With National Film Board of Canada (NFB) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 299,647 | Gross: $22.46M

2. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 12,880

3. Affliction (1997)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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79 Metascore

A deeply troubled small-town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while other events jeopardize his sanity.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney

Votes: 16,474 | Gross: $6.30M

4. Take This Waltz (2011)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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68 Metascore

A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Aaron Abrams

Votes: 27,958 | Gross: $1.24M

5. Better Than Chocolate (1999)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Maggie, 19, works at a lesbian/LGBT bookstore. Her mom's getting divorced and has invited herself to stay with Maggie. Maggie hasn't told her, she's lesbian. Her new girlfriend moves in as well.

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

Votes: 8,234 | Gross: $2.01M

6. Rated R for Nudity (2011)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short

4.7
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A unique triptych comprised of three autonomous, yet inextricable acts unfold in front of our very eyes, through an experimental session of attempted mass hypnosis.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Star: Macha Grenon

Votes: 542

7. Head in the Clouds (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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40 Metascore

From the roaring 1920s to the ruinous Spanish Civil War and Adolf Hitler's rise into power, the lives of an Irish schoolteacher, a provocative heiress and her Spanish muse are intricately interlaced, sharing the same destiny and passion.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Penélope Cruz, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 15,044 | Gross: $0.40M

8. 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: 12,899 | Gross: $1.60M

9. Kissed (1996)

R | 78 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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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: 3,732 | Gross: $0.47M

10. Rock & Rule (1983)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Fantasy, Music

6.5
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A malevolent rock star kidnaps a singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon, and her band must help her stop him.

Director: Clive Smith | Stars: Don Francks, Greg Salata, Susan Roman, Samantha Langevin

Votes: 3,502 | Gross: $0.03M

11. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 21,002 | Gross: $1.88M

12. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

7.6
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The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn

Votes: 1,687 | Gross: $0.20M

13. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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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: 28,842 | Gross: $3.43M

14. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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60 Metascore

Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Dominique Michel, Dorothée Berryman, Louise Portal, Pierre Curzi

Votes: 8,120 | Gross: $1.90M

15. We Were Children (2012)

88 min | Drama

7.6
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For over 130 years till 1996, more than 100,000 of Canada's First Nations children were legally required to attend government-funded schools run by various Christian faiths. There were 80 ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Rene Batson, Glen Anaquod, Kohl Bohemier, Tyrone Brooks

Votes: 516

16. Virus: The End (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.2
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After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 2,511

17. The Snow Walker (2003)

PG | 103 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 10,403

18. The Oscars (2020 TV Special)

TV-14 | 170 min | Music

6.5
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The 92nd Academy Awards for film achievements in 2019 are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Keanu Reeves, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 1,064

19. Leolo (1992)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The story of Léolo, a young french Canadian boy who try to escape himself from his desturbed family with his own imagination.

Director: Jean-Claude Lauzon | Stars: Maxime Collin, Ginette Reno, Gilbert Sicotte, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 6,898 | Gross: $0.61M

20. Un cri au bonheur (2007)

91 min | Documentary

4.9
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Poetry and cinema merge as 11 filmmakers bring to life 21 poems by Quebec poets.

Directors: Geneviève Allard, Paule Baillargeon, Manon Barbeau, Philippe Baylaucq, Michel Brault, Marie-Julie Dallaire, André Forcier, Chloé Leriche, Kim Nguyen, Marcel Simard, Denis Villeneuve | Stars: José Acquelin, Alexandrine Agostini, Manon Barbeau, Francis Beaulieu

Votes: 104

21. 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: 6,502 | Gross: $3.79M

22. REW FFWD (1994)

Not Rated | 31 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A young photographer is on assignment in Jamaica. It's a cultural shock. First anguished, he later becomes quite fascinated by the people he meets, their neighborhood and their music.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Alma Mockyen, Michael Smith, Massive Dread, Bronco Billy

Votes: 288

23. Double Happiness (1994)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Story of a young Chinese-Canadian woman caught between traditional and modern societies.

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

Votes: 1,143 | Gross: $0.76M

24. The Railrodder (1965)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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After literally walking to Canada from England, Buster takes a cross-country trip across Canada on a railway motorcar (speeder).

Directors: Gerald Potterton, Buster Keaton, John Spotton | Star: Buster Keaton

Votes: 1,459

25. George's Island (1989)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.4
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This is a tale about two children who are put in a foster home, and then on Halloween they breakout and are rescued by their eccentric grandfather who is in a Halloween costume of an ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Donovan | Stars: Ian Bannen, Sheila McCarthy, Maury Chaykin, Nathaniel Moreau

Votes: 164

26. Jesus of Montreal (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Rémy Girard

Votes: 7,023 | Gross: $1.60M

27. Because We Are Girls (2019)

85 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary set in BC Canada about an immigrant Punjabi family who have a dark secret they can finally tell.

Director: Baljit Sangra | Stars: Gurdev Pooni, Jeeti Pooni, Jesse Pooni, Kira Pooni

Votes: 172

28. Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.8
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the legendary singer-songwriter, with performances by those musicians he has influenced.

Director: Lian Lunson | Stars: Leonard Cohen, Bono, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright

Votes: 2,191 | Gross: $1.04M

29. 120 Seconds to Get Elected (2006)

2 min | Short

6.2
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A politician has just a couple of minutes to convince people to vote for him, and tries to seduce his audience with promises he thinks they want to hear.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Star: Alexis Martin

Votes: 678

30. The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later (1992 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Drama

7.3
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Fifteen years after the events of The Boys of St. Vincent took place, the various boys involved are brought in to testify against the brothers, now finally standing trial, who assaulted ... See full summary »

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Sebastian Spence, Lise Roy, David Hewlett

Votes: 508

31. Running (1979)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Michael Douglas, Susan Anspach, Lawrence Dane, Eugene Levy

Votes: 758

32. The Physics of Sorrow (2019)

27 min | Animation, Short

7.6
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A saga of childhood reveries and adult regrets that is also the first-ever fully animated film using encaustic painting.

Director: Theodore Ushev | Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Manuel Tadros, Theodore Ushev

Votes: 230

33. One Step Away (1985)

28 min | Short, Crime

5.0
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Ron Petrie (Keanu Reeves) is a troubled teen whose life is hanging by a thread, as he's on the verge of suspension from school, subject to arrest for breaking and entering, and the cause of... See full summary »

Director: Robert Fortier | Stars: Diana Belshaw, Keanu Reeves, Kathleen Fee, Alain Goulem

Votes: 162

34. Reel Injun (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Western

7.6
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63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means, John Trudell

Votes: 1,427

35. Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.8
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From cinema-verite pioneers Albert Maysles and Joan Churchill, to maverick movie makers like Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, and Nick Broomfield, the world's best documentarians reflect upon ... See full summary »

Director: Pepita Ferrari | Stars: Jennifer Baichwal, Manfred Becker, Michel Brault, Nick Broomfield

Votes: 244

36. The Minion (1998)

R | 95 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

3.9
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A 1500 year old body of one of the Knights Templar is discovered below New York's subway. Soon, a demonic minion and a modern Templar Knight are drawn to its secrets. So begins a battle for nothing less than the fate of the entire world.

Director: Jean-Marc Piché | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Françoise Robertson, Roc Lafortune, David Nerman

Votes: 1,798

37. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,688

38. 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: 2,881 | Gross: $0.24M

39. This Is Not a Movie (2019)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

7.6
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73 Metascore

The groundbreaking and often game-changing reporting of legendary foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk is profiled in the latest from acclaimed documentarian Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze).

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Robert Fisk, Amira Hass, Nirmeen Hazineh, Sulieman Khatib

Votes: 229

40. Poen (1967)

5 min | Short

6.8
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A montage of drawings and photographs, with Leonard Cohen reading a prose poem from his novel Beautiful Losers.

Director: Josef Reeve | Star: Leonard Cohen

Votes: 30

41. Neighbours (1952)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower.

Director: Norman McLaren | Stars: Grant Munro, Jean Paul Ladouceur

Votes: 3,361

42. L'enfant d'eau (1995)

103 min | Drama

6.9
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A small plane crashes in the Caribbean, leaving only two survivors: a precocious teenage girl and a simple-minded grown-up. They end up on a desert island, with no inhabitants and no rescue... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ménard | Stars: David La Haye, Marie-France Monette, Gilbert Sicotte, Danielle Proulx

Votes: 179 | Gross: $0.29M

43. The Magnitude of All Things (2020)

86 min | Documentary

8.6
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Filmmaker Jennifer Abbott explores the emotional and psychological dimensions of the climate crisis and the relationship between grief and hope in times of personal and planetary change.

Director: Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Jessa Abbott Balint, Tahlea Abbott Balint, Sarah Baikie, David Bowman

Votes: 76

44. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Richard Monette

Votes: 1,454 | Gross: $1.41M

45. Margaret's Museum (1995)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.2
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Margaret MacNiel, a girl living in a Cape Breton coal mining town, finds her life changing when she meets Neil Currie, a cheerful bagpipe-playing dishwasher. Unfortunately, neither of them are able to escape the industry around them.

Director: Mort Ransen | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Nelligan, Clive Russell, Craig Olejnik

Votes: 1,337 | Gross: $0.52M

46. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.5
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85 Metascore

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band.

Directors: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, Rick Danko

Votes: 2,259 | Gross: $1.17M

47. Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Jacques Gagnon, Lyne Champagne, Jean Duceppe, Olivette Thibault

Votes: 2,805

48. For the Moment (1993)

PG-13 | 120 min | Romance, War, Drama

6.0
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The story of airmen training in rural Manitoba in the summer of 1942 to go overseas and become bomber pilots in World War II, as well as the romantic entanglements which overcome them while they contemplate life and love in a world at war.

Director: Aaron Kim Johnston | Stars: Russell Crowe, Christianne Hirt, Wanda Cannon, Scott Kraft

Votes: 943 | Gross: $0.12M

49. Strangers in Good Company (1990)

PG | 101 min | Drama

7.7
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A busload of women become stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian countryside. As they await rescue, they reflect on their lives through a mostly ad-libbed script.

Director: Cynthia Scott | Stars: Alice Diabo, Constance Garneau, Beth Webber, Catherine Roche

Votes: 1,036 | Gross: $1.00M

50. The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008 TV Special)

TV-14 | 197 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats | Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams, Casey Affleck

Votes: 1,626


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