in that great Canadian pastime, the house-party, and find themselves literally confined to the kitchen trapped by an extraordinary well ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Burns | Stars: Scott Speedman, Tygh Runyan, John Payne, Jessica Leis

Votes: 339

32. Last Wedding (2001)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Three couples in Vancouver navigate their relationships: first jobs, first crises, professional jealousy, an affair, and lack of communication. Noah and Zipporah marry after a brief ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Sweeney | Stars: Benjamin Ratner, Frida Betrani, Tom Scholte, Nancy Sivak

Votes: 318

33. The Life (2004 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

Two Canadian cops start videotaping the drug scene in Vancouver.

Director: Lynne Stopkewich | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Brian Markinson, Alisen Down, Nancy Sivak

Votes: 118

34. Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (2002)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Twelve-year-old Mindy Ho inexpertly tries Taoist magic to fix her single mother's financial situation and seemingly hopeless romantic prospects.

Director: Mina Shum | Stars: Sandra Oh, Valerie Tian, Ric Young, Tseng Chang

Votes: 512

35. My Father's Angel (1999)

86 min

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

36. Pear Cider and Cigarettes (2016)

R | 35 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The brutally honest story of Robert's turbulent relationship with a self-destructive, yet charismatic friend from childhood, who cries out for help from a military hospital in China and sets Rob on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver.

Director: Robert Valley

Votes: 1,057

37. Hong Kong Corruptor (1990)

108 min | Action, Drama

A well-known gangster is released from prison, and decides look for his daughter with the help of a troubled young woman.

Director: Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung | Stars: Alan Tang, Elizabeth Lee, Simon Yam, Andy Lau

Votes: 115

38. Russian Roulette (1975)

PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An RCMP officer is ordered to discreetly take a Russian immigrant into custody in advance of a state visit by the Soviet premier. When his prisoner is kidnapped, the officer is drawn into a complicated assasination scheme.

Director: Lou Lombardo | Stars: George Segal, Cristina Raines, Bo Brundin, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 230

39. Shoot to Kill (1988)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An F.B.I. Agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley, Clancy Brown

Votes: 10,848 | Gross: $29.30M

40. That Cold Day in the Park (1969)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

A rich but lonely woman, Frances Austen, one day invites a homeless young man from a nearby park to her apartment and offers to let him live there. However, she has no intention of ever letting him leave again.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Sandy Dennis, Michael Burns, Susanne Benton, David Garfield

Votes: 1,229

41. They Wait (2007)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young mother and her six-year-old son come face to face with the mysteries of two murders and a great crime against the Chinese community into which they have recently arrived from Shanghai.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Jaime King, Terry Chen, Pei-Pei Cheng, Henry O

Votes: 3,046

42. Through a Blue Lens (2003)

52 min | Documentary

Documentary film produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Shot on Vancouver's Downtown East Side, the film follows interactions between police officers and drug addicts and documents ... See full summary »

Director: Veronica Alice Mannix | Stars: Al Arsenault, Toby Hinton, Dave Kolb, Walt McKay

Votes: 193

43. Torched (2004 Video)

Unrated | 47 min | Horror

Deanna, a young, pretty and upwardly mobile nurse is about to face the most difficult challenge of her life...Deciding whether five men should live or die. In a moment which would change ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Nicholson | Stars: Michelle Boback, Tamara Pender, Daniel Lomas, Ryan Haneman

Votes: 330

44. Unnatural & Accidental (2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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 »

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

Votes: 225

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