Favorite French-Canadian Filmsby thenolanfan | created - 23 Jun 2021 | updated - 23 Jun 2021 | Public
According to Wikipedia: Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (French: Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste, la Saint-Jean, Fête nationale du Québec), also known in English as St John the Baptist Day, is a holiday celebrated on June 24 in the Canadian province of Quebec and by French Canadians across Canada and the United States.
To highlight this day, we have compiled a list of French-Canadians films. Which one is your favorite?
Rules: French needs to be the predominant language
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2. Mommy (I) (2014)
R | 139 min | Drama
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.
Votes: 56,745 | Gross: $3.49M
3. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
A young French Canadian, one of five boys in a conservative family in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging identity with his father's values.
4. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.
Votes: 29,309 | Gross: $3.43M
7. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 20,461 | Gross: $2.01M
8. Starbuck (2011)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father.
Votes: 16,536 | Gross: $0.34M
9. Polytechnique (2009)
Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, History
A dramatization of the 1989 Montréal Massacre, during which several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.
10. Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006)
R | 117 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.
11. Ravenous (2017)
TV-MA | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In a small, remote village in northern Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore - their bodies are breaking down and they have turned against their loved ones. A handful of survivors goes hiding in the woods, looking for others like them.
12. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.
Votes: 8,341 | Gross: $1.90M
13. The Decline (2020)
TV-MA | 83 min | Action, Thriller
A fatal accident at a remote survivalist training camp sends participants into a panic - and sets the stage for a chilling showdown.
15. Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)
Unrated | 108 min | Comedy
A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.
Votes: 5,303 | Gross: $0.49M
16. The Rocket (2005)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A story about Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones.
18. Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 (2017)
Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A francophone S.Q. officer and an anglophone O.P.P officer reunite to investigate a large car theft ring led by an Italian mobster.
19. Most Wanted (2020)
R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller
In 1989, a Canadian journalist investigates the circumstances surrounding the suspicious arrest of a heroin addict imprisoned in a Thai jail.
20. 5150 Elm's Way (2009)
110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
5150 ELM'S WAY is located at the end of a quiet street in a small town. When Yannick fell off his bike, he knocked at the door of the Beaulieu residence so he could clean the blood off his ... See full summary »
21. The Fall of the American Empire (2018)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and picks up two bags of cash and hides them. Only the help of a prostitute and a former biker released from jail might get him out of trouble.
Votes: 3,790 | Gross: $2.18M
22. Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business.
23. August 32nd on Earth (1998)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance
After surviving a car wreck virtually unscathed, a young model compels her best friend to impregnate her at the salt flats in Utah.
24. It's Not Me, I Swear! (2008)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting, and those annoying neighbors who get to spend the ... See full summary »
25. Les Boys (1997)
Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Ever wanted to know what guys say when they get together? This light- hearted comedy explores the male world through an amateur hockey team. Every male stereotype is analyzed, comically of ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,155 | Gross: $4.60M
26. You're Sleeping, Nicole (2014)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
While her parents are away, a young woman and her friend are hanging out for the summer, and are joined by her brother and his bandmates.
27. The Far Side of the Moon (2003)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
After the death of his mother, a man tries to discover a meaning to his life, to the universe and to rebuild a relationship with the only family he has left: his brother.
Votes: 1,947 | Gross: $0.01M
28. Father and Guns (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Father and son, both cops, who despise each other must unite and infiltrate a Father/Son therapy retreat in order to make an important biker gang leader fall and save a brother cop who's been kidnapped.
29. The Dog Who Stopped the War (1984)
G | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
During Christmas holidays, the children of a small village split themselves into two groups and begin preparing a week-long snowball war. The rivalry opens up tension among group members, especially leaders Luc and Sophie.
30. Nitro (2007)
R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Max leads a good life with Alice and their son Théo; that is until Alice is threatened with death while waiting for a heart transplant. Max promises Théo that he will save Alice, but to ... See full summary »
31. Québec-Montréal (2002)
104 min | Comedy, Romance
Québec-Montréal: 250 km of asphalt, nine thirty-something travelers, four cars, one destination. The journey becomes an opportunity to share points of view about life and discuss troubling ... See full summary »
32. 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.
34. Gabrielle (II) (2013)
R | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Gabrielle is a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift. Since she met her boyfriend Martin, at the recreation centre where they... See full summary »
35. Aurore (2005)
115 min | Drama
After the sudden death of her mother, Aurore Gagnon is abused by her disturbed step-mother as her town remains in the silence followed by her death. Based on a true story.