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: 309,406 | Gross: $22.46M

2. Sesame Street (1969– )

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

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: 13,779

3. Take This Waltz (2011)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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: 28,565 | Gross: $1.24M

4. 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: 8,406 | Gross: $2.01M

5. 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: 10,704

6. 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: 17,226 | Gross: $6.30M

7. Head in the Clouds (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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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: 15,267 | Gross: $0.40M

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

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 1,757 | Gross: $0.20M

9. 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: 2,662

10. Rock & Rule (1983)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Fantasy, Music

6.4
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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, Paul Le Mat, Greg Salata, Susan Roman

Votes: 3,660 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.5
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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: 13,281 | Gross: $1.60M

12. 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: 21,292 | Gross: $1.88M

13. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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: 29,241 | Gross: $3.43M

14. 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: 3,825 | Gross: $0.47M

15. Rated R for Nudity (2011)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short

4.6
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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: 616

16. We Were Children (2012)

88 min | Drama

7.7
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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: Lyna Hart, Glen Anaquod, Alicia Hamelin, Jade Hamelin

Votes: 600

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

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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: 1,652 | Gross: $1.41M

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: Taika Waititi, Léa Seydoux, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman

Votes: 1,177

19. 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: 6,608 | Gross: $3.79M

20. Jesus of Montreal (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

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: 7,234 | Gross: $1.60M

21. Running (1979)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport

5.8
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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: 779

22. Buying Sex (2013)

75 min | Documentary

5.5
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Buying Sex looks at the contentious debate over pending reforms to Canadian prostitution laws, prompting us to rethink our attitudes toward the "oldest profession."

Directors: Teresa MacInnes, Kent Nason | Stars: Trisha Baptie, Janine Benedet, Valerie Scott, Alan Young

Votes: 192

23. L'enfant d'eau (1995)

103 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 184 | Gross: $0.29M

24. Le sexe des étoiles (1993)

104 min | Drama

6.2
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Camille don't like the man her mother is seeing. She still dreams about her father, who's living in New York. One day, she sees her mother arguing with a woman for some time. Camille ... See full summary »

Director: Paule Baillargeon | Stars: Marianne Coquelicot Mercier, Denis Mercier, Tobie Pelletier, Sylvie Drapeau

Votes: 231

25. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.4
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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: 2,317 | Gross: $1.17M

26. 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: 2,226 | Gross: $1.04M

27. Double Happiness (1994)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: 1,179 | Gross: $0.76M

28. 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: 520

29. 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: 1,876

30. Helicopter Canada (1966)

50 min | Documentary

6.9
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Made in celebration of the Canadian centennial, this Oscar-nominated documentary offers aerial exploration of the country's vast and varied landscape, featuring impressive widescreen ... See full summary »

Director: Eugene Boyko | Stars: Stanley Jackson, Paul McCartney, Lester B. Pearson

Votes: 122

31. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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: 8,301 | Gross: $1.90M

32. Leolo (1992)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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The story of a young Canadian boy who tries to escape mentally from his disturbed family thanks to his fantasy and imagination.

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

Votes: 7,024 | Gross: $0.61M

33. Out of Mind, Out of Sight (2014)

88 min | Documentary

7.2
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Profiles four residents of the Brockville Mental Health Centre, a forensic psychiatric hospital for people who have committed violent crimes.

Director: John Kastner

Votes: 289

34. Crazy Moon (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A rich young kleptomaniac and a deaf store worker form a relationship after an ordeal with a stolen mannequin.

Director: Allan Eastman | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Vanessa Vaughan, Peter Spence, Ken Pogue

Votes: 649

35. Family Viewing (1987)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 1,362

36. Strangers in Good Company (1990)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, 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: 1,074 | Gross: $1.00M

37. Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 2,941

38. The Railrodder (1965)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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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: 1,538

39. Dear Audrey (2021)

89 min | Documentary

9.4
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Acclaimed activist filmmaker Martin Duckworth has devoted his life to peace and justice. But now he's put down his camera to fight for the most important cause he's ever faced-caring for ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Martin Duckworth, Audrey Schirmer, Jacqueline Schirmer

Votes: 19

40. The Confessional (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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The year is 1952, in Québec City, Québec. Rachel (Suzanne Clément), sixteen, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young Priest under... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Millette, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 1,593 | Gross: $0.58M

41. Reel Injun (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Western

7.5
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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: 1,496

42. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Colm Feore, Derek Keurvorst, Katya Ladan, Devon Anderson

Votes: 3,760 | Gross: $1.57M

43. Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (1992)

85 min | Documentary

7.5
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Ten women, most of them in Vancouver or Toronto, talk about being lesbian in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s: discovering the pulp fiction of the day about women in love, their own first ... See full summary »

Directors: Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman | Stars: Keely Moll, Stephanie Ozard, Ann Bannon, Reva Hutkin

Votes: 274

44. 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: 1,353 | Gross: $0.52M

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

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.1
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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: 4,760

46. 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: 949 | Gross: $0.12M

47. Whole New Thing (2005)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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54 Metascore

After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention... See full summary »

Director: Amnon Buchbinder | Stars: Aaron Webber, Robert Joy, Rebecca Jenkins, Daniel MacIvor

Votes: 1,289 | Gross: $0.01M

48. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.1
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Documentary focusing on the career of pro wrestler Bret Hart & his controversial exit from the WWF.

Director: Paul Jay | Stars: Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, Blade Hart

Votes: 4,161

49. American Boyfriends (1989)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

5.3
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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: 168

50. 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: 280


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